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California Cultivation Licenses Top Counties

Some notable trends emerged through New Frontier Data’s analysis of where California’s 3,040 cultivation licenses have been issued as of July 18. Out of the 27 participating counties, Santa Barbara and Humboldt account for more than half (52%) of the active growers licenses. Monterey and Merced counties mark the state’s unofficial southern divide, there are […]
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Banks and Credit Unions Working with Cannabis Business in the U.S.

  Despite federal prohibition of cannabis, the number of U.S. financial institutions serving the industry increased more than 29% in 18 months. Most institutions are state-chartered banks and credit unions; national banks avoid plant-touching businesses pending formal clarity of federal rules regarding cannabis businesses. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) guidelines compel [...]
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Despite Recognition of Injustice, Arrest Rates for Cannabis Remain Unequal

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data New research from New Frontier Data finds that cannabis arrests account for 41.6% of all drug-related arrests, with 15.7 million Americans having been arrested for cannabis (either possession, sales, or manufacturing) from 1997-2016. Yet application of unequal justice finds that black or Hispanic suspects are arrested […]
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National Arrests for Cannabis-Related Offenses 1996-2016

  Despite the majority of states allowing medical cannabis use, cannabis leads drug-related prosecutions in the U.S by a significant margin. Over 650,000 people were arrested for cannabis-related offenses in 2016, the most recent year for which data is available. This was virtually unchanged from 2015, but down 24% from a peak of 873,000 arrests […]
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The DEA Is Rescheduling Epidiolex, But Not (Yet) Cannabis or CBD

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week made history: By giving approval for U.K.-based GW Pharmaceuticals’ application to market Epidiolex (to medically treat severe forms of epilepsy), it marked the FDA’s groundbreaking admission that cannabis has medical value. That said, despite some companies trying […]
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Is Talk About the STATES Act for Real? Or Just More Static?

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data Judging by a flurry of anxious headlines this month, the U.S. Congress (with President Trump’s “probable” blessing) may well be on the verge of ending 81 years of prohibition of marijuana. Unless of course it’s not. Welcome to America, 2018. What is known for certain is […]
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DEA Announces Newly Legal Leeway About CBD

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data And just like that, the DEA now says that CBD with 0.3% THC or less is legal for purchase or sale nationwide. It may also be imported to or exported from the United States without restriction unless U.S. Customs and Border Protection steps in, and that, too, […]
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Did you know? 95% of the U.S. Population Lives in States with Legal Marijuana Access

95% of the U.S. population lives in a state where there is some form of legal cannabis (including adult use, medical use, CBD only laws.) 93% of Members of Congress represent constituents in markets where some form of cannabis is legal – 412 members in the House of Representatives & 86 Senators. Of those, 334 […]
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Legal Cannabis Market 2025 Projections and Job Creation

US cannabis market projected to create over 280,000 jobs by 2020. Total cannabis market sales are expected to exceed $24 billion by 2025. Legal cannabis market was worth an estimated $7.2 billion in 2016 and is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15% to more than $24 billion by 2025. The medical market […]
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Annual Number of Daily Doses Prescribed Per Physician

Preliminary research suggests that pain patients in medical cannabis states use 11% fewer opioids. Average number of pain reliever doses in medical states was nearly 96,000 in non-medical cannabis states compared to 85,000 in medical states. Nationwide, prescriptions of opioid pain relievers jumped 272% in 22 years, from 76 million in 1991 to 207 million in 2013. […]
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