Most cannabis stocks started the year on a high note, but most have encountered some difficult times over the last few months. Various things have contributed to this lackluster collective performance. First, global equity markets slowed down during the second quarter of the year. Second, several scandals have negatively affected the cannabis industry specifically. One…
Even companies in legal regions view smoking a joint after hours as something they have to police. Despite widespread legalization, some companies still frown on employees consuming cannabis after hours. But the tight labor market and increased social acceptance of weed may mean businesses that continue to test for THC will see more talent walk…
The National Institute on Drug Abuse released a “Notice of Special Interest,” announcing their intention to fund several cannabis studies. The topics are interesting. NIDA, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, is looking for applications to fund cannabis studies on thirteen subjects. The release is somewhat polarizing. While NIDA cannot officially take a “side” on…
1933 Industries Inc. (TGIF.CN) (TGIFF), a vertically integrated cannabis consumer packaged goods company, announces the grant of 6,800,000 incentive stock options to its directors, officers, consultants and employees pursuant to the Company’s stock option plan.  The options are exercisable for a period of three years at a price of $0.35 per share and will vest over…
Earlier this week, we published the first part of a two-article series that covers the recent performance of the cannabis industry. The initial article focused on companies that are in the Canadian cannabis sector. Today’s article will cover 3 companies that are focused on the US cannabis market. The US companies represent emerging growth opportunities…
CannTrust Holdings Inc. (TSX: TRST, NYSE: CTST) today provided an interim update on various matters. Management Cease Trade Order CannTrust announced that its application for a management cease trade order (“MCTO”) under National Policy 12-203 – Management Cease Trade Orders (“NP 12-203”) has been approved by the Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”). The MCTO does not…
The Dayton Brewery Alliance is releasing the IPA to help victims as an ongoing effort. Craft breweries in the Dayton, Ohio metro area—through the Dayton Brewery Alliance—have collaborated to make a beer for supporting Tornado relief efforts in the Miami Valley. #daytonstrong IPA will first be available Friday on draft, for a sneak peek release…
Perhaps the most significant opportunity within the Internet of Things (IoT) is to take isolated systems and plug them into the IoT. Just ask vending machine marketers. Many of them are slowly establishing footprints in various markets around the world including Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, North America and South America. The latest player…
Investing in blue-chip stocks and relying on a combination of capital appreciation and dividend income is a solid way to help grow your TFSA’s value over the long term. However, the downside is that it’s a strategy that can be very slow. If you have more risk tolerance, you can certainly speed those returns up…
For any of you that love some visual stimulation while feeling nice and lifted, checkout the trailer for Aquarela, opening this weekend in Los Angeles. It’ll be coming to a theater near you in the next couple of weeks too. It is shot in 96 frames-per-second and overwhelms the senses with the might of the…