MJUSTM is designed to give investors exposure to cannabis companies operating in the United States, including multi-state operators (MSOs) directly involved in the cultivation, production, marketing and distribution of cannabis or cannabis-related products.
- With 17 states and D.C. having legalized cannabis, MJUSTM has the potential to grow as U.S.-based companies benefit from the legalization and ease on rules and regulations.
- As the largest cannabis market in the world, legal cannabis sales in the U.S. exceeded $17.5 billion in 2020, growth of 46% over 2019’s $12.1 billion, and is forecasted to reach $41.3 billion in 2026, a CAGR of 15%.5
More consumers entering the market in states where cannabis is legal and a number of measures in place to liberalize federal regulation (i.e. de-scheduling, decriminalizing, the SAFE Act, States Act and More Act) are all factors driving growth in the U.S.
About the Fund
The U.S. Alternative Harvest ETF (MJUSTM) is a portfolio of companies that are active in the United States cannabis market. MJUSTM is an actively managed exchange-traded fund (ETF) that seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in securities of companies that derive at least 50% of their net revenue from the “Cannabis Business” in the United States, and in derivatives that have economic characteristics similar to such securities. The companies that MJUSTM will invest in generally are representative of the components of the Prime U.S. Alternative Harvest Index (the “Reference Index”).
About the Index
The Prime U.S. Alternative Harvest Index (“The Reference Index”) is an Index of Prime Indexes, a division of Level ETF Ventures LLC. The Reference Index has been created to provide investors with a reference measure that enables them to track both event-driven news and long-term trends of “U.S. Cannabis Companies.”
“U.S. Cannabis Companies” are classified as those that derive at least 50% of their net revenue in the United States. These companies are further defined as those that cultivate, produce, market or distribute the following: industrial hemp, products containing cannabis-derived products, prescription drugs or supplements or food products that include cannabis or cannabis-derived products, or provide products or services designed for, or used by, companies in the cannabis industry, including technology, real estate or financial services.
As of May 2021. The above map is intended to show U.S. states that have passed legislation to legalize the use of either recreational or medicinal marijuana. Prospective investors should understand the possession and use of marijuana, even for medical purposes, is still illegal under federal law. Even in those states in which the use of marijuana has been legalized, its possession and use remains a violation of federal law.
Prime Indexes creates financial indexes that solve problems for both professional and self-directed investors. Prime Indexes are used as the basis for innovative new investment solutions for investors and use intuitive design principles so that new investment products can ultimately provide low-cost, efficient, and convenient access.
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Jason Wilson – ETFMG Cannabis Research and Banking Expert
With over 15 years of experience in the asset management, finance and structured product space, Jason has a track record of bringing hard-to-access asset classes to market.
Jason has held leadership and senior positions at several leading financial institutions. Most recently, Jason was Senior Vice President at INFOR Financial Inc. INFOR is a leading boutique investment bank based in Toronto, Canada that has worked in connection with a number of companies in the legal cannabis industry, including acting as advisor to Canopy Growth Corporation in connection with entering into its strategic relationship with Constellation Brands.
Jason has also worked at the investment banking divisions of Société Générale, France’s third largest bank, and at CIBC, one of the five largest banks in Canada. While at Société Générale and CIBC, Jason provided asset managers and financial institutions with various capital raising, financing and risk mitigation solutions and strategies.
Jason has an LLB from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to completing his university studies, Jason was a member of the Canadian Forces and is a recipient of the Gulf of Kuwait Medal, awarded for his engagement in direct combat during the Gulf War in 1991.
Last Updated 6/11/2021
ETFMG U.S. Alternative Harvest ETF
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Month End Performance
Last Updated 05/31/2021
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Quarter End Performance
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Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the Funds may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. All performance is historical and includes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by calling 1-844-ETF-MGRS (1-844-383-6477).
Top 10 Holdings
Last Updated 6/11/2021
|Name||% Total Assets||Ticker||Shares Held||Market Value USD|
|CURALEAF HOLDINGS SUB VOT SWAP||10.29%||CURLF||45,192||$663,897.60|
|GREEN THUMB INDUSTRIES SWAP||8.72%||GTBIF||18,886||$562,802.80|
|CRESCO LABS SWAP||7.37%||CRLBF||40,905||$475,316.10|
|INNOVATIVE INDL PPTYS INC||7.21%||IIPR||2,432||$465,144.32|
|TRULIEVE CANNABIS SWAP||6.80%||TCNNF||11,522||$438,757.76|
|VERANO HOLDINGS CL A SUB SWAP||5.18%||VRNOF||17,730||$334,210.50|
|HARVEST HEALTH AND RECR SUB VOT SWAP||5.01%||HRVSF||78,919||$323,007.58|
|PLANET 13 HOLDINGS SWAP||4.69%||PLNHF||42,883||$302,325.15|
|COLUMBIA CARE SWAP||3.83%||CCHWF||43,907||$247,415.95|
Fund holdings and sector allocations are subject to change at any time and should not be considered recommendations to buy or sell any security.