CORAL GABLES, FL / ACCESSWIRE / January 7, 2019 / The beginning of the new year has already gotten off to a swift start for growth in the marijuana industry. The top players in the industry saw huge boosts this past year, which could spell out a true first-mover advantage as head straight into the new year. As several key pieces of legislation have come to pass in both the United States and Canada, the nascent cannabis sector has shown exciting promise in terms of opportunities for investors looking to the space. In turn, following the shift towards more favorable market opinions surrounding cannabis, the public, too, has started to become more accepting of the plant and its countless uses. With the new year in full swing, Leafbuyer Technologies Inc (OTC:LBUY), Aphria Inc (TSX: APHA; NYSE: APHA), Charlotte's Web Holdings Inc (CWBHF), and GW Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ:GHWPH) are 4 pot stocks worth looking into.
Leafbuyer Technologies Inc (OTC:LBUY) is a company you may not have heard of, but could greatly benefit from looking into. The Company has been referred to as the ''Priceline of Pot'' by several sources, and similarly to the site which provides travel deals, Leafbuyer is the most comprehensive online source for cannabis deals and specials.
Leafbuyer Technologies Inc (OTC:LBUY) announced today that it launched Phase One of its multiple phase blockchain initiative on December 20, 2018. This first phase integrates with the Company's loyalty platform, Leafbuyer Loyalty. The launch will eventually allow cannabis consumers to use blockchain technology to complete monetary transactions with dispensaries and product companies. According to the announcement, within Leafbuyer Loyalty, customers will be able to choose to create their own blockchain wallet, and once this is completed, they will be able to track all transaction history, as well as check loyalty point balances.
Leafbuyer Technologies Inc (OTC:LBUY)'s CEO said, ''The sky is the limit with blockchain. The technology will help shape the cannabis industry and open doors to new revenue possibilities for Leafbuyer. We want to offer the highest level of transparency with customers, and blockchain will help us accomplish this goal."
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Aphria, Inc (APHA) made headlines on Wednesday when it announced that its Columbian subsidiary, Colcanna SAS had signed an exclusive agreement with the Federacion Medica Columbiana, a national entity that oversees the ethical exercise of medical professionals in Colombia, to collaborate on an academic curriculum on the medicinal use of cannabis.
Gabrial Meneses, Vice President, LATAM and Caribbean for Aphria, said, "Education in the medical community is critical for sustaining the advancement of medical cannabis in Colombia. Colcanna is proud to make this exclusive arrangement with Federación Médica Colombiana, which will offer doctors and medical professionals across the country a credible and trusted source of information and training on medical cannabis.
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Charlotte's Web Holdings, Inc (CWBHF) saw its shares climb 5.53% to $12.03 per share in early morning trading on Monday, likely due to the Company's recent announcement that Eugenio Mendez, former Vice-President of Global Marketing of Water, for Coca-Cola, to take on the newly formed role of Chief Growth Officer, effective January 15, 2019.
Hess Moallem, President and CEO of Charlotte's Web, said, ''We're very excited to have Eugenio formally join our Company. Over the past sixteen months, I've had the opportunity to work closely with Eugenio and have been deeply impressed with his global vision and experience within the consumer-packaged goods ("CPG") industry, Eugenio's appointment illustrates the high caliber executive talent we are attracting to support the Company's next phase of growth.''
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GW Pharmaceuticals Plc (GWPH) announced, just before the strike of the new year, that the biopharmaceutical company will be presenting a company update at the J.P. Morgan 2019 Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, CA on Tuesday January 8, 2019. According to the press release regarding the announcement, Justin Goyer, GW's Chief Executive Officer will be honored with making the Company's presentation.
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