Cannabis Stocks

The Biggest Marijuana Companies In The World

There are certain basic principles they teach you at business school in exchange for that six-figure price tag. The number one goal for any business is to survive. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) generally don’t add value. And economies of scale are what help larger companies steamroll the competition. Shares of large companies generally have lower […]

When Will Cannabis Be Legal at the Federal Level?

Old school dealers always reduce customer complaints by weighing large quantities on the heavy side. A pound of weed will come in at 16 ounces with a few eights throw in for good measure (about 1.5% more weight). The guy moving the bag between buyer and seller often can’t resist the temptation to pinch a […]

Weedmaps – The Cannabis SPAC Has Finally Arrived

SPACs are now being issued at such a frantic pace that finding the right company has been substituted with finding any company that’s up for it. In its original form, the special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) was meant to be a fund that investors entrusted with a sizable amount of money. The fund’s manager, who […]

Why You Should Pass on the High Times IPO Grass

Over the past few years, we’ve seen the emergence of companies that build their entire business around newsletters, CB Insights perhaps being the most notable success story. More recently there have been a number of newsletter startups targeting retail investors with a daily “what you need to know,” along with cutesy little office polls where […]

Three Billion-Dollar U.S. Cannabis Stocks

In a recent piece on The Impact of No Brokerage Fees on Retail Investors, we discussed how zero-fee stock trading helps investors adhere to best practices like dollar-cost-averaging. What we didn’t talk about was how zero-fee stock trading apps such as Robinhood would open up a floodgate of newbie investors whose irrationality knows no bounds. […]

Why is Charlotte’s Web Stock Dropping?

The cannabis industry is going through some interesting times. It’s something we touched on in our recent piece on The Paradox of Marijuana Stocks. Sales are supposed to be going through the roof, yet not all companies will be around to take advantage of the “boom” as capital dries up. The end result is a […]

The Puzzling Paradox of Marijuana Stocks

As a consequence of producing insightful articles on disruptive technologies, we need to articulate to lots of startups and venture capital firms what we do. Having to explain why we write about 11 categories of disruptive technologies + marijuana is tricky. Few would consider marijuana legalization a disruptive technology, but we started covering marijuana stocks […]

The Importance of National Cannabis Brands

In reviewing what themes our readers click through most in our newsletter, anything related to cannabis is always a big hit. Interest in cannabis investing peaked last year, and now is the time when everyone appears fearful so you’re supposed to be greedy. If your investment thesis hasn’t changed, then now is the time to back up […]

The Impact of Cannabis on Scotts Miracle-Gro

We recently wrote about how cannabis stocks have been crashing as the industry constituents start to back out of deals citing lofty valuations in an industry that contains an abnormally large amount of risk in the first place. One way to mitigate all this risk is through diversification, and we talked about the two biggest […]

Cannabis Stocks Come Crashing Down to Earth

The world of finance is full of big egos that exhibit a herd mentality. As long as you’re on the cover of magazines and coming up with innovative ideas the industry can use to sell more stuff, everyone wants to be your friend. Make one mistake though, and you’ll find your name has been erased from every […]