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Investors Who Caused Sudden Spike in Marijuana Stock Had the Wrong Company


From the Buzz & Banter: A news mention fuels speculation in Advanced Cannabis Solutions, but only because its ticker was accidentally broadcasted.

Two days ago I posted the message below on the Buzz & Banter [subscription required], and The Daily Ticker talked to me further about marijuana stocks. However, it turns out there is more to the news item that prompted me to discuss these stocks in the first place. Here's the original post:

Are the Price Movements in the Marijuana Sector Bullish?

Last year, I offered that cannabis was my single best investment theme for the next decade. While we all had to do our own work -- and steer clear of the get-rich-quick penny-stock schemes -- there were secular tailwinds in the space.

Advanced Cannabis Solutions (OTCBB:CANN) was mentioned on CNBC 15 minutes ago. It was trading 16% higher into the mention, and it is now trading 63% higher. Sixty-three percent! On the session!

There are only a few "real" companies in the space, at least defined by market cap (we've discussed GW Pharma (NASDAQ:GWPH) on the Buzz & Banter before), so perhaps that's one of the reasons we're seeing this type of move.

As much as I love the long-term opportunity, however, I have a hard time painting this type of volatility (and speculation) as bullish on its face.

Well, to further prove our point about the ready-fire-aim mindset in the marketplace, the cannabis stock that CNBC mentioned on Wednesday was CannaVest (OTCMKTS:CANV) -- but they mistakenly put up a chart for Advanced Cannabis Solutions, whose ticker is CANN, which subsequently spiked 62%!

But there's no froth in this tape.


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