Please, always do your D&D before throwing your parents money away!
Unwitting investors then purchase the stock, creating high demand and raising the price. This seemingly "real" rise in prices can entice more people to believe the hype and to buy shares as well. When the people behind the scheme sell their shares and stop promoting the stock, the price plummets, and other investors are left holding stock that is worth significantly less than what they paid for it.
Parent's money? Get real man. Most of the kids investing here are from Palos Verdes high school using their weekly allowances, hence the $250mil market cap. It's all part of their economics project. Their parents run the state capital.
John with all due respect have you even looked at the charts... You are describing a pump n dump but MJNA's charts are the total opposite... Look for yourself at the 5 year chart... But i dont mind answering you so you can get your bashers fee... Everyone deserves some lunch money.. Its the least i can do for you since my account grew today well over 10k..