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AxisWireAxisWireMarch 3, 2020
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New York City – March 3, 2020 /AxisWire/ The Green Market Report (GMR), the cannabis industry’s leading financial news outlet, releases its first Psychedelic Trend Report.  This nine-page, 3500-word report was created as a result GMR’s first ground-breaking, sold-out event on the emerging psychedelic market it held in NYC in January. This original report looks at the trends and companies that are paving the way for new looks at old treatments. You can download the report at greenmarketreport.com/reports.

As more municipalities and states begin to decriminalize various psychedelic products for medical treatments, the investment world has taken an interest in the emerging industry. Many cannabis industry leaders and investors have begun crossing over into the psychedelic world to start new companies and pursue new medical treatments.It was the interest in this evolving industry that caused the Green Market Report to host its first Psychedelic Investing Summit in New York City.

We have heard from our readers at Green Market Report that there is a great deal of interest in this emerging field of psychedelics and the companies that are leading the way. We’re also seeing that some cannabis investors are adding psychedelic investments to their portfolios. As we tried to research this industry, we found that information was lacking and that is what prompted us to hold our Summit and write this report.” Debra Borchardt, Co-founder & CEO of Green Market Media

This report gives a brief introduction to the uses of psychedelic treatments, the potential patient populations and the legal landscape for these compounds. It also highlights companies like Mind Medicine Inc., Atai Life Sciences, Field Trip Health and Eleusis Ltd., which are each pursuing different paths for treating patients. The report also covers the research being performed by companies like Back of the Yards Algae Sciences and the investment goals of companies Green Sky Strategies that is putting money into these endeavors.

Green Market Report will be hosting its next conference The Economics of 2020 Cannabis on April 3, in New York City featuring one panel on psychedelics and following that it will host another Psychedelic Investing Summit on July 30, in San Francisco. The report is available now on the Green Market Report website. 

About Green Market Report:

The Green Market Report (GMR) is headquartered in the Financial District of New York City with an office in Los Angeles. GMR is poised to be the center for trustworthy business, financial and economic news, and intelligence. The site offers coverage on financial matters including news briefs on business, cultivation, and extraction, cannabis company stock prices, and wholesale cannabis pricing. For more information, please visit www.greenmarketreport.com or email info@greenmarketreport.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @GreenMarketRpt.

Media Inquiries

Cynthia Salarizadeh

Green Market Media 

Cynthia@salarmediagroup.com 

(856) 425-6160

 


AxisWireAxisWireMay 22, 2019
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Cannabis Stocks Opened on a High Note First Quarter With 40% Index Growth

New York City – May 22, 2018 /AxisWire/ The Green Market Report (GMR), the cannabis industry’s most trusted source for credible in-depth financial and economic reporting, today released its 2019 Cannabis Company Index Q1 Summary Report. The report can be downloaded at GreenMarketReport.com/Reports.

The GMR Index follows the trading activity of 30 selected public cannabis companies that denote market dominance. The Company Index started 2019 on a high note as the first quarter jumped 40% and essentially recovering from the dismal fourth quarter of 2018. The broader stock market sold off at the end of the year and it took cannabis stocks along for the ride into the red territory. While the Farm Bill passage in December set the stage for stocks in the first quarter, Congress wasn’t through waving a green flag for the cannabis industry. . At the end of March, The House Financial Services Committee voted 45 to 15 to advance the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act.

Despite all the positive news flowing through the cannabis industry, high profile lawsuits also reminded investors that the cannabis industry isn’t as mature as others. International markets are opening up to import and export. And U.S. exchanges are playing with Canadian companies while avoiding American ones.

“2019 is off to a good start for cannabis companies. Many stock valuations have recovered from the late 2018 selloff as the government seemed to soften its approach towards cannabis ,” stated Debra Borchardt, CEO of Green Market Report.

The best performing stock in the GMR Index was Origin House followed by The Green Organic Dutchman, who was the biggest loser last quarter. The biggest loser in the GMR Index was AeroGrow International.

The Index decided to add SLANG Worldwide Inc. and TILT Holdings Inc. While the Index was sad to let AeroGrow go, although it is the smallest of the publicly traded companies, as well as MedMen amid all of their legal woes.

“SLANG Worldwide has so many positives going for it. This was an easy name to add to the Index,” added Borchardt. “TILT Holdings though surprised the market with a large write down shortly after being added to the Index. We’ll monitor the stock closely.  .”

About Green Market Report:

The Green Market Report (GMR) is headquartered in New York City with an office in Los Angeles. GMR is poised to be the center for trustworthy business, financial and economic news and intelligence. The site offers coverage on financial matters including news briefs on business, cultivation, and extraction, cannabis company stock prices, and wholesale cannabis pricing. For more information, please visit www.greenmarketreport.com or email info@greenmarketreport.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @GreenMarketRpt.

Communications Contact:

Cynthia Salarizadeh

Green Market Report

856-425-6160

cynthia@salarmediagroup.com

 


Cynthia SalarizadehCynthia SalarizadehApril 23, 2019
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CNBC’s Tim Seymour To Interview Peter Miller, CEO of Slang Worldwide

NEW YORK, April 23, 2019 /AxisWire/ After a major success at the One World Trade Center in NYC, The Green Market Summit brings its financial and business acumen to Chicago on May 7, 2019 with keynote speaker Tim Seymour of CNBC’s Fast Money.

Hosted by the Green Market Report, the cannabis industry’s premier financial news organization, the one-day event will feature exclusive information on finding jobs in the cannabis industry, building a national cannabis brand, insight into the business of vapes, the pricing of hemp ahead of a futures market, investing in women-led cannabis companies and important updates for the Chicago market. The keynote interview between Tim Seymour and the CEO of Slang Worldwide, Peter Miller, will take place from 11:00 to 12:00 PM.

“Green Market Report has seen the early signs that Illinois will be a major force in the cannabis industry” said Green Market Media Co-founder and CEO, Debra Borchardt. “Instead of waiting until after it happens, we want to be a part of the beginning. This conference will bring together the companies that see the promise of Chicago’s cannabis future and the residents and investors that will make it a success.”

The keynote interview will explore Miller and the SLANG team’s track record of best selling brands, global distribution and strategic partnerships and the future for brands in the industry. SLANG Worldwide, the leading portfolio of cannabis consumer packaged goods, sells some of the best performing cannabis products in the US’ largest legal markets and has worldwide distribution including 12 US states.

“As Illinois voters continue to support full cannabis legalization, the size of the market already makes it one of the larger growth opportunities in the industry,” stated Tim Seymour of Seymour Asset Management & CNBC. “I am very excited to be talking to some of top companies and leaders in the state at the Green Market Summit in Chicago on May 7th.”

Peter Miller is a cannabis industry veteran and was the co-founder of Mettrum Health Corp., which, in 2017, was sold to Canopy Growth Corporation for aggregate consideration of approximately $430 million. Tim Seymour is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Seymour Asset Management (SAM).  He is a recognized voice within the investment community as a trader and market strategist on CNBC and was recently added as a Board Member at cannabis packaging company KushCo Holdings Inc.

“As Chicago is home to some of the world’s most enduring consumer brands, I am thrilled to discuss SLANG Worldwide’s winning brands and distribution strategy at Green Market Summit’s inaugural Chicago event,” said SLANG Worldwide CEO Peter Miller. “Cannabis is a massive and ever-evolving market opportunity; Green Market Report is sure to inspire Chicago’s business community with dynamic conversations.”

Join the industry’s leading financial minds and public as well as private companies as they review the economic landscape of the cannabis industry.

Located in downtown Chicago at the UBS Tower on One North Wacker Ave, the event is made possible through event partnerships with Cresco Labs, Treehouse Global Ventures, Cresta Management, MMLG Brands, NewLeaf Data, and KCSA Strategic Communications. Following the Summit, there will be a private event featuring music by Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root with Dirk Miller in the stunning Winter Garden. This dramatic space is an 85 foot tall glass atrium featuring a the “Gem of the Lakes” bronze statue and fountain.

Tickets for the event and early bird pricing are still available, but spacing is limited. For more information, please visit: www.GreenMarketSummit.com or www.eventbhang.com/event/the-advanced-economic-state-of-cannabis/23

WHAT:Green Market Summit: The Advanced Economic State of Cannabis

WHEN: May 7, 2019

WHERE:UBS Tower One North Wacker, Drive, Chicago, IL 60606

AboutGreenMarketReport:

The Green Market Report (GMR) is headquartered in the Financial District of New York City with an office in Los Angeles. GMR is poised to be the center for trustworthy business, financial and economic news and intelligence. The site offers coverage on financial matters including news briefs on business, cultivation, and extraction, cannabis company stock prices, and wholesale cannabis pricing. For more information, please visit www.greenmarketreport.com or email info@greenmarketreport.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @GreenMarketRpt.

MediaInquiries

Cynthia Salarizadeh

Green Market Media

Cynthia@salarmediagroup.com

(856) 425-6160


StaffStaffFebruary 5, 2019
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Cannabis Stocks Follow Broader Market Selloff As Q4 Index Falls 33%

New York City – February 5, 2018 /AxisWire/ The Green Market Report (GMR), the cannabis industry’s most trusted source for credible in-depth financial and economic reporting, today released its 2018 Cannabis Company Index Q4 Summary Report. The report can be downloaded at GreenMarketReport.com/Reports.

The GMR Index follows the trading activity of 30 selected public cannabis companies that denote market dominance. After rising 56% in the third quarter, on a plethora of good news, the Index plunged 33% along with the broader market in general which saw stocks give back most of the year’s gains. The S&P 500 fell 13.9%, while the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF (HMMJ) declined by 39% in the fourth quarter. The GMR Index managed to gain 5.5% for the entire year, while the HMMJ actually dropped 19% for the year .

In Q2, investors felt that the risk to investing in cannabis had been tempered once it was clear that the DOJ was more talk than action when it came to punishing those in the cannabis industry. In addition, conservative Republicans at both the federal and state level began to demonstrate a willingness to shift away from their hardline anti-cannabis stances of the past and confirmed a willingness to discuss a pathway towards legalization.

History continued to be made in the cannabis industry during the last quarter. On October 17, Canada began the first day for sales of adult use cannabis in Canada – making 1017 the new 420. The mid-term elections in the U.S. were the next big event for the quarter. More states legalized cannabis in this year’s midterm elections in November, with Michigan becoming the latest one to legalize adult-use cannabis. Missouri and Utah both approved medical cannabis. If that wasn’t enough for the industry to cheer about, in December lawmakers in D.C. passed the 2018 Farm Bill, which included an amendment legalizing hemp.

“The fourth quarter of 2018 was very challenging for cannabis industry stocks as share prices plunged as stocks in general entered bear market territory. Legalization of hemp in December set the stage for a recovery as cannabis stocks have mostly moved higher in the early days of 2019 ,” stated Debra Borchardt, CEO of Green Market Report.

The best performing stock in the GMR Index was Charlotte’s Web Holdings which managed to end the quarter neither gaining or losing. Remaining flat was a huge accomplishment.  The company stands to benefit greatly from the legalization of hemp and hemp-derived CBD products.

The biggest loser in the GMR Index was The Green Organic Dutchman with a loss of 64% in its share price. TGOD is behind many of its peers with regards to having product available for the newly legal adult market Canada.

Consolidation continues to force the Index to make adjustments, but the choice of stellar companies as replacements make the changes very easy. MPX Bioceuticals and Emblem Corp. were both removed due to impending acquisitions.

The Index decided to add Acreage Holdings Inc. as that company continues to add to its portfolio and now has a presence in 19 states. iAnthus is acquiring MPX Bioceutical and is also getting added to the Index. While the Index was sad to let MPX go, the substitution is just as strong.  Cresco Labs is added as this multi-state operator focuses on markets with high barriers of entry. Finally, Florida-based Trulieve was added as the company continues to report increasing revenues and has embarked on an expansion strategy outside of the state.

“Looking ahead to 2019, we expect to see the industry adjust to the legalization of hemp and what that means for hemp-derived CBD products,” added Borchardt. “We expect the industry will experience more consolidation and even more cannabis companies to become publicly traded stocks.”

About Green Market Report:

The Green Market Report (GMR) is headquartered in New York City with an office in Los Angeles. GMR is poised to be the center for trustworthy business, financial and economic news and intelligence. The site offers coverage on financial matters including news briefs on business, cultivation, and extraction, cannabis company stock prices, and wholesale cannabis pricing. For more information, please visit www.greenmarketreport.com or email info@greenmarketreport.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @GreenMarketRpt.

Communications Contact:

Cynthia Salarizadeh

KCSA Strategic Communications

856-425-6160

cynthia@kcsa.com

 

 


William SumnerWilliam SumnerNovember 27, 2018
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During the massive gathering of cannabis industry leaders at Marijuana Business Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, the leading women came together to honor the achievements of their peers. The 2nd Annual Industry Power Women Awards, the ceremony aimed to recognize the accomplishments of women in the cannabis industry; from entrepreneurs and investors to influencers and advocates, commenced.

The award ceremony was hosted by the group Industry Power Women (IPW) and made possible with generous sponsors that included Dr. Robb Farms, High Times Holding Company, Organa Brands, Regs Technology (Cannaregs), Skunk Factory, Mood33, Passport Cannabis, The GoldQ, CH3 Ventures, Greenhouse Ventures, Saka Wines and Pink Haze.

IPW was founded in 2017 and is an organization established to help advance female businesswomen in cannabis. IPW aims to elevate and empower female entrepreneurship within the cannabis industry by creating a support network of like-minded individuals.

Attending the invite-only ceremony was an assortment of women from across the industry and all walks of life. These women include founders, CEOs, C-suite executives, trade organization leaders and community organizers.

Green Market Report co-founder and CEO, Debra Borchardt, and managing partner of KCSA Strategic Communications as well as the founder of AxisWire, Cynthia Salarizadeh acted as hostesses for the event. The first to take home an award was Kristin Hope for the Rising Star Award. At just 15 years old, Hope became the first person to launch a pharmaceutical grade hemp beauty line, HOOP, and was most recently nominated for the Bell scholarship.

The next award recipient was Gaynell Rogers, who won Influencer of the Year. As one of the most respected voices in public relations, Rogers has worked with some of the best and brightest in the cannabis industry; including Harborside Health’s Co-Founder Steve DeAngelo.

Outside of the cannabis industry, Rogers is also known for her work as the senior publicist for Lucasfilm and the Head of Feature Film Publicity at Pixar for the first “Incredibles” and “Cars.”

For her outstanding work as a cannabis advocate, Amy T. Margolis was granted the 2018 Leadership Award. Margolis is the founder of the Oregon Cannabis Association, which is one of the largest trade organizations in the cannabis industry.

Most recently, Margolis was also named by Cannabis Business Executive (CBE) as one of the 2017’s 100 Most Powerful Political People in Cannabis and one of the 50 Most Important Women in Cannabis in both 2016 and 2017.

Taking the prize for Advocate of the Year was Wanda James. As an outspoken political voice and serial entrepreneur, James has been honored by High Times Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Cannabis and was also named as one of the 50 Most Important Women in the Cannabis Industry by CBE.

Emily Paxhia, co-founder and Managing Partner of Poseidon Asset Management, was named IPW’s Investor of the Year. Throughout her career, Paxhia has reviewed thousands of cannabis companies and has always taken the time to uplift promising female entrepreneurs by helping them shape their pitch preparations, go-to-market strategies/ product launches, and advised on day-to-day business operations.

Taking the Industry Power Women top honor of 2018 Business Woman of the Year was Jessica Billingsley. Billingsley is the Co-Founder and CEO of MJ Freeway Business Solutions; a technology company that provides software solutions to cannabis firms, as well as small-business, consulting services and application license support. In addition to her entrepreneurial accomplishments, Billingsley has also been named to Fortune Magazine’s list of Top 10 Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs.

Following the ceremony, many of the attendees would later recount with exuberance how empowered the event made them feel. For many, this event stood out as one of the few places where they could be with other women and talk about their trade. In an industry that continues to be dominated by men, that matters; and it only serves to highlight the continued relevance, and need, for ceremonies like the Industry Power Women Awards.

 


StaffStaffNovember 20, 2018
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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20, 2018 /AxisWire/ AxisWire, the cannabis industry’s first tech platform designed for cannabis entrepreneurs to expose their brands and cannabis journalists to seek out breaking stories, announced today the official winners of the inaugural STAR Media Awards.

“Removing the stigma and reversing the perceptional course of cannabis in the world requires mass media and strategic communications efforts,” expressed Cynthia Salarizadeh, Founder of AxisWire and Managing Partner. “The men and women behind changing the conversation and course of cannabis have been largely ignored for their part in industry advancement. In an open effort to recognize their massive contributions, and to provide an opportunity to thank them for their work, the collective teams of AxisWire and a majority of the top PR firms throughout cannabis came together to award the journalists and publications that we have all been working closely with since the start of regulation. They each deserve the recognition.”

Held in Las Vegas, Nevada, during the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo, the STAR Media Awards were designed to honor excellence cannabis writing; an often under recognized facet of the cannabis industry.  Attending the ceremony were some of the best and brightest in the world of cannabis journalism, many of whom have been covering the cannabis space for decades with little to no recognition.

The 2018 Star Media Award winners are:

  • Best Traditional Cannabis Publication – High Times
  • Best New Cannabis Publication – Green Entrepreneur
  • Best Cannabis Business Publication – MJ Biz Daily
  • Best Cannabis Print Publication – DOPE
  • Best Cannabis Culture Publication – Civilized
  • Best Cannabis Digital Publication – The Fresh Toast
  • Best Cannabis Culture Writer – Michelle Janikian
  • Best Cannabis Cultivation Writer – Danny Danko (High Times)
  • Best Cannabis Business Writer – Javier Hasse (Benzinga)
  • Best Cannabis Mainstream Writer – Alex Halperin (The Guardian)
  • Best Cannabis Freelance Writer – Sara Brittany Somerset (Forbes/Leafly)
  • Best Social Media Impact In Cannabis – Garyn Angel (Magical Butter)

Awards for the evening were presented by our keynote hosts that included Dr. Robert Flannery, Debra Borchardt, Rosie Mattio and Shawna McGregor. The event’s sponsors included Dr. Robb FarmsMood 33 InfusionsSaka WinesPassport CannabisGreenHouse Ventures LLC,PinkHaze, and Gold Q. The evening was flush with brands showering the media with product to thank them for all of their work.

About STAR (Submit To A Reporter):
The STAR Source Locator is the only platform in cannabis of its kind. This service will connect journalists seeking sources and content with entrepreneurs and industry leaders through a vast network of experts in all divisions of the cannabis space.  Subscribers will receive story requests directly to their emails and will cut through the random pitching of press, to an effective pitching process that is directed at stories the journalists are actively working on. STAR is free for journalists and is $99.99 per month for subscribers.

About AxisWire:
AxisWire, headquartered in Los Angeles, is the industry’s first tech platform designed for cannabis entrepreneurs to expose their brands and cannabis journalists to seek out breaking stories. The platform provides a newswire distribution and PR tech suite of services including press release distribution, press release writing, consulting and compliance services. AxisWire also features the STAR Source Locator specific to the cannabis industry to assist in facilitating story development between journalists and brands. This platform was created and now operating through a collaborative merger of the most influential and innovative PR and marketing firms operating within the cannabis industry. AxisWire is positioned to sit at the center of all things cannabis media. For more information, please visit axiswire.com. Follow us on social media @AxisWire.


StaffStaffNovember 19, 2018
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MANNADA LLC, PRODUCERS OF THE CANNABIS LAW SUMMIT, TO HOST JOURNALISTS, PUBLICISTS, SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING AND BRAND LEADERS AT INAUGURAL EAST COAST EVENT ON DECEMBER 7, 2018 IN NYC

BOSTON GLOBE, HIGH TIMES, DOPE MAGAZINE, MARIJUANA TODAY, WORD ON THE TREE, ESTROHAZE, GREEN MARKET REPORT, AND MARY MAGAZINE REPRESENTED AMONG PANELISTS AND PRESENTERS

MASSACHUSETTS CANNABIS CONTROL COMMISSIONER SHALEEN TITLE TO DISCUSS SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGING

NEW YORK, NY – November 19, 2018 /AxisWire/ As statewide medical marijuana and adult-use laws spread throughout the country, media outlets, from mainstream to cannabis-specific, are grappling with the growing demand for cannabis-related reporting and content. Produced by Mannada, LLC, a women of color-owned professional event production company serving the cannabis industry, the Cannabis Media Summit, will examine media interest in cannabis on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 9:00 am – 5:30 pm in Times Square, New York City. The day-long event will bring together media professionals, journalists and thought leaders in the emerging cannabis journalism space to share best practices, challenges, tips and trends in this new area of reporting.

“During our inaugural Cannabis Law Summit earlier this year, I was approached by several journalists who identified a need for programming to address cannabis media coverage,” said Mannada Founder Kristin Jordan. “As a professional event production company serving the cannabis industry, we understand how media perception is so important to legalization and regulatory efforts.” High NY, Word on the Tree, Duane Morris, LLP and Tracey Henry Consulting/THC are among the event’s sponsors. Mannada plans to bring a similar event on the West Coast in 2019.

The Cannabis Media Summit will feature panel discussions on such topics as “Starting a Cannabis Media Company,” “Ethics in Cannabis Reporting” and “Using Media for Effective Communication,” as well as discussion on cannabis-specific issues in financial pitching and reporting, podcasting, social media messaging, and more. Program highlights include a talk from Dan Adams, the Boston Globe’s first dedicated cannabis reporter on what it takes for journalists to work the cannabis beat, and insights from Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commissioner Shaleen Title and High NY’s Michael Zaytsev on messaging through social media.

Don’t miss “High Times + Dope: The Acquisition,” where Dope Magazine’s founder Dave Tran and High Times Group’s lead investor Adam Levin will speak publicly with Word on the Tree editor Mona Zhang for the first time about the deal that sent shockwaves throughout the cannabis and publishing worlds.

“I am incredibly honored to participate in the first ever conference specifically addressing media and cannabis,” said Dope Magazine founder Dave Tran. “As the founder of a startup cannabis media company recently acquired by a major industry leader, I believe it is important to share our story with others who are shaping the future of cannabis journalism.”

Cannabis Media Summit panelists and presenters are among the pioneers of canna-journalism and public relations – including Shea Gunter of Marijuana Today, Debra Borchardt of Green Market Report, Sirita Wright of Estrohaze and Adrian Farquharson of Fresh Media Inc (MARY Magazine); KCSA Publicity’s Cynthia Salarizadeh and Lewis Goldberg; and notable writers Sara Brittany Somerset, Janet Burns and Madison Margolin, to name a few.

The Cannabis Law Summit will be held at the offices of Duane Morris, LLP, which is located at 1540 Broadway (at the corner of 45th Street) in Times Square. Tickets are $149 per person, including hot breakfast, lunch from Vanessa’s Dumplings and networking cocktail hour following the program. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit https://www.cannabismediasummit.com.

For more information including interview requests, please contact: Tracey Henry Tracey Henry Consulting/THC tracey@th-consulting.co

 


StaffStaffAugust 27, 2018
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Green Market Report Partners with TheStreet.com Providing Investors with Exclusive Insight/Access to Leaders in the Cannabis Industry

NEW YORK, Aug. 27, 2018/AxisWire/ – The cannabis industry’s leading business and economic minds will gather in New York City to discuss the advanced economic state of cannabis at the Green Market Summit on September 14, 2018.

Hosted by the Green Market Report, the cannabis industry’s premier financial news organization, this one-day event will feature exclusive data and economic analysis focused on five key sectors in the industry: Banking, Cultivation, International Trade, Retail, and Seed-to-Sale Tracking.

“As the cannabis industry continues to evolve, we are witnessing dynamic shifts in how the industry is structured and regulated,” said Debra Borchardt, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Green Market Report. “The Green Market Summit presents a remarkable opportunity for investors and entrepreneurs to gain firsthand knowledge of how these changes will affect the economics of cannabis and their bottom line.”

“The speakers and report sponsors assembled for this conference represent years worth of unparalleled experience and knowledge in the cannabis industry,” added Cynthia Salarizadeh Co-Founder of Green Market Report and Managing Partner of KCSA Strategic Communications. “We couldn’t be more proud to play host to one of the most diverse and knowledgeable collections of cannabis experts to be assembled, and whose companies collectively play a part in every stage of the cannabis supply chain.”

WHAT: Green Market Summit: The Advanced Economic State of Cannabis
WHEN: September 14, 2018
WHERE: One World Trade Center, 285 Fulton St, New York, NY 10007

Located in the Financial District of New York City at One World Trade Center, the event is made possible through a partnership with TheStreet and the Marijuana Policy Group. The keynote event will feature TheStreet’s Jim Cramer, who will interview Brian Athaide CEO of The Green Organic Dutchman.

Other speakers for the event include:

  • Adam Orens, Co-Founder, Marijuana Policy Group
  • Cynthia Salarizadeh, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Green Market Report
  • Debra Borchardt, Co-Founder and CEO, Green Market Media
  • Emily Paxhia, Founding Partner & Managing Director, Poseidon Asset Management
  • Javier Hasse, Author of Start Your Own Cannabis Business
  • Jeannette Ward Horton, Vice President of Global Marketing and Communications, MJ Freeway
  • Jessica Billingsley, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, MJ Freeway
  • Lewis Goldberg, Managing Partner, KCSA
  • Matt Karnes, Founder and Managing Partner, GreenWave Advisors, LLC
  • Phil Carlson, Managing Director of Investor Relations, KCSA
  • Tahira Rehmatullah, Chief Financial Officer, MTech Acquisition Corp
  • Tyler Beuerlein, Vice President of Business Development, Hypur
  • Jonathan Rubin, CEO of Cannabis Benchmarks

The agenda for the event is as follows:

  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Registration & Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM: Economics of Cannabis Banking, presented by Tyler Beuerlein, Vice President of Business Development at Hypur Ventures
  • 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM: Economics of International Cannabis, presented by Daniel Pearlstein, Executive Vice President of Canopy Rivers.
  • 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM: Keynote Event, TheStreet’s Jim Cramer Interviews The Green Organic Dutchman CEO Brian Athaide.
  • 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM: Lunch, Sponsored by Acreage Holdings
  • 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM: Economics of Plant Tracking, presented by MJ Freeway co-founder and CEO, Jessica Billingsley, and Jeannette Ward Horton, Vice President of Global Marketing and Communications for MJ Freeway.
  • 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM: Economics of Cannabis Retailing, presented by David Dancer  Chief Marketing Officer for MedMen.
  • 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM: Economics of Cultivation, presented by a leading publicly traded Cannabis company  
  • 4:00 PM – 4:50 PM: Closing Panel, featuring KCSA’s Lewis Goldberg interviewing author Danny Moses, author of “The Big Short and Beyond.” 
  • 5:00 PM – 5:15 PM: Closing Remarks.

Tickets for the event and early bird pricing are still available, but spacing is limited. For more information, please visit: www.GreenMarketSummit.com

About Green Market Report:

The Green Market Report (GMR) is headquartered in the Financial District of New York City with an office in Los Angeles. GMR is poised to be the center for trustworthy business, financial and economic news and intelligence. The site offers coverage on financial matters including news briefs on business, cultivation, and extraction, cannabis company stock prices, and wholesale cannabis pricing. For more information, please visit www.greenmarketreport.com or email info@greenmarketreport.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @GreenMarketRpt.

Communications Contact:

Lewis Goldberg

KCSA Strategic Communications

lgoldberg@kcsa.com

 


StaffStaffJuly 12, 2018
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Healthy Cannabis Market on the Rise Sees Q2 Index Rises 20% after Q1 fell 21%

New York City – July 12, 2018 /AxisWire/ The Green Market Report (GMR), the cannabis industry’s most trusted source for credible in-depth financial and economic reporting, today released its 2018 Cannabis Company Index Q2 Summary Report. The report can be downloaded at GreenMarketReport.com/Reports.

The GMR Index follows the trading activity of 30 selected public cannabis companies that denote market dominance. After falling 21.9% in the first quarter, based on uncertainty surrounding the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Attorney General Jeff Sessions decision to rescind the Cole Memo, the GMR Index found that the industry made a healthy recovery. On average, the GMR Index gained 20% in the second quarter of 2018.

In Q2, investors felt that the risk to investing in cannabis had been tempered once it was clear that the DOJ was more talk than action when it came to punishing those in the cannabis industry. In addition, conservative Republicans at both the federal and state level began to demonstrate a willingness to shift away from their hardline anti-cannabis stances of the past and confirmed a willingness to discuss a pathway towards legalization.

However, the most encouraging move of all was the Federal Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of GW Pharmaceuticals cannabis-based drug Epidiolex. Epidiolex is derived from cannabidiol, or CBD, an active, non-psychoactive chemical compound in marijuana that reduces the frequency of seizures. Per the FDA’s approval of the CBD-based drug, the FDA has 90 days to reschedule CBD down to Schedule II or III from Schedule I.

“The second quarter of 2018 has been much kinder to cannabis industry stocks as share prices recovered from the sell off at the beginning of the year. Bigger and stronger cannabis companies are listing on the Canadian markets and on major U.S. stock exchanges which are giving investors more selection and choice,” stated Debra Borchardt, CEO of Green Market Report.

The best performing stock in the GMR Index was CV Sciences Inc. which rose 238% as it reported strong revenue increases and retired debt. This rise was a pattern followed by many of the other stocks in the GMR Index. Solid performances were rewarded by shareholders picking up more stock.

The biggest loser in the GMR Index was Isodiol International with a loss of 55% in its share price. Many of the Index’s poorest performing stocks are some of the earliest cannabis stocks in the market. Early investors, likely growing weary of stock dilution, are turning to new and stronger entrants into the cannabis publicly traded stock market.

Like these investors, the GMR Index is opting to include new names that have much to offer versus older companies that haven’t been able to deliver as promised. For example, 22nd Century Group primarily focuses on tobacco and not cannabis so it was removed; Invictus MD Strategies was removed due from the GMR Index due to poor performance.

The Green Organic Dutchman and MedMen Enterprises both show that despite setting out on differing business objectives, their ability to raise millions in the market has put them in a position to experience continued growth. While The Green Organic Dutchman is pursuing an international strategy, MedMen is focusing on the high trafficked tourist locations in the U.S. GMR is looking forward to watching these companies grow and mature.

“Looking ahead to the third quarter, expectations are running high that a change of some sort could be imminent in regards to the classification of cannabis in the Controlled Substances Act.” added Borchardt. “While we can’t predict what that change will be, it will easily be an improvement over the current situation. Also, there are a number of strong cannabis companies in the IPO pipeline, meaning that Q3 will be a tremendously exciting time as they enter the market.”

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