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Differing State Hemp Regulations, Fees, Present Knotty Choices for Cultivators

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, New Frontier Data Not that the expanding patchwork of licensing regulations for hemp programs throughout the United States can be confusing and uneven, but had Johnny Appleseed faced all the challenges now confronting prospective American cultivators, he might have just stayed home. Make no mistake: Industrial hemp represents booming business, […]
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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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Comparing Market Sizes of Canadian Industries

  The total Canadian cannabis market (legal + illicit) is worth CAD 8.65 billion (USD 6.61 billion). By comparison, that is about 80% the collective worth of the Canadian film industry (CAD 10.80 billion, USD 8.26 billion). Ice hockey is Canada’s official national winter sport, valued by Scotia Bank at CAD 2.60 billion (USD 1.99 […]
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Ask Our Experts 10/21/2018

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 fringe movements […]
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Mile High Labs Funding Round Underscores Contrasts in Cannabis Wholesaling

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, New Frontier Data Mile High Labs caught attention last week with the company’s announcement of a $35 million raise in what was described as the “largest Series A financing in the cannabis market history.” It was a newsworthy claim for the Colorado cannabis extraction company, and demonstrated its commitment toward […]
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Ask Our Experts 10/14/2018

  Q: If cannabis stocks are in a market bubble, how can I protect my portfolio?   Investors are starting to believe that the cannabis industry is in a stock market bubble as prices continue to gain and make all-time highs. To put some of these in perspective, by the end of September seven of […]
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Comparing Cannabis Cultivation Energy Consumption

  Indoor cultivators use 18 times more energy to produce one gram of cannabis than outdoor cultivators use (kWh/gram) Lighting demand for indoor cannabis cultivation operations is 70 times more energy intensive than commercial office buildings While outdoor may produce more grams per kWh of energy, indoor cultivation produces more grams per square foot Indoor […]
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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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