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WHO Research About CBDs: They Are A-OK

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data What We Have Learned: The World Health Organization (WHO) essentially called out the rationale behind the U.S. federal government’s listing cannabis as a Schedule I controlled substance. Newly published findings from the World Health Organization (WHO) about the medicinal benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) fall in direct […]
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What are the Upsides for Cannabis Businesses Under the Final Tax Reforms?

By Selvan Boominathan, JD, LLM, of CohnReznick What We Have Learned: The QBI deduction (with lower rates across the board, and capital expenditure incentives) should be a boon to the industry at large. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has become the law of the land, and yet, still no relief for cannabis businesses […]
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Where Do Things Look to Stand with the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment?

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data What We Have Learned: As Congress keeps kicking continuing budget resolutions down the calendar, there remain steps for operators to toward self-protection. In what has become a de facto annual event on Capitol Hill (where a version was first proposed in 2001, finally passed in 2014, […]
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Will New York Finally Get Serious About Cannabis?

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data What We Have Learned: While Governor Cuomo once dragged his feet about New York’s cannabis market, he started stepping up to the plate in 2018. It has been some time coming for New York’s state of mind to open up to the medical and market potentials […]
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How to Evaluate Valuations in the Cannabis Marketplace

By Andrew Lines, MAI, Principal What We Have Learned: In valuing the business operations of companies in the cannabis industry, risk is a significant factor that can dampen even the most optimistic outlook and projections. Valuations within the growing cannabis industry don’t always seem to be consistent with operator or investor expectations; this can be […]
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Oregon as Informal Case Study: Some Lessons Learned from the Rush in the Pacific Northwest

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data What We Have Learned: New Frontier Data offers some important lessons about the state’s recent retail sales, prices, and market segmentation. As the cannabis industry makes its first, long-anticipated forays into completely open Pacific Coast legalized markets, the initial lessons of 2018 are being observed just […]
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Lessons from California’s First Month: January Sales Were Jumping Out of the (Golden) Gate

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data What We Have Learned: California’s new adult-use market will soon lead the nation in revenues, with estimates for adding an additional $4 billion to state coffers. January 1 represented a watershed for cannabis reform in the United States, as California (the country’s most populous state, representing […]
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Trump’s Tax Reform: What Operators and Individuals Need to Know?

By Mary Amato, CPA, Partner What We Have Learned: If the introduction of new markets and regulations did not keep lawyers and accountants busy, the new tax laws should.    We have not seen a reform to the tax code as sweeping as the TCJA (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017) since 1986. As […]
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Lessons from California’s First Month: How Does Cannabis Conform to Licensing and Compliance?

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data What We Have Learned: Trying to convert a tradition of libertarian independence respect for regulations can represent a heavy lift. Having addressed issues for retailers in California’s new adult use market,  now we recognize the haphazard dance between state regulators and their would-be suitors for licensure […]
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Lessons from California’s First Month: Challenges to Growers and Suppliers

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data What We Have Learned: Small, independent operators in the Golden State have been left to blow in the wind while licensing lags behind their ambitions. Having addressed issues for retailers and then licensing and compliance concerns which arose during January and the genesis of California’s adult-use […]
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