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October 7, 2018
  • In 2017, the total amount of energy used for U.S. legal cannabis cultivation was 1.1 billion kilowatts (kWh). 
  • In 2015, the total amount of energy used by U.S. Starbucks locations was 1.75 billion kWh.
  • In 2016, the total amount of energy used by U.S. McDonald’s restaurants was 2.3 billion kWh.
  • In 2017, the total amount of energy used for all the U.S. Google searches was 2.3 billion kWh, i.e., enough power to run approximately 200,000 homes for a year.
  • As single corporate entities, each Google (2.16x), McDonald’s (2.16x), and Starbucks (1.64x) used more energy than did U.S. legal cannabis as an entire industry.  

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Partnering with Scale Microgrid Solutions and Resource Innovation Institute, New Frontier Data is proud to present the Cannabis Energy Report.  

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  • Forecasts of legal and illicit cultivation output from 2017 – 2022, for indoor, greenhouse and outdoor cultivators, by state
  • Energy consumption by grow type, nationally and by state
  • The amount of electricity-generated Carbon Intensity associated with each type of cultivation facility
  • Data and indicators that can serve as a basis for comparison for operational efficiencies and can highlight industry best practices
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You Asked, We Answered
Q: Which states and/or U.S. territories have legalized medical cannabis in 2018?
Thus far this year, Oklahoma and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (a U.S. protectorate consisting of 15 islands in the northwestern Pacific Ocean) have been the only U.S. state or territory, respectively, to legalize cannabis in 2018... Read our full answer here
Ask Our Experts is a new weekly interactive feature in the CannaBit.

J J McCoyDEA’s Rescheduling of CBD Is No Industry Cure-All

By J. J. McCoy,
Senior Managing Editor, New Frontier Data
Recent news that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is rescheduling cannabidiol (CBD) for use in FDA-approved medicine was warmly welcomed by the cannabis industry, but it felt confusingly tepid on delivery. Overall, the announcement is a boon for Big Pharma companies looking to develop and market their own cannabis-based drugs, but it remains an obstacle for a myriad marketers of CBD “wellness” products...
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Cannabis Research Efforts Progressing Despite Federal Tax and Banking Regulations

By Michael Harlow and Craig Golding Partners at CohnReznick
There are some unique challenges to conducting research in the United States on the medical applications of cannabis. Cannabis’ federal Schedule I classification presents several obstacles for cannabis industry operators and businesses, even for those located in states where medical and recreational use is legal...
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New Frontier Data Senior Economist Beau Whitney Interviewed...

'Tremendous' Opportunity in Oregon Cannabis Market, New Frontier's Whitney Says

Beau Whitney, New Frontier Data Vice President & Senior Economist, discusses the economics of a fully-legalized cannabis market with Bloomberg's Joe Weisenthal, Caroline Hyde and Romaine Bostick on "Bloomberg Markets: What'd You Miss?"

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California Governor Vetoes Series of Cannabis Bills With Economic, Health Care Impacts

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Legal medical marijuana may be available in Ohio next month

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Flying high: rules surrounding passengers carrying cannabis at Canadian airports

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