Vaping Crisis Presents Dangers and Possibilities for the Cannabis Business – New Cannabis Ventures


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The current news of deaths and illness tied to vaping has brought a lot of interest to a huge and swiftly expanding component of the cannabis business, no matter whether it is deserved or not. Whilst the crisis is tied mostly to e-cig liquids or illicit market place cannabis concentrates, there have been some restricted difficulties reported in the regulated cannabis business as properly. Whilst this may well look like a new challenge to quite a few, the truth of the matter is that our business has been plagued for years by top quality difficulties associated to vaporization devices and extracted solutions.

In the early days, there had been quite a few inexpensive disposable vape pens that had lead or other contaminants and concentrates that had been thinned with questionable agents. The state-regulated markets and far better customer awareness have helped address these top quality difficulties due to the fact then. In truth, California implemented really strict testing requirements for cartridges earlier this year.

There is small doubt that the existing news is impacting the sector, even if it shouldn’t. As BDS Analytics reported in July, vape solutions not only make up about 1/three of the general market place by sales, they also represent the quickest expanding solution category. There is a lot at stake right here. A lot of worry that the extremely well-liked concentrates will drop favor with customers. Additional, some anticipate that states may well move to restrict or even ban the kind of consumption, with the prospective for federal regulatory involvement as properly. Provided federal illegality, it appears unlikely that any e-cig regulations would be imposed by the federal government on the cannabis business, in our view. At the state level, there may be a higher harm in banning concentrates, as this would probably lead to substitution with smoking, which is viewed as potentially extra dangerous. A lot of states do not permit smoking for this cause in their health-related applications.

We feel that this is a excellent chance for accountable businesses in the business to educate customers and regulators, and we have noticed substantial proof of this taking place currently. A lot of of the MSOs have communicated with their consumers about the composition of their concentrates, and we feel far better disclosure will go a extended way towards alleviating customer issues more than time. KushCo Holdings, which is a significant distributor of vape cartridges, published an overview of the existing situation that concludes the crisis could lead to some positives for the business, which includes a move from the illicit market place to the legal market place as customers start to comprehend far better the lack of security in the illicit market place, a migration from inferior solutions to superior solutions offered by trusted vendors for cannabis operators and extra state regulation, which would enable drive even extra self-confidence.

Regarded to be the 1st North American Operator (NAO) with a concentrate on generating differentiated solutions, TerrAscend participates in the health-related and legal adult use market place across Canada and in numerous U.S. states exactly where cannabis has been legalized for therapeutic or adult use.

TerrAscend, which reported C$17.6M of income in Q2, upped its complete-year guidance to C$141M from C$135M. Since then, TerrAscend has completed the acquisition of Ilera Heathcare, entered into a distribution agreement to distribute Syqe in Canada and is properly capitalized with a current warrant exercise of $31M.

To understand extra, visit TerrAscend’s Investor Dashboard that we preserve on their behalf as a client of New Cannabis Ventures. Click the blue Stick to Organization button in order to remain up to date with their progress.

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Alan Brochstein, CFA
Primarily based in Houston, Alan leverages his expertise as founder of on-line communities 420 Investor, the 1st and nevertheless biggest due diligence platform focused on the publicly-traded stocks in the cannabis business. With his substantial network in the cannabis neighborhood, Alan continues to come across new strategies to connect the business and facilitate its sustainable development. At New Cannabis Ventures, he is accountable for content material improvement and strategic alliances. Prior to shifting his concentrate to the cannabis business in early 2013, Alan, who started his profession on Wall Street in 1986, worked as an independent analysis analyst following more than two decades in analysis and portfolio management. A prolific writer, with more than 650 articles published due to the fact 2007 at Searching for Alpha, exactly where he has 70,000 followers, Alan is a frequent speaker at business conferences and a frequent supply to the media, which includes the NY Occasions, the Wall Street Journal, Fox Business enterprise, and Bloomberg Television. Speak to Alan: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | E mail

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