Cannabis Stocks Jump Over 40% In November

The North American Marijuana Index increased 41% in November according to Dan Nicholls, Vice President of the Marijuana Index. This index performance was led by the Canadian stocks, which once again outpaced the U.S. stocks in this particular index.

“The North American cannabis market was red hot in November,” said Nicholls. “A busy month in Canada saw the Canadian Marijuana Index increase 52% for the month, its best performing month ever. Meanwhile, the U.S. Marijuana Index gained 27%. In total, 12 constituents on the North American Marijuana Index increased more than 40% while only four constituents decreased for the month.”

The upward momentum for the U.S. Index was being driven by expectations regarding California. The state is legalizing adult use marijuana as of January 1 and investors are anticipating huge sales figures. 15 out of 17 stocks in the group experienced gains for the month. Comparatively, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 3.8% for the month, while the Russell 200 rose by 2.8%.

The best performers in the U.S. Index included Golden Leaf Holdings (GLDFF) which rose by 15% for the month, MPX Bioceutical (MPXEF), which increased by 12% and MariMed (MRMD) which gained 10%.

Canadian Index On Fire

The Canadian Marijuana Index was on fire as this group shot up 52%, marking this the single largest increase since the index was created. The Canadian index has risen 97% over the past three months. 15 of the 18 companies in the index saw values increase over 10%. Namaste Technologies increased by 360%, while Aurora Cannabis rose by 162%. The average volumes of all the stocks more than tripled in November over October.

Overall Marijuana Stock Universe

The overall stock universe, which is made up of 241 different names also rose by 34% in November. Nine out of 11 sectors posted gains for the month. The only sectors that fell were Real Estate and Ancillary. The sectors with the largest increases were Consumption Devices at 94% and Hemp Products at 75%.

The Biggest Losers

Not everyone was a winner. Cannabis Wheaton Income Corp. (KWFLF) fell by 14% in November, while Innovative Industrial Properties (IIPR) dropped by 8%. Emblem Corp. (EMMBF) slipped by 2%.

Debra Borchardt

Debra Borchardt is the Co-Founder, and Executive Editor of GMR. She has covered the cannabis industry for several years at Forbes, Seeking Alpha and TheStreet. Prior to becoming a financial journalist, Debra was a Vice President at Bear Stearns where she held a Series 7 and Registered Investment Advisor license. Debra has a Master's degree in Business Journalism from New York University.

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