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Medical Cannabis, Texas-Style: Conditions and Requirements for Use

By Ashley Simpson, Hoban Law Group In 2015, the Texas legislature’s passage of the Texas Compassionate Use Act (Senate Bill 339) legalized medical cannabis in the Lone Star State, but only to the extent of “low-THC cannabis oil” for use by patients diagnosed with intractable epilepsy. Widening further access to any patients respectively diagnosed with […]
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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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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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Keeping a Cool Head About California’s Post-Wildfires Market and Prices

By Beau Whitney, Senior Economist of New Frontier Data What We Have Learned: Despite October’s wildfires, California’s cannabis supplies remained sufficient to meet January 2018’s opening of its adult-use market.   October 17, 2017: Amid this month’s devastating California wildfires has also spread news of cannabis growers’ suffering partial if not total losses right when […]
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Will Constellation Brands’ Entry to the Market Mark a Breakthrough to Banking Reform?

By Beau Whitney, Senior Economist of New Frontier Data What We Have Learned:  While the first significant U.S. corporate investor to Canada’s legal cannabis market made a splash, the full effects remained yet to be seen. An intriguing possibility arose within the U.S. cannabis industry last month: Did an American alcohol company’s investment in Canada […]
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Getting Your Hands Dirty with a the Retail Supplies Market

What We Learned:  Cannabis cultivators are getting much more sophisticated about scaling their businesses and navigating various compliance issues. By Rob Kunvinka, Manager of Data Science for New Frontier Data Cannabis cultivation is reaching new levels of sophistication and efficiency as commercial operations become larger. In the earliest years of post-legalization, facilities larger than [...]
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The Key to a Profitable Harvest? Getting a Handle on the Retail Supplies Market

By Rob Kunvinka, Manager of Data Science for New Frontier Data Cannabis cultivation is reaching new levels of sophistication and efficiency as commercial operations become larger. In the earliest years of post-legalization, facilities larger than 50,000 square feet were rare. Now, state-of-the-art cultivation facilities can exceed 500,000 square feet, more than a 10x increase from […]
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Can Constellation Brands’ Entry into the Market Lead to Banking Reform?

By Beau Whitney, Senior Economist of New Frontier Data An intriguing possibility arose within the U.S. cannabis industry last month: Did an American alcohol company’s investment in Canada inadvertently open a door for U.S. cannabis banking reform? Constellation Brands’ investment in Canopy Growth Corporation, acquiring 9.9% of the Canadian-based company, offers a test of large […]
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Keeping a Cool Head About California’s Post-Wildfires Market and Prices

By Beau Whitney, Senior Economist of New Frontier Data Amid this month’s devastating California wildfires has also spread news of cannabis growers’ suffering partial if not total losses right when they would otherwise be reaping their fall harvests. As tragic as those incidents could be, however, it is incumbent upon the industry, regulators, and the […]
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Adult Use Flower Sales Surpass Medical Sales in Colorado

  It took less than three years for the volume of flower sold in Colorado’s adult use market to surpass that in its medical market. In 2014, the volume of flower sold in the medical market was more than 2.8x that in the adult use market (110,000 lbs. vs. 39,000 lbs.). However, by 2016, sold volume […]
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