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Much About CBD Remains TBD as FDA Crafts Food, Supplements Policy

By William Sumner, Hemp Business Journal Contributor While federal regulators consider whether to classify cannabidiol (CBD) as a pharmaceutical ingredient or allow its use as a nutritional supplement, individual states are making moves to decide the issue for themselves. In the state of California, a bill is working its way through the state legislature to make it legal […]
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New Frontier Data and PwC Canada Join Forces

June 18, 2019 New Frontier Data and PwC Canada Join Forces to Bring Data-Analytics and Business Intelligence to the Cannabis Industry SAINT JOHN, NEW BRUNSWICK (June 18, 2019) – New Frontier Data and PwC Canada announce today at the 2019 World Cannabis Congress an exclusive collaboration to improve the breadth and depth of the specialized […]
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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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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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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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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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Stakeholders Await the FDA’s First Public Hearing About Cannabis and CBD

By J.J. McCoy and William Sumner for the Hemp Business Journal On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold its first public hearing about regulations regarding legal cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD). Among some 140 registered speakers scheduled to provide comment during the daylong event, stakeholders in the hemp and CBD industries say that […]
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Africa’s Largest Cannabis Consumer Markets

New Frontier Data analysis found the 2018 global market value of combined legal and illicit cannabis markets to be worth $344.4 billion (USD). Of 263 million annual cannabis consumers worldwide, 83 million (32%) live in Africa. Africa’s cannabis market value (combined legal and illicit) was $37.3 billion in 2018 — 11% of the $344.4 billion […]
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