What’s the “Secret ‘$50 Marijuana Stock Blueprint'” Pitched by Technology Profits Confidential

In which Travis says, "OK, Fine, we'll look at Ray Blanco's pot stocks teaser"

By Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe, February 16, 2017

Today’s article is a lightly updated revision of one that appeared on November 3, when an earlier “pre-election” version of the same ad was running. The hints about individual stocks are the same in the ad today, as is much of the rest of the language, though back then it was an urgent “pre-election” push and now Ray Blanco is pushing this as something that requires action by April 15 (to get on board before these companies report their quarterly results).

I’m a little bit of a fuddy daddy when it comes to marijuana stocks — not because I’m necessarily against legalization or recreational use by adults, but because I don’t like being in the middle of wild stock bubbles where there’s no rational justification for valuations.

With that buzzkill out of the way — what is the secret “$50 marijuana stock blueprint” that Ray Blanco is selling as a way to get subscribers to his Technology Profits Confidential newsletter? Let’s dig in and see what they say.

Here’s a bit of intro from Blanco:

“… there are over 4,000 companies that trade on the stock market…

“Exactly 350 of them are pot plays…

“And I’ve run every single one of those 350 companies through my five-part filtering system…

“And based on my stringent five-part assessment of the companies in the marijuana industry, I’ve pinpointed exactly four penny pot stocks…

“That can eventually make you a millionaire.”

The “$50 Blueprint” part is a taste of absurdity, that’s based on his “Real Life Example” of how you could have turned $50 into $2.7 million using a few pot stocks — that’s one of the ridiculous penny stock chains you see touted every now and again, where $50 turns into $1,300 in a few months because you ride one explosive marijuana stock, then turning that $1,300 into $40,0000 on another pot stock that jumped by 3,000%, then put that $40,000 into one final stock that jumped by 7,000% in a few days and presto! It turns into $2.7 million in a little less than two years.

He does make a point of saying, “Although it’s improbable you’d ever ride a profit wave just like this, it’s NOT impossible…” but that doesn’t really mean anything. It’s also “not impossible” that you’ll win the billion-dollar Powerball lottery, but it’s awfully close to impossible. And with that, he’s already planted the idea of ridiculous riches in your head… so, as the ad copywriter wants, you’re drooling a little bit and primed to get out your credit card.

The real driver of all of this chatter about marijuana is the notion that marijuana production, retailing and consumption will create a much larger marijuana industry, and that the growth of this industry will allow some companies to flourish. Since legalization started out small and risky, the companies are pretty much all tiny — and a great many of them are private… but there are also hundreds of publicly traded stocks that have some connection to marijuana… almost all of them are penny stocks that trade over the counter, including those that change their corporate focus anything there’s a new hot stock market sector… though there are a few larger ones, mostly biotech companies that have been around for a while and are trying to develop drugs that are derived from or somehow related to cannabis (which, as I’ll reiterate, means legalization doesn’t mean much for them — they’re generally using marijuana as a raw material source for drugs that are in clinical trials, not trying to sell marijuana itself).

And yes, the legal marijuana business is becoming larger — five states had recreational marijuana votes on the ballot, and it won everywhere but in Arizona, so Massachusetts, California, Nevada and Maine now are legalizing recreational possession and use to at least some degree, and probably adding to the tipping point that forces a real change in federal law and more easing from other states in the future… if only because California tends to lead the nation and swing a big stick thanks to their gigantic population (medical marijuana was first legalized in California, 20 years ago now).

Those wins for recreational marijuana were not a surprise, nor were the wins for medical marijuana in Florida, North Dakota, Montana and Arkansas (now more than half of the states have medical marijuana laws, speaking of tipping points), and President Trump has not been particularly anti-marijuana, so there’s no indication just yet that the federal government will be much more aggressive (marijuana possession and distribution is still illegal under federal law, and marijuana is still a Schedule 1 drug according to the DEA, making it officially one of the most dangerous narcotics they control).

So that’s the big claim from Technology Profits Confidential (and others): Marijuana legalization will keep expanding to new states, and riches will flow. Though it’s clear even from the ads that they know there’s not yet really any fundamental basis for making guesses about the size of these markets or the potential profitability of any of the companies… the pitch was largely that the votes would drive investor interest and create huge spikes in some of these stocks and give you a chance to get rich, much like the pot stocks spiked for the last wave of state legalization votes.

And I’ll also note that most of the penny pot stocks, including the ones in the “$50 to $2.7 million Blueprint” Blanco noted, fell roughly as fast as they rose after their respective price spikes in the past, so you would have had to be quite nimble to make a profit… and extraordinarily nimble, or lucky, to make a huge profit.

And while almost all the pot stocks went up in the Fall in anticipation of the election, many have not done particularly well post-election, which makes sense — the catalyst is past, many speculators “sold on the news,” and now they have to stand up as real businesses and justify themselves based on revenue or earnings or brand value or whatever unique assets or products they can offer. Or, of course, they have to wait for the next catalyst — more legalization votes that get everyone jazzed up, or M&A in the sector, or changes to Federal law, or whatever.

But with that, let’s look into what specific stocks Blanco likes. Here are the clues about the first one:

“… today’s painkillers are derived from drugs like opium… and morphine.

“Which make them very dangerous, too.

“According to the Centers for Disease Control, the United States is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic.

“The truth is opioids killed more than 28,000 people in 2014, more than any year on record.

“You see, serious pain drugs are a horrible trade-off — a deal with the devil, if you will.

“You take the drug and your unbearable pain goes away… but you may end up addicted (just ask Rush Limbaugh or Brett Favre), homeless or even dead from an overdose.

“And that’s exactly why this tiny, publicly traded marijuana biotech firm is so exciting.

“You see, they’ve already developed the “next generation” painkiller medication.

“I’m talking about a medication that could be just as effective as opioid-based pain drugs… but without all of the nasty side effects.”

That might sound a bit familiar to you, but let’s check the other clues to be sure:

“… this next-generation painkiller has already cleared Phase 1 and Phase 2 testing with the FDA.

“And as you can imagine, in the case of prescription medicines, it’s the first company to market that will hit the largest jackpot….

“… this same company has three other drugs in the pipeline… which are being tested as we speak.

“You see, what this company has discovered — through new research — is something called the endogenous system… which is directly linked to a number of physiological processes including pain and inflammation. And a special chemical found in marijuana can regulate the effects of acute and chronic pain.

“In fact, according to Roger Pertwee, a pharmacologist at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, we’re talking about ‘a potential wonder drug.'”

So yes, that’s almost exactly the same language he used to pitch a stock for its “marijuana patents” a few months ago… so I’ll repeat what I wrote back then in a Friday File for the Irregulars:

That’s a reference to cannabidiol, abbreviated CBD, which is the non-psychoactive compound in marijuana that has has at least a few researchers interested for decades — there’s growing speculation and some evidence that it might really be CBD, not the better-known THC (which causes that “altered consciousness” from smoking pot), that is the “wonder drug” with potential to help with pain and lots of different kinds of diseases. Without harnessing you to your couch with a bag full of Cheetos and the sudden desire to sit through a Woody Woodpecker marathon.

Which stock is this hinting at? There are two reasonable candidates, Cara Therapeutics (CARA) and GW Pharmaceuticals (GWPH) … so the Thinkolator can’t be 100% sure on this one, but I suspect CARA is likely the stock Blanco is focused on here. It’s a $300 million company with a lead product in Phase III for post operative pain (CR845), they had a bit of a hiccup with an FDA clinical hold earlier in the year but that was apparently not particularly serious and was listed and the trial continues enrollment. I’m not sure when they will have results, but they are reporting their quarterly earnings after the close today so it seems very likely that they’l provide an update then on the status of the various trials currently underway.

There are lots of other pain drugs that are attempting to get rid of the worst side effects of opiates, and one thing that has apparently been pretty consistent for most of the pain drugs/opiate replacements is that they’ve had sticky moments in their clinical trials. I don’t know how CARA will do, but I do think recreational marijuana is largely irrelevant to their prospects… and, as you might expect, the stock is not really moving up into the election like all the sketchier pot stocks are.

GW Pharma does have more of a connection to pot legalization trends, at least in the eyes of investors, partly because they have gotten some credit for developing their own strains of the marijuana plant as part of their drug development, and it does get mentioned in almost every mainstream marijuana article because it’s by far the biggest company in the business, with an approved licensed drug and a $2.5 billion market cap. There’s also some notion that marijuana legalization just makes it easier to do research on marijuana-related drugs, since that would mean less regulatory control of the research process (doing R&D with schedule 1 narcotics is more strenuous than with other compounds, and, bafflingly, marijuana remains a schedule 1 drug despite widespread legal medical use — schedule 1 is supposed to mean that there’s no safe or medically advisable way to use the drug, which might make sense with heroin or MDMA but seems silly for marijuana). I don’t buy it, you may be interested in GWPH because of their drug development pipeline (which happens to use compounds derived from cannabis), but whether their drugs are safe and effective is the big deal — marijuana legalization would perhaps have some potential to be bad for them, but I don’t see any big reason why it would be particularly good in a meaningful financial way.

By “legalization being bad” for either Cara or GW Pharma, I just mean that it creates some competition in the pain med space… would your doctor suggest taking legal over the counter marijuana, or using a prescription drug derived from marijuana? Would you maybe not even go to the doctor for pain meds if you could get marijuana legally, cheaply and easily? That doesn’t mean cannabis-derived drugs or synthetic cannabinoids can’t be wonderful, and they would certainly be much more predictable and controlled and specific, in terms of dosage of specific chemicals, than recreational marijuana, it’s just that I don’t see a positive impact from legalization for the cannabis drug developers and I do see a possible negative impact.

The other company that you might plausibly throw into the mix there, interestingly enough, is Insys Therapeutics (INSY), which has an opioid pain drug called Subsys (a version of fentanyl) that’s currently in use but is also developing some cannabis-related medications. That’s a stretch, and it looks like INSY is actually nervous enough about the negative impact of marijuana on its business that it is the major backer of the “no” vote on recreational pot in Arizona.

What else is hinted at in the ad?

“The complete details of a company that was recently voted one of the fastest-growing companies in America…
They’re based in California, and they’ve quickly become America’s premier supplier of packaging, accessories and branding solutions for the legal cannabis industry.

“In just the past two months, share prices have climbed over 212%… but if California votes to legalize recreational marijuana (and the latest polls are showing it will)… this is just the beginning.

“This company is still in the infancy stage of growth. I wouldn’t be shocked to see share prices skyrocket by 500% or more beginning November 8.”

That’s a little company called Kush Bottles (KSHB), which sells mostly packaging (like child-resistant packages to meet regulatory requirements) and branding — which is interesting, because I don’t think we’ll see the rise of “real” marijuana companies until regional branding really starts to kick in.

And yes they are a fast growing company (they made the Inc. 5000 list last year), and they do have an actual business that’s making sales. They even have a patent application for a particular variety of childproof bottle — though I wouldn’t overstate the impact of that, there are hundreds of different successful, in-the-market designs for childproof bottles and packages in the pharmaceutical industry. They have been roughly breaking even in recent quarters, with revenue growing pretty dramatically, so the business looks reasonably sustainable but would probably need more capital to grow dramatically… and, of course, the market is valuing the company as if they will grow dramatically.

Right now, according to their latest financial press release that came out today, Kush Bottles has good revenue growth, still growing about 100% year over year (slower growth than in past quarters, but still good), and they probably have pretty strong revenue growth potential, largely because of the expected approval of recreational marijuana in California, where they already have a toehold in the medical marijuana packaging business. But they’re also a packaging company, which means I would expect their profit margins to contract considerably as the business gets larger, and they have a market cap of about $175 million dollars. That’s a hugely rich valuation for a “real” company with $8 million in annual sales and a breakeven income statement, even if they’re going to double sales every year for the next several… so you probably really need to assume that they will get a windfall of business from the next wave of legalization that grows their revenue dramatically faster, or you have to assume that they will become the dominant provider of branded marijuana packaging and that many more of the current producers will go to Kush Bottles over their competitors.

I assume that’s the goal of the company, but there’s also tons of competition and a rapidly shifting regulatory environment, so there is a bit of a race among the packaging companies to get to scale and try to build a dominant market position. I have no idea whether Kush is doing better than competitors like Cannaline or Funksac or Cooljarz or any of the others, since most of the competitors are not publicly traded. Being the only publicly traded company in a sector is not the same as being the only company in a sector — being publicly traded might give you easier access to capital, but it tends to give some investors the mistaken impression that they’re buying into a monopoly just because there are no other stock tickers in that particular segment of the business… so be careful.

Kush Bottles may well soar if California votes “yes”, I’m not sure, and they could even grow into a strong company if they’re able to take a lot of market share for a growing sector and hold onto it nice and tight — but I can’t convince myself to buy a $175 million packaging company with sales of only $7 million, even if they have good growth.

Another one?

“There is another tiny, marijuana biotech firm that recently crossed my radar…

“Because of the small size of this company… and the unique angle they’ve taken with medical marijuana, I can’t go into much detail right now.

“However, I can tell you that they were just awarded a medical marijuana sublicense to a patent from the U.S. government… and they have 20 more marijuana patents currently under review.

“This small firm — that currently trades for around $1 per share — could easily become a global leader in marijuana biotech.

“And I’m not the only one who thinks so…

“Some of the largest investment groups on Wall Street are buying huge swaths of shares.

“Because of their unique medical marijuana patent, shares of this tiny biotech firm could jump 1,022% in as little as three months.”

This one I can’t be completely certain about, but the best guess from the Thinkolator is that he’s teasing 22nd Century Group (XXII), which is an agricultural biotech company developing new strains of both tobacco (lower nicotine, etc.) and marijuana (lower THC, higher cannabidiols, other customization). The clues fit pretty well, it trades around a dollar and has some institutional ownership (unlike most of the penny stocks), and it did recently (two years ago) license one patent and 20 patent applications from Amanda Laboratories that have to do with the expression of four different genes in the cannabis plant.

They would like to use this license to develop strains of marijuana that are either very high in THC or other cannabinoids, for the medical marijuana market, or very low in THC as they hope to build a market for hemp products that can escape government marijuana regulation. They explain this basic plan and their cannabis/hemp technology here, but they also announced an expansion of this business in September (the various “Projects” of their Bontanical Genetics subsidiary are listed here). Part of the plan is that they intend to produce cannibinoids in tobacco plants, not marijuana plants, which they say might speed up the commercial timeline considerably.

The renenue-generating part of the business, however, is low-nicotine cigarettes, including those sold under their Magic, Red Sun and Moonlight brands. They’re trying to build this business, both with their own manufacturing and with licensing their ultra-low-nicotine tobacco to other producers, and sales have ramped up pretty dramatically over the past year (more than doubling), but their revenue doesn’t yet cover the cost of goods (let alone the R&D or overhead costs) so they clearly need much more scale. I don’t really know what the uptake potential is — what would really be meaningful for XXII is a regulatory push to require much lower nicotine cigarettes, or to ban high nicotine cigarettes, so they talk a lot about those regulatory possibilities around the world. They have raised about $15 million over the past few months with two equity sales, so their balance sheet is better than it looks in the last reported quarter, but I have no idea how long it will take for them to really get to commercial scale with their lower-nicotine cigarettes… and the marijuana stuff is still in the lab, so that’s not going to have a meaningful impact within the next year or two (at least).

I’m not at all sure that XXII is the match for those clues, but it’s the most reasonable match we’ve got today. And it is, at least, a real and functioning R&D company that has some marginal possibility of a substantial medical marijuana business in the future. I can’t see how more legalization votes would have a direct impact on their business, but generally it should be good for them, in the long run, if medical marijuana becomes more widespread. The stock did pop higher in the early 2014 run that tool all medical marijuana stocks higher, so who knows, maybe that will happen again… but beyond any optimism about the growth of their cigarette business there isn’t any real fundamental reason for the stock to pop higher at the moment, unless you want to bet on them being able to develop some great new cannabis plant strains (or cannabinoid-producing tobacco strains) over the next few years that will enjoy tremendous commercial success.

And there was one more stock hinted at, though the hints aren’t enough for me:

“You’ll also discover the details of a penny pot company that specializes in ‘indoor marijuana growing.’
You see, as any marijuana aficionado will tell you, growing marijuana indoors offers a number of key benefits. It allows you to closely regulate light, temperature and humidity. It also offers an element of privacy and protection.

“As marijuana becomes legalized across the country, the market for indoor growing accessories will explode… and this penny pot company is the industry leader.

“This company is the smallest of the four penny pot stocks I’m profiling in my newest report.”

OK, so I have no idea which stock this is. But I take some solace in the fact that any argument for whatever stock it is seems likely to have no fundamental basis whatsoever, though you never know what will happen to a stock during a speculative bubble.

Hydroponics and indoor growing equipment has been a growing business for decades, and there are lots and lots of private companies and large agricultural suppliers selling indoor grow equipment — including some who have gotten their marketing and website technology out into the lead and no longer look like online gardening catalogues from the 1980s… but there is nothing proprietary in any of this and I think it’s about as likely that there will be one dominant, fortune-making “indoor growing” company as it is that there will be a one dominant home brewing company for beer enthusiasts. Small indoor agriculture suppliers aren’t going to win the business of any potential massive new (legal) pot growing operations in California, I would assume, any more than Tractor Supply Co. sells baby chicks and bags of fertilizer to Perdue or Tyson farmers… and hobbyist growers have lots of providers to choose from.

See, I told you I was going to be skeptical and a little bit grumpy!

We did, however, get a clue this time around that we didn’t get before the election — we got this from the email introducing the ad:

“This $0.39 Marijuana Stock Expected to Announce ‘Record-Breaking Quarter’….

“… it was recently revealed that they are expected to deliver “the best quarter on record” to shareholders.

“All three segments of operations — construction, wholesale and retail — are being reported as profitable and self-sustaining.

“Not only that, but they could be getting ready to deliver some REALLY BIG NEWS…”

That doesn’t really mean all that much, of course — it’s a brand new industry, at least legally, so if you’re a marijuana-related company that benefits even indirectly from either medical or recreational marijuana legalization and growth, the business should be growing fast enough that just about every single quarter at this point should be “the best quarter on record.” There’s no point in being in this business if you’re not growing at breakneck speeds — just about no one seems to be really making money, they’re all desperately trying to build market share.

And if we assume that they’re still focusing on the same four stocks, then logic argues that this clue must relate to that unidentified (by me, at least) fourth one they’re talking about in the email — none of the others have been anywhere near 39 cents a share in the recent past.

So what does the Thinkolator say? Well, without any great certainty we do get pointed at a likely candidate: mCig (MCIG), which until 2013 or so was called Lifetech.

Why is it a match? Well, MCIG does have those three divisions — construction, wholesale and retail… though they are renaming their operating segments construction, CBD, and e-Cig operations as of this next quarterly report. And they did pre-announce a record quarter just last week (their quarter ended on January 31, they say they’ll be filing their 10Q before their conference call on February 28).

And yes, the price clue matches — their average share price over the past month or so has been in the 39-cent neighborhood (it was at 10-15 cents around the time of the election).

There isn’t a particular April 15 connection here that I’ve noticed, but otherwise MCIG is the best solution we have for the available clues.

And it has done better than most such stocks since the election — this is now a $100 million company, believe it or not (the market cap was under $10 million as recently as September), and they imply that they are (just barely) profitable off of their roughly $2 million in annual sales, though that seems largely to be because their high-level employees are being paid primarily in stock.

The construction business is new, started last year, and that’s the “growing” part — they help build pot farming operations. That division loses money so far. The CBD business is basically cannabis e-cigarettes, and the third division is VitaCig, which is a wholesaler of leaf-based e-cigarette stuff.

You can see their most recent SEC quarterly filing here — from my skimming, it looks like they’re still losing money but could be reasonably close to having a sustainable business, though it shrunk considerably in the first couple quarters of their fiscal year (the January 31 quarter is their third quarter) … but that there’s no rational way, at least in my book, to say that this company should be worth $100 million. The $10 million from last summer seems much more reasonable, though even that requires some assumptions of dramatic growth.

They did just announce that they’re trying to reduce their outstanding share count by converting some “major shareholder” shares into preferred stock with two-year lockups, so that might be a good thing (I don’t know what the terms are for the preferred shares).

If you’ve got an “indoor marijuana growing” company you’d like to present to the class as a better match, please do so with a comment below — and, of course, we’d all like to hear if you have favorite stocks in the marijuana space either as “real” investments or as speculative trades on another bubble forming that echoes the previous spikes of the marijuana penny stocks. I can’t seem to get myself enthused about any of them, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t… so feel free to spread your enthusiasm below. Thanks for reading!


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220 Comments on "What’s the “Secret ‘$50 Marijuana Stock Blueprint'” Pitched by Technology Profits Confidential"

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Darryl Bouchard
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you know when a financial newsletter like those from Agora are touted many of the stock pics go up…I made a lot of big returns with these guys because I got out not to long after the upward swing in stock price because of readership coming in…I don’t know if that was the reason or I was just at the right place at the right time…when I first read Blanco’s info back in June it was similar to this…I did my own research and got in just before the so called DEA was about to make a ruling…I made a… Read more »
Darryl Bouchard
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I like what you just did tho with this promo and am interested in the supposition that stocks have a tendency to go up when they are promoted by a successful newsletter outlet…what do you think? I found 22 C after doing my research last summer as well…it did go up around that time and i got out…the one that got away tho went from .03 to current price of .59 OWCP it’s an Israeli company…I will watch this one to see if it comes back down for a better entry point, but I think it is a winner in… Read more »
Marc
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You need to look at OBMP. Because they have a vaccine ProscaVax and a transferrin process that are both great and have potential that no one Has noticed.

rc4110
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Got in on OWCP a while ago also. I can’t remember who had recommended it, but luckily I bought some. It’s one of the best of the bunch of medical cannabinoid stocks. It just doubled in value in one day (Feb. 21). Very promising new drugs coming to fruition. Thrilling results!

dean
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watch CNBX and NMUS if you liked OWCP

Darin Lee
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Darin Lee

Hey, I was really looking forward to getting into marijuana stocks. Along with OWCP, which others do you see as worth investing in? Do you have a particular place where you research them?

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I belong to Ray’s publication as well as Money Map Press’ version of navigating the MJ market. I still haven’t invested in any of them however. I was interested in discovering any crossover recommendations and there were a few. Some of the larger cap stocks mentioned were MSFT and SMG as they are playing their hands in the industry. I couldn’t agree more with your reference to GWPH, CARA, and INSY. When legalization does finally occur, the MJ Pharma companies will most likely be affected initially. As time goes on and more research is permitted, things will evolve for the… Read more »
Marc
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Look at OBMP. ProscaVax and transferrin process have great potential.

jjamms6
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jjamms6

$BLO long. Cannabix Marijuana Breathalyzer development progressing to testing. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/cannabix-technologies-provides-marijuana-breathalyzer-133000771.html

SANDRA
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SANDRA

$CBIS also has similar called Metered Dose Inhalers (MDI) which was recently tested in CA with great success. ttps://finance.yahoo.com/news/cannabis-science-distributors-sells-initial-144354584.html

artie
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artie

MDI is a delivery system for anything, asthma drugs, etc.

Randy Thompsen
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Randy Thompsen

I own 30 MJ stocks. Cara has gone from $10 $ 15 this year. What don’t you understand about future revenue? I like the grower’s. Do you realise that 10,000 kilo’s will be income of 20 to 40 million dollars per year.

Darin Lee
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Darin Lee

How do you find the MJ stocks to invest in? I don’t know where to invest. I’m new to the market.

bluesharpbob
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I think it would be wise to keep in mind that the new Attorney General- Jeff Sessions- is a HUGE opponent of Marijuana expansion & legalization , & since it is still illegal at the Federal level I would be cautious until he starts to make clear what- if anything- he plans to do.

Rockin Ron
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Great point. First thing I thought after I read the mailing I got from Blanco/Angora.

Randy Thompsen
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Randy Thompsen

Travis, wake up buddy. There are fundamental basis for the size of these markets! They are Colorado, Wash. And Oregon. And California is going to be biggest than the rest put together. Its like computers in the 70’s. Don’t miss it. And I’m still thinking of my favorite’s. They are coming.

Rose
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Rose

I’m brand new to the whole stock investment and would like to know where would be the best place to start with a small investment.

Dwight Fisher
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Dwight Fisher

Try researching brokers online. Shwabb, TDAmeritrade. eTrade, etc. They have monetary requirements so see where you fit in and get started. You might look at their fees and commission schedules.
Do your due diligence(research) and learn all you can before putting your money to work.

Vicky
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Vicky

Canada is legalizing Pot for Recreational use in the Spring, in the whole Country. There are some great Canadian stocks. Probation for Alcohol took time, and so will this! But it’s to much tax money to KISS GOOD-BYE. There is around 4 Brokers pushing the Pot Stocks now. I own around 25 now. But I have a list of over 75 pot stocks! I agree with Travis, that some will do nothing. Most of my picks are in the Medical field right now. We have to see what our CRAZY president is going to do!

MachineGhost
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MachineGhost

Could you post your list for us?

MachineGhost
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MachineGhost

Could you post your list for us?

MachineGhost
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MachineGhost

Could you post your list for us?

Tactical111
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Tactical111

Both Trump and Sessions are anti drug/MJ. Jeez, Trump doesn’t even take a drink for Crizzz sake and Sessions is a Fundamentalist. They have too many other irons in the fire to enforce FED MJ laws though, IMO.

Tom S
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After doing my due diligence I took the plunge with Cannabis Scientific, Inc. (CBIS) taking care not to invest too much. Wish I had invested more. Its stock went up over 100% and hasn’t fallen back. Another one I looked into and bought was HEMP . . . which is building the largest hemp processing plant in the country (Spring Hope, NC). Its stock doubled as well. I’m riding these broncos.

thinairmony
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That Spring Hope NC. Must be a typo, I wish North Carolina made it legal. Must be ND Well wish it was NC LOL

ginaroye
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ginaroye

It’s NC, I live here.

Cordell Harris
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Cordell Harris

How can I get in on this? My first time investing

Rose
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Rose

How can I invest in these? Totally new at this.

wal.schwager
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If you want to dabble in cannabis companies, look at the biggest one (by far) in Canada, Canopy Growth, which just recently changed its ticker to WEED. Apparently this led to increased Google traffic. Another company which was recently discussed in a newspaper column, Aphria, went up after that. Another company that I know little about, MJN (Pharma Capital) went up 75% YTD. In Canada these are all (for the moment) medical cannabis producers, strictly controlled by the Fed Govt. This govt has promised to legalize all cannabis, albeit likely under strict controls like alcohol. I own WEED.

Randy Thompsen
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I bought Canapy (twmjf) at $2.08 sold part of my position Thursday before the election at 5.70 making $1700.00 profit and still have 300 share. It is over $9. Got 12,000 (mcoa) Marijuana Co. of America for .008 and sold 2000 for .13 for a $200.00 profit and 10,000 shr are left.

Tom S
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I forgot to mention that after talking to my twin brother about CARA he bought a hefty amount of shares when shares were selling under $10 . . . CARA is over $15 per share now. I don’t hear him complaining. And if CARA realizes its goal of producing a pain medication with virtually no side effects to replace opiods its stock could go through the roof, much like GW Pharmaceuticals did after its successful phase III clinical trials on a cannabinoid drug that treats epilepsy (it went from $24 to over a $100).

Bill M
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Bill M

Travis I absolutely love your style of writing .Michael Robinson has been pushing some of these same marijuana stocks .Its a crapshoot but your statement above was priceless
Without harnessing you to your couch with a bag full of Cheetos and the sudden desire to sit through a Woody Woodpecker marathon.

My sides still hurt! Keep up the great work and that great sense of humor

Randy Thompsen
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Randy Thompsen

I wouldn’t buy any Ray Blanco BS. He says he has the only penny stock index. There is already a North American Marijuana index and it has a Canadian and American index. But the “THE ROAD TO MARIJUANA MILLIONS” Is a real good read and I do recommend it. Check out http://www.CaanabisFM.com and http://www.MJNEWS.COM I think they both have links to the MJ INDEX

Russell Pencin
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Somehow he missed CNBX… It is the best performer of the three pot stocks I invested in …

James
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James

Its taking off again today

dean
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dean

i bought on the dip today. holding this one for a while

Oberdan Aguiar
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Oberdan Aguiar

Travis, “Without harnessing you to your couch with a bag full of Cheetos and the sudden desire to sit through a Woody Woodpecker marathon.” hahaha
If i don’t make any money reading your stuff at least i have great i have great laughs about your articles.

johnboyy2g
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Sorry Oberdan, your comments are off base. Travis raises valid concerns, MJ is illegal on a Federal level and in many States. Most of these companies are total crap shoots. Sure, some are going to survive, a couple may prosper. Look at car companies from the early 1900 hundreds until today, how many are still around? And, keep in mind car companies were legal entities. Beyond this area of discussion Travis has been right on the money. Frankly your snotty comments about having great laughs about his articles prompted me to issue my first comments on the discussion board. Travis,… Read more »
tim
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tim

who makes Vapor MJ sigs

Randy Thompsen
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Randy Thompsen

Can we keep this discussion going? I need to give my favorite’s. I have taken profit and still hold good positions in twmjf, mcoa, grna, cbis, eaph, rmhb, and imlff. That’s what all of you should do in penny stocks. But I like Signal Bay (sgby) a tester. At around 2 cents right now. They operate 5 certified labs, 4 in Oregon and 1 in California and it is reporting record monthly income. With plans to add 18 more labs in California and spread to other states and projected income of 45 million by 2018.

MachineGhost
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MachineGhost

Is GRNA now CUBV? What connection do they have to MJ?

tonyrooney
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In regard to the (uncertain) approximately $0.39 “indoor growing” penny stock, INQD (“Indoor Harvest”) might be another consideration (although I don’t believe they’ve reported as “profitable” yet). I’ve been following the cannabis sector very closely for almost three years now, and I can tell you that it has been (mostly) a den of thieves and liars thus far. However, better (i.e., “real”) companies are springing up — and SOME no doubt will be phenomenally (and legitimately) successful in years to come. Also, if you are dead set on investing in the coming “cannabis revolution,” I suggest you look north of… Read more »
DenverSkip
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DenverSkip

Thanks for the heads up! I was just about to buy his goods but I decided to research him a bit more.

Carbon Bigfoot
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Carbon Bigfoot
I’ve got a different way to play this Travis as Schweitzer-Mauduit ( SWM ) manufactures cigarette paper. Figuring the “tokers” roll their own I’ve got it covered from the user end. Stock currently sells for $40 and change and pays a 3.9% annual dividend. They also sell to tobacco companies and it fits in with my ownership of Altria, Phillip-Morris and British-American all dividend payers. B-A recently announced a 2:1 split, another plus. Friends I know that smoke recreational pot, claim that smoking cigarettes allows them to receive a better high. Why not take monetary advantage of this addiction? I’m… Read more »
Fred
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I assume some of the successful start ups will be bought up by PM, BA, & MO as they will need show growth in a declining tobacco world?

ginaroye
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ginaroye
I work for a company here in NC that makes the tipping (paper, goes around the filter and rod paper ( tobacco wrap) of the cigarettes. We were bought by a major company from Austria who has pretty much acquired all of the tobacco paper printing companies. As of yet I haven’t heard anything about MJ, But will keep my ears open. Will it be paper or Vapes? PM is making a Vape pen that burns tobacco and saying they will stop production of the cigarette. We Use SWM and teravoski paper. But most SWM.
jalongi1
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jalongi1

I couldn’t be any more excited about marijuana stocks. I thought I’d throw a $2K flyer @ Cara 11/2/16
& it’s worth over $4400 now. But my big one that I’m way overloaded on I’ve had for 5+ yrs with a net profit now of over $150K. Yea, I like ’em. Wasn’t even high when bought them.

Stephanie
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Stephanie

What is the name of your overloaded stock?

Frosty
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These plays are ZYNE, GBLX ,ACBFF

thinairmony
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Marijuana will be taxed for recrExcise. … An excise is considered an indirect tax, meaning that the producer or seller who pays the tax to the government is expected to try to recover or shift the tax by raising the price paid by the buyer. Excises are typically imposed in addition to another indirect tax such as a sales tax or value added tax (VAT).eational use just like, cigarettes, alcohol , gas, and a

thinairmony
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Lets try this post again, edit did’nt work above, pot like alcohol, gas, cigarettes will be taxed heavily and a excise tax will make it very high. An excise tax will be added, meaning that the producer or seller who pays the tax to the government is exspeted to try to recover or shift the tax by raising the price paid by the buyer. Excise are typically imposed in addition to another indirect tax such as a sales tax or value added tax(VAT) .

John
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John

Don’t forget about MSRT and TWMJF Up 34% on both and there’s room to grow..

Joanna C Chestnut
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Joanna C Chestnut

OWCP was up by triple digits today. I took some off the table!!

joannacchestnut
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joannacchestnut

OWCP was up by triple digits today!! I took some off the table!

CastleBuilder
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You were not alone… I reluctantly sold a third of my holdings in OWCP expecting a big sell-off! What caused the triple digit increase?

joannacchestnut
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joannacchestnut

I’m not sure, CB! I didn’t see any announcements this morning, but I won’t “look a gift horse in the mouth”! I’m still holding 1000 shares.

Alan Brochstein
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The indoor growing company – believe it’s Surna, Inc. (SRNA)

hedgeroy
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hedgeroy

CNBX was up 61% today alone!

thinairmony
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The recreational users can grow their own in doors in a space 5ft by 3ft by 4ft is plenty of space to grow your own personal use. Just make a box in a room or basement with the measurements above have ventilation with small exhaust out let’s with small 3 to 5 in. fans to exhaust and draw in air to kept the air moving 24/7 from air inlet ports you make in floor or bottom sides. 2 sets of 4 ft. Grow lux florescent lights 2 in each light fixture. In between place a 150 watt HPS ( high… Read more »
Thedude
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Thedude

The last stock..,.hydroponics…$.39( at the time) likely Teratec TRTC.

timber85
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timber85
American Green Smart Vending System Unveiled to the Public on April 19th in Las Vegas at the Largest Machine Industry Event (NAMA) in America Marketwired MarketwiredFebruary 23, 20171 Comment PHOENIX, AZ–(Marketwired – Feb 23, 2017) – American Green, Inc. ( OTC PINK : ERBB ) is excited to announce that its proprietary verified vending system which includes the American Green Machine (AGM) or ‘The Ultimate AGM’ will make its public debut at ‘The One Show’ (http://www.namaoneshow.org) in Las Vegas, April 19-21. The show, organized by the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) is the premier industry event and includes the largest… Read more »
john mc
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john mc

one of them was scott’s miracle grow (SMG)

dan
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dan

Nice read, fyi, USMJ, bought at .0001 sept. 2016 now look I know what you’re gonna say, buy 50 worth and talk to you in 6 months, if you loose, I’ll give you your 50 back, paypal. x322

Vicky
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Vicky

Blanco 4th stock was GrowBlox Science Inc. – GBLX .34

His Others Picks –
Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries LTD – TEVA – $33.55
Canopy Growth Corp. TWMJF – $8.20
OWC Pharmaceutical Research Corp. OWCP – $1.38

Larger Scale Weed Stocks
Scotts Miracle – Gro – AGGO
Valmont Industries – VMI
Lindsay Corp – LNN
Microsoft – MSFT

bovary
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How do you know the 4th stock is GBLX? interested.

Granite
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What about imlff. Inmed

Phillip
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Phillip

I’m so happy I found this site. I was just about to spend $3000 on rays site. I’m new to the game. I will buy the book mentioned & review index.

kingfish50
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Nice find indeed Phillip, Travis & his gummies have saved me a bunch of $$ over the years. You might consider the Irregular membership which has a substantial amount of additional current info on other hot sectors. Here is a bit of update on Ray Blanco’s marijuana history. The original Technology Profits 4 Marijuana stocks I received was October 2016. They are listed below with the close price & volume on 10/26/16 as well as the current close & volume as of 4/7/17. 1. CARA $7.o6–v-900k 3/7 $18.20–v-3.4M 2. XXII $1.37–v-1.4M 3/7 $1.35–v-2.3M 3. KSHB $4.28–v-971K 3/7 $2.60–v-128K 4. TRTC… Read more »
castlebuilder
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castlebuilder
I’m somewhat new to this site myself, but most of the participants seem to be upfront and honest… and have no problem getting on those who are not. You made a good move. I actually just joined the Irregulars after following for free for about a year. I’m Scottish so I watch my dollars. LOL As for MJ stocks, I own well over 60 so far. I own at least a dozen or more for Free… meaning I cashed out just enough to pay for my original investment when the stock took off. So now I own a good bit… Read more »
Lynleon
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Lynleon
I see no mention of this stock (GRWG) in the ‘cannabis’ thread. Seemed like this was a good place to step in and watch/wait as this whole new arena develops. Have a bit of this and CARA bought from Fidelity. Think in the long haul both may be worth the wait. GrowGeneration Achieves Record 2016 Sales, Up 130% GLOBENEWSWIRE – 1:03 PM ET 04/03/2017 GrowGeneration Corp. ( GRWG ), one of the largest specialty retail hydroponic and organic gardening stores, selling to both the commercial and home cannabis growers, with currently 10 locations in Colorado, one location in California and… Read more »
Sharon
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Sharon

Glad to have found this discussion board! I am VERY interested in investing in MJ and am learning more – so, it’s looking like I will not “buy into” Ray Blancc’s stuff after reading info here! I have never invested independently – can I ask what company/companies you all use to make your investments?
Thanks for helping a “newbie”!

kingfish50
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Hi Sharon, Welcome to the independent trading world. I use Charles Schwab because they do not give advice and you are forced to make your own trading decisions. In addition they have a very nice trading platform called Street Smart Edge that provides real time stock data as well as customizable technical analysis indicators. I would suggest that you become familiar with technical analysis & some of the useful indicators which will make your decision making more precise when combining it with the standard financial info. There is a lot of free info on the web that will give you… Read more »
MachineGhost
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MachineGhost

What is the lowest cost online U.S. broker to buy U.S. listed Foreign Ordinary shares OTC (ending with the F ticker symbol)? Far too many brokers want to charge $50-$60 per trade on top of the regular commissions with no clarity from them at all on whether or not any particular stock is DTC eligible to potentially avoid that fee (I’ve seen only Fidelity make it explicit). I’d like to hear more about everyone’s experiences.

SoGiAm
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MachineGhost – Check out https://www.interactivebrokers.com/

David Hochhalter
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David Hochhalter

Want 50$ stocks

Lee
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I am a new newbie looking to join Ray Blanco group, from reading your blogs not sure, you people have some very good info to think about, Blanco’s group is a little expensive for me, any advice .

mike
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chuck
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chuck

one has to ALWAYS decide if it is a PUMP and DUMP or a real thing, Always look at SEC section of yout stock window, NEVER buy stock with a Nevada LLC,,ALWAYS follow the money.. SEC shows legal inside trading,, if all board members are buying,, then Go full speed. small Penny stocks do not have to report to SEC so if they do report,,then that means good stuff. lastly ONLY buy Penny stock that is already making money,do those things and the odds are in your favor

djr
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djr

chuck,
why “NEVER buy a stock with a Nevada LLC”? i am eyeing one that does report to the SEC, but has the Nevada LLC.

Larry Dehler
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Larry Dehler

I will be back ASAP. Larry. Great info

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