Cannabis Stock Report: Marijuana Stocks Close Mixed As Sessions Supports Cannabis Research

The North American Marijuana Index fell flat on Wednesday, as pot stocks closed mixed following news of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ openness to medical marijuana research. Sessions, known for his opposition to cannabis, told a key Senate panel on Wednesday that not only does he believe medical marijuana may have benefits, but that it should be researched as well. Still, the head of the Justice Department continues to doubt findings that cannabis may aid in dealing with the opioid epidemic, stating he doesn’t “believe that will be sustained in the long run.” The Index fell 1.70 points, or 0.69 percent, to close out the day at 245.86.

The United States Marijuana Index rose 0.42 points, an increase of 0.48 percent to close out the day at 88.51, while the Canadian Marijuana Index fell 9.98 points, or 1.58 percent,

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