Alan Brochstein, The Cannabis Capitalist
Alan Brochstein, CFA, covers the cannabis industry full time from Houston, running 420 Investor, a subscription-based service for those interested in publicly-traded cannabis stocks, and New Cannabis Ventures, a news and information platform that highlights promising companies and influential investors in the cannabis industry. Before focusing on the cannabis industry in 2013, Alan worked as an independent equity research analyst following two decades as a portfolio manager, trader, and analyst.
Most Popular Articles

Investing in Cannabis Extraction: 5 Companies to Watch

The extraction process is fueling the boom in vaping, edibles, and concentrates. Who's profiting from the trend?

Investing in CBD Companies? Watch Out for These Warning Signs

Public interest in cannabidiol (CBD), the non-intoxicating cannabinoid, has skyrocketed in the past year. But not all CBD producers are the same.

Investing in Cannabis? Ask These 3 Questions Before You Do

Leafly's new columnist, Alan Brochstein, separates the contenders from the pretenders. Meet the Cannabis Capitalist.

Investing in California Cannabis: Five Options

California's new adult-use market opens up new opportunities for investors.

Investing in Cannabis? Consider Going Global With Canadian Companies

Use the loonie to invest overseas: Canadian companies are involved in cannabis ventures on five continents.

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Investing: These 16 Cannabis Companies Are Generating Revenue

Revenue isn't the only metric to consider when investing. But it's important—and these cannabis companies are producing it.

You Can Invest in a Cannabis Mutual Fund—But Should You?

A number of cannabis mutual funds and ETFs have emerged in the last 18 months, but their records are spotty.

Investing in Australia’s Cannabis Industry: 5 Companies to Watch

Australia’s emerging cannabis industry offers investors options to participate. Financial analyst Alan Brochstein weighs in.

Friendlier Feds Change the Game for Cannabis Stocks

Trump's Friday announcement of a more hands-off federal approach to legal cannabis sent stocks soaring. Here's how to play it.

Massachusetts Cannabis Investing: Where to Start

On July 1, Massachusetts is expected to open the first adult-use market on the East Coast. What are your investing options?

Investing in California Cannabis: Five Options

California's new adult-use market opens up new opportunities for investors.

Investing in CBD Companies? Watch Out for These Warning Signs

Public interest in cannabidiol (CBD), the non-intoxicating cannabinoid, has skyrocketed in the past year. But not all CBD producers are the same.

How to Invest in Canada’s Coming Legal Cannabis Boom

Current valuations are high, but future expectations are higher for Canada's 28 public cannabis companies.

Investing in High Times: Puff or Pass?

The media and events company is preparing for a public investment round. Alan Brochstein looks at the financials.

Investors, Beware of Cutesy Names and Unsustainable Run-Ups

This is the third big marijuana stocks rally since 2013. Here are a couple lessons I learned from the first two.

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