The outlook for the US cannabis industry has never looked better. A recent report from Nielson, an industry-leading research firm, predicts enormous sales growth in the next five years.
In 2018, we estimate that total sales of all legalized cannabis in the U.S. reached $8 billion. With newer recreational markets such as Michigan and Illinois opening up for business in 2020 and more states likely to follow suit, we predict that sales of all legalized cannabis in the U.S. will reach $41 billion by 2025.
This big growth projection has everyone from self-directed newbie traders to hedge fund managers scrambling to invest in the cannabis industry.
While the big players once overlooked this sector, a shift in sentiment is giving the cannabis industry credibility. This new support will help drive stock prices and trading activity higher.
In the last 12 months, dozens of cannabis companies have gone public. Currently, hundreds of cannabis-related stocks are trading on the major US and Canadian stock exchanges.
From growers to cannabis-centered real estate operations, accessory manufacturers to lighting companies – strong opportunities are found in every cannabis subsector.
Favorite Weed Stocks By Category
Our favorite cannabis companies have competitive advantages that set them apart from their peers. Their advantages indicate that they are in position to dominate the industry.
Below are companies with first-mover advantage, early industry leadership, top-tier management, sustainable revenue growth, and strong technical chart setups.
Medical Cannabis Stocks
GW Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ: GWPH) is the largest cannabis biotech in the world with a market cap of $3 billion. GW’s new cannabis drug Epidiolex has a shot at becoming the first-ever cannabis blockbuster drug (a drug that generates more than $1 billion in sales a year).
Plus Products (CSE: PLUS , OTC: PLPRF) is the #1 cannabis edibles company in California. According to BDS Analytics GreenEdgetm Platform, Plus sold the most cannabis edibles in California in the last twelve months by both units and dollars.
Greenlane Holdings (NASDAQ: GNLN) is a direct play on the US cannabis vaping industry as the largest wholesaler of vaporizers and vaping accessories in the country.
Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (TRUL) is one of the largest integrated cannabis companies in the US with a market value of $1 billion. Trulieve currently operates 31 dispensaries in Florida with plans to grow to 35 in the next 12 months.
Cannabis Property & Real Estate
Innovative Industrial Properties (NYSE: IIPR) is the cannabis landlord, leasing cannabis cultivation facilities to some of the largest growers in the country. An early industry leader with a market cap of $1.1 billion. IIPR is one of the only cannabis companies that pay a dividend, offering a current yield of 2.4%.
If you’re ready to invest in cannabis stocks, you need to open an account at a brokerage firm. Selecting the right brokerage firm is a critical part of successful investing. But it’s even more important in the cannabis sector.
Finding A Broker to Trade Marijuana Stocks
Using the right brokerage firm is critical to succeeding in cannabis stocks.
In fact, there is one critical feature that is more important than any other.
Many of the best US cannabis stocks trade on Canadian stock exchanges such as the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE). That’s why it’s critical to use a brokerage firm that offers access to these international exchanges. With lack of access, you could miss out on some of the best opportunities.
In addition to finding a broker that gives you access to international exchanges, you should also find one that offers low-cost trades.
A discount commission scale is important for two main reasons:
1. Trading cannabis stocks requires more activity than traditional buy and hold investing.
2. Some of the best cannabis stocks trade for pennies. Many investors may end up buying tens of thousands of shares.
A discount brokerage firm, like the ones listed on our FAQ page, will offer the best rates to keep costs low.
Keep in mind that there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to brokers. You will need to weigh your needs against the broker’s offerings to find the best fit.
Cannabis Stock Trades – Trade Like A Pro
It’s no secret that the legal cannabis industry is one of the most exciting opportunities of our lifetime. The cannabis industry is in position for big growth in the next few years. There are hundreds of excellent companies that are investing billions to cash in.
However, to be successful, you have to know which cannabis stocks have the potential to succeed and which are ones to avoid.
Unfortunately, investors (both new and seasoned) are finding it very difficult to find solid cannabis stock research and guidance. It takes time and experience to separate the “companies” just trying to ride the cannabis-industry coattails from the companies that have real footing and growth opportunity.
That’s why we created Cannabis Stock Trades, a member-exclusive community of cannabis investors with access to professional research and guidance.
We help self-directed investors succeed in the cannabis sector by carefully laying out the research, reading between the lines, and sharing our findings with member
We also manage a model portfolio of our favorite cannabis stocks with trade alerts to let members follow along at home.
This is not a service that will require you to stop what you’re doing to execute trades throughout the day. We’re not looking for a bunch of little 1-5% winners.
Instead, we’re looking for solid investment opportunities and core portfolio holdings. We’re crafting a profitable portfolio and not giving you the runaround with numerous, hard-to-follow alerts.
We want to send you our trade alerts and give you access to our model portfolio for 2 weeks at no cost.
During this trial, we’ll also send you…
- Professional cannabis stock research
- Cannabis IPO alerts
- Daily analysis and commentary
- Access to our Q&A and member chat area
- Hard-hitting legislative alerts and news
With massive growth expected, the time to invest in cannabis is right now.
Don’t wait – begin your 2-week trial to CST and see the solid investment opportunities we’ve already uncovered AND be the first to see the new opportunities that we spot.
*Michael Vodicka owns shares of Innovative Industrial Properties (IIPR) at the time of writing.