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Small Caps are Fueling the Growth of the Cannabis Industry

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Investors should watch out for these three cannabis stocks in the coming weeks, for better or worse. CannTrust Holdings (TSX:TRST) might get delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange and OrganiGram Holdings (NASDAQ:OGI) is trying a bounce back with some positive results. Meanwhile, in the US, Veritas Farms Inc. (OTC:VFRM) posted an impressive growth in quarterly results.

CannTrust might be delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange

The Toronto Stock Exchange has formally informed CannTrust Holdings Inc. (TSX:TRST) that it is currently reviewing the company’s eligibility to list its common shares due to its failure to file audited financial statements as of December 31, 2018. That includes the interim financial statements for the first, second and third quarters of 2019.

The Toronto Stock Exchange notice is a warning, stating: “If the Company is unable to remedy these defaults by March 25, 2020, the Company’s securities will be delisted 30 days after that date.”

In August, CannTrust issued a statement following Health Canada’s decision to suspend its crop licenses, indicating that it would review and possibly publish updates on previous disclosures. This has not yet been done.

Health Canada had suspended CannTrust’s licenses following the discovery that the company had been growing unlicensed cannabis at its facilities in Ontario. The situation has resulted in a cascade of consequences, including the replacement of the CEO, the suspension of its sales and product processing license, class action lawsuits and an order to destroy more than $56.4 million (CA$75 million) worth of inventory. Since April, the company’s stock has lost more than 90% of its value.

OrganiGram Holdings scores points on its own scale

This Canadian cannabis grower is slowly gaining ground on a small scale. In a sector flooded with bad news, OrganiGram Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:OGI) is trying to balance itself with a little good news.

The New Brunswick-based cannabis producer can boast of having “one of the lowest crop costs per gram” compared to other producers. That’s not an easy task, at a time when large cannabis companies are struggling with their production costs in a market in which prices are falling due to oversupply.

However, that turned out to be only a consolation prize when OrganiGram released its latest results last week. The figures showed a net loss of $16.9 million (CA$22.5 million), while net income for the quarter ending August 31 was $12.3 million (CA$16.3 million), a significant increase from the same quarter last year, when the figure was only $2.4 million (CA$3.2 million). However, last quarter’s revenues decreased from the $18.7 million (CA$24.8 million) earned in the previous three-month period.

Despite the loss, the company offered revenue improvement forecasts and presented its plans for so-called 2.0 cannabis products, which will be released in the coming months.

OrganiGram has indicated that it intends to launch spray pens in December, cannabis-infused chocolates in the first three months of 2020 and cannabis powder drinks in the second quarter of 2020.

In addition to the results, Raymond James’ analyst Rahul Sarugaser reportedly stated in a research note that the company is “very well positioned to survive the upcoming industry turbulence and become a leader in the sector”.

Veritas Farms Inc. – A cannabis stock with huge growth potential

In Canada the cannabis industry is held back by negative financial results experienced by the majority of companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. However, in the US the cannabis sector is still on the rise, with some small caps positioning themselves at the forefront, thanks to their impressive revenue growth. The most representative example in this regard is Veritas Farms Inc. (OTC:VFRM), a producer and distributor of full-spectrum CBD products based in Lauderdale, Florida.

The company was founded in 2015 and owns a 140-acre industrial hemp farm and facility, located in Pueblo, Colorado. Since its foundation, Veritas experienced year-on-year growth, with the latest quarterly results continuing the upward trend.

Veritas Farms’ Q3 2019 operating results are impressive. The company managed to more than double sales compared to Q3 2018, and reached a new record. The cannabis producer’s total revenue increased by 165% to $1,215,810 compared to $459,329 in Q3 2018. Gross profits increased by as much as 468% to $495,058, compared to $87,187 in the similar period of 2018.

Veritas Farms’ hard-won success is driven by a strategic expansion of its retail network, new product releases, and a relentless focus on the quality of its CBD-based products. Veritas’ nine product categories are currently featured on the shelves of more than 4,800 brick-and-mortar stores, as well as in several online marketplaces.

The cannabis industry is fast-growing, fueled by increasingly friendly cannabis laws and by the rise of companies like Veritas Farms Inc. Veritas and other small caps offer transparency and high-quality CBD-based products. Thanks to these positive factors, the cannabis industry is set to become one of the most important economic sectors, not only in the US, but also on a global scale.

Jenny is one of the oldest contributors of Bigtime Daily with a unique perspective of the world events. She aims to empower the readers with delivery of apt factual analysis of various news pieces from around the World.

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Bringing clean water – Christopher Kenny’s Preservation Earth Project

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Science plainly shows that a human can survive three weeks without food, yet most individuals cannot survive three to four days without water! Dehydration sets in, and the person will go into shock and become vegetative even if they continue to breathe. In other words, water is an essential requirement. A living thing cannot thrive without it. Nonetheless, it is a horrifying truth that billions of people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water. 

In developed countries, when everything from technology to luxury is available, receiving clean water at home is as ‘natural’ as breathing fresh air. Most individuals in advanced nations may not pay much attention to it, but this is not the case for the rest of the globe. Many countries continue to lack access to clean water sources or water appropriate for human use. Safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene at home should not be limited to the wealthy or those who live in cities. These are some of the most fundamental human health requirements, and all countries must ensure everyone has access to them.

The Preservation Earth Project (PEP) made its way to Tsaile, New Mexico. Over time, uranium mining, fracking, and pesticide abuse damaged the water supply, resulting in a high occurrence of numerous illnesses. Approximately 35% of the Navajo people do not have access to flowing water, and some must go to a remote location to fill barrels with water from a polluted local spring. 

There is no doubt that climate change is boosting storm strength. Recent natural catastrophes have heightened the need for groups to step up and give support, answers, and relief to individuals affected by such natural disasters. The Preservation Earth Project is a non-profit organization that provides support, education, and solutions to help society transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

A look back at Christoper Kenny’s life

Chris Kenny was born in Summit, New Jersey, on May 4, 1961. He was one of twelve children. In 1980, he received a B.A. in economics and finance from Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina. He also attended New York University, earning a commercial real estate management degree from the Schack Institute. Since 2018, he has served as the head of Strategy and E-trading at Hartfield, Titus, and Donnelly. Kenny started his career in the U.S. In 1985. He worked as a Treasury Bond Broker. He formerly worked at Bonds.com as the director of fixed income sales and technological development. His academic background is in business and finance. Chris is passionate about developing and promoting renewable energy, mainly when it is used to assist people in need. The potential to aid those in urgent demand as a result of a human-caused environmental or natural disaster is not just a philanthropic act but also a once-in-a-lifetime educational opportunity.

He used solar power on mobile platforms as a backup power source for emergencies, water purification, and water pumping.

His academic credentials are in business and finance. Chris is passionate about developing and promoting renewable energy, mainly when it is used to assist people in need. The potential to aid those in urgent need as a result of a human-caused environmental or natural disaster is not just a philanthropic act but also a once-in-a-lifetime educational opportunity. He has over 38 years of experience in finance as a salesperson, broker, trader, and investor.

Making clean water available to everyone

In 2012, Kenny founded The Preservation Earth Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It provides assistance, education, and alternative energy solutions to help society shift to renewable energy. It was involved and aided Haiti several times after the 2010 earthquake, providing portable solar electricity for water purification and medical facilities. In 2020, the business devised a solution for the Navajos’ contaminated water source. They collaborated with engineers and local officials to build, produce, and install a solar-powered water filtration system for the Navajo people of Tsaile, New Mexico. Other activities have included providing portable solar power to the “Cajun Navy” for rescue and clean-up in areas devastated by the 2015-2021 hurricane season in Louisiana. 

The project designed, delivered, and installed a solar-powered filtration system that will provide clean drinking water to the local Navajo community 365 days a year for many years to come. Several more initiatives are in the works to provide safe drinking water to Native American communities on the Navajo Reservation.

President’s letters of gratitude

President Jimmy Carter sent Chris two heartfelt letters encouraging him to continue his charitable work. He suggested calling Habitat for Humanity and asking if they were interested in collaborating on a few projects. He and Kenny both helped out at the charity. 

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