Most popular cannabis chains of 2021

Published May 30, 2021 12:00 p.m. ET
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The cannabis store down the road from you seems to always be busy each time you stop in. The dispensary is appealing, bright, and carries your favorite cannabis and accessories.  Of the many cannabis retailers in your area, your neighborhood dispensary has proven to fulfill all your cannabis needs.

Is your dispensary on the list of popular cannabis chains that are proving to be a driving force in the green world today? Let’s take a look at some of the best ones.

Acreage Holdings

Located in British Columbia, this public company processes and dispenses cannabis in nineteen states. The Botanist is Acreage Holdings' own chain of cannabis retailers. Located in Buffalo, N.Y. The Botanist is a medical dispensary launched in 2018, and it had the honor of being the first medical dispensary to open in Buffalo. Some of the products the dispensary offers:

  • Oral sprays
  • Vape cartridges
  • Oral solutions and powders
  • Capsules
  • Hemp-derived CBD tinctures

The standards for this cannabis chain are set high. The cannabis retailers under the umbrella of Acreage Holdings have a golden standard that they follow carefully to ensure that all customers benefit from  a green, holistic path to wellness and health.

Curaleaf Holdings

Based in Massachusetts U.S., the company began in 2010. One of the first single-dose vaporizers capable of administering a single medical cannabis dose was just the beginning for this green company. Today Curaleaf operates in 23 states and owns and operates over 100 dispensaries. The company incorporates science to enhance all customer's heightened experiences. Those dispensaries, as some of the most popular cannabis retailers, are set to reach higher heights as more states legalize the adult use of marijuana.


Cresco Labs

This multi-state cannabis retailer provides 24 dispensaries. This company is growing, and through a combination of organic and acquisitive growth, they have national brands like Remedi, Mindy’s and Reserve. Edibles which represent one of the largest market segments, are an addition to the Wonder Wellness line of low-dose gummy edibles.


Is coming together and working hard one of the secrets to success for this cannabis retailer? Aphria and Tilray have combined. The British Columbia-based cannabis producer is home to brands including Canaca and The Batch. The combining of two giants in the cannabis retailer realm of the business is behind the strength and popularity of the dispensaries of Tilray. The joining of these two green giants in the cannabis industry is a forward move indicating the companies commitment to take on the cannabis world, perhaps by one cannabis retailer at a time.

What exactly is deemed as popular? Is the popularity of the dispensary that you frequent based on product or locality? By answering the question yourself, you may see that popularity is not necessarily based on sales. Information gathered from the Prime Alternative Harvest Index, which has the position to track the prominent companies, states, the voting of Joe Biden into the White House is perhaps the positive sign that the nation and world has been waiting for. Could this be a part of the revenue increases and popularity of cannabis retailers? The answer is most likely yes.

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