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Hemp Stocks To Buy 2017


If you're going to invest in cannabis stocks, there are only a handful you should hold. Become a Nanalyze Premium subscriber and we'll tell you which ones. Sign up, then send us an email and we'll point you to the appropriate research pieces.




hemp stocks to buy 2017


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Just curious. Buying shares prior to an IPO can be an easy way to get started. If you buy a basketof stocks some are probably will do o.k. and be profitable. Going with Motif Investing may be the way to go.


Buying stocks prior to an IPO can be a good way to buy stocks in marijuana. Motif Industry Account and buyinga basket of stocks limit the risk of missing a few winners but it reduces the risk as well.


The current public equity market for marijuana is hit or miss. Perhaps the best opportunities in marijuana stocks will come from outside the U.S. Canada is taking steps to legalize recreational use nationwide by July 2018, which could be a game changer. Last month, Constellation Brands, the owner of Corona Beer, bought a 9.9% stake in Canopy Growth, a Canadian medical marijuana company. Perhaps other major beverage, tobacco and agricultural companies will soon jump into the fray.


The North American Marijuana Index tracks the equally-weighted stocks of leading companies operating in the legal cannabis industry in U.S. and Canada. Companies listed on the index must have at least 50% of their business strategy focused on the legal industry, including ancillary operations that support companies and consumers.


The safest-to-riskiest prospects, say Qiu and his co-authors, fall in this order: 1) large capitalized public companies with several product lines and a track record of success; 2) medium capitalized stocks that typically have one or just a few product lines; and 3) micro capitalized stocks, so-called penny stocks, with just one product line.


Materials and Methods: We investigated three different brands of consumer-grade hemp seeds using four different procedures to extract phytocannabinoids, and quantified total Δ9-THC and cannabidiol (CBD).


Hemp seeds produce negligible, if any, quantities of THC endogenously.7 While food-grade strains of hemp must contain less than 0.3% Δ9-THC by weight (whole plant), they may not be free of this compound entirely. During the harvesting process, hemp seeds may become contaminated by material from other parts of the plant (such as the Δ9-THC-rich trichomes on flowers) and thus acquire Δ9-THC onto their outer shells.7 Exposure to high concentrations of Δ9-THC could lead to psychological events and gastrointestinal disorders, including acute toxic events such as sedation. In Switzerland, four patients suffered psychological and gastrointestinal issues due to consumption of hemp seed oil, which had higher concentrations of Δ9-THC, prompting public health inquiry.8 A recent case of Δ9-THC poisoning was reported in a toddler who was on a prescription of hemp seed oil to strengthen the immune system.9 The toddler exhibited symptoms such as stupor and low stimulatability, which are characteristic of Δ9-THC intoxication.


The concentrations of Δ9-THC, Δ9-THCA, CBD, and CBDA, along with total Δ9-THC (i.e., Δ9-THC + Δ9-THCA) and total CBD (CBDA + CBD) from each brand of hemp seeds, using each of the four extraction procedures, are shown in Table 1, and are plotted in Figure 2. The discussion and interpretations henceforth are in the context of total Δ9-THC and total CBD.


Total Δ9-THC (green bars) and CBD (blue bars) content (μg/g of hemp seed) in the consumer-grade hemp seeds, in brand# 1 (A), brand# 2 (B), and brand# 3 (C). Legal limit of Δ9-THC per gram of hemp seeds (as per Health Canada) is shown as a horizontal red line. CBD, cannabidiol; THC, tetrahydrocannabinol.


Even though the cannabis industry is growing, there are only a few dozen publicly-traded players. And because Canada legalized recreational marijuana in 2017, many pot stocks are headquartered there. In general, cannabis companies are broken down into the following categories:


Because of the inherent risks related to investing in individual stocks, some investors may prefer to invest in exchange-traded funds (ETFs). There are nine ETFs that invest across those three aforementioned categories of companies and are traded on the U.S. stock market:


You may already be investing in marijuana stocks without realizing it, particularly if your portfolio includes any index funds that track small-cap stocks. For example, Scotts Miracle-Gro is included in more than 150 ETFs, while Tilray is a member of nearly 20, according to ETF.com.


Finally, the cannabis industry is evolving, so you must be comfortable with volatile price action in stocks and the possibility of companies going out of business. Some companies in this industry have drawn the interest of day traders on sites like Reddit, which has caused even more volatility. And the SEC warns investors about potential fraud related to microcap stocks more generally, and cannabis stocks specifically.


In this episode, Tracey is joined by David Bartosiak, the Editor of Zacks Surprise Trader, Momentum Trader and Blockchain Innovators newsletters, to discuss one of their favorite topics: marijuana stocks.


They focused on those that are traded on the US exchanges and have, or soon will have, Zacks Rank. That means some stocks that trade on the Pink Sheets, like Aurora Cannabis (ACBFF) for example, are not high on their list even though it has a $4.4 billion market cap.


1. The Scotts Miracle-Gro CompanySMG making potting soil specifically for growing marijuana. While it was a stock mentioned on the 2017 podcast, its performance hasn't been that great. Shares have fallen 2.3% in that time.


2. GW PharmaceuticalsGWPH is a British biopharmaceutical company that is developing cannabis medicines. It's lead product is in development to treat rare and catastrophic forms of childhood on-set epilepsy. It's expected to lose $8.95 per share in fiscal 2018 and another $6.12 in fiscal 2019. Shares are up just 1% since the January 2017 podcast.


3. Innovative Industrial PropertiesIIPR is a REIT that manages free-standing properties for growing licensed medical-use cannabis. These facilities are operated by state licensed growers. It has buildings in New York, Maryland, Minnesota and just acquired a site in Arizona which has a long-term lease. Earnings are expected to be $0.19 in 2017 and $1.32 in 2018. It has paid out a distribution in 2017. Shares are up 44% since the Jan 17, 2017 podcast.


The most popular cryptocurrency skyrocketed last year, giving some investors the chance to bank 20X returns or even more. Those gains, however, came with serious volatility and risk. Bitcoin sank 25% or more 3 times in 2017.


2017 employment impacts were 114,590 full- and part-time jobs and 3.79 billion in wages paid. The largest sector was landscaping services, with nearly 10,000 establishments, 73,382 employees and $2.3 billion in wages, followed by nursery and floriculture production (19,144 jobs), lawn and garden stores (6,383 jobs), and nursery/florist wholesalers (6,226 jobs).


Marijuana stocks have ebbed and flowed for a few years now, but the absolute peak of the frenzy hit about this time last year. That made the prospect of a year-end list a tough proposition. How bad was it? Of the scores of cannabis related issuers listed in Canada just eight had a positive return in 2018.


The culprit, of course, was a year end swoon in global markets that wreaked havoc on most every sector and gutted this one. Overall, it was the worst year for stocks in a decade. A survey taken in early October, for instance, would have produced dozens of winners. But that, as they say, is why you play until the final buzzer. We bring you the top ten Canadian-listed marijuana stocks of 2018.


While cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and Ethereum have been all the rage of investors this year, marijuana stocks have quietly put together another impressive performance in 2017. Far more pot stocks over a $200 million market cap than not have seen their valuations double or triple over the trailing year.


The catalysts behind this bullishness continues to be a combination of strong legal weed sales, and a persistent shift in favorability toward cannabis. Marijuana Business Daily's annual report entitled "Marijuana Business Factbook 2017" anticipates 45% sales growth in 2018 in the U.S., and a 300% aggregate push higher in sales between 2016 and 2021 to a $17 billion market. Meanwhile, Gallup's latest survey showed that a record number of Americans (64% to be exact) want to see weed legalized nationally. Presumably, as this figure pushes higher, the pressure to reschedule cannabis in Washington, D.C. will be stepped up.


Though there's a lot to like about the budding marijuana industry, there's also a pretty fixed glass ceiling known as the U.S. federal government standing in its way. Even with 29 states having legalized medical cannabis, and eight giving the green light to recreational marijuana, the drug remains a Schedule I substance (meaning wholly illegal) at the federal level. This bifurcation between U.S. states and the federal government is what gives marijuana stocks their incredible volatility.


That volatility has been particularly prevalent in Canadian-based medical cannabis grower and retailer, Canopy Growth Corp. (NASDAQOTH: TWMJF). Over the past five weeks (closing price on Sept. 29, 2017 through Nov. 3, 2017), Canopy Growth's shares have appreciated by 54%, equating to $806 million in market value. In fact, it became the very first marijuana grower to cross into mid-cap territory with a valuation in excess of $2 billion. It only trails cannabinoid-based drug developer GW Pharmaceuticals for the largest market cap among pure-play marijuana stocks.


Like 2016, when a late-in-the year rally related to the elections in the United States and then a rotation into Canadian LPs fueled a full-year gain of 88.8%, the gains in 2017 came at the end of the year. On October 27th, the index was at 56.85, down 23.3% year-to-date, but news of the landmark investment by alcohol giant Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) into Canopy Growth (TSX: WEED) (OTC: TWMJF) set off a 150% rally into year-end that included nine consecutive weekly gains. More recently, the fuel for the rally has been optimism related to California legalizing on January 1st. 041b061a72


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