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The stock market has done well to begin 2019, and the cannabis industry in particular has seen explosive gains. After a lackluster 2018 for many of the largest players in big marijuana, most of the highest-profile companies in the budding cannabis industry have rocketed higher, and some have even made their way to new record levels. Like any investing trend, though, some companies are doing better than others. In fact, there’s one stock among big marijuana players that’s seen only the most modest of share-price increases in 2019, and that has some cannabis investors wondering what that means both for that company in particular and for the sector in general. A look at the chart above shows that the two big winners so far in 2019 happen to be companies that have made the most significant partnerships with companies outside the cannabis industry. Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC) has had a close relationship with Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) for more than a year now, while Cronos Group’s (NASDAQ:CRON) recent deal with tobacco giant Altria (NYSE:MO) dramatically increased its exposure within the industry. Big Marijuana Is Booming — Except for 1 Stock

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