Article: Short seller Andrew Left has his doubts about Canadian pot stocks, says he’s betting against Canopy

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Short seller Andrew Left has his doubts about Canadian pot stocks, says he’s betting against Canopy

Thomas Franck, 14 November 2018

Citron Research’s Andrew left reiterated his bet against the Canadian cannabis industry Wendesday, telling CNBC that he’s short Canopy Growth and Cronos Group in addition to his already disclosed wager against Tilray.

Fielding a question from “Halftime Report” host Scott Wapner, Left said his doubts on the space aren’t confined to just one company. “I’m also short Cronos, I’m short Canopy, I’m short Tilray. So I’m short a basket of the names,” he said. “Once the U.S. licensed producers come on — the faster it becomes legal in the U.S., the quicker the Canada names go lower.”

“They won’t get the exposure in the U.S., they’re not players internationally,” Left added. “I don’t care how many press releases they put out, they’re not going to be shipping cannabis from Canada to Australia. Not happening.”

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