Marijuana stocks are the internet stocks and the dot com stocks of 2014!
Every day, another penny stock announces some deal or some new smoking device that is going to revolutionize the MMJ (Medical Marijuana) market, and the stock runs like crazy for a few days.
I haven't seen anything like this since 1998-99 period when the internets and dot coms took the markets by storm.
And... in my opinion, this is still just starting to develop. Back in the day, we saw Yahoo, IPO at $20 and run to over $600... Well, this week, we saw HEMP legalized, and the stock HEMP has run from about .01 in December to .29 now. Billions of shares outstanding, give HEMP an astronomical market cap.. These are just examples... Other stocks with similar charts, TRTC, MJNA, PHOT, FITX, EAPH, GRNH, and there are many more, but that is not the purpose of this article.
Now comes Monster Energy competitor Livewire Ergogenics, Inc. They have had some success in moving into the billion dollar energy supplement market with a candy-like soft chew with precise caffeine dosing in each chew. Their selling point is they are very portable, unlike an energy drink, and give the same boost as the energy drinks and shots.
But the CEO - Bill Hodson - is a very sharp and enterprising individual, and has been working on dosing THC and CBD oil for some time with his equipment and factory, in order to expand into the lucrative Medical Marijuana Dispensary business, and also possibly into the LEGAL THC business in Colorado and Washington.
So here is the PR that started it all on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. There were some issues with how he named his new directors, so that has been edited out of this PR..
LiveWire Ergogenics, Inc. Announces Formation of LiveWire Herbaceuticals and Appointments to Advisory Board
ORANGE, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 3, 2014) - LiveWire Ergogenics, Inc. (OTCQB: LVVV) is pleased to announce the formation of a new division, LiveWire Herbaceuticals.
LiveWire's proprietary method adds a precise amount of THC and CBD to a flavored matrix resulting in a chew that has little or no aftertaste. LiveWire then uses an independent laboratory to verify the dosage. This product will be manufactured and distributed through dispensaries in states where it is legal.
LiveWire Herbaceuticals was formed to solve the most pressing issue in the legal medical marijuana industry which is dose and consistency control.
"The initial response to this technology has been overwhelming. We have our first order, and subject to legal approval, we should be in production by the end of the month. We believe that medical marijuana provides significant health benefits to consumers, and as this is adopted nationwide, we want to give consumers the ability to responsibly manage their dose. To provide precision in this product is an important key to success," said Bill Hodson, CEO of LiveWire Ergogenics, Inc.
For more information about LiveWire Ergogenics, Inc., or to find a LiveWire Territory Manager near you, please visit www.livewireenergy.com.
Then comes LIVEWIRE with an 83 million share outstanding, of which, the CEO and PRESIDENT own 25 million shares, and they take salaries of $1 per year! They are going to grow the company and grow the stock for their rewards!
Dilution has ceased, and the company has had huge success in the fall and winter of expanding it's distributor base for the caffeine chews... Now comes the HUGE NEWS.... Since LVVV is an Orange, California Company.... They are right in the middle of the Medical Marijuana market... CEO thinks... If I can dose caffeine, how about CBD oil and THC?
So this is where LVVV stands after 3 days of being a "weed" stock.
The stock more than tripled in price into the .11 range the first 2 days, and the classic 3rd day profit taking pulled it down to close at .083 today... My belief is that, like the above stocks in the sector, that Livewire will run to heights that are almost beyond belief in the near future as the shipments of these MMJ CHEWS actually take place and the market discovers LVVV.
In closing, it may be another bubble, but, like the dot coms and the internet stocks, those companies that figured out how to make money and prosper have done well after the bubble burst, and the others are gone. Same thing will happen to the "weed" stocks... Choose your investments wisely.
Disclosure: I am long LVVV.