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States Most Likely To Legalize In 2016 - Medical Marijuana

States Most Likely To Legalize Marijuana In 2016

  While support of medical marijuana and adult use legalization is strong within the states most likely to legalize, the passage of the measures is not guaranteed. Campaigns pushing a ballot initiative will need to raise enough capital to ensure they can fund a robust get-out-the-vote (GOTV) campaign during the election cycles. Opposition campaigns will attempt […]
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2016 Global Legal Marijuana Markets: A Virtual Q&A Session

New Frontier, the authority in cannabis Big Data and business intelligence, has published its first report on international legal cannabis markets entitled, “2016 Legal Cannabis Markets: Global Outlook.” Highlights from the report were discussed during a Webinar and included an open question and answer session with the report’s authors. This Webinar is available, on-demand, [...]
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Percentage of Urban Residents In Potential International Legal Cannabis Markets

Percentage of Urban Residents In Potential International Legal Cannabis Markets

New Frontier has released with its latest CannaBits data, a chart that shows the percentage of urban residents in key international legal marijuana markets. But why is the percentage of population in urban areas an important factor? The population distribution is important, because residents of urban centers generally hold more favorable views of marijuana than rural […]
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The Variable Commercial Electricity Rates Facing Marijuana Growers In Legal States

The Variable Commercial Electricity Rates Facing Marijuana Growers In Legal States

  Alaska has the highest electricity rates among the markets where adult use of marijuana is currently legal, as well as the highest rates when compared to the seven states most likely to full legalize marijuana in 2016. The higher rates in California and the states in the northeast U.S. will make the cost of […]
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Surging Adult Use, Marijuana Cultivation Is Fueling Electricity Demand In Colorado

Surging Adult Use And Marijuana Cultivation Is Fueling Electricity Demand In Colorado

  Strong demand for adult use marijuana in Colorado led to explosive growth in adult use cultivation. Cultivation grew from 25,000 plants in January 2014 to over 280,000 plants in June 2015. This surging production led Exel Energy to estimate the marijuana facilities in Colorado consumed over 200 million kilowatt hours in 2014 alone. In […]
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Number of drug offenders in federal custody and average sentence length - New Frontier

Marijuana Offenders Jailed at Half the Rate of Crack, Cocaine and Meth Offenders

A 2015 report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics found that marijuana offenders were imprisoned at approximately half that rate of crack, powder cocaine and methamphetamine offenders. Additionally, the average marijuana sentence of 88 months (7.3 years) was shorter than other main drug classes. However, if a president who opposes marijuana legalization is elected in […]
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Percentage of Americans Living In States Which Have Passed Marijuana Laws

Percentage of Americans Living In States Which Have Passed Marijuana Laws

2016 will be a pivotal year for marijuana legalization in the US. Currently, half of the American population lives in a state where medical marijuana is legal and one-third (35%) live in a CBD-only state. Four states will vote on medical marijuana legalization in 2016, including Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Missouri, and seven states will […]
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Rapid Growth of Marijuana Cultivation In Colorado Fuels Surging Energy Demand

Rapid Growth Of Marijuana Cultivation In Colorado Fuels Surging Energy Demand

Marijuana cultivation for the adult use market in Colorado has exploded since the market opened in January of 2014. Not only did the number of cultivation facilities more than double from 204 in January of 2014 to 471 in June of 2015, but the average number of plants produced by growing facilities expanded nearly six-fold, […]
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What is a marijuana dispensary?

What Is A Marijuana Dispensary?

Marijuana and medical marijuana dispensaries (also known as “compassion clubs”) are offices or facilities that sell marijuana, as well as marijuana accessories, such as rolling papers, blunts and vaporizer pen mix. While some states allow the existence of a marijuana dispensary, the US Drug Enforcement Agency and other federal law enforcement agencies, still raid these facilities [...]
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