Episode 364 – A Tribute to Steve Fox

Betty Aldworth, Andrew Livingston, Jordan Wellington, and Mason Tvert join host Kris Krane to talk about the life and legacy of our friend and activist Steve Fox, who passed away at the age of 53 in April. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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Episode 363 – New York’s Big Marijuana Moves

Jeremy Berke joins host Ben Larson to talk about the rumored embrace of cannabis companies by the Toronto Stock Exchange, the substantial cannabis reform enacted in New York and the business opportunities soon to flow, and the latest news out of international cannabis. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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Tuesday March 9, 2021 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Mexico’s landmark cannabis bill one step closer to becoming law (Reuters)

// D.C. Can Take Steps Toward Legalizing Marijuana Sales Amid Congressional Ban Feds Conclude (Marijuana Moment)

// MindMed Finds One Investor For C$19 Million Offering (Green Market Report)


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// One-third of Canadian cannabis users consumed more during pandemic (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana Legalization Bill Has ’60-40′ Odds Of Passing Connecticut Governor Says Adding He’s Open To Homegrow (Marijuana Moment)

// Hawaii Governor Has ‘Concerns’ About Legalization Bill Advancing In Legislature (Marijuana Moment)

// Colorado Bill Would Require Schools To Store Cannabis-Based Medicines For Student Use (Marijuana Moment (Colorado Newsline))

// Pot advocates cry foul on Noem using state funds for lawsuit (Associated Press)

// Biden’s USDA Secretary Gives Final Approval To Hemp Rules Despite Ongoing Industry Concerns (Marijuana Moment)

// Scutari Sweeney working on marijuana home grow bill (New Jersey Globe)

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Friday, February 5, 2021 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, February 5, 2021 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Illinois Sets New Marijuana Sales Record In First Month Of 2021 (Marijuana Moment)

// New York Lawmakers Slam Governor’s Marijuana Legalization Plan While Touting Legislature’s Own Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// Virginia Marijuana Legalization Bills Clear Procedural Floor Hurdles Ahead Of Friday Deadline (Marijuana Moment)


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// Legal recreational cannabis sales in Canada outstrip illicit spending for first time (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Jazz Pharmaceuticals Is Buying GW Pharmaceuticals in $7.2 Billion Deal (Green Market Report)

// Funding for marijuana companies surges after Democrats win control of White House Congress (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California cannabis agency creates uproar by revoking 300-plus business permits then reinstates most (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Washington Lawmakers Introduce Long-Awaited Bill To Decriminalize All Drugs And Expand Treatment (Marijuana Moment)

// MassRoots Wants To Be The Greatest Come Back In the Cannabis Industry (Green Market Report)

// Michael Thompson Freed After 24 Years In Prison For Marijuana Sale Now Crowdfunded Campaign Buys Him A Home (Inquisitr)

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Friday, January 29, 2021 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, January 29, 2021 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Arizona medical cannabis firms qualify for second grow permit regulators say (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Top New York Lawmaker Says Pass Legislature’s Marijuana Legalization Bill Before Governor Negotiations (Marijuana Moment)

// Pennsylvania Governor Includes Marijuana Legalization In 2021 Priority List (Marijuana Moment)


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// Minnesota Governor Urges Lawmakers To Pursue Marijuana Legalization Amid Budget Talks (Marijuana Moment)

// California Marijuana Workers Can’t Get COVID Vaccine Answers As Maryland Prioritizes The Industry (Marijuana Moment)

// Michigan cannabis operator brings in $50 million from small investor offering (Marijuana Business Daily)

// TerrAscend Closes C$224 Million Capital Raise (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Marijuana software firm Agrify prices IPO to raise $54 million (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ayr Strategies to Move Forward with $75 Million Arizona Cannabis Acquisition (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Top Pennsylvania Official Restores Marijuana Flag After GOP Lawmakers Allegedly Got It Removed (Marijuana Moment)

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Meet Alan Brochstein: Cannabis’ top investor specialist

More Americans than ever support the legalization of cannabis in some form. In fact, a November 2019 poll from Pew Research found that a whopping 91% of adults believe that marijuana should be legal for medical and recreational use. With widespread support comes widespread acceptability, and with acceptability comes the desire to cash in. 

Private financing and investing advice firm The Motley Fool says that the size of the marijuana industry is expected to triple in the next five years, and seasoned and novice investors alike are taking notice. However, investing in the cannabis industry is not exactly the same as investing in more mainstream — read “federally legal” — industries, like financials or utilities. 

Investing in cannabis holds some unique challenges, like the legal risks of investing in an industry under federal prohibition, understanding imbalances in supply and demand, and how to mitigate the risks of investing in the decentralized and largely unregulated over-the-counter market, where the majority of marijuana stocks trade. 

Fortunately, for investors looking to find their way, they can turn to Houston-based Alan Brochstein, CFA, Founder of subscription-based 420 Investor, and NCV Media, which fronts New Cannabis Ventures. He is also a leading blogger at Seeking Alpha, a crowd-sourced content service for financial markets. 

Why Alan Brochstein?

Widely considered to be the leading cannabis industry financial and investment analyst, Brochstein has more than 20 years of experience as a portfolio manager and industry analyst. In 2007, Brochstein founded research firm AB Analytical Services, and in 2013, he pivoted to the cannabis industry. Spotting the need for more investor transparency, Brochstein launched 420 Investor, dedicated to providing objective and real-time information for cannabis investors. 

However, you don’t have to subscribe to 420 Investor to gain cannabis industry investing insights. New Cannabis Ventures shares news, events and resources with the public for free on their site, while highlighting up-and-coming companies and leading investors. Investors are welcome to subscribe to NCV’s once-weekly newsletter, delivered each Sunday. 

Brochstein has supported the legalization of marijuana since 1980 when he became an active member of the Libertarian Party, but it wasn’t until 2014 when he focused his analyst bona fides full time on the cannabis industry. Brochstein also puts his money where his mouth is by supporting cannabis advocacy and business groups like Students for Sensible Drug Policy, the Drug Policy Alliance, the National Cannabis Industry Association and Americans for Safe Access

In a volatile industry replete with a lot of noise and unstable legal footing, Brochstein’s stated goals of helping investors find the “most promising public and private companies in the space while helping legitimate companies boost their exposure with potential investors, strategic partners, B2B customers, and the media,” sounds like just the advice a cannabis investor needs. 

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Friday, October 16, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, October 16, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New Jersey Legal Marijuana Advocates Release New Ads As Campaign Data Shows Opponents Vastly Outspent (Marijuana Moment)

// Montana legalization measures show 10-point lead in latest poll (Leafly)

// Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to marijuana’s Schedule I status (Leafly)


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// Illinois Hits New Marijuana Milestone With $100 Million In Tax Revenue Collected Since Sales Began (Marijuana Moment)

// MedMen Q4 Revenue Plunges 40% to $27.4 Million as Losses Mount (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Aphria Reports First Quarter Earnings, Shows Record Gross Revenue from Adult-Use Cannabis (Green Market Report)

// Valens Q3 Revenue Increases 2% Sequentially to $18.1 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Trade Roots Cannabis Company Secures $4.9 Million in Series A Funding (Cision PR Newswire)

// Aurora Cannabis exits Australia’s Cann Group after $28M impairment charge (Marijuana Business Daily)

// New Zealand To Vote On Cannabis Legalization Saturday (High Times)


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Surprising and Legal Ways You Can Earn from Cannabis

Cannabis products are slowly being accepted mainstream because legislation across different countries and states already legalized its usage. This proves to be quite beneficial for individuals who need it the most, particularly those with underlying medical conditions that can be treated with the use of cannabis. Nevertheless, more and more states are easing out their […]

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Monday, January 27, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, January 27, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trump Says Marijuana Makes People ‘Lose IQ Points’ In Secret Recording (Forbes)

// Cuomo amends marijuana legalization plan, but not enough yet for lawmakers (Buffalo News)

// Missouri licenses 192 medical marijuana dispensaries (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Aphria Lands $100 Million Investment From Single Institutional Investor (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Massachusetts to sell $900 million worth of weed in 2020, says analyst (Market Watch)

// Cannabis REIT Raises $217 Million with Equity Offering (New Cannabis Ventures)

// CSU Grad Who Owns Medical Marijuana Company Grants $1.5 Million Toward School’s Cannabis Research (CBS Denver)

// Cannabis Industry: 2020 Predictions (Forbes)

// Adult use ‘permit’ to be removed from USVI cannabis bill (Vibe High)

// I Saw the Future Standing in Line for Weed in Illinois. Then I Drove Back to the Past. (Esquire)


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