2018

This year, the wellness world got a makeover. People started having more open and honest conversations about mental health, green beauty went mainstream, and CBD took over the world (that’s only a slight exaggeration). All the while, as we called in last year’s trend report, people embraced intermittent fasting, breathwork gained traction, big food brands acquired smaller health-focused companies (case in point: the recent […]

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Tilray (TLRY) is making waves after announcing two partnerships with AB InBev (ABI) and Sandoz. The idea is that the larger companies should help TLRY expand both by researching cannabis-based, non-alcoholic beverages in Canada as well as expanding its global footprint with already-established marketing technique. Cowen top analyst, Vivien Azer weighs in on the choice, saying the […]

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Wellness snack company Weller has launched a range of vegan CBD-Infused Coconut Bites in three different flavors. CBD, or cannabidiol, is the non-psychoactive part of a cannabis or hemp plant, widely reported to have a calming effect on the body and the mind. Some medical professionals believe it can assist sufferers from anxiety, depression, and […]

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By Nowell Berg After a solid win in the October local government elections, an enthusiastic Don McCormick takes on a second term as Kimberley’s Mayor. Not withstanding the issues facing the city and residents, McCormick’s vision for the next four years is to continue the “momentum” from the last council. He points to the 2018 […]

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The marijuana industry has had an absolutely game-changing year in 2018. Canada became the first industrialized country in the world to green-light recreational marijuana, and a handful of U.S. states legalized cannabis in some capacity. In other words, the pot industry gained validity like never before. According to investment bank Cowen Co., the legal weed […]

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Northsight Capital (OTCMKTS:NCAP) and Criteo (NASDAQ:CRTO) are both consumer cyclical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and analyst recommendations. Earnings Valuation This table compares Northsight Capital and Criteo’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation. […]

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Photographer: Chris Roussakis/Bloomberg The typical cannabis user is often represented with images of stoners and potheads blowing out massive plumes of smoke after taking a hit off a joint or a makeshift bong. But this is not the future of cannabis consumption, according to the findings in a new report. It seems that smoking marijuana is a dying trend. Now […]

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You’ve likely heard the “I ate too much of a tasty, chocolatey edible and freaked the eff out” stories, whether from friends, family members, or from New York Times opinion columnist Maureen Dowd’s much-discussed coverage of her Colorado weed-tourist trip. Truth is, as states have been legalizing and then figuring out the business of selling […]

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We buy pain relievers labeled aspirin and assume aspirin is in the bottle without considering whether one brand of aspirin is better than another. The 2018 Farm Bill has passed through the U.S. House of Representatives, which seeks to remove hemp from the list of Schedule I substances, as well as many other positive provisions; […]

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Pot Topics is a weekly collection of cannabis-related news curated by the Chicago Sun-Times. Here’s the latest news for this week: Chicago-based pot company Cresco Labs plans to go pubic in Canada Oak Park-based medical marijuana firm PharmaCann sold for record sum Republican congressman says White House is ready to reform cannabis laws FDA seeks […]

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LOS ANGELES — After one year of broad legal sales, California’s marijuana marketplace remains in transition, as companies adapt to new rules and illegal operators continue to flourish. A snapshot of the emerging legal economy: — Estimated 2018 sales at licensed dispensaries and delivery services: $2.5 billion. — Breakdown of sales at dispensaries, by category: […]

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