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2015 Cultivation & Retail Sector Top Gainer Up 167.4%, but Cannabis Index Down 32.4% for 2015 (VIRIDIAN Capital Advisors)

#1

Hey everyone! Wanted to post something that applied to the entire industry. This report does a good job of explaining how entrepreneurs are raising capital. It also provides a good general view of the different sectors involved. “Its a zoomed out perspective” There are some other reports on the links below.

http://www.viridianca.com/viridian-reports/

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#2

This line from the key investment trends is interesting:
Additionally, we are seeing portfolio managers at large,
non-cannabis-related funds beginning to make personal investments in the industry

Reduction of the stigma of investing in this industry?

#3

It looks like the Index Return Analysis p.3 said the monitoring is for companies worth 5 million or more. The capital markets activity p. 6 said companies are fund raising through private equity firms, angel investors, and venture capital firms. $257.9 million total amount raised in 2015, and 48.4 million raised by the cultivation retail sector. Also page 9 has a section about gradual increase in institutional investor exposure to market which is pretty cool. Hope to see one of these companies in the Fortune 500 list sometime soon!

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#4

Also when we look at many of these companies via yahoo finance it shows many have negative P/E ratios. This is one of the first things a investor will look at because price and earnings are critical. Below is a link explaining negative P/E ratios and their significance.

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