What’s New With Cannabis Stocks for the Week Ending 05/14/21

Three Republicans introduced the Common Sense Cannabis Reform for Veterans, Small Businesses and Medical Professionals Act​ to the House of Representatives, which would remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act and direct the FDA and the Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau to regulate it.

The model was launched in March 2017 targeting long-term investors seeking to invest in leading cannabis stocks with low portfolio turnover and has gained 374.7% since inception compared to the 32.5% decrease in the index.

After a strong rally to begin 2019, the cannabis sector experienced a sharp decline over the next year to unprecedented levels due to several negative developments, including the CannTrust fraud, the surprise termination of Bruce Linton as CEO of Canopy Growth, a disappointing roll-out of legalization in Canada, regulatory confusion in the U.S.

Cannabis stocks overreacted and put in a bottom in March 2020, and they are now benefiting from a perception that the industry offers strong growth prospects, something that wasn’t clear then.

There are several potential catalysts ahead, including the FDA providing clarity on CBD regulation, progress in the Canadian legalization that commenced in October 2018 and that is beginning to include a broader set of products and the continued growth in German and Israeli MMJ and other international markets that have been slow to develop.

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