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Global Cannabis Report Offers Key Market Trends, Analysis Across 7 Regions

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, New Frontier Data “It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.” – Arthur Conan Doyle (“A Scandal in Bohemia”, 1891) While Sherlock Holmes figured that out more than a century before California opened its legalized statewide cannabis market, it seems perhaps that someone missed it. State […]
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National Cannabis Festival Policy Summit Underscores a Maturing Industry

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, New Frontier Data On April 19, the second annual National Cannabis Festival Policy Summit convened at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., preceding the unofficial cannabis holiday of 4/20 celebrated the next day during the festival itself, which drew thousands to RFK Stadium. The summit featured numerous speakers participating in […]
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Will Provisional Licenses Save California’s Cannabis Industry

Results from a gap in California’s cultivation licensing between those growers holding active licenses, inactive licenses, or temporary licenses soon to expire mean that: Prices will be higher — With the California market already constrained, the licensing gap will drive up prices; the combination of higher prices and higher taxes will push legal consumers out […]
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Licensing Crisis Lends a Toxic Tarnish to the Golden State’s Legal Cannabis Market

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, New Frontier Data What happens if you throw a party and then take the guests’ invitations away? That, in short, is what state cannabis regulators in California are finding out. Yet all glibness aside, it represents a looming issue which while awaiting a remedy threatens to inexorably choke the […]
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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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Despite Original Design, Pennsylvania Growers Lack in Diversity

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data What We Have Learned: Despite requiring diversity plans among winners of the state’s first 12 permits issued, eight went to businesses headquartered out-of-state. July 9, 2017 — Last month, Pennsylvania officials made two much-awaited announcements toward the opening of the commonwealth’s medical cannabis market next year. […]
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Discussing Proven Methods and Occasional Madness in Forecasting State Tax Revenues

By Beau Whitney, Senior Economist & J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data What We Have Learned: Forecasting tax revenue entails more than simply taking the tax receipts from previous months, annualizing sales, and then projecting the numbers forward. July 16, 2017 — Recently, New Frontier Data’s Senior Economist Beau Whitney was invited by […]
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Prognosis for Canadian Medical Cannabis in Remains Positive

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data What We Have Learned: While Health Canada reported how the rolls of clients registered with LPs was expanding at a rate of about 10% per month, such expanded enrollment left some patients unable to find some needed products. July 23, 2017 — Though no one welcomes […]
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U.S. Senate Revisits Whether to Keep Protecting Medical Marijuana

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data What We Have Learned: Despite uncertainty from continued temporary extensions, industry experts remain cautiously optimistic. July 27, 2017 — A voice vote by the Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday approved inclusion of the Senate version of the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment which prevents the federal government from [...]
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A Nascent Industry Examines Growing Concerns

By Beau Whitney, Senior Economist of New Frontier Data Originally Published on magazine, Forward (Collins, H., & Loehrke, M. (2017, September 1). Growing Concerns. FMS forward, 1(2), 24-27.). What We Have Learned: While there remains reason for community institutions to exercise caution about taking on a cannabis business as a banking client, such institutions with solid due […]
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