8-K

The United States securities laws require publicly traded companies to disclose details regarding their business on a constant basis. One of the required filings to the SEC is the Form 8-K, which is also known as a current report. Occurrences that trigger an 8-K filling include bankruptcy, definitive agreements, and completions of acquisitions to name a few. 

Filing

10-K

The United States securities laws require publicly traded companies to disclose details regarding their business on a constant basis. One of the required filings to the SEC is the Form 10-K, which is also known as an annual report

Filing

10-Q

The United States securities laws require publicly traded companies to disclose details regarding their business on a constant basis. One of the required filings to the SEC is the Form 10-Q, which is also known as the quarterly report

Filing

20-F

The United States securities laws require foreign private issuers with publicly traded shares in the U.S. to disclose details regarding their business on a constant basis. One of the required filings to the SEC is the annual Form 20-F, which is in lieu of a 10-K or annual report

Filing

Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations

Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations ("ACMPR") replaced Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations ("MMPR") on August 24th, 2016. ACMPR outlines and regulates Canadian patients' access to medical marijuana. 

Regulation

ACMPR

See Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations

Acronym

ACT

See Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics

Acronym

ADR

See American Depository Receipt 

Acronym

Aeroponics

Aeroponics is a plant cultivation method where there is no growing medium. Where as geoponics uses soil as a growing medium, and hydroponics uses water as a growing medium, aeroponic growing methods mist a nutrient-enriched solution on plant roots suspended in air, leading to better plants with healthier roots. To learn more, check out our video on aeroponics here

Cultivation

Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics

The Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics was the first ever non-profit focused on medical marijuana legal reform. Founded in 1981, the Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics was made famous by their 1994 case against the DEA

Organizations

American Depository Receipt

American Depository Receipts or ADRs are U.S. exchange-traded certificates issued by a bank in the U.S. which equals a specified number of shares in a foreign company. An example within marijuana-related stocks is Invictus MD Strategies. It's shares are listed on the CSE under the sybmol IMH, however ADRs for Invictus are traded on the OTC markets under the ticker IVITF. 

Securities

Annual Report

The United States securities laws require publicly traded companies to disclose details regarding their business on a constant basis. One of the required filings to the SEC is the Form 10-K, which is also known as an annual report

Filing

ASX

See Australian Securities Exchange

Acronym

AUD

See Australian Dollar

Acronym

Australian Securities Exchange

The Australian Securities Exchange is Australia's primary stock and securities exchange. The Australian Securities Exchange is also known as the ASX. Before their merger with the Sydney Futures Exchange in 2006, the ASX stood for the Australian Stock Exchange. 

Exchanges

Australian Dollar

The Australian Dollar is the official currency of Australia. The unofficial name for the Australian Dollar is the "Aussie". 

Currencies

BHO

See Butane Hash Oil

Acronym

Butane Hash Oil

Butane Hash Oil, commonly reffered to as BHO,  is named after the catalyst used in the extraction process.  Using butane to extract the cannabinoids from cannabis plant material produces a concentrated sticky cannabinoid-packed hash oil. The final, and most important stage of the BHO production process is the evaporation stage which removes the harmful butane chemical from the final product. 

Concentrates

CAD

See Canadian Dollar

Acronym

Canadian Dollar

The Canadian Dollar is the official currency of Canada. The unofficial name for the Canadian Dollar is the "Loonie". 

Currencies

Cannabidiol

One of over 100 cannabinoid compounds found in cannabis plants. Cannabidiol ("CBD") is believed to have a long list of medicinal applications and uses accompanied by little to no side effects. CBD is not one of the psychoactive components of cannabis, although all cannabinoids contribute to what is known as the entourage effect

Cannabinoids

Cannabigerol

One of over 100 cannabinoid compounds found in cannabis plants. Cannabigerol ("CBG") is thought to lessen the paranoid-stricken effects caused by other cannabinoids. CBG's exact effects are not well known as its presence is rare and its scientific interest is recent, although all cannabinoids contribute to what is known as the entourage effect

Cannabinoids

Cannabinoid

Cannabinoids are a group of related chemicals contained in cannabis plants. The most well known cannabinoid is the psychoactive compound found in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol ("THC"). Another commonly known cannabinoid is the non-psychoactive compound called cannabidiol ("CBD"). 

Cannabinoids

Cannabis

Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants that is comprised of three distinct species. The three species within the Cannabis genus are: Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, and Cannabis Ruderalis. Plants from all three species contain cannabinoids, in varying concentrations. 

Marijuana

CBD

See Cannabidiol

Acronym

Current Report

The United States securities laws require publicly traded companies to disclose details regarding their business on a constant basis. One of the required filings to the SEC is the Form 8-K, which is also known as a current report. Occurrences that trigger an 8-K filling include bankruptcy, definitive agreements, and completions of acquisitions to name a few. 

Filing

CBG

See Cannabigerol

Acronym

DEA

See Drug Enforcement Administration

Acronym

Derivative

A type of security that derives its value from an alternate underlying security. For example, an oil derivative derives it value from the underlying price of oil. 

Securities

Drug Enforcement Administration

The Drug Enforcement Administration or more commonly known as the DEA, is the United States' federal task force enforcing the country's narcotics laws.  According to the DEA, their mission is "to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets." 

Regulator

Ensemble Effect

See Entourage Effect

Cannabinoids

Entourage Effect

The combined effects caused by multiple cannabinoids working together. Since there are over 100 known cannabinoid chemical compounds, without extraction or concentration it is nearly impossible to feel the isolated effects of one single cannabinoid. Also known as the ensemble effect

Cannabinoids

ETF

See Exchange Traded Fund

Accronym

Exchange Traded Fund

An Exchange Traded Fund is an exchange traded security that passively tracks and index or an asset class to offer investors a convenient method of gaining exposure to new areas. 

Securities

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. 

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc., or more commonly known as FINRA, is the private self-regulating organization that regulates the brokers and the exchanges. 

Regulation

FINRA

See Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. 

Acronym

Genus

A rank used in taxonomy to rank and classify organisms. Ranked below an organism's family and above species, a commonly known plant genus is Cannabis, which has three different species

Taxonomy

Geoponics

Geoponics uses soil as a growing medium for plant cultivation, where as hydroponics uses water as a growing medium for plant cultivation. 

Cultivation

Growing Medium

The material in which plants are cultivated in is called the growing medium. For example, geoponics uses soil as a growing medium, while hydroponics uses water as a growing medium. 

Cultivation

Health Canada

Health Canada is the Canadian Federal department that is responsible for helping Canadians "maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances." Health Canada is responsible for regulating and authorizing Licensed Producers of cannabis under ACMPR

Regulation

Hydroponics

Hydroponics uses water as a growing medium for plant cultivation, compared to geoponics which uses soil as a growing medium for plant cultivation. 

Cultivation

Licensed Producer

A Licensed Producer is authorized by Health Canada as a Licensed Producer of cannabis under the ACMPR. "Only producers who are authorized to produce and sell to the public may sell or provide dried marijuana, fresh marijuana, cannabis oil, or starting materials to eligible persons." 

Regulation

LP

See Licensed Producer 

Acronym

Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations

Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations ("MMPR") was replaced by Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations ("ACMPR") on August 24th, 2016. MMPR outlined and regulated Canadian patients' access to medical marijuana. 

Regulation

Marihuana Medical Access Regulations

Marihuana Medical Access Regulations ("MMAR") was repealed and replaced by Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations ("MMPR") on March 31, 2014. MMAR outlined and regulated Canadian patients' access to medical marijuana. 

Regulation

MMAR

See Marihuana Medical Access Regulations

Acronym

MMPR

See Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations

Acronym

NAV

See Net Asset Value

Acronym

Net Asset Value

Net Asset Value, a.k.a. NAV is a measure of the value per share of all of a fund's assets minus all of its liabilities. For mutual funds, this figure is calculated once daily, while for ETFs it is calculated for the entirety of the market session. 

Valuation