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Is Talk About the STATES Act for Real? Or Just More Static?

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data Judging by a flurry of anxious headlines this month, the U.S. Congress (with President Trump’s “probable” blessing) may well be on the verge of ending 81 years of prohibition of marijuana. Unless of course it’s not. Welcome to America, 2018. What is known for certain is […]
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Additional Revenues from Potential State Legalization

  More than a dozen states are expected pass new cannabis legalization measures before 2025. Of them, four are expected to open medical markets, while nine may embrace adult use. The new markets may add another $21.4 billion (a 22% increase) in total revenue to the U.S. legal market between 2021 and 2025. The revenue increase […]
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Five Key Risks and Exposures of Canadian Licensed Producers (LPs): What Should Investors Be Worried About?

By Yona Torres, Editor, New Frontier Data As exiting opportunities arise from the Canadian cannabis market, investors should be aware of five key risks and exposures challenging the country’s licensed producers (LPs). Overproduction: There are currently 109 Canadian license producers (LPs) of medical cannabis with production capabilities that significantly outweigh domestic demand. To remain [...]
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When Can Canada Finally Welcome Adult-Use Cannabis?

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data After long debate, a fair amount of drama, and a mandate to fulfill Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s popular campaign promise, Canada's Senate on June 7 approved Bill C-45, better known as the Cannabis Act. Expected to be signed into law, the Cannabis Act will make Canada […]
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Top 10 Publicly Traded U.S. Cannabis Companies by Market Cap

  $23.9 billion The top 10 publicly traded U.S. cannabis companies are valued at $8.2 billion collectively, (CAD 23.9 billion), as illustrated here last week. Scotts Miracle-Gro drives most of the value of the top American companies, the $4.7 billion company already established as a leading lawn-and-garden supplier before investing heavily in cannabis assets, the most recent being […]
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How Should Budtenders Respond?

By Jordan Wellington, Simplyfya Cofounder and Chief Compliance Officer In many ways, working as a budtender is similar to working at other types of retail establishments. Whether it is a small clothing boutique, a giant grocer, a liquor store or a medical cannabis dispensary, employees are expected to have knowledge of the products, provide quality […]
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Top 10 Publicly Traded Canadian Cannabis Companies by Market Cap

  With Canada poised to be the first G-7 country to fully legalize cannabis, investors have been actively seeking to capitalize on the unique opportunity. Canadian companies can export products internationally, dramatically increasing the size of the potential consumer base beyond the country’s 36 million residents. The export opportunity, coupled with a clearer regulatory environment […]
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DEA Announces Newly Legal Leeway About CBD

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data And just like that, the DEA now says that CBD with 0.3% THC or less is legal for purchase or sale nationwide. It may also be imported to or exported from the United States without restriction unless U.S. Customs and Border Protection steps in, and that, too, […]
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U.S. Legal vs Illicit Cannabis Market Demand

  Cannabis use rates will continue to rise as legalized medical and adult-use programs spread across the U.S. and become normalized. Rising usage rates coupled with natural population growth will result in a growing illicit market. However, the rate of growth for an illicit market will be tempered (roughly 2% average per year through 2025) due […]
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Plotting One’s Course Amid Sea Changes in the Cannabis Industry

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data Even before this year’s watershed event of the opening of California’s adult-use market, the U.S. legal cannabis market in 2017 was worth an estimated $8.3 billion. At a compound annual rate (CAGR) of 13.7%, the market is expected to surpass $23 billion by 2025. New Frontier […]
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