Cannabis Stocks Rise Amid Further Government Clarity

Our Ubika Marijuana Stock Index surged 19% in six weeks, smoking the performance of its benchmarks

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The Ubika Marijuana 20 Index has trended upwards since our last report dated September 11, 2017, returning 19%, as it outperformed both its benchmarks, the TSX-V Index and the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index over the same period, which returned 1%, and 13%, respectively. We highlight that 17 of the 20 constituents posted gains over the last couple of months following significant developments on the regulatory front, which culminated in Ontario’s announcement regarding its plans for legalization.

Notable Performers in this report include:

  1. CannTrust Holdings Inc. (CSE:TRST), which gained 104% following its IPO on August 21.
  2. OrganiGram Holdings Inc. (TSXV:OGI), which increased 31% after the announcement of a supply agreement with New Brunswick for recreational marijuana.
  3. Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH), whose stock fell 11% on October 17, as the Company announced an equity financing for $80M at $7.25 per share.

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