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Ask Our Experts 10/07/2018

  Q: Which states and/or U.S. territories have legalized medical cannabis in 2018?   Thus far this year, Oklahoma and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (a U.S. protectorate consisting of 15 islands in the northwestern Pacific Ocean) have been the only U.S. state or territory, respectively, to legalize cannabis in 2018.   When […]
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Ask Our Experts 09/30/2018

  Q: Which countries in Europe have the most progressive laws for legalization?     The most progressive cannabis laws in Europe are found in Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands. While the adult use of cannabis remains illegal in those countries, the acceptance of social use (reflected in the advancement of cannabis-related legislation and low […]
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Ask Our Experts 09/23/2018

  Q: How long until cannabis gets commoditized, and would that need federal legalization? Can it happen with only a limited number of legal states?   Cannabis commoditization is already occurring in pockets of legal U.S. states as adjacent legal cannabis states are experiencing price normalization due to shrinking market value between the legal and […]
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Ask Our Experts 09/16/2018

  Q: How is interstate commerce of cannabis restricted under current laws and how would that be affected by federal legalization? Currently, interstate commerce of cannabis is illegal under federal law. All state-legal production, supply and sales are allowed, so long as they remain within that state’s borders. The federal government is increasingly involving itself […]
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Ask Our Experts 09/09/2018

  Q: Which are the best opportunities for investors looking to invest capital in the cannabis space if picking one singular business model/niche? Though last January’s rescission of the Cole Memo by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions citing the Controlled Substance Act of 1970 cast a chill over businesses’ opportunity for interstate commerce, there nevertheless […]
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Ask Our Experts 08/30/2018

  Q: What will happen in the market with the new federal legalization of industrial hemp? First, it is important to clarify the question. There is no “new federal legalization” of industrial hemp per se, but rather measures to broaden industrial hemp’s accessibility to interested states and federal agencies. It is currently legal to grow […]
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Ask Our Experts 08/26/2018

  Q: I’m curious which population segments are increasing their use of cannabis? Where is the growth?   Overall, the rates of cannabis use in the U.S. have increased significantly in the past few years.  Since 2009, the number of adults (18+) who report using cannabis in the past month – a proxy measure of […]
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Ask Our Experts 08/12/2018

  Q: What is the best way to determine which states’ licenses have the highest value?   Perhaps the most decisive factors in determining which states have the highest-valued licenses are 1) licensing limits; and 2) vertical integration regulations. By and large, states without licensing limits and with individually licensed market segments (cultivation, retail, manufacturing, […]
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Ask Our Experts 08/19/2018

  Q: What is the best way to determine which states’ licenses have the highest value? A: Perhaps the most decisive factors in determining which states have the highest-valued licenses are 1) licensing limits; and 2) vertical integration regulations. By and large, states without licensing limits and with individually licensed market segments (cultivation, retail, manufacturing, […]
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Ask Our Experts 08/12/2018

  Q: In regards to the CannaBit on 7/21, showing a drop in flower prices and an increase in spending, what does this mean for overall sales revenue? Are consumers still spending the same amount of money but just getting more? Who is getting the short end of the stick here: Growers,retailers or both? A: […]
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