The northeast region of the United States is on the verge of a cannabis revolution. The shot across the bow happened on November 3, when New Jersey voted to legalize recreational cannabis.
This groundbreaking victory triggered a quick response from New York.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo just said he wants to follow New Jersey and legalize cannabis as soon as possible to make up for COVID-related tax losses. The early word is that New York intends to legalize by April, setting the stage for sales to begin in 2022 or even sooner. Continue reading “My #1 Cannabis Stock for 2021”→
The most important time of the quarter has arrived for cannabis stocks.
Earnings season is the time when companies reveal sales and earnings results for the previous quarter – and just as important, companies provide guidance on what investors should expect for the following quarter.
While many international cannabis markets continue to grow at a painfully slow pace, one small Middle Eastern company is racking up a series of big wins.
Not only has Israel become the #1 importer of cannabis in the world, but it just hit a new record of medical cannabis patients. On top of that, the country is in the early stages of legalizing cannabis exports.
While the U.S. cannabis industry is one the verge of the biggest catalyst in four years, some of the most promising cannabis stocks are on sale.
Cannabis stocks performed poorly in 2019 after the young industry failed to meet investor expectations. Today that dynamic has reversed.
After poor returns in 2019, investor expectations are running low. That’s why cannabis stocks are still trading well below the 52-week high.
These Stocks May Win on Election Night
With election night right around the corner, the sector’s early leaders, and those with a strong presence in states that are set to cast ballots, could see explosive moves.
On top of that, these stocks are already trading far below their 52-week high and have the room to run.
#1 – Cresco Labs (CL, CRLBF)
Cresco Labs (CSE: CL, OTC: CRLBF) is an early leader in the U.S. cannabis industry. Headquartered in Chicago with a market cap of more than $1 billion, Cresco owns an impressive portfolio of cannabis assets. That includes 29 retail licenses, 18 dispensaries, and 15 production facilities. Cresco is positioned for long-term success in the cannabis industry.
Despite the promising outlook, Cresco shares are trading 50% below the 52-week high. We think this weakness is an opportunity to capitalize while most of the Street ignores the cannabis industry.
Cannabis Stock trades alerted its members of this awesome opportunity and sent out a trade signal for Cresco Labs on April 3. We closed that trade on July 7, securing a 50% gain in 12 weeks.
We’re still watching Cresco for our members and will add this holding back to our model portfolio when the time is right.
#2 Green Thumb Industries (GTI, GTBIF)
Green Thumb Industries (CSE: GTI, OTC: GTBIF) is another early leader in the U.S. cannabis industry.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Green Thumb has a market cap of $2.2 billion. This powerhouse company also owns and operates an impressive portfolio of cannabis assets – it operates in 12 states, owns licenses for 96 retail locations, and operates 13 manufacturing facilities.
Last quarter, Green Thumb became the first U.S. cannabis company to report revenue of more than $100 million in one quarter. Green Thumb is also positioned for long-term success in the U.S. cannabis industry.
The impressive results have been driving a big rebound on the chart. Green Thumb has rebounded close to 300% from the 52-week low in March. Despite the big rebound, Green Thumb is trading 35% below the all-time high from September of 2018.
Looking forward, Green Thumb is in a position to continue climbing as we move closer to the November election.
#3 Curaleaf Holdings (CURL, CURLF)
Curaleaf Holdings (CSE: CURL, OTC: CURLF) is the largest cannabis company in the U.S. with a market value of $4.8 billion.
Headquartered in Wakefield, Massachusetts, Curaleaf just completed a $700 million acquisition that gives it the best cannabis portfolio in the industry. That includes operations in 23 states, 135 dispensary licenses, 88 operating dispensaries, 30 processing facilities, 22 cultivation facilitates and more than 1.6 million square feet of cultivation capacity.
Curaleaf now has the best chance to be the first U.S. cannabis company to generate more than $1 billion in annual sales. After the acquisition, no other U.S. cannabis company comes close to Curaleaf’s portfolio of dispensaries, greenhouses, and processing facilities. This portfolio of cannabis assets should drive huge revenue growth in the next few years – particularly because U.S. cannabis sales are expected to surge.
The acquisition has driven a big rebound on the chart. Shares are up almost 200% since hitting a 52-week low in March. Despite the rebound, Curaleaf still has plenty of potential for more gains.
Curaleaf is in a position to deliver strong revenue growth for the next few quarters and years, and that should drive shares higher.
The key to capitalizing on these three cannabis stocks will be properly timing your entry and then knowing when to capture projects. In life (and trading), timing is everything!
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Author Michael Vodicka owns shares of Cresco Labs (CRLBF), Green Thumb Industries (GTBIF) and Curaleaf Holdings (CURLF).
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