Don’t overlook energy when investing in cannabis

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Ancillary industries and sectors are primed to benefit from cannabis’ rise to prominence. Some examples include banking, packaging solutions, and real estate. One industry that is often overlooked but could play a huge role in the cannabis industry is energy. The U.S. cannabis industry is currently eating up more than 1% of all electricity each year. Keep in mind that it’s not even legal at the federal level, so you can imagine how much electricity the industry would be using and what demand would be placed on electric grids, if marijuana were legalized across the country. The need to reduce greenhouse emissions created by the weed industry, as well as lower electric load and expenditures, makes the energy sector a clear beneficiary of a budding cannabis industry.

Microgrids could be one high-tech solution to this problem due to their ability to solve the industry’s energy problem. CleanSpark, Inc. (CLSK) is a microgrid cleantech on the rise. Microgrid power solution for the cannabis industry can reduce energy costs by up to 82%; this represents a huge potential revenue stream for the company. Due to this fact, the company has stated that marketing to cannabis companies is one of their top initiatives for 2019. Recently, the company closed on $5 million round of funding, engaged a firm to navigate their up listing, and as far as currently operation go, announced the near completion of a $900k contract to install a CLSK microgrid at a U.S. Marine Corps Base and have been progressing on a $18.3 million deal with NYSE company, MAC. Continue reading to learn why now is the time to start your research on CLSK.

Today we are highlighting: CleanSpark, Inc. (CLSK), Aphria Inc. (APHA), Canopy Growth Corporation (CGC), Cronos Group, Inc. (CRON), and Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH).

In recent news, CleanSpark, Inc. (CLSK) (Market Cap: $143.818M; Share Price: $3.34) announced that it has delivered approximately $357,000 in custom electrical equipment to customers and received new orders of approximately $438,000 since the closing of the definitive agreement on January 22, 2019 to acquire the intellectual property of Pioneer Critical Power Inc. The custom equipment backlog has increased to approximately $3.9 million, an increase of approximately 8.3% from the backlog levels on the date of acquisition. Their acquisition of intellectual property of Pioneer Critical Power Inc. has already been a boon for their bottom line.

Aphria Inc. (APHA) (Market Cap: $2.166B; Share Price: $8.69) produces and sells medical cannabis in Canada and internationally. The company offers sativa, indica, and hybrid medical marijuana products, as well as cannabis oils. It serves patients and health professionals. The company also sells its products online. Aphria Inc. is headquartered in Leamington, Canada.of anti-cancer medication, as well as ornamental bonsai trees for purifying indoor air quality.

Canopy Growth Corporation (CGC) (Market Cap: $14.293B; Share Price: $41.68), together with its subsidiaries, engages in growing, possession, and sale of medical cannabis in Canada. Its products include dried flowers, oils and concentrates, softgel capsules, and hemps. The company offers its products under the Tweed, Black Label, Spectrum Cannabis, DNA Genetics, Leafs By Snoop, Bedrocan Canada, CraftGrow, and Foria brand names.

Cronos Group, Inc. (CRON) (Market Cap: $5.241B; Share Price: $15.79)will announce its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019, and hold its First Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. EDT. Senior management will be available for questions from the investment community after prepared remarks.

Cronos Group is an innovative global cannabinoid company with international production and distribution across five continents. Cronos Group is committed to building disruptive intellectual property by advancing cannabis research, technology and product development. With a passion to responsibly elevate the consumer experience, Cronos Group is building an iconic brand portfolio. Cronos Group’s portfolio includes PEACE NATURALS™, a global health and wellness platform, and two adult-use brands, COVE™ and Spinach™.

Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH) (Market Cap: $1.066B; Share Price: $9.66), a global energy technology company and the world’s leading supplier of solar microinverters, announced on Monday that over 2,500 homeowners have joined the Enphase Upgrade Program, a service program that gives homeowners several options for upgrading to the latest, more efficient and reliable microinverters from Enphase. This program is for warranty holders of legacy Enphase microinverters and represents the company’s continued commitment to quality and service. It announced today that the company will host a conference call and webcast on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss its first quarter 2019 financial results for the period ended March 31, 2019.

Enphase Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and sells home energy solutions for the solar photovoltaic industry in the United States and internationally. The company offers semiconductor-based microinverter that converts energy at the individual solar module level and combines with its proprietary networking and software technologies to provide energy monitoring and control services. It sells its solutions primarily to distributors, as well as directly to large installers, original equipment manufacturers, strategic partners, and homeowners. It revolutionized solar with its microinverter technology and produces the world’s only truly integrated solar plus storage solution. Enphase has shipped more than 19 million microinverters and over 855,000 Enphase systems have been deployed in more than 125 countries.

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