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When Can Canada Finally Welcome Adult-Use Cannabis?

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data After long debate, a fair amount of drama, and a mandate to fulfill Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s popular campaign promise, Canada’s Senate on June 7 approved Bill C-45, better known as the Cannabis Act. Expected to be signed into law, the Cannabis Act will make Canada […]
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DEA Announces Newly Legal Leeway About CBD

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data And just like that, the DEA now says that CBD with 0.3% THC or less is legal for purchase or sale nationwide. It may also be imported to or exported from the United States without restriction unless U.S. Customs and Border Protection steps in, and that, too, […]
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Plotting One’s Course Amid Sea Changes in the Cannabis Industry

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data Even before this year’s watershed event of the opening of California’s adult-use market, the U.S. legal cannabis market in 2017 was worth an estimated $8.3 billion. At a compound annual rate (CAGR) of 13.7%, the market is expected to surpass $23 billion by 2025. New Frontier […]
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The Fight for Weed

By Bob Moss, Principal, National Director of Governmental Affairs for Cohn Reznick For those of you that remember the 1971 top pop song, “I Feel the Earth Move” by Carole King, it was also in 1971 that President Nixon announced the War on Drugs, which classified marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug. Forty seven years […]
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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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America’s Wounded Veterans Need and Want Medical Cannabis; It is Time the Federal Government Provides It

By Joseph Romm, Ph.D. What We Have Learned: Given the potential for medicinal cannabis in the treatment of chronic pain, opioids addiction, and other conditions plaguing veterans, it is time for the federal government to afford them access to it. July 30, 2017 — Scientific evidence is growing that medical cannabis may provide some promising […]
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Cannabis Case Study: Promoting Business Diversity Differently

  By Giadha Aguirre de Carcer, Founder and CEO & J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data What We Learned: New Frontier Data and for-profit networking organization Women Grow explored the industry’s progressive gender opportunitiesin the Cannabis Industry Diversity Report. August 13, 2017 — As the burgeoning U.S. cannabis industry continues to establish itself […]
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Brazil Patient Participation Levels

  An estimated 22.2 million Brazilians suffer from chronic pain in the lower back and neck. Were Brazil to legalize medical cannabis, within the first 36 months of sales the number of qualified patients could reach 959,000 under a restrictive list of qualifying conditions (i.e., not including chronic pain), or roughly 3.4 million under an expansive list of conditions (covering chronic […]
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Achieving Business Diversity Differently: The Cannabis Industry Case Study

  By Giadha Aguirre de Carcer, Founder and CEO & J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data As the burgeoning U.S. cannabis industry continues to establish itself and expand[1], and while there certainly remain plenty of unknowns to be determined (see: Jeff Sessions, the Trump administration drug policy, the 280E tax code, etc.), there […]
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Calls for Veteran Access to Medical Cannabis Fueled by Growing Opioid Crisis

  Amid Opioid Crisis, Congress Resists Calls to Grant Veterans Access to Medical Cannabis    Among nearly 19 million U.S. military veterans, 8.9 million are enrolled in the VA health care system, the nation’s largest integrated health care system. Chronic pain is pervasive among veterans, affecting more than half of their population; more than 1.2 million are treated with [...]
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