Cantor Fitzgerald's Pablo Zuanic says the U.S. cannabis industry has great value but is in a tight and defined investable pool.
But there's hope: “We are confident about the regulatory tailwinds pushing the U.S. marijuana industry forward, taking a long-term view,” said Zuanic, however “in the near term, operators face macro pressures, limited funding opportunities, and runaway licensing in some states.”
SAFE Banking Act’s failure to materialize:
Zuanic said that without the SAFE Banking Act and a divided Congress, he is even more confident "of the durability, scalability, and long-term outlook of the larger and better-capitalized U.S. MSOs."
However smaller operators could be excluded and “in some cases, new licensees may not even be able to raise capital to start operations,” Zuanic said in a recent note. “Still, the question of 'investability' (we do not mean fundamentals) remains a concern, with at best a TSX listing …