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Canadian Market Projected Growth

  The total legal cannabis market forecast for Canada is to reach CAD$1.7 billion (USD$1.4B) in 2018, growing to CAD$7.7 billion (USD$6.1B) by 2025. The overall cannabis market (illicit + legal) forecast is for CAD$8.6 billion in 2018 (USD$6.4B), growing to CAD$9.2 billion (USD$7.3B) by 2025. While the forthcoming rollout of Canada’s adult-use market is […]
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New Green Rush in the Great White North

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data A year ago this month, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau struck a watershed moment for cannabis reform worldwide in announcing a comprehensive plan for a nationwide, adult-use market. Though his initial goal of a rollout by July 1 of this year is yet to manifest itself […]
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Something to Declare: Legalized Cannabis Leads to Fewer Border Interceptions

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data Nationally, reported interceptions of cannabis by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection have been falling dramatically throughout recent years, from 2.53 million pounds in 2011, to 861,231 pounds in 2017 -- a 66% decrease. That dramatic decline mirrors the increase in domestic cannabis production as more […]
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Slowing the Tide of Imported Cannabis

  Reported interceptions of illicit cannabis by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection nationwide have fallen from 2.53 million pounds in 2011, to 861,231 pounds in 2017: a 66% decrease. The consistent declines inversely reflect increases in domestic cannabis production as more U.S. states legalize cannabis whether for medical programs, adult-use markets, or both. Year-over-year […]
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Prognosis for Canadian Medical Cannabis in Remains Positive

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data What We Have Learned: While Health Canada reported how the rolls of clients registered with LPs was expanding at a rate of about 10% per month, such expanded enrollment left some patients unable to find some needed products. July 23, 2017 -- Though no one welcomes […]
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In Canada, Trudeau’s Per-Gram Tax Would Make Less Sense Than Legitimate Sales

By Beau Whitney, Senior Economist of New Frontier Data What We Have Learned: To eliminate the illicit market, Canada would be better off not taxing grams, but focusing on taxing retail receipts Among lawmakers and economists, devising tax policy is a fundamental topic and a relatively simple task. Yet given the nascent markets and unsettled […]
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Why Trudeau’s Per-Gram Tax Would Make Less Sense Than Legitimate Sales

By Beau Whitney, Senior Economist of New Frontier Data Among lawmakers and economists, devising tax policy is a fundamental topic and a relatively simple task. Yet given the nascent markets and unsettled unknowns throughout the cannabis industry, tax policy turns out to be a more dynamic, complex issue as soon as it involves cannabis. Perhaps […]
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Despite Growing Pains, Outlook for Medical Cannabis in Canada Looms Large

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data Though no one welcomes problems, Canada’s current hints of difficulties with demand may ultimately prove to be a worthwhile lesson as its legalized medical cannabis market matures. The nation’s current regulatory framework for medical cannabis, its Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR), was established in 2013. […]
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Canadian Medical Cannabis Market

As Patient Participation Grows, Canadian LPs See Strong Market Opportunities In the past two years, the rolls of Canada's registered patients have grown six-fold, from about 24,000 in June 2015 to nearly 168,000 by March 2017. Those patients are being served by the country’s 52 Licensed Producers (LPs), more than half of which (29) are located in the province of Ontario. Canada tightly [...]
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Canada Marijuana Legalization Timeline

Where Does Canada’s Effort To Legalize Marijuana Stand?

New Frontier Releases Timeline of Events Canada’s efforts to legalize marijuana across the entire nation represent a significant policy shift, and potential test case for how the United States could adopt federal decriminalization in the future. Here is a timeline of some significant events to get an idea of where Canada has been and where […]
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