Cannabis Categories Suggest Marketplace Expansion

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Data from the United States about the THC pills marketplace shows new consumers are entering the cannabis market, which is useful news for investors in marijuana

Speculation among investors about the potential size of the recreational cannabis market in Canada runs the gamut from wild-eyed to dour, with plenty of room in between.

Dour probably misses the mark. Wild-eyed is highly discouraged. But the continuum of commercial possibility for investors in Canada next year looks potentially solid, based on trends in the United States.

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Marijuana Investors’ Guide to Canada Cannabis Regulations

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As Canada moves closer to introducing legal recreational cannabis, investors in marijuana begin to see the outlines of regulations within the provinces

 

With just months to go until recreational marijuana sales are scheduled to be legal across Canada (on Nov. 29 the House of Commons passed Bill C-45, which legalizes cannabis; now the Senate must pass the bill before it becomes law in July) regulators are beginning to shape how commercial cannabis will look in their provinces. While cannabis will be legal in every province, the rules surrounding cannabis will vary from province to province. As we march towards legalization, we all should play close attention to how regulations are firming up in the provinces. For investors in marijuana, the shape and scope of the provincial regulations will be paramount.

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Investors in Canada's marijuana industry can consider adding grows to their portfolio

Three Things to Keep in Mind for Investors in Canadian Marijuana

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News coverage about marijuana investing in Canada sometimes suggests the industry is nearing a plateau, and that it already is mature.

Don’t believe it.

Entrepreneurs and investors have been participating in the cannabis industry for a few years in Canada and the United States, but it remains a fledgling industry. We all remain on the ground floor, which can be a good place for investors. Especially if you are investing in marijuana in Canada.

As Canada marches towards full recreational legalization in 2018, the country stands apart for investors. By this time next year, Canada should be the only Western country in the world with recreational legalization in place in all directions, although provinces will likely enact regulations that differ from one another.

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As investors and investments increasingly migrate towards cannabis, people should strongly consider Canada.

Cannabis Investors Should Look to Canada

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The U.S. market for cannabis is booming, holds immense promise for continued expansion but remains saddled with risks. With marijuana illegal under federal law, and the United States’ Attorney General Jeff Sessions continuing to question the wisdom of cannabis legalization — and even hinting at law enforcement crackdowns — investors in U.S. cannabis should be vigilant as they help to build one of the world’s next great industries.

Things are much different in Canada.

While Canada faces challenges covering everything from regulations to supply to manufacturing infrastructure, cannabis entrepreneurs and investors are not proceeding every day with the threat of national or provincial law enforcement professionals hampering business development and investments.

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