Here Are The Top 5 Financial Leaders In The Cannabis Industry
Aug08

Here Are The Top 5 Financial Leaders In The Cannabis Industry

By: Debra Borchardt Investor dollars are pouring into the cannabis industry as it seems lots of people want to get in, but the level of investor and the amount they want to commit varies. A new survey from Marijuana Business Daily found that on average investors plan to invest half a million dollars on cannabis businesses in 2017. The survey also found that only a handful of investors are willing to risk over $25 million in the space...

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Picking Marijuana-Related Investments: Phyto Partners Walks Us Through Its Criteria
Aug08

Picking Marijuana-Related Investments: Phyto Partners Walks Us Through Its Criteria

By: Javier Hasse Over the past few weeks, Benzinga has been sharing interviews with the top venture capital and investment firms operating in the cannabis industry. Among those focused on ancillary businesses that do not touch the plant, we profiled Snoop Dogg’s Casa Verde and Arcview Group partner, CanopyBoulder. Among those willing to get involved in plant-touching ventures, we presented MJIC, which claims it intends to become the...

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Its All About SUPPLY
Feb05

Its All About SUPPLY

The Cannabis industry has enjoyed a very good run and it stands to get even better in the coming years. As legalization spreads to every state and acceptance of Cannabis as a Medicine becomes even more mainstream, economic forces that effect every industry and commodity will pose the industries first major challenge. Supply, demand and pricing will be increasing important factors in determining the health of the industry and the...

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Cannabis-As-A-Medicine (CAAM) is Real and the Economic Impact is Significant
Jul19

Cannabis-As-A-Medicine (CAAM) is Real and the Economic Impact is Significant

A new study published in the journal called Health Affairs analyzed prescription drug usage in U.S. states where medical marijuana laws are in place. The study gathered Medicare data from 2010 – 2013 to see if patients were using cannabis to replace prescription drugs and the economic impact cannabis is having on Medicare. “In 2013 alone, when 17 states had legalized medical marijuana, Medicare saved over $165 million. A simple...

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GW Pharmaceuticals Raising $252 Million is Watershed Moment for the Cannabis Industry
Jul14

GW Pharmaceuticals Raising $252 Million is Watershed Moment for the Cannabis Industry

Something new just happened in the cannabis industry. GW Pharmaceuticals raised $252 million, post-capital raise, GW Pharmaceuticals will have $514 million in cash on hand. This ~$250mil raise, by a ~$3bil UK pharma company that exclusively produces, processes, researches, develops drugs, and markets products derived from whole plant cannabis, real marijuana, is an industry first and is more than the total amount of capital invested...

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Scotts Miracle-Gro Invests $120 Million For a 75% Stake in Gavita International
Jul07

Scotts Miracle-Gro Invests $120 Million For a 75% Stake in Gavita International

Today, Scott’s Miracle-Gro announced their 2nd large investment in the cannabis industry by investing $120 million for a 75% stake in Gavita International, “an Amsterdam-based lighting and hydroponics equipment outfit.” Back in April 2015, Scotts Miracle-Gro made its first foray into the cannabis industry by acquiring General Hydroponics, “a major international supplier of liquid nutrients used to grow food, flowers, and indoor...

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