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5 Cannabis Industry Headlines That You Should Be Watching This Week

Aug 7, 2017 • 10:37 AM EDT
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3 MIN READ  •  By Michael Berger
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Marijuana stocks ended the week on a high note and there are several developments that investors need to be aware about.

From an initial public offering to earnings, this will sure be a busy week for marijuana investors. We have highlighted 5 stories that we believe you should be aware of.  

DOJA Commences Trading This Week

DOJA, a premium cannabis lifestyle brand featuring high quality cannabis strains in Canada, will commence trading on August 9th. The company’s subsidiary, Northern Lights Marijuana Company received its license to cultivate under the ACMPR in June and will be well positioned to capitalize on the recreational cannabis market when it opens (expected July 1, 2018).

DOJA is one of 52 federally licensed cannabis producers in Canada and was founded by the team that started SAXX Underwear. The company’s production facility is in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. They plan to expand the 7,100-square foot facility, which currently has three grow rooms and can produce 660 kilograms per year (combined).

Keep an eye on this one. We will be monitoring how the market responds to this new offering and will keep our premium members updated as needed.

Aphria Continues to Drop, Where is the Bottom?

Aphria (APH.TO) (APHQF) remained under pressure on Friday and the shares ended the week on a down note. This drop comes as concerns mount regarding its United States assets and APH.TO dropped more than 11% last week.

While this drop is concerning, it provides a great opportunity to invest in one of Canada’s top licensed medical cannabis producers. Aphria has continued to report strong numbers and its management team continues to work to create value for its shareholders.

We would take a look at Aphria on this drop and believe that we could see mixed trading in the near term. The TSX could very likely rule against Canadian licensed producers owning United States cannabis assets and we will keep you updated on how this story develops.

Medical Marijuana Biotech Stocks Bounce Higher

Nasdaq-traded biotech stocks focused on the medical marijuana industry ended the week on a high note after Todd Harrison, Managing Partner, CB1 Capital Partners; an emerging healthcare fund was quoted by CNBC’s Guy Adami regarding GW Pharmaceuticals (GWPH) as a top pick.

GWPH rallied 6% off this recommendation and its peers benefited from this as well. Zynerba Pharmaceuticals (ZYNE) ended the day up approx. 10% while Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings (CRBP) jumped 5.2%.

Although GW is sometimes compared with Zynerba or Insys, the companies are very different. GW is focused on developing treatments from the actual cannabis plant while Zynerba and Insys focus on developing treatments from synthetic cannabis. We continue to prefer GW.

Nevada Marijuana Firms Facing a Green Rush

Nevada’s recreational marijuana market has been hot. Demand for recreational marijuana has exceeded expectations and there continues to be a supply-demand problem.

This has benefited the Nevada based marijuana businesses and companies like Friday Night (TGIF.CN) have reported very strong first month revenue numbers. We are favorable on Friday Night’s position in the Nevada recreational marijuana market and will continue to monitor this story.

Terra Tech (TRTC) is also a well-known marijuana stock that is levered to Nevada’s recreational marijuana market. The company is expected to report earnings this week and we expect to hear them provide color on how they have benefited from Nevada’s green rush.

Marijuana Penny Stock Acquires a Town

Marijuana penny stock American Green (ERBB) is in the news again and the reason is surprising. The company has apparently acquired the town of Nipton (120-acres) for approx. $5 million.

American Green plans to make Nipton the country’s first energy-independent, cannabis-friendly hospitality destination. The city sits approx. 65 miles from Las Vegas and approx. 230 miles from Los Angeles.

American Green said it will first focus on bottling CBD-infused water direct from a nearby aquifer. The company then plans to distribute this water throughout California.

We plan to watch from the sidelines with this one…

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Michael Berger

Michael Berger is Managing Partner of StoneBridge Partners, LLC and Founder of Prior to entering the cannabis industry, Michael was an Equity Research Analyst at Raymond James Financial covering the Energy Sector. Michael has been featured in publications such as The Street, Bloomberg, US Money News, and hosts various cannabis events across North America.


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