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1 – Costa Rica Marijuana Policy

A proposal to legalize both medical marijuana and industrial hemp in this Central American republic has been building a great deal of momentum over the last two years, and it seems to have picked up a bit more: The measure currently has the backing of key officials in Costa Rica’s public health system. If the law is enacted, the Department of Health would oversee a regulatory body charged with issuing licenses to farmers and distributors of both cannabis and all-purpose hemp.

2 – Canada Marijuana Policy

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a vow to decriminalize recreational cannabis in Canada, despite this past 4/20 his administration postponed the issue until later this year. In December, Trudeau’s government stated that it would examine a federal task force’s recommendation for legalizing possession of up to 28 grams of marijuana by adults 18 and older and allowing marijuana sales through licensed pot shops.

3 – Peru Marijuana Policy

Already somewhat pot-friendly, where under a quarter of cannabis is tolerated, this South American nation may be ready to legalize medical marijuana “for the treatment of serious and terminal illnesses.” Earlier this year, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s administration recognized that the push to allow marijuana as medicine came about after law enforcement raided a home in Lima, where parents were cultivating marijuana to create CBD oil for more than 80 children suffering from seizures due to epilepsy.

4 – Ireland Marijuana Policy

A medical cannabis bill was outlined by the activist group People Before Profit was given a green light back in December 2016 by the Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament. The measure would allow physicians to recommend marijuana for a variety of serious sicknesses. Ireland’s health minister confirmed that he would not try to stop the proposed legislation from reaching the committee stage. Legislators have asked the Health Products Regulatory Authority to weigh in on marijuana as medicine, and supporters believe that this will eventually create the way for a medical cannabis program.

5 – Brazil Marijuana Policy

The South American monster has slowly progressed on the issue of marijuana prohibition, partly out of a need to combat drug cartel violence. Personal possession and growing marijuana were decriminalized back in 2006; most recently, Supreme Court Justice Roberto Barroso publicly lamented Brazil’s failed War on Drugs and asked for legalizing marijuana outright. And in January of this year, the health-care regulator Anvisa issued the country’s first license to sell the medical marijuana concentrate Sativex, which is marketed in Brazil as Mevatyl.

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When We Connect the Dots, You Profit 
Connect the Dots Articles Have Returned 9,932% for Our Readers 

Over the last couple years, as the marijuana industry has taken flight, it has been our mission to help our readers make money from cannabis. Every once in a while we publish a “Connect the Dots” article highlighting a company or group of companies that we believe have tremendous near-term upside potential. By identifying these companies and providing insight and research otherwise unavailable to the mainstream investor, we have been able to help our readers gain as much as 9,932% in about two and a half years. That is the combined gain percentage that all of our Connect the Dots companies experienced in the weeks and months after we published an article. Let’s take a look at some of our biggest gainers:

*CannaGrow Holdings (CGRW); previously BizAuctions (BZCN) click here for article
Connect the Dots published on 10/8/14 at $0.053
CGRW hit $3.45 on 10/18/16
6,409% gain 

*Rocky Mountain High (RMHB); previously Totally Hemp Crazy (THCZ) click here for article
Connect the Dots published on 12/18/14 at $0.0115
THCZ hit $0.32 on 4/1/15
2,683% gain

*Future Farm Technologies (FFRMF); previously Arcturus Growthstar Technologies (AGSTF) click here for article
Connect the Dots published on 10/4/16 at $0.137
FFRMF hit $0.541 on 2/22/17
295% gain

*Vitality Biopharma (VBIO) click here for article
Connect the Dots published on 12/6/16 at $1.01
VBIO hit $4.24 on 12/27/16
320% gain

These are just a few of our previous Connect the Dots highlights. And as you can see, the track record speaks for itself. It is our goal to literally connect the dots for our readers to help identify opportunity in this budding industry. And thus far we have done more than just identify opportunity; we have helped some earn a small fortune.

Now we know it’s impossible to have captured all of the 9,932% gains. So let’s say you were able to capture just half. A $5,000 investment would be worth $248,300. Again, that’s if you only captured half of the total gains.

The marijuana industry is at a very interesting stage of its development right now. Even with nearly 10,000% gains in the books, we still feel that we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg. And it’s one mighty iceberg. We hope that you are happy with the content we provide and continue to read our articles on a daily basis. Because you never know when the next cannabis opportunity will bud.


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Although the Canadian cannabis sector offers tremendous upside, investors need to be cautious and focus on companies that have a differentiated strategy.

Back in the gold rush, the miners did not make all the money. It was the ancillary business who profited then and although times have changed, the opportunity has not. We believe that investors need to take a different approach and diversify around the Canadian licensed producers.

We have highlighted three Canadian cannabis stocks that trade in both the United States and Canada which we think have long-term upside due to their respective strategy.

InMed Starting to Catch Fire

InMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (IMLFF) closed Friday down 5.3% but the shares ended the week up more than 12% off its lows and we think this is a stock investors need to watch. IMLFF broke below its 20 and 50-day moving average on this move lower and we think the shares are set to move higher as trading volume was well below its weekly average on Friday.

Earlier this month, InMed filed a provisional patent application in the United States for a cannabinoid-based topical therapy for glaucoma. The company has taken steps to execute on its strategy and has several event-driven catalysts set to occur in the back half of the year.

Cannabis Wheaton is Changing the Game

One company that looks to have found a bottom and is trending higher is Cannabis Wheaton (CBW.V) (KWFLF). The shares continued to rally on Friday and ended the day up 15% and 16%, respectively. The Canadian symbol is trading at $1.58 while the United States symbol, KWFLF trades at $1.16. Cannabis Wheaton has taken the licensed producer game to a different level and we believe there is significant value in several of its deals.

Earlier this month, Cannabis Wheaton released its roster of streaming deals and its partners include 14 companies based in six provinces across Canada. Of these companies, 2 have sales licenses (Broken Coast and Green Relief), 2 have cultivation licenses, 4 have affirmation letters and 6 are advanced pre-affirmation stage applicants.

Canadian Biotech Breaks Out of Oversold Territory and Set to Rally

Vinergy (VNNYF) traded almost 900,000 shares on Friday and VNNYF rallied well off its lows of the day. We think this massive increase in trading volume is significant and the shares no longer in oversold territory.

We see significant upside to current levels as VIN (the Canadian symbol) remains halted due to closing of the MJ Biopharma deal. Vinergy recently announced that it was increasing the size of its non-brokered private placement due to the high demand and this is a stock investors need to have on their radar

Disclaimer: Pursuant to an agreement between MAPH and InMedPharmaceuticals., we were hired for a period beginning February 24 2017 and ending April 24, 2017 to publicly disseminate information about (IMLFF) including on the Website and other media including Facebook and Twitter. We are being paid $40,000 (CASH) for and were paid “250,000” shares of restricted common shares of InMed Pharmaceuticals. Pursuant to an agreement between MAPH and Cannabis Wheaton (KWFLF) we were hired for 30 Days to publicly disseminate information about (KWFLF) including on the Website and other media including Facebook and Twitter. We are being paid $150,000 (CASH) for and were paid “0” shares of restricted common shares of Cannabis Wheaton. Pursuant to an agreement between MAPH and a non-affiliate third party, we were hired for a period of 1 month from 5/1/2017 – 6/1/2017 to publicly disseminate information about (VNNYF) including on the Website and other media including Facebook and Twitter. We are being paid $150,000 (CASH) for or “ZERO” shares of restricted or unrestricted common shares. We own zero shares of (VNNYF) which we purchased in the open market. We may buy or sell additional shares of (IMLFF, KWFLF, VNNYF) in the open market at any time, including before, during or after the Website and Information, provide public dissemination of favorable Information.

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At the office of Monterey County’s Treasurer-Tax Collector, armed- guards now stand watch over the parking lot and lobby door. A recently restored front office now serves as a secure drop-off point for taxpayers hauling big bags full of cash. A fleet of state-of-the-art currency counters stand ready to quickly record unprecedented sums of paper bills. And the regularly scheduled armored truck pickups are now passing through at a swifter clip.

Monterey County is among the many towns in California and counties discovering a tough reality as they position themselves for a share of the state’s newly legalized marijuana proceeds: Tax collecting in cannabis country comes with its share of obstacles. And there’s no “how to” guide.

“It’s been a challenge just to craft all of this from scratch,” county Treasurer-Tax Collector Mary Zeeb stated from her office in Salinas. As of the first of this year, all licensed medical pot growers in unincorporated Monterey County owe Zeeb’s office $2 for every square foot they farm. That’s thanks to a measure passed by an overwhelming 74 percent of the county’s voters last November, who decided that if cannabis is going to be a mainly-legal local industry, the county treasury might as well get in on the action.

Among the list of questions that city fiscal analysts and county councilmembers are now puzzling over:

• What is the “sweet spot” tax rate that will keep local budgets in the black without chasing growers and vendors back into the black market?

• Who exactly are the officially licensed weed dealers in their jurisdiction?

• When taxing an industry that is effectively barred from the traditional banking sector, what do you do with all their cash?

• And just how do you audit a pot farm anyway?

“We set up our processes, and we hoped that they were going to work. So far, I’ve been pleasantly surprised that they mostly have,” says Zeeb, now processing the first quarter of collections.

Monterey County records taking in roughly $700,000 from 60 farmers. Those tax bills were based on self-report yield data from the farmers themselves, but once all the permits are finalized, Zeeb says each grower will be taxed based on his or her permitted acreage.

“This is kind of the startup period,” she says. “We had a very steep learning curve.”

Monterey County isn’t the only local government learning on the fly. This past election, more than 30 cities, and nine counties put marijuana tax propositions on the ballot. All but two were approved—and more measures have been scheduled during special elections ever since. These taxes mainly apply to medical marijuana but were designed to include recreational marijuana once the state begins issuing permits no sooner than the beginning of next year.

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    2016 was a year to remember for Canadian licensed medical cannabis producers and investors had every reason to be excited early during 2017.

    However, the last two months have been painful for Canadian cannabis investors. But we believe this weakness has created great opportunities for investors. Although we do think the sub-sector has almost found a bottom, investors need to be selective and focus on companies that have a differentiated strategy and competitive advantage over its peers.

    Canada Continues to Expand its International Presence

    One of the ways Canadian licensed medical cannabis producers have been able to differentiate themselves from their peers is through he countries they are levered to.

    Canopy Growth Corp (WEED.TO) (TWMJF) Cronos Group (MJN.V) (PRMCF), and Aurora Cannabis (ACB.V) (ACBFF) have accomplished this very well and are levered to markets like Germany and Australia.

    The emerging legal cannabis industry has created ample opportunities from legal cannabis businesses across the globe and we believe that companies with a global presence are best positioned over the long-term.

    A Streaming Rally

    Since Monday, shares of Cannabis Wheaton (CBW.V) (KWFLF) are up more than 12% and this recent IPO has seemed to have found a bottom. We are favorable on the company’s differentiated strategy and believe it has secured some high-quality partners.

    Earlier this month, Cannabis Wheaton released the list of companies it has streaming deals with and we were very impressed with the quality of the roster of its clients, especially Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. and Green Relief Inc.

    Cannabis Wheaton’s streaming partners include 14 outstanding companies located in six provinces across Canada. Of these companies, 2 have sales licenses (Broken Coast and Green Relief), 2 have cultivation licenses, 4 have affirmation letters and 6 are advanced pre-affirmation stage applicants.

    We are favorable on the recent improvement in trading volume as well as the associated rally and investors should keep Cannabis Wheaton on their radar.

    A Royal Deal in Oregon

    Earlier this week, CannaRoyalty Corp. (CRZ.CN: CSE) (CNNRF) announced that its investee, Rich Extracts, received a processing license from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to begin producing and wholesaling cannabis products to licensed distributors and dispensaries throughout Oregon.

    CannaRoyalty previously advanced $2.3 million in debt to the company for the right to convert $2.15 million of the debt into a 30% royalty stream on Rich Extracts’ gross sales in perpetuity. The company is a fully integrated cannabis operator and has been focused on building and supporting a diversified portfolio of cannabis assets.

    Rich Extracts operates out of a 30,000-sq. ft. facility and produces cannabis extracts through a proprietary process. The company expected the OLCC to introduce new standards and started a new project to meet such standards. At full capacity, the facility can produce 80,000 grams of concentrates and distillates every month. Based on industry information, current wholesale prices for such products in Oregon range from $15-20 per gram.

    We are favorable on this development and continue to monitor CannaRoyalty as the shares have been under significant pressure (down 35% from April highs). The company’s United States symbol, CNNRF broke out of oversold territory last week and we are monitoring this unique Canadian cannabis firm.

    Author: Michael Berger


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    The marijuana sector is one of the quickest growing industry’s in the country — projections for this year could add up to billions of dollars in sales. However with a new administration at the wheel in Washington, D.C., one that is potentially less favorable to legalization, marijuana entrepreneurs and investors alike are dealing with a difficult time.

    Startups, analysts, and investors convened this week at the Marijuana Business Daily’s Conference and Expo just outside the nation’s capital in Oxon Hill, Maryland. The issue on everyone’s minds: what the marijuana industry is depicted as under a Trump presidency, as Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Press Secretary Sean Spicer have indicated the possibility for sterner enforcement at the federal level, where marijuana is technically illegal. The Department of Justice did not immediately respond to request for comment.

    “I am concerned about what I am hearing, but we’ve been through several administrations at this point, and this is a matter of states’ rights,” stated Christie Lunsford, COO of Pro MAX Grow, which sells LED horticultural lighting for licensed marijuana growers and is based in Tappan, N.Y.

    “I think the impact we will see coming out of Washington, D.C., is fewer investors coming into space … fewer people launching businesses direct to the plant — cultivation, dispensing and manufacturing. That’s where you’re going to see people not wanting to enter the cannabis space,” she stated.

    To date, the growth of the industry is undeniable, with marijuana legalized for recreational use in eight states and Washington, D.C., and for medicinal use in 30 states and Washington, D.C., per Marijuana Business Daily.

    Projections differ among industry critics, yet the numbers are large. Marijuana Business Daily makes a prediction that retail sales will hit $6.1 billion for 2017 and the industry could have a maximum economic impact of close to $68.4 billion by 2021; GreenWave Advisors set there prediction at $7.7 billion for 2017 and $30 billion by 2021 if recreational and medicinal cannabis is legalized through the entire country

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    A group of lawmakers is yet again making another attempt to legalize marijuana on a federal level. Representative Thomas Garret sponsored the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act, which loosens the marijuana restriction and leaves it up to the state to make laws about recreational and medical marijuana.

    States that have already legalized marijuana such as Colorado and California still violate federal law, making the ground work more confusing for establishing marijuana laws in the united states.

    Eleven other sponsors introduced the bill back in February, however, they had very little effect on Capitol Hill. Garrett is in great hope that he will gain support even though President Trump has a firm stance to enhance federal laws on marijuana regulation. Garrett says that there are “redeeming medical uses for cannabis,” however, he does not always feel that way.

    “The first time I heard the term ‘medicinal marijuana’ 25 or 30 years ago, I probably chuckled,” Garrett said on Wednesday.

    He later started prosecuting marijuana users in Virginia.
    Garrett stated: “My background on this issue is shaped by my own experiences as a criminal prosecutor, where in fact, I did enforce the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia as they relate to marijuana, and some would say, did so quite vigorously.”

    Gradually, he became sick of “creating criminals out of people who otherwise follow the law.” As a result, he started to suggest legalizing marijuana.

    Garrett said: “If there’s anything I cannot tolerate as a citizen and as a prosecutor, it is the unequal application of justice.”
    Representative Tulsi Gabbard has the same concerns regarding current marijuana laws.

    “Every 42 seconds someone is arrested for the use or possession of marijuana, turning every-day Americans into criminals, tearing families apart,” Gabbard said, “The question before us is not whether you think marijuana use is good or bad, or how you feel about this issue, but whether we should be turning people into criminals.”

    The president of Smart Approaches to Marijuana Kevin Sabet, who opposes legalizing marijuana, chided the “Cheech and Chong ideology.”

    He said: “The marijuana industry is the next Big Tobacco of our time, and history will not look kindly upon those who enabled lobbyists and special interest groups to gain a foothold in putting profit ahead of public health and safety,”

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    Dr. Sue Sisley, a psychiatrist and at one time a clinical assistant professor at Arizona University (AU), is one of the nation’s leading scientific experts on medical marijuana.

    Despite her never serving in the arm forces Sisley wears or at times carries a dog tag stamped with the number “22,” as a constant reminder of how many American vets commit suicide each day—which a majority of them are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to data from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    “Even though we all realize that is a falsely low number… it is a horrific number,” Sisley said to NewsMax Health, stating that veteran suicides outnumber the national civilian average by a large number.

    After leaving AU, where she received her medical degree, Sisley finally was able to gain approval from the government to commence investigative research on cannabis for PTSD.

    Currently, she has teamed up with a U.S. veteran, Roberto Pickering, a former infantry Marine who was diagnosed as 100 percent disabled from PTSD in 2004.

    Unlike thousands of post-9/11 veterans who have experienced fatal outcomes due to suicide, Pickering—after years of unsuccessful prescription drug use—found another way to deal with his PTSD. He began experimenting with marijuana about 10 years ago and since then has been helping other veterans.

    Together, Sisley and Pickering launched the Battlefield Foundation, which provides emotional support, as well as important health and financial solutions, for vets.

    Pickering outlined the foundation’s three-pronged approach to help veterans to the LA Weekly.

    The first prong is emotional support in the way of sponsorship, popularized by Alcoholics Anonymous, for vets suffering from PTSD.

    The second prong is medical support—offering non-opiate based relief through cannabis therapy.

    This is where Sisley comes in: She and her colleagues at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) received a grant from the government nearly two years ago to study cannabis as a treatment for veterans with PTSD.

    Because of the notoriously low-quality weed provided by the government and grown at the University of Mississippi—the only facility approved by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)—Pickering and Sisley applied for their own license to grow, but are still waiting.

    Under the medical approach, primary goals include funding and raising money for clinical trials.

    To that end, the Battlefield Foundation will have a for-profit brand that will invest profits back into the foundation for the research Sisley is overseeing.

    Trials are definitely needed, says Sisley, even though veterans already understand that marijuana can help treat their PTSD.

    “Some vets will say, ‘I don’t need your study, I already know it helps,’ but we need controlled trials and access to objective information, not just anecdotal reports,” Sisley explained. “That will help the veteran community more than anything.”

    In that medical tests can cost millions, initially, veterans with access to medical marijuana under California law can report back to Sisley and her team about how marijuana works for them.

    “The medical prong is all about the clinical trials; we’re developing a database that can be published,” said Sisley.

    The third prong is economic assistance. The plan is to find veterans jobs in the marijuana industry or place them in positions at Pickering’s own farming facilities.

    Pickering’s idea, he told Stars and Stripes, deals with crews of veterans working together for $20 an hour trimming marijuana buds for consumption.

    “Vets are coming back from war, and now they have a war here in America to fight,” he said. “The enemy is suicide and an opioid epidemic, and these guys are getting healed in the very industry that’s eliminating that.”

    Pickering added that military vets could go a step beyond and start their own profitable companies.

    “This is medicine, and I want it to be treated as medicine and given to the masses,” Pickering said. “All I can say is, ‘Look at my life then, look at my life now.’ I want to make [cannabis] an option for all veterans, for all people, not just veterans. Sue [Sisley] is trying to give us that definitive scientific argument.”

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    Democratic state legislators in the state of Connecticut presented a budget proposition this past Tuesday that involves regulating and taxing the use of marijuana for adults 21 and older. In the first year under the proposed system, those who are 21 and over would be able to buy controlled quantities of marijuana from existing medical marijuana dispensaries, and sales would be subject to a 25% tax in addition to the standard 6.35% state sales tax.

    Once the state has licensed adult-use businesses, marijuana would be subject to an excise tax of $50 per ounce in addition to the standard 6.35% state sales tax on retail sales. Oregon and Nevada have adopted similar approaches, allowing early adult sales in medical marijuana businesses. An analysis of the plan believes it would generate roughly $60 million in marijuana tax revenue in the first full year and $180 million in the second year.

    “The Democrats’ proposal to regulate marijuana for adults would generate significant new tax revenue in addition to creating jobs for residents and business opportunities for other local industries,” stated Sam Tracy, director of the Connecticut Coalition to Regulate Marijuana.

    “Hundreds of millions of dollars in annual marijuana sales have been taking place in Connecticut each year, and the state has not received a dime in tax revenue. If the Legislature moves forward with this plan, the state could be bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars in new revenue within just the next two years. This is not the only reason or the best reason to regulate marijuana for adult use, but it is one of several good reasons,” says Tracy.

    “Regulating marijuana would come with several public health and public safety benefits in addition to the economic benefits. It would take marijuana out of the criminal market and ensure it is tested, labeled, and sold only to adults who show proof of age. It would also allow law enforcement officials to spend more time addressing serious crimes instead of enforcing failed prohibition laws. Most Americans recognize that marijuana is safer than alcohol, and they want to see it treated that way. Kudos to the Democrats for proposing a plan that would do just that and bring a variety of benefits to the people of Connecticut,” Tracy added.

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