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February 26, 2021 54 min

U.C.S. stands for Use Cannabis Safely, whether it's using cannabis in everyday life, such as CBD vitamins and oil, to implementing a cannabis vertical to your business.

UCS Advisors and Investor Relations is an advisory company which has three key verticals. The cannabis business advisory vertical works with both the medical and business professional on how to implement and add a cannabis vertical to their current business plan...

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February 25, 2021 23 min

The pitch deck is a presentation that entrepreneurs put together when seeking a round of financing from investors.

Startups closed out 2020 in a much stronger position with global venture funding up 4 percent year over year to $300 billion. Late-stage venture capital, which includes Series C and later rounds, grew 8 percent year over year. Private equity in venture-backed companies grew even more, at 73 percent year over year.

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February 24, 2021 28 min

Rolling is incredibly laborious & time consuming, requiring skill & patience. The Blackbird from RollPros is an automated commercial joint rolling machine, which eliminates hand-rolled production constraints, producing 750 hemp or cannabis joints per hour.

Quality and consistency has been a problem in the cannabis industry, and prerolls have limited production because they are extremely time consuming to produce. Joints are...

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A leader in cannabis extraction, Embark Health employs proven scientific approaches to unleash the full potential of the cannabis plant.

Embark is an extraction producer servicing the Canadian and Global medical and recreational markets. Providing cannabinoids and terpenes of the highest quality and consistency, while achieving significant production volumes.

It's Embark's mandate to pursue the best production processes thr...

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U.S. Cultivation & Retail sector companies have enjoyed rapidly expanding valuation metrics since the beginning of 2021. However, the gains have not been equally shared. The Viridian Cannabis Value Tracker shows that since August, the gap has widened between companies with more than $500 million of market cap vs the same measure for companies with less than $500 million market cap.

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The Widening Valuation Gap in Publ...

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In a major blow to South Dakota’s nascent legal marijuana industry, a circuit court judge ruled that a voter-approved constitutional amendment legalizing adult-use cannabis is unconstitutional.

South Dakota voters in November approved Amendment A with 54% in favor as well as Measure 26, which legalized medical marijuana, with 53% in favor. Those victories made South Dakota the first state to simultaneously legalize adult-use and me...

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February 18, 2021 51 min

Bravos Capital invests in special situations and high-growth businesses across a variety of sectors, including cannabis. They have particular expertise in the business services, technology services and consumer sectors.

Their goal is to maximize investor returns, while employing a prudent investment approach to the marketplace. They look for inefficiencies in the market to bring capital and knowledge to bear so that their portfol...

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February 17, 2021 10 min

The growing number of states legalizing medical marijuana and increasing demand for cannabis in medical and recreational applications are some of the main factors that are expected to drive the growth of the cannabis market size. Even states without final tallies for all of 2020 reported record sales figures.

The North America cannabis market is expected to reach $ 65B by 2027 from $ 6B in 2019. The market is anticipated to grow at...

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Buckingham Strategic Wealth and Buckingham Strategic Partners, collectively known as Buckingham Wealth Partners, help more advisors deliver on the promise to understand clients’ holistic financial situation and deliver a plan to achieve their life and financial goals.

For investors, Buckingham Wealth Partners offer a Registered Investment Advisor firm with a nationwide presence that delivers wealth solutions t...

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February 15, 2021 30 min

Cannabis is already widely available in Washington State. So why should Washington join the other states in recognizing the right to grow?

To celebrate the 1st Annual Homegrown Weed Summit, we interview Don Skakie, co-founder of Homegrown Washington, a group of private adults who lead productive lives, are involved with their families and communities, follow the law and pay their taxes.

Homegrown is about being able to grow a few p...

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Virginia took a major step toward becoming the 16th state in the nation to legalize a recreational marijuana market and the first in the South after the House of Delegates and Senate passed different legalization bills.

Virginia’s MMJ dispensary sales in 2021 are projected to range from $9M to $11M. Adult-use marijuana product sales would be taxed at 21% in addition to the standard state sales tax of 6%. Municipalities could charge...

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Scott joined the Panther Group in 2017 as a Principal and member of the investment committee. The Panther Group is an independent venture capital consulting group preparing growth-stage cannabis companies for long-term, lucrative success. They're a cannabis focused venture capital fund with a complementary and diverse set of 13 portfolio companies.   They advise strong companies that have demonstrated notable traction in the...
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February 11, 2021 19 min

The '7 Tips to a Successful Investment Deck' looks at Golden Leaf Holdings, who's mission is to enhance and ignite purpose in all lives through cannabis.

Golden Leaf Holdings is a consumer-driven cannabis company specializing in production, processing, wholesale, distribution and retail with 7 dispensaries in Portland, Oregon. The company is committed to developing a dynamic brand portfolio with a focus on health and we...

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February 10, 2021 32 min

EventHi is an event management platform, built for the cannabis culture. It is considered to be the first online event management ticketing platform catering to the cannabis industry, connecting people together offline.

EventHi was founded in 2017 but was an idea that Ali Fakhri, CEO of EventHi had been studying and developing since 2014. Adelia Carillo joined in June 2019 as the Chief Marketing Officer.

Post-pandemic, they've ...

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February 9, 2021 4 min

The Viridian Capital Advisors monitor capital raises and M&A activity in the cannabis industry. Viridian reported 4 more capital raises and $115.2 million higher volume this week than in the prior week.

Compared to the same week last year, there were 3 more transactions and $390M higher volume. This week's average deal size was $39.6M vs. $5.6M in the prior-year period.

7 of the 10 companies that raised capital this week ca...

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February 8, 2021 80 min

Gamestonk, a term was made popular by Elon Musk, referring to the infamous takeover of WallStreetBets against the hedge fund shorts.

After discovering that several hedge funds had bet on the video game retailer losing value, people banded together on the Reddit forum WallStreetBets to drive up its share price by 1,500%. Over the course of January, GameStop’s stock price ballooned to a high of $483 from a low of $17.

Every jump in t...

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The San Francisco-based investment firm is one of very few that is focused narrowly on the cannabis industry, and have also been at it longer than most.

Poseidon Asset Management was founded by siblings Emily & Morgan Paxhia in 2013, making their first fund one of the longest running dedicated cannabis investment funds.

In their eighth year of conducting due diligence, deploying capital, and serving on a number of company Board...

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C3 uses artificial intelligence-based technical analysis with machine learning to invest in niche sectors like cannabis, Chinese companies, semiconductor, cryptocurrency, IPOs, & custom indexes.

C3 invests using "Smart Frequency Trading" which benefits our clients with capital preservation, risk management and long-term growth utilizing predictive analytics to generate above market returns.

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February 4, 2021 2 min

Cannabis M&A activity intensifies as investor sentiment brightens since November elections. Cannabis mergers and acquisitions are heating up, with more than $600 million worth of deals announced on Tuesday alone, and that’s on top of additional transactions unveiled since the U.S. presidential election last month.

Experts predict that shifting political preferences toward legalization in the U.S. and globally will kick off a fl...

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Previous DOPE Magazine founders Dave Tran and James Zachondi announced in 2019 that they were launching a cannabis event production and marketing business platform for the cannabis industry called Farechild.

"What sets Farechild apart from other event production is that we care about the cannabis community. I have been advocating for the plant for 25 years and have been an active member of the movement, and while other plat...

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