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Global Cannabis Report Offers Key Market Trends, Analysis Across 7 Regions

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, New Frontier Data “It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.” – Arthur Conan Doyle (“A Scandal in Bohemia”, 1891) While Sherlock Holmes figured that out more than a century before California opened its legalized statewide cannabis market, it seems perhaps that someone missed it. State […]
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Ask Our Experts 1/19/2019

Ask Our Experts: Cannabis and CBD a Passing Fad? By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, New Frontier Data   Q: Realizing how popular cannabis and CBD have become whether on Hollywood runways or retail shelves, what makes you think that they are not just passing fads like so many diets or workouts?   A: First off, of […]
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Ask Our Experts 4/28/2019: What did I miss at this month’s International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) in Berlin?

By Beau Whitney, Senior Economist and VP, New Frontier Data   Q: With New Frontier Data having participated at this month’s International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) in Berlin, what did I miss?   A: It was a great event and opportunity. With some 1,200 attendees from 62 countries, it definitively had an international flavor to […]
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National Cannabis Festival Policy Summit Underscores a Maturing Industry

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, New Frontier Data On April 19, the second annual National Cannabis Festival Policy Summit convened at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., preceding the unofficial cannabis holiday of 4/20 celebrated the next day during the festival itself, which drew thousands to RFK Stadium. The summit featured numerous speakers participating in […]
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New Report Offers First-Ever Overview of Global Total Cannabis Market

By New Frontier Data staff Whatever else that people might think or say about the nearly half-century international War on Drugs, by nearly any measure the results regarding cannabis have clearly fallen short of publicized policy intentions. Despite nearly universal prohibition, adults worldwide routinely choose to consume cannabis, a reality which underscores that to whatever […]
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Licensing Crisis Lends a Toxic Tarnish to the Golden State’s Legal Cannabis Market

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, New Frontier Data What happens if you throw a party and then take the guests’ invitations away? That, in short, is what state cannabis regulators in California are finding out. Yet all glibness aside, it represents a looming issue which while awaiting a remedy threatens to inexorably choke the […]
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Ask Our Experts 4/14/2019: Are there any other cannabinoids from the plant which might have value on the market?

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, New Frontier Data   Q: Of course, the average consumer knows about the cannabinoids THC and CBD, but are there any others from the plant which might have value on the market?   A: No fewer than 113 different cannabinoids have reportedly been isolated from the cannabis plant. While the […]
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Consumer Populations Do Not Always Correlate to Frequency of Cannabis Usage

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, New Frontier Data New Frontier Data estimates that there are 263 million cannabis consumers globally – 6% of the world’s adults –  revealing in new detail the extent to which cannabis is used worldwide. Yet within and across the continents, the relative rates of consumption vary widely, reflecting broadly […]
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Ask Our Experts 4/7/2019: Does age or politics shape consumers view on cannabis legalization?

By John Kagia, Chief Knowledge Officer, New Frontier Data   Q: Does age or politics shape consumers view on cannabis legalization?    A: The newly released General Social Survey, the biannual survey of U.S. national opinion survey by the University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center, shows continued national support for cannabis legalization, with some […]
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For Industry Investment, 2018 Was Terrific But 2019 Looks Even Better

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, New Frontier Data   It may be taken as a given that in the recent past speculators and stakeholders alike have watched a veritable comet’s arc in collective investment amid the cannabis space. An industry worth $910 million in 2015 reached $13.8 billion in 2018, and it seems bound […]
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