According to CB Insights, the US accounted for 84% of global deal share to cannabis companies between 2012-2016, with Canada coming in second at 13%. The data below does not account for the deals happening in the hemp industry and those covered in The CBD Report. We will be updating these charts soon with data covering the entire “cannabis industry” (marijuana AND hemp). For now enjoy these great charts from CB Insights.
Together, the US and Canada make up more than 95% of equity deals to private marijuana companies.
Within the US, Colorado had nearly a third of equity deals to private cannabis companies between 2012-2016, with California not far behind at 28%. Colorado’s high percentage is led by Canopy Boulder, an accelerator participating in many early stage U.S. cannabis financings.