How and where to buy cannabis stocks, ETFs and copyfunds

So you want to buy cannabis stocks?

Buying cannabis stocks is a hot topic at the moment. Not quite as much as crypto trading – but at least there is an underlying asset.

But, if you want to get involved in the wackly world of baccy stocks how do you trade and buy cannabis stocks?

Marijuana stock plays aren’t a new thing, they’ve been around for a while but mainly in the form of spivvy penny shares.  You know, the type of stocks where you pays your money and takes your chance. You buy some and are either going to lose all your money or make a bucket load.

I’ll resist the temptation to use puns like, could these stocks go sky high because quite frankly they’ve all been used already.

We’re guilty of lit puns too, cough-cough…

But cannabis stocks are becoming more readily available on platforms like IG, Saxo and eToro.

Where to buy cannabis stocks?

Here is a quick rundown of where to buy cannabis stocks.

Obviously, we’re not recommending these stocks or providing investment advice here. Just highlighting where you can buy cannabis stocks. If you wanted…

If you want to job about in individual cannabis stocks take a look at IG. A quick search on their platforms shows around 27 cannabis stocks that you can trade on CFDs or through spread betting.


Buy cannabis stocks on IG


If you want access to a cannabis ETF, Saxo offer Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF which is a basket of stocks with exposure to cannabis.

Buy Cannabis stocks ETFs on Saxo

Or if you are of the social trading persusasion eToro is giving investors the chance to bet on the rapidly growing medical marijuana market via it’s CannabisCare CopyPortfolio

What are the additional risks when you buy cannabis stocks?

  • Firstly, most cannabis stocks are listed abroad so make sure you either hedge your currency exposure or trade in your local currency. Which you can do with spread betting for example.
  • Secondly, regulation is a major factor and changes will have a significant impact on cannabis stock prices.
  • Thirdly, it’s just like any other pharma stock – they are subject to high volatility

Below is a recent video from Bloomberg on “Where to Find Opportunities in Cannabis Stocks”

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Richard started the Good Broker Guide in 2015 and has been a broker for 20 years most recently at Investors Intelligence and previously a multi-asset derivatives broker at MF Global (Man Financial). Richard started his career working as a private client stockbroker at Walker Crips and Phillip Securities (now King and Shaxson) after interning on the NYMEX oil trading floor in New York and London IPE in 2001 & 2000.