Trade To Black Podcast: MJ Stock Trader on SAFE Banking, CAOA and Verano Holdings

In this week’s Trade To Black podcast, TDR founder Shadd Dales and finance editor Benjamin A. Smith interviewed popular American cannabis Twitter commentatorand founder of mjstocktrader.com, stock trader MJ. On the agenda of the conversations were a variety of topics of interest to investors, including the current path to SAFE Banking, how federal social justice reform is somewhat misleading, recent Verano Holdings Corp. (CNSX: VRNO) (OTCMKTS: VRNOF) Fourth quarter 2021 financial results and more.

Trade To Black Podcast Cliffsnotes:

@1:45 Opening introduction. MJ Stock trader wants to uplift those with good content in the industry instead of worrying about his own audience.

@2:30 Even if SAFE Banking eventually gets accepted into the AMERICA COMPETES Act (currently in conference between the House and Senate), the final resolution could take some time. According to a tweet from a Capitol Hill insider, Nathalie Fertig: GOP lead sponsor Todd Young just told me he expects the conference to take at least a few months, and maybe it’ll be over by the end of the summer.. Panel comments.

@9:35 Lack of Senate support for a SAFE Banking amendment in the National Defense Authorization Act last December (NDAA) put AdvisorShares Pure US Cannabis ETF (MSOS) and component stocks in bad shape to start 2021.

@11:50 Why is Chuck Schumer getting feedback from Alaskan officials for his Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAAO)?

@14:05 Croptober and the Effect of Seasonality on the Legal Cannabis Industry.

@15:25 There is a misconception that people serve long federal prison sentences for cannabis-related offences. In reality, the offenders are mostly volume dealers who also deal in other Schedule I drugs and weapons.

@18:40 President Biden granted the first pardons and commutations of his presidency on April 26, to people convicted of nonviolent offenses, but there are very few prisons with cannabis-related offenses included in the group. Is Joe Biden releasing the wrong people?

@20:50 Why are psychedelic companies listed on the NYSE, but not cannabis stocks (aside from some licensed Canadian producers)?

@21:50 How much is social equity holding back the US cannabis market?

@25:10 The publicity of the lack of SAFE Banking is like an open invitation to criminals to commit theft. It allegedly costs dispensaries $35,000 a month to secure a dispensary.

@27:45 Profits from Verano Holdings. Thoughts of Benjamin A. Smith. Growth has been robust and the move to GAAP accounting has been a significant change.

@30:17 Same-store sales were strong and revenue did not decline despite tighter GAAP accounting. However, there are a few asterisks worth noting.

@34:35 the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation recently filed a lawsuit against Nevada Pharmacy Board when moving, remove cannabis from the list of Schedule I drugs. More states should attempt these types of prosecutions.

@36:50 The level of interest in cannabis in the United States is still very high, according to the participation rate in the Benzinga Conference on the Cannabis Capital In Miami.

@39:20 The advantage of some MSOS, including Verano Holdings, is very enticing.

@40:20 Mitch McConnell vs. Chuck Schumer as Senate Majority Leader: One leader blocks cannabis legislation and the other wants too much.

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