Impact Flowchart

Economic Impact of Marijuana Legalization

  • Quantify economic activity and employment for cannabis and ancillary businesses
  • For: Government, Industry Associations, Regulators
  • Released 10/26, 2016
Market Area

Legal Marijuana Fiscal Impact

  • Estimate ongoing and one-time government tax and fee revenue
  • For: Local Governments, Trade Groups
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Size and Demand

Legal Marijuana Market Size and Demand

  • Quantify market size at a national, state, local, or custom level
  • For: Businesses, Investors, Governments
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Demand Models

Marijuana Equivalency

  • Equivalency and potency calculations for marijuana flower concentrates and edibles
  • For: Governments, Researchers
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Nov 30, 2016

Colorado 3 Years In

BBC Managing Director Adam Orens speaks on the maturing Colorado marijuana market at the State of Colorado 2016 Annual Demography Summit. Watch Adam speak on sales trends, user demographics and the economic impacts of this new and fast growing industry.

Oct 26, 2016

Ottawa, Canada

Canadian Government selects MPG for regulatory assistance. On Wednesday, the Canadian Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat chose a consortium, led by the Marijuana Policy Group, to estimate market size and perform advisory services for thier legalization rollout.

Oct 26-28, 2016

Denver, Colorado

MPG Partner Adam Orens to Present at the Denver Marijuana Management Symposium

October, 2016

California

Los Angeles County retains MPG for market size, tax revenue, and budget impact estimation and recommendations.

August 31, 2016

Kingston, Jamaica

MPG partner Adam Orens meets with the Cannabis Licensing Authority in Kingston, Jamaica and addresses the CanEx Jamaica conference in Montego Bay.

July, 2016

Florida

Florida city mayors solicit MPG for medical license allocation recommendations (See P.A6, Sarasota Herald Tribune, Oct. 18, 2016).

May 26-27, 2016

Toronto, Canada

MPG Partner Adam Orens and Associate Clinton Saloga give presentations at the First Annual Canadian Cannabis Business Conference

May 6, 2016

Mexico City, Mexico

Adam Orens presents at the inaugural Cannabis Hub marijuana policy and cultural summit for Mexico.

April 17-18, 2016

New York, NY

Adam Orens and Miles Light serve as expert panelists during the inaugural Cannabis Science and Policy Summit hosted by NYU.

March 8, 2016

Saltillo, Mexico

MPG Partner Miles Light is invited to join expert panel for: "National Debate on Marijuana Use and Regulation in Mexico."

March 23, 2016

San Francisco, CA

MPG Partner Adam Orens is invited to speak at the Annual Cannabis Industry Meetings. Presentation: "The economic impacts of Marijuana Legalization"

Feb 24, 2016

Denver, CO

MPG is wins private contract to estimate detailed marijuana demand and pricing trends across 26 US States.

Feb 18, 2016

Denver, CO

MPG experts begin joint-project with University of Colorado to develop in-depth market itelligence on marijuana market pricing, competition, and economic outcomes.

Jan 19, 2016

Baton Rouge, LA

MPG is retained to provide regulatory assessment of Louisiana's Medical Marijuana Program.

Dec 21, 2015

San Juan, Puerto Rico

MPG is retained to assess level patient prevalence and capture rates for medical marijuna in Puerto Rico.

November 19, 2015

Denver, CO

MPG partners with Vicente Sederberg to create an economic model for the Vermont Cannabis Collaborative, to predict consumer demand, the types of jobs created, and the number of licenses needed to meet demand. See the full report here.

August 20, 2015

The Brookings Institution releases an article exploring the question of pot potency based on MPG's equivalency study for the Colorado Department of Revenue.High-tech marijuana: The science & profit of cannabis composition

August 10, 2015

The MPG produces a landmark study on marijuana equivalencies between edibles, concentrates, and flower. Read the full report here.

June 30, 2015

MPG partner Adam Orens to conduct panel presentation at the 2015 Cannabis Business Summit and Expo in Denver, Colorado.

June 8-9, 2015

MPG partner Miles Light participates in ACLU Summit on Marijuana Legalization, Seattle, Washington. Click here for the story in the Washington Post.

March 16, 2015

MPG partner Miles Light to participate in new research agenda on marijuana legalization. Uruguay, Washington, and Colorado markets to be assessed.

February 20, 2015

MPG partner Adam Orens speaks to KLCC - Southern California public radio - about Colorado marijuana revenues and future trends.

January 14, 2015

The Wall Street Journal cites the Marijuana Policy Group regarding impact of marijuana business on the Colorado economy.

January 11, 2015

Marijuana Policy Group highlighted on 60 Minutes for their work on estimating the market for Marijuana in Colorado and Alaska.

"The Marijuana Effect"

January 08, 2015

Marijuana Policy Group provides data and content for CNBC News Special study on marijuana markets in Colorado.

"Marijuana Country: Cannabis Boom"

July 9, 2014

Colorado MED Releases Assessment of State Market Demand