$123 Million Investment from Big Tobacco Igniting this 80% Loser

There are few events that can send a cannabis stock soaring like an investment from big tobacco.

Do you remember what happened on December 7, 2018?

That’s when Altria Group (NYSE: MO), one of the largest tobacco companies in the world and maker of Marlboro cigarettes, invested $1.8 billion into Cronos Group (NASDAQ: CRON), one of the largest cannabis companies in Canada and the world. Continue reading “$123 Million Investment from Big Tobacco Igniting this 80% Loser”

Kamala Harris Just Introduced a Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana

More than half of all states have taken some action to legalize or decriminalize marijuana, but using the drug is still a crime under federal law. Senators, including 2020 contenders Cory Booker (D-NJ), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), have proposed legislation to tackle this disconnect, and on Tuesday, Kamala Harris (D-CA) joined the fray. Continue reading “Kamala Harris Just Introduced a Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana”

Hexo Uplist to NYSE to Trigger a Second 100% Gain in 8 Weeks?

The date was May 25, 2018. That’s when Canopy Growth Corp (CGC, WEED), the largest cannabis company in the world, graduated from US OTC markets and began trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

It was a major win for Canopy – here’s why.

That big injection of credibility set the stage for Constellation Brands (STZ) to ramp its investment in Canopy from $200 million to $4 billion less than 12 weeks later, sending shares soaring into a new all-time high. Continue reading “Hexo Uplist to NYSE to Trigger a Second 100% Gain in 8 Weeks?”

Medical Marijuana: Florida Law Creates ‘Oligopoly’ for Pot Businesses, Court Decides

Florida’s law requiring to grow, process and distribute cannabis and related products created an “oligopoly” and runs afoul of a constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana in the Sunshine State, an appellate court has ruled. Continue reading “Medical Marijuana: Florida Law Creates ‘Oligopoly’ for Pot Businesses, Court Decides”

Former Canopy CEO Loves This Sector Leader – Up 330% in 24 Months

CEOs have an insider’s view that is second to none. When they talk, it pays to listen closely. They drop clues that can be used to find great investments. That’s what happened last week with a rock star CEO in the cannabis industry.

Bruce Linton founded Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE: CGC, TSX: WEED) in 2013. Back then, Canopy was only worth $100 million – but in the next six years, Linton grew Canopy into a $15 billion global juggernaut and the largest cannabis company in the world. Continue reading “Former Canopy CEO Loves This Sector Leader – Up 330% in 24 Months”

North Carolina Proposes Smokable Hemp Ban as Demand Grows

North Carolina is the latest state considering a ban on smokable hemp, a product that’s exploding along with the health craze surrounding a compound in the plant known as CBD.

Besides federal regulations laid out in the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, the Food and Drug Administration has no additional regulations on smokable hemp, leaving states to figure out how to govern it themselves.

This year, Indiana, Louisiana and Texas banned smokable hemp entirely, while Kansas banned products including hemp cigarettes and cigars. Tennessee prohibited smokable hemp sales to minors. Continue reading “North Carolina Proposes Smokable Hemp Ban as Demand Grows”

Cannabis Sector up 28% in 2019 – 6 Catalysts for Remaining Year

The first half of 2019 is over. I’m going to share a cannabis sector review and outline what we should expect in the second half of the year. Cannabis stocks had a solid first half of 2019. The ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (NYSE: MJ) gained 28%. Many individual cannabis stocks were up even more. Continue reading “Cannabis Sector up 28% in 2019 – 6 Catalysts for Remaining Year”

Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Help Small Businesses Navigate Cannabis Industry

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A bill introduced in Congress last week aims to help small business owners navigate the ins and outs of cannabis licensing.

The legislation, the Homegrown Act of 2019, would set up a so-called Small Business Association grant program to “provide state and local governments with funding to help small businesses navigate cannabis licensing and employment with a focus on communities most impacted by the War on Drugs,” according to the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Dwight Evans, a Pennsylvania Democrat. Continue reading “Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Help Small Businesses Navigate Cannabis Industry”