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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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Cannabis’ Year in Review: 2018

By Hoban Law Group attorneys Garrett Graff and Darren Kaplan 2018 was a seminal year for legal cannabis, perhaps for the industry at large. The industry saw many records broken, if not shattered. Revenue generated from legal cannabis set an all-time high. Public support and popularity in the United States grew to unprecedented levels. And […]
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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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