Blue Line Protection Group is too small to warrant a rating. Based in Denver, CO, Blue Line Protection Group provides armed protection to businesses and government entities who need to protect their licenses and business investments. Cannabis businesses are only a small fraction of this company’s client base.
Based in Leamington, Ontario, Aphria’s portfolio of cannabis assets puts them easily among the largest legal cannabis growers. Their facilities, strategic investments, joint ventures, and distribution agreements position the company to be a worldwide grower for both medical and recreational use.
General Cannabis Corp., based in Denver, Colorado, is a services provider to the cannabis industry. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, it provides security services, cultivation consulting and marketing services.
Edmonton, Canada-based Aurora Cannabis Inc. (“Aurora”) is a vertically integrated cannabis production and distribution company. Founded in 2013, Aurora started out as a producer and seller of medical marijuana, growing cannabis from their facility in Mountain View County, Alberta. They are now, after eight acquisitions and nine strategic investments, one of the largest global cannabis companies, with operations or investments spanning eight countries. This aggressive growth is in large part due to their success in gathering capital, having raised over CA$350 million in the first quarter of this year alone.
Tilray is a vertically integrated and federally licensed cannabis company which researches, cultivates, and produces medical cannabis and cannabinoids through agreements with pharmaceutical distributors. They currently grow marijuana in Canada and Europe. Tilray was the first Canadian marijuana grower to export medical cannabis to Europe and were also the first U.S. cannabis IPO. The company develops CBD, THC and hybrid extracts, and dried cannabis.
Tilt Holdings is an international, vertically integrated company offering comprehensive technological and infrastructure support and solutions from seed to bowl for cannabis companies operating in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and Jamaica. Tilt is now trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange.
KushCo Holdings, known until recently as Kush Bottles, is a supplier of packaging and other products to the cannabis industry. As the name implies, the company started with bottles to hold cannabis flower, but they’ve since expanded to supply all forms of packaging for multiple products, vaporizer products, consumables for cannabis-oil processing, accessories, and even branding services.