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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Key Considerations for Cannabis Businesses

By Mary Amato, CPA, Partner The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“the Act”), signed by President Trump on December 22, 2017, is the most sweeping update to the tax code since 1986. While technical corrections and interpretive guidance issued by the IRS are forthcoming, taxpayers must understand which provisions will affect them and how. Cannabis […]
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Bayer/Monsanto Merger and a Potential Future for Cannabis Farming

By New Frontier Analysts Six of the world’s largest agribusiness companies are currently working on merger deals that could reshape American and global agriculture. The most notable of the mergers is the proposed deal between chemical giant Bayer, and agriculture seed and pesticide giant Monsanto. This proposed merger is currently structured at $66 billion. To […]
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New Evidence Calls NFL Marijuana Ban into Question

By New Frontier Analysts New research from the Salk Institute in San Diego suggests that THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, helps to remove the toxic proteins known to accumulate in the neurons of Alzheimer’s patients. THC also helps to reduce cellular inflammation, according to the study, which is known to be an underlying factor […]
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An Unforeseen Side Effect of Marijuana Legalization: Homelessness

By New Frontier Analysts Much has been made of the new jobs and tax revenue legal marijuana has generated in states to legalize the drug, along with the tourists and investors that have flocked to take part in the legalization experiment. Legal cannabis seems to be an economic boon for these states from the outside. […]
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Cannabis Advertising Limits Hamper Growth

By New Frontier Analysts Some states, such as Rhode Island, and organizations such as the US Postal service have taken aim at the cannabis industry in an indirect way. These entities seek to limit the advertising capabilities of cannabis businesses. The Postal Service plans to report those attempting to mail promotions or periodicals containing promotions […]
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California Bears the Brunt of Federal Cannabis Eradication

California Dominates DEA Cannabis Eradication, by MCRSA and AUMA Could Change That Between 2009 and 2015 the number of cannabis plants eradicated in the U.S. by the DEA fell 59%, a decline that has been fueled by cuts in the DEA’s cannabis enforcement budget, as well as new Congressional restrictions which limit the agency’s enforcement […]
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Cannabis Mitigates Opioid Addiction Risk

By New Frontier Analysts The incidence of prescription painkiller addiction has increased dramatically over the last few decades. According to the NIDA, 6.1 million people have used prescription painkillers non-medically in the past month. From 1991 to 2013, the United States witnessed a 272% increase in the number of prescriptions for opioids. Additionally, the United […]
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Kids ER Visits Increase in Relation to Cannabis Edibles

By New Frontier Analysts A new study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has found an increase in Emergency Room visits and poison control calls for children due to accidentally consuming cannabis-infused edibles. Nearly twice as many children visited the Children’s Hospital Colorado ER in 2014 and 2015, while annual poison-control cases have […]
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Jamaica Seeks To Leverage Cannabis Tourism

By New Frontier Analysts Officers of Jamaica’s Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) have begun to devise ways to capitalize on the nation’s long standing reputation as a cannabis hot spot. The CLA plans to allow for cannabis kiosks to be placed in the country’s airports. These kiosks will serve as one stop shops that can approve […]
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