Pass the hemp: Colorado prepares to regulate the plant like any other food ingredient

With the stroke of a pen, hemp could be treated like any other food ingredient under Colorado law.

A bill is on its way to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk to apply existing food manufacturing guidelines to products such as hemp oil-infused coffee and CBD-rich extracts made from the non-psychoactive cannabis plant variety. Continue reading “Pass the hemp: Colorado prepares to regulate the plant like any other food ingredient”

UC San Diego Accepts $4.7 Million Donation to Study CBD and Autism

Medical cannabis research just got a big boost as UC San Diego accepts $4.7 million donation to study CBD and autism. The donation represents the largest of its kind in U.S. history. More importantly, it could help shed light on how cannabis can be used to treat autism. Continue reading “UC San Diego Accepts $4.7 Million Donation to Study CBD and Autism”

Michigan approves marijuana legalization vote for November

The battle to free the weed officially started Thursday when the State Board of Canvassers ruled that a group pushing a proposal to legalize marijuana for recreational use got enough signatures to qualify for the Nov. 6 ballot.

The 4-0 decision by the board was met with cheers by advocates for the proposal. Continue reading “Michigan approves marijuana legalization vote for November”

7 Essential Tips to Maximize Profits in Cannabis Stocks

Investing in cannabis stocks is exciting and can be very lucrative. However, given their volatility, it is important to keep these 7 tips in mind to confidently and successfully leverage this explosive sector.

1 – Create Realistic Expectations:

The legal cannabis industry is one of the most exciting investments I’ve ever been around in 17 years of trading and investing. Many cannabis stocks have delivered big returns in a short amount of time. These outsized returns have expectations running sky high for the cannabis stocks. Although I’m expecting great things from cannabis stocks, don’t get too excited about gains and don’t get too bummed about losses. Continue reading “7 Essential Tips to Maximize Profits in Cannabis Stocks”

Medical Marijuana Patient Number Tops 100,000 in Florida

Florida’s medical-marijuana patient database has hit the 100,000 mark, according to a weekly update issued by the state Department of Health’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use.

Marijuana supporters celebrated the number, revealed on April 20, which is also known as “weed day” throughout the nation. Continue reading “Medical Marijuana Patient Number Tops 100,000 in Florida”

US Cannabis Stocks Jump 15% on Trump Policy Breakthrough

US cannabis stocks just had their best day of the year after a game-changing shift in US cannabis policy hit the Street. If I’m correct, the stage is now set for a huge rally that could send cannabis stocks soaring to a new all-time high. Today, I am going to tell you what’s going on and how you can potentially profit.

On April 13, the US cannabis index jumped more than 15%, the largest one-day gain of the year, on news of a huge shift in US cannabis policy. Continue reading “US Cannabis Stocks Jump 15% on Trump Policy Breakthrough”

Greens want to legalise cannabis for all adults

The Greens will become the first party with seats in Parliament to call for full cannabis legalisation in Australia, despite criticism from the country’s top medical bodies.

Greens leader Richard Di Natale said the “war on drugs has failed” and called for the establishment of an Australian Cannabis Agency that would be given a monopoly over the wholesale supply of the drug to shops, while collecting millions of dollars in a tobacco-style tax from consumers. Continue reading “Greens want to legalise cannabis for all adults”

6 Cannabis Stocks To Surge on California’s $4 Billion Rec Market

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Stocks move in cycles and right now there is a clear cycle emerging in the cannabis sector.

This cycle is simple to understand and easy to follow,  but incredibly powerful.

Groundbreaking cannabis legislation hits the wire and a group of cannabis stocks soar.

This cycle was on display again last week on the most important day in the history of the cannabis industry.

On January 1, California legalized cannabis, giving birth to a $4 billion industry virtually overnight.

The legislative breakthrough sent US cannabis stocks are surging. For example, Potnetwork Holdings (OTC: POTN), a US-based cannabis company that specializes in cannabinoid infused consumer products, is up more than 300% in the last four weeks.

As you can see, early investors were rewarded handsomely for buying ahead of the curve.

If you missed out on the big rally, don’t worry. It’s not too late to cash in on California.

Cannabis Sales Expected to Explode to $4 Billion in Three Years

California is already the largest cannabis market in the world. This west coast giant’s legal and illegal cannabis market did around $8 billion in sales in 2016, with 75% of that total coming from illegal sales.

Legalizing recreational is expected to quickly chip into illegal sales and grow into a $4 billion annual market within a few years, from basically $0 today.

That is a potential revenue and profit windfall for cannabis companies ready to capitalize.

This should be a strong tailwind for US cannabis stocks for the next two years as the industry continues to expand.

Cannabis Stocks are Getting Billions in Free Advertising

California’s recreational cannabis industry has gone viral. Cannabis has been one of the top trending stories in 2018. That has been great for the cannabis sector because it is attracting a whole new class of potential investors.

That’s the biggest reason billions in new capital flowed into cannabis stocks in the first few weeks of the year. Investors that have never been willing to give this sector a chance are getting interested in cannabis stocks as the industry gains credibility.

Those two powerful reasons are why I am bullish on US cannabis stocks right now.

This is the perfect time to invest.

The sector just emerged out of a nasty bear market and has major momentum. 

This looks like a long-term bottom to me and the beginning of a new bull market in US cannabis stocks, all being triggered by California.

Below is a list of six US cannabis stocks that are already cashing in on California’s new recreational program.

1. Kush Bottles (KSHB)

Headquartered: Santa Clara, CA
Market Cap: $336M
About: Kush Bottles sells packaging products to the US cannabis industry.

2. Terra Tech (TRTC)

Headquartered: Irvine, CA
Market Cap: $272M
About: Terra Tech owns a line of dispensaries in California and Nevada under the brand name Blum.

3. Innovative Industries Properties

Headquartered: San Diego, CA
Market Cap: $117M
About: Innovative Property Resources leases cannabis greenhouses to cultivation companies looking to ramp production.

4. Grow Generation (GRWG)

Headquartered: Denver, CO
Market Cap: $114M
About: Growgeneration operates more than a dozen retail stores in Colorado and California that sell hydroponic and organic gardening supplies to cannabis growers.

5. Americann (ACAN)

Headquartered: Denver, CO
Market Cap: $70M
About: Americann (ACAN) is shooting to become one of the largest cannabis growers on the East Coast with its ambitious plans to build a 1 million square foot cannabis greenhouse in Massachusetts.

6. Solistek (SLTK)

Headquartered: Carson, CA
Market Cap: $68M
About: Solistek sells specialty lighting equipment to the cannabis industry.

 


RISKS TO CONSIDER: Cannabis is still illegal on the federal level in the US. That makes US cannabis stocks vulnerable to legal risk and uncertainty.

ACTION TO TAKE:  Look for California’s new recreational market to drive sales and lift shares into all-time highs by the end of the year.

Disclaimer: Michael Vodicka owns shares of POTN, KSHB, and TRTC.

$85 Million Canadian Micro-cap Scores Sales Permit

Winning a license to sell cannabis in Canada is a lot like winning the lottery. It’s an immediate pathway into an untapped $5 billion market.

However, just like the lottery – it’s not easy to get one of these permits.

Four years after Canada updated its domestic cannabis laws – only 97 companies have been licensed. Around 30 of those companies are publicly traded and control around 45 permits. Continue reading “$85 Million Canadian Micro-cap Scores Sales Permit”

Thinking 4/20 is Meh? Think Again — It’s Massive

Marijuana’s big holiday, 4/20, is a huge day for cannabis sales. In fact, it’s the biggest one-day event of the year for the industry — last year between Colorado, Washington, Oregon and California 4/20, which fell on a Thursday, led to $36.3 million in sales according to cannabis market research firm BDS Analytics. By way of comparison, another huge sales day last year, the Friday of Labor Day Weekend, reached $25 million. Continue reading “Thinking 4/20 is Meh? Think Again — It’s Massive”