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The Stash, Volume 51: Cannabis deal making continues to struggle as cash crunch intensifies

CANNABIS DEAL MAKING CONTINUES TO STRUGGLE AS CASH CRUNCH INTENSIFIES In our Dec. 18, 2019, Stash report, we said that balance sheet strength will matter more than ever in 2020 as the cannabis industry funding environment tightens and deals dry up. Capital market trends in 1H20 validate our thesis. Data from Viridian Capital Advisors shows that [...]

2020-07-15T19:08:41+00:00July 8th, 2020|

The Stash, Volume 48: Russell 3000 rebalancing sets stage for greater institutional ownership of cannabis names

RUSSELL 3000 REBALANCING SETS STAGE FOR GREATER INSTITUTIONAL OWNERSHIP OF CANNABIS NAMES We believe the inclusion of GrowGeneration Corp. (GRWG) and Akerna (KERN) in the Russell 3000 index is indicative of the rising interest of institutional investors in the cannabis space. GrowGeneration, the largest chain of stand-alone specialty hydroponic and organic garden centers in the U.S., [...]

2020-07-15T19:10:05+00:00June 19th, 2020|

The Stash, Volume 45: Aurora Cannabis is up 176% in two weeks; will the rally sustain?

AURORA CANNABIS (ACB) IS UP 176% IN TWO WEEKS; WILL THE RALLY SUSTAIN? The acquisition of U.S. hemp retailer Reliva LLC gives Aurora Cannabis (ACB) a foothold into the $24 billion U.S. CBD market and is one of the key catalysts of the sharp appreciation in ACB’s stock price over the last couple of weeks. On [...]

2020-07-15T19:11:33+00:00May 27th, 2020|

The Stash, Volume 44: Safe Banking Act: One step closer to reality

SAFE BANKING ACT: ONE STEP CLOSER TO REALITY The passage of the SAFE Banking Act by the U.S. House of Representatives as part of the $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill suggests that cannabis legalization is moving from being a socio-political issue to an economic one. On Friday May 14, the U.S. House of Representatives passed – [...]

2020-07-15T19:12:03+00:00May 20th, 2020|

The Stash, Volume 42: The Second Coming of the Cannabis Bellwether

CANOPY GROWTH CORP (CGC): THE SECOND COMING OF THE CANNABIS BELLWETHER We believe Constellation Brands’ (STZ) purchase of an additional stake in Canopy Growth Corp. (CGC) reaffirms investors’ faith in the cannabis legalization story. On May 1, global beer, wine, and spirits major Constellation Brands exercised an aggregate of 18.8 million warrants to purchase additional shares [...]

2020-07-15T19:13:01+00:00May 13th, 2020|

The Stash, Volume 40: Oregon and Oklahoma are best placed to benefit from Cannabis’ Essential Status

OREGON AND OKLAHOMA ARE BEST PLACED TO BENEFIT FROM CANNABIS’ ESSENTIAL STATUS High per capita marijuana dispensary density means that cannabis markets in Oregon (OR) and Oklahoma (OK) are in the best position to benefit from its essential industry status. In the last few weeks, we have discussed how cannabis’ essential designation is driving sales higher [...]

2020-07-15T19:14:35+00:00April 22nd, 2020|

The Stash, Volume 38: Cannabis Legalization in 2020: A COVID-19 Casualty

CANNABIS LEGALIZATION IN 2020: A COVID-19 CASUALTY Cannabis legalization – key to the $50 billion+ illicit-to-legal value migration in the industry – is emerging as one of the casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last three weeks, we have discussed the impact that the spread of coronavirus is having on the cannabis industry, ranging from [...]

2020-04-08T15:44:35+00:00April 8th, 2020|

The Stash, Volume 37: Cannabis – The New Essential

CANNABIS: THE NEW ESSENTIAL Cannabis’ “essential” designation will drive sales higher even during the COVID-19 pandemic. We discussed in last week’s Stash report how cannabis sales saw a sharp surge in March as part of consumers’ stay-at-home strategy. These sales are likely to be boosted further by the classification of marijuana – especially medical marijuana – [...]

2020-04-01T16:44:50+00:00April 1st, 2020|

The Stash, Volume 34: Coronavirus and its Impact on the Cannabis Industry Value Chain

CORONAVIRUS AND ITS IMPACT ON THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY VALUE CHAIN Coronavirus (COVID-19) is crippling the cannabis industry value chain, especially businesses focused on the vaping and packaging segments. The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the globe has topped 118,000 as the outbreak spreads to more countries, resulting in more than 4,200 deaths and causing [...]

2020-03-30T13:51:35+00:00March 11th, 2020|

The Stash, Volume 31: The Valens Company – Extracting Value for Investors

THE VALENS COMPANY: EXTRACTING VALUE FOR INVESTORS The Valens Company (VLNCF) is one of the best cannabis extraction and testing names for investors to follow. Valens provides best-in-class proprietary services, including CO2, ethanol, hydrocarbon, solvent-less and terpene extraction, analytical testing, formulation, and white-label product development and manufacturing to leading Canadian and international cannabis brands. It has [...]

2020-03-30T14:00:46+00:00February 19th, 2020|
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