26-09-2020 - Hits:1757 - Ruth Fisher
Cannabis plants are dioecious, that is, they are either male or female. Plant reproduction occurs naturally, when male plants pollinate female plants, causing female plants to produce seeds. New cannabis plants can thus be cultivated by collecting seeds from fertilized females and replanting them, or by buying seeds generated by...Read more
22-09-2020 - Hits:1444 - Ruth Fisher
There are three basic locales for growing cannabis: indoors, outdoors, or in greenhouses. Greenhouses enable growers to benefit from natural light, while also being able to strategically block out light to induce quicker flowering. Budget-friendly greenhouse operations are more subject natural climate variations, while higher-end greenhouses are more similar to...Read more
10-06-2020 - Hits:1584 - Ruth Fisher
Cannabis was used medicinally in the Western world from the mid-1800s through 1940, even though doctors did not understand cannabis’s mechanisms of action. The Marijuana Tax At of 1937 Federally banned the use of cannabis in the US for either medical or recreational uses, and it restricted scientific studies of...Read more
16-05-2020 - Hits:2366 - Ruth Fisher
The cannabis industry is highly regulated, and the various regulations play a powerful role in shaping the structure, and thus outcome, of the industry. This analysis examines the following questions:
How do cannabis market regulations shape market structure?
Are the resulting outcomes favorable to suppliers and/or consumers?
What are the pros and cons...Read more
27-04-2020 - Hits:1752 - Ruth Fisher
Bart Schaneman from MJ Business Daily recently released, “2020 Cultivation Snapshot: U.S. Wholesale Marijuana Prices & Supply.” The information contained in the report helped cement certain insights I’ve had about the evolution of the cannabis market.
In addition to the myriad other laws and regulations, all states essentially have two...Read more
14-04-2020 - Hits:1066 - Ruth Fisher
Suppose I gave you, the Data Analyst, a dataset of information on sales of Ford automobiles, and suppose I told you to use that dataset to predict total national sales of Ford automobiles for next 12 months. What would you want to know about the data you were given?
If you...Read more
06-04-2020 - Hits:1890 - Ruth Fisher
The information in this post was compiled in an attempt to understand 2 issues:
Does the cultivation of hemp differ depending on the hemp product supplied (fiber, seed, or flower)?
Is the CBD produced from hemp (cannabis with ≤ 0.3% THC) identical to the CBD produced from marijuana (cannabis with > 0.3%...Read more
08-12-2019 - Hits:2352 - Ruth Fisher
Patent Counts by Year
I searched the USPTO patent database for all patents for which the patent abstract contained any of the following terms: cannabis, cannabinoid, marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinoid, or cannabinol. My search yielded 914 patents.
As seen in Figure 1, there were only a handful of cannabis patents each year until the...Read more