CANNAINVESTOR Magazine February / March 2017 - Page 37


The first article “From the Retail Investor’s Perspective” (May 2016) laid the ground work that prevails to this day. Terms such as “Ecoforming” and referring to the industry as a “vibrant Ecosystem” are not only used more and more but the latter also appears frequently in headlines and stories written by others. In the premier issue, Nic Easely referred to the industry as a “minefield” – a term that is as true today as it was then. Why is that? Because these terms encapsulate a simple truth about the industry, it is undergoing constant turmoil and transformation and is a living ecosystem system where the prepared Retail Investor is well positioned to excel. The May issue made reference to the amount of money the typical American pet owner spends on their pets per year (well over $1,500). How many who read that article have since invested in Hemp or legal Cannabis companies involved in the animal care industry? There are many publicly traded companies that are directly involved in the pet industry or have indicated their intent to:

Naturally Splendid Enterprises Ltd (TSXV:NSP; OTC:NSPDF)

-Repeated Top 25 Stock Pick – CANNAINVESTOR Magazine.

-Well diversified.

-Recent News Releases – success in “infusing dog foods with the Company’s HempOmega™ formula, providing omega-rich nutrition into canine food products”.

Alliance Cannabis Growers (CSE:ACG)

-Reported in November 2016: finalizing Terms of Strategic Investment in Cannabinoid Infused Pet Product Producer, Canna Companion Products.

True Leaf Medicine (CSE:MJ)

-True Hemp pet treats (for dogs) available in stores and online in Canada, United States, Europe, and New Zealand. Cat treats are coming soon.

-January 2017 - completed the purchase of the assets and intellectual property of OregaPet®, an award-winning Canadian brand of medicinal products for animals.

-Licensed Producer Applicant (medical marijuana).

Greenhouse Solutions Inc. (OTC:GRSU)

-Pet market is a future potential market.

Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED; OTC:TWMJF)

-Repeated Top 25 Stock Pick – CANNAINVESTOR Magazine.

-World’s largest legal Cannabis Licensed Producer.

-Well diversified including Hemp food products and international expansion.

-Recently entered into a 3-year consulting agreement with EPIC Consulting Inc. Canopy Health Innovations was established to research and develop clinically ready cannabis drug formulations and delivery systems for both human and/or animal patients targeting unmet medical needs in traditional pharmaceutical markets that could be disrupted by cannabis-based options.