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Nevada Legal Cannabis Market Growth

Nevada Legal Cannabis Market Expected To Reach Over $620 Million By 2020

Nevada presents significant opportunities for investors and operators in the legal cannabis market due to the state’s rank as a top tourism destination, generous patient reciprocity laws, and the allowance for medical cannabis businesses to be formed as for-profit enterprises. Nevada voters will decide in November whether to approve the ballot initiative to tax and […]
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David Schubert - Salk Institute

Research Shows Cannabinoid Compounds Remove Proteins Linked To Alzheimer’s

By New Frontier Analysts Researchers from the Salk Institute recently discovered that the main psychoactive chemical in cannabis, THC, and other cannabinoid compounds demonstrated the ability to remove beta amyloid proteins that are linked to Alzheimer’s disease.  The study also concluded that cannabinoids reduce cellular inflammation, which is a byproduct of the disease’s progression.  [...]
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Qualifying Condition, Severe/Chronic Pain,

Qualifying Condition, Severe/Chronic Pain, Larger than all Other Segments Combined

Analysis of medial marijuana patient data across 5 states shows that Severe Pain and Chronic Pain patient numbers account for the majority of all medical marijuana patients.  Across these markets, pain accounts for more patients than all other conditions combined.  This implies that medical marijuana markets that include vs. those that don’t include pain as […]
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Denver-Area Marijuana Industry-Related Crimes Have Changed Little Since 2012

Denver-Area Marijuana Industry-Related Crimes Have Changed Little Since 2012

Due to the cash nature of the marijuana industry, there has been a concern that commercialization of medical and adult use marijuana would lead to an increase in marijuana related crimes. However, analysis of criminal activity in the Denver area shows that these fears have not yet materialized. Despite rapid market growth, burglaries have declined […]
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A Strong National Majority Now Supports Medical Marijuana Legalization

A Strong National Majority Now Supports Medical Marijuana Legalization

Nine in ten Americans across all key demographic groups now support the legalization of medical marijuana, according to a newly released poll by Quinnipiac University. While there were slight differences in views based on political affiliation, with Democratic voters being more likely to support legalization, even among Republicans, support is strong at 81%. In this […]
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Total ‘Yes’ Votes by Lawmakers in States Which Passed Medical Marijuana Through the Legislature

Total ‘Yes’ Votes by Lawmakers in States Which Passed Medical Marijuana Through the Legislature

Of the 25 states that have legalized medical marijuana, 14 have done so through the legislative process, not through a voter-decided ballot initiative.  Of these, all but Hawaii and New Mexico are in the eastern half of the US, suggesting more receptivity to legislative legalization in eastern states. However, states which have legalized through the […]
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Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Patient Count Models

Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Patient Count Models

Each medical cannabis market is different, based on factors including the number of qualifying conditions, number of dispensaries, and overall rates of cannabis use in the state. One way to estimate the potential size of Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis market is by analyzing patient participation rates in other states. Among states that officially track their medical […]
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Regulating Cannabis: The Trend Toward Increased Compliance Enforcement

Regulating Cannabis: The Trend Toward Increased Compliance Enforcement

Washington Cannabis Enforcement: Most Common Violations As legal cannabis markets have expanded, more states are moving toward greater regulation of their cannabis industry with strict compliance requirements. In Washington, the largest number of regulatory violations in 2015 involved failure to use or adequately maintain the required traceability system.  This is of particular concern to [...]
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DEA Marijuana Eradication & Arrests in California 2009 - 2014

DEA Marijuana Eradication & Arrests in California 2009 – 2014

As the country’s largest marijuana producer, California has borne the brunt of the federal war on marijuana. In 2014, 62% of the marijuana plants eradicated nationally were in California, down from 72% in 2009. Notably, even though federal marijuana cultivation arrests have fallen nationally by 37%, they have increased in California by 42% since 2009. […]
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