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Ask Our Experts 3/31/2019: California’s Business Environment Since Rollout of Statewide Adult-Use Program   

By Beau Whitney, VP and Senior Economist, New Frontier Data   Q: Has California’s business environment improved since the initial rollout of its statewide adult-use program?      A: The California rollout was and continues to be rather messy. Taxes and fees remain the major obstacles for participation in the legal markets. Some communities like […]
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Uruguay’s Great Evolving Cannabis Experiment Continues

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, New Frontier Data   In 2014, Uruguay became the world’s first nation to federally legalize cannabis when it implemented an adult-use program three years before likewise establishing a regulated medical-use program. Thus being a pioneer in cannabis reform, it now aims to become a leading exporter of variants for […]
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Ask Our Experts 3/17/2019: Balancing Social Responsibility with the Bottom Line

By Molly McCann and J.J. McCoy for New Frontier Data   Q: Part of what attracts me to the cannabis industry is its sense of corporate culture, and the opportunity to run a business that does some good even as it does well: What are some examples of promoting both social responsibility and a healthy […]
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On St. Patrick’s Day, Signs of Cannabis’ Displacing Alcoholic Beverages

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, New Frontier Data   The first recorded St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in Boston (not in Ireland) in 1737. Across the 282 years of parades since those origins, the holiday for the patron saint of Ireland has established itself as the third-most popular annual drinking day in the […]
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Ask Our Experts 3/10/2019: What’s the Latest from the Latin American Markets?

By Beau Whitney and Yona Torres, New Frontier Data Q:  How is the  Latin American cannabis market shaping up? How developed is it, and what are the risks? A: For investors or operators in the emerging Latin American legalized cannabis industry, attention must be focused on both the domestic and export markets. In the main, […]
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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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17 Million Potential Cannabis Patients in Latin America

Regional Stakeholders Meet at InterCannAlliance Symposium to Discuss the 9 Foundational Pillars of Emerging Global Medical Cannabis Market By Giadha Aguirre de Carcer, CEO, New Frontier Data The 9 Foundational Pillars There are more than 60 nations worldwide seeking to decriminalize or legalize cannabis, mostly for medical applications. To date, New Frontier Data has observed, […]
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Latin America’s Top 5 Estimated Addressable Cannabis Markets for 2019

Investors and cannabis businesses are flocking into Latin America as countries across the region expand legal access to cannabis. Latin America is home to an estimated 12.9 million consumers (per annual usage) who spend nearly $10 billion per year on cannabis. Collectively, Latin Americans annually consume over 5.1 million pounds of cannabis, which underscores the […]
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How Alleged WHO Recommendations Would Affect International Cannabis Markets

By Beau Whitney, Vice President, and Senior Economist, New Frontier Data An anticipated recommendation by the World Health Organization (WHO) calling for the international rescheduling of “marijuana” and derivative products is poised to be a watershed moment with implications to be observed throughout global markets. If an unconfirmed leak of a WHO document reported February […]
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