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Trader: Cannabis Stock Is Up 50 Percent For October

While everything else is down, cannabis stock is up.

Maybe we’re all just trying to get through to November 8. It’s been a month of the hottest messes and dumb choices, after all.

“Cannabis stocks in general are up 50 percent for the month of October,” writes trader Alan Valdes for Yahoo Finance. Valdes is the director of floor operations at Silverbear. That shouldn’t be a surprise, as 60 percent of Americans want legalized marijuana.

He points out that cannabis is still federally illegal, but four states (Washington, Oregon, Colorado and Alaska) permit recreational marijuana under state law, while the District of Columbia and 23 states have legalized medical marijuana. In California, recreational marijuana is on the November ballot, where it’s set to double its $2.7 billion in medical sales in the next four years, if it passes.

How does one invest in an industry that’s growing, well, like a weed? Valdes recommends doing your homework with sites like the coming-soon Cannabis Stock Picks, which will review small publicly-traded companies in the industry, and The Fresh Toast’s own coverage of cannabis news, including the RX section.

[h/t Yahoo Finance]

From total marijuana legalization in Canada, to North America becoming more chilled out about its own state laws, buying your favorite green flower has never been easier and growing your own is almost as simple. 

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