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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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Pain, Pain, Go Away: Cannabis and the Medical Consumer

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, New Frontier Data America is in pain. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, among all U.S. adults, nearly 40 million (17.6%) report suffering from severe pain, while about 25.3 million (11.2%) complained of experiencing daily pain throughout the previous three months. Chronic pain is more than […]
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Cannabis Consumer Report Highlights Potential Displacement of Alcohol

By John Kagia, Chief Knowledge Officer, New Frontier Data, and J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, New Frontier Data  “We are our choices”, wrote Jean-Paul Sartre, and no experienced salesperson would disagree. The gap between a company’s sales efforts and its core strategies is a huge — even existential — vulnerability. Understanding that is the key to […]
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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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Methodology Behind Archetypes Yields Insights by Confirming Consumer Habits

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, New Frontier Data Who are today’s legal cannabis consumers? To industry outsiders, what may seem like a straightforward question to ponder too often reflexively raises tired stereotypes ranging from Cheech and Chong to Harold and Kumar. Yet, to stakeholders competing in a burgeoning industry worth $10.3 billion in 2018 […]
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Midterm Elections Result in Increased Momentum Toward Legalization

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, New Frontier Data As both Republicans and Democrats claimed limited victories after Tuesday’s midterm elections in which the House of Representatives switched to Democratic control but the GOP increased its majority in the Senate, cannabis proponents at large were united in welcoming the results toward further U.S. legalization. News […]
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Fresh Perspectives Arising from the Pacific Rim

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, New Frontier Data The Asia-Pacific region is home to 60% of the world’s population – some 4.3 billion people – including the world’s most populous country, China. To suggest that it offers a modern-day Silk Road for investment and development connecting the East and West is an understatement to […]
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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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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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