How to Invest in CANNX
Marijuana companies are working with recreational marijuana, medical marijuana, and associated products out there right now. Investments soared from $3.5 billion in 2017 to $13.85 billion in 2018 . A lot of North American companies, whether based in Canada or the U.S., are making the jump to being publicly traded. If you are interested in making an investment of your own, you can begin investing with the Cannabis Growth Fund.
The Legal and Investment Environment for Cannabis Investing
Big-name entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley and Hollywood are certainly jumping on the investment wagon. PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund has made significant investments. Snoop Dogg is director of a venture capital fund which invests in cannabis startups. Richard Branson, Whoopi Goldberg, Woody Harrelson, Mike Tyson: the list of investors and entrepreneurs continues to grow.
Current Promising Sectors of the Cannabis Industry for Investment
At the end of 2018, the Farm Bill was signed into law, making the production of industrial hemp legal. We believe that this one change could do much to reverse the fortunes of struggling American farmers, as the dairy and tobacco industries sag. The hardy, robust crop is beneficial not only for its CBD uses, but its positive effect on the soil. Its fibers can be used in place of plastics, adding to its environmentally friendly credentials. It also has applications in insulation, textiles, and industrial products, even construction. We believe American hemp will slowly muscle out Chinese-produced hemp in the international market. Its higher quality and lack of exposure to heavy metals contaminants will, in our view, make it a more desirable product for producers. Currently, China is the world’s largest hemp producer, with over a third of the market . Canada is the second-largest producer . We believe that the hemp market is ready for a new large scale producer of quality industrial hemp for a range of purposes. As the raw material becomes more broadly available in the U.S., we expect that there will be enterprises founded to make use of its by-products. Colorado, to nobody’s surprise, has already stolen a march on the rest of the country in this regard. However, less immediately obvious is how many of Kentucky’s tobacco farmers are also taking advantage of this new opportunity.
How to Invest in CANNX
 Cannabis Investments Nearly Quadrupled in 2018, Fortune, 12/20/18:
 About six-in-ten Americans support marijuana legalization, Pew Research Center, 10/8/18: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/10/08/americans-support-marijuana-legalization/
 CBD-infused edible market projected to be $4.1 billion in 2019, Bloomberg, 4/23/19: https://www.bloomberg.com/press-releases/2019-04-23/cbd-infused-edible-market-projected-to-be-4-1-billion-in-2019
 China commands over one-third of the total global hemp market, Globe Newswire, 11/1/18: https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/11/01/1641275/0/en/China-Commands-Over-One-Third-of-the-Total-Global-Hemp-Market.html
 Top 6 Hemp Growing Countries: USA Now Ranks Number 3!, Ministry of Hemp, 4/22/19: https://ministryofhemp.com/blog/hemp-growing-countries/
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Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. The cannabis industry is subject to rapidly evolving laws, rules and regulations, and increasing competition which may cause such companies to change business model, shrink or suddenly close. Possession and use of cannabis is illegal under federal and certain states’ laws, which may negatively impact the value of Fund investments. Where legalized by states, cannabis possession and use remains a violation of federal law. Pronouncements from the current Administration suggest the Department of Justice may take action against states where marijuana use and possession is legal, step up the enforcement of federal marijuana laws and the prosecution of nonviolent federal drug crimes and potentially begin using federal funds to prevent states from implementing laws that authorize medical marijuana use, possession, distribution, and cultivation. Controlled substance legislation differs between countries, which may limit the ability of cannabis industry companies to sell their products. Foreign investing involves social and political instability, market illiquidity, exchange-rate fluctuation, high volatility and limited regulation risks. Emerging markets involve different and greater risks, as they are smaller, less liquid and more volatile than more developed countries. Investments made in small, mid-capitalization and micro-capitalization companies may be more volatile and less liquid due to limited resources or product lines and more sensitive to economic factors. Fund investments will be concentrated in an industry or group of industries, and the value of Fund shares may rise and fall more than more diversified funds. Purchasing and writing put and call options entails greater than ordinary investment risks. Options ownership involves the payment of premiums, which may negatively impact Fund performance. Please see the prospectus for details of these and other risks. Distributed by IMST Distributors, LLC.