US Legal Pot Nationwide The fight over legal pot in the U.S. is one that is being held on multiple fronts. From states legalizing marijuana both for recreational and medicinal use to a push for nationwide legislation,

Marijuana Stocks: The U.S. Just Got One Step Closer to  US Legal Pot Nationwide

Marijuana Stocks: The U.S. Just Got One Step Closer to Legal Pot Nationwide

Legal Pot in the U.S.

 US Legal Pot Nationwide The fight over legal pot in the U.S. is one that is being held on multiple fronts. From states legalizing marijuana both for recreational and medicinal use to a push for nationwide legislation,

 US Legal Pot Nationwide The fight over legal pot in the U.S. is one that is being held on multiple fronts. From states legalizing marijuana both for recreational and medicinal use to a push for nationwide legislation, the political weed games being played are going to have a huge impact on the future of marijuana stocks and the marijuana stock market. But today, that future has never looked brighter.

Which is why today, when a U.S. senator proposed a bill that would legalize the drug nationally while also incentivizing the states to legalize as well, that’s big move forward for the marijuana industry.

You see, the thing about the marijuana market is that it’s currently shut out from some of the largest consumer bases in the world, including the U.S. While progress is being made with countries like Canada on the path to national legalization, that still only brings in a very small percentage of potential customers, limiting revenue and slowing growth.

Marijuana Stocks and the Future of Legal Weed

The moment the wind starts blowing towards full-blown legalization in the U.S., expect a huge boost to the marijuana stock market. While the majority of Americans support legal pot—a CBS News poll has the number as high as 61%—there has been little to no action towards such an outcome on the national level.

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) proposed a rescheduling of marijuana in 2015, but since then, progress has been slow on the national level. That is, until Senator Corey Booker (D-NJ) proposed a bill that would not only legalize the drug, but actively incentivize the legalization of marijuana on the state level while also punishing states with the most draconian drug laws.

While the bill has absolutely no chance of passing, this is still very much a big deal and important to the marijuana stock market as a whole.

With the American people coming out strongly in favor of recreational marijuana being legalized, alongside success stories in states that have not only transitioned into legal pot but also reaped huge tax benefits as a result, moves like these are going to be the precursors towards eventual legalization, which I believe to be on the horizon for the U.S.



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Whether that horizon is two years away or ten years, that remains to be seen.

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What’s Next for Marijuana Stocks?

Besides the bill being put forward by Sen. Booker, there’s quite a bit of other news happening in the White House that could push marijuana stocks towards gains.

The biggest development has to do with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been taking flak from President Donald Trump for his actions regarding the Russian collusion investigation.

If Sessions is ousted (not exactly a rarity in this administration), then his replacement could very well be more positive on marijuana, which would ease the way towards more friendly dealings from the federal government, or at least a return to the laissez-faire attitude of the Obama White House.

 

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Nevada Marijuana State It’s only been just over a week since Nevada legalized recreational marijuana, and the state is already close to declaring a state of emergency.

Pot Law Leads to Nevada Marijuana State of Emergency

Nevada Marijuana Hits a Snag

Nevada Marijuana State It’s only been just over a week since Nevada legalized recreational marijuana, and the state is already close to declaring a state of emergency.

FOREX INVESTORS BUZZ  Nevada Marijuana State It’s only been just over a week since Nevada legalized recreational marijuana, and the state is already close to declaring a state of emergency. No, this isn’t the result of “reefer madness”-inspired crime waves or the collapse of society as we know it since the legalization of marijuana. Instead what we have here is a very s uccessful weed roll-out in the state; so successful, in fact, that the laws are holding the Nevada marijuana economy back.

Let me explain.

There are 47 licensed retail marijuana stores, and they are quickly running out of stock. Marijuana, to no one’s surprise, is a hit. The drug has been selling fast ever since it became legal at the beginning of July.



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Marijuana Law

One of the solutions to the marijuana bind that Nevada currently finds itself in is a “statement of emergency” allowing state officials to consider adopting an emergency regulation that would help alleviate the shortage. This move was endorsed by Governor Brian Sandoval. (Source: “Nevada dispensaries running out of marijuana; governor steps in,” Reno Gazette-Journal, July 7, 2017.)

The move would relieve the pressure on the Nevada marijuana business. And that’s exactly what the state wants, as tax revenue has seen quite the uptick since the implementation of the marijuana laws (to no one’s surprise).

What this Means for Marijuana Stocks

This is important for marijuana stocks for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that the way marijuana laws are crafted and shaped will mean a lot for the future of the business. This is because more states are likely to adopt regulations on the drug and either follow in each other’s footsteps or at the very least try to avoid the same mistakes.

Consider also that, in spite of the legal hiccup that Nevada marijuana has currently run into, things are still looking very bright for the state. The Nevada Dispensary Association earlier this week estimated that dispensaries earned about $3.0 million in sales. As a result, the state profited about $1.0 million in tax revenue between July 1 and 4. That’s $1.0 million extra in tax revenue in three short days. Those types of numbers will go a long way towards convincing both voters and politicians alike that legalization is a viable option.Like up on FACEBOOK


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BUZ INVESTORS Pot Stocks Are Getting Ready It’s not an easy game to play, relying on politicians to justify an investment. After all, it’s not exactly

Pot Stocks Are Getting Ready for Recreational Marijuana

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Pot Stocks Position Themselves for the Future 

BUZ INVESTORS Pot Stocks Are Getting Ready  It’s not an easy game to play, relying on politicians to justify an investment. After all, it’s not exactly as if politicians are world renowned for being the most trustworthy folks on the planet. And that goes double for following through on promises, which makes the latest news about companies gearing up for the recreational marijuana market to go legal in Canada all the more interesting for pot stocks and their investors.

To give a refresher on what’s happening in Canada, the Liberal government under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigned in 2015 on the promise that it would legalize all forms of marijuana use, including recreational. This would make Canada the first western nation to fully legalize the drug for public consumption. Therefore, a great many pot stocks in Canada have been reaping the benefits. (Source: “Liberals to announce marijuana will be legal by July 1, 2018,” CBC, March 26, 2017.)



Pot Stocks Are Getting Ready

But beyond those surface gains, there are larger implications at play that go beyond Canada and will affect the marijuana market in general. Many of these are centered on the pot stock companies themselves and how they’re gearing up to face the legal changes and the framework that will inform how the nation deals with weed sales.

But beyond the laws being enacted, we should also be paying attention to the pot companies in Canada that are gearing up for the recreational drug to go mainstream and the risk they’re taking in their legalization assumptions.

Take the recent Emblem Corp (CVE:EMC) press release that announced the company will be building a state-of-the-art 100,000 square feet production facility, the first of three, to be completed in Q4 of 2018. The new facility will be expected to produce up to 20,000 kg of marijuana in order to supply the recreational market. (Source: “Emblem Corp. Enters Agreement to Acquire Land for Production Capacity Expansion in Preparation for the Adult Recreational Market,” Emblem Corp, May 30, 2017.)

But EMC stock is taking a risk here. First off, it’s going all in. It made a $7.7-million investment in order to get ahead of the proposed legalization and therefore be in a good position to meet demand when the Canadian parliament drafts and passes a law legalizing the drug.

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Industry: Computer Hardware » Data Storage
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EMC Corp supports the businesses and service providers to transform information technology (IT) operations to an as a service model (ITaaS). It operates in three segments: EMC Information Infrastructure, Pivotal and VMware Virtual Infrastructure.

EMC Corp is a Massachusetts corporation, incorporated in 1979. The Company together with its subsidiaries supports the businesses and service providers to transform information technology (IT) operations to an as a service model (ITaaS). The Company operates in three segments: EMC Information Infrastructure, Pivotal and VMware Virtual Infrastructure. The Company’s information infrastructure provides a foundation for organizations to store, manage, protect, analyze and secure ever-increasing quantities of information, while at the same time improving business agility, lowering cost and increasing competitive advantage. VMware Virtual Infrastructure provides virtualization infrastructure solutions. Pivotal provides application and data infrastructure software, agile development services and data science consulting. The Company offers a comprehensive portfolio of enterprise storage systems and software – including high-end EMC VMAX and mid-tier EMC VNX unified storage and a portfolio of backup products that support enterprise application workloads. The Company’s two additional storage families, EMC Isilon and EMC Atmos, are specifically designed to handle vast quantities of unstructured data. EMC supports a broad range of customers, including service providers, around the world – in every industry, in both public and private sectors, and of sizes ranging from the Fortune 500 to small business and individual consumers. The Company markets its products through direct sales and through multiple distribution channels. It has a direct sales presence throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, South Africa and the Asia Pacific region. The Company also has agreements in place with many partners, including value-added resellers and distributors, cloud service providers, systems integrators, outsourcers, Independent Software Vendors (“ISVs”), and Original Equipment Manufacturers (“OEMs”). The Company competes with many companies in the markets it serve, including companies that offer IT products and services and others that offer specific information storage, protection, security, management and intelligence, data analytics or virtualization products or services.

 

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BUZ INVESTORS Best Canadian Marijuana Stocks The hype around marijuana stocks is building some serious momentum.

Best Canadian Marijuana Stocks Ahead of Canada Pot Legalization in 2018

Marijuana Stocks on the Rise

BUZ INVESTORS Best Canadian Marijuana Stocks The hype around marijuana stocks is building some serious momentum.

BUZ INVESTORS  Best Canadian Marijuana Stocks  The hype around marijuana stocks is building some serious momentum. The potential for pot to become one of the next big products traded on the open market is clear and present. As the politics catches up to the market, we’re likely to witness an explosion in stock prices focused on the green herb. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Great White North. Canadian marijuana companies and Canadian marijuana stocks are poised to see stratospheric rises as many expect the question “When will Canada legalize marijuana?” to be answered sooner rather than later.

The recent growth of the best marijuana stocks in Canada are being spurred on by the current Federal government of Justin Trudeau and his promise to legalize the drug. While some analysts were concerned that Trudeau and the Liberal government may go back on their word—after all, several other platform promises from the election have been scaled back or dropped altogether—the recent news points in the direction of the Canadian government’s intent on legalizing marijuana.



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When Will Canada Legalize Marijuana? 

The Canadian government has even gone so far as to reportedly put a date on when it plans to fully legalize the drug: July 1, 2018. (Source: “Liberals to announce marijuana will be legal by July 1, 2018,” CBC News, March 26, 2017.

Canada will be the first in the breach, so to speak, to see the ultimate impact of legalized recreational marijuana. Both the social and economic results of such a move will be watched keenly by nations in similar situations  with the drug.

If the Canadian project does work out and yield beneficial results, then other countries will take note and even use it as an example of how to get marijuana legalized in a safe and profitable way for all those involved.

Safe to say, Canada would be thrust into the spotlight when (if) the marijuana legalization laws are eventually passed.

1. Organigram Holdings Inc (CVE:OGI)

As a marijuana penny stock, there’s more of a risk-reward structure to Organigram Holdings Inc (CVE:OGI), but recent news has pushed more on the risk side of things.

That the company is smaller has allowed it to show massive gains and expansion, with an expansion of over 231% in share value over the past 12 months.

2. Canopy Growth Corp (TSE:WEED) 

Besides having probably the best ticker in the weed industry, Canopy Growth Corp (TSE:WEED) has a great many factors that make it one of the top marijuana stocks in 2017.

Canopy Growth has a dominant stake in the market with a $1.48-billion market cap, enough to blow many of its competitors away. Canopy Growth stock has jumped 12.8% in 2017 and has seen a WEED stock explosive 12-month run of a 222% increase.

3. Aurora Cannabis Inc (CVE:ACB)

Aurora Cannabis Inc (CVE:ACB) the classic great penny stock: massive returns for a relatively low barrier to entry.

4. Aphria Inc (TSE:APH) 

While not as impressive as Aurora, with its massive rise, Aphria Inc (TSE:APH) has experienced strong returns of its own, gaining 421% over the past 12 months. Similar to Aurora, APH stock is one of the lower-priced marijuana stocks and, therefore, more aptly fits the bill of the best marijuana penny stocks of 2017, compared to a more household name like, say, Canopy Growth.

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Vancouver Island cannabis growers high on legal pot prospects

Vancouver Island cannabis growers high on legal pot prospects

Vancouver Island cannabis growers high on legal pot prospects

THE BUZ ON CANNABIS STOCK

  • Buz Investors  cannabis growers high  Licensed medical marijuana producers on Vancouver Island are already angling for expansion into a legalized recreational market as proposed new rules take shape.
  • The Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulationrecommended this week keeping a separate framework for supplying recreational pot to Canadians.
  • Meanwhile, two of the three dozen companies licensed to supply medical marijuana to Canadians are already laying the groundwork for diversification into the multi-billion dollar recreational market.

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Buz Investors cannabis growers high Licensed medical marijuana producers on Vancouver Island are already angling for expansion into a legalized recreational market as proposed new rules take shape. The Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulationrecommended this week keeping a separate framework

cannabis growers high  Executives for Tilray, based in Nanaimo, B.C., and United Greeneries Ltd., in nearby Duncan, endorse the task force’s main recommendations, including a minimum age of 18 for purchase of pot, a ban on advertising and sales through stand-alone outlets or mail-order.

The company, which distributes its medical marijuana by mail, exports to Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

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“We would enter the recreational market but we would enter it using a different brand than Tilray,” Kennedy said.

“Similar product, similar production staff,” he said, but “a completely different brand targeting adult consumers.”

United Greeneries just received its license in June to cultivate medical marijuana, but the company already has ambitious plans to become a “first mover in the Canadian recreational market,” according to a release from its Australian parent company,  MMJ PhytoTech Limited.

Tilray’s president says demand for recreational pot is already being met by the black market, and that’s the biggest challenge.

“That market is roughly 70 times the medical market,” Kennedy said. “So we’re not worried about the medical market eroding.

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Marijuana Stock: Is the Pot Industry on the Verge of a Bubble?

Marijuana Stock: Is the Pot Industry on the Verge of a Bubble?

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Marijuana Stock: Is the Pot Industry on the Verge of a Bubble?

  • Buz Investors Industry on the Verge of a Bubble The wild ride of marijuana stock continues, now with some analysts claiming that marijuana stocks are overvalued and headed for a bubble.
  • With the drug slated to be legalized in Canada in 2017, investors are rolling in, their engines sparked, hoping to take advantage of what some predict to be a multi-billion-dollar industry with 3.8 million recreational marijuana users in Canada by 2021.
  • Factor in that the U.S. cannabis market is projected to rise from $6.0 billion in legal states in 2015 to $50.0 billion in 2026 according to data from Cowen & Co (part of Cowen Group Inc (NASDAQ:COWN))

Industry on the Verge of a Bubble

Buz Investors Industry on the Verge of a Bubble The wild ride of marijuana stock continues, now with some analysts claiming that marijuana stocks are overvalued and headed for a bubble. With the drug slated to be legalized in Canada in 2017, investors are rolling in, their engines sparked, hoping to

Industry on the Verge of a Bubble Factor in that the U.S. cannabis market is projected to rise from $6.0 billion in legal states in 2015 to $50.0 billion in 2026 according to data from Cowen & Co (part of Cowen Group Inc (NASDAQ:COWN)), and you have a lot of zeroes luring investors into marijuana stocks. (Source: “‘Oh, they’re going to pop’: The next big bubble could be in Canada’s soaring pot market,” Bloomberg, December 8, 2016.)

But for others, they’re worried that it could all just be smoke.

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“Oh, they’re going to pop,” Nick Brusatore, the largest shareholder of Affinor Growers (CNSX:AFI), said to Bloomberg. Previously a mining company, the Vancouver-based firm now works in greenhouse technology for crops, including cannabis. “It’s going to pop hard.”

Chris Damas, an analyst at BCMI Research in Barrie, Ontario, sees marijuana stock less as a gold rush and more as a dotcom crash, according to Bloomberg. Much like today, those early Internet companies in the 1990s were seen as having huge growth potential despite many of them having no revenue, he said. Of course, we all know how that story ended.

 

 




Canopy Growth: This $430-Million Deal Is Huge for Pot Stocks

Canopy Growth: This $430-Million Deal Is Huge for Pot Stocks

Canopy Growth: This $430-Million Deal Is Huge for Pot Stocks

  • Buz Investors  Huge for Pot Stocks (TSE:CGC), Canada’s largest public medical marijuana company, may get even bigger. Canopy Growth has offered $430.0 million to acquire Toronto-based Mettrum Health Corp (CVE:MT), which would form a dominant pot company servicing nearly half of Canada’s current medical marijuana patient base.
  • The deal would be done through Canopy Growth shares, which closed at $11.80 on Wednesday. Mettrum shareholders will receive 0.7132 common shares of Canopy Growth per common MT share.
  • That comes out to around $8.42 for Mettrum shareholders, about 42% higher than the $5.92 per share MT stock closed at on Wednesday. (Source: “Canopy Growth to acquire rival weed producer in $430M deal,” CTV News, December 1, 2016.)

Huge for Pot Stocks

Canopy Growth: This $430-Million Deal Is Huge for Pot Stocks

Huge for Pot Stocks Canopy Growth and Mettrum have enjoyed a collaborative industry relationship working on a number of patient and industry advocacy efforts,” Michael Haines, CEO of Mettrum, said in a statement. (Source: “Canopy Growth Corporation to acquire Mettrum for $430M — making a mega-company serving half Canada’s medical pot users,” Financial Post, December 1, 2016.)

Canadian companies are seen as first-movers in the marijuana market and are poised to benefit from global liberalization of laws and regulations, according to Canaccord Genuity Group Inc(TSE:CF) analysts in a report released Monday.

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“Canada is also at the forefront of this change, as one of only a few countries where marijuana is regulated at the federal level, with plans to legalize recreational cannabis in the next year,” the analysts wrote.

“You think over the next two to three years, how valuable this asset will be in the context of international demand, domestic, recreational, and medical. When I look at it that way, it appears to be a pretty practical thing to do,” Canopy Growth Chairman and CEO Bruce Linton told CTV News.




Pot Stock: Could This Be the Next Big Marijuana Stock?

Pot Stock: Could This Be the Next Big Marijuana Stock?

Pot Stock: Could This Be the Next Big Marijuana Stock?

  • Buz Investors Next Big Marijuana Stock International Cannabis Corp (CVE:ICC) is the new kid on the block in the pot stock business hitting the Canadian TSX Venture market. And, as the name implies, it’s not strictly limited to Canada, with Uruguay set to be one of the key facets of its operation.
  • Why Uruguay? Because a pot stock based out of there has a pretty big consumer base from which to draw. Of the 3.4 million people living in the South American country, an estimated 55,000-plus engage in marijuana use, sparking up 40 grams per month on average.
  • The country is also a little ahead of the times concerning marijuana (and marijuana stock) compared to Canada; both recreational and medicinal pot are legal.

Next Big Marijuana Stock

Pot Stock: Could This Be the Next Big Marijuana Stock?

Next Big Marijuana Stock The country is also a little ahead of the times concerning marijuana (and marijuana stock) compared to Canada; both recreational and medicinal pot are legal. The country consumes about 27 million tonnes annually. That’s quite a few joints. And they definitely have the land to produce the crops.

ICC’s pot stock is looking to take advantage of its indoor greenhouse operation that includes a 1,630 square meter vegetation room and a 3,400 square meter flowering—

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as well as drying, extracting, and processing—space that is set to produce two million tonnes initially. The total space comes out to around 64,500 square meters, with upwards of 40 hectares for future expansion.(Source: “New marijuana company International Cannabis starts trading on TSX,” Financial Post, November 29, 2016.)

Nor is the business limiting itself to medicinal and recreational weed. It’s also looking to take advantage of the extracts market and produce vaporizers, edibles, tea, soda, energy drinks, and cosmetics, among other consumer-oriented products.