Certain business databases such as IBISWorld, Mergent Online and Business Source Premier allow you to search by North America Industry Classification System (NAICS). It may be useful to write these codes down as you find them when starting your research to help facilitate your search strategy.
NAICS is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies to classify business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy. It uses a hierarchical structure comprised of main two-digit sector codes and various subsector and industry codes.
Marijuana actually falls under three hierarchies:
NAICS is reviewed every five years for potential revisions (the last time was 2022) so that the classification system can keep pace with the changing industry. See the NAICS Update Process Sheet for more information.
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