For much of the past year, and even beyond, the legal-weed industry and marijuana stocks have been practically unstoppable. Investing in marijuana stocks won’t remain as easy as throwing a dart for long. Cannabis 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. Otherwise, they risk losing their investment to foolishness (with a lowercase “f'”).
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has been on a mission to ensure state-legal cannabis businesses have commercial insurance coverage and with his announcement of the first California cannabis surety bond program on Feb. 21, 2018, he continues to make progress.
More strife is on the horizon for Ohio’s troubled medical cannabis program. On Feb. 20, 2018, a group of unsuccessful medical cannabis applicants, led by Jimmy Gould of CannAscend Ohio LLC, filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s medical cannabis licensing process.
While the province of Newfoundland and Labrador has its key policies in place for recreational legalization and has secured a supply agreement with Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED) to provide cannabis for the province, it is now ready to hear from prospective cannabis retailers.