icon_loop icon_cart icon_arrow-down icon_pick-winners icon_make-better-decisions icon_gofaster-gosmarter icon_equio icon_custom-research icon_conquer-the-wild icon_be-anonymous-and-secure icon_analyst-reports icon_access-realtime-data icon_youtube icon_twitter icon_linkedin icon_facebook

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 [...]
Read more

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. […]
Read more

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 […]
Read more

Awaiting Word on Rescheduling, the Market Watches Epidiolex

By William Sumner, Hemp Business Journal Contributor Pending word at any time, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is expected to reschedule Epidiolex, a CBD-based drug derived from cannabis. An announcement was due on Sept. 23, but by press time remained forthcoming. Manufactured by the London-based GW Pharmaceuticals, the drug has been shown to […]
Read more

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 […]
Read more

Navigating the Maze of the Cannabis Market After the Daze of Summer

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, for New Frontier Data Even before word of the DEA’s landmark rescheduling of cannabidiol (CBD) for GW Pharmaceutical’s FDA-approved Epidiolex, the cannabis market has had a hot summer. Medical cannabis is now legal in 31 states and the District of Columbia, with adult-use markets open in 9 of them plus […]
Read more

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 […]
Read more

Despite Bumps, CBD Market Growing Toward Convenience Store Shelves

By William Sumner, Hemp Business Journal Contributor The potential both practical and profitable for cannabidiol (CBD) has been gaining an increasing amount of national attention. From alleviating intractable seizures to soothing anxiety, CBD’s health benefits have (anecdotally) become well known, which has translated to millions of dollars’ worth of investment from entrepreneurs and [...]
Read more

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 […]
Read more

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 […]
Read more