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Ask Our Experts 09/23/2018

  Q: How long until cannabis gets commoditized, and would that need federal legalization? Can it happen with only a limited number of legal states? Cannabis commoditization is already occurring in pockets of legal U.S. states as adjacent legal cannabis states are experiencing price normalization due to shrinking market value between the legal and illegal […]
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Navigating the Maze of the Cannabis Market After the Daze of Summer

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, for New Frontier Data Even before word of the DEA’s landmark rescheduling of cannabidiol (CBD) for GW Pharmaceutical’s FDA-approved Epidiolex, the cannabis market has had a hot summer. Medical cannabis is now legal in 31 states and the District of Columbia, with adult-use markets open in 9 of them plus […]
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Top 12 Cannabis Stocks by Market Cap One-Year Stock Price Performance

  In the United States, medical cannabis is legal in 31 states and the District of Columbia. Nine of these, with D.C., have also legalized cannabis for adult use. In June, Canada became the second nation to legalize an adult-use market (due to open next month). As states increasingly legalize cannabis and the industry grows throughout […]
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Despite Bumps, CBD Market Growing Toward Convenience Store Shelves

By William Sumner, Hemp Business Journal Contributor The potential both practical and profitable for cannabidiol (CBD) has been gaining an increasing amount of national attention. From alleviating intractable seizures to soothing anxiety, CBD’s health benefits have (anecdotally) become well known, which has translated to millions of dollars’ worth of investment from entrepreneurs and [...]
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The Home Grow Market Could Grow Quickly as Adult Use Expands

  In 2017, rising sales of concentrates in Colorado represented nearly 30% of all retail cannabis sales. While in Q1-2016 sales of medical concentrates were 44% higher than for adult-use sales, preferences had flipped by Q4-2017 as adult-use sales outpaced medical sales by 6%. Overall, the number of concentrates sold per adult cannabis consumer in […]
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Ask Our Experts 09/16/2018

  Q: How is interstate commerce of cannabis restricted under current laws and how would that be affected by federal legalization? Currently, interstate commerce of cannabis is illegal under federal law. All state-legal production, supply and sales are allowed, so long as they remain within that state’s borders. The federal government is increasingly involving itself […]
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States Challenged to Optimize Cannabis Tax Revenues

Some reinventing the cannabis tax-reform wheel as they go along By Tracy Curley, Partner at Cohnreznick The legal status of cannabis presents a challenge toward advancements in quality assurance and medical research. Currently, the Controlled Substance Act carries no distinction between the medical and recreational uses of cannabis, which is classified as a Schedule I […]
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Recognizing Banking Risks in Emerging Cannabis Business Ventures

By Zoe Grimaldi, Executive Coordinator and J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, for New Frontier Data In 2014, Sundie Seefried founded Safe Harbor Services, the nation’s first federally compliant cannabis banking program. Safe Harbor enables financial institutions to extend business banking solutions to cannabis-related businesses (CRBs). Nearly five years later, Seefried, now the CEO of [...]
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Going in Circles Over ‘The Hemp Loophole’

California’s crackdown on CBD in food may be toothless By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data In July, the California Department of Public Health’s Food and Drug Branch (CDPH-FDB) threw the burgeoning cannabidiol (CBD) industry into some frenzy by issuing a revised FAQ on CBD in food products, declaring that it cannot be […]
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DEA Plant Eradication Decline, as Processed Cannabis Seizures Hit a Record High

  As eradications decreased, the DEA’s number of interceptions of bulk processed cannabis nearly tripled, jumping 181%, from nearly 54,000 pounds in 2009 to over 151,000 last year. Rising volume in bulk cannabis interceptions reflects increased enforcement as the DOJ targets product diversion from legal markets to states where cannabis remains illegal or unregulated. Cannabis-related […]
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