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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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Ask Our Experts 3/31/2019: California’s Business Environment Since Rollout of Statewide Adult-Use Program   

By Beau Whitney, VP and Senior Economist, New Frontier Data   Q: Has California’s business environment improved since the initial rollout of its statewide adult-use program?      A: The California rollout was and continues to be rather messy. Taxes and fees remain the major obstacles for participation in the legal markets. Some communities like […]
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Uruguay’s Great Evolving Cannabis Experiment Continues

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, New Frontier Data   In 2014, Uruguay became the world’s first nation to federally legalize cannabis when it implemented an adult-use program three years before likewise establishing a regulated medical-use program. Thus being a pioneer in cannabis reform, it now aims to become a leading exporter of variants for […]
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Ask Our Experts 3/17/2019: Balancing Social Responsibility with the Bottom Line

By Molly McCann and J.J. McCoy for New Frontier Data   Q: Part of what attracts me to the cannabis industry is its sense of corporate culture, and the opportunity to run a business that does some good even as it does well: What are some examples of promoting both social responsibility and a healthy […]
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On St. Patrick’s Day, Signs of Cannabis’ Displacing Alcoholic Beverages

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, New Frontier Data   The first recorded St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in Boston (not in Ireland) in 1737. Across the 282 years of parades since those origins, the holiday for the patron saint of Ireland has established itself as the third-most popular annual drinking day in the […]
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Global Hemp, Poised to Make Its Impact with a Post-Industrial Heyday

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, New Frontier Data Especially since its federal legalization was mandated through the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill at the end of last year, hemp has been making headlines for its impact across a range of mature markets – from food and textiles to building construction and nutraceuticals. Hemp […]
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