16 January 2018
CompanyAnnouncements Platform § AustralianSecurities Exchange Exchange Centre § 20 Bridge Street § SYDNEY NSW 2000 § ByElectronic Lodgement (ASX: AC8) Dear sirs § Notification of Release ofSecurities from Escrow § Pursuant to ASX Listing Rule§3.10A, AusCann Group Holdings Limited (ASX:AC8) advises that 9,408,069
fully paid ordinary shares will be released from escrow on 19 January 2018. § Quotation for thesesecurities on ASX will be sought following their release from§escrow on 19 January
2018. Yours sincerely Susan Hunter Company Secretary
Um ehrlich zu sein, weiss ich es nicht hundert Prozentig. Ich glaube sie werden verkauft. Gibt ja sicher auch genug was kosten verursachen wird in nächster Zeit XD
@ up-runner Klingt negativ. So wie ich das verstehe werden die verkauft und ich erinnere mich, dass das bei Canopy vor ca. nem Jahr auch so war. Ich sehe darin jetzt keinen Grund zur Beunruhigung. Eher im Gegenteil.
Why I think Auscann Group Holdings Ltd is the best pot stock to buy Rhys Brock | January 16, 2018
Australian pot stocks ridden a wave of positive global sentiment following news that California has officially legalised recreational cannabis, and that similar legislation seems just around the corner in Canada.
Developments at home have also helped buoy stock prices: earlier this month the Federal Government announced that it would allow Australian companies to export cannabis-based medicines, lending legitimacy to an industry many in the investment community had not taken seriously.
Health Minister Greg Hunt even went so far as to say that the government would like Australia to one day be ?the world?s number one medicinal cannabis supplier?.
With pronouncements like that ? from the Federal Government no less ? it?s no wonder local investors have been desperate to put their money into Australia?s pot stocks.
But before you throw your life-savings away it?s important to remember that, despite the skyrocketing share prices, most of these companies are still in their infancy, are yet to generate any substantive revenue, and are very high risk investments.
It?s probable that not all of them will survive the next few years ? let alone ever turn a profit.
However, I believe Auscann Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: AC8) can be a success, and that?s why I?ve invested in it myself.
Auscann?s board is led by founding Chairman Dr Mal Washer, a medical doctor and former member of the Australian House of Representatives, and also includes Hon Cheryl Edwardes, the former Attorney-General for Western Australia and former Minister for the Environment.
I call out these two board members in particular because a key requirement for success in this developing industry will be navigating the bureaucracy of the political system. And the proof is in the pudding: through its partnership with Tasmanian Alkaloids, Auscann is currently the only ASX-listed company to have secured all the required licences to cultivate, harvest, manufacture and distribute final dose form cannabinoid medicines.
Tasmanian Alkaloids is the largest opium poppy processing company in Tasmania, so no doubt its experience securing licences to grow controlled substances was an aid to Auscann as well. Plus, Auscann can leverage Tasmanian Alkaloids? existing connections in the global pharmaceuticals industry.
Being in possession of all these licences allows Auscann to pursue its business model of full integration across the medicinal cannabis supply chain ? starting from plant genetics and continuing through crop cultivation, manufacture of pharmaceuticals, testing, analysis and ending with its in-house medical outreach programs.
Along with Cann Group Ltd (ASX: CAN), Auscann is one of the only two ASX-listed cannabis companies actively developing its domestic Australian operations.
Other companies in the cannabis space, like MMJ Phytotech Ltd (ASX: MMJ) and Creso Pharma Ltd (ASX: CPH), which I wrote about recently, are mostly concentrating on their overseas operations, targeting Canada in particular. This means that Auscann and Cann Group might end up being the only two key Australian exporters of medicinal cannabis products in the short-term.
And finally, if it is overseas exposure you?re after, Auscann?s largest shareholder is Canopy Growth Corporation, the biggest producer of medical cannabis in North America. Canopy?s CEO, Bruce Linton, is a non-executive director of Auscann, and can provide guidance on the full cannabis supply chain ? including export.
An investment in any small cap stock is risky, and you would have to consider your own risk appetite before jumping into the cannabis space.
But of all the pot stocks currently listed on the ASX, in my mind Auscann seems to possess the leadership team and strategic partnerships to capitalise on the Australian Federal Government?s relaxation of export restrictions.
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