Blazing Ahead: The Top U.S. Markets Driving Pre-Roll Sales

Blazing Ahead: The Top U.S. Markets Driving Pre-Roll Sales

[SPONSORED CONTENT] When it comes to the cannabis industry, pre-rolls are emerging as one of the fastest growing categories in the US market

From seasoned users to newcomers, pre-rolls offer convenience and a ready-to-smoke experience for consumers  that's hard to beat. 

As the demand soars, some U.S. markets are outperforming others, driving sales and setting new trends. Custom Cones USA’s recent report  uncovered which markets are leading the charge in pre-roll sales revenue and shaping the future of cannabis retail. Let’s dive in.

Top 5 Markets in Total Sales Over the Last 12 Months

California: The Gold Standard

California continues to dominate the pre-roll market, with an impressive $749.3 million in sales over the past year. Despite a slight 4% decline in April 2024 compared to the previous year, California's population numbers and mature cannabis market keeps it in pole position as the leading pre-roll market in the U.S. In April 2024 alone, pre-roll sales hit $62.1 million, reinforcing the state's leading position selling pre-rolled cones, tubes, blunts, and other items

Michigan: A Rising Star

Michigan has rapidly ascended the ranks, securing its place as a significant player with $555.5 million in pre-roll sales over the last year. April 2024 saw a remarkable 44.5% increase in monthly sales, reaching $52.2 million. Notably, Michigan boasts the lowest average item price among the top five markets at $6.24, half the price of California's average pre-roll.

Massachusetts, Arizona & Illinois: Consistent Performers

Massachusetts comes in third, with $297.7 million in pre-roll sales over the past year. April sales grew from $23.1 million in 2023 to $25.5 million in 2024, reflecting a steady upward trend.

Arizona and Illinois round out the top five, with $204.4 million and $201.4 million in sales, respectively. Illinois saw a 21% increase in April sales year-over-year, while Arizona maintained steady growth despite a slight 2% decline in April 2024.

New Markets on the Rise

Several emerging markets have shown substantial growth over the past year, driven by recent legalization efforts and expanding consumer bases.

Maryland: A Phenomenal Increase

Since fully legalizing cannabis in May 2023, Maryland has seen a 231% increase in April pre-roll sales year-over-year, jumping from $2.9 million to $9.5 million. This rapid growth highlights the impact of legalization and positions Maryland as a promising new market for sellers of pre rolled blunt tubes and cones

Missouri: Substantial Growth

Missouri's pre-roll sales revenue increased by 36% in April 2024 compared to the previous year, despite a slow rollout of legal adult-use cannabis. April sales rose from $9.3 million to $12.7 million, indicating strong market potential.

Florida: Potential for Expansion

Although not fully legal for recreational use, Florida experienced a 24% increase in April pre-roll sales, growing from $8.6 million to $10.6 million. With the possibility of recreational legalization, Florida could become a key market to watch.

The Rapid Evolution of Pre-Roll Markets

The U.S. pre-roll market is evolving quickly, with established markets like California maintaining their lead and emerging markets like Maryland showing impressive growth. The competitive landscape varies significantly from state to state, so it’s important to keep a close eye on pre-roll trends for opportunities as cannabis markets continue to mature.

Region: United States

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