Cannabis Sativa, Inc is a developer of cannabis strains and a seller of cannabis-infused products. It has two subsidiary companies: Kush and Wild Earth Naturals.
Founded in Utah in 2014, Cannabis Sativa, Inc was originally a tanning salon company called Ultra Sun Corp. In July 2013, it acquired Wild Earth Naturals, Inc, which marked its transition into the herbal care sector. It became Cannabis Sativa, Inc in November 2013, and in July 2014, it announced that former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson has become its CEO and President.
Today, Cannabis Sativa, Inc is based in Mesquite, Nevada. It trades in the OTC markets as CBDS and its market cap is pegged at USD 120.26 M.
Its recently-acquired subsidiary Kush serves as its research and development division. The subsidiary, also known as Kush Cosmetics, has so far produced two strains of medicinal cannabis. One is the patent-pending CTA strain, which is described as potent, and the other is the proprietary NTZ strain.
In addition, Kush has developed a proprietary marijuana delivery system using lozenges. According to the company, this delivery method is better than smoking or eating edibles because with lozenges, users can control dosages more easily. Another product of Kush is a proprietary cannabis-based trauma cream formula.
The subsidiary Wild Earth Naturals, on the other hand, produces and sells hemp oil-infused products for skin care and pain management. Some of these products are a headache reliever called “Release” and a muscle or joint pain reliever called “Recover”. It also has a skin care line called “Skin Garden”, which features face and body creams and a lip balm.
Cannabis Sativa, Inc is led by Johnson as its CEO and President, alongside Kush founder Steve Kubby, who serves as the company’s Chairman.
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[Editor's note: This story was previously published in September 2018. It has since been updated and republished.]
Investors are clamoring for ways to get in on a popular, but risky, marijuana-investing craze. Despite the reality that pot is illegal under federal law, many states have legalized the substance and plenty of marijuana ETFs have cropped up as a result.
For recreational use, Oregon, Massachusetts, California and a few more states allow marijuana use. Yet, the majority of U.S. states have medical marijuana legislation in the pipeline. Presently, with the legal disconnect between federal and state law regarding marijuana use, investing directly in U.S. marijuana ETFs and stocks is risky and replete with scams and fraud.
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If you're determined to get in on the marijuana investing scene, there are several conservative-ish marijuana ETFs for partaking in the speculative pot party:
### Alternative Harvest ETF (MJ)
Hot off the New York Stock Exchange, the Alternative Harvest ETF (NYSEARCA:MJ) began trading on Dec. 26, 2017.
Derived from an international real estate investment trust (REIT) fund, the marijuana ETF tracks cannabis cultivators, producers and distributors, along with cannabinoid drug makers, fertilizer producers and tobacco companies.
As the first of what is sure to be many U.S. marijuana ETFs, the Alternative Harvest enjoys a first-mover advantage.
### American Growth Fund (AMREX)
It's risky to call American Growth Funds Series Two Class E (MUTF:AMREX) a conservative marijuana pick., as the fund has racked up significant losses in the past
Yet, if you're a contrarian seeking a fund with access to the cannabis industry through marijuana ETFs you might consider AMREX.
AMREX's top holdings include some well-known names and other niche pot players including GW Pharmaceuticals PLC-ADR (NASDAQ:GWPH), Scotts Miracle-Gro Co (NYSE:SMG), Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT), Cara Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:CARA), Cannabis Sativa Inc (OTCMKTS:CBDS) and more.
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The fund is small and hasn't gained serious investor traction, but it might be a good diversifier against the movements of the S&P 500.
### Cronos Group Inc. (CRON)
Go north for another fund tapping into marijuana ETFs. Cronos Group (NASDAQ:CRON), formerly known as PharmaCan Capital Corp, and formerly trading on the OTC market under "PRMCF," is an investment firm focused on investing in the medical marijuana industry.
Cronos' investments abide by Canada's Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). Founded in 2013 in Toronto, the fund targets Canadian firms and makes minority investments in cannabis-related firms.
### Create Your Own Pot Mutual Fund
Diversification is key when investing in a speculative sphere like marijuana ETFs. You might want to dip your toes in the above marijuana ETFs and add in some popular cannabis-related stocks to round out your pot portfolio.
M1 Finance and Motif both allow you to create your own mutual fund, for extremely low fees. You can choose the investments, purchase your preferred amount and voila, you have your own marijuana ETF, comprised of both funds and individual stocks!
In addition to the funds profiled above, consider adding several pure marijuana industry stocks and pot-related holdings. Top marijuana stocks include Canopy Growth, Aphria Inc (OTCMKTS:APHQF) and GW Pharmaceuticals. Peripherally related pot stocks include Scotts Miracle-Gro or Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ).
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Investing in marijuana is risky. With the disconnect between state and federal marijuana laws, putting your money in this sector sets you up for a roller coaster ride. Tread cautiously into the pot investing fields.
Barbara A. Friedberg, MBA, MS is a veteran portfolio manager, expert investor, and former university finance instructor. She is editor/author of Personal Finance; An Encyclopedia of Modern Money Management and two additional money books. She is CEO of Robo-Advisor Pros.com, a robo-advisor review and information website. Additionally, Friedberg is publisher of the well-regarded investment website Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance.com. Follow her on twitter @barbfriedberg and @roboadvisorpros. As of this writing, she does not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.
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