The stock of Canadian cannabis company Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQ: ACB) has had an up and down week. Shares jumped more than 6% on Tuesday morning alone, yet the stock looks like it will end up with a double-digit decline for the week.
Fellow Canadian grower OrganiGram Holdings (NASDAQ: OGI) reported its fiscal third-quarter 2021 financial results on Tuesday, and strong sales growth sent investors flocking to other marijuana sector names anticipating more good news. But a newly proposed bill from Sen. Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, to decriminalize marijuana in the U.S. received a chilly reply from the White House yesterday. That response reverberated with investors throughout the sector.
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The bill drafted by Schumer and two other Democratic senators seeks to legalize pot at the federal level, and remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act. When asked for a comment from the Biden Administration on the bill at a press briefing on Wednesday, press secretary Jen Psaki replied, "There's no new endorsements of legislation to report today."
The implied lack of support from President Joe Biden was seen as a blow for cannabis companies, including Aurora, that could greatly benefit from an open U.S. market.
OrganiGram reported Tuesday that gross sales for its quarter that ended May 31 soared 51% sequentially over the previous quarter, and 31% versus the year-ago period. But many investors believe long-term success for cannabis companies requires legalization in the U.S. Lack of support for that from the current administration means that could be a long way off.
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