Pot Stocks Pay Off: A Review of the Cannabis Sector

NOTE:  This is satire

What a year it was for the marijuana sector, bouncing back from a challenging 2014. While the sector ended the year well below the 2014 highs despite more than tripling in price, investors are optimistic that the election cycle in 2016 could allow the market to test those levels, especially as it looks almost certain that California voters, with a reinvigorated MMJ program, will approve adult-use later this year. Here are the highlights of the year:

January

After a rough round-trip that had left the "Benzinga 420 Marijuana Index" down about 16% (to 133) in 2014, 2015 began with a bang as traders positioned in front of the debut of CNBC special "Marijuana Country: The Cannabis Boom" and also looked to take advantage of tax-loss selling that continued into the very last moments of 2014. As the month progressed, one-year legalization anniversary retrospectives seemed to lift investor spirits. One of the most surprising developments of the month was with CEN Biotech (CENB), which announced after the close on the 23rd that Creative Edge Nutrition (FITX) would spin out the unit with a NASDAQ listing. While the bashers and shorts scoffed at the announcement, CEO Chaaban agreed to sit down with Matt Finston and Chris Parry (along with Dr. Sam Alawieh) for a fireside chat moderated by Mainstreet reporter Juliette Fairley and webcast live. The CEN Bio team was unable to get Parry on board, but Finston admitted after the meeting that he was impressed with the company's success in its appeal against Lakeshore to the Ontario Municipal Board, which had forced the town to issue final zoning permits to CEN Bio, which Health Canada had then added to its list of approved producers in mid-January. FITX ended up rallying to $0.20 by month-end. No one was ...

Read More
Comments

420 Investor Interview: Paul Rosen, CEO of PharmaCan Capital

One of the most exciting themes for those looking to capitalize on the changing global cannabis industry is the rollout of Canada's Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR). Health Canada, which oversees Canada’s national medical marijuana program, has issued licenses ...

Read More
Comments

Election Survey 11/03/14 - Public Survey

420 Investor conducted a survey for the public that was exactly the same as its internal survey.  The public survey, which was posted on Twitter and Facebook, consisted of six questions and was open for 50 hours, closing at 9 A.M. EDT on 11/03, ...

Read More
Comments

Stay Informed with the 420 Investor Newsletter

After a year of helping investors navigate the "Wild West" of the cannabis stock sector as 420 Investor has evolved into the leading collaborative due diligence platform, we are pleased to offer the 420 Investor Newsletter.

This monthly effort is ...

Read More
Comments

GrowBLOX "Blows" It

GrowBLOX Sciences (GBLX) posted a press release this morning. This company has spent an enormous amount of money on p.r. and investor relations and has pushed the envelope (using GoogleAds, for instance, to promote its ticker). Shockingly, the company misspelled its ...

Read More
Comments

420 Investor Interview: Tom Bollich, CEO of Surna

Surna (SRNA), based in Boulder, CO, addresses one of the key challenges facing the cannabis cultivation industry: Energy consumption. The company, which began operations this year, has technology that it has acquired that will help growers reduce one of the ...

Read More
Comments

Guest Post - Desmond Fargo: "Cen Biotech: A Promise Delivered"

The author of this article, Desmond Fargo, gave me permission to publish this piece on Creative Edge Nutrition (FITX)

The purpose of this article is to provide useful insight into Cen Biotech's recent press release regarding license, and also provide ...

Read More
Comments

Basics By Brochstein - Volume 1

This is series of nine short videos designed to help with novice education. Each video was about 8-12 minutes, with the intention of explaining key concepts in plain English, all with the goal of making you a more informed investor. ...

Read More
Comments

Interview with Paul Enright, CEO of United Cannabis (CNAB)

United Cannabis (CNAB) is a recent reverse-merger, formerly known as MySkin. The company has a relationship with Colorado-based dispensary RiverRock that will allow it to expand the brand and the intellectual property. The most recent share-structure was conveyed on April ...

Read More
Comments

Interview with Ebbu CEO Dooma Wendschuh by 420 Investor (Public Version)

I spoke with Dooma Wendschuh last week, and he is a member here at 420 Investor (through our complimentary Corporate Access program). I asked if "ebbu" has any signficance, and it doesn't. The company is taking a very scientific approach ...

Read More
Comments

A Look At 2014's Leading Cannabis Stocks (Part 1)

Even though cannabis-sector stocks have dropped more than 50 percent since the March peak, the Benzinga 420 Marijuana Index is still up 244 percent YTD.

The burst at the beginning of the year came after widespread media coverage of Colorado's recreational ...

Read More
Comments

The Daily Dab: A Quick Hit On Cannabis Stocks 04/21/14

Typepad, where the Daily Dab is hosted, is down due to a denial of service attack.  I am going to publish this here today...

Denver, CO

www.WeedStockConference.com

Cannabis stocks paused after two days of sharp gains, with 42% of the ...

Read More
Comments