Ways to Use CBD Oil Products – Philly2Philly.com

Over the past couple of years, the world of CBD has exploded, with huge numbers of people now turning to CBD products for a variety of reasons. A lot of research has taken place over the past couple of years,  and the many benefits of using CBD oil have come to light. In addition, changes in legislation have made it easier for people to access these products and enjoy their benefits.

The internet is a great source of information and products, and you can go online to do everything from using the Peoplefinders reverse phone search to ordering your weekly groceries. Well, you can also turn to the internet to purchase your CBD products, and you will find plenty of choices available to suit a variety of needs, preferences, and budgets. You will also find a range of ways in which you can use CBD oil, some of which are outlined below.CBD products are everywhere. But do they work? - Harvard Health

What Are Your Options?

Many people are surprised to see just how many CBD oil products are available these days, so you will have no problem finding something that is perfectly suited to your needs and your budget. The cost and ease of use can vary, as also can suitability, based on your current lifestyle and your preferences.

One of the popular ways of taking CBD oil is in the form of drops and tinctures. These drops are taken sublingually and provide a very convenient and simple means of using CBD oil. They are perfect for use while on the go, as well as for home or work. Another option is to use CBD capsules, which make it easier to monitor your dosage and are very convenient for those who are fine with taking pills and tablets.

You can also get CBD edibles, which provide you with a convenient way to enjoy a treat and get your dose of CBD. There are all sorts of edibles you can choose from, such as gummies, chews, gum, chocolate, and more. You can also add CBD oil to food and drink yourself, which enables you to benefit from another convenient and simple method.

For those people who vape, the availability of CBD vape liquid is an ideal solution, as you can continue vaping as normal but also enjoy the benefits of CBD. In fact, this is one of the fastest ways to feel the effects of CBD, which makes it a popular choice among vapers. You don’t have to ingest CBD in order to enjoy its benefits, as you can also get topical products with CBD such as creams, balms, and CBD infused coconut oil to name but a few. This provides a great way to target a specific area. Photo:

Look Forward to a Range of Benefits

There are many benefits that come with using CBD products, which has helped to boost their popularity over recent years. From helping with anxiety and stress to aiding sleep and boosting energy, you can look forward to a wide variety of benefits when you use these products.

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Legal cannabis delivery services: Here’s what you need to know – Leafly

March 27, 2020

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One upside of our new cyberpunk dystopia? On-demand legal cannabis. (Leafly)

odern life has its drawbacks, but legal cannabis delivered to your door is not one of them.

In 2020, millions of Americans now have access to the world’s cleanest, strongest, most fragrant cannabis ever grown—all from a click of a cursor or mobile phone tap.

Still, new consumers consistently report being mystified by this new life option. They’re used to either calling their guy, or going into a licensed store for the dispensary experience.

Longtime delivery service operator Zachary Pitts of Goddess Delivers said the most common question he gets is, “‘Is this really real? Can we actually get it legally delivered to our home and it’s fine and it all works and it’s great weed?’”

“And we’re like, ‘100%.’”

Here’s how to streamline your life, and save time and money with legal cannabis delivery services.

Looking for legal cannabis? Leafly has all your local menus

Marijuana delivery near me—Here’s how

You can use Leafly Finder to view verified, licensed cannabis stores in North America and beyond.

Popular search engines or other cannabis finder sites like Yelp often do not perform due diligence on whether or not a store is actually licensed, said Pitts, who is a member of the California Delivery Alliance.

That’s important because unlicensed stores carry untested products, which often contain labeling errors, and impurities. For example, about four in five illegal vape pens would fail purity tests in California.

How to get cannabis delivered to you

Delivery cannabis works a lot like delivery pizza, or an Amazon order. Generally, you place an online order or a phone order to a licensed store. Then, you get confirmation email or text, as well as a delivery time. When the delivery arrives, you show ID, sign, pay, and take your goods. Here’s the basic steps:

  1. Go to Leafly.com/Finder.
  2. Filter by delivery. In the top right corner, check the ‘delivery’ box.
  3. Shop local menus. Click on store pages and view products.
  4. Phone in an order. Use the phone number on the store page to call in an order like it’s pizza.
  5. Alternatively, shop online. Put products in an online basket using participating Leafly advertisers. Click ‘add to bag’ under product listings at participating stores.
  6. Check out. Click on your shopping cart at the top right hand corner of your screen to order. First time shoppers, make an account for easy re-orders.
  7. Get confirmation. Receive texts or emails confirming order reception, processing and delivery time.
  8. Receive your goods. Have exact change in cash and a valid form of ID to receive your goods from the delivery person.
Physical distancing and cannabis delivery go great together. (Atlas/AdobeStock)

Physical distancing and cannabis delivery go great together. (Atlas/AdobeStock)

Where are cannabis deliveries legal?

Several medical and adult-use cannabis states allow cannabis deliveries. Canadian legalization also uses delivery fulfillment.

5 states have adult-use cannabis delivery:

  • California has several hundred licensed delivery services serving the entire state
  • Oregon has limited delivery options based on local law
  • Maine has legalized delivery services
  • Nevada has adopted emergency rules permitting delivery during COVID-19
  • Massachusetts has legalized delivery, but it’s not operational yet
  • Michigan is allowing adult-use delivery under emergency rules

12 states have legal medical cannabis delivery:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Florida
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • New Jersey
  • North Dakota
  • Oregon

Delivery and COVID-19

Furthermore, the advent of COVID-19 has sped adoption of delivery fulfillment, which can be cleaner than in-store transactions.

Efforts to contain the coronavirus may cause changes in availability, operating hours, or procedures at delivery services. We’re tracking openings and closures on the ‘Is my cannabis dispensary open? And does it deliver?‘’ page.

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Illegal delivery

Delivery fulfillment has long been popular in illicit markets like New York, which recently decriminalized adult-use cannabis possession. Delivery is not yet legal in Washington, or Colorado, despite immense interest in Seattle and Denver. And of course, all this activity runs counter to the federal Controlled Substances Act.

Marijuana deliveries in San Francisco / Bay Area

San Francisco has dozens of delivery services to choose from. It might be America’s legal cannabis delivery epicenter. Many licensed local stores offer delivery, like SPARC, Purple Star, or Medithrive. Other outlets are delivery-only, including JAHnetics, Lady Chatterly’s, and Nice Guys. San Jose’s Caliva is also strong in SF.

Bay Area delivery services also roll into San Francisco, including likes of award-winning Bay Area C.R.A.F.T. delivery service—they’re true OGs with top-shelf-only tastes. Sava is also hugely popular—women and queer-owned with a highly curated menu.

Cannabis deliveries in Los Angeles

Los Angelenos enjoy dozens upon dozens of delivery options. The city’s 160 licensed stores are adding delivery fulfillment. Plus—regional couriers drop into lala-land. Look out for Gold Leaf Scientifics, Goddess Delivers, Emjay, Grassdoor, High Tide Organics, The Pottery, and Ganjarunner.

Weed deliveries in New York, Washington DC, Denver, Seattle

New York cannabis couriers are very popular, but not yet legal. Despite widespread support, New York lawmakers have yet to tax or regulate the supply chain. Don’t risk a tainted vape pen, or pesticide-laden bud. For DC, see New York. In Denver, sorry—not legal. Yet. Ditto Seattle.

Looking for legal cannabis? Leafly has all your local menus

What are the best marijuana delivery services in my area?

It depends on what you’re looking for.

Speed? Low prices? Elite products? Customer service?

Delivery services vary by price, operating hours, delivery times, minimum orders, service areas, menu selection, menu emphasis, and degree of customer service.

For example, Ganja Goddess offers a slick e-commerce experience, lots of hand-holding, and service to most of the entire state of California. But it’s same-day or next-day. “It’s about weighing your options,” said Ganja Goddess’ Zachary Pitts, who is a member of the California Cannabis Couriers Association. “It really depends on what you’re looking for.”

Since most customers are new, start with services that have high customer service scores on Leafly reviews and other sites, he said. Look at who’s winning awards, like Zenganic in Oakland, CA.

We’re constantly reviewing deliveries at Leafly, like our recent look at the best Northern California delivery services.

A Golden State's Shasta Bloom—a guaranteed solid buy vis delivery in California. (David Downs/Leafly)

Brands matter: A Golden State‘s Shasta Bloom (Zookies X OG Kush) is a guaranteed solid buy via delivery in California. (David Downs/Leafly)

Types of marijuana delivery services

Delivery is so diverse, there’s sub-specializations within the delivery space.

On-demand cannabis delivery

That’s where you say, ‘Bring me the herb!’, and they rush it to you as fast as a Domino’s pizza. The popular option here is Eaze. Selection is usually smaller, not as good, and prices aren’t great. But on-demand most closely satisfies the desire to pop out to the club and buy a joint.

Scheduled cannabis delivery

The opposite of on-demand is scheduled delivery, which is more like an Amazon package. It can be there the same-day, or next-day, or a particular day of the week. Scheduled cannabis delivery services can have a bigger, better selection, special deals, or other perks that come from a longer wait time.

Subscription boxes of the month

When the delivery is scheduled, things can get really awesome. Think: wine of the month clubs, but for cannabis. A standout subscription box in California right now is Flowsent. It’s like having your own elite flower buyer picking out your buds, extract, or edibles boxes. For folks whose time is money.

Membership clubs

Membership clubs like Flower Co. combine Costco-style member savings, and delivery, to bring you buckets of primo herb at rock-bottom prices.

Flowsent's flower box curates only the best for you. (David Downs/Leafly)

Delivery subscription box Flowsent‘s flower box curates only the best for you. (David Downs/Leafly)

Frequently asked pot delivery questions:

Do I need a medical marijuana license?

You don’t need a medical license in adult-use states like California. But having a doctors note, or a state ID card can result in savings on local and state sales taxes, and cannabis use taxes.

If you are in a medical-only state, then yes you’ll need a doctor’s note and sometimes a state ID card to get delivery medical cannabis.

24-hour cannabis deliveries?

Sorry, there’s no 24-hour cannabis delivery yet. Public safety officials have issues with that idea.

Can you deliver to something that’s not a home?

No. No dropping herb off in parks or car parks or parking lots, etc. Generally, legal cannabis deliveries are tied to the customer’s home address. Delivering to a hotel, or other non-residential addresses depends on local and state rules.

Pro tips for using cannabis delivery services

  • App it up. Make sure you have Leafly on your Android phone, as well as your iOS devices. New app upgrades roll out weekly.
  • Have cash. Most delivery services only take cash, due to banking restrictions on the industry. However, some places do take debit cards, and a few are credit card-only. Be flexible.
  • Use online menus. But call for special help. “Customer service people have tried pretty much everything that’s on the menu. They’re going to know how to help you,” Pitts said.
  • Tip well. 20% should do it. Delivering bud is a low-paying job where you don’t actually get to smoke the awesome stuff on the menu. Share the love.

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Mike Tyson Prefers CBD Products Over Prescription Drugs – Fanbuzz

We live in a time where people would rather have CBD products over prescription drugs. Many would agree this isn’t a bad thing. It seems that a lot of former professional athletes would agree. Former NFL, boxing, and NBA players support the use of cannabidiol (CBD) for athletes.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a pro athlete or are picking up a football for the first time in years. Soreness and injuries are often part of sports. For some, over-the-counter pain reliever doesn’t cut it, and some may think that prescribed medications wreak more havoc than benefits.

Benefits of CBD

  • Pain relief
  • Improves sleep
  • Anxiety relief

CBD oil’s potential benefits are making a lot of noise in the sports industry. Rob Gronkowski, Joe Montana, and Mike Tyson are a few athletes who have invested in or made partnership deals with CBD companies. You may have heard recently that Mike Tyson and his friends smoke $40,000 worth of weed a month.

Mike Tyson has called CBD oil a “miracle oil.” Surely the heavyweight champion has noticed the pain-relieving benefits from his cannabis products. Tyson says prescription medicine had him feeling ‘strung out’ and even claimed it nearly killed him.

Doctors will always be on the frontline of professional athletes’ pain management, but if CBD products for athletes have less harmful side effects (than prescribed drugs), why not see what the hype is all about? If you put in a lot of work at your local gym or play in a local adult sports league, you most likely have an anti-inflammatory product in your medicine cabinet.

Does CBD show up on drug tests?

You can grab yourself an FDA approved CBD-infused coffee every day this week and not have it show up on a drug test. Pure CBD should not have THC in it. Although, there is a chance that you could smoke a CBD product that has THC in it.

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It’s important to know where you’re buying from. This is why CBD oil for athletes becomes tricky. Many sports leagues have strict drug policies. According to the NFL, there is a ban on THC since it’s derived from a cannabis plant.

I don’t see the harm in players using it. It’s not like steroids where it’s meant to boost athletic performance. It’s merely an alternative to treat pain and medical conditions. Come on, men and women who play professional sports are being knocked down left and right.

I don’t know; I feel like the NFL and CBD brands could really make a lot of money together. If you’re interested in the health benefits of CBD, I’d give CBD topicals a try. Next time you pull a muscle, or just didn’t stretch enough after your mile run, apply lotion or salve to the affected area.

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Many of their products are anywhere between 300 milligrams of CBD to 7500.

AgraFlora Obtains Health Canada License For CBD Business – Benzinga

AgraFlora Organics International Inc. (CSE:AGRA) (OTC: AGFAF) announced that its subsidiary, Sustainable Growth Strategic Capital Corp., will start extraction operations at its licensed facility.

The move comes as the Toronto-based company received approval from Health Canada, the federal department that oversees the country’s health policies.

Sustainable Growth Strategic Capital is a cannabis company in the Greater Toronto Area with medical sales and standard cultivation licenses. It has been collaborating with farmers to improve the efficiency of CBD extraction processes.

This March, SGSC has initiated a trail extraction of hemp-biomass that relies on third-party extraction services, and will be distributed as a mix of CBD crude oil, CBD isolate, and CBD distillate, the company said.

On the positive results from the trial, SGSC plans to initiate another production cycle of up to 1,300 kg of premium hemp biomass with 8% and higher CBD concentrations.

AgraFlora’s shares jumped 57% trading at 5 cents per share on Friday morning.

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Over 90 percent of medical marijuana in US contains high levels of THC – European Pharmaceutical Review

A study conducted in the US has revealed that the majority of medical marijuana dispensed in the US has THC levels of up to 15 percent.

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According to new research, more than 90 percent of the legal marijuana products offered in medical dispensaries in the US are much stronger than what clinical studies have shown doctors recommend for chronic pain relief.

“We know that high-potency products should not have a place in the medical realm because of the high risk of developing cannabis-use disorders, which are related to exposure to high tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content products,” said the study’s lead author, Dr Alfonso Edgar Romero-Sandoval, associate professor of anaesthesiology at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health, US. “Several earlier studies showed that levels of up to 5 percent THC – the main psychoactive compound in marijuana that provides pain relief as well as intoxication – were sufficient to reduce chronic pain with minimal side effects.”

The goal of this study was to evaluate the advertised THC and cannabidiol (CBD) content of legal cannabis products to determine their suitability for medicinal use and compare the potency of the products offered in medical and recreational programs.

The researchers recorded the concentrations of THC and CBD – the non-euphoric compound in marijuana – in all plant cannabis products provided by legal dispensary websites and compared them between or within the states in the study: California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. A total of 8,505 cannabis products across 653 dispensaries were sampled.

Cannabis The team found that most of the products offered in the medical dispensaries in the study had more than 10 percent THC and that many had 15 percent or more, the same as is available in products at recreational dispensaries.

According to the researchers, this is problematic because between 60 percent and 80 percent of patients who use medical marijuana use it for pain relief. The higher the concentration of THC, the greater risk – not only for developing dependency, but also for developing tolerance more quickly, which means higher and higher concentrations might be needed to get the same level of pain relief.

“Better regulation of the potency of medical marijuana products is critical. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the level of over-the-counter pain medications such as ibuprofen that have dose-specific side effects, so why don’t we have policies and regulations for cannabis, something that is far more dangerous?” asked Romero-Sandoval. 

He concluded that this study provides the scientific evidence to help policy makers correct mistakes and to create a better framework to protect patients.

The study was published in PLOS ONE.

Is CBG the New CBD? – CBD Today

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You’ve heard all about CBD and its amazing effects. Whether or not you sell CBD products, you may be tired of hearing about the substance. Your brother successfully used it to treat anxiety, it helps your mother sleep at night, and your once-cantankerous boss is much less irritable during the workday. Everybody has heard those stories. CBD is a miracle remedy, we get it. What’s new, right?

Here’s what: a seldom talked-about compound called cannabigerol, or CBG. As with CBD, the effects of CBG still are being researched, and there’s significantly less information available on the latter. But while companies continue to find new ways to market CBD to the masses, a smaller segment of the industry is turning its focus to this lesser-known cannabinoid.

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CBG is a phytocannabinoid, or a cannabinoid that occurs naturally in the cannabis plant. There are several other phytocannabinoids, like CBD and THC, and all of them stem from a cannabinoid called CBGA, or cannabigerolic acid. This is where things get complicated, but I’ll make it as simple as possible: CBGA is the “parent” of the acidic forms of all other cannabinoids. Through heat and time, all those cannabinoids are converted to their non-acidic forms: THCA becomes THC, CBDA becomes CBD (which sounds a little like a jumbled alphabet song), and CBGA becomes CBG.

CBG sometimes is called “the mother of all cannabinoids” or the “stem cell of cannabinoids” because of its role in converting the others. Despite its significant role, CBG occurs naturally in the cannabis plant in only minute amounts—usually less than 1 percent. Fortunately, as with CBD, farmers have found methods to cultivate strains with higher CBG percentages.

As with THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids, CBG works by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system—specifically, the CB1 and CB2 receptors—to affect mood, metabolism, pain response, and appetite. The compound is non-psychoactive, like CBD, and as a result will not produce euphoric effects or make users “high.” In fact, research indicates both CBD and CBG may even counterbalance the intoxicating effects of THC when consumed in higher concentrations.

Research on CBG is just beginning, but what we know so far sounds promising. These are some of the effects and benefits the cannabinoid may have to offer:

  • May help regulate mood by boosting anandamide, the “joy molecule.”
  • May reduce anxiety.
  • Potential antibacterial and cancer fighting properties.
  • Could reduce intraocular eye pressure caused by glaucoma.
  • May have neuroprotective properties.
  • May help reduce pain and inflammation.
  • Could increase appetite.

Yes, the mother cannabinoid has a lot in common with its better-known counterpart, but the two are completely different compounds, each with its own unique chemical structure. While they have many overlapping properties, there remains much to be discovered about CBG’s effects on the human body.

It’s always good to have options, right? Because our bodies each respond differently to different substances, for some individuals the effects of CBG may be more beneficial or fill a need that CBD could not. That can’t be a bad thing.

The possible benefits of CBG are numerous, and research already shows it has some unique properties that stand out from other cannabinoids. We’re excited about studies that show its potential to fight cancer and help with conditions like inflammatory bowel disease, glaucoma, and Huntington’s disease.

There’s another unknown, too: What happens when you combine CBG with CBD or THC? Generally, combining cannabinoids can produce a phenomenon called the “entourage effect,” in which the effects of each cannabinoid are enhanced. Moving forward, it’s definitely worth exploring what the compounds can do together.

CBG already is being sold in tinctures, isolates, vape cartridges, and other products, and companies increasingly are catching onto its potential. While awareness continues to grow, professionals in the hemp and cannabis industries are met with a rare opportunity to learn about and share the benefits it offers—that is, before it becomes just as much a household name as “CBD.”

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CBD could play role in dealing with resistant microorganisms – NutraIngredients-usa.com

Overuse of antibiotics is cited as  the main cause of antibiotic resistance.  The drugs can also wreak havoc on the gut microbiome. 

As Nature Research ​pointed out, „The observation that the gut microbiome can be permanently perturbed even by short-term or low-dose antibiotic treatment, and that this change can have long-term effects on health, cautions against widespread and potentially unnecessary use of antibiotics, particularly in young children and pregnant women, and illustrates that antibiotics should not be considered harmless. However, it also raises hopes for microbiome modulation as a therapeutic treatment for immune conditions.”

With new antibiotic development experiencing an innovation gap, more research is focusing on ‘helper compounds’ to offset this resistance. Helper compounds are non-antibiotic compounds that enhance the efficacy of antibiotics.

Researchers at the University of Southern Denmark recently investigated cannabidiol (CBD) as a potential helper compound. 

In the past, CBD has been linked to hindering bacterial growth, but the researchers point out that not much is known regarding antimicrobial effects of cannabinoids. 

Study details 

Researchers tested  the antimicrobial effect of CBD against the Gram-positive bacteria methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus​ (MRSA), a type of bacteria notorious for being resistant to many different antibiotics. CBD was also tested against Enterococcus faecalis, Listeria monocytogenes, ​and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis​ (MRSE). 

From there, they tested the effects of CBD and BAC combined against different Gram-positive bacteria, which suggested that CBD could potentiate the antimicrobial effects of the antibiotic.

Dynamic duo

The research team found that when the antibiotic bacitracin (BAC) is combined with CBD, the duo can fight off antibiotic-resistant bacteria.  

The CBD and BAC combination tested against S. aureus was found to cause morphological changes in the bacterial cells that impaired cell division, causing the bacteria to not be able to divide normally. 

These effects were not exhibited when testing with either CBD or BAC by themselves. 

“Based on these observations, the combination of CBD and BAC is suggested to be a putative novel treatment in clinical settings for treatment of infections with antibiotic-resistant Gram-positive bacteria,”​ the researchers stated. 

The authors noted that more research is needed to better understand the mechanisms of action of combined CBD and BAC treatment on bacteria, which could contribute to the development of fewer resistant bacteria. 

Source: Scientific Reports 

2020; 10 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-60952-0

“Cannabidiol is an effective helper compound in combination with bacitracin to kill Gram-positive bacteria”

Authors: C. Søndergaard et al.

3 U.S. Cannabis Stocks Riding Positive State Trends; Analysts Say ‘Buy’ – Yahoo Finance

The market is very focused on the negative ramifications of the global economic shutdown from the coronavirus outbreak. The cannabis sector will be hit as hard as any sector if retail stores are closed in certain, but some states such as California have already identified medical cannabis as essential.

The U.S. cannabis sector could be hit harder with all of the companies in growth mode while facing liquidity issues. The sector remains trapped outside the traditional financing avenues due to government regulations with cannabis being illegal at the federal level.

Despite all of these headwinds, the U.S. cannabis market saw several states generate substantial growth in the last few months and quarters. U.S. multi-state operators (MSOs) positioned in the right states are riding waves of substantial growth due to either the legalization of medical cannabis in Pennsylvania, recreational cannabis in Illinois or the ongoing ramp of medical in Florida.

Pennsylvania is estimated to have grown Q4 revenues 50% sequentially to $130 million with additional growth in January to reach an annual run rate of $515 million. Illinois sales are expected to more than double in Q1 after the start of recreational cannabis sales on January 1. The state saw impressive medical sales of $79 million in Q4 alone and analysts estimate the market top $2 billion in annual sales.

Even Florida sales are booming. The MSOs working in these states will benefit from the addition of recreational sales. Remember that MSOs haven’t even reported Q4 numbers, much less provided guidance for Q1.

Stock Comparison tool, we lined up the three alongside each other to give us an idea of what the Street thinks is in store for the trio in the year ahead.” data-reactid=”17″>We’ve delved into these three companies with solid potential for rewarding shareholders as coronavirus related fears disappear from the market in the weeks ahead. Using TipRanks’ Stock Comparison tool, we lined up the three alongside each other to give us an idea of what the Street thinks is in store for the trio in the year ahead.

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Investors probably can’t go wrong with most of the stocks in the MSO space, but one favorite is Cresco Labs. The company has leading market positions to benefit from legalization of recreational cannabis sales in Illinois and booming medical cannabis sales in Pennsylvania.

Cresco Labs has seen their market cap collapse to below $1 billion while the business remains relatively strong. The coronavirus fallout is very unknown with a lot of states seeing medical cannabis facilities as essential to remain open for public health so the worse outcome of all stores closing probably is off the table.

The company has one of the top market share positions in both Illinois and Pennsylvania and has plans to implement curbside services in addition to deliveries. The strong sales in these states should help Cresco meet targets, possibly even with the economic slowdown from the virus outbreak.

Analysts forecast sales topping $500 million this year and up to $830 million in 2021. The stock is down more than 50% from just the highs of 2020. Cresco Labs has a 52-high back above $14 showing how hard even the best stocks in the sector have been hit.

As of March, the company will have pro-forma cash of ~$115 million after completing the Tryke Companies deal and raising money with sale-leaseback deals in Illinois and Ohio along on top of debt financing.

See Cresco Labs stock analysis on TipRanks)” data-reactid=”36″>All in all, this cannabis player is without question a Wall Street favorite, considering TipRanks analytics indicate Cresco Labs as a Strong Buy. Out of 5 analysts polled by TipRanks in the last 3 months, all 5 are bullish on the stock. With a return potential of nearly 280%, the stock’s consensus target price stands at $11.32. (See Cresco Labs stock analysis on TipRanks)

GTBIF)” data-reactid=”45″>Green Thumb Industries (GTBIF)

Similar to Cresco Labs, Green Thumb Industries is a leading player in both Illinois and Pennsylvania. Unlike Cresco Labs, the company isn’t aggressive in the acquisition market and isn’t reliant on pending acquisitions or carry the risks of integrating deals.

The company has operations in 12 states including key locations of California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Green Thumb has 13 production facilities, 41 open stores and 96 retail licenses for substantial expansion plans ahead even before the majority of these states add recreational cannabis in future years.

Green Thumb reported $68 million in Q3 revenues and is expected to see over $70 million in Q4 revenues when the company reports after the close on March 26. The company just completed a sales-leaseback with Innovative Industrial Properties (IIPR) to provide $9 million in cash plus another $41 million to complete improvements to a processing facility.

Similar to other cannabis stocks, Green Thumb is down about 50% from highs just a few months ago. The stock had a 52-week high above $16 and now trades down in the $5s.

With 214 million shares outstanding as of back in September, Green Thumb has a market cap of $1.2 billion. Analysts expect the cannabis company to generate 2020 revenues of $457 million so the stock isn’t the same bargain as Cresco Labs.

See Green Thumb stock analysis on TipRanks)” data-reactid=”51″>Overall, most of the Street have not given up on this cannabis player just yet, as TipRanks analytics showcase Green Thumb as a Strong Buy. Out of 6 analysts tracked in the last 3 months, 5 are bullish on the stock, while only one remains sidelined. (See Green Thumb stock analysis on TipRanks)

TCNNF)” data-reactid=”60″>Trulieve (TCNNF)

The safety play in the sector is Trulieve Cannabis. The company is highly focused on the Florida medical cannabis market and generates substantial EBITDA margins due to dominating one market due to a first mover advantage.

The cannabis company has over 40 dispensaries in Florida and has commenced operations in California, Massachusetts and Connecticut to provide a growth plan beyond just Florida. Trulieve can slowly utilize 40+% EBTIDA margins to slowly fund expansion outside of the Sunshine state.

The company ended November with over $100 million in cash and appears to have sailed right past the negative Grizzly Research report. The market cap is near $800 million now with revenue estimates of $400 million in 2020 and up to $500 million in 2021.

A big key to investing in Trulieve is the future optionality of recreational cannabis approval at a future point. A similar boost as with Illinois would lead to total cannabis sales in the state doubling and tripling current targets providing substantial upside.

See Trulieve stock analysis on TipRanks)” data-reactid=”65″>We can see from TipRanks that Trulieve has regained its “Strong Buy” rating. In the last three months, the stock has received 4 Buy ratings and no Holds or Sells. Based on these ratings, the average $14.82 price target on Trulieve stock translates into upside of over 60% from the current share price. (See Trulieve stock analysis on TipRanks)