Will HEXO Corp. Be Able To Catch Up To Canopy Growth To Be The Cannabis Beverage King Of Canada?

Will HEXO Corp. Be Able To Catch Up To Canopy Growth To Be The Cannabis Beverage King Of Canada? Cannabis infused beverages is a vertical of Canada’s market that has become a major revenue generator for companies that have been able to execute on the opportunity. We do not use the phrase able to execute lightly. Several leading Canadian Licensed Producers (LPs) have tried to bring a cannabis infused beverage product line to market and have failed in the process. When Canada’s cannabis industry was trading at peak valuations in 2018, rumors surfaced about a potential joint venture between Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACB.TO) (ACB) and The Coca-Cola Company (KO). The joint venture was rumored to be focused on the CBD beverage opportunity, but

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Is M&A Going To Heat Up In The Cannabis Sector With U.S. Federal Legalization Right Around The Corner?

Is M&A Going To Heat Up In The Cannabis Sector With U.S. Federal Legalization Right Around The Corner? During the last few years, there has been increased consolidation in the cannabis industry and we have identified trends over the course of this time period. The first wave of acquisitions started in Canada and this trend lasted several years. This wave of acquisitions still ranks as some of the most expensive transactions and was highlighted by Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACB.TO) (ACB) acquired two Licensed Producers for a combined price that was greater than $7 billion. The second wave of acquisitions took place in 2018 and 2019 and was primarily related to US cannabis retailers. Since cannabis is illegal at the federal level in the

How and Why Psychedelic Drugs Can Conquer The Mental Health Crisis

How and Why Psychedelic Drugs Can Conquer The Mental Health Crisis An enormous Crisis with no existing solution Horrendous economic costs Huge treatment markets ripe for disruption The era of psychedelic drugs has arrived The emerging psychedelic drug industry is thriving.It has attracted a multitude of high-profile investors. It’s drawing in large infusions of capital, both pubco funding and private equity. It’s receiving a steadily increasing volume of (favorable) coverage in the media.Why?Most of these drugs remain illegal and have been for roughly a half-century. Until recently, they were relentlessly demonized as part of the (now-discredited) War on Drugs. In the United States, most are officially classified as having “no known medical use”.The fact is that these drugs do have medical uses – particularly with

The Growing Telehealth Case for ISW Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS:ISWH)

The Growing Telehealth Case for ISW Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS:ISWH)Telehealth is booming. But it isn’t a “normal” boom. A normal boom is when some new shift in technology or some conspiracy of social factors opens up a new frontier for demand, and businesses compete by the droves to fill that demand. Telehealth is a little different because all of the factors now powering the boom have been in place arguably for years. But the regulatory context wouldn’t allow those innovations to become manifest in the marketplace. However, as we all now know, the big catalyst that came along and changed all that was the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the flood gates are open and competitive names are flowing in to fill the void left

VIVO Cannabis™ Withdraws $5 Million Offering and Provides Business Update

VIVO Cannabis™ Withdraws $5 Million Offering and Provides Business UpdateVIVO Cannabis Inc. (TSX: VIVO) (OTCQX: VVCIF) (” VIVO ” or the ” Company “) announced today that it is terminating a planned offering of $5.1 million , which it had previously announced on October 6, 2020 . The decision to terminate the offering was taken amidst what the Company views as highly unusual trading activity in VIVO’s shares. During the two days following the announcement of the offering, trading volume increased by approximately 8,000% to a cumulative total of 18,980,048 shares, compared with 236,517 shares traded in the two days prior to the announcement. “While VIVO is unaware of the reasons for the increased trading activity and downward pressure on our stock price,

Toxic Debt Could Have Some Major Cannabis Companies In Bankruptcy Court Very Soon

Toxic Debt Could Have Some Major Cannabis Companies In Bankruptcy Court Very Soon With the US election less than one month away, we are highly focused on who the winner of Presidential election will be as well as the states that will pass legal cannabis legislation (medical and recreational). A handful of states are voting on the legalization of medical or recreational cannabis and we expect to see a majority of these ballot initiatives get passed by voters. Although we believe that the cannabis industry has benefited from this potential outcome, not all companies will benefit from this trend. During the last year, the cannabis sector has been under considerable pressure. Although we believe the industry has significant potential catalysts for growth, the

Cannabis Stocks React on Recent Polling Data (GTBIF, GRWG, SGMD, CRLBF)

Cannabis Stocks React on Recent Polling Data (GTBIF, GRWG, SGMD, CRLBF)The Cannabis space has heated up in the wake of the vice-presidential debate, wherein Senator Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s running mate, made crystal clear that the Biden administration, if it prevails, will pursue a course of marijuana decriminalization at the federal level. “We will decriminalize marijuana and we will expunge the records of those who have been convicted of marijuana,” the Democratic vice-presidential nominee said. “Times have changed — marijuana should not be a crime. We need to start regulating marijuana and expunge marijuana convictions from the records of millions of Americans so they can get on with their lives. As marijuana becomes legal across the country, we must make sure

What To Expect From The Upcoming Earnings Reports From Top Canadian Licensed Producers

What To Expect From The Upcoming Earnings Reports From Top Canadian Licensed Producers Earnings season is around the corner for the Canadian cannabis sector and we forecast volatile responses from the market in the months ahead. Based on the last few quarters, we can expect to see several operators report numbers that exceed expectations while the majority of businesses report minimal revenues and lower cash balances. Going into earnings, we have mixed expectations in regard to Canadian cannabis producers and believe that the industry has gone through a major transformation. In late 2019, Health Canada legalized cannabis derivative products such as edibles, vaporizers, infused beverages, topicals, and more. These products are referred to as cannabis 2.0 and the market expected the vertical to

Why Hemp Stocks Deserve Fresh Attention (CWBHF, MJNA, CBGL, CRON)

Why Hemp Stocks Deserve Fresh Attention (CWBHF, MJNA, CBGL, CRON)While the hemp-based products theme had a massive hey-day a couple years ago to great fanfare among investors, the bear market that has ensued in the space has been stunning. But, we would strongly maintain, it is a cyclical market process amid a continuing long-term structural bull expansion that is built of a “mainstreaming” dynamic that represents the evolution of this market from a niche localized phenomenon to a mainstream global household product category. That may represent a big opportunity for investors at this stage because many of the stocks in the space with commercial-stage operations are selling at dirt-cheap prices if one assumes their fortunes will follow the theoretical structural upswing