Akerna Flash Report: Data Shows Top Five Cannabis Sales Days of 2021
The top five sales days, which included 420 and Black Friday, brought in a total of $493 million adult-use and medical cannabis sales. Akerna will release its annual Cannabis Industry Year-End Review report with additional data, research, and industry information later this month.
Jan 06, 2022, 12:52 ET
DENVER, Jan. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Business intelligence from Akerna (Nasdaq: KERN), a leading enterprise software company and the developer of the most comprehensive technology infrastructure, ecosystem, and compliance engine powering the global cannabis industry, has revealed the top five cannabis sales days of 2021 in the United States:
2021 US Top Cannabis Sales Days:
- 420 / April 20th: $111.8 million
- Black Friday / November 26th: $99 million
- Green Wednesday / November 24th: $98.2 million
- Thursday before Christmas / December 23rd: $94 million
- Friday before Labor Day / September 3rd: $90.1 million
420, the unofficial cannabis consumption holiday, was the largest cannabis sales day ever. Together, these top sales days brought in over $493 million in cannabis sales. Akerna will release its annual Cannabis Industry Year-End Review report with additional data, research, and industry information later this month. You can sign up to receive it here.
"When comparing the top sales day of 2021 to the top sales day of 2020, 2021 saw a 25% increase in sales," said James Ahrendt, Business Intelligence Architect at Akerna. "Last year's top sales day – December 31st, 2020 - wouldn't have even made it on the top five chart in 2021."
"We've diligently been tracking legal cannabis sales for over a decade and have seen constant growth each year, even amid the ongoing pandemic," said Jessica Billingsley, Akerna CEO. "Whether people are turning towards cannabis to celebrate holidays, for its countless medical benefits, or as an alternative to other substances, it's clear that Americans are increasingly purchasing cannabis each year."
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Akerna (Nasdaq: KERN) is an enterprise software company focused on compliantly serving the cannabis, hemp, and CBD industry. First launched in 2010, Akerna has tracked more than $30 billion in cannabis sales to date and is the first cannabis software company listed on Nasdaq. The company's cornerstone technology, MJ Platform, the world's leading infrastructure as a service platform, powers retailers, manufacturers, brands, distributors, and cultivators.
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About the Akerna Flash Report:
Flash Report is a look at buying trends in the cannabis market as captured by Akerna's MJ Freeway subsidiary.
MJ Freeway provides operators with MJ Platform, the industry-leading solution for regulatory compliance technology, from seed-to-sale-to-self. Some instances of the flash report may include business intelligence derived from Akerna's family of companies, including Ample Organics, Leaf Data Systems, solo sciences, Trellis, Viridian Sciences, and 365 Cannabis.
Data is derived from MJ Platform, the leading provider of cannabis compliance software for the marijuana industry. Sales projections are based on market adjustment calculations and represent the entire US market as an aggregate.
Reporting Data is obtained from operators using Akerna's MJ Platform solutions. Akerna has one of the largest seed-to-sale footprints in the cannabis industry, operating in 15 countries and 23 U.S. states, including Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Arizona, California, Utah, Michigan, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Maine, Vermont, New Mexico, Missouri, Texas, Ohio, Maryland, Washington D.C., Kansas, Arkansas, New York.
Increases are relative to the prior period. Additional business intelligence data sources may include proprietary tools used by Akerna's family of companies.
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