The Canadian Cannabis market peaked – using the Canadian Marijuana Index – in early January of 2018. The Index topped 1000. It dropped a bit from there and, the Monday before legalization on Wednesday, October 17, touched 858. The index is now hovering around 500. Reality has caught up with the recreational marijuana business and the market caps of many of the producer stocks are adjusting downward to reflect that reality.
Here is another in my series of articles on the recreational marijuana industry in Canada. There is no doubt a lot of money to be made selling legal pot but the federal and provincial governments are not making it easy. The biggest hole in the regulatory scheme is the postponement of regulations dealing with edibles. In the US edibles have constituted up to 50% of the legal market. Companies have to adapt.
Despite having written a book about the marijuana business, motherlodetv.net has not covered the burgeoning pot stock world. We may in the New Year. However, The Economist has an excellent, short, article about why American marijuana firms are looking to Canadian capital markets for their financing.