North America

Mon
14
May

Do Cannabis Sales Pose a Risk to North America's Beer Markets?

Recent quarterly results from Molson Coors Brewing Co. (TSX:TPX.A)(TSX:TPX.B)(NYSE:TAP) and Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) have indicated a continuation in the recent trend of a softer North American beer market. Is this indicative of a potential shift in changing consumer preferences and the more widespread adoption of recreational cannabis as a substitute for alcohol products? If so, what are the potential implications on the alcohol and marijuana markets? People are drinking less beer in North America First-quarter results out of two of North America’s largest alcohol beverage makers show an alarming trend in what appears to be a slowdown…

Mon
03
Jul

Forget the US marijuana market - There are big opportunities in the rest of the world

Marijuana stocks have soared as state after state in the U.S. has legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use. The market potential is huge, with some estimating that the marijuana industry in the U.S. could generate sales of more than $18 billion by 2020.

But focusing only on the U.S. is nearsighted -- literally. There are significant opportunities for investors looking to profit from the expanding marijuana industry in other countries. Here are several important areas across the world with growing marijuana markets along with some of the marijuana stocks that could benefit from that growth.  

Wed
28
Jun

Here's How Many People In The World Consume Cannabis

Ever wonder how many people in the world consume cannabis? Well, if you're one of them, then you're in the company of 182 million, 999 thousand, 999 others.

Tue
13
Jun

Say Hello to the Largest North American Marijuana Stock IPO of All Time

This Canadian medical pot producer just raised $75 million, placing its value at more than $635 million.

When it comes fast-growing industries, you'd struggle to find one with more consistent annual growth potential than legal marijuana -- and marijuana stock investors know it! Depending on your source, the marijuana industry is set to grow by between 23% and 27% annually over the next 5 to 10 years, with investment firm Cowen & Co. offering the most bullish prediction, with a call for $50 billion in legal U.S. sales by 2026.

Wed
07
Jun

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions Prepares for Launch of State of the Art Industry Compliant Payment Processing System

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (OTC Pink, REFG), specializes in state-of-the-art financial services structured to serve the cannabis and banking industry, issues a shareholder letter to update investors on recent advancements, and how its emerging corporate vision continues developing.

Tue
18
Apr

8 Things Caregivers Need To Know About Medical Cannabis

If a loved one is ill, it can be difficult to know exactly how to help them. This is especially true in the world of medical cannabis, which is a new, semi-taboo and largely unregulated industry. To provide the best care for your loved ones, there’s a bit of a learning curve. Here are 10 things caregivers should know about medical cannabis.

 

1. Not all cannabis produces a high

10 Things Caregivers 1 8 Things Caregivers Need To Know About Medical Cannabis

Tue
18
Apr

Freeing up Ganja: Jamaica and Canada

April 20 is World Marijuana Day.

It's just over two years since Jamaica decriminalised small quantities. And Canada was set yesterday to announce what's likely to be a bolder experiment.

So what has changed, and what hasn't?

The big change in Jamaica is for small-scale users. Possession of up to two ounces is no longer a criminal offence. You can grow up to five plants at home. And smoking in public is a minor matter, with a fine equivalent to TT$25.

For perhaps a few hundred-thousand Jamaicans those reforms make a huge difference. They remove the daily risk of arrest, prison, a substantial fine—and a criminal record which blocks some employment or a US visa.

Mon
03
Apr

Hurdles and Hopes in the Development, Production and Distribution of Cannabis

The opening of a vast, albeit disjointed, North American cannabis market is driving investment in R&D and production.

Attitudes and laws are changing in drastic ways these days. One area where this is particularly evident is in North America’s growing acceptance of the use of medicinal and recreational marijuana.

Tue
14
Mar

Australia: The Hydroponics Company to List on ASX in Surging Cannabis Market

THC is expecting net profit of over $1 million in 2017.

The Hydroponics Company (ASX:THC) aims to list on the ASX through an initial public offering (IPO) of up to 40 million shares priced at $0.20 to raise up to $8 million.

Funds will be used to expand THC’s market share as a key manufacturer and distributor of hydroponics equipment, materials and related services.

The company is targeting to list on the ASX on the 20th of April, 2017 under the ticker code THC.

Tue
14
Feb

Global Medical Marijuana Market to Reach 55.8 Billion by 2025, New Research

The global medical marijuana market is expected to reach a value of USD 55.8 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. It has been identified that, in 2016, Washington D.C. along with 28 states have legalized marijuana for medical uses. In 2016, states such as Arkansas, Florida, North Dakota, Ohio, and Pennsylvania were approved to use the drug in medical applications such as chemotherapies and pain management. The growing number of states and countries getting approval for using it in therapeutic applications is one of the crucial factors driving the demand over the coming few years.

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