This Cannabis "Pick and Shovel Play" Grew Revenue 130% In 2016

Analysis originally distributed on April 5, 2017 By: Michael Vodicka of Cannabis Stock Trades

The year is 1848. Hundreds of thousands of ambitious Americans are heading west to cash in on the California gold rush.

Some of these early speculators became rich. But many went bust.

Through it all, the businesses that ended up scoring the biggest profits were the ones selling picks and shovels to the miners.

This slice of U.S. history gave birth to the modern investment strategy know as the “pick and shovel play.”

A pick and shovel play means investing in companies that sell supplies and equipment to an entire industry.

For example, tractor maker Deere & Co. (NYSE:DE) is a pick and shovel play on the global agriculture industry.

Pick and shovel plays happen all across the economy.

Including the cannabis industry. Continue reading "This Cannabis "Pick and Shovel Play" Grew Revenue 130% In 2016"

Canada To Legalize Cannabis By July 2018

Analysis originally distributed on March 29, 2017 By: Michael Vodicka of Cannabis Stock Trades

The cannabis industry scored a huge victory last week. And if my analysis is correct, cannabis stocks are setting up for a big rally in the next few weeks and even bigger rally in the long run. Let me explain.

On Sunday night, news leaked that on April 10 Canada will announce plans to legalize recreational cannabis by July of 2018. Here’s some coverage from CBCNews if you’d like to take a closer look.

Liberals Announce Marijuana will be Legal by July 2018

This is a huge win for the cannabis industry and cannabis stocks. Much bigger than 7 U.S. states legalizing medical or recreational cannabis last November.

Cannabis is about to become fully legal in Canada for medical and recreational use. On the recreational side it’s going to be just like buying a pack of cigarettes or a a 6-pack of beer. On the medical side it will be prescribed even more as sleeping or anti anxiety medication for example.

Cannabis will be regulated and taxed but openly available to adults with a valid ID or doctors prescription.

In the short run, the good new out of Canada news gave cannabis stocks a much needed shot in the arm. Continue reading "Canada To Legalize Cannabis By July 2018"

Will You Buy A Marijuana ETF?

Matt Thalman - Contributor - ETFs

The Horizons Medical Marijuana Life Sciences ETF (HMMJ) will begin trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange today, April 5th 2017. This will be the first ETF that will have exposure to companies listed in North America that operate in the medical marijuana bioengineering and production fields.

Many investors have been interested in the industry for a number of years, but haven't had the opportunity to invest in it through a diversified manner. This ETF solves that big hurdle.

While it is unknown how many stocks the fund will hold, or who exactly will be in it, investors can be assured this ETF boasts some very serious growth predictions. Sales in the marijuana industry grew by 30% in 2016 and according to Arcview Market Research; the industry will triple in the next four years. Continue reading "Will You Buy A Marijuana ETF?"

This Is The Best Time To Invest In Cannabis Stocks

Analysis originally distributed on March 22, 2017 By: Michael Vodicka of Cannabis Stock Trades

If you are the kind of person who loves getting a great deal, the cannabis sector is calling your name.

Cannabis stocks are officially on sale.

This blast of weakness has been driven by two things.

There are still lingering concerns over US drug policy after some questionable comments on cannabis enforcement from White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer.

I think these concerns are overblown - read my full analysis - but none the less, it has definitely been a lingering concern and weighed on cannabis stocks.

Canada also recently spooked cannabis stocks a bit.

Canada's cannabis czar said the country won't rush legalizing recreational cannabis in order to make sure it is done properly.

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This may look like bad news on the surface. For shareholders, it's never fun watching a stock you own do anything but go up. For potential shareholders, it can be intimidating to buy a stock that has been falling.

However, I am hear to tell you this weakness is creating a great opportunity. Continue reading "This Is The Best Time To Invest In Cannabis Stocks"

Ignored Cannabis Sub-Industry Projected To Grow 700% In 4 Years

Analysis originally distributed on March 8, 2017 By: Michael Vodicka of Cannabis Stock Trades

Honey my head hurts, can you please pass me the hemp oil?

I bet you’ve never heard that before.

But if an early leader in the U.S. cannabis industry has its way – you definitely will.

Cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, is an extract from a hemp plant. While it does not get you stoned, researchers and patients alike are finding that it has widespread medical benefits.


Studies are showing that the non-psychoactive elements of CBD can deliver powerful relief to a wide range of ailments, including aches, pains, anxiety, insomnia and arthritis – without the euphoric effects provided by THC. Continue reading "Ignored Cannabis Sub-Industry Projected To Grow 700% In 4 Years"