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What Proposed Tax Cuts Mean for Cannabis: Only a Bill?

By Selvan Boominathan, JD, LLM In a prior post, we discussed how federal income tax applies to cannabis businesses and the huge burden imposed by Section 280E.  You may have read about the major tax cuts being proposed in Congress recently which are meant to spur economic and industrial growth across America.  Surely Congress would […]
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Death, Taxes, and Cannabis: How to Keep 280E From Killing You

By Michael Harlow, CPA, Partner To quote Benjamin Franklin, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” and people in the cannabis industry are certainly experiencing heart palpitations when it comes to the federal tax code. In a 1981 court case, a convicted drug trafficker successfully asserted his right […]
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LePage’s Broken Campaign Pledge Puts the Brakes on Maine’s Adult Use Market

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data At the start of this month, Maine Republican Governor Paul LePage vetoed the state’s pending bill to establish rules for implementation of an adult use cannabis program. In so doing, he ignored his own 2014 re-election campaign pledge, and subsequently introduced political and practical uncertainty into […]
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2017 Diversity in Cannabis Webinar

New Frontier Data, in partnership with Women Grow, hosted a webinar on Nov. 8th to discuss the 2017 Diversity in Cannabis report: 2017 Legal Marijuana Outlook. New Frontier Data’s CEO, Giadha Aguirre De Carcer; the EVP of Industry Analytics, John Kagia; and Director of Communications, Gia Morón, discussed the key findings from our upcoming report and the […]
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Medical Markets Remain a Sound Investment Prescription for 2018

By New Frontier Data staff analysts Next month will mark a year since millions of Americans successfully voted to legalize the use of medical cannabis in Florida, North Dakota, and Arkansas; to reinstate the medical cannabis program in Montana; and to legalize adult use in California, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Maine. With the states of Louisiana, […]
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Three Core Things for Investors to Consider About Cannabis Investments

Mitch Baruchowitz, Managing Partner at Merida Capital Partners The public market for cannabis companies is still developing, which leaves the vast majority of investment to the private market. My partners and I formed Merida Capital Partners to take advantage of our sector knowledge, and provide a vehicle for rational, institutional quality asset management in the […]
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Hurricane Irma Wreaks Havoc: Florida’s Failsafe Measures Proved Sound

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data 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 throughout the nation’s third-most-populous state. In the storm’s wake, an estimated 40% of Floridians – roughly 1 out of every 22 Americans […]
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Reading the Tea Leaves Amid Falling Prices in California

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data As the burgeoning cannabis market has started to mature in markets across the country, myriad lessons are being learned daily about cultivation, marketing and regulations. Yet, the universal lesson so far is that commodity prices drop as legalized markets open. As noted recently in the Wall […]
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Average Market Price for Unprocessed Retail Cannabis in Colorado 2014-2017

  Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division sets the average market rate (AMR) for unprocessed cannabis, the figure used to fix the 15% excise tax rate for wholesale transactions. After fluctuating between $1,800 and $2,000 between Q1 2014 and Q4 2016, the AMR plunged to $1,300 in Q3 2017. The 35% decline in wholesale prices has been driven by the […]
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California’s Large Flower Supply Gives Consumers Wide Price & Quality Options

  New Frontier Data‘s latest report, produced in-partnership with greenRush, reveals new insights into the online medical cannabis market in California: Overall, prices across different flower package sizes ranged widely, reflecting the broad variation in product quality, discounts, and other retail incentives. Differences were most pronounced in the sales prices of 1/8 oz. quantities, which [...]
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