July 29, 2022

U.S. Cannabis Spot Index — July 29, 2022

U.S. Cannabis Spot Index — Published July 29, 2022

The U.S. Cannabis Spot Index decreased 2.1% to $1,047 per pound.


The simple average (non-volume weighted) price decreased $40 to $1,306 per pound, with 68% of transactions (one standard deviation) in the $570 to $2,041 per pound range. The average reported deal size increased to 2.5 pounds. In grams, the Spot price was $2.31 and the simple average price was $2.88.


The relative transaction frequency of indoor product fell 1%, while that of deals for greenhouse product was unchanged. Outdoor transaction frequency rose 1%. 



The relative volume of indoor product fell 2%, while that of greenhouse flower rose 1%. Outdoor flower’s relative volume rose 1%. 


The New York State Cannabis Control Board (CCB) approved final regulations for the issuance of Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary licenses. Potential licensees must have been “impacted by the enforcement of the prohibition of cannabis” and must also demonstrate “strong business backgrounds.” The CCB says licensed retail dispensaries will make the first legal sales of adult use cannabis in the state, selling products grown in New York “before the end of the year.” The approved regulations governing the Conditional Adult-Use Licenses will be effective August 3, 2022.  


The (CCB) approved an additional 20 Adult-Use Conditional Cultivators licenses, bringing the total number of such licenses to 223 entities licensed to grow cannabis in the state. CCB says they have received “over 250” applications for Adult-Use Conditional Cultivators licenses.


August 2022 Implied Forward unchanged to close at $1,070 per pound.


The average reported forward deal size was 85 pounds. The proportions of forward deals for outdoor, greenhouse, and indoor-grown flower were 47%, 36%, and 18% of forward arrangements, respectively.


The average forward deal sizes for monthly delivery for outdoor, greenhouse, and indoor-grown flower were 89 pounds, 90 pounds, and 66 pounds, respectively.



At $1,070 per pound, the August 2022 Implied Forward represents a premium of 2.2% relative to the current U.S. Spot Price of $1,047 per pound. The premium or discount for each Forward price, relative to the U.S. Spot Index, is illustrated in the table below.

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