The Blue Chip Marijuana Stocks

by Fred Fuld III

If you have been watching some of the Canadian cannabis companies, you would have seen that many of them are on fire.

For example, Tilray (TLRY), based in British Columbia, has almost tripled in the last 15 days, shooting up from around 40 a share to over 109 per share.

The Toronto, Ontario based vertically integrated cannabis company, Cronos Group (CRON) has risen over 21% in the same time frame, moving from 42.65 to 47.23.

Many of the American marijuana stocks haven’t moved much during the last couple weeks, and some have even dropped.

Numerous investors are looking to invest in this industry, but are concerned about the volatility of many of the cannabis stocks and the stability of ongoing operations of the companies in this industry.

Fortunately there is a way for investors to take advantage of the growth of the marijuana sector though “blue chip’ companies.

Wikipedia defines Blue Chip as “a corporation with a national reputation for quality, reliability, and the ability to operate profitably”. So you might be asking, what stocks fit into this category?

Several large publicly traded corporations have, or are looking for, significant ownership interests in marijuana companies, and as more and more states legalize the use of marijuana, and the possibility of Federal legalization, these stakes could provide significant returns to the cannabis blue chops (maybe I should call them Green Chip companies?).

For example, Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ), the large beer, wine, and liquor distributor, recently upped its stake in the medical marijuana company, Canopy Growth (CGC). Constellation has been around since 1945, trades at 15 times earnings, and pays a yield of 1.4%.

Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP) is partnering with HEXO Corp. (HYYDF), formerly known as The Hydropothecary, a Canadian marijuana producer. Molson Coors is a $13 billion market cap company which has a very favorable price to earnings ratio of 8.7 and offers a decent dividend yield of 2.47%.

In the biotech and pharmaceutical arena, and a cannabis pure play, GW Pharmaceuticals plc (GWPH) has been developing cannabinoid prescription medicines since 1998. The stock has a market cap of almost $4 billion, but is currently generating negative earnings.

If you are looking for more speculative stocks, stay tuned for our more in-depth article on marijuana companies.

Disclosure: Author owns and has a short put position in CGC.

My Top Performing Stock Motifs: Some Up Over 100%

by Fred Fuld III

Motifs are like Exchange Traded Funds, except they can be created by anyone. Investors gets to choose which stocks they want to put in the portfolio, or better yet, they can invest in the Motifs created by others for a low commission. I created several motifs that are available for anyone to invest in, a few of which are up over 100% since inception.

Here are some of the motifs I created and the returns since inception (created less than two years ago):

Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency Stocks +15.3%

Anti-Crime Stocks +38.8%

Liquid Biopsy Stocks +90.6% (created just a little over a year ago)

Stem Cell Stocks +100.5% (up 48.3% just in the last 12 months)

Firearms Stocks +26.6%

Gisele Bundchen Stocks +22.6%

Water Desalination +13.6%

Drone Stocks +53.9%

Cuba Stocks +26.1%

Puerto Rico Stocks +49.4% (one-year return in spite of the hurricane)

Marijuana Cannabis Stocks +82.5%

Horse Race Stocks +188.7% (top performing)

Cosmetic Surgery Stocks +141.0% (second best performing, up 56.1% just in the last 12months)

Beer Stocks +26.5%

Wine and Liquor Stocks +22.4%

Virtual Reality Stocks Over $5  +79.8%

Virtual & Augmented Reality Stocks +74.0%%

So if you are looking for a targeted way of investing, Motifs may be the way to go.

Interview with Tim McGraw CEO of Cannabis Real Estate Company Canna-Hub

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
  • Dealing with cities and counties

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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.

Is Apple Getting into the Marijuana Industry?

Maybe it’s just a coincidence but California just legalized recreational marijuana a couple months ago and now Apple (AAPL) has filed a patent for a vaporizer, often referred to as a vape. Vapes are commonly used to smoke cannabis.

According to a recent article in Gizmodo, Apple filed the application back in July and was posted yesterday on the USPTO website.

Apple Vape Application

According to the abstract, “A chamber body is to receive therein a substance that is to be vaporized or sublimated into a vapor. A plate whose bottom face rests on the substance inside the chamber body is temperature regulated, e.g., using a heater therein, which releases heat directly above the substance that lies below. The plate slides downward as the substance is consumed by vaporization or sublimation.”

Apple Vape Diagram

Who knows what plans Apple has for this device? Who would have thought that a large cap stock like Apple might come out with a product that could be used in the marijuana (cannabis, hash, hemp, ganja, weed) industry?


Disclosure: Author owns AAPL.

Many Marijuana Stocks Jumped 35% Today: Will They Continue to Get High or Go Up in Smoke?

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:

North Dakota

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.

marijuana stock index
Marijuana Stock Index

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 CANN
Cannabis Sativa Inc. CBDS
Cannabis Science Inc. CBIS
GreenGro Technologies, Inc. GRNH
GrowLife Inc. PHOT
Hemp Incorporated HEMP
Medical Marijuana Inc. MJNA
Agritek Holdings (MediSwipe) AGTK
Pharmos Corp. PARS
Planda Biotech PLPL
Psychemedics Corporation PMD
Terra Tech TRTC
Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl. VRX

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.

Disclosure: Author owns CBDS, HEMP, and MJNA.

Exclusive Interview with Rob Hunt of the Largest Private Equity Cannabis Fund

The following fascinating interview was provided by Rob Hunt, a partner and the Lead Industry Executive at Tuatara Capital, the largest private equity fund in the cannabis industry. He also has an extensive background in cannabis business in Colorado, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine as well.

marijuana plant
marijuana plant

Rob  Hunt has more than 15 years of experience in the cannabis industry as an attorney, a consultant, and a serial entrepreneur. Rob is currently a Partner, and the Lead Industry Executive of Tuatara Capital.

Mr. Hunt was formerly the Chairman of the Coalition for Responsible Patient Care, based in MA, where he spearheaded the initiative to help develop and implement the fledgling medical cannabis market in the Commonwealth. He was the principal developer of, a website focused on changing the scheduling of cannabis away from being a schedule I drug on the Federal Government’s list of controlled substances, Rob still authors all of the written commentary on the Facebook page where he has an audience of close to 20,000 readers.

We cover a lot in this interview, including:

  • The California marijuana proposition
  • Why marijuana has remained illegal for so long
  • The current credit card ban on dispensaries
  • Opinion on publicly traded cannabis stocks
  • Crowdfunding for marijuana related companies
  • Willie Nelson’s brand of marijuana
  • Advice for investors interested in allocating funds to the cannabis industry
  • Advice for those who are interested in setting up a marijuana startup

The Interview

You will certainly enjoy all this great information that Rob Hunt provides.
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More information about Tuatara Capital can be found HERE.

Let us know what you think about this interview by entering your comments in the comment section below. You can also check out the stocks in the Marijuana Stock Index.

All opinions are those of Rob Hunt, and do not represent the opinions of or the interviewer. Neither Stockerblog nor the interviewer nor the interviewee are rendering tax, legal, or investment advice in this interview.