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Dec

Cannabis shows increasingly popular in the US

2019 was a good year for cannabis content as more than a million American households streamed shows and documentaries about marijuana.

Compared to 2018, total streamed hours of marijuana content jumped 42.7% in the US, according to data from PeerLogix as reported by Fox Business this week.

The largest number of people streaming shows that deal with cannabis was in the West Coast, in states like California, Washington and Oregon, where recreational weed has been legalized.

Tue
31
Dec

The Non-Controversy Over Smokable Medical Marijuana

I’m sure if you took a poll of lawmakers from around the United States and asked them if they believe they should have the power to decide if a legal medical cannabis patient in their state can smoke it if they choose, most of them will tell you that they absolutely should have that power.

They see nothing wrong with taking that decision upon themselves, instead of the patient and their doctor making that decision. These lawmakers, by virtue of getting a minority of eligible voters to vote for them, feel they can now make medical decisions for people they have never met.

I have yet to see a cogent argument as to why these politicians are qualified to make that decision, much less what right they have to make it.

Mon
30
Dec

Weekly cannabis stock news: Why HEXO's new share issue got the investor stink eye

Congratulations in advance, marijuana stock investors, for surviving 2019. It was an indisputably awful year for publicly traded pot companies. All were squeezed on many fronts in a business that continues to endure acute growing pains.

There wasn't much disastrous news in the final full week of the year, thankfully. Still, there were a few happenings of note to report, so let's jump right into it.

Mon
30
Dec

Don’t trust marijuana health claims on social media, it’s probably a bot

A Pew Research Center poll reported earlier this year that 55% of American adults receive their news via social media at least sometimes. And despite the fact that the same percentage of people agree that this isn’t the most comprehensive way of getting information, the number represents an 8% increase in those who use social media as their primary news source.

Mon
30
Dec

2019 was a big year for cannabis in Florida. Here’s what happened and what lies ahead

A marijuana lobbyist became the only statewide Democrat sworn into office. Smoking medical marijuana became legal in Florida. A new hemp program gave farmers statewide the optimism for a new cash crop. On the whole, 2019 proved to be a monumental year for cannabis in the state

In February, The state hired its first “cannabis czar,” in August the Miami-Dade State Attorney announced it will no longer prosecute minor marijuana cases and in October, two associates of Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani’s sought pot licenses in the state.

Mon
30
Dec

Legal marijuana sales in Illinois and Michigan may spark tension among Midwest states

Retailers legally selling marijuana for the past month in Michigan say they have drawn customers from surrounding Midwestern states where the drug remains illegal and, as Illinois prepares to joins the recreational market on Wednesday, officials are renewing warnings to consumers against carrying such products over state lines.

Mon
30
Dec

Aurora Cannabis stock tanked in 2019: Could 2020 be better?

Aurora Cannabis (TSX:ACB)(NYSE:ACB) was one of the worst-performing cannabis stocks of 2019. Down 58% for the year, it has fallen far more than Horizons Medical Marijuana Life Science ETF, which tracks the entire industry. Although all major marijuana stocks took a beating this year, Aurora truly fell off a cliff.

The question is, why?

Mon
30
Dec

Five of the most promising cannabinoids for 2020

With so much buzz surrounding CBD and THC, it’s not surprising that most people forget or don’t know that there are hundreds of other cannabinoids that are also a part of the cannabis plant. These minor compounds have been associated with plenty of benefits that set them apart from CBD and THC.

CBD has plenty of restorative properties that have lead to its inclusion in hundreds of products. But one of the main reasons why the cannabinoid has found so much success is because it’s the easiest and cheapest compound to extract and refine, thus, garnering the most attention and scientific-based interest.

Mon
30
Dec

The 3 best marijuana stocks to buy for 2020

Most investors in marijuana stocks will probably say "good riddance" to 2019. Multiple issues plagued the Canadian cannabis industry, in particular, causing many pot stocks to sink this year. But a new year is only days away, with new opportunities on the horizon. 

My view is that 2020 will be a much better year overall for marijuana stocks than 2019 was. And, as was the case last year, some stocks will rise above the rest of the pack. Here are my picks for the three best marijuana stocks to buy in 2020 (in alphabetical order).

Mon
30
Dec

5 Trends that will dominate the cannabis landscape in 2020

When the curtain finally closes on 2019, it'll go down as one of the strongest years in a long time for the broader market, and likely the worst year for marijuana stocks.

What had been an incredible buzz for investors throughout the first quarter turned into a major buzzkill for the remaining nine months. Since the end of the first quarter, most cannabis stocks have lost a significant amount of their market cap as questions fly concerning the growth trajectory of the global pot industry moving forward.

But the big question: What does 2020 hold for marijuana stocks?

As we look toward the New Year, I'd suggest that the following five trends are poised to dominate the cannabis landscape.

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