Our global connection to cannabis as a viable treatment option for persons on the spectrum

ByMieko Perez

Our global connection to cannabis as a viable treatment option for persons on the spectrum

March 2, 2021   |   By Mieko Hester-Perez

Every morning, I start my day with a cup of coffee as I sort my emails from healthcare professionals ,social workers, attorneys, and families in need according to time zones…so basically, I wake up between 4 to 9 hours behind by default of living in California.

Every morning, I start my day with a cup of coffee as I sort my emails from healthcare professionals ,social workers, attorneys, and families in need according to time zones…so basically, I wake up between 4 to 9 hours behind by default of living in California. When you are a family in need of answers, time becomes the ultimate waiting game. So, I became the parent I needed when I had to make this same choice for my child on the autism spectrum 11 years ago when he was 9 years old. The 6th sense I have made my “superpower” is “hearing” my emails, in the same tone I had when a community of cannabis pioneers answered my calls and gave me more time with my son.

Every day I pay it forward honoring my son Joey’s legacy, as I open my emails the global journey begins…

Today my morning starts in Spain,

(Names have been changed to protect the family’s privacy.)

Hola Hester, recibe un saludo afectuoso y mucha admiración por los resultados que has logrado con tus hijos. Yo tengo un sobrino de 12 años autista que se llama Mario, él es muy agresivo con su madre y la hermana, las agrede constantemente.

La familia está desesperada y se les fue de las manos. El niño este super medicado pero no hay progreso, al contrario retrocedió más.
no habla bien, no mantiene la mirada, mueve los brazos, se orina en la cama de noche, es grosero, rompe todo si no le dan lo que quiere. Ya ha mandado un par de veces a la madre al hospital por los golpes que le ha dado.

Nos podrías ayudar y recomendar, que tratamiento hacer con la marihuana, o si conoces algun especialista en España? te lo agradecemos desde nuestro corazón. Familia de España posdata: estoy usando traductor de Google.
gracias….

Hello Hester, warm greetings and much admiration for the results you have achieved with your children. I have a 12-year-old autistic nephew named Mario, he is very aggressive towards his mother and sister, he constantly attacks them.

The family is desperate, and it got out of hand. The child is super medicated but there is no progress, on the contrary he regressed more. He does not speak well, does not hold his gaze, moves his arms, urinates in bed at night, is rude, breaks everything if they do not give him what he wants.

He has already sent the mother to the hospital a couple of times because of the blows he has given her. Could you help us and recommend what treatment to do with marijuana, or if you know any specialist in Spain? We thank you from our hearts. Family from Spain.

postscript: I am using google translate. Thank you….

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ByMieko Perez

Business Ventures on the Horizon with Mieko Perez ft. Herb of Life CEO

March 20, 2021   |   By Mieko Hester-Perez

Known simply as the 1st Lady of the West Coast on her Instagram, if you’re lucky enough to sit down with her to discuss music and medicine, you can call her “E”. Destined to become major player in the cannabis industry with a product line of infused drinks and cannabis strains, she definitely brings this quote to mind;

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” — Oprah Winfrey

With her latest single that just dropped, BGMO Featuring Rick Ross, Let’s welcome the 1st Lady of the West Coast to Hopegrown.
With her latest single that just dropped, BGMO Featuring Rick Ross, Let’s welcome the 1st Lady of the West Coast to Hopegrown & Chronic Fatigue.

What is your personal story that connects you to the cannabis industry?

Cannabis saved my life from antidepressants. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Depression back in 2003. You would not know about my disorder unless you grew up with me and witnessed my journey and where I am today. I am proud of myself for choosing life and educating myself on the medical benefits of cannabis for bipolar depression.

A lot of people do not know cannabis can be effective for treatment of bipolar disorder symptoms and can act as mood stabilizer. I have worked so hard on myself and the woman I wanted to be in life. I refused to be another statistic especially as a black woman living in America.

I thank my family for saving my life and helping me through everything, but most importantly allowing me to know what love is. I think it’s important for others who deal with mental health to have options, like natural alternative like plant-based medicines to help alleviate their symptoms. Pharmaceutical drugs can be very effective but the side effects can produce their own harrowing symptoms.

Rather than continuing to consume antidepressants, it allowed me to be me again. I felt “stuck” every time I took Prozac and all I wanted to do was sleep or sit in one place. Cannabis was a great alternative for treating my symptoms and I am so excited to help educate others about this amazing plant.

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ByMieko Perez

The Tree Moguls Brand

treemoguls.com

Innovative Branding

February 2, 2001 | By Mieko Hester-Perez

Everyday cannabis technology is proving to stabilize its place in the American economy, valued at over $76 billion dollars by 2027. Companies like TrellaGro LSTAn automated horizontal plant-training system and Bloom Automation using (A.I.) artificial intelligence robots to water plants in greenhouses, cannabis apps that address clinical research by enhancing the consumer experience this technology is empowering one of the fastest growing global markets amid an unforeseen virus that has forever changed how we view “Reefer” in 2021.

Damian and Talla Rivera, founders of Tree Moguls, sat down with Mieko Perez to discuss their new brand that uses innovative technology on cannabis packaging. While this concept has been brewing and evolving for several years, former prop 215 cooperative model owner and consultant, knew he had something special on his hands when he developed his first prototype in early 2019, launching in January 2021 amid one the most productive cannabis research and consumer driven decades to date.

Tree Moguls

treemoguls.com

Tree Moguls uses augmented reality to stream videos on their cannabis packaging through the ease of your phones’ camera. Damian Rivera states that while their intention is to showcase various aspects of the cannabis culture- through seed to sale walk throughs, industry nightlife, and the behind-the-scenes aspect that typical consumers do not get to see- highlighting the diversity of the community and unification through cannabis plays a significant role in the brands development. The brands growth vision includes creating a space for consumers to connect with influencers, music, art, and more through their love of cannabis and the excitement is palpable when they speak on what is to come.

The California Brand

 So? Where can you find Tree Moguls, and more importantly, how is their flower? “Cookie Glue” Growing quickly and quite elusive, I was surprised to find local California shops The Medicine Woman in Bellflower, CA and The Green Room in Long Beach, CA  were carrying this brand within weeks of their launch to let consumers determine if their technology & brand will raise the bar with savvy California consumers.

I knew from speaking with Tree Moguls that they were consumers themselves and were careful in product selection, with a high focus on quality of flower.

3 out of 5 consumers found the strain to be a quite euphoric high with a strong flavor profile and enjoyed it very much. With new strains being dropped frequently, we are confident Tree Moguls will be a new consumer favorite.

Reviewed by “The Molecule”, an anonymous pharmaceutical technical scientific in-house advisor.

Cookie Glue is a hybrid indica dominant strain out from the genealogy of Girls Scout Cookies and Gorilla Glue. Its genetics came originally from the Mediterranean specifically from the South of Africa and the Afghani regions. As a very particular physical characteristics it has long spade-shaped dark olive green nugs with coating of chunky crystal trichomes and light amber hairs.

It is a strain well recommended for medical cannabis patients who are looking for pain relief, mind numbness (heave head high) and utterly relaxed effects. It can be suggested for patients looking for relieve from chronic debilitating conditions such as: arthritis, spasm, fibromyalgia, and seizures, among others. The effects of Cookie Glue increase gradually after consumption until reach a completely numb relaxation that soon spreads to your mind as well allowing you to have a full pleasant resting time.

This hybrid indica dominant strain lineage suggests having a ratio of 40% sativa – 60% indica with THC levels reported from a range between 18.0% up to a 28.2%. A remarkably interesting cannabis specimen which also reported a 1.0% of CBG (Cannabigerol) as part of its overall profile which contributes in most of the part as muscle relaxer agent.

Overly sweet flavors and aromas can be found on this strain. After evaluating the premium flower sample provided by “Tree Moguls”, I can personally talk about and describe the fruity, sour and piney flavors mainly suggested for this strain. These flavors had a direct correlation with the terpenes that can be found as part of its content like for example:

  • Myrcene – Associated with mangoes and lemongrass, providing beneficial medical effects for insomnia, muscle inflammations, muscle relaxer and pain reliever.
  • Humulene – Associated with hops and ginger, providing beneficial medical effects also for insomnia, muscle inflammation and calming effects.
  • Caryophyllene – Associated with floral and citrusy tones that provides which is proven to boost your endocannabinoid system providing anti-inflammatory effects.

In an overall personal/ professional Cannassuer rating, I consider this strain as a 4.8 out of 5 stars for physical characteristics, flavors, potency, and medical quality attributes.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

In conclusion, what other brands would Tree Moguls like to collaborate with using their packaging technology?

The Congo Club, A highly sought out brand from the Bay area. Deuces 22 LA Co-founded by the father-daughter duo, John and Tyla Salley. GroLen, A Commercial cultivation software company. Humble Bloom, An educational platform based in Brooklyn New York. Global Research Ventures, Industry leading genetics, cultivation, manufacturing, and research for the advancement of responsible and therapeutic cannabis use.

Instagram: @treemoguls Website: treemoguls.com For more information on licensed California dispensaries, go to: hopegorwn.org .

ByMieko Perez

High Jinx Host Adam Ill and Co-Host Angela Mazzanti sat down with Ricky Williams professional NFL player and got to hear how cannabis impacted his life.

High Jinx Episode 2 Hosted by Adam Ill and Co-Host Angela Mazzanti
High Jinx Episode 2 Hosted by Adam Ill and Co-Host Angela Mazzanti

February 19, 2021   |   Executive Producer of Cannabis Content, Infused Digital Mieko Hester-Perez

At Infused Digital, you never know who you will run into at the studio, as we continue to enforce covid mask polices, the soft spoken voices of giants can’t stay hidden in our hallways. If, you have ever wanted to “feel” the true definition of being “high off of life” Mr. Williams, will not disappoint you. His aura is felt as soon as he walks in the door and his humbleness right down to his Vans footwear will let you know – he’s either going to be “spot on” with your astrology chart or challenge you on a gaming console of his choice…or both.

It was a pleasure to meet Ricky Williams, the man behind RW Wellness Herbal.

Let’s talk about High Jinx, meeting Mr. Williams

High Jinx was filmed at Cannabis Capitol, a division of Infused Digital with host Adam Ill and Co-Host Angela Mazzanti both sat down with Ricky Williams ( @williams ) professional NFL player and got to hear how cannabis impacted his life. We saw clips from the #CannabisCommunityand the #NFLand learned how he went from being the best running back in history, to losing over $10million at the height of his career for smoking weed. Check out what #RickyWilliamshad to share on Episode 2 of #HighJinx​.

Cannabis Capitol is a division of Infused Digital a full-service marketing and content creation agency headquartered in Los Alamitos, California specializing in crafting and implementing marketing communication programs, producing original video and digital content, developing social media presence and delivering lifestyle channel programming. Since its founding in 2007, Infused has developed successful campaigns for a variety of industries, including: cannabis and CBD, art and culture, entertainment, festivals and events, real estate, and small businesses. Currently, the company has achieved more than 67 million unique views of its digital content and counting. For more information, visit https://infuseddigital.com.

#cannabiscommunity#cannabisshow#cannabiscapitoltv#cannabisevent#adamill#angelamazzanti#cannabiscapitolnetwork#rickywilliams#nfl#runningback#history#cannabisadvocate#movie#reallife#truestory#williams#explore#weed#passion#biggesthits#sportcelebrationfails#stonerathletes#productivestoners

Special thanks to @angela_mazzanti @gethigheverywhere 

ByMieko Perez

The Cannabis Connection, the Parallels Between Persons on the Autism Spectrum and Palliative Care Consumers

January 23, 2021   |   By Mieko Hester-Perez

When my son Joey entered palliative care second to his autism spectrum disorder with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, I had no idea I was preparing for another unexpected “life calling”. I was introduced to a prominent palliative care medical director; at the time, my initial thoughts were to seek guidance in this new phase with my son’s healthcare. I was unaware that this person was another assigned “guardian angel” for our next chapter. Ready to beat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy the same way, I challenged autism, I was ready take on more sleepless nights searching for answers as I did in 2009 when my own conservative views on cannabis would forever change once I saw my son smile.

Joey Rodriguez,
Cannabis & Autism Pioneer
  • Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication.
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, an inherited disorder of progressive muscular weakness, typically in boys. Symptoms include frequent falls, trouble getting up or running, waddling gait, big calves, and learning disabilities. There is no cure, but physical therapy and medications, such as corticosteroids, can help control symptoms and improve quality of life.

How you communicate with your medical team is key in your healthcare plan.

After receiving credentials in Brain Health, Legal & Ethical Issues in Healthcare, and Pain Assessment and Management, it gave life to a new tier of important roles for healthcare institutions and licensed dispensaries.

I had begun, supporting medical teams several years ago and their patients via HIPPA compliant confidential consults reaching well over 700 consumer navigation plans. The primary goal was to provide consumer-centered outcomes to promote healthy conversations with medical professionals.

The Blueprint

The criteria for autism and palliative care consumers were remarkably similar especially when I scheduled consults on the same day. Here we go,

Autism symptoms: irritability, non-verbal or inability to articulate pain or discomfort, Insomnia, self-injurious, no sense of awareness and violent outburst.

Palliative care consumers: irritability, non-verbal or inability to articulate pain or discomfort, Insomnia, self-injurious, no sense of awareness and violent outburst.

Case and point, a non-verbal adult on the spectrum who cannot communicate, that they are hungry are just as irritated as an adult in palliative care yelling at a nurse to be turned over.

What is evident with both scenarios is, cannabis therapies will allow for these types of “indicators” to be managed.

Through a cannabis professional consult with sensible outcomes and expectations a practical “navigation plan” can be coordinated for consumers and their caregivers. The navigation plan should include product information along with dosing, frequency, and a record of any indication of possible side effects to help you gage your experience.

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ByMieko Perez

Business Ventures on the Horizon ft. former NFL player, Turk Mcbride

 February 22, 2021 | By Mieko Hester-Perez

photo courtesy of Turk McBride

Turk Mcbride recently sat down with Mieko Perez to discuss how he is pioneering change in the cannabis industry.

Turk Mcbride is a former NFL defensive end who started his football career playing at the University of Tennessee where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology. He was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.

During his seven year NFL career, Turk played for the Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints, and Chicago Bears before retiring in 2013. He later attended the University of Miami and received his MBA.

Upon retiring from the league, Turk made the permanent move to California where he became exposed to the medicinal cannabis industry and studied the medical benefits of the whole plant, including cannabidiol (CBD).

As Turk saw many of his NFL heroes diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), he correlated the benefits of cannabis, specifically, CBD in assisting those diagnosed. He not only began advocating for the use of CBD in retired players, but he sought opportunities to become part of the solution. Turk explored intricacies of the medicinal cannabis market in California. He partnered with experts and immersed himself in learning every aspect of the industry.

In 2016, Mcbride founded Global Research Ventures (GRV) with a mission to provide industry leading genetics, cultivation, formulation and research for the advancement of responsible and therapeutic cannabis use.

1. As a former professional athlete, what inspired you to enter the California cannabis business sector?

Lack of representation in the cannabis industry inspired me to enter this sector. I did one year of due diligence trying to find a mentor in the industry. It was extremely difficult to find any minorities and anyone under the age of 40. The opportunity of being a pioneer in a new emerging industry also propelled me to enter.

2. In the next 5 years, where do you see Global Research Ventures making an impact? And why?

In 5 years, GRV will be making a global impact by assisting minorities and disenfranchised people to gain an opportunity to get in the cannabis space. The resources and blessings from my previous career in the NFL enabled me to experience the opportunities in cannabis I have today. In the same manner, I will use any opportunity I have to facilitate any mentorship or job creation and pass along the blessings I’ve received.

3. If you were able to tour a cannabis analytics lab, what are some of your interest and why?

If I had the opportunity to tour a lab I would love to see the process of uncovering the terpenoid profiles. These molecules are the most important parts of the plant’s biology. They determine the taste, smell and high. As a cultivator, this feedback is crucial in helping us optimize the plant’s performance.

Website: GRV Global Research Ventures

Instagram: @turkmcbride @GRV (Global Research Ventures)

ByChronic209

Mike Tyson smoked weed before fight vs Roy Jones Jr

Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. fought to a draw in a California State Athletic Commission-sanctioned exhibition bout that had plenty of rules to it before the two competitors stepped into the ring.

The two fighters underwent drug tests but were reportedly not tested for marijuana, which is legal to buy in California. Tyson said after the fight that he smoked weed before going toe-to-toe with Jones.

MIKE TYSON, ROY JONES JR. FIGHT TO A DRAW IN BOXING SPECTACLE

“It’s just who I am. It has no effect on me from a negative standpoint. It’s just what I do and how I am and how I’m going to die. There’s no explanation. There’s no beginning, there’s no end,” he said at the post-fight press conference, via USA Today.

Tyson appeared to be right about the effects. Fans watching the bout believed that the former heavyweight champion was the winner of the bout despite it being scored a draw.

Tyson has said the fight was a part of his plans for a Legends Only League. The winner of the fight would have won the WBC Front Line belt, but it is still vacant due to the draw.

MIKE TYSON, ROY JONES JR. FIGHT TO A DRAW IN BOXING SPECTACLE

“It’s just who I am. It has no effect on me from a negative standpoint. It’s just what I do and how I am and how I’m going to die. There’s no explanation. There’s no beginning, there’s no end,” he said at the post-fight press conference, via USA Today.

Tyson appeared to be right about the effects. Fans watching the bout believed that the former heavyweight champion was the winner of the bout despite it being scored a draw.

Tyson has said the fight was a part of his plans for a Legends Only League. The winner of the fight would have won the WBC Front Line belt, but it is still vacant due to the draw.

MIKE TYSON SAYS PSYCHEDELIC DRUG INSPIRED HIS RETURN TO BOXING

He told reporters that he wasn’t fighting for money despite the probable monster buys it drew.

“I’m not here for my ego. My ego is taking the money, buying some planes, some nice houses, packing up a bunch of chicks and have some orgies and stuff,” Tyson said. “This is not who that is right now. That guy was just somebody that had to be, eventually he was a platform to become me.”

ByChronic209

Crucial Vibes Unlimited Woodland Ca


Reggae Vibes, All the Time

Crucial Vibes Unlimited is a Rasta Reggae store in downtown Woodland, California Located at 521 Main St, It’s Also a Location where you can find your Chronic Fatigue Apparel. Lance Warren founded our shop in order to offer local residents a unique selection of international products. Lance came to California from Jamaica and has been in the retail business for more than 30 years. Crucial Vibes Unlimited has a warm, welcoming store environment with friendly customer service to compliment our eye-catching products.

Our shop carries a wide variety of Reggae Wear for the entire family and Novelty items perfect for gift giving. Some of our selection(s) includes T-Shirts, dresses, tapestries, blankets, hemp body care, incense, jewelry and more. We work hard to make sure the items found in our store are from environmentally sound and fair trade sources when ever possible. We want you to feel positively irie about shopping with us!

Come See Us

At Crucial Vibes Unlimited, we promote an irie, relaxed, friendly, and positive shopping experience. If you are looking for somewhere to shop where you can find Irie people, reggae music, with good quality and unique products all at an ideal location, visit us today.

At Crucial Vibes Unlimited, we are much more than a store. We believe in building a positive conscientious community. A community where Rasta, Reggae Lovers, Jamaicans, International travelers and people from all walks of life can come to enjoy a variety of unique products & find links to community events. We have everything from Island Style Comfortable Clothes, Dakine, Sac Roots, Accessories, Novelties, Home Decor & Hemp products to name a few. We strive to find new items that are environmentally friendly & fair trade when ever possible. We support small business and family producers of Irie crafts such as our handmade in Jamaica Rasta Tams. Our environmentally conscious shop aims to play a positive role in the Rasta Community in the Greater Sacramento, Davis Woodland and Northern California scene.

ByChronic209

Bureau Of Cannabis Control Announces Public University Research Grant Funding Recipients


Author: Bureau of Cannabis Control
Published: Nov 13, 2020
Sacramento, California

SACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) announced today that it has awarded $29,950,494 in public university research grant funding to universities across California.

“The research conducted through these public university grants will provide critical information for evaluating our legal cannabis system and its impacts,” Bureau of Cannabis Control Chief Lori Ajax said. “This research will be a valuable tool to inform future cannabis policy in California.”

Research proposals had to fall within one of the several specified categories, including public health, criminal justice and public safety, economic, environmental impacts, and the cannabis industry. A detailed description of the list of research subjects for grant funding can be found in Revenue and Taxation Code section 34019.

In total, the Bureau received more than 100 applications for grant funds up to $2 million for any specific proposal. After a thorough review process, the nearly $30 million was awarded to the following public universities:

PublicUniversityAwardedFundingResearch Proposal
UC San Francisco $2,000,000.00Comprehensive Analysis of Developmental Cannabis Exposure on Brain, Immune, and Sensory Systems
 UC Santa Barbara $1,999,191.00Surface Water Emissions from Cannabis Cultivation Sites: Quantity, Quality, Toxicity, and Relationships to Farmers’ Practices
CSUDominguez Hills $1,866,311.00 Cannabis Industry in South Bay Los Angeles
UCBerkeley$1,827,596.00Local Regulation of Cannabis in California
UC Los Angeles $1,429,001.00Impact of Cannabis Potency on The Properties, Composition, and Toxicity of Inhaled and Second-Hand Smoke
UC San Francisco$1,384,466.00Effects of Chronic Cannabis Use on Endothelial Function
 UC Irvine $1,351,556.00Exploring Cannabis Policies and Practices That Influence Adolescent Use: Evolution of Local Cannabis Law, Products, Sales, and Marketing
 UC San Diego $1,321,833.00The Public Health Impact of Cannabis Legalization in California: A Comprehensive Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis by Age, Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Regions
UC Los Angeles $1,082,815.00Assessing the Feasibility and Consequences of Implementing a Cannabis Potency Tax in California
UC San Francisco $1,067,483.00The LEAF Study: Lung Effects and Function Associated with Cannabis Use
UC Los Angeles $1,048,857.00Study of Employment Conditions and Equity in California’s Cannabis Industry
 UC San Francisco $1,038,782.00Public Health Impacts of State Policies Mandating Point-of- Sale Warning Signs Regarding Cannabis Use During Pregnancy
UC Davis$1,034,730.00Understanding the Impact of Cannabis Use in Early Psychosis
UC San Diego $987,738.00Evaluating the Impacts of Packaging and Labeling on Cannabis Edible Use among Youth
UC San Francisco$952,540.00California Cannabis Poisonings Under Proposition 64
 UC Los Angeles $896,794.00Assessing the Impact of Proposition 64 on Cannabis Use, Maladaptive Cannabis Use, Cannabis Use Disorder Treatment, and Public Health
UC San Diego $887,101.00The Role of Cannabidiol in Anandamide-Related Improvement in Alexithymia and Health Outcomes
UC Los Angeles $781,707.00A Demographic Analysis of the California Licensed Cannabis Industry and Consumer Market
UC Los Angeles $758,517.00The Impact of Cannabis Marketing on California’s Youth: Neuro-Behavioral Studies for Informing Policy
  UC Davis  $726,816.00Cannabis Industry: Assessment of the Location, Structure, Function, and Demographics of Licensed Cannabis, Focusing on Geographical Price Differences, and Differential Impacts of Local Prop-64 Related Regulations on the Competitiveness of Licensed Businesses
UCBerkeley $658,306.00Transformation of Unregulated Cannabis Cultivation Under Proposition 64
  UC Davis  $655,564.00Economic Impacts: Market Prices for Licensed and Unlicensed Cannabis and the Effects of the Current and Alternate Cannabis Tax Structures and Tax Rates on the Private and Public Sectors in California, Including Government Administrative Costs and Revenues
  UC Davis  $562,240.00Environmental Impacts of Cannabis Cultivation in California As Affected by the Farm Economics of Licensed and Unlicensed Cannabis Production, Including Effects of Testing Regulations and Compliance with the Criminal Prohibition of Unlicensed Cannabis
 UCBerkeley  $489,762.00Assessing Environmental Impacts of Cannabis-Related Noise and Light Disturbance to Inform Management of California Wildlife
UCBerkeley $465,902.00Examining Tribal Sovereignty Over Cannabis Permitting on Native Ancestral Lands
CSUHumboldt$464,997.00Cannabis Business Entrepreneurs and Jobs
UC Los Angeles $414,183.00Understanding the Impact of Cannabis Marketing on Cannabis Use Disparities Among Sexual and Gender Minority Youth
UCBerkeley $328,916.00Cultivation Bans, Local Control, and the Effects and Efficacy of Proposition 64
UCBerkeley $319,091.00Cannabis and Wildfire: Current Conditions, Future Threats, and Solutions for Farmers
UCBerkeley $314,417.00Cannabis Water-Use Impacts to Streamflow and Temperature in Salmon-Bearing Streams
UCBerkeley$270,269.00The Effect of Local Cannabis Regulation on Property Prices
UC San Diego $235,039.00Evaluating Risks and Benefits of Cannabis Use by Older Adults: A Pilot Study
CSUHumboldt $183,015.00The Economic Impact of Cannabis Legalization in Rural Northern California
 UC Davis $144,949.00California Cannabis Workers: Perceptions, Beliefs, and Knowledge of Occupational Health and Industry Hazards
ByChronic209

Top Marijuana Stocks for September 2020

The marijuana industry is made up of companies that either support or are engaged in the research, development, distribution, and sale of medical and recreational marijuana. Cannabis has begun to gain wider acceptance and has been legalized in a growing number of nations, states, and other jurisdictions for recreational, medicinal and other uses. Some of the biggest companies in the marijuana industry include Canopy Growth Corp. (CGC), Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACB), and Tilray Inc. (TLRY). Many big marijuana companies have continued to post sizable net losses as they focus on investing in equipment to speed up revenue growth, which remains strong despite the pandemic-spurred economic downturn.

Marijuana stocks, as represented by the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (MJ), have dramatically underperformed the broader market, providing investors with a total return of -47.2% compared to the S&P 500’s total return of 23.9% over the past 12 months. These market performance numbers and the statistics in the tables below are as of August 26.

Here are the top 3 marijuana stocks with the best value, the fastest sales growth, and the most momentum.

Best Value Marijuana Stocks 

These are the marijuana stocks with the lowest 12-month trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio. For young companies that have not reached profitability, this can provide an idea of how much business you’re getting for each dollar invested.

Best Value Marijuana Stocks
 Price ($)Market Cap ($M)12-Month Trailing P/S Ratio
Village Farms International Inc. (VFF.TO)CA$7.53CA$425.32.0
Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. (HARV.CX)CA$1.57CA$576.12.1
Aphria Inc. (APHA.TO)CA$6.05CA$1,7432.9

Source: YCharts

  • Village Farms International Inc.: Village Farms International is a Canada-based agricultural producer. In addition to growing standard vegetables like tomatoes, bell peppers, and cucumbers, the company now produces cannabis. Village Farms International reported a 15.1% increase in produce sales for Q2 2020, which ended June 30, 2020. However, the company also posted a net loss of $119,000, a significant deterioration from net income of $3.7 million in the year-ago quarter.
  • Harvest Health & Recreation Inc.: Harvest Health & Recreation is a Canada-based cannabis company that specializes in cultivation, dispensaries, and production facilities for medicinal and recreational marijuana. The company announced in late June the appointment of Deborah Keeley to the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective immediately. Keeley replaced Leo Jaschke, who resigned from his post.
  • Aphria Inc.: Aphria is a Canada-based company engaged in the production and sale of medical and recreational cannabis. The company announced earlier this month that it had entered into a Strategic Supply Agreement with Canndoc Ltd., a subsidiary of InterCure Ltd., a leading Israel-based medical cannabis producer. Aphria will supply Canndoc with dried bulk flower over a two-year period under the terms of the contract.

Fastest Growing Marijuana Stocks 

These are the marijuana stocks with the highest year over year (YOY) sales growth for the most recent quarter. Rising sales show that a company’s business is growing. This is often used to measure growth of young companies that have not yet reached profitability.

Fastest Growing Marijuana Stocks
 Price ($)Market Cap ($M)Revenue Growth (%)
Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. (NEPT.TO)CA$3.39CA$378.2389.9
4Front Ventures Corp. (FFNT.CX)CA$0.84CA$425.4348.9
Cresco Labs Inc. (CL.CX)CA$9.14CA$1,899226.7

Source: YCharts

  • Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc.: Neptune Wellness Solutions is a Canada-based integrated health and wellness company. The company is focused on building a portfolio of natural, plant-based consumer products, including cannabis and hemp. Neptune reported revenue growth of 389.9% for Q1 of its 2021 fiscal year (FY), which ended June 30, 2020. The company announced in mid-June the launch of Neptune Halo, an electronic pulse oximeter device that detects oxygen saturation levels in the body and could be used as an important tool in the battle against COVID-19.
  • 4Front Ventures Corp.: 4Front Ventures owns and operates a group of cannabis cultivation and production facilities. The company also packages, distributes, and retails cannabis products.
  • Cresco Labs Inc.: Cresco Labs is a consumer-packaged cannabis products company involved in growing, manufacturing, and distribution. The company announced in late June the appointment of Dennis Olis as CFO. He will replace Ken Amann, who will be retiring at the end of the year.

Marijuana Stocks with the Most Momentum 

These are the marijuana stocks that had the highest total return over the last 12 months.

Marijuana Stocks with the Most Momentum
 Price ($)Market Cap ($B)12-Month Trailing Total Return (%)
Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (TRUL.CX)CA$27.45CA$3.1154.6
Planet 13 Holdings Inc. (PLTH.CX)CA$4.82CA$0.694.4
Green Thumb Industries Inc. (GTII.CX)CA$19.00CA$4.080.1
S&P 500N/AN/A23.9
ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (MJ)N/AN/A-47.2

Source: YCharts

  • Trulieve Cannabis Corp.: Trulieve Cannabis is a Canada-based holding company that, through its subsidiaries, engages in the cultivation, possession, sale, and distribution of medical cannabis.
  • Planet 13 Holdings Inc.: Planet 13 is a holding company that, through its subsidiaries, develops cannabis-based products. The company’s products include cannabis, cannabis extracts, infused products, vapes, edibles, and more.
  • Green Thumb Industries Inc.: Green Thumb Industries operates as a pharmaceutical company that manufactures and distributes medical marijuana and cannabis products.