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The 5 Hidden Risks of Owning Marijuana Stocks

The 5 Hidden Risks of Owning Marijuana Stocks

The 5 Hidden Risks of Owning Marijuana Stocks

For all that’s worked in favor of marijuana stocks in recent years, there are plenty of risks. Some of these risks, such as profitability eluding most pot stocks, are readily apparent.

Legal Weed: Politicians and Police Cashing in on New Industry

Legal Weed: Politicians and Police Cashing in on New Industry

Who gets to profit from Canada’s booming weed industry? Researchers at The Weekly found that nearly 40 former politicians and police officers are involved in medicinal marijuana companies, set to make retail sales as soon as it becomes legal.

Aurora Cannabis to Buy Rival to Create World's Most Valuable Weed Firm

Aurora Cannabis to Buy Rival to Create World’s Most Valuable Weed Firm

Canada’s No. 2 marijuana producer Aurora Cannabis Inc has agreed to buy smaller rival CanniMed Therapeutics Inc for C$1.1 billion ($852 million) as companies jostle to benefit from the country’s legalization of recreational marijuana use later this year.

Canada's Small Financial Firms Get Buzz From Weed Stocks

Canada’s Small Financial Firms Get Buzz From Weed Stocks

Investors are betting Canada’s smaller financial firms could see a jump in revenues after they helped fund marijuana companies ahead of the country’s planned legalization of the drug this year.

Canadian Cannabis Firm Aurora in Talks to Buy Both CanniMed and Newstrike

Cannabis Firm Aurora in Talks to Buy Both CanniMed and Newstrike

Canadian marijuana producer Aurora Cannabis Inc (ACB.TO) is in talks with rivals CanniMed Therapeutics Inc (CMED.TO) and Newstrike Resources Ltd (HIP.V) to buy both businesses in a friendly deal that would create the nation’s top weed company, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.

Aurora Stock: What to Expect from the Aurora-CanniMed Ceasefire

Aurora Stock: What to Expect from the Aurora-CanniMed Ceasefire

Here’s Why Aurora Stock May Survive the Volatility. A simple case of acquisition has turned two marijuana companies—Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSE: ACB), (OCTMKTS: ACBFF) and CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. (TSE: CMED), OCTMKTS: CMMDF)—into the biggest adversaries

New Junior Marijuana ETF Offers Exposure to U.S. Businesses

New Junior Marijuana ETF Offers Exposure to U.S. Businesses

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.

Why Aurora Cannabis Inc. Will Outperform Canopy Growth Corp. in 2018

Why Aurora Cannabis Inc. Will Outperform Canopy Growth Corp. in 2018

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?

Weed Startups Want Social Drinkers to Change Way They Get Buzzed

Weed Startups Want Social Drinkers to Change Way They Get Buzzed

Alcohol companies beware: Cannabis startups are coming for your customers. Now that recreational marijuana is legal in California and seven other states, startups are vying with traditional beverage companies for the attention of consumers planning to ingest a social intoxicant.

Canadian Marijuana Producers End Rally as U.S. Set to Tighten Enforcement

Canadian Marijuana Producers End Rally as U.S. Set to Tighten Enforcement

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.

Pot Stocks Soar as California Gets Ready to Get High

Pot Stocks Soar as California Gets Ready to Get High

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.

The New York Stock Exchange is Getting Its First Weed Fund

The New York Stock Exchange Is Getting Its First Weed Fund

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.

Marijuana's Female Pioneers Are Being Pushed Aside in the Legal Weed Boom

Marijuana’s Female Pioneers Are Being Pushed Aside in Legal Weed Boom

In the business of medicinal marijuana, there are strains for almost anything that ails you. So far, though, female entrepreneurs have yet to find a variety that addresses a painful side effect of the booming legal pot industry: sexism.

Are Canada’s Licensed Marijuana Producers at Risk of Becoming Delisted?

Are Canada’s Licensed Marijuana Producers at Risk of Becoming Delisted?

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.

Cannapreneur Camille McCutcheon

MJIC and Rolling Paper Depot’s Cannapreneur: Camille McCutcheon

I had a chance to interview one of the cannabis industry movers, someone who has been involved in this industry for quite some time. She has co-founded several companies, had her hands in all different kinds of areas during these start-ups and finally through all of that has found her one true passion in the cannabis world. She is an cannapreneur that radiates energy and excitement!

Toronto Stock Exchange May Delist Marijuana Firms With US Operations

Toronto Stock Exchange May Delist Marijuana Firms With US Operations

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.

Investing in Marijuana: Cannabis Industry Raises Hit $1.8 Billion

Investing in Marijuana: Cannabis Industry Raises Hit $1.8 Billion

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.

Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Crop is Finally Growing

Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Crop is Finally Growing

At long last, Maryland’s first legal marijuana crop is growing. With 19 companies cleared to grow, process and sell the plant, the seeds of the medical marijuana program have literally been planted, four years after the state legalized cannabis for medical use.

How Well Are Canadian Cannabis Companies Managing Recall Risks?

How Well Are Canadian Cannabis Companies Managing Recall Risks?

It seems as though news of recalls related to specific batches of bad marijuana from licensed Canadian producers has been coming in more frequently than marijuana investors and consumers would like to see.

Medical Marijuana Groups Ask Texas Gov, DPS for More Dispensary Licenses

Medical Marijuana Groups Ask Texas Gov, DPS for More Dispensary Licenses

Medical cannabis companies and investors are calling on Gov. Greg Abbott’s office and the Department of Public Safety to approve more dispensary licenses beyond the three given provisional approval in May.

Marijuana Firm Says TMX Trade Shift Would Undermine System

Marijuana Firm Says TMX Trade Shift Would Undermine System

Any move by the Toronto Stock Exchange owner to stop settling trades for marijuana companies with U.S. operations would undermine the market’s regulatory system, according to one Canadian pot company.

Canada's TMX Asks Regulators for Rules for U.S.-Linked Pot Stocks

Canada’s TMX Asks Regulators for Rules for U.S.-Linked Pot Stocks

Canada’s TMX Group Ltd (X.TO) is seeking guidance from the country’s securities regulators, it said on Thursday, as it weighs how to deal with marijuana companies listed in Canada with interests in the United States, where the business remains federally illegal.

Can Medical Marijuana Revive Israel's Kibbutz Movement?

Can Medical Marijuana Revive Israel’s Kibbutz Movement?

By all accounts, Eilon Bdil has no personal interest in marijuana. But as the business manager of Kibbutz Elifaz, he’s a big believer in the herb. Bdil sees medical marijuana as a unique opportunity to revive his remote Negev community.

Lawmaker Calls Arkansas Medical Marijuana Business "Wild, Wild West"

Lawmaker Calls Arkansas Medical Marijuana Business “Wild, Wild West”

Future medical marijuana growers and sellers in the Natural State can’t take their money to the bank, for now, that is. After doing his homework, the state lawmaker who crafted the new cannabis laws has learned more money, more problems when it comes to doing business without banking assistance.

Ready or Not, Maryland Marijuana Firms Face Big Deadline

Ready or Not, Maryland Marijuana Firms Face Big Deadline

Maryland’s beleaguered medical marijuana industry faces a critical deadline Monday, when companies the state has selected to grow the plant are required to be operational.

TMX Says Lower Trading Volume Mostly Due to Avoidance of Pot Stocks

TMX Says Lower Trading Volume Mostly Due to Avoidance of Pot Stocks

TMX Group Ltd’s CEO on Thursday brushed off signs that the grip of Canada’s dominant stock exchange operator on overall trading volumes was slipping, saying recent market share losses were mostly due to its rejection of certain listings.

Is Big Pharma for or Against Legalizing Medical Marijuana? Maybe Both

Is Big Pharma for or Against Legalizing Medical Marijuana? Maybe Both

People growing their own marijuana is a significant concern to Big Pharma. As state legalization of cannabis-derivatives spreads, the drug companies contemplating the potential of medical marijuana see a threat from both homegrown and professionally harvested medical-grade marijuana.


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