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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 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 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 46: Market Share gains, profitability make Trulieve a standout cannabis name

MARKET SHARE GAINS, PROFITABILITY MAKE TRULIEVE A STANDOUT CANNABIS NAME Trulieve’s (TCNNF) continued market share gains validate our thesis that capital-efficient state leaders are best placed to emerge as winners in the U.S. cannabis market. Our analysis of data from the Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use suggests that Trulieve’s dominance of Florida’s cannabis market continues [...]

2020-07-15T19:11:03+00:00June 3rd, 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 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 32: New York Legalization Prospects and the Two Companies Best Placed to Win

NEW YORK LEGALIZATION PROSPECTS AND THE TWO COMPANIES BEST PLACED TO WIN Governor Andrew Cuomo’s efforts to legalize adult-use cannabis, if successful, will make New York one of the top three state markets in the U.S. by 2025. Cuomo – through his FY21 budget – has revived the prospects for legalizing recreational marijuana sales in 2020 [...]

2020-03-30T13:52:29+00:00February 26th, 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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