Canadian CANNAINVESTOR Magazine May 2017 - Page 47

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CANNAINVESTOR Magazine is not only the leading interactive digital source of information for investors but is also the choice B2B and B2C platform and Green Acre may appeal to both audiences. Whether you’re a venture looking to grow your business or an accredited investor interested in discussing opportunities, the Green Acre Capital Fund team wants to hear from you. An expert panel at the O’Cannabiz conference held in Toronto made it clear that the real money is to be made before companies list on a national stock exchange. This in itself may be a distinct advantage of the Green Acre Capital Fund. Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED; OTC:TWMJF) has also entered the arena with Canopy Rivers CorporationVisual Podcast.

Whether it be HMMJ, WEED, or Green Acre – each emphasizes diversification. Eligible Accredited Investors could also look at The Arcview Group – next Toronto Conference is in July. Diversification and understanding the consolidation curve are cornerstone to successful investing and particularly in this industry at this time. Some have asked why last month Aphria Inc (TSX:APH; OTC:APHQF) was in the #1 spot on the “Proprietary Metrics” Top 25 List. Ecoforming and the consolidation curve are factored into the metrics used. This May 8th opinion article demonstrates this and this recent article summarizes why APH may be a good investment. Aphria may set the bar as well with its closing of a $86M Bought Deal Financing.

There are many publicly traded as well as private companies headquartered in Canada with diversified investments within the USA. Two that may warrant further investigation are CannaRoyalty Corp (CSE:CRZ; OTC:CNNRF) and iAnthus Capital Holdings Ltd (CSE:IAN; OTC:ITHUF). Per CRZ’s website, “CannaRoyalty invests flexibly, assembling its platform of holdings via royalty agreements, equity interests, secured convertible debt, and licensing agreements in various businesses in the United States and Canada”. CRZ may be ideally suited for the Retail Investor looking for diversification within what CRZ predicts to be a USD$50 billion industry in the USA by 2014 per their April 2017 corporate presentation. That presentation document states that CRZ currently has 25 holdings.

IAN currently has investments in Colorado, Massachusetts, New Mexico, and Vermont and is reported to be looking at investments in no less than five other states. According to their website, their current investments potentially include at least 8 cultivate facilities, 4 processing facilities, and 9 dispensaries. On a non-diluted basis there are currently just under 16M common shares issued and the company’s revenues are trending upwards (iAnthus).