When most investors think of the booming cannabis sector, they don't automatically think "high tech" or the life sciences.
That's a mistake – a potentially costly one.
For one thing, cannabinoids can be used to treat all sorts of ailments, from cancer to arthritis to insomnia, not to mention the high-tech applications exploding in the growth and consumption of legal marijuana.
But more importantly, cannabis investing is out on the "frontier."
As you'll see, that's one of the most profitable places you can be…
Get In (Way) Before the Crowd – It Pays
It's axiomatic in investing: Grab a good investment before it goes mainstream and everyone else, especially Wall Street, finds out about it, and you're looking at more upside. You can score massive gains moving into a technology or concept out on the "frontier."
And it doesn't have to be risky, either, when you've got the research to back up your thesis.
I'll show you what I mean; I've got a long history in frontier investing. Last year, I recommended a play in an "unattractive" stock Wall Street had written off as "just another player" in the crowded video game niche.
But my research told me this was an explosive, revolutionary disruptor in a potentially huge segment. A year later, my readers and I had the last laugh… and 264% in profits to show for it.
And we did it again in 2017 on another stock Wall Street wasn't paying attention to, booking 213% in gains on another play in the same space.
You can bet they're paying attention now.
Bitcoin was another "frontier" niche I broke into. When it was trading at roughly $100, I predicted it would come roaring back in 2013, and by the end of the year, the price had topped $1,200 – a 1,100% gain in just a couple of months.
That was just the beginning.
I've Seen This Kind of Potential Before
So, in tech, "frontier" is a synonym for huge wealth opportunities. And marijuana investing most definitely qualifies. Growth, retail, research, biotech, distribution, consumption – marijuana is a huge, diverse sector rich in profit opportunities, and we're adding more all the time.
You see, I've covered Silicon Valley for more than 32 years, and in the cannabis sector, I'm seeing the same level of innovation, creativity, leadership, and profitable risk-taking that's taken tech to the multitrillion-dollar heights it occupies today.
Heck, in some cases, chief technology officers, chief executives, visionaries, and other Silicon Valley wizards are actively moving into the cannabis sector, marrying marijuana and high tech.
It's a potent partnership.
Let me give you an illustrative example of the kind of intellectual "cross-pollination" underway here.
According to an interview in SFGate, former CEO Jessica Billingsley and web operations honcho Amy Poinsett jumped on the huge opportunities opening up in Colorado's legal market, designing software solutions for tracking each cannabis plant "from seed to sale."
There are dozens more tech leaders out there doing the same, creating profit potential for us.
About the Author
Michael A. Robinson is one of the top financial analysts working today. His book "Overdrawn: The Bailout of American Savings" was a prescient look at the anatomy of the nation's S&L crisis, long before the word "bailout" became part of our daily lexicon. He's a Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer and reporter, lauded by the Columbia Journalism Review for his aggressive style. His 30-year track record as a leading tech analyst has garnered him rave reviews, too. Today he is the editor of the monthly tech investing newsletter Nova-X Report as well as Radical Technology Profits, where he covers truly radical technologies – ones that have the power to sweep across the globe and change the very fabric of our lives – and profit opportunities they give rise to. He also explores "what's next" in the tech investing world at Strategic Tech Investor.