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Two Coasts, Two Cannabis Industry Events, Aimed in Tandem Toward Shared Objectives

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data Earlier this month, professionals and interested parties alike were somewhat split by logistics between two bookending industry events: the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)’s 4th annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo over June 12-14 in Oakland, Calif., and the Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo (CWCBE) […]
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Pennsylvania Names Licenses for State’s First Growers

    The State Announces Awarding a Dozen Licenses for Cultivation/Processing         By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data Pennsylvania health officials today announced 12 licensees to cultivate medical cannabis in growing facilities throughout the state. Among the winners identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, with their [...]
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Former Mexican President Fox Fires Up NCIA Crowd

By Beau Whitney, Senior Economist for New Frontier Data Having attended this past week’s National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) Conference in Oakland, Calif., the most memorable takeaway was the speech given by the former Mexican president, Vicente Fox. While through my experience in the industry I have attended any number of cannabis industry-related events where politicians […]
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Cannabis Investment Rises in 2017

  By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data As things start to warm up for the summer of 2017, there is a well-established and accelerating global trend towards full legalization which supports a long-term, positive investor outlook for the cannabis industry. Consumer, business, and political support for cannabis has increased significantly over the […]
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Vermont on the Verge: Governor’s Veto of Adult Use Bill Leaves Variety of Options

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data On Wednesday, Vermont Governor Phil Scott vetoed legislation which would have legalized the adult use of cannabis in the Green Mountain State, yet left open a window of opportunity for revisiting the matter next month. “I am not philosophically opposed to ending the prohibition on marijuana,” […]
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Hound Labs Flushes Out $8.1M in Backing For Breathalyzer Solution

By Eric Schwartz, News Reporter for New Frontier Data Silicon Valley venture capital firm Benchmark Capital is jumping into the cannabis technology industry. The venture capital firm, known for early investments in Uber, Snap (formerly Snapchat), and WeWork, is leading an $8.1 million investment into Oakland-based startup Hound Labs, developer of a cannabis breathalyzer now undergoing […]
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A Prescription to Disrupt the Pharmaceutical Industry

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data Despite recent opinions shared by members of the Trump administration, according to “Health Effects of Marijuana”, a report published in January by the National Academies of Science, cannabis and related products have been found effective for treatment of a range of medical conditions. New Frontier Data […]
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Cannabis Caucus Kicks off Cannabis Week With Industry Stakeholders on Capitol Hill

A half dozen House members gathered on Capitol Hill this morning for a press conference organized by the National Cannabis Industry Association to speak in favor of improving the federal government’s policy toward the cannabis industry. Standing behind a lectern decorated with a sign declaring that 73% of Americans want the federal government to respect state […]
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Getting the Down-Low on DC’s Legal Market

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data With an expected draw of about 4,000 people due to participate at the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo at the Gaylord National Hotel outside of Washington, D.C., this week, it seems a likely time to review the legal market in the nation’s capital. As reported in […]
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Today’s Outcome of French Election Has Far-Reaching Impacts on Cannabis, Too

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data While “Frexit” and France’s relationship with the European Union are the primary political issues to be decided today in France’s runoff election between independent centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen, cannabis also represents a difference in policy between the two. As reported in […]
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