Akerna Flash Report: Can Oil Day Beat the Sales Record Set by the 4th of July Weekend?

7/10 Celebrating Oil Day and the Use of Cannabis Extracts

DENVER, July 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Business intelligence from Akerna (Nasdaq: KERN), a leading compliance technology provider and developer of the cannabis industry's first seed-to-sale enterprise resource planning (ERP) software technology (MJ Platform®), anticipates an 11% increase in vaporizer and concentrate sales as part of 7/10 Oil Day celebrations. Historically, oil sales have seen a 124% increase on 7/10 compared to the daily average for the rest of the year.

"Health-conscious consumers are seeking the benefits of cannabis without the impact of smoking on their lungs," said James Ahrendt, business intelligence architect, Akerna. "Some people may choose to vaporize their flower to bypass the negatives of smoking cannabis while still reaping the benefits. Overall, in the last six months, we have seen steady buying trends when it comes to vaporizers, cartridges, and pens as well as concentrates."

Over the 4th of July weekend, Friday, July 3 was the highest sales day for cannabis in 2020. From July 2 to July 4 consumers spent more than $206 million on cannabis. Sales over the holiday weekend broke down as follows:

  • 47% flower
  • 32% Cartridges/Pens
  • 10% Concentrates,
  • 8% Infused Edibles

"It was interesting to see 86% of sales were in store. At the height of COVID we tracked a steady trend in pickup and delivery as product fulfillment methods," said Ahrendt. "Over this weekend pickup and delivery as a fulfillment method accounted for 14% of sales. Think about Nevada, for example, in May pickup accounted for 67% of total sales, now, two months later, we're seeing industry lows when it comes to pickup and delivery."  

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About Akerna
Akerna is a global regulatory compliance technology company. Akerna's service offerings include MJ Platform®, Leaf Data Systems®, solo sciences tech platform and Ample Organics. Since its establishment in 2010, Akerna has tracked more than $18 billion in cannabis sales. Akerna is based in Denver. For more information, please visit www.akerna.com and follow us on Twitter @AkernaCorp.

About the Akerna Flash Report
Flash Report is a look at buying trends in the cannabis market as captured by Akerna's MJ Freeway subsidiary. MJ Freeway provides operators with MJ Platform, the industry-leading solution for regulatory compliance technology, from seed-to-sale-to-self. Some instances of the flash report may include business intelligence derived from Akerna's family of companies, including Ample Organics, Leaf Data Systems, solo sciences, and Trellis.

**Data is derived from MJ Platform, the leading provider of cannabis compliance software for the marijuana industry. Reporting Data is obtained from operators using Akerna's MJ Platform solutions. Increases are relative to the prior period. Additional business intelligence data sources may include proprietary tools used by Akerna's family of companies.

Forward-Looking Statements
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