North America

Wed
06
Mar

3 marijuana stocks to avoid like the plague in March

Following a blazing hot January, marijuana stocks cooled a bit in February but still advanced for the month. Through the first two months of 2019, the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF, which holds around four dozen pot stocks at various weightings, is up 60%.

Wall Street and investors are counting on substantial sales growth in the cannabis industry this year as Canadian adult-use weed legalization ramps up, and new alternatives, such as edibles, infused beverages, and vapes, prepare to hit the market before the one-year anniversary of recreational weed's legalization on Oct. 17.

Tue
05
Mar

Why marijuana companies are partnering with artisan chocolates

When Erica Gilmour and her husband, Drew, started Hummingbird Chocolate in 2011 they had no idea their multi-award-winning chocolates would become one of Canada’s most anticipated edibles. What began as a hobby in the basement of the couple’s home near Ottawa has turned into a massive partnership that will see their bean-to-bar chocolate turned into high-end edibles for the next stage of Canada’s rollout of legal cannabis.

Tue
05
Mar

The 2 best alternative marijuana stocks to buy now

When I urged folks to consider marijuana stocks in 2014, I got laughed at on TV as being “toked up.”

But every objection I hear — every hurdle to full, U.S. legalization — is just more proof that we’re still in the very early innings.

Marijuana is a key, long-term investment trend. I can’t pound the table often enough on this.

As more states legalize recreational marijuana, it’ll be right up there with other “sin industries.” For example, wine alone is a $60 billion industry in the United States. Cigarettes are $77 billion. Beer is $110 billion.

Tue
05
Mar

Cannabis poised to be next Bitcoin

The US market can change in an instant, which makes it essential for people to study and predict how a movement can affect a single stock. The arrival of cannabis stocks is one of is game-changer because of new policies and medical advancements. Experts believe that marijuana will be the next market boom.

Pepper International CEO Carol Pepper believes that cannabis stocks will begin to trend because of recent legalizations. In 2018, Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchange made a list of companies that are involved in the cannabis industry, citing Canada-based firms Cronos Group and Canopy Growth among the companies after they went public. From the start of the year to today, Cronos experienced a 115 percent rise in stocks while Canopy saw a 65 percent increase.

Tue
05
Mar

The cannabis producer Cronos is selling its stake in a medical-marijuana facility to rival Aurora Cannabis (CRON, ACB)

  • Marijuana producer Cronos Group on Monday announced that it has sold its 19% stake in Whistler Medical Marijuana to rival Aurora Cannabis.
Tue
05
Mar

Bankers are circling Europe’s growing cannabis market

Investors who are eager for the cannabis industry in Europe to emulate the boom in pot-stock listings in Canada may not have much longer to wait, judging by the activities of investment bankers.

 

Canaccord Genuity Inc., the biggest underwriter of stock offerings for weed-related companies, has appointed a head of European cannabis investment banking. French bank Bryan Garnier & Co. in the past year started covering the Canadian sector via a Paris-based analyst. Jefferies Financial Group Inc. recently initiated coverage on a slew of North American pot stocks through a London-based analyst.

Tue
05
Mar

3 things Aurora Cannabis does better than other weed growers

There's been no industry hotter to start the new year than marijuana. Now a legitimate business model following the legalization of adult-use cannabis in Canada this past October, the highly followed Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF, which holds around four dozen pot stocks, is up 60% year to date through the end of February.

Tue
05
Mar

5 best marijuana stocks in February -- Are they buys now?

Several big Canadian marijuana stocks got off to a great start early in 2019. But momentum for many of these stocks slowed down in February. Instead, a different group of marijuana stocks took center stage.

Tue
05
Mar

What you need to know about selective breeding

When chromosomes of a cannabis plant pair with another the plant will evolve and create a new genetic lineage that is a genetic copy of both parents. With the advancement of seed banks and nurseries, obtaining great genetics is easier now than ever. Knowing what traits will likely enhance an existing strain comes down to a number of things. Below is better explained what to consider when breeding for enhanced progeny.

 

 

Mon
04
Mar

THC benefits that have nothing to do with getting high

As we delve deeper into the science of the cannabis plant more medical properties are revealed. While it’s long been declared by marijuana activists that full-plant extract is as medicinal as it gets, cannabinoids are still being isolated and bred for strength. A lot of the time it’s to produce as much CBD as possible.

THC, cannabis’ most popular cannabinoid, is still the most well known of the plant’s components, though. It’s the reason we feel elevated, lifted, high, however you classify it, it’s what gets us in a different headspace. THC can be so potent, especially when dabbing or eating edibles, that a bad trip can manifest and that pleasant high can go right down the tubes.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - North America