Matt Badiali Points to Huge Growth in Cannabis Sector

Start of Something Huge

According to Matt Badiali as recorded on his Twitter feed there is still excellent growth in the marijuana industry, which surpassed $6B in the previous year of 2017. Matt Badiali still expects the marijuana sector to continue to show healthy to overly large gains. Matt Badiali doesn’t seem to be the only Wall Street expert to draw these conclusions when seeing the huge profits the marijuana industry has shown in recent years. The well-known Miami-based trader, Jason Spatafora even had to conclude by saying there is an analogy between the Marijuana industry in Canada and the “Silicon Valley is to the U.S.” At present American investors are barred from investing in Canadian stocks. Furthermore, the marijuana industry is also infected with frauds or failures who are negatively disrupting a healthy market.

G7 Interest

Among the leading industrialized nations known as the G7, Canad will be the first to legalize marijuana this coming year. For Canada, the excitement around this decision has drawn a tremendous push of interest among investors. The stock market showed in the last boom that Canada has numerous companies that have devoted enormous efforts at making cannabis profitable. There are companies like Newstrike, which were a gold mining business that got the idea to ditch gold and turn to marijuana. Noted bands like The Tragically Hip, became investors in Newstrike’s decision to go the route of marijuana, which gave Newstrike new power.

ETF Investing

AS an alternative to purchasing stocks in Canadian companies many investors are turning to American ETF’s to do their investing. There are two companies which show promise and are heavily invested in Canadian Cannabis companies: ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (NYSE: MJ) and AdvisorShares Vice ETF (Nasdaq: ACT). There are imminent hazards that the Cannabis industry could face in Canada. For example, if Cannabis is legalized more massive get involved, which would raise the competition for smaller growers and shrink the market to the more significant players. According to Matt Badiali, the marijuana sector will only grow in the future and after its legalization will draw great benefits to those expose themselves to its present investor benefits despite the fact that growers are considerd to be in a niche market.

Dick Devos: Businessman and Philanthropist

Have you seen the news from the Devos camp? Dick Devos just managed to get in on the Washington circle by joining the Federal Aviation Administration. While many have known his wife for years, as she is Betsy Devos the US Education Secretary, Dick Devos is mainly known from his days as the president and CEO of Amway. While he is no longer working under Amway, he has been helping the aviation industry for quite some time through his partnership with the CEO of Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids.


In the 1990s, Devos started to work with many of the business leaders in the area. His hometown of Grand Rapids was growing much slower than he wanted. He saw plenty of opportunity but not too many of the business leaders were taking action. He wanted to do something. He helped set up the Grand Action committee, which led to the founding and building of many areas downtown, including the Devos Performing Arts Center.


While many people don’t realize that Dick Devos has such a passion for aviation, he has multiple jet licenses, helicopter licenses, and he co-founded an aviation academy. The school is located on the grounds of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. The school helps students learn about becoming a pilot as well as aviation. The academy provides training on the Gerald R. Ford international airport grounds.


Devos knows a few different people in aviation business, so he has been working with them to help support the airport in Grand Rapids. After all, he wanted to see the city rise with new growth and jobs. So he focused on bringing in more revenue to the airport itself. This led to a $45 million renovation that was bringing in a new business traveler’s center, food court, and upgraded technology in the terminals.


Devos is a quintessential business partner to have because he can pinpoint problems and come up with solutions pretty fast. He’s one of the reasons that the airport was able to expand so quickly throughout the 2000s. In fact, in 2018 a new renovation will be completed and bring about a new era for travelers at Gerald R. Ford International Airport.


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Alex Paul And His Duo, The Chainsmokers

Alex Pall is one half The Chainsmokers. The initially-New-York-based duo now resides in Southern California. The Hollywood Hills home of Alex Pall has been boasted about in The Wall Street Journal. It’s as nice as you would expect a house in such a place to be. Many people grow up in apartments with limited room or homes on small plots of land. You can rest assured that his house is not like any of thes types of places—it is a lot bigger and more spacious. This is what world-wide success allows for when you are a musician.

This guy is really living the life that many people dream of but never get. Fortunately, he is very wise about how he conducts his behavior. Alex Pall is one of those musicians who has been smart enough—or perhaps lucky enough—to not die from a problem that he brought upon himself. Avicii, an electronic dance music DJ who died from drugs, is not in that boat.


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Alex Pall met his co-DJ, Andrew Taggart, in New York City in 2012. The Chainsmokers had already existed, though the guy who originally worked alongside Alex Pall decided to quit. Considering how successful The Chainsmokers eventually became, it was probably unwise for this last guy to quit. However, in a way, maybe the resignation of this guy somehow led The Chainsmokers to become successful. Maybe Alex Pall needed to meet with Andrew Taggart to reach the series of events that led to their success.

The Chainsmokers are not a one-hit-wonder. In fact, they have numerous songs broadcasted over mainstream radio stations for all to hear. Throughout the years, many DJs have come and gone. The Chainsmokers have remained and have arisen as a successful duo. Of course, just like everybody else, their success in the music industry wasn’t a guaranteed thing. Pursuing such a dream is often a risky endeavor. Alex Pall knew this, and felt a bit scared pursuing it. However, he gained so much enjoyment from DJing that he decided to stay with it and see where it would go.

Robert Ivy – An iconic presence in the field of architecture.

Robert Ivy is a native of Mississippi, and an iconic presence in the field of architecture. Due to his diligence, creativity, and unparalleled vision, he has gained notable recognition as a Master Architect. He serves as the executive vice president and CEO of the American Institute of Architects (AIA, and he is considered to be an author, editor, and an excellent practicing Architect. As a commentator on architecture worldwide, he began his tenure with AIA in 2011, and has significantly contributed to the expanded global presence and influence of the organization. In the past, Robert Ivy received the award of Master Architect, which was presented to him by the national architecture fraternity Alpha Rho Chi. He also received the 2017 Dean’s Medal from the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture. More about of Robert Ivy at Huffpost.

The American Institute of Architects is presently at its highest membership level in its 160-year history. That being said, he has recently received the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented to him by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. This is the very first time that an Architect has received such a prestigious award, which was awarded to him for his personal and professional achievements. To put things into perspective, other honorees include actor Morgan Freeman, artist Walter Anderson, and writer Eudora Welty. Robert Ivy was praised by the AIA’s Present Carl Elefante, who articulated the following: “As the CEO of AIA since 2011, and as an author, editor and practicing architect, Robert Ivy is a worthy ambassador for our profession. This award comes as a crowning personal and professional achievement for him as a native of Mississippi. On behalf of the AIA, I am truly delighted to congratulate him on this unique honor.” Mr. Robert Ivy received his Lifetime Achievement Award at the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters on June 2nd.