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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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WA Growers: 39,000 Strains Since Legalization

The number of strains offered in Washington has grown from fewer than 1,000 per month in March 2015 to over 9,000 by May 2016. Based on the state’s traceability system data, this reflects a total of 39,000 strains offered during that period. However, due to the lack of standardized naming conventions a significant number of […]
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Possible Medicare Savings in States with Medical Marijuana

In a recent study in Health Affairs journal on how medical marijuana laws have reduced prescription medication use, it was estimated that if all states legalized medical marijuana, national savings for Medicare would have totaled $468.1 million for 2013. Based on this analysis, potential total savings in six states that are implementing or voting on […]
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Could Cannabis Sales Tax Revenue Help Save Small Towns?

By New Frontier Analysts For the few Colorado small towns partaking in the cannabis industry, local residents are witnessing firsthand how cannabis revenue has helped fund an array of public projects and improved community lives. As of now, there are 62 cities and 22 counties in Colorado that permit retail cannabis, with Denver having one […]
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Cannabis Consumption Rates By Political Party

Cannabis consumption rates by state broadly follow political views within the country, with states that voted Democratic in the 2012 Presidential election having significantly higher consumption rates than those which voted Republican. Consumption rates represent the percentage of the population which have used cannabis in the past month. The average consumption rate for Republican states [...]
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A Brief History Of Marijuana

Overview of the Plant Marijuana is the Mexican colloquial name for the plant genus Cannabis which includes three species, Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, and Cannabis Ruderalis. Widely believed to have originated in central Asia, cannabis has been cultivated for at least 5,000 years, making it one of mankind’s oldest agricultural commodities. The plant has long […]
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