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Navigating the Maze of the Cannabis Market After the Daze of Summer

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, for New Frontier Data Even before word of the DEA’s landmark rescheduling of cannabidiol (CBD) for GW Pharmaceutical’s FDA-approved Epidiolex, the cannabis market has had a hot summer. Medical cannabis is now legal in 31 states and the District of Columbia, with adult-use markets open in 9 of them plus […]
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Despite Bumps, CBD Market Growing Toward Convenience Store Shelves

By William Sumner, Hemp Business Journal Contributor The potential both practical and profitable for cannabidiol (CBD) has been gaining an increasing amount of national attention. From alleviating intractable seizures to soothing anxiety, CBD’s health benefits have (anecdotally) become well known, which has translated to millions of dollars’ worth of investment from entrepreneurs and [...]
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States Challenged to Optimize Cannabis Tax Revenues

Some reinventing the cannabis tax-reform wheel as they go along By Tracy Curley, Partner at Cohnreznick The legal status of cannabis presents a challenge toward advancements in quality assurance and medical research. Currently, the Controlled Substance Act carries no distinction between the medical and recreational uses of cannabis, which is classified as a Schedule I […]
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Recognizing Banking Risks in Emerging Cannabis Business Ventures

By Zoe Grimaldi, Executive Coordinator and J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, for New Frontier Data In 2014, Sundie Seefried founded Safe Harbor Services, the nation’s first federally compliant cannabis banking program. Safe Harbor enables financial institutions to extend business banking solutions to cannabis-related businesses (CRBs). Nearly five years later, Seefried, now the CEO of [...]
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Going in Circles Over ‘The Hemp Loophole’

California’s crackdown on CBD in food may be toothless By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data In July, the California Department of Public Health’s Food and Drug Branch (CDPH-FDB) threw the burgeoning cannabidiol (CBD) industry into some frenzy by issuing a revised FAQ on CBD in food products, declaring that it cannot be […]
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Industrial Hemp Looks Secure in Farm Bill Despite Looming Delay

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data There are three weeks before the current farm bill is due to expire on September 30, and while negotiations for the Farm Bill 2018 continue in fine-tuning the new 1,000-plus-page legislative piece, the prognosis is positive for the industrial hemp industry. The timeliness of its passage, […]
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Charlotte’s Web Holdings (CNSX: CWEB) Quietly Raises $100 Million in IPO

By William Sumner, Hemp Business Journal Contributor It has been a busy, yet quiet week for the hemp-based CBD oil producer Charlotte’s Web Holdings, Inc. On August 30, 2018, the company reported the successful closing of its previously announced initial public offering (IPO), as well as a secondary offering of its common shares. Charlotte’s Web […]
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States Challenged to Optimize Cannabis Tax Revenues

Some reinventing the cannabis tax-reform wheel as they go along By Bob Moss, Principal, National Director of Governmental Affairs & Eddie Delgado, CMI, Cohn Reznick For the states with cannabis initiatives on the ballot this fall, there is a fine line between passing legislation and being prepared to implement the new law. With time and more […]
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Identifying the Relative Value of a Cultivator License, By State

  By Beau Whitney, Senior Economist for New Frontier Data With investors seeking data about how to ascertain the value of a license, or at least identify and contrast opportunities, New Frontier Data recently compared the respective Total Addressable Market (TAM) in each of six states to the number of licenses they have respectively proposed or […]
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Can Cannabis Offer Remedy to Chronic Economic Woes Among Native American Communities?

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data To read or hear the headlines through mainstream media these days, one thing that most Americans can agree on is that the U.S. economy is experiencing its best shape in decades. Hiring is robust with low unemployment, households and businesses are feeling optimistic, and stocks in […]
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