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The Global Hemp Market Expansion

Hemp is a unique plant with over 25,000 diverse and derivative uses, intersecting more markets and industries worldwide than any other crop in the agricultural economy. New Frontier Data’s latest report, Global State of Hemp: 2019 Industry Outlook, tracks the global market across the United States, Australia, Canada, China, the European Union, South and Central […]
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Getting Trucked Around: Seized Hemp Case Raises Concerns About Legality and Jeopardy

By William Sumner, Hemp Business Journal Contributor While the 2018 Farm Bill effectively legalized hemp production in the United States, hemp companies have not yet been unburdened of fears about legal jeopardy. Late last month, four men were arrested in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, on suspicion of drug trafficking after law enforcement officials discovered that they were […]
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Updated Projections as Lawmakers Look for Federal Legalization in 2019

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, New Frontier Data Rumors of another federal shutdown notwithstanding, 2019 is poised to be a watershed year for cannabis reform potentially enabling a $56 billion annual U.S. cannabis market by 2025. Those were among the findings shared last week during a National Press Club event sponsored by New Frontier […]
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2019 Outlook: Surging Adult Use Sales Drive Legal Market Growth

New Frontier Data’s latest U.S. cannabis market forecast shows currently legal medical and adult markets growing from $12.9 billion in 2019 to $20.4 billion in 2022. Nationwide spending on illicit cannabis will grow from $27 billion to $28.1 billion (based on the growth trend of American cannabis consumers). Adult-use sales in the 10 currently legal […]
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Some Remarkable Potential Markets for Hemp

By William Sumner, Hemp Business Journal Contributor Hemp is an incredibly useful substance. From textiles to soap, hemp and its derivatives can be used as substitutes for various household products.  Yet, beyond everyday items, there are myriad uses for hemp that one can barely imagine. Here are three particularly  remarkable uses for hemp: Building Materials […]
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U.S. Cannabis Consumer Shopping

U.S. Cannabis Consumer Shopping

Average expenditures per consumer in December 2018 reached $171, a 3.0% percent increase from the previous month. Conversely, average expenditures per consumer in Central California rose 8.2%, as the Bay Area California saw a marginal increase of 4.8%. Six of the 12 U.S. markets identified increased during December 2018. The 19.1% rise in average expenditures […]
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Parsing Some Differences in Product Demand and Oversupply

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, New Frontier Data   When New Frontier Data released its free market update to the industry last fall, 2018 Cannabis Industry Trends Report: Market Insights offered a look into the growing demand for non-flower products.   In Illinois, for example, monthly revenues from dispensary sales had increased by 54% […]
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Hemp Update: 2018 in Review

Hemp Update: 2018 in Review by Hoban Law Group attorneys Patrick Goggin and Matthew Smith More than a decade since its seminal ruling in HIA v. DEA II (2004), the Ninth Circuit again weighed in on hemp issues in 2018. Last time around, the Court invalidated a proposed DEA rule that would have prohibited the […]
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An Early Mover in the Industry Seeks Helpful Answers for Hemp Farmers

By William Sumner, Hemp Business Journal Contributor In the short while since last December’s passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, the market has started to make dramatic shifts. Cannabis companies like Canopy Growth Corp. (NYSE: CGC) have decided to go all-in on hemp, and existing hemp producers have begun to ramp up their production capacities. […]
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CBD, Still A Restricted Substance

CBD, Still A Restricted Substance By Jeffrey Finkle On December 20th the 2019 Farm Bill was signed into law by President Trump, with overwhelming bipartisan support from both the House (386 to 47) and the Senate (87 to 3). This $867 billion bill will provide needed subsidies for American farmers, strengthens the food stamps (SNAP) […]
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