The top cannabis strains in the US & Canada 2021

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September 27, 2021
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Harvest season is here! To celebrate, here's a look at the top performing strains in the US and Canada by units sold. In the US, consumers love Wedding Cake. This strain has been dominating the US Flower market this year so far, and it recently increased its sales, creating an even larger gap between the second best selling strain, GG4. Pink Kush is the top-ranked strain in Canada, out-selling its main competitor, Mazar X Blueberry OG, by 156K units in July 2021. One strain to keep your eye on is Kush Mints. In the US, this strain has averaged 21% month over month sales growth in 2021.

To keep an eye on strain data, be sure to check out our Metadata dashboards on Headset Insights.

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Total Sales

Total monthly sales for the previously completed month.

YoY Sales Growth.

Year over year growth of sales (For example, November 2022 compared to November 2021).

Avg Item Price

The average price of a cannabis item in the most recently completed month.

Avg Basket Size

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Median Store SKU Counts

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Median store Like-Store-Sales-Growth MoM - The month over month growth in sales for the median sample store (for example, January 2022 vs. December 2021). “Like stores” are filtered to exclude any newly opened stores or recently disconnected stores.

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