A Canadian firm is launching an exchange-traded fund that gives investors exposure to the U.S. recreational marijuana market — a sector that’s been largely avoided by other ETFs because of legal uncertainties.
The North American Marijuana Index, a stock index that tracks the top performing cannabis stocks in the U.S. and Canada, increased 61% in December.
Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB) and Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED) are the two frontrunners in the rapidly emerging Canadian cannabis scene, but will these two powerhouses play leapfrog as legalization day comes and goes?
Canadian cannabis stocks fell on Thursday after the U.S. government said it would resume enforcement of federal laws banning marijuana in states that had legalized pot, disrupting a seven-day rally that boosted shares to record highs.
Marijuana companies are higher than ever as California rolls toward recreational legalization. The BI Canada Cannabis Competitive Peers index is having its best day ever as Californians prepare to light up, or eat up, marijuana products starting Jan. 1 at 12 a.m.
Medical marijuana maker CanniMed Therapeutics Inc (CMED.TO) should withdraw a shareholder rights plan adopted to fend off a hostile bid from larger rival Aurora Cannibis Inc ABC.TO, two Canadian regulators have ruled.
Merrill Lynch may have been one of the first mainstream investment firms to release a report on the burgeoning legal marijuana market back in 2015, but more have followed, including the Edward Jones marijuana report that recently entered the fray.
Medical marijuana maker Aphria Inc said on Thursday it would invest C$10 million ($7.80 million) in the proposed combination of two recreational marijuana companies to expand its presence in the sector.
You might be wondering what’s behind the big rally in cannabis stocks? While a generally bullish market has certainly helped, there are five other considerably more prominent reasons behind the rally in marijuana stocks in 2017.
Here’s why the marijuana market is so intriguing, how big the opportunity could be, and why these stocks are top stocks to own.
It was another big day of gains on Tuesday for the North American Marijuana Index, even as some investors anxiously wait for the Fed to announce an interest rate hike in the next 24 hours.
After gaining 15% in October, the Canadian market continued its rally as the Canadian Marijuana Index increased 52% in November, the largest single month increase since the index’s creation.
Medical marijuana company CanniMed Therapeutics Inc has asked Canadian regulators to intervene as it seeks to prevent a hostile takeover by bigger rival Aurora Cannabis Inc.
Aurora Cannabis has launched the first ever “hostile” takeover of another ACMPR Licensed Producer of Medical Marijuana. Executive Vice President Cam Battley lays out the case for why CanniMed shareholders should tender their shares to the Aurora bid.
A healthy day of trading for Canadian cannabis stocks led the North American Marijuana Index to gain several points over Monday’s 169.07 close.
Following market close on Dec. 4, 2017, Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH), an Ontario-based licensed producer of medical cannabis, made headlines when it announced that it had entered into an agreement to be the medical cannabis supplier for Shoppers Drug Mart, a Canadian pharmacy chain.
Canada’s Aurora Cannabis Inc (ACB.TO) said on Monday it increased its stake in Australia-based Cann Group Ltd (CAN.AX) to 22.9 percent from 19.9 percent, its latest move to expand in the cannabis industry.
The first U.S. exchange-traded fund, ETF, to focus on marijuana stocks is launching Dec. 26 — days before California legalizes recreational cannabis use on January 1.
The Marijuana Index, which covers leading cannabis investments on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border, rose 7% on Monday to close at 174.82.
Over the past year, investors have been anxiously following the progression of marijuana stocks such as Canopy Growth Corp, which offer the promise of significant growth from the new, emerging segment of the economy.
If it seems like there’s been a spurt of deals and potential deals going on in the cannabis industry lately, it’s because that’s exactly what’s happening.
Canada’s weed stocks, which have surrendered some of the potent gains that pushed them to record highs this month, face a bumpy ride in 2018 that could purge smaller players, as the country moves to allow recreational use of cannabis in July.
Say hello to the very first marijuana ETF for the U.S. As reported by CNBC, on Oct. 27, ETF Managers Group filed for a new ETF, the Alternative Agroscience ETF.
Not surprisingly, Canadian pot stocks have been the top performers of late, with Canopy Growth Corp. (NASDAQOTH:TWMJF), the now-largest marijuana stock in the world by market cap, leading the charge.
Vancouver-based Aurora Cannabis Inc. said Tuesday that it has made an all-share offer for CanniMed Therapeutics Inc., a fellow Canadian medical marijuana company.
A subsidiary of the New York Stock Exchange launches trading on Dec. 26 for its first-ever marijuana fund, a major step for an industry that’s struggled to access mainstream U.S. financial instruments, even as Canadian markets have kicked off marijuana investment.
At one point, MassRoots was flying high, raising millions of dollars from investors and attempting to become the first cannabis company listed on the Nasdaq.
Manitoba’s the latest province to unveil its plan for marijuana sales and distribution, releasing details Tuesday on how the new industry will operate.
The North American Marijuana Index, a stock index that tracks the top performing cannabis stocks in the U.S. and Canada, increased 4% in October.
Shares of Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED) have climbed a stunning 53.8% month over month as of close on November 1. With all of this in mind, has Canopy established itself as the premier cannabis stock for Canadians?
Founded in 2010, angel investment network The Arcview Group offers a window to gauge investor interest in legalized marijuana. Arcview’s network has invested $125 million in 157 cannabis-sector companies since 2013; membership in the network starts at $2,500. It plans to launch its own venture fund by the end of 2017.
The Auscann Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: AC8) share price had a day to remember on Tuesday. At one stage the medicinal cannabis company’s shares were up as much as 27% before finishing the day 23.5% higher at 52.5 cents.
Drinkable cannabis has been on the rise since the advent of states in America with recreational marijuana legalization and now that Canada is on the brink of implementing recreational legalization, a recently announced strategic relationship has the future of Canadian cannabis beverages looking bright.
Shares of Insys Therapeutics, a small-cap biotech with a focus on pain management, plunged as much as 30% on Wednesday after receiving a double whammy.
Knowledge Keiretsu caught up with professional investors Sturges Karban and Urban Smedeby, MJIC, Inc., a Los Angeles-based full-service cannabis company, to get their thoughts on navigating the opportunities and challenges of investing in the legal cannabis market.
The high-growth industry certainly offers terrific prospects that would be envied by many tech stocks. However, a big hurdle for some investors is investing in “sin stocks,” or what could be perceived as unethical industries and businesses.
There’s a massive Canadian marijuana news story that we’ve been following for over a year here at Money Morning. The news could lead to the Canadian cannabis industry growing by 400% in just four years, and you can profit by getting in right now…
Marijuana stocks were down sharply in Tuesday’s trading as Toronto Stock Exchange operator TMX Group Limited suggested the exchange is going to start cracking down on marijuana producers engaging in illegal activities south of the border.
Shares of Canadian marijuana company Aphria Inc sank on Tuesday, after the operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange said cannabis companies with U.S. interests would come under heightened scrutiny and could be delisted.
Canada’s TMX Group Ltd (X.TO), operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange, said on Monday that it might delist stocks of marijuana companies with interests in the United States, where their operations are illegal under federal law.
On Oct. 16, 2017, the Board of Directors for MassRoots (OTCQB:MSRT), a marijuana social media platform, ousted Isaac Dietrich as the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Despite strong opposition from former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and the overall limitations imposed by federal illegality in the U.S., 2017 is shaping up to be a great year for the North American cannabis industry.
The stock of MedReleaf Corp. has recently outperformed those of other top marijuana stock players in Canada, and there could be further price gains going forward after the recently listed cannabis firm has found its footing and stopped the earlier quarterly revenue declines.
The North American Marijuana Index, a stock index that tracks the top performing cannabis stocks in the U.S. and Canada, increased 6% in September on strong Canadian momentum.
Legal pot sales rose a stunning 34% in 2016 to $6.7 billion across North America, according to Arcview Market Research. But with growth this rapid, there’s bound to be more than a few marijuana stock investments that will be left behind.
Canada’s biggest medical cannabis producers are seeing their stock prices rise after the federal government announced a plan to levy a one dollar per gram tax on recreational marijuana sales.
Marijuana companies should be careful in overselling how much growth will be achieved or what the prospects will look like for the industry. There is a recent example that cannabis investors would be wise to review, and that’s what happened with Freshii Inc..
After the company announced it will tap investors for money to fuel R&D (research and development) and pre-commercialization efforts for its Dravet syndrome drug, shares in Zogenix (NASDAQ: ZGNX) are rallying 10% at 2 p.m. EDT today.
Toronto-based Trellis, which provides cannabis inventory management software, has raised $2.5 million led by Casa Verde Capital.
Marijuana stock investors are going to have to keep their eyes on the following two critical data points for each and every marijuana stock they’re considering buying, or that they already own.