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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 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 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 41: The two stocks best positioned to benefit from growing OK and OR cannabis markets

THE TWO STOCKS BEST POSITIONED TO BENEFIT FROM GROWING OK AND OR CANNABIS MARKETS In our Stash report last week, we discussed why Oklahoma (OK) and Oregon (OR) are well-positioned to benefit from cannabis’ essential industry status. This week, we highlight the two companies that are in a strong position in these markets and should be [...]

2020-07-15T19:13:35+00:00April 29th, 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 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|
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