Cannabis companies have been making waves in the stock market, with many of them recording large sales figures. But what is the most successful cannabis company? To answer this question, we must look at the companies that are recording large annual growth figures and have the balance sheet to overcome difficult times. Let's take a closer look at some of the biggest cannabis companies in the U. S., including Green Thumb Industries, Cresco Labs, and Innovative Industrial Properties (IIP).
We'll also discuss Scotts Miracle-Gro and GrowGeneration, two companies that are not directly involved in cannabis but have benefited from the industry's growth.Green Thumb Industries (GTI) is one of the largest cannabis companies in the U. S., with 77 retail stores in 15 states. It also has enough additional licenses to nearly double its retail store count. GTI stocks can only be bought and sold on U.
S. OTC markets for now, but if federal restrictions on cannabis were lifted, stocks could be listed on major U. exchanges. This would almost certainly provide a great catalyst for GTI.Cresco Labs is another major player in the U.
cannabis industry. It operates retail stores in 10 states, including six of the most populous states in the U. S., and is the leading wholesaler of branded cannabis products in the country. Like GTI, Cresco Labs shares can currently only be traded on U.
OTC markets.Innovative Industrial Properties (IIP) helps solve cash shortages for growing marijuana companies by buying U. S.-owned medical cannabis properties and re-leasing them to operators. This provides the cannabis operator with much needed money, and leasing agreements create a consistent revenue stream for IIP. IIP has grown significantly in recent years and now owns properties in 19 states, generating strong revenue and profit growth.Scotts Miracle-Gro and GrowGeneration are two companies that are not directly involved in cannabis but have benefited from its growth.
Scotts Miracle-Gro's Hawthorne Gardening subsidiary is one of the leading suppliers of hydroponic gardening products for the cannabis industry, while GrowGeneration sells garden supplies and other products to cannabis companies. Both companies' shares can be traded on major stock exchanges since they don't violate any federal marijuana laws.The COVID-19 pandemic affected almost every sector of the world economy, including the cannabis industry. States and cannabis dispensaries were designated as essential businesses, causing sales to skyrocket in some states during the first few months of the coronavirus outbreak due to more time spent at home and increased anxiety. Recreational cannabis retailers in tourist destinations such as Las Vegas saw their customer traffic decrease, causing some of these dispensaries to begin focusing on home delivery.Investing in marijuana stocks comes with risks, but it also offers opportunities for long-term investors.
Companies in this broad sector can generate healthy returns no matter what the economy is like since we always need these products. If you buy broad-based index funds, you have coverage no matter what sectors of the stock market perform.