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The Week That Was: Removal of Pete, Jeff Sessions Seen as Boons for Cannabis

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, New Frontier Data On consecutive days last week, Texas voters and President Trump effectively eliminated two of the legalized cannabis industry’s most significant political opponents, and advocates and investors took notice. In Tuesday’s elections, Democratic challenger and former NFL player and civil rights attorney Colin Allred upset 22-year incumbent [...]
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China’s Hemp Market

With global demand for hemp surging, China’s sector is poised for years of dramatic growth. In 2017, Chinese hemp sales totaled $1.1 billion (USD), approaching 1/3 of the $3.1 billion global market, with sales forecasted to grow to $1.5 billion (up 36%) by 2020. In 2017, textiles accounted for about 3/4 of China’s overall sales […]
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Fresh Perspectives Arising from the Pacific Rim

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, New Frontier Data The Asia-Pacific region is home to 60% of the world’s population – some 4.3 billion people – including the world’s most populous country, China. To suggest that it offers a modern-day Silk Road for investment and development connecting the East and West is an understatement to […]
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Ask Our Experts 11/04/2018

  Q:Which states are voting on cannabis legalization this Election Day?   Questions about cannabis measures go before the voters in several states on Tuesday. Michigan and North Dakota will decide whether to legalize adult use, Missouri and Utah will consider medical cannabis initiatives, and other states including Ohio and Wisconsin will decide about lesser […]
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Response to Claims & Allegations: The Oceania Cannabis Report, 2018 Industry Outlook

October 29, 2018 Statement from New Frontier Data CEO Response to Claims & Allegations: The Oceania Cannabis Report, 2018 Industry Outlook Recently, we were forced to terminate a very short-lived relationship with a company due to serious questions that we had over the entity’s methodology standards, leadership, corporate governance, and best practices.   This same […]
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Official Response to Claims & Allegations: The Oceania Cannabis Report, 2018 Industry Outlook

October 29, 2018 The response to New Frontier Data’s new report on the cannabis industry in the Oceanic region has been tremendous. New Frontier Data is thrilled to have partnered with CannaTech for the report’s release in Sydney, where it spurred dynamic dialog in the media and begun to raise awareness to many of the […]
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Ask Our Experts 10/21/2018

  Q: I know that Thailand is legalizing medical cannabis, but other Southeast Asian countries do not seem to be in a rush to do so. What will it take for other Asian countries to get onboard with cannabis reform?   Most Asian countries are far from full cannabis legalization, however, what used to be considered […]
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Canada Goes Fully Legal

By Yona Torres Editor New Frontier Data All eyes are on Canada as the country takes its first few steps into a fully legal cannabis landscape. As such, Canada is taking a measured pace in its rollout of legal adult-use cannabis. The country is currently limiting its product offerings and will not permit edibles. “We […]
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Illinois Legalizes Industrial Hemp

By Larry Mishkin, Hoban Law Group, Litigation Practice Group Counsel Last month, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law Senate Bill 2298, the Illinois Industrial Hemp Act, which became effective immediately. The act allows Illinois farmers, in conjunction with a university or other recognized research group, to cultivate industrial hemp for research and commercial purposes. […]
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New York State Holds ‘Listening Sessions’ on Cannabis Legalization

By Noah Potter, Of Counsel to Hoban Law Group Last month, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office announced a series of 15 listening sessions about cannabis legalization (including one in Manhattan last week) to hear public comment through October. Cuomo’s new approach contrasts with the process that resulted in enactment of the Compassionate Care […]
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