Whitefish, MT / June 17, 2014 / The Marijuana Index(tm) traded roughly even last week, although the sector remains well below its highs achieved earlier this year.
Top gainers included Fusion Pharm Inc. (OTC: FSPM), which rose more than 70% last week driven by technical trading, and Novus Acquisition & Development Corp. (OTC: NDEV), which rose over 13% last week after making some executive appointments. Top losers included Extreme Biodiesel Inc. (OTC: XTRM) and IMD Companies Inc. (OTC: ICBU), which both fell more than 10% last week.
Cannabis regulatory initiatives also continued to pick up steam last week. In the U.S., Colorado announced the largest grant yet to be dedicated to medical marijuana research. Internationally, Mexico's president indicated that the country may follow the U.S.'s lead when it comes to legalizing cannabis. Change may be happening slowly, but it appears to be headed towards liberalization over the long run.
- Capitalize on Canada's MMPR Rollout with Enertopia – CannabisFN takes a closer look at Enertopia Corp. (OTC: ENRT) and how the company is well positioned to take advantage of Canada's new MMPR program.
- Colorado Embarks on State-Funded MMJ Research – Colorado's Department of Health will dole out about $9 million in grants over the next five years to study the effects of medical marijuana.
-Cannabis Therapy Targets Low-Hanging Fruit – CannabisFN takes a look at Cannabis Therapy (OTC: CTCO) and its plans to leverage its seasoned management to take advantage of opportunities in the cannabis industry.
- Mexico May Follow U.S. Lead in Legalization – Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto recently indicated that the U.S. and Mexico couldn't pursue diverging policies on marijuana legalization.
- Intelligent Highway to Beat Q2 Revenue Forecast – Intelligent Highway Solutions Inc. (OTC: IHSI) expects to report a minimum of $450,000 in revenue for the second quarter of 2014, exceeding expectations.
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What to Watch This Week
The cannabis sector traded roughly even last week, with some gainers and losers offsetting each other for the most part. Bellwethers like GW Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: GWPH) rose nearly 8%, however, signaling that institutional investor interest remains high for companies able to capitalize on it. This week, traders should watch for more progress on the regulatory front to drive price action.
- WeedStock Conference – June 29 to July 1, 2014 – The 1st Annual Cannabis Investor Conference in Denver, Colorado will feature networking events, industry speakers, expert panels, and more.
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