Norway


Edible marijuana infused products by Dixie are displayed at the Cannabis World Congress Conference on June 16, 2017 in New York City.   - 105610582 1544130908533gettyimages 696675024 - Forget Bitcoin, cannabis is the place to go, says US wealth advisor

Spencer Platt | Getty Images

Edible marijuana infused products by Dixie are displayed at the Cannabis World Congress Conference on June 16, 2017 in New York City. 

Cannabis stocks are the “next huge growth area” and the plant has “staggering” possibilities for medical use, according to one advisor to wealthy families.

“If you want to be in something that’s very growthy, and actually legitimate as it is legalized and controlled properly, I think this is the to go,” Carol Pepper of Pepper International told CNBC’s “Squawk Europe” on Friday.

The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq both listed cannabis companies in 2018 when Canopy Growth and the Cronos Group went public on the indexes. Both firms are based in Canada, where recreational marijuana is now legal. Canopy Growth stock has risen more than 65 percent year-to-date, while over the same period Cronos has risen more than 115 percent.

Pepper said legalization in Canada had “blown through expectations” and the success had reached the point where firms based there were now exporting to Europe.

“The medical applications for cannabis are staggering. The research is being done and I really think this is next huge growth area,” she said, noting evidence of the drug’s efficacy in treatment of arthritis and epilepsy.

The manager also rejected a suggestion that cannabis stocks would mirror the frenzy, which saw asset prices spike to the highs of over $19,000 and crash to trade at around $3,90 currently , stating that cannabis is a physical product with defined benefits.

“I think it is a phenomenal plant that is going to a lot of good for the planet and I’m glad it is finally being legalized.”

Ten U.S. states and the District of Columbia have legalized the crop, even though federal law bans it.

Pepper predicted that big U.S. tobacco and drinks companies will take control of the industry once more legal prohibition is removed around the world.

WATCH: Six experts on the cannabis craze



Source link
Based Blockchain Network

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here