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Analyzing Young Fathers’ Unique Relationships with Cannabis

By Molly McCann, Senior Manager, Industry Analytics, and J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor Just like last month, Father’s Day provides an opportunity to examine the demographic information gathered and analyzed by New Frontier Data in the Cannabis Consumer Report and its industry-leading research into consumer archetypes, preferences, and trends.   In this case, a sampling […]
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Q&A: What Capital Sources Look for When Providing Financing to Cannabis Companies

  By Andrew Lines, MAI, CohnReznick For cannabis companies seeking financing, it can be difficult to understand the factors which lenders consider when evaluating a business’s eligibility. In this interview, Andrew Lines, MAI, and a valuation partner at CohnReznick, and Tony Cappell, managing director and head of underwriting at Green Ivy Capital, provide insight to […]
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Understanding Fathers Who Consume Cannabis

Among self-reporting male cannabis consumers, there are some distinct trends among those who are fathers, particularly to young children. Fathers of kids under 18 consume more frequently than either those with adult children or men without kids (with weekly use being 75%, 46%, and 62%, respectively). Fathers of kids under 18 consume cannabis in more […]
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Ask Our Experts 6/16/2019: Sage Advertising Advice Shared at Women Grow Leadership Summit

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, New Frontier Data   Q: I’m a small business owner just trying to establish my product. What are some basic do’s and don’ts for trying to advertise and get my name out there?      A: Among the participating panelists at the two-day event Women Grow Leadership Summit in […]
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With Legalization, Illinois Leaps Headlong into the Industrial Hemp Market

By William Sumner, Hemp Business Journal Contributor Illinois is going all-in on cannabis. In becoming the first state to legislatively enact (rather than pass via ballot measure) both to legalize adult-use cannabis and create a state sales marketplace, Illinois has seen a surge in interest for industrial hemp. Prompted by the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which […]
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Missouri’s Medical Cannabis Program Proceeding Apace

By Peter K. Andreone, Hoban Law Group Missouri’s medical cannabis program prepared to take a giant leap forward this past week: On Tuesday, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) published its finalized rules and regulations to govern the state’s medical marijuana program, as well as official application forms to obtain licensure. Updated […]
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Employment and Revenue Opportunities in Zimbabwe

While Africa has the highest usage rates (11.4%) among any global region, it ranks well behind North America and Europe in terms of deploying legal cannabis programs. With the African population projected by 2050 to double to more than 2.5 billion people, their countries are seeking opportunities to increase employment and drive economic growth. Recent […]
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Utilizing Legal Cannabis for Sustainable Stimulus Begins Taking Root in Africa

By Beau R. Whitney, Vice President and Senior Economist, New Frontier Data Africa has seen an accelerating wave of cannabis reform over the past 24 months, much of the movement so far anchored to the south, in Lesotho’s and South Africa’s respectively legalized markets. Meanwhile, many other countries in the continent have taken a more […]
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FDA Public Hearing About CBDs Prescribes Caution, Bearishness, and Deliberation

By William Sumner, Contributing Writer for the Hemp Business Journal Last Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held its first public hearing about the safety and regulation of cannabis and cannabis-derived products. At the heart of the hearing were issues of how the FDA should regulate CBD, which has been growing in popularity as […]
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In Cannabis’ Credit Desert, Debt Financing May Be the Oasis Companies Need

  By Andrew Lines, Valuation Partner, CohnReznick Most cannabis companies encounter a similar hurdle: lack of access to capital. Traditional banks simply won’t lend to them, and firms that do offer financing typically compensate for increased risk by setting higher interest rates. Other challenges, including a confusing regulatory environment and higher effective tax rates due […]
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