California’s legal cannabis marketplace: By the numbers

LOS ANGELES — After one year of broad legal sales, California’s marijuana marketplace remains in transition, as companies adapt to new rules and illegal operators continue to flourish. A snapshot of the emerging legal economy:

— Estimated 2018 sales at licensed dispensaries and delivery services: $2.5 billion.

— Breakdown of sales at dispensaries, by category: buds, 39 per cent; concentrates, 33 per cent; edibles, 16 per cent; pre-rolled, 8 per cent; topicals, 2 per cent; accessories, 2 per cent.

— Number of cultivation licenses: 4,795

— Number of retail storefronts: 531

— Distributors: 996

— Testing labs: 52

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