Report: Recreational Cannabis to Grow to $50 Billion by 2026

Report: Recreational Cannabis to Grow to $50 Billion by 2026

Report: Recreational Cannabis to Grow to $50 Billion by 2026

On Sept. 12, 2016, Cowen and Company (Nasdaq:COWN) released a report on the near- and long-term market potential of legal recreational cannabis in the United States, estimating that a federally legal U.S. cannabis market could reach $50 billion in gross retail sales by 2026.


Oregon Licensing Process: Are You Prepared for Financing?

Interested in taking part of Oregon’s upcoming recreational marijuana market? While the entry barriers for dispensaries in Oregon aren’t as high they are in other states, it still takes a sizable investment to enter the business. And to get funding, companies must be prepared.


Colorado Division of Securities Issues Alert on Marijuana Investments

On Nov. 12, 2015, the Colorado Division of Securities issued an investor alert titled, “Are you an Informed Investor? The Next Big Thing.” The alert addressed the popularity of investments in marijuana, binary options and digital currencies.

SEC Rules

Cannabusiness Experts Expect SEC Rules Will Matter … Given Time

Randy Shipley, the founder and CEO of, is among those who believe that the new SEC rules will “potentially” have a positive influence on the marijuana industry.


SEC Settles Charges in 2014 Marijuana Stock Scam

On July 9, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it had settled charges against Alexander Hawatmeh and Christopher Mrowca. So far, so good, but is the legal marijuana industry any safer for investors?

private placement

On Private Vs. Public Companies, Unicorns and Cannabis

Would you like to invest in Uber? Or how about Airbnb? Well it turns out that you can’t. If you’re a regular Joe or Jane investor, there are no shares to buy for either company, or for companies like Pinterest and SpaceX.


7 Notable Quotations at Marijuana Investor Summit

Quotations can connect you to wisdom from the past that you can apply to the present and the future. Many of the legal marijuana industry’s key players have already amassed vital wisdom during the industry’s fledgling years.


Tough Questions Marijuana Investors Should Ask

Ever since the SEC cracked down on marijuana-related investments in 2014, potential investors have been painfully aware of the need to conduct adequate due diligence on the early-stage companies that come courting.


Cannabis Entrepreneurs Bring Star Power to Accelerator Boot Camp

More than 115 early-stage startups applied for one of 10 spots within CanopyBoulder’s spring business accelerator program for the legal cannabis industry.


Just Say No to Small Marijuana Stocks

Given the title of yesterday’s Market Musings piece and the subject of today’s, you, dear reader, could be forgiven for thinking that I have some kind of a drug problem. I can assure you that I don’t. I just have a problem with some drug stocks, both the non-conventional and more traditional.


SEC warns investors about marijuana-related investments – Investment Executive

Following its transfer to droop a fifth microcap firm that claims to be engaged within the rising marijuana business, U.S. securities regulators issued a warning to investors about the danger of fraud within the area. Proper information regarding trade within the marijuana sector may be withheld from hungry investors, the SEC warns. VIEW FULL ARTICLE


GrowLife Smoking, Industry in Flames?

When the SEC temporarily suspended the trading of GrowLife securities (OTCMKTS: PHOT) on April 10, it sounded an official fire alarm. Maybe GrowLife was simply sending smoke signals, but the SEC’s suspension was lifted yesterday and it appears many investors feared the company was in flames. Forbes reported stocks plummeting 60 percent before lunchtime and by close of trading, the stocks were down 58.17 percent.