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Oregon Retail Flower Sales Soar as the Price Per Gram Falls

  In 15 months, the average price per retail gram of flower plunged from $9.79 to $5.77, fueled by increased competition and greater operational efficiency. Meanwhile, the volume of flower sold grew dramatically, as more consumers transitioned to the legal market from illicit purchasing. While average consumer spending per transaction ($35.25) barely moved, the lower […]
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Oregon, Going Through Some Growing Pains

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data Oregon has some issues. It has been 20 years since it became (with Washington in 1998, after California in 1996) one of the first states to legalize medical cannabis, and its voters approved an adult-use market in 2014. Oregon knows about cannabis. It just does not […]
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In An Oversaturated Market, Growers Are Turning From Flower To Oil

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data To wait out the cannabis market’s oversupply and diminished prices for flower, some cultivators are treading oil to survive. Operators are increasingly turning to oil extraction to give a lift to their bottom lines. Alongside surging interest in oil-based products, the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis reports […]
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Discussing Proven Methods and Occasional Madness in Forecasting State Tax Revenues

By Beau Whitney, Senior Economist & J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data What We Have Learned: Forecasting tax revenue entails more than simply taking the tax receipts from previous months, annualizing sales, and then projecting the numbers forward. July 16, 2017 — Recently, New Frontier Data’s Senior Economist Beau Whitney was invited by […]
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The Apoc-Eclipse’s Shining on Oregon’s Cannabis Market

By Beau Whitney, Senior Economist of New Frontier Data What We Have Learned: Approximately 1 million visitors traveled to Oregon for the August 2017 total solar eclipse, spiking demand for cannabis. August 18, 2017 — With just days to go before the August 21 total solar eclipse, Oregon finds itself in the final throes of […]
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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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Uh-Oregon: A Cautionary Reminder About Rushing Out West

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data 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 months before the entire northern U.S. border feels the effects of Canada’s nationwide adult-use programs opening come July. One such example […]
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Oregon Product Sales Trends

  Oregon’s cannabis sales trends reflect a significant relative decline in demand for flower and pre-rolls, whereas concentrates/extracts have seen strong growth. From December 2016 to December 2017, market share for flowers dropped from 71% to 59% (minus 12%). During the same year-to-year period, demand for concentrates and extracts rose from 18% to 29% (plus […]
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On Oregon’s Cannabis Market, and Dollar Signs of the ‘Apoc-Eclipse’

By Beau Whitney, Senior Economist of New Frontier Data With just days to go before the August 21 total solar eclipse, Oregon finds itself in the final throes of preparation for when a 65-mile-wide swath of darkness shall extend west to east across parts of 14 states. While the duration of the eclipse will only […]
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Shedding Some Light on the (Occasionally) Dark Arts of Forecasting State Tax Revenues

By Beau Whitney, Senior Economist & J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data Recently, New Frontier Data’s Senior Economist Beau Whitney was invited by the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis to attend a cannabis tax forecasting meeting in the state capital of Salem. Though he has previously participated in the Oregon Governor’s Council of […]
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