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General

Is New Frontier Data pro-Cannabis?
We take no stance on the legalization of cannabis across the nation. Our goal is to provide unbiased, authoritative, and actionable data that will allow our users: investors, policy makers, researchers and academics to make informed decisions in this growing industry.
How do you compare to other firms claiming to have Cannabis Market Research?
We do not compare ourselves to anyone else in the industry today. New Frontier Data is looking to service those who want to better understand the industry by providing them with vetted, comprehensive, and ultimately more reliable data to improve their research and analysis. While our own reports focus on proprietary analytical methodology, we welcome others to use our data and run their own analysis, thus supporting the industry’s continued growth in a transparent and sustainable manner.
How can I access New Frontier Data’s services?
You can use New Frontier Data’s services in many ways. If you are interested in our industry reports, they are available for purchase on our website. If you would like more information on our custom research engagements, our most tailored offering, you can contact jford@newfrontierdata.com. We offer free memberships to Equio, our real-time data solution. To sign up for Equio, please visit frontierfinancials.com/equio. For general questions, please contact info@newfrontierdata.com.
Why the horse in the logo?
What is Big Data?
Big data is a wide collection of data from multiple sources, both internal and external, that can be used for ongoing discovery and analysis. In depth analyses of big data is instrumental in risk reduction, cost reduction and greater operational efficiency for any industry. Big data and its proper analysis is crucial for operators, investors, legislators and researchers alike.
Why are New Frontier Data's services needed?
Until recently, the multibillion dollar cannabis industry has been guided by little to no business intelligence, rooted in a lack of vetted and comprehensive data. New Frontier’s proprietary approach to data, meta-tagging, and analysis make it possible for investors, policy makers, researchers and operators to make informed decisions in the cannabis industry, while minimizing risk  – all based on authoritative and trusted intelligence.

Products & Services

What happens after I purchase a report?

The digital copies of New Frontier Data and Arcview co-published reports are hosted on a third-party tool called Vitrium. Report buyers will receive the credentials and links to view the reports online. This is a manual process and may take up to one business day.

The non-copublised reports will be fulfilled as a download link in an automatic email right after the order is processed. Depending on email settings, it may end up in your junk or clutter box.

Can I print the reports I purchase?

All reports (except the State of Legal Marijuana Market, 4th Edition and the Mid-year Update of the State of Legal Marijuana Market, 4th Edition) come with printing capability.

When will your products and services be fully available?
Our market research reports are fully available for purchase, and new reports come out often. To find out about our newest report releases and get pre-sale discounts, sign up for our newsletter on our homepage. Equio, our real-time data solution, is in currently in beta but will be commercially released in early 2017.
What can be found in New Frontier Data’s reports and how can it be utilized?

New Frontier Data’s reports cover a wide range of subjects, including national overviews, state-focused reports, and subject matter reports such as Energy Use and Incarceration. Readers will be able to understand, assess, and size market opportunity, potential return on investments and capital requirements. They will also be able to craft sound strategic, operational and investment plans. Our customers will stay informed of global issues and events affecting US cannabis business interests, as well as monitor federal, state, and international tax developments that could influence their short and long-term plans.

Operators: Can customize value propositions and product offering based on specific and timely consumer needs. Are able to assess industry, competitive and legislative risks and are able to measure and track business profitability and performance against the industry as well as make informed business decision based on industry trends, market dynamics and legislative action.

Policy Makers & Community Leaders: Are able to assess impact of legalization/decriminalization in their states and cities, educate their constituents, and make better taxation decision benefitting both profitability and socio-economic impact of regulator changes.

Investors: Can identify best suited investment opportunities to their specific interests and relevant to projected returns and growth. As well as, craft value-add business propositions in tune with market demand, industry trends, and emerging opportunity areas.

What is equio?

Equio is our proprietary real-time data solution designed to provide users with reference tools and all the answers they need to run their cannabis business. It includes access to the raw data, as well as user-interactive visualizations and analytics tools to best interpret the data and make it digestible to the user. The interactive customizable interface contains powerful Big Data information including census, medical, legislative, demographic and real estate data. These comprehensive data sets can be accessed and shaped nationally down to a zip code via cutting-edge geospatial tools.

For industry operators and cultivators, our Operator and Cultivator dashboards allow cannabis businesses to optimize their business in real-time. Users can harness our real-time consumer behavior analytics to optimize their inventory and pricing, connect with cultivators looking to sell the product they want, and push unlimited marketing campaigns through email and social media.

Equio comes from the Latin word “Equi” for horse and “Os” for mouth, loosely translating to “Straight from the horse’s mouth.”  New Frontier wants its users to be aware that our vetted data supplied in Equio is coming straight from the source and not being skewed in any way towards a particular leaning.

Tech & Development

Who has the data?
Critical data lies at the source, with the Owner Operators, as well as with various government agencies such as IRS, DOJ, and NIH. The challenge is that Operators have been reluctant to share their data due to Patient Privacy concerns and until now have had no incentive to overcome their hesitancy. On the government side, the infancy of the sector and burdening bureaucratic process have enabled state and federal agencies from properly aggregating and disseminating the available data. Some data has recently become available from states such as Colorado, but given that the regulatory environment itself is nascent, data reporting requirements are still being crafted, and therefore data is yet to be properly collected.
How do you put together the data into a cohesive report and technology platform?
Our system utilizes a reciprocal data flow to give both best-in-class industry and customized on-demand reports and insights. Proprietary consumer behavior predictability tools allow operators to optimize their price points and increase revenues in order to maximize their profit margins. We bring this together with a news and reporting service providing in-depth coverage of leading production, consumer, legislative, and regulatory analysis from the nation’s capital, the individual states, and around the world.
What happens to my data when I share it? Will my patient’s information be published or become public?
New Frontier is committed to respecting and protecting patient-identifying-information as mandated by the law. We would have a very short business path if we infringed upon federally-mandated regulations. We have developed our technological infrastructure with that in mind, and will never collect any Patient-Identifying-Information.  Once data is uploaded to our system by operators or third-parties, it will go into what we call a ‘purgatory’ bin, where we will vet the source, validate its validity, and then, and only then, aggregate it with the relevant and appropriate larger data set so that we can continue to provide statistically meaningful data sets back to the data-provider and larger community. Think of your data as a drop of water in a bucket. We will never be able to pull your specific information back out.

Media

Who do I contact for a media interview or for more information about New Frontier?
All media inquiries should go through Gretchen Gailey, Vice President, Communications & Government Affairs. She can be reached at (844) 420-3882, x105 | ggailey@newfrontierdata.com. Please leave a message with your inquiry, your name, phone number to contact you and your deadline. All inquiries will be answered in a timely manner as possible.

Subscriptions & Membership

How do I Subscribe to New Frontier's services?
You can use New Frontier Data’s services in many ways. If you are interested in our industry reports, they are available for purchase on our website. If you would like more information on our custom research engagements, our most tailored offering, you can contact jford@newfrontierdata.com. We offer free memberships to Equio, our real-time data solution. To sign up for Equio, please visit frontierfinancials.com/equio. For general questions, please contact info@newfrontierdata.com.