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I informed Benzinga, who owns the Marketfy platform, of the pending change on 11/14 and also told my current subscribers. We are aiming to be live on Seeking Alpha by year-end, but it could be as late as mid-May. We will soon be able to refer you directly for membership of the new 420 Investor, but until then please join the waitlist.
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I am grateful to Seeking Alpha for welcoming me to its Investing Marketplace platform after the tragedy I suffered in mid-April. I was bicycling in a bike lane wearing a helmet when a person hit me and kept driving. I was hospitalized for two months to treat a lot of physical problems. I have been working full-time since mid-June and am doing well. I am getting better physically too.
I would like to thank my subscribers at 420 Investor for the patience they had for me during the troubling times, and I hope to be able to transition each of them to the new Seeking Alpha service from Benzinga’s Marketfy platform. I also look forward to welcoming new members, including those already a part of the Seeking Alpha community and those who aren’t, including potentially any of you who want to stay on top of cannabis stocks with the help of the analyst with the longest full-time running in the sector.
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New Cannabis Ventures publishes curated articles as well as exclusive news. Here is some of the most interesting business content from this week:
With the largest cannabis companies having reported their earnings, the Public Cannabis Company Revenue & Income Tracker, managed by New Cannabis Ventures, found two joining the senior list (iPower and Glass House Brands), while The Parent Company moved from the senior to junior list. To qualify for the senior list, a company must have a minimum quarterly income of US$25 million (C$33.4 million). To qualify for the junior list, it must have a minimum of US$12.5 million (C$16.7 million). When we last updated our list on Oct. 28, 38 companies qualified for inclusion on the senior list – 30 filing in U.S. dollars and eight in Canadian currency. Currently, 31 companies that file in U.S. dollars and eight that file in Canadian dollars are qualifying for the senior lists, a total of now 39. All senior companies have reported their earnings. With December just around the corner, only one junior company is expected to report its earnings.
An increase in the number of stores, as well as falling flower prices that bring consumers from the illicit market, have brought some positivity to Canadian cannabis sales. Sales were up 12.2% from a year ago, but down from the reported 13% August growth rate that was revised to 11.9%, the lowest since legalization began. Total sales have increased 19.5% compared to the first nine months of 2021 to C$3.3 billion. In Ontario, an increase in the number of stores saw sales up 1.1% from August and up 15% from a year ago. In Alberta, sales rose 2% from August and were up 13% from a year ago. Quebec was down 2.5% from August and down 3% from a year ago, while British Columbia was up 0.6% from August and increased 21% from a year ago.
StateHouse Holdings revenue fell 11% sequentially to $30.8 million, but rose 77% compared with $17.5 million in the same period last year. The growth in total net revenue was primarily due to the acquisitions of Urbn Leaf and Loudpack, which were completed in March and April, respectively, along with the opening of the Harborside branded retail dispensary in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco and the opening of the Urbn Leaf branded retail dispensary in Grossmont in April. “In a short period of time, we successfully executed on the large-scale integration of our business into a strong and unified platform for growth,” said CEO Ed Schmults. He added: “With much of this important combination work complete, we are exiting 2022 as a leading, fully integrated California-focused cannabis company.”
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