Medical Cannabis Industry News
Marijuana “Flood Gates” are exploding
In 2017, it is expected that overall marijuana sales in the United States at the retail level to increase by almost 30%, hitting $5.1 billion-$6.1 billion on the back of continued growth in existing recreational cannabis markets.Medical marijuana sales are expected to buoy the industry, fueled in part by the expected launch of MMJ markets in Maryland and Hawaii. At the same time, growing medical marijuana programs in states such as Illinois, Nevada and New York could show a lot of growth.
California Green Tree Gives Investors Early Shot at Promising Cannabis Grower
Ever since the “green rush” started gaining momentum with the nationwide swing to a favorable bias towards cannabis a few years ago, analysts have been tossing out figures for tremendous industry growth. With more states legalizing marijuana in one fashion or another, it’s been a dynamic target, to say the least, but no one knows just how big or how fast the industry will grow. The other shoe dropped when California legalized recreational marijuana during the November 2016 vote, which will provide more clarity on market expansiveness.READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE.Come the first of 2018, both medical and recreational cannabis will be available in the populous state, which has an economy worth more than all but five countries in the world, inevitably provide a massive boom to industry sales figures, which totaled $6.7 billion in 2016.According to real estate developer and investment banker Marshall Field, the California cannabis market is going to experience a shortfall in producers once new laws go into effect next year due to sheer demand and strict quality control. To that end, Field partnered with Coalinga, CA real estate mogul Rito Gutierrez to form privately-held California Green Tree Development LLC (CGTD), assuming the roles of CEO and COO, respectively, to turn their attention to the market opportunity in their state.
Marijuana businesses rising to compete with other consumer goods
In 2016, medical and recreational cannabis sales overtook profit generated from Viagra and Cialis – two main erectile dysfunction medicines on the market – music streaming services and Girl Scout Cookies. This year, marijuana could cross the famous snack foods Doritos, Cheetos and Funyuns, as well as ice cream sales.The estimated total demand for marijuana in the United States, including the black market, is around $45 billion to $50 billion. If marijuana was legalized the federal government nationwide, sales might start out at around that level but would likely quickly soar as cannabis gained general acceptance and the market grew. Eventually, marijuana could surpass cigarettes and possibly compete with even beer in terms of overall sales.
Health Benefits of Medical Marijuana
“Marijuana?! You mean weed? Weed has health benefits? You must be crazy!”- This might be the reaction of most people upon seeing the title. While many of you might be dumbfounded to even consider marijuana as medicine due to its overuse as an abusive drug in the recent times, studies have shown that it has been used as medicine for over five thousand years. Startling, isn’t it?First of all, what is Marijuana? Marijuana actually refers to the leaves of the cannabis plant. The reason why people commonly use it as a treatment drug is because it contains the chemical, or a cannabinoid to be more specific, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is able to alter the mind’s state, causing changes in memory, thinking, pleasure, concentration, coordination etc. However, can THC only be used to distract ourselves from our hardships in life and get “high”? The answer is no. THC can reduce nausea, decrease pain, inflammation, and muscle control problems. Together with CBD, which can reduce pain and inflammation, control epileptic seizures, without making people high, medicinal marijuana has many health benefits. With our 100% organic cannabis products of the “happy” line manufactured here in California Green Tree development, your benefits could increase tenfold. Here are a few: A) Reducing Arthritis painArthritis is a common disease most of us know about. Let it be our parent, grandparent, teacher or even a colleague, we’ve all seen someone suffer while moving due it, and wished there was something we could do to reduce their pain. Arthritis is a range of diseases of joint pain or joint inflammation, caused by bone wear and tear or auto immune disease that attacks the bone lining. Even though it is incurable: • THC provokes the death of out of control immune cells that are attacking the body, restoring balance to an overactive immune system. • CBD prevents the auto immune cells from spreading and therefore reducing the relentless pain.B) Making lives of hepatitis C patients easierEven though a lesser common disease compared to arthritis, hepatitis C is a rising concern. It is a viral disease that affects the liver causing it to swell up, resulting in: • Fever • Nausea • Vomiting • abdominal pain Marijuana is not a treatment for Hepatitis C. If you’re wondering why someone should bother taking risks with a potentially dangerous medicine, you should first know that the treatment of Hepatitis C causes nausea and is very hard to endure. If ingested in proper manner (not by injections or smoking) THC can effectively reduce nausea, making the treatment more tolerable and consequently help patients to complete the whole course.C) Helps to control epilepsyEpilepsy is a gruesome disease in which people suffer from mild to violent convulsions and seizures, sometimes followed by phases of unconsciousness. It’s gruesome in the sense that no one can predict when a seizure is about to occur, and it feels awful to fall down all of a sudden and be writhing on the ground-for both patient and onlooker. How does marijuana help? • THC binds with the brain cells responsible for excitation • Makes them regulate relaxationD) Protects the brain from the aftereffects of a stroke Strokes are a common condition caused by: • Tearing of a blood vessel in the brain • The area to which the vessel was carrying blood to is deprived of nutrition, causing it to stop functioning.Many researches have shown that cannabis has neuro-protective effects. Hence, its understandable that marijuana is able to reduce the size of the affected area, therefore preventing much of the future consequences.E) Keeps you slim and fit!In today’s world of fitness and looks, who doesn’t want to be thin and have a nice figure? Not only does being slim make you look nicer, it also prepares you for the many adventures of life where physical fitness is a must. I know, you’re most probably connecting the dots and thinking, “This is the reason pot addicts lose weight so fast!” Well you are correct, since marijuana: • Improves metabolism • Regulates insulin production • Efficiently manages calorie intake Therefore, if taken at properly prescribed methods and dosage, marijuana is incredibly beneficial for your body!Marijuana has been being used as medicine for centuries now, even before since it was known as a recreational drug. Our ancestors knew its medicinal value and put it to proper use. Even though proper scientific research on it has only begun recently, most of the outcomes show promising results. Hence, the California Green Tree development company has taken the initiative of producing the best organic cannabis products using cutting edge technology with zero wastage policy. Not only will the “happy” products take care of your physical health, they’ll also invigorate you mentally to keep YOU happy. So come on and give it a chance!
Poised and Ready for California Green Rush!
Poised and Ready for California Green Rush, Groundbreaking at CGTD’s 20,000 Sq. Ft. Cannabis Greenhouse Draws NearAt the first of July, Nevada joined Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska in making recreational marijuana legal and did so with a smoking start. Reports of lines out the door from open to close at dispensaries, possible supply shortages already and incredible amounts of revenue being generated for the state abound in the first week of legal sales. This is exactly the type of impact – only larger in scale – that Marshall Field, founder and CEO of California Green Tree Development (CGTD) is expecting when recreational cannabis becomes legal in California at the outset of 2018.Given the tourism factor, experts expect Nevada to be a major player in the legal marijuana space, with Marijuana Business Daily forecasting at least $75 million in sales in 2017 and up to $550 million annually in the future. These estimates could be light considering Nevada’s 2.9 million residents, 40+ million annual visitors, “Sin City” reputation and the fact that legal marijuana sales in Colorado, a state with a population of 5.5 million, topped $1 billion last year.Medical marijuana has been legal to California’s 40 million residents since 1996 and reportedly generate over $800 million in annual sales. What can happen across the liberal state in 2018 could set the industry on its ear with the magnitude of sales some are expecting.“Just take a look what is happening in Nevada already,” Field told Equities.com. “I have no doubt in my mind that California will experience a steep imbalance between supply and demand for quite an extended time following legalization taking effect. California is implementing new standards of quality control for which many current growers will not be able to pass, further exacerbating a supply shortfall, which we intend to capitalize upon.”Field, a successful real estate developer and investment banker, partnered with real estate mogul Rito Gutierrez to found California Green Tree less than one year ago. The two have leveraged their real estate and entrepreneurial backgrounds to move expeditiously forward on their business model to become a premier marijuana cultivator in California under the “Happy” brand.To meet this goal, CGTD secured the land and requisite licenses to produce cannabis, in the meantime going straight to the nation’s premier cannabis greenhouse builder, Nexus Greenhouse Systems for their design and construction needs. Nexus has been in the greenhouse business for over 50 years, more recently emerging as the go-to firm in the marijuana space, constructing in excess of 300 cannabis indoor grow houses in Colorado alone.Nexus brings the knowledge that breeds repeatable quality products at the highest efficiency, meaning that revenue and profits are maximized by superior designs.The fully-permitted System 420 Hybrid greenhouse is designed specifically for California codes and weather and for capacity of planting 800 plants per week and harvesting 400 plants per week. Field says they are going to run a tight ship on expenses, spending up front to reduce energy costs from an original projection of about $50,000 monthly to $15,000 monthly and on automated systems that can be run by about 10 employees.While the ground is being prepped for construction, management is finalizing details on growing a wide array of strains of organic (no chemical fertilizers, no pesticides, etc.) cannabis with varying degrees of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the constituent in marijuana responsible for the euphoric high. Banking on the fact that people consume marijuana for various reasons at various times, the Happy brand products will be categorized and clearly labeled per THC content so the user knows exactly what to expect (i.e. “Happy 10,” “Happy 20”). The company already has 28 different strains ready for planting.Distribution is not a concern, as CGTD has established relationships with over 1,200 dispensaries across California. To that end, Field knows that they will have to quickly ramp-up production by constructing another facility, for which they have already acquired permits.Field says groundbreaking at the first 20,000-square feet state-of-the-art facility in Coalinga, California is rapidly approaching, a true milestone for investors. To that point, the privately-held company is raising capital through a Regulation D 506(c) Private Placement Memorandum. Details of the qualifications to invest are provided on the company’s website, giving accredited investors an early shot to invest in the young company and its projections of an initial return on investment of 25%-35% with triple-digit potential in the longer term.