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When people ask me if they missed the boat on cannabis stocks, I just laugh. They all point to the big runs that already happened. Clearly, they think the best gains are behind us.

But that’s not true.

Everybody wants to go back in time to buy cannabis stocks such as Cronos Group Inc. or Hexo Corp. as penny stocks. We know that’s impossible — but making huge gains on these stocks isn’t.

The truth is, buying them now is fine.

We are going to make a lot of money in cannabis. If you don’t believe me, just look at the history of energy drinks. It’s a similar market and it produced spectacular gains.

Read on to learn more about how you can profit from this market.

Energy Drinks: The Model for Cannabis’ Growth

Energy drinks generated $50 billion in sales in 2018. These are new(ish) alternatives to an espresso in the afternoon. Red Bull, Monster Energy and Rockstar Energy Drink are among the most popular brands.

These alternative beverages exploded in popularity in the early 2000s. And they are the model that shows cannabis will do the same.

Just look at this chart of Monster Beverage, the maker of the popular Monster Energy brand:

This chart shows just how big cannabis companies can be.

In the early stages, from 2003 to 2007, energy drinks just started catching on. Monster’s shares exploded from $0.07 in February 2003 to $8.55 in July 2006.

That’s a ridiculous 12,100% gain in three years.

I’m sure that back in 2006, there were folks who didn’t buy because they missed Monster at $0.35. They looked at the chart and lamented not buying it at $0.20 … clearly, they thought they had missed the boat.

But they hadn’t.

While the stock slowed down in 2007–2008 for the recession, its bull market kicked right back into gear in 2009…

It’s Not Too Late — You Can Make Big Money in Pot Stocks

In 2009, you could’ve bought Monster Energy shares below $5. By January 2018, those shares were worth nearly $69.

That’s a 1,280% gain in nine years. I’d take that anytime.

My point is, cannabis is a brand-new market. Remember, it has only been legal in Canada since October 2018 — that’s less than a year. These stocks are just building out sales and brands. There is a long way to go.

So don’t get hung up on where the stock was a year ago … just remember Monster Beverage. There are huge gains out in front of us.

My colleague Anthony Planas wrote about the three markets the cannabis industry will disrupt. And he also talks about the lucrative opportunities we can find in this sector.

In my Real Wealth Strategist newsletter, I watch companies in this industry. There are several that have massive potential, even now.

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Good investing,

Matt Badiali

Editor, Real Wealth Strategist