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Caribbean Island Nations Getting Onboard with Decriminalization

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data After a meeting this month by heads of state among the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) including Bahamas, Barbados, Haiti, Jamaica, and 15 other neighboring island nations, the group came to some consensus toward legalizing and regulating cannabis. The officials agreed to “review marijuana’s current status with a […]
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How Should Budtenders Respond?

By Jordan Wellington, Simplyfya Cofounder and Chief Compliance Officer In many ways, working as a budtender is similar to working at other types of retail establishments. Whether it is a small clothing boutique, a giant grocer, a liquor store or a medical cannabis dispensary, employees are expected to have knowledge of the products, provide quality […]
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Canadians Find Comfort in Cannabis

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data Canadian cannabis consumers overwhelmingly are turning to the plant for relaxation and pain relief, though nearly half of them do not know what they are consuming, according to new research by New Frontier Data. The Canadian Cannabis Consumer Survey: Attitudes, Awareness and Consumer Behavior in Canada’s […]
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Canadian Consumer Behavior

  With Canada’s nationwide adult-use cannabis legalization soon to roll out, Lift & Co., the country’s leading cannabis information platform, commissioned New Frontier Data to conduct comprehensive analysis of the attitudes, behaviors, and preferences of consumers nationwide. Using an online survey of more than 1,700 adult medical and adult-use consumers, the study reveals insights about [...]
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Comparing Cannabis Demand Growth in Canada and California

  Total cannabis demand in legal markets is expected to grow year over year through 2025, with sales through legal medical and adult use channels quickly cannibalizing the share of the illicit market. While in 2017 the illicit markets topped at an estimated $3.29 billion in California and $5.76 billion in Canada, strong growth of […]
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California Cannabis Regulators Ramping Up Enforcement

By Jordan Wellington, Simplyfya Cofounder and Chief Compliance Officer It has been about four months since California launched its adult-use cannabis market, and regulators are ramping up enforcement efforts, assailing businesses that have not been licensed and conducting inspections of those that have. The state’s Bureau of Cannabis Control has already sent out more than […]
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Canadian Market Projected Growth

  Marijuana for Trauma has one of the largest networks of cannabis clinics in Canada, representing more than 6% of all Canadian medical patients through the Knalysis software platform. Knalysis data indicates that prescription amounts are slightly higher for men than women. While prescription volumes may be similar, reasons behind prescriptions vary by gender, severity, […]
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Diagnosing Why Canada’s Medical Market Should Thrive

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data Despite some recent angst about whether there will be a sufficient supply of cannabis to meet the needs of registered medical patients as Canada rolls out its nationwide adult-use program, there is reason for keeping confident about the future of its medical cannabis market. As detailed in […]
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Canadian Market Projected Growth

  The total legal cannabis market forecast for Canada is to reach CAD$1.7 billion (USD$1.4B) in 2018, growing to CAD$7.7 billion (USD$6.1B) by 2025. The overall cannabis market (illicit + legal) forecast is for CAD$8.6 billion in 2018 (USD$6.4B), growing to CAD$9.2 billion (USD$7.3B) by 2025. While the forthcoming rollout of Canada’s adult-use market is […]
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New Green Rush in the Great White North

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data A year ago this month, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau struck a watershed moment for cannabis reform worldwide in announcing a comprehensive plan for a nationwide, adult-use market. Though his initial goal of a rollout by July 1 of this year is yet to manifest itself […]
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