Are you looking for top marijuana stocks to buy before October? Last week the cannabis sector and overall markets experienced some market volatility and pulled back during the first half of the week. But with an announcement from Congress that the SAFE Banking Act passed in the House the best cannabis stocks to invest in rallied to close the week. With many analysts predicting the market could continue seeing upward momentum in the fourth quarter it could be time to find top pot stocks before October.

Cannabis stocks, growth stocks, and all kinds of investments have been volatile this month. The S&P 500 is down nearly 2% since the start of September and the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF has dropped by 9%. Although some investors may feel the urge to scramble for the exits, the recent sell-off could present some attractive buying opportunities.

One stock investors may be considering is pot producer Sundial Growers (NASDAQ:SNDL). Earlier this year, Reddit investors turned it into a meme stock, creating a buying wave that sent it to a high of nearly $4 a share. This week, its stock fell as low as $0.68 -- its lowest level since May 13, when it touched $0.65.

Action by the USA’s Securities and Exchange Commission in connection to a couple of cannabis related crowdfunding schemes highlights the need for would-be investors to be cautious. Early this week, the SEC charged multiple parties over what it alleges was a fraudulent scheme to sell nearly $2 million of unregistered securities through two crowdfunding campaigns.

Michigan’s hemp industry could get up to $100 million in federal funds to help it compete globally under a proposal pushed by a nationwide growers association.

The state is one of four with emerging hemp industries targeted by the National Hemp Association (NHA) along with Oregon, New York and Florida. The funding would be for developing a “regional super site” in each state to aid in the industry’s growth, said Geoff Whaling, the association’s chair.

Hemp is a cannabis plant with a very low percentage of THC, the psychoactive element of marijuana. Developing the industry could benefit Michigan environmentally and economically, Whaling said. The plant has many uses, but the state’s auto industry is what makes it a target for development.

When you're looking for stocks that you can buy and hold for many years, it's perfectly fine to be picky about the companies to add to your portfolio. Personally, I'm extremely choosy in selecting stocks, and I take as much time as I feel comfortable with to perform due diligence on a company before I take the plunge.

The marijuana industry has caught the attention of many investors in recent years as extensive legal reforms have created entirely new markets ripe for pot cultivators and retailers. Of course, this also creates extensive opportunities for investors who want to capitalize on all that this lucrative industry has to offer.

No matter where you live in the United States, it’s safe to say that the cannabis industry has come a long way in the past couple of decades.

Back toward the beginning of the New Millennium, if I had told you that recreational cannabis would be legal in 18 states and that medical marijuana would be permitted in 37 states, you would have most likely laughed in my face and told me to take a hike. If you were a cop back then, you might have even had me arrested and charged with possession.

U.S. cannabis stocks like Cresco Labs  (CRLBF) , Curaleaf  (CURLF) , Green Thumb Industries  (GTBIF) and Trulieve Cannabis  (TCNNF) - Get Trulieve Cannabis Corp. Report were rising Thursday following a Congressional vote on a cannabis banking measure.The SAFE Banking Act  was adopted by a voice vote in the U.S. House Thursday as a part of this year's defense budget bill.

While it still must be passed by the full House of Representatives to be added to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022, the approval allows for it to be included in the final measure. 

CBD of Denver, Inc. (OTC Pink: CBDD), a full-line CBD and hemp oil company and a producer and distributor of cannabis and CBD products in Switzerland and Europe, comments on Italy's cannabis decriminalization referendum, which received the required 500,000+ signatures well ahead of the September 30 deadline to be included in the country's 2022 vote.

"This is another important milestone in the ongoing legalization trend sweeping across Europe," commented Marcel Gamma, CEO of CBD of Denver. "Our Rockflowr business already works with several clients in Italy, and we are well positioned to capitalize on a favorable vote by Italy's citizenry in 2022."

The fast-growing marijuana industry is full of opportunities for long-term investors. From growers to retailers to ancillary providers, there's something for every type of investor, no matter their risk tolerance.

While some pot stocks have earned their status as premium buys for long-term investors' portfolios, others have generated significant hype without the businesses or balance sheet growth to support it. Today, we're going to look at two fantastic investments within the marijuana space. Both cannabis stocks have generated significant returns for shareholders and are on track to achieve incredible growth in the years ahead. Let's dive right in.

 

Stem Holdings, Inc., the first multi-state, vertically integrated Farm-to-Home™ (F2H) cultivation and technology omnichannel cannabis company, announced today that it has acquired Artifact Extracts, a premier cannabis extraction company based in Oregon known for its award-winning concentrates, as well as two dispensaries. (As Originally Seen On Benzinga)

The transaction closed on September 17th. Stem issued 8,209,178 shares of common stock at a deemed aggregate value of US$ 2,925,000.

The U.S. House of Representatives late Tuesday night approved a bill that would let banks to do business with cannabis companies without fear of penalty, giving traction to the least-disputed reform sought by the growing industry. 

The so-called SAFE Banking Act would be a boon for marijuana companies, which have so-far been stymied by the necessity to deal in cash because of federal restrictions. That has meant they have extra security costs and logistical problems, even as marijuana increasingly becomes legal. Some three dozen states now allow medical or recreational use, according to New Frontier Data, a cannabis research firm. 

A Wood River Valley based hemp insulation manufacture plans to build a production facility in Jerome County along the interstate beginning this fall. Southern Idaho Economic Development said Hempitecture Inc., based in Sun Valley, intends to build a plant at the Northbridge Junction near the Interstate 84 and U.S. Highway 93 junction; a groundbreaking ceremony is set for early October. This is one of the first major business announcements made since a bill was signed into law earlier this year allowing the production and transportation of industrial hemp in Idaho.

While cannabis is still classified as a highly dangerous drug on the federal level, there’s no denying bud is big business.

Cannabis is one of the fastest-growing industries in the country, with a record $17.5 billion in sales last year, up 46% from the year before. Since an ounce of marijuana can cost hundreds of dollars, you may be keenly interested to know whether your home insurance would protect you if your cannabis was ever stolen or destroyed. After all, most policies cover trees and houseplants, so why not cannabis?

A Wood River Valley based hemp insulation manufacture plans to build a production facility in Jerome County along the interstate beginning this fall. Southern Idaho Economic Development said Hempitecture Inc., based in Sun Valley, intends to build a plant at the Northbridge Junction near the Interstate 84 and U.S. Highway 93 junction; a groundbreaking ceremony is set for early October. This is one of the first major business announcements made since a bill was signed into law earlier this year allowing the production and transportation of industrial hemp in Idaho.

Marijuana retailers will have a larger presence in Chicago after the City Council passed a contested proposal to ease zoning requirements for cannabis businesses. The Chicago City Council voted 33-13 to lift the cap of seven cannabis zones in the city with a limit on the number of dispensaries allowed in each zone. The approved proposal will also narrow the downtown “exclusion zone” where dispensaries can’t open.

An exciting crowd funding cannabis cultivation project is scheduled to start this week for Grow Space Orange, the Massachusetts company that develops cannabis cultivation facilities that are leased to licensed growers. Grow Space Orange, Inc, is a wholly owned subsidiary of New England Agriculture Technologies, LLC ("NEAgTech") in which investors are able to get in on the ground floor of an asset-based cannabis business with planned above-average returns plus the exciting possibility of being an owner of a prosperous cannabis cultivation operation. Full details of this and other NEAgTech projects including financial forecasts is on the investor section of the GrowSpaceNE.com website.

Notoriously risk-adverse Big Law firms are building cannabis practice groups as a rising number of states legalize recreational and medicinal use, even though the drug remains largely banned under federal law.

Cannabis practitioners hail from a variety of specialties, reflecting the range of issues that their clients face. The lawyers have to be flexible in the rapidly changing area as voters and lawmakers act to advance—and sometimes fight—legalization.

“This is not for the weak of stomach,” said Eric Berlin, who co-leads Dentons cannabis practice and helped craft and pass the Illinois and Ohio medical cannabis laws. “You have to deal with a level of uncertainty there.”

Cannabis data and analytics specialist Headset just released its latest report comparing US medical and recreational cannabis market development, bearing results that reveal sales patterns and unifying trends across the industry.  The report’s findings are grounded in the context of the predominant pattern of a three-step process in cannabis market development, including prohibition, medical access, and adult-use legalization. Though there are exceptions to this evolution where markets leapfrog medical use and go straight from cannabis prohibition to adult-use legalization, flagship states like California, which approved medical use in 1996 but took another twenty years to allow adult-use cannabis, follow a more predictable pattern.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) in New York is hoping the issuing of Tribal Cannabis Retail Licences will lead to the establishment of a legal industry, which will then, in turn, fund local essential services, such as education and elder support.

The tribe first announced in July that it would allow for local entrepreneurs to grow and sell their own cannabis plants and products. That news came after the state of New York legalized the recreational use of cannabis earlier in March. It’s not expected to issue retail licences for another 18 months to sell cannabis, however.

More than 90 percent of Maine towns and cities still don’t allow recreational marijuana stores, even as sales in the industry have steadily grown since they started nearly a year ago.

While Brewer and Orono are both on track to allow recreational cannabis stores sometime soon, they’ll join only three other Penobscot County communities that allow such shops — Bangor, Medway and tiny Stacyville with just 380 residents. Etna allows growing operations but not retail stores.