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Capturing the Energy Costs for Cannabis Cultivation

Capturing the Energy Costs for Cannabis Cultivation By J.J. McCoy and Beau Whitney for New Frontier Data Cannabis industry stakeholders, much like other stakeholders operating in agricultural and livestock commodities, place a great deal of emphasis on energy consumption and carbon-emissions levels. Whether framed by cultivators and producers as economic fixed costs, ongoing governmental [...]
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Cannabis Production Consumes Less Energy Than Beer Production

  In terms of energy consumption per unit, roughly 1.2 kilowatt hours (kwH) of energy is required to produce 1 gram of cannabis, versus 0.2 KwH to produce 1 (12-oz.) bottle of beer. At those rates, the energy required to produce 1 gram of cannabis is equal to that required for a six-pack of beer. […]
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Ask Our Experts 09/30/2018

  Q: Which countries in Europe have the most progressive laws for legalization?     The most progressive cannabis laws in Europe are found in Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands. While the adult use of cannabis remains illegal in those countries, the acceptance of social use (reflected in the advancement of cannabis-related legislation and low […]
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Ask Our Experts 09/23/2018

  Q: How long until cannabis gets commoditized, and would that need federal legalization? Can it happen with only a limited number of legal states? Cannabis commoditization is already occurring in pockets of legal U.S. states as adjacent legal cannabis states are experiencing price normalization due to shrinking market value between the legal and illegal […]
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Top 12 Cannabis Stocks by Market Cap One-Year Stock Price Performance

  In the United States, medical cannabis is legal in 31 states and the District of Columbia. Nine of these, with D.C., have also legalized cannabis for adult use. In June, Canada became the second nation to legalize an adult-use market (due to open next month). As states increasingly legalize cannabis and the industry grows throughout […]
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The Home Grow Market Could Grow Quickly as Adult Use Expands

  In 2017, rising sales of concentrates in Colorado represented nearly 30% of all retail cannabis sales. While in Q1-2016 sales of medical concentrates were 44% higher than for adult-use sales, preferences had flipped by Q4-2017 as adult-use sales outpaced medical sales by 6%. Overall, the number of concentrates sold per adult cannabis consumer in […]
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Ask Our Experts 09/16/2018

  Q: How is interstate commerce of cannabis restricted under current laws and how would that be affected by federal legalization? Currently, interstate commerce of cannabis is illegal under federal law. All state-legal production, supply and sales are allowed, so long as they remain within that state’s borders. The federal government is increasingly involving itself […]
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DEA Plant Eradication Decline, as Processed Cannabis Seizures Hit a Record High

  As eradications decreased, the DEA’s number of interceptions of bulk processed cannabis nearly tripled, jumping 181%, from nearly 54,000 pounds in 2009 to over 151,000 last year. Rising volume in bulk cannabis interceptions reflects increased enforcement as the DOJ targets product diversion from legal markets to states where cannabis remains illegal or unregulated. Cannabis-related […]
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Industrial Hemp Looks Secure in Farm Bill Despite Looming Delay

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data There are three weeks before the current farm bill is due to expire on September 30, and while negotiations for the Farm Bill 2018 continue in fine-tuning the new 1,000-plus-page legislative piece, the prognosis is positive for the industrial hemp industry. The timeliness of its passage, […]
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Ask Our Experts 09/09/2018

  Q: Which are the best opportunities for investors looking to invest capital in the cannabis space if picking one singular business model/niche? Though last January’s rescission of the Cole Memo by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions citing the Controlled Substance Act of 1970 cast a chill over businesses’ opportunity for interstate commerce, there nevertheless […]
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