News Fix: Cannabis Industry Reaches New Highs
By Allison Brickell on April 20, 2022
It’s April 20, which means cannabis enthusiasts around the country are celebrating what Ronald Reagan once called “probably the most dangerous drug in the United States.” Today, that remark seems pretty outdated. A full 37 states have legalized marijuana in some form (medically or recreationally). Eighteen states have legalized recreational marijuana. And an overwhelming majority of Americans support legalization. A 2021 Pew Research poll shows a staggering 91% of Americans…
Startup Insider: The Most Promising Cannabis Companies
By Early Investing on October 25, 2021
Last week, one of the leading marijuana business conventions — MJBizCon — took place in Las Vegas. And First Stage Investor’s own Vin Narayanan was there to see firsthand what’s going on in the cannabis industry. Many people have been disappointed by…
Cannabis Stocks: High Growth at Low Prices
By Adam Sharp on January 22, 2021
Cannabis stocks had a rough 2018, 2019, and most of 2020. However, it looks like the bear market may finally be ending now. In the last two months, cannabis stocks have surged higher. The largest cannabis exchange-traded fund (ETF) by assets — the ETFMG Alternative Harvest…
Startup Investors: Watch Out for These Five Red Flags
By Adam Sharp on February 7, 2020
Adam Sharp lists his top five red flags to watch for when evaluating startup investments.
Why Aurora Cannabis Stock Took a Dive
By Vin Narayanan on December 30, 2019
Aurora Cannabis stock took a beating last week. Here’s why - and what investors should keep in mind going forward.
Mailbag: Commit or Go Home
By Early Investing on November 22, 2019
In this week’s Mailbag, the Early Investing team addresses pot stocks and startup investing commitments.
Veterans Are Ready for Medical Marijuana
By Allison Brickell on November 11, 2019
A recent survey shows a huge number of veterans are interested in medical marijuana as a treatment option. Which means the current U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs marijuana policy needs a major update.
News Fix: CBD Products Could Still Make You Fail a Drug Test
By Vin Narayanan on November 9, 2019
In the news this week: New York hemp farmers get a break, Saudi Arabia backs Travis Kalanick again and David Marcus says bitcoin isn’t a currency.
Cannabis Isn’t Going Anywhere
By Adam Sharp on November 8, 2019
Cannabis stocks are down, but this industry is still booming. If you can ride out the bear market and buy the dip, you’ll be sitting pretty long term.
Cannabis Companies Spend Record Amount on Lobbying
By Allison Brickell on November 4, 2019
Cannabis companies have spent a record amount on lobbying this year. Here’s why.
News Fix: Who Watches the Watchers?
By Vin Narayanan on November 2, 2019
In the news this week: Colleges become legal battlegrounds for cannabis, China praises blockchain and the Fix ponders who watches the watchers.
Buy Pot Stocks While Prices Are Low
By Adam Sharp on November 1, 2019
Marijuana stocks have taken a big hit across the board. That means they’re a great buying opportunity.
The Opioid Crisis Cost Us Almost $200 Billion Last Year
By Andy Gordon on October 30, 2019
The opioid crisis has cost American families, employers and the government billions of dollars. And we’re just beginning to see drug companies be held accountable. But there’s a silver lining.
News Fix: The Two-Minute Drill Version
By Vin Narayanan on October 26, 2019
In the news this week: Adam Neumann gets a hefty severance package, Indian startups have a record year and the Senate finally starts thinking about marijuana research.
Recreational Marijuana Legalization Would Create Seven Times More Cannabis Jobs in Florida
By Allison Brickell on October 21, 2019
A new study shows legal recreational marijuana in Florida could dramatically increase the number of cannabis jobs in the state. Here’s how close the state is to legalization.
News Fix: Former CFTC Chair Suggests a Digital Dollar Will Uphold U.S. Dominance in Global Finance
By Allison Brickell on October 19, 2019
In the news this week: Pennsylvania introduces a comprehensive marijuana legalization bill, the former CFTC chair calls for a digital dollar and Canva’s valuation gets a boost.