Filtered by tag "Medical Marijuana"

The Impact of Regulations on Price

By Yona Torres, New Frontier Data Contributing Editor In the 16 months since California legalized marijuana, cannabis prices in some California market sectors have plummeted 75%, according to the Washington Post. This steep decline, paralleled in Colorado, Oregon and Washington, is a product of the number of newly-licensed cultivators and the regulations that guide them. […]
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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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Five Components to Look for Out of California and Cannabis Markets at Large

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data What We Have Learned:  Figuring where California’s example and output will lead the world can make the proverbial $64,000 question seem like a rounding error. August 27, 2017 — New Frontier Data constantly examines various dimensions of the industry to identify, quantify and holistically discern its […]
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On-Demand Services Become Vital Within the Maturing Retail Marketplace

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data What We Have Learned: As the cannabis industry grows ever larger and more competitive, the ability to identify the “who”, “what”, and “when” in purchasing habits will be imperative to retailers, and essential for one’s overall enterprise. (Sept.3, 2017) — With the advent of California’s adult […]
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Business Challenges Intensify Amid Falling Prices in California

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data What We Have Learned: Falling prices in the expanded California markets will drive operators to focus on per­formance efficiency and cost savings even while trying to establish branding and consumer engagement. (Sept. 10, 2017) — As the burgeoning cannabis market has started to mature in markets […]
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Cannabis Investors Would Do Well to Keep These Three Tenets in Mind

Mitch Baruchowitz, Managing Partner at Merida Capital Partners What We Have Learned: Focus on adoption and make sure that investments have crossed the “fragmentation gap”, find management teams who have direct experience with the types of challenges they will face in their cannabis enterprise, and look for companies that serve large addressable markets that naturally […]
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An Rx for Returns: Medical Markets Remain Sound for Investment in 2018

By New Frontier Data staff analysts What We Have Learned: With an annual GDP that would rank by itself as the world’s sixth-largest national economy, California will best the top three U.S. medical cannabis markets by revenue in 2018. Oct. 1, 2017: Next month will mark a year since millions of Americans successfully voted to […]
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Florida’s Failsafe Measures Proved Sound Despite Hurricane Irma’s Impacts

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data What We Have Learned: Florida’s nascent cannabis industry weathered the storm in better stead than many other traditional businesses. Sept. 17, 2017: Though Hurricane Irma last weekend legitimately threatened to be disastrous in Florida, catastrophe was largely averted despite storm-surge flooding and widespread power outages felt [...]
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Maine’s Adult Use Market Stalled by LePage’s Broken Campaign Pledge

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data What We Have Learned: At the start of November 2017, Maine Republican Governor Paul LePage vetoed the state’s pending bill to establish rules for implementation of an adult use cannabis program. Maine’s governor ignored his own 2014 re-election campaign pledge, and subsequently introduced political and practical uncertainty into […]
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Cannabis Businesses’ Bane of 280E

By Michael Harlow, CPA, Partner What We Have Learned: Ancillary, non-plant-touching businesses in the industry enjoy a variety of federal and state tax opportunities and incentives often not utilized to maximum benefits. To quote Benjamin Franklin, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” and people in the cannabis […]
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