State Profile: Washington

2016 Legal Cannabis Market

Over the past 18 months, Washington has undergone some of the most dramatic changes to any regulated cannabis program in the country. From lowering the tax rates to consolidating the medical and adult use markets into a single channel these changes are intended to streamline the market and eliminating structural inefficiencies. However, it will be at least another year before we understand the full impact of all the changes on product supply and consumer behavior. Learn more about our market projections and what’s shaping this market in the 2016 Washington Legal Cannabis Market State Profile. Below are some of the key factors that are influencing the market that you will find in our report:

  • Adult use sales continue to outperform expectations
  • Washington exemplifies the value of data
  • Concentrates now dominate the non-flower segment of the market
  • Washington to expand random testing for pesticide


NOTE: This report was published in December of 2016.  In some cases Arcview's projections have changed as well as some aspects of the market dynamics.