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  • Medical Marijuana Inc's Stock Price Benefits From A $60M Mistake In A Yahoo Blog [View article]
    I wonder if Perry Coleman was involved in this "mistake". I find him to be quite unprofessional:

    http://seekingalpha.co...
    Oct 24 05:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Medical Marijuana Inc's Stock Price Benefits From A $60M Mistake In A Yahoo Blog [View article]
    Mistake? They press released off of the article - either they failed to READ it or they chose to look the other way. Nevertheless, it wasn't corrected for 36 hours after I initially contacted the author, Shawna Ohm. Why? What the heck is $60mm anyway? MJNA claims to be the leader - is their share less than 15% of the market??? It's no "mistake"!
    Oct 23 07:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Medical Marijuana Inc's Stock Price Benefits From A $60M Mistake In A Yahoo Blog [View article]
    Nice job of explaining the issue. I found it odd that the blog by Ms. Ohm was not corrected until more than 24 hours after I contacted her and about 24 hours after the I.R. rep from MJNA's response was posted on I-Hub. There was another material error in the blog that was corrected more quickly (that the company also sells products that contain THC). Ms. Ohm made it clear to me that the company had provided her with the initial "fact" about their $60mm in sales. They claim to be the leader - is there market share only 15%? I think that the "correction" is likely not correct either.
    Oct 23 07:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Medical Marijuana Federally Legal In Canada; Capitalization Is One Of America's Finer Points [View article]
    Nice job! The Reuters article was ridiculous in my view. They cited a FORMER DEA official! The DEA has lost the war and is trying to justify its funding. Good luck with that...
    Oct 21 10:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Recent Pot Suspensions: The Fate Of Advanced Cannabis Solutions And Full Circle Capital [View article]
    Halting the stock is fine, but banishment to the Grey Market is unjust, especially in this circumstance
    Oct 18 09:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Recent Pot Suspensions: The Fate Of Advanced Cannabis Solutions And Full Circle Capital [View article]
    And CANN is suing that guy: http://bit.ly/1rInrbd

    On September 25, 2014, the Company filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado against Stephen G. Calandrella (“ Calandrella ”) in order to recover the profits Calandrella obtained through short-swing trading in the Company’s common stock. Such profits, which the Company believes Calandrella obtained unlawfully, are rightfully owed to the Company. The Company brought the lawsuit against Calandrella under section 16(b) of the Exchange Act.

    According to the complaint filed in federal court, Calandrella failed to report all of his holdings of the Company’s common stock to the Company. Instead, while a principal stockholder, he engaged in a series of purchases and sales of the Company’s common stock within a six-month period in violation of federal securities law. Pursuant to section 16(b) of the Exchange Act, the complaint demands that Calandrella return to the Company his profits on such trades with interest. The lawsuit is captioned Advanced Cannabis Solutions, Inc. v. Stephen G. Calandrella, Colorado District Court Civil Action No. 14-CV-02649.

    As previously announced, on March 27, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission temporarily suspended trading in CANN common stock. The Securities and Exchange Commission’s stated reason for the stop trading order was that “[t]here are questions regarding whether certain undisclosed affiliates and shareholders of Advanced Cannabis common stock engaged in an unlawful public distribution of securities.”

    As a result of that suspension, the Company was delisted from the OTC markets. In attempting to get relisted on the OTC Bulletin Board, the Company learned that Calandrella’s conduct was a subject of the regulatory action that led to the temporary suspension and subsequent delisting of ACS stock. The Company began an investigation into Calendrella¹s activities. The Company¹s investigation is ongoing.

    The Company continues to work with all applicable agencies to seek active quotation of its common stock.
    Oct 17 12:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Terra Tech: A Natural-Born Capital Killer [View article]
    Derek/Amy goofed and bought stock too soon after having sold some. It was an honest mistake in my view. The "swing trade" rule seems a bit odd and is quite esoteric in my view, but it is the law: You have to wait a certain amount of time after selling before you buy. The Petersons took care of it properly, and there are zero repercussions. The decline in TRTC was not at all related to these small sales that appear to have been related to federal income taxes as alleged, at least in my opinion. The decline in TRTC was market-related - all of these stocks corrected by 80% or so on average.
    Oct 16 10:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • FULL Is About To Complete A Pretty Sweetheart Deal With CANN [View instapost]
    FULL is not financing this deal
    Oct 10 02:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stay Informed With The 420 Investor Newsletter  [View instapost]
    I don't believe that they are a legitimate cannabis company
    Oct 9 11:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CEN BIOTECH: CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? [View instapost]
    Nice job, rise51, but no need to bash on other stocks, like Tweed or Bedrocan! BED is NOT a subsidiary of the Dutch Bedrocan, but it does have a unique relationship with them.
    Oct 5 12:43 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CEN Biotech: Side Effects Of Confusion [View instapost]
    Great job, rise51 (and Jerry)! I think SA should have published this - did you submit it? What a roller coaster ride...
    Sep 25 06:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Busting Medbox [View article]
    Seriously? Did you listen to the new CEO? Nothing good here for a while, if ever. Wait for the flood of restricted shares to hit the market in early 2015.
    Sep 21 09:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • FULL Is About To Complete A Pretty Sweetheart Deal With CANN [View instapost]
    Thanks for sharing your ideas! I didn't know about the Street downgrade (as silly as it was). FULL in now "neutral" in my book after having been negative three months ago.
    Sep 19 07:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FULL Is About To Complete A Pretty Sweetheart Deal With CANN [View instapost]
    I thought you meant literally Cramer - that's just the Street.com. What a joke that report is - my favorite line:

    "Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues plummeted by 246.4%."
    Sep 19 08:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FULL Is About To Complete A Pretty Sweetheart Deal With CANN [View instapost]
    Cramer put a sell on it?
    Sep 18 11:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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