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Marimed Inc (OTCMKTS: MRMD): MediTaurus Acquisition & East Coast Expansion Could Trigger Bullish Rally

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Marimed Inc (OTCMKTS: MRMD) has taken a significant hit in recent months after a solid start to the year. The stock is already down, after a 40% plus correction from this year highs. While the pullback is a point of concern, the Company has served a string of catalysts that could fuel a bounce back from current lows.

MRMD Catalysts And Price Analysis

The confirmation that the hemp and cannabis operator is poised to acquire a 70% stake in MediTaurus is a development poised to strengthen the stock’s market sentiments. With the acquisition, MariMed will gain access to a robust portfolio of intellectual property patent for cannabis formulations.

The acquisition could not have come at a better time given that MariMed is fresh from reporting year over year increase in revenues as well as EBITDA growth for fiscal 2018. The Company has also inked a strategic partnership with Ilo Vapor for the distribution of its flagship product DabTab brand dablets on the East coast.

Amidst the string of positive developments, the stock has continued to edge lower after succumbing to bearish pressure. After a recent pullback, the stock is staring at critical support at the $2.40 mark. Above the support level, the stock remains supported for further upside action as a bounce-back play.

MRMD Daily Chart

 However, a violation of the $2.40 support level on further sell-offs could result in the stock edging lower in continuation of the emerging downtrend. For MariMed to turn bullish after the recent sell-off, then it will have to rally and take out the $4 a share resistance level.

What Does MariMed Do?

MariMed is a hemp and cannabis operator focused on improving health and wellness with the highest quality hemp and cannabis products. The Company is engaged in the distribution of a full range of cannabis products supported by a network of medical and adult use cannabis dispensaries in six states.R

MediTaurus Acquisition

MariMed market sentiments, which have taken a hit in recent months, are likely to edge higher on the confirmation it is poised to acquire a 70% stake in MediTaurus. This is the first acquisition as part of the Company’s push to optimize its strategic investment in GenCanna Global Inc.

With the acquisition, the Company gains access to the Florance brand of CBD health and wellness products as well as extensive intellectual property relating to cannabis formulations.

The Company’s sales efforts should receive a boost as MediTaurus comes with a robust network of pharmacies as well as wholesalers and online distributors that it uses to distribute its Florence CBD health brand.

The acquisition is also poised to jump start MariMed Hemp division given that Florance boasts of an established premium line of CBD health and wellness products as well as formulas in both the U.S and the EU.

“Florance™ provides a ready platform for new product introductions, including diversity of the uses of hemp including food, food supplements and topical. MariMed will help rapidly scale up production, distribution and licensing partnerships throughout the major U.S. markets where MariMed operates and sells,” explained MariMed CEO Bob Fireman.

MariMed also remains well positioned to tap the benefits that MediTaurus has to offer when it comes to research experience and expertise of its founders.

Revenue Growth

In addition to the MediTaurus acquisition, MariMed reporting a 118% increase in Q4 revenue and a 95%  full-year revenue growth is another development that continues to strengthen the stock’s market sentiments. Q4 2018 revenues came in at $3.4 million compared to $1.58 million reported a year earlier.  Full year revenues, on the other hand, skyrocketed to $11.85 million from $6.07 million as of 2017.

“We are encouraged that the Company maintained its strong operating performance and dynamic growth. We made a series of key investments to leverage opportunities we see for the years ahead, from branding and marketing to a major investment in GenCanna Global, perhaps the world’s leader in industrial hemp genetics and production,” stated Mr. Fireman.

East Coast Expansion

MariMed has sought to accelerate sales growth by expanding its footprint into the East Coast. The signing of an agreement with Ilo Vapor paves the way for the Company’s flagship DabTab brand dablets to be made available in Rhode Island, Massachusetts as well as Delaware dispensaries.

Bottom Line

MariMed is a potential bounce-back play, despite shedding significant market value on succumbing to bearish pressure in recent months. A flurry of positive developments from MediTaurus acquisition to revenue growth as well as expansion to the East Coast are some of the developments that should continue to shore up market sentiments. The stock is likely to bottom out after a recent pullback.

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Disclosure: We have no position in MRMD and have not been compensated for this article.

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Hemp Stock (OTCMKTS:HEMP) Climbing The Ladder

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Things have not been rosy for Hemp Stock (OTCMKTS:HEMP) going by the price action activity over the past year. The stock has lost more than two-thirds of its market value after feeling the full force of short-sellers. The stock remains engulfed in a long-term downtrend and in dire need of breathtaking catalysts to bounce back from all-time lows.

Hemp Stock Price and Catalysts Analysis

Hemp underperformance coincides with a sell-off wave that gripped the marijuana sector in 2019. A good number of stocks shed a significant amount of market value even as the broader stock market continued to record higher highs. Hemp Inc. underperformance might as well stem from the lack of substantial updates needed to validate the company’s long-term prospects.

However, the stock appears to have hit a bottom and due for a correction higher as a bounce-back play. Supporting a potential break out from current lows is the passing of friendly legislations that continue to unravel new opportunities in the hemp industry. Likewise, the company has continued to strengthen its product line, having also made strategic moves in new markets in pursuit of revenue opportunities.

That said, it does not come as a surprise that the stock has already started showing signs of edging higher after languishing at the lower end of the $0.01 level. The immediate resistance level standing in the way of the stock breaking out from current lows is the $0.02 level.

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Kona Gold Stock (OTCMKTS:KGKG) Down But Not Out

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Kona Gold Stock (OTCMKTS:KGKG) has plunged to its lowest price in more than a year. That is the result of a downtrend that kicked off in earnest in August.

If we look at Kona Gold’s investor relations site and go to the press release section, we see that the company has made several announcements about its business activities and developments since August. However, none of these announcements have been able to halt the slide in the stock.

About Kona Gold stock

Kona Gold Solutions is a Delaware corporation that operates several wholly owned subsidiary businesses. Through its subsidiaries, Kona Gold is engaged in the production and sale of hemp-based products, mostly beverages.

Kona Gold stock has a track record of bouncing back from its lows

Kona Gold has a history of bouncing back from its lows. In September 2018, Kona Gold was trading at $0.011, lower than its current price. But the stock bounced back and was trading at $0.118 in November, delivering a return of more than 970% in a space of just two months. In January 2019, Kona Gold was again at one of its lows at $0.47. But by February, the stock was up at $0.91, returning 94% in a period of just about one month. In April 2019, Kona Gold was down at $0.72. But in a space of about one month, the stock had sprinted back up at $0.143,…

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Hemp Inc (OTCMKTS: HEMP) Bottoming Out

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Hemp Inc (OTCMKTS: HEMP) is still struggling to steer clear of the bears. Since late April, the stock has faced continued downside price action from short-sellers. However, there is clear potential for the company to enter a bull market.

Hemp Share Analysis

The last year has been a rollercoaster experience for Hemp Inc. The stock has been fluctuating between $0.02 and $0.06 for the longest time, and some investors might have grown weary. While this is understandable, what is clear is that the stock price seems to have hit bottom and can only go up next.

From late November to mid-December 2018, there was massive activity in terms of moving HEMP shares. There was a huge interest in the stock which was probably due to the legalization of the cultivation of Hemp in the US via the 2018 Farm Bill. The legislation came in the period where Canada had just legalized marijuana, and the demand for hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) was on the rise.

However, the cannabis sector is still growing and, as such, there is a lot of uncertainty, especially regarding regulations. Canada may be the first industrialized country to legalize weed, but the US remains an important market which should have a clear official position in the industry. 

After the clearance of hemp cultivation in the US, HEMP has actively engaged in various expansion activities to…

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