CONSUMER ADVISORY

CONSUMER ADVISORY

Monday, October 22, 2018

NDBF ISSUES ADVISORY ON MARIJUANA-RELATED INVESTMENTS

October 22, 2018 (LINCOLN, NEB.) — The Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance (NDBF) is cautioning investors about schemes and risks associated with marijuana-related investments.

Investments in marijuana business ventures are becoming more prevalent and are receiving increased media coverage. Fraudsters may attempt to use this attention to convince investors to hand over money for risky or outright fraudulent marijuana ventures.

 

The advisory provides information about common marijuana-related investment schemes and the unique risks associated with marijuana-related investments, including reverse merger and pump-and-dump schemes, and jurisdictional legality.

 

The full advisory is available on the agency’s website here.

 

More information about the laws governing the securities industry in Nebraska can be found on NDBF’s website at www.ndbf.nebraska.gov. If you have questions about any investment matter, call NDBF’s Consumer Hotline toll free at (877) 471-3445 in Nebraska, or (402) 471-3445 if you are out of state.

Consumer Advisory - Marijuana.pdf

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