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Ask Our Experts 3/03/2019: What are the implications of Mexican adult-use legalization

  Q: What are the implications of Mexican adult-use legalization; is it all about state revenue and taxes? By Beau Whitney, Vice President, and Senior Economist, New Frontier Data A: Mexico’s recent efforts to legalize adult-use cannabis are starting to come to fruition. As the final arguments head to the National Supreme Court of Justice for determination, many […]
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Ask Our Experts 2/24/2019

By Rob Kuvinka, Data Science, New Frontier Data   Q: I am curious, how cannabis legalization might impact alcohol sales. Do cannabis users also drink alcohol? A: The usage patterns of alcohol and cannabis are nuanced and changing. While it is common for cannabis consumers to also use alcohol, many indicators suggest that cannabis legalization will have […]
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Ask Our Experts 2/10/2019: Why A Cannabis LLC Beats a C-Corp

By Beau Whitney, Senior Economist, New Frontier Data   Q: Why Does A Cannabis LLC Beats a C-Corp? A: With the deployment of the Trump tax cuts in late 2017, there was a renewed focus on how a company’s business structure can reduce overall tax liabilities. Taxes are one of the biggest expenses outside of […]
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Ask Our Experts 1/13/2019

  Ask Our Experts: The Impact of Excess Cannabis Inventory in Oregon and Other Regulated Markets By Beau Whitney, Senior Economist, New Frontier Data   Q: I am seeing a lot of news about excess inventory in Oregon and other regulated cannabis markets. What is the impact of this excess inventory, and what can be done […]
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Ask Our Experts 1/06/2019

Ask Our Experts: The Federal Reserve and Fears of Recession By Beau Whitney, Senior Economist, New Frontier Data   Q: The Federal Reserve just increased interest rates to slow the growth of the U.S. economy, but the stock market has recently seen a steep decline, based in part to fears of a global recession. What […]
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Ask Our Experts 12/16/2018

  Q: What were some of the key issues and events that helped shape policy and contributed to the public markets’ up-and-down movement in the cannabis sector during 2018?   From former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ rescission of the Cole memo in January to Canada’s establishing itself as the first Group of 7 nation to […]
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Ask Our Experts 12/9/2018

  Q: Are there any estimates about how much cannabis is being produced nationally, and how much of that is illicit? We are hearing a lot about the large outdoor grows in Oregon and California feeding both the illicit and legal markets. We have also heard that the 2017 harvests in Oregon and California were […]
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Ask Our Experts 12/2/2018

  Q: There is a lot of discussion about market consolidation being driven by international investments. I thought that the cannabis market was new; why is it consolidating? Are foreign investors getting rich from U.S. investments?      A: There are two dynamics here at play; the first is regulatory, and the second, financial. Regulatory structures […]
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Ask Our Experts 11/04/2018

  Q:Which states are voting on cannabis legalization this Election Day?   Questions about cannabis measures go before the voters in several states on Tuesday. Michigan and North Dakota will decide whether to legalize adult use, Missouri and Utah will consider medical cannabis initiatives, and other states including Ohio and Wisconsin will decide about lesser […]
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Ask Our Experts 10/28/2018

  Q: Now that Canada has legalized adult use, is it worth investing in the U.S. market?   On October 17, 2018, Canada became the first developed nation to fully legalize cannabis. The historic milestone in the cannabis industry’s growth has further propelled enthusiasm for one of the fastest-growing business sectors in the economy. Yet, the […]
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