Cannabis is One of the Fastest Growing Catalysts for Retailers

Demand for CBD has been explosive. All as cannabis-infused products find their way onto the shelves of major retailers, with analysts believing the trend provide a significant catalyst. Piper Jaffray, for example, believes the CBD market alone could be worth up to $100 billion. All as people around the world wake up to the health benefits of cannabis, including the treatment of insomnia, stress, anxiety, pain, and even chronic issues. That’s opening a wide range of opportunity for companies including The Yield Growth Corp. (CSE:BOSS) (OTCQB:BOSQF), Green Growth Brands Inc. (CSE:GGB)(OTCQB:GGBXF), Charlotte’s Web Holdings Inc. (CSE:CWEB)(OTCQX:CWBHF), Canopy Growth Corporation (NYSE:CGC)(TSX:WEED), and Sugarmade Inc. (OTCQB:SGMD).

New Technology Enters the Market as Demand Rises for Hemp Processing Power

Rising hemp production is putting pressure on processing. Sugarmade Inc. (OTCQB:SGMD) (SGMD Profile), a provider of cultivation equipment, is adding processors to its catalog of products, focusing on next-generation machinery. Canopy Growth Corporation (NYSE:CGC) (TSX:WEED) will be among the companies with a rising demand for processing, as it increases both its cultivation capacity and its product lines. Demand is rising in part thanks to CBD’s public profile, with deals such as the partnership between Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE:ACB) (TSX:ACB) and UFC shining a spotlight on the plant and its potential. New uses for CBD are also increasing demand for the plant, with R&D led by companies such as Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CRON) (TSX:CRON) and Aphria (NYSE:APHA) (TSX:APHA).

Hemp Extraction Turning out to be a Huge Growth Opportunity for Cannabis Companies

Recent articles abound in the reverberations of the public’s ever increasing demand for CBD infused products. It may be the hottest portion of the hottest market in 2019. But such a demand also creates questions about is there enough supply to meet that demand of basic resources especially the extractors; the ones who extract the CBD from its various sources. Some observers even predict that there won’t be enough supply to meet the demand for cannabis in oil form. But as one article said: “business is booming for cannabis extraction companies, despite the supply shortages.” Some of the bigger well known cannabis companies have built or are building their own extraction facilities to complement their growth operations, but experts say that that infrastructure won’t fill the future demand for cannabis oil products. Active Healthcare companies in the markets this week include: Sugarmade, Inc. (OTCQB:SGMD), Hemp Inc. (OTCPK: HEMP), Puration, Inc. (OTCPK: PURA), Terra Tech Corp. (OTCQX: TRTC), Village Farms International, Inc. (NASDAQ: VFF) (TSX: VFF.TO).