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The Stash, Volume 52: Hempcrete – leading Cannabis’ sustainability revolution

HEMPCRETE: LEADING CANNABIS’ SUSTAINABILITY REVOLUTION A negative carbon footprint, favorable thermal and structural properties, and wide-ranging construction applications make Hempcrete a truly disruptive building material. According to American Lime Technology, hempcrete is a bio-composite made of the inner woody core of the hemp plant (Shiv) mixed with a lime-based binder. The hemp core has a high [...]

2020-08-13T17:48:39+00:00July 15th, 2020|

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 47: Green Thumb Industries – The Cannabis MSO that generates profits

GREEN THUMB INDUSTRIES: THE CANNABIS MSO THAT GENERATES PROFITS Green Thumb Industries (GTBIF) is fast establishing itself as the national leader in cannabis consumer products and the U.S. MSO to watch out for, thanks to its best-in-class brand portfolio and a strategically expanding retail footprint. Illinois-headquartered Green Thumb manufactures and distributes a portfolio of branded cannabis [...]

2020-07-15T19:10:33+00:00June 10th, 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 43: Cannabis 2.0 is here and COVID-19 is accelerating the transition

CANNABIS 2.0 IS HERE AND COVID-19 IS ACCELERATING THE TRANSITION Market share gains for marijuana products like edibles and vapor pens in Canada suggest that the transition from Cannabis 1.0 to Cannabis 2.0 is happening at a rapid pace, with stay-at-home restrictions imposed due to COVID-19 acting as an additional catalyst. The launch of cannabis products [...]

2020-07-15T19:12:30+00:00May 13th, 2020|

The Stash, Volume 39: COVID-19 is a Net Positive for Cannabis. Here’s why.

COVID-19 IS A NET POSITIVE FOR CANNABIS. HERE’S WHY. COVID-19’s impact on the cannabis industry is more positive than negative. While COVID-19 is a net negative for most industries, cannabis is among those where the net impact is positive. There are three reasons that bring us to this conclusion: 1) emergence of cannabis as an essential/staple, [...]

2020-04-15T19:48:06+00:00April 15th, 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 35: Big Brands Key Contenders for the Billion-Dolllar CBD Beauty Opportunity

BIG BRANDS KEY CONTENDERS FOR THE BILLION-DOLLAR CBD BEAUTY OPPORTUNITY Driven by cannabidiol’s (CBD) wellness and cosmetic benefits, the U.S. CBD Beauty market is expected to grow to $1 billion+ in annual sales by 2025. Overall CBD sales in the U.S. are expected to grow from $1.8 billion in 2018 to $20 billion+ by 2024, according [...]

2020-03-30T13:50:43+00:00March 18th, 2020|
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