By: Steve Monaco, Chief Investment Officer at Wrazel
Intelligent investors and professional asset managers are always looking for new opportunities to diversify their portfolios and mitigate their risk exposure to traditional investment assets like stocks and bonds – typically accomplished with alternative assets. Alternative investments refer to a broad range of investment assets that are “non-correlated” to the price- movement and volatility of stocks and bonds.
Hedge-funds, real estate, franchises, private company stock and franchises are examples of alternative investments. Cannabis is an example of a newly emerging alternative asset class that all accredited investors should have some exposure to as part of a well-diversified portfolio.
Cannabidiol or CBD or Hemp is LEGAL and classified as therapeutic – so it’s free from the stigma attached to THC and marijuana.
Hemp is a unique plant with over 25,000 diverse uses worldwide! Hemp intersects more markets and industries globally than any other crop in the agricultural economy.
In fact, cannabis touches so many verticals that investors can focus their attention on which verticals are the best fit for their portfolios and investment goals.
Diversified Investors can have investments in virtually every aspect of the agricultural spectrum known as “seed to sale” knowing that it’s all investable.
From genetic-level seed breeding
to hemp cultivation, harvesting and drying
to the process of distillation and extraction
to thousands of CBD based products, cosmetics,
to Real Estate opportunities that include investing in facilities and land for grow operations
to “quality and consistency” testing facilities –
to grow hardware and technology –
to thousands of Pharma related applications –
to virtual unlimited Culinary applications – way beyond edibles.
Ultimately, given the diversity of investment opportunities in the cannabis industry – the challenge for investors and their advisors is about finding which vertical(s) provide the “best fit” for their portfolios!
Wrazel is an online platform focused on cannabis businesses that helps investors, entrepreneurs, and cannabis business owners work together. As part of our efforts to facilitate deals and create business relationships in the cannabis space, we have monthly investor events. This week, we will be in Burbank, CA.
This event is a great opportunity to grow your network, meet Cannabis professionals, and learn about new and exciting opportunities in the industry.
If you are an investor, you can attend this event for free. This is one of the perks of being an accredited investor on the Wrazel Marketplace. Click here to see if you are eligible.