The Morning Blunt
Volume 1| Issue 9
September 11, 2018
“If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large” – Jeff Bezos
Aurora is at it again, buying up South American ICC Labs in another massive acquisition, totaling roughly $290 million. With 70 percent of the market shares in Uruguay, Aurora has been expanding in Columbia and Mexico as well.
Aurora and Aphria have been at the top of cannabis news, but which is best for new investors? Check out how these companies compare not only in stock value, but their positioning in the global climate and their preparedness for the upcoming legalization in Canada.
In an expansion attempt, Thermo Fisher plans to offer testing equipment and workflow sales to big canna firms looking to establish or scale their labs. The company has also lobbied for stricter regulations on cannabis products
Alcohol companies have been the center of attention in canna mergers, but where is big tobacco? Alliance One bought into the cannabis industry this January, but big tobacco has been slow to enter the cannabis markets.
Cannabis is a hot topic among investors, but who should you invest in? Check out Aphria, CannaRoyalty, and Canopy’s hot stocks for a rundown on your best options in the industry.
With massive investment pouring into Tilray, the stock market explodes once again in favor of cannabis, but should investors be cautious?
Cronos Labs intends to culture cannabis DNA rather than cultivating it, harvesting it, and processing it to harvest canabinoids. Not only could this process be more efficient, but would eliminate many environmental complications, and quality assurance would be easier to deliver.
CO2 GRO Inc.’s patented CO2 foliar spray is targeted toward commercial industries looking to improve yields. The company currently targets the retail food industry, but commercial cannabis has also shown interest.
With seed to sale tracking becoming mandatory in the cannabis industry, there are dozens of weed tech companies to choose from, Franwell’s Metrc has pulled ahead gaining contracts all over the country.
Breakthru Beverage is the next alcohol company to invest in big canna, with $9.2 million buying the distributing rights to CannTrust.
With a variety of new products to choose from, baby boomers require a high touch point business model, with a lot of trust, guidance, and loyalty packed into the relationship.
Vermont cannabis commission discusses implementing a new taxed and regulated cannabis industry to replace an outdated decriminalization measure.
Since the hurricane Puerto Rico has been hit by a tsunami of economic problems. Governor Ricardo Rosselló is hoping small infusions, like cryptocurrency, movie production, and cannabis will boost their economy.
The house plans to vote this week on a bill to increase research into the medical benefits of cannabis. Up until now, hardly any government research has gone into the medicinal benefits of cannabis.