Archive: marijuana

In this week’s News Fix, software is taking over the startup world, J.P. Morgan unveils its own cryptocurrency and Comcast tries to connect with startups.

Cannabis Report: Watch for Misleading Profits or Losses

By Early Investing on February 14, 2019

In this week’s Cannabis Report, investors need to look out for misleading numbers. The pot industry doesn’t have the benchmarks that more established markets do.
In this week’s Mailbag, the Early Investing team explores how the marijuana industry will change with federal legalization and who to follow in the crypto world.

News Fix: Google and Facebook Up Their Blockchain Game

By Vin Narayanan on February 9, 2019

In this week’s News Fix, an Arizona county prosecutor has charged a cancer patient for a medical marijuana technicality, and Google and Facebook are stepping up their blockchain game.

The Amazing Retail Cannabis Boom

By Adam Sharp on February 8, 2019

Big financial firms have almost zero exposure to the cannabis market, which is expected to grow between 35% and 40% per year going forward. This is great news for retail investors.

Canopy Growth Invests $500 Million in Hemp

By Adam Sharp on February 7, 2019

Our portfolio company Canopy Growth Corporation has announced a massive $500 million investment in U.S. hemp. Adam explains why this is very bullish for Canopy.
Now that the 2018 Farm Bill has legalized hemp, the industry has staggering growth potential.
In this week’s Cannabis Report, a new cannabis company joins the Canadian Securities Exchange, Florida aims to ease up industry requirements and California’s legal market suffocates under heavy taxes.

Massachusetts Turns to Marijuana to Stay Warm

By Allison Brickell on January 28, 2019

Last week, Massachusetts saw its recreational marijuana sales climb to a record high before dropping down to a major low as a major winter storm rolled through.
In this week’s News Fix, we’re covering crypto taxes, the need for startup lawyers and the insanity of keeping track of conflicting marijuana regulations.

The Fed Is Broke, Cannabis Treats Autism and More…

By Adam Sharp on January 25, 2019

Adam reviews his top news items of the week, including the Fed being insolvent, cannabis treating autism, and much more...

Poll: Can You Explain Bitcoin?

By Allison Brickell on January 24, 2019

In our last poll, we learned about First Stage Investor subscribers’ 2019 investment goals. This month, we’re taking a deeper dive into crypto.
In this week’s News Fix, startup founders question the venture capital model, Rhode Island experiences FOMO and ethereum classic gets some relief after a 51% attack.

Florida’s Medical Marijuana Market Grows

By Allison Brickell on January 14, 2019

Florida’s medical marijuana market has seen substantial growth over a nine-month span and will likely continue in 2019.

Understanding Canada’s Marijuana Market, 51% Attacks

By Early Investing on January 13, 2019

In this week’s Mailbag, the Early Investing team answers questions about Canada’s underground marijuana market and 51% attacks on crypto.

NIMBY Slows Recreational Marijuana Growth in Michigan

By Vin Narayanan on January 5, 2019

In the first News Fix of the year, we’re addressing startup logos, recreational marijuana and Bitmain.