Author Archives: David Friedman

Institutional Cannabis: The Convergence of Data and Analysis

Institutional Cannabis: The Convergence of Data and Analysis

Institutional Cannabis: The Convergence of Data and Analysis

Institutions need information in order to make decisions. A big part of the information they need to measure and predict outcomes is in the data, but real information is the convergence of that data with sound analysis.

Institutional Cannabis: Defining Institutional Stakeholders

Institutional Cannabis: Defining Institutional Stakeholders

For the purpose of this column we consider three types of institutions: government, academic and corporate. They are the thought leaders, market leaders and mainstream actors from outside the industry that are stakeholders in the effects of an economic outcome.

Economic Considerations for Growing Industrial Hemp: Implications for Kentucky\\\’s

This study takes a comprehensive look at whether industrial hemp has potential to be beneficial for both Kentucky’s farmers and its economy. Despite historical success with the crop in Kentucky and across the country during World War II and prior, many opponents of legalizing hemp production fear it would lead to additional illegal drug activity and question whether revenue from growing hemp would cover additional monitoring costs. Proponents argue there is potential for tremendous increased revenue due to the thousands of products that could be made with hemp oil.

Estimates Market for U.S. Marijuana Sales by State

This first ever report estimates the current size of the U.S. retail market sales based on real revenue data as reported by the Colorado Department of Revenue. It calculates the data based on average annual monthly sales (low end) using YTD sales by category and by month as well as the trending estimated based on the most recent monthly sales. The report also estimates the black market revenue based on a gap study done for the Colorado Department of revenue.


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