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Why Wounded Veterans Want and Need Medical Cannabis

By Joseph Romm, Ph.D. Scientific evidence is growing that medical cannabis may provide some promising means for treating a variety of conditions from which millions of veterans suffer disproportionately. In particular, while chronic pain affects about 30% of typical Americans, it affects 50% of older veterans, and 60% of those who served in the Middle […]
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The Latest: Senate Panel Passes Preliminary Vote to Protect Medical Marijuana

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data 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 interfering with medical marijuana programs legalized at the state level. While formal passage of the bill is not expected until the […]
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Support for Legalization by Number of Children in Household

As U.S. Support for Legalization Grows, Key Demographic Splits Remain According to the General Social Survey (the gold standard of public opinion research), support for legalization has jumped exponentially over recent decades, from 17% in 1987 to 58% in 2016. Historically, people without children have been much more in favor of legalization than those with children, and support falls with [...]
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U.S. Cities to Become Major Canna-Tourism Destinations

Five of the top 10 US cities most visited by international tourists have legalized adult use cannabis. Those five cities combine to draw approximately 13.9 million visitors a year. Understanding the collective role that these markets play in shaping public perception, future policy and economic impact will be vital for investors, operators, and legislators. As […]
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New Frontier Data is Cited in 3 Congressional Bills…

Wyden, Blumenauer Announce Bipartisan Path To Marijuana Reform Legislative package lays the foundation for responsible, comprehensive federal regulation of the marijuana industry Empowers states to implement own marijuana laws The Original Release on The Finance Committee Site Washington – Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., along with senior member of the House Ways [...]
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Legalization Drives Interest in Canna-Tourism

According to New Frontier Data’s 2017 Cannabis Attitudes Survey, approximately one-fifth of respondents, 22%, indicated that they would be more interested in visiting a state which has legalized cannabis. The majority of respondents, 66%, reported that legalization would not influence their travel interest. Of the respondents who would be positively influenced by the availability of [...]
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Federal Cannabis Legislation Gaining in Numbers

The debate over policy reform in Congress has experienced a sharp uptick over the past few sessions, setting the stage for national cannabis reform in the coming years. There were 71 cannabis-related bills introduced during the 2015-2016 congressional session representing a 78% increase from the 40 cannabis-related bills during the previous session. There has been […]
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A Month Before 4/20, the 411 on Legislative Efforts

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data After a week in which U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions acknowledged the validity of the Cole memo, it seems a worthwhile time to review where things stand on the national policy front. On three occasions last week, Sessions expressed his personal opposition to legalization, and even his […]
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State Cannabis Tax Revenue From Retail Sales

If all currently legal states for medical or adult use continue their projected growth, they could generate $2.3 billion in state tax revenue from retail sales by 2020. In 2017, states will generate $745 million in taxes on retail sales, of which $609 million will be from cannabis specific taxes and $136 million from state […]
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