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Regulation is here; the Time to Participate is Now!

By Robert T. Hoban, Esq. The response to the state’s Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA) and the commercialization of cannabis at the local level has been rocky resulting in 55% of the state’s 482 cities and 38% of its 58 counties banning some or all aspects of commercialization.  The backlash at the local […]
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An Unforeseen Side Effect of Marijuana Legalization: Homelessness

By New Frontier Analysts Much has been made of the new jobs and tax revenue legal marijuana has generated in states to legalize the drug, along with the tourists and investors that have flocked to take part in the legalization experiment. Legal cannabis seems to be an economic boon for these states from the outside. […]
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Cannabis Advertising Limits Hamper Growth

By New Frontier Analysts Some states, such as Rhode Island, and organizations such as the US Postal service have taken aim at the cannabis industry in an indirect way. These entities seek to limit the advertising capabilities of cannabis businesses. The Postal Service plans to report those attempting to mail promotions or periodicals containing promotions […]
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California Bears the Brunt of Federal Cannabis Eradication

California Dominates DEA Cannabis Eradication, by MCRSA and AUMA Could Change That Between 2009 and 2015 the number of cannabis plants eradicated in the U.S. by the DEA fell 59%, a decline that has been fueled by cuts in the DEA’s cannabis enforcement budget, as well as new Congressional restrictions which limit the agency’s enforcement […]
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California Legal Cannabis Market Projection

New Frontier and Arcview Market Research latest projections have found California’s legal medical cannabis market is the largest of any state, responsible for an estimated 62% of the country’s total medical cannabis sales and 48% of all canna­bis sales (medical and adult use markets combined) in 2015. California voters will decide in November whether to […]
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Cannabis Mitigates Opioid Addiction Risk

By New Frontier Analysts The incidence of prescription painkiller addiction has increased dramatically over the last few decades. According to the NIDA, 6.1 million people have used prescription painkillers non-medically in the past month. From 1991 to 2013, the United States witnessed a 272% increase in the number of prescriptions for opioids. Additionally, the United […]
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Kids ER Visits Increase in Relation to Cannabis Edibles

By New Frontier Analysts A new study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has found an increase in Emergency Room visits and poison control calls for children due to accidentally consuming cannabis-infused edibles. Nearly twice as many children visited the Children’s Hospital Colorado ER in 2014 and 2015, while annual poison-control cases have […]
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Jamaica Seeks To Leverage Cannabis Tourism

By New Frontier Analysts Officers of Jamaica’s Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) have begun to devise ways to capitalize on the nation’s long standing reputation as a cannabis hot spot. The CLA plans to allow for cannabis kiosks to be placed in the country’s airports. These kiosks will serve as one stop shops that can approve […]
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