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How Have Marijuana Stocks Performed Post Trump?

Here we are, the official inauguration day of our 45th President of the United States of America, Donald Trump. A lot has been said about him over the last few years during the election race but what many may not have expected was a clear “Trump Bump” for marijuana stocks.

As we’ve said in the past, a lot of marijuana stocks are event driven. Going all the way back to 2014 and during the years to follow, catalysts in the cannabis market can be tied to actual events in many cases. For this most recent jump in marijuana stock prices, we see that an election year and a not so conservative President may be the event to thank for this.

In this article we’ll briefly explore some of the most active and most bullish marijuana stocks in the market to give a clear example of “where we’ve been” and what we might be able to look forward to as to “where we’re going”.

OWC Pharmaceutical Research Corp. (OWCP) 3,512%

This company has been building steam since October and just recently went into overdrive to all time highs. Through its subsidiary, One World Cannabis, the Israeli-based company develops cannabinoid-based therapies that target different medical conditions. This was another cannabis biotech company that saw the impact of Trump coming into office instead of Clinton (who was very bearish on biotech).

In late October just before the elections, OWCP saw its first noticeable move from under $0.03 and initially ran to highs of $0.215. Following the consolidation period heading into the end of the year (as most marijuana stocks saw), January opened the door for this stock to run as high as $0.95

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Rocky Mountain High Brands (RMHB)
271%

We’ve reported on this company and followed it for a few years. Even before when it was “Totally Hemp Crazy (THCZ)” this stock saw one of the biggest breakouts that we’ve every witnessed. It went from sub penny to highs of 0.32 within weeks. Now it appears that chart has demonstrated a similar Trump Bump that many of the other marijuana stocks have also seen.

In early October, volume began to build, RMHB ran from $0.031 to highs of $0.07. After consolidating back to 0.03-0.04, RMHB has now seen its 2017 rally trigger and has now managed to run past $0.11. Rocky Mountain is a consumer goods company specializing in brand development of health conscious, hemp-infused food and beverage products. The Company currently markets a lineup of four naturally flavored hemp-infused beverages (Citrus Energy, Black Tea, Mango Energy and Lemonade) and a low-calorie Coconut Lime Energy drink. Rocky Mountain High Brands also offers hemp-infused 2oz. Mango Energy Shots and Mixed Berry Energy Shots, as well as a Relaxation Brownie.

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Ubiquitech Software Corp. (UBQU)
304%

UBQU follows a similar trend where even though it hasn’t broken above its year end highs, the stock has seen a reversal that started at the beginning of 2017. A lot of questions were raised regarding a previously announced name change and recently the company gave clear guidance on this for 2017 that has brought attention back to the stock from market bulls. Its final name change will be Endo BioSciences Inc., and HempLife Today™ will continue to be the main subsidiary of the company.

HempLifeToday™ focuses on the exciting and dynamic new thinking in the world today that recognizes the important health and life enriching enhancement that CBD Oil from the Hemp plant can bring. Through its network of quality USA growers HempLifeToday.com™ has developed multiple and proprietary CannazALL™ CBD oil products that include; its popular CBD Tinctures, Oils, GelCaps, CBD Powder, Skin Salve, Wax Crumble, and e-liquid.

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mCig, Inc. (MCIG)
1,265%

A company that we’ve kept up with for the better part of the last year, MCIG became another clear example of what marijuana stocks have started to look like after Donald Trump was elected President. The company has been making many key strides over the last few months including posting some of its best numbers in history.

This includes MCIG currently holding over $10 million in order/contract backlog (as of their last PR in December). In similar fashion to OWCP, shares of MCIG saw a bump in late October when the stock moved from under $0.04 to as high as $0.218. After consolidating in early December, MCIG manage to rally strong heading into the end of the year and recently hit highs of $0.505.

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Axim Biotechnologies, Inc. (AXIM)
3,941%

Another company that we’ve been following very closely, this has been one of the biggest runners of the year amid heavy volatility. Another cannabis biotech, the company focuses on the research, development and production of cannabis-based pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetic products. Our flagship products include CanChew®, a CBD-based controlled release chewing gum, and MedChew Rx, a combination CBD/THC gum that is undergoing clinical trials for the treatment of pain and spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis. MJNA is also an investor in AXIM.

In late October the stock was trading just under $0.50 moved to a high of $10 before consolidating to levels between $7.50-$8. Wouldn’t you know it, heading into the beginning of 2017 the stock broke the sideways trend and moved to highs of $19.80.

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Vitality Biopharma (VBIO)
361%

A company that many of us are familiar with, this cannabis biotech had a smaller run a few weeks before we started picking up coverage. In early October, the stock moved up from around $0.92 to highs of $1.84. After pulling back to lows in December, we began looking at this company at $0.98 and watched as it ran to highs of $4.24. The company is a cannabis biotech focusing on treating disease through its prodrug utilizing cannabinoids for the treatment of serious neurological and inflammatory disorders.

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Cannabis Science (CBIS)
469%

The company specializes in the development of cannabinoid-based medications and recently announced a collaborative research agreement with Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. Their initial focus is on skin cancers, HIV/AIDS, and neurological conditions. The Company is proceeding with the research and development of its proprietary drugs as a part of this initial focus: CS-S/BCC-1, CS-TATI-1, and CS-NEURO-1, respectively.

From October 3 to October 19 CBIS jumped from $0.0169 to as high as $0.077. After pulling in during December, the stock kicked off the new year with a big bull run all the way to highs of $0.0961 for the year so far.

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Hemp Inc. (HEMP)
103%

One of the most vocal companies on Hemp production in the US, Hemp Inc. They’ve continued to push for a ubiquitous acceptance for all uses of the hemp plant for years now and have targeted North Carolina to grow over 3,000 acres of hemp.

“We are proud to collaborate with other American industrial hemp farmers as we now become part of the modern industrial hemp farming movement. This is a turning point for America and it’s a turning point for Hemp, Inc. Hemp, Inc. has the infrastructure in place to process millions of pounds of hemp fibers and stalks a year, on a commercial level. Our 70,000 square foot industrial hemp processing facility, on over 9 acres in Spring Hope, North Carolina, is the only one of this magnitude in North America. The industrial hemp crop is part of history in the making and it is something that will prove to be lucrative not only for the farmers in North Carolina but for Hemp, Inc. as well,” said CEO Bruce Perlowin in a recent PR.

HEMP saw a bump in volume early in October, the stock ran from $0.0276 to $0.056 before consolidating in late November/December, and has once again begun to aggressively climb back from that price channel.

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Cannabis Sativa, Inc. (CBDS)
195%

With multiple subsidiaries, this company has products ranging from hemp oils & capsules to cannabidiol infused bottled water and even its own patented cannabis plan named Ecuadorian Sativa (Patent PP27,475). Back in late September the stock was trading around $2.80 per share before it jumped up to highs of $8.25. After consolidating for weeks leading up to the new year, CBDS has once again followed suit of many marijuana stocks having now climbed back above $8.

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OH CANADA!

This leads us to our “neighbors up north” because we haven’t just seen a boom from US marijuana stocks alone. The trend has echoed into Canada with some of the most anticipated IPOs so far this year

Emblem Corp. (TSXVENTURE:EMC)(OTCQB:EMMBF)
55%

Emblem Corp, a Licensed Cultivator out of Paris Ontario is one of the most watched and anticipated offerings that has come out of Canada in the last few months. Beyond the fact that they are already growing cannabis and revenue producing investors have taken note of one of their founders and current President, a gentleman by the name of John Stewart.

No, not John Stewart from the Daily Show even though that would be awesome, John Stewart former CEO of Purdue Pharma one of the largest private biotech companies in the world and creators of OxyContin. We see the potential long term to create a cultivator/Biotech hybrid in which case Emblem could be the Next GW Pharma of Canada.

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InMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: IMLFF) (CNSX: IN)
326%

This company has been following the same pattern as many of the other cannabis biotechs but also comes with what looks to be a stock promotion behind it. The company recently appointed Jeff Charpentier, CPA, CA as InMed’s Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary as well as Martin Bott to its Board of Directors; Bott has worked at Eli Lilly & Company since 1988 and held a variety of roles in the U.S., Switzerland, Germany, and the UK.

InMed is a pre-clinical stage biopharmaceutical company that specializes in developing novel therapies through the research and development into the extensive pharmacology of cannabinoids coupled with innovative drug delivery systems. IMLFF saw a rise in price early in October (shocker right?), a period of consolidation leading up to the new year, and since that ball dropped, the stock has been on the run moving from $0.10 in October to highs of $0.4261 just a few days ago.

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Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSXV: ACB) (OTCQB: ACBFF)
179%

The company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc., is a licensed producer of medical cannabis pursuant to Health Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) and operates a 55,200 square foot, expandable, state-of-the-art production facility in Mountain View County, Alberta, Canada.

They just announced that the company has officially surpassed 12,000 registered patients within the first 12 months of product sales in Canada. They also announced that they had signed a Joint Venture Research Agreement with Radient Technologies Inc. (“RTI”). The first phase of this venture will include screening experiments of extraction conditions, while phase two includes larger scale experiments related to extraction throughput and optimal extraction conditions. Aurora’s scientists and the RTI team will commence tests January 16, 2017, and the first phase is expected to be completed within approximately six weeks, so something to keep an eye on here in our opinion.

Likewise with the other stocks, the market activity has followed suit even though Aurora has differed by not breaking a new high this year as compared to the high it made in November. But the new uptrend on the chart could be a key indicator for future potential. Since October (at $1.06), shares of ACBFF has seen two and possibly three clear runs; One that saw highs of $1.89 before consolidating, another that saw highs of $2.96 before consolidating, and possibly a new uptrend forming now in January.

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These are just a few marijuana stocks that have demonstrated a near identical move in the market both leading into the election and leading up to the inauguration. We’ve said it before and most likely will say it again: Marijuana Stocks can very much be event driven so something to keep in the back of your head as we watch 2017 unfold. As investors become more informed on the industry itself, we’ll keep our had on the pulse to find the real story behind some of the biggest marijuana stock moves in the market today.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Before the market closed yesterday, shares of Emblem Corp. (EMC.V) (EMMBF) were halted at the request of the company.

The halt was due to the announcement of an engagement letter with PI Financial on behalf of a syndicate of underwriters that includes Canaccord Genuity and GMP Securities.

The syndicate agreed to purchase 2,754,821 special warrants at a price of $3.63 for $10 million in aggregate gross proceeds and the offering is expected to close on January 26th. Emblem also granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 15% of special warrants.

Terms of the Raise

The holders will receive one unit for each special warrant held. Each unit is comprised of one common share and one-half of one common share purchase warrant. Each warrant allows the holder to purchase one share at $4.75 for a period of 36 months from the closing date.

The warrants are subject to an accelerated expiry date if the volume weighted average trading price is greater than or equal to $7 over a period of 10 consecutive trading days.

Use of Proceeds

Emblem intends to use the proceeds to fund the planned expansion of its facility and for general corporate purposes. The company plans to build a 2,500 square-foot extraction and formulation development laboratory on its existing property.

Emblem also hired a team of scientists to focus exclusively on the development and manufacture of advanced dosage forms of cannabinoid medication. With this capital, Emblem will be able to bring several pharmaceutical formulations to market in a much shorter period of time.

In July, Emblem purchased state-of-the-art oil extraction equipment and the company has invested more than $1 million into this division. Demand for cannabis oils, especially high CBD oil, continues to increase and this is an area we expect to see Emblem capitalize on after Health Canada issued the company a cannabis oils license in December.

Increased Institutional Focus

Since inception, Emblem has been dedicated to its existing shareholder base and 92% of all funds raised have been from retail investors.

Emblem was one of the most highly anticipated and most successful initial public offerings in 2016 and institutional investors have taken notice of this. These firms want to help Emblem advance its business plan, specifically in regard to its pharmaceutical division.

Emblem’s pharmaceutical division is led by one of the top pharmaceutical executives in the world, John Stewart. Stewart has over 30 years experience developing and commercializing pharmaceutical products. He has launched 11 new products, including OxyContin, and was the worldwide President and CEO of Purdue Pharma, the largest privately held pharmaceutical company in the world.

In the second quarter of 2017, Stewart plans to lead the launch of cannabinoid-based medications in customary pharmaceutical dosage forms such as liquids, gel caps, oral sprays, and inhalers.

Interested Investors Need to Act Fast

Although this offering is primarily for financial institutions and will most likely be significantly over-subscribed, Emblem has made a limited number of units available to retail investors through a Presidents list.

If you are interested in participating in this offering, please contact us as soon as possible and we will connect you to the Emblem team or email dannybrody@emblemcorp.com

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Emblem Corp.’s chairman Gordon Fox has provided an update to shareholders, reviewing its accomplishments to date and its plans going forward in 2017.

Welcome to the Emblem story! We feel we have built an exceptional management team to implement our unique three pronged approach to the industry. Our production division is committed to cultivating the highest quality product possible. Our healthcare division, GrowWise Health, is designed to address the challenges that patients are confronting as they attempt to access the ACMPR system. Our pharmaceutical division is pioneering the next generation of Canadian medical cannabis: medication made available in standard pharmaceutical dosage formats.

We believe that the Emblem senior management team (myself, Gordon Fox, and my partners Harvey Shapiro, Maxim Zavet, and John Stewart) are uniquely qualified to carry out this demanding business plan. Our mission is to pursue a patient-centric model with a relentless commitment to quality and a dedication to innovation.

Today, Emblem is fully licensed and actively registering patients. Our facility in Paris, ON was designed and built to produce elite quality dried flower. From inception we have been successful in raising over $42 million dollars of capital and we currently enjoy a cash position of $27 million as we expand our production capacity for medical offerings and prepare for the onset of the recreational market.

Our facility currently operates with two flowering rooms, one vegetation room, one mothering room and one propagation room, supported by trimming and drying facilities, fulfillment, administration and a 625kg vault. We will commission three new growing rooms in March and a 4th in June. We’re currently growing a total of 12 strains, with a variety of CBD and THC strains, (indica, sativa & hybrids). We have an excellent cultivation plan and a superb growing team to carry it out. Our growers are passionate and experienced. Management’s mission is to provide our growers with the ideal growing environment to produce the highest quality offerings for both the medical and anticipated recreational market.

Recent trends in the medical cannabis market are encouraging. The registered patient base for the industry appears to be growing at the extraordinary rate of about 10% per month. However, the number of physicians prescribing medical cannabis still appears to be below 5% of the total. While patient numbers may be increasing, they continue to confront difficulty accessing the system.

GrowWise is committed to meeting this challenge. GrowWise continues to expand its clinic network and we expect it to be serving a significant patient base by the end of 2017.

We continue to believe that medical cannabis in Canada will experience fundamental change in the coming years. We expect the number of authorizations filled in dried flower format to reduce materially over time and be replaced by authorizations for cannabis medication in standard pharmaceutical dosage formats. We are committed to be in the vanguard of this developing pharmaceutical field. We expect that the market for cannabinoid based pharmaceutical formulations to be significant. Emblem is committed to deploying the laboratory facilities and building the scientific team capable of developing a range of formulations to reach these markets.

We were gratified by a number of elements of the recent report of the Canadian Taskforce on Cannabis Legislation. The report confirms the strong recommendation that the current licensing and regulatory regime continue for recreational marihuana. A recommendation that attracted less attention but that is extremely important is the recommendation that the current e-commerce model be allowed to continue into the recreational regime. This will allow high quality producers such as Emblem maximum flexibility in reaching a Canada-wide market and optimizing margins.

We continue to perceive that the recreational market will evolve into a distinct “table wine” market and “fine wine” market. Emblem will be focusing on the upper echelon of the recreational market where we perceive that margins will be the most attractive. To pursue this objective Emblem will be deploying significant capital for the construction of the highest possible “closed box” horticultural environment capable of producing the highest quality product, at scale. We have plans and funding in place to build and commission capacity to 12,000 kgs annually for the arrival of recreational cannabis. We have additional longer-term plans to expand production to over 21,000 kgs annually.

We believe that we have a unique and well considered business plan. More important, we believe that we have the senior management team to drive it home.

We have enjoyed unwavering support from our shareholders for which we are eternally grateful. We thank you for being a part of our journey into the public markets, and look forward to delivering on our business plan.

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Activity within the Canadian cannabis industry has picked up over the last two weeks and we believe this is just beginning as the month of December has been highlighted by increased M&A activity, company funding agreements and new investment opportunities.

One of the most highly anticipated initial public offerings (IPO) will take place today as Emblem Corp is set to commence trading on the TSX Venture Exchange this morning under the symbol EMC.V.

Emblem is a licensed medical cannabis producer in Canada uniquely positioned within the rapidly growing medical and recreational cannabis industry.

An Attractive Cannabis and Biotech Investment

We are favorable on Emblem for the following reasons: 1) The company operates three distinct divisions which can create value for each other, 2) It recently completed a capital raise that was oversubscribed and the company has seen remarkably high interest from the marketplace, 3) Its Emblem Cannabis division started selling medical cannabis in August and we expect to see continued growth on a month-over-month basis, 4) It is led by a management team that has a proven track record of building successful multi-billion dollar companies, and 5) Its current valuation is attractive as we expect to see incremental growth on a year-over-year basis.

Emblem’s pharmaceutical efforts are led by President John Stewart who will lead the launch of cannabinoid-based medications in customary pharmaceutical dosage forms such as liquids, gel caps, oral sprays, and inhalers. Stewart has launched 11 new products, including OxyContin and was previously the CEO of Purdue Pharma, the largest privately held pharmaceutical company in the world.

By using a more natural cannabis extract, Stewart is trying to create safe standardized dosage medication in pill form. The development of a product like this would allow Emblem to compete in the global pain and sleep market, the largest pharmaceutical markets in the world.

An Attractive Management Team and Valuation

Emblem is led by its founders and a management team with a proven track record of success. Since inception, management has invested over $6 million and executed on its plan to build a state-of-the-art facility that produces world class products.

The company’s flawless execution and excellent capital structure (includes over 1,000 shareholders) makes Emblem incredibly attractive to the capital markets.

Its pre-IPO valuation is $63 million ($90 million on a fully diluted basis) which is very attractive as it is significantly lower than other licensed medical cannabis producers in Canada.

We expect Emblem to see rapid growth on account of its unique three-pronged approach: dedicated to the production of premium quality cannabis, patient and physician education creating easy access and a pharmaceutical approach that is second to none.

Canadian Broker-Dealer Releases Report on Emblem

PI Financial released a report on Emblem that provides insight to the business. The analyst, Jason Zandberg, issued the company a Buy rating and a $3.25 price target within the first 12 months.

Zandberg said, “Emblem has a number of things in its favor, including a strong management team, a state-of-the-art facility in Ontario, a solid patient onboarding strategy, and a pharmacy background, which he thinks will prove to be important because he expects pharmacies will ultimately act as distribution points for marijuana.”

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