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States Challenged to Optimize Cannabis Tax Revenues

Some reinventing the cannabis tax-reform wheel as they go along By Tracy Curley, Partner at Cohnreznick The legal status of cannabis presents a challenge toward advancements in quality assurance and medical research. Currently, the Controlled Substance Act carries no distinction between the medical and recreational uses of cannabis, which is classified as a Schedule I […]
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Recognizing Banking Risks in Emerging Cannabis Business Ventures

By Zoe Grimaldi, Executive Coordinator and J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, for New Frontier Data In 2014, Sundie Seefried founded Safe Harbor Services, the nation’s first federally compliant cannabis banking program. Safe Harbor enables financial institutions to extend business banking solutions to cannabis-related businesses (CRBs). Nearly five years later, Seefried, now the CEO of [...]
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Going in Circles Over ‘The Hemp Loophole’

California’s crackdown on CBD in food may be toothless By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data In July, the California Department of Public Health’s Food and Drug Branch (CDPH-FDB) threw the burgeoning cannabidiol (CBD) industry into some frenzy by issuing a revised FAQ on CBD in food products, declaring that it cannot be […]
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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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Charlotte’s Web Holdings (CNSX: CWEB) Quietly Raises $100 Million in IPO

By William Sumner, Hemp Business Journal Contributor It has been a busy, yet quiet week for the hemp-based CBD oil producer Charlotte’s Web Holdings, Inc. On August 30, 2018, the company reported the successful closing of its previously announced initial public offering (IPO), as well as a secondary offering of its common shares. Charlotte’s Web […]
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States Challenged to Optimize Cannabis Tax Revenues

Some reinventing the cannabis tax-reform wheel as they go along By Bob Moss, Principal, National Director of Governmental Affairs & Eddie Delgado, CMI, Cohn Reznick For the states with cannabis initiatives on the ballot this fall, there is a fine line between passing legislation and being prepared to implement the new law. With time and more […]
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Cannabis Jobs and Revenue Potential for Native Americans

  Among factors cited by experts identifying longtime tribal joblessness and an economic malaise are underinvestment in tribal areas, a lack of resources, and low educational attainment. Some tribes have turned to gambling to drive economic development, but casino and gaming opportunities are limited and do not have as wide spread an economic impact as most […]
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Identifying the Relative Value of a Cultivator License, By State

  By Beau Whitney, Senior Economist for New Frontier Data With investors seeking data about how to ascertain the value of a license, or at least identify and contrast opportunities, New Frontier Data recently compared the respective Total Addressable Market (TAM) in each of six states to the number of licenses they have respectively proposed or […]
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