If you are not familiar with motifs, they are similar to Exchange Traded Funds, except they are created by investors. You get to pick and choose which stocks you want to put in the portfolio. You can invest in the motif and others can invest in your motifs also. I created several motifs that are available for anyone to invest in, many of which are up over 20%.
Here are some of the motifs I created last year and the returns to date:
The following informative interview was provided by Tim McGraw, CEO of Canna-Hub, a California-based real estate development and property management Company for the cannabis industry. He is an experienced commercial real estate developer who has also designed and built cannabis specific facilities in several states and abroad, and has overseen cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and security of the largest cannabis operation in Illinois.
The discussion includes the following:
The changes to the marijuana laws in California on January 1
The growth of the marijuana industry
The best areas in California for cannabis real estate
Investing in a dispensary versus growing and cultivation
Regulations involved in various aspects of the cannabis business
The viability of owning a warehouse and leasing it to a marijuana grower
All opinions are those of the interviewee, and do not represent the opinions of this website or the interviewer. Neither this website nor the interviewer nor the interviewee are rendering tax, legal, or investment advice in this interview. No solicitations of investments are expressed or implied. All information is provided for education and general information only, believed to be reliable, but not guaranteed.
If you thought that stocks in all the sectors seemed to be drifting downwards recently, you probably didn’t notice that the marijuana industry has been smoking.
For example, Cannabis Sativa (CBDS) jumped over 36% today. This is the company that Gary Johnson, the Libertarian presidential candidate, resigned from in January as CEO and Director, in order to run for president.
General Cannabis (CANN) rose by 31%, Cannabis Science (CBIS) went up by 29%, and Medical Marijuana (MJNA) went up by about 21%.
So what’s the reason for all this activity? The upcoming election. Marijuana legalization in some fashion is on the ballot in ten states, which is a record in terms of marijuana measures in one election.
The states that are involved are as follows:
Some measure just involved medical marijuana, such as Arkansas and Florida. Other states have measures to legalize recreational marijuana, in addition to medical marijuana. Most investors are looking at Proposition 64 in the state of California, due to the size of the state’s population. Many investors believe that if California legalizes, then the cannabis stocks will take off.
Look at the above chart of the Marijuana Stock Index. Back in late 2013, the pot stocks skyrocketed. Many investors in the medical arena became millionaires almost overnight, at least on paper.
The companies that make up this list are as follows:
Advanced Cannabis Solutions
Cannabis Sativa Inc.
Cannabis Science Inc.
GreenGro Technologies, Inc.
Medical Marijuana Inc.
Agritek Holdings (MediSwipe)
Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl.
One thing to keep in mind before investing in these stocks are that most of them are very low cap and extremely speculative.
If you are looking for a list of over 120 stocks that are connected to the marijuana industry in some way, go HERE.
It remains to be seen what will happen to these stocks, or what happens with the ballot measures, for that matter. Just remember, if you invest in a small cap stock, be prepared to lose it all.