3 Profit Triggers For Cannabis Stocks In 2021

This analysis was originally published on Cannabis Stock Trades on January 7, 2021.

2020 turned out to be an incredible year for cannabis stocks.

After falling sharply in 2019, the sector was hit hard again in the spring when COVID-19 ravaged global markets. Cannabis stocks and sentiment hit a multi-year low, and many cannabis investors threw in the towel.

It was a dark time for cannabis stocks. Take a look at the steep decline in 2019 and early 2020 in the chart below.

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Wall Street has seen it a thousand times. This extreme pessimism usually sets the stage for an enormous rally. And that’s exactly what happened. Continue reading "3 Profit Triggers For Cannabis Stocks In 2021"

3 Cannabis Stocks To Trade After The Vote

Cannabis has emerged as a big winner in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. All five states that voted on cannabis legalization passed their ballot measures. That list includes:

  • Arizona: recreational cannabis
  • New Jersey: recreational cannabis
  • Montana: recreational cannabis
  • South Dakota: recreational and medical cannabis
  • Mississippi: medical cannabis

This is another big step forward for the U.S. cannabis industry.

33 states have already legalized medical or recreational cannabis. Adding five more states to the mix will add billions in annual sales. The growing green wave has analysts predicting enormous growth for the U.S. industry in the next five years.

U.S. Cannabis Industry Setting Up For Major Growth

Here are some more details from mjbizdaily.com.

Retail sales of medical and recreational cannabis in the United States are on pace to eclipse $15 billion by the end of 2020, an increase of approximately 40% over 2019 sales figures, according to exclusive projections from the 2020 edition of the Marijuana Business Factbook.

Total U.S. sales could rise as high as $37 billion by 2024, according to exclusive projections from the latest Factbook, which was released Monday at MJBizConNEXT Direct.

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While the entire sector stands to benefit from this explosive growth, a popular group of early industry leaders could benefit the most. Continue reading "3 Cannabis Stocks To Trade After The Vote"

Mexico Ready To Unleash A $2 Billion Market

The United States is dominating the cannabis headlines because four states are set to vote on legalization on November 3 with the U.S. presidential election.

Cannabis investors could have easily missed a huge investment opportunity that is rapidly developing just south of the U.S. border.

Mexico is on the fast track to legalize recreational cannabis – most likely by the end of the year. Here are some more details from marijuanamoment.com.

The Mexican Senate will likely vote on a bill to legalize marijuana within the next two weeks, the chamber’s majority leader recently said.

It’s not clear if the legislation will go through the committee process or straight to the floor given that tight timeline. Zara Snapp, a legalization activist with the Instituto RIA and the coalition #RegulacionPorLaPaz, told Marijuana Moment that advocates have similarly heard from senators that the plan is to quickly pass the proposal and they’re “hopeful” that’s the case.

If the Senate passes the legal cannabis bill it will still have to go before the other house of the nation’s Congress, the Chamber of Deputies. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said in August that marijuana reform legislation will advance in the new session. The bill was approved by several committees earlier this year, but the COVID-19 outbreak derailed negotiations.

Legalization in Mexico is important for two reasons. Continue reading "Mexico Ready To Unleash A $2 Billion Market"

What Would a Biden Victory Mean For Cannabis?

Cannabis investors should be pleased with the results of the first presidential debate.

According to RealClear Politics, a UK-based website that lets non-U.S. residents bet on the outcome of the U.S. presidential election, Joe Biden had a 55% chance of victory before the debate. But after the debate, Biden’s probability spiked to almost 60%.

This little spike on the chart has important implications for the U.S. cannabis industry and cannabis investors.

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Joe Biden isn’t the most cannabis-friendly Democrat. However, a Biden presidency would likely be a big step forward to the U.S. cannabis industry.

Here’s why. Continue reading "What Would a Biden Victory Mean For Cannabis?"

The North America Cannabis Industry Has A New Champion

The North America cannabis industry has a new champion. This well-known sector leader just completed an $875 million acquisition that puts it into a position to dominate the U.S. cannabis market.

Even though shares have been rallying for the last few weeks, I see plenty of upside ahead.

Curaleaf Holdings (CURLF) is an early leader in the high-growth U.S. cannabis industry with a market cap of $4.5 billion and operations in 18 states.

However, after one of the largest acquisitions in the history of the U.S. cannabis industry, Curaleaf has definitively taken the crown as the largest cannabis company in North America.

On July 23, Curaleaf completed its $875 million acquisition of Grass Roots, a fellow Chicago-based industry leader that operates in 12 states, owns 52 dispensaries, 14 cultivation sites, and 14 processing sites.

The new combined entity will become the largest cannabis company in the world by revenue. Here are some more details from the press release. Continue reading "The North America Cannabis Industry Has A New Champion"