New York is on the fast track to becoming the second largest recreational cannabis market in the United States. Today I am going to reveal two promising young cannabis companies operating in New York that are in position to benefit.
New York governor Andrew Cuomo revealed some big news in late December when he announced that legalizing recreational cannabis would be one of his top priorities in 2019.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that he would push to legalize recreational marijuana next year, a move that could generate more than $1.7 billion in sales annually and put New York in line with several neighboring states. The highly anticipated proposal came in a speech in Manhattan on Monday, in which the governor outlined his agenda for the first 100 days of his third term.
This is big news for the US cannabis industry. If New York achieves its goal – that’s what I expect – it would almost instantly make the state one of the largest cannabis markets in the country.
The New York comptroller released a study in May that predicted New York cannabis market would grow into a $3.1 billion annual industry.
Back in January 2018, California legalized recreational cannabis. It was a huge breakthrough for the US cannabis industry and it sent cannabis stocks operating in California soaring.
For example, Innovative Industrial Properties (IIPR), a US cannabis company headquartered in San Diego California, jumped almost 100% in the month leading up to California going legal. Shareholders were rewarded with some big gains in a short time.
Today – I see this same pattern repeating itself on the other side of the country.
Massachusetts is set to legalize recreational cannabis on July 1 – a little more than a month away.
Cannabis stocks have a huge event directly on the horizon. In fact, it's the most important event of the last 12 months and I expect it to send a certain group of cannabis stocks soaring.
On January 1 California will become the latest - and largest US state - to legalize recreational cannabis.
This is easily the most important event in the cannabis sector in the last 12 months. And I expect it to be a huge catalyst for cannabis stocks for two reasons.
1. Billions In New Sales:
California is already the largest cannabis market in the world - by a long shot. Its legal and illegal cannabis market did around $8 billion in sales in 2016 - with 75% of that from illegal sales. Recreational is expected to quickly chip into illegal sales and grow into a $4 billion annual market within a few years, from basically $0 today. That is a potential revenue and profit windfall for cannabis companies ready to capitalize. I expect this to be a strong tailwind for US cannabis stocks in general and particularly ones operating in California's high -growth market.