AVTC Files $100mm Libel Suit Against Seeking Alpha Contributor Alan Brochstein

I received notification today of a $100mm lawsuit filed in Riverside County, CA by AVT, Inc (AVTC).  The case number is RIC 1314161.  The lawsuit can be accessed here.

For anyone interested, here is the article that I wrote in May 2013:


I received a cease & desist order shortly thereafter:


Here is a link to all AVTC-related articles  I wrote that were published by Seeking Alpha.  One, in particular, explained my concerns again:


Here are some articles that I have published as an instablog (not through SA editorial):





Here is an article I wrote that AVTC praised (because they were apparently confused about who authored it, though it is clear:


The endorsement from MSN Money

From MSN Money?  No, it is published on MSN Money, but it is by Benzinga (link ).  Here is the original, by the way:


The author is clear, and does this sound like an endorsement or a routine company description?

Started in 2001, AVT (OTC: AVTC) began producing vending machines, but recently transitioned to automated retail machines. Marijuana investors took interest in the stock when Medbox announced a purchasing agreement.
Medbox spends about half a million dollars a year buying dispensary units from AVT. The company has a market cap of $119 million.

Read more: http://www.benzinga.com/news/14/01/4239989/14-cannabis-stocks-to-watch-in-2014#ixzz2sZMkO3b4

3rd Party Information


SIRF on AVTC's lawyer, Phil Koehnke 

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Alan Brochstein's Personal Disclosure

Updated 8/31/22

I receive questions occasionally and want to create this document, which is available to the public, to address any concerns about potential conflicts of interest as it relates to 420 Investor. I earned the designation of Chartered Financial ...

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AB Media Mentions

You can also visit New Cannabis Ventures for a list of media appearances


Marijuana Business Daily - 1/13/14

Capital New York - 1/21/14

New York Post - 1/26/14

Financial Times - 1/26/14

Main Street - 02/03/14

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MCIG - Review of the 2.0: Great Value

This is a guest blog (public access) and one of several positive reviews from 420 Investor members of the new mCig:

Thanks, Sir James!  To be fair, we have had a range of reviews, all of which you can access ...

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Mentor Capital (MNTR)

This is the discussion board for MNTR

WEBSITE:  http://mentorcapital.com/


Referral from Bob Meyer :  "I've known and interacted with Chet Billingsley for 18 years and he's a top notch person"


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$100 Off Arcview's "State of the Legal Marijuana Markets"

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The State of Legal Marijuana Markets 3rd Edition is the definitive source for market sizes and high-level analysis of business trends in one ...

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As always, I encourage members in our community and others who are interested in cannabis stocks or the industry to contribute their perspective.  The following contribution, which is available to the public, is from 420 Investor member "dxchronicdvt":

VAPE currently ...

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The 420 Stock Index surged to end the year up 59.4%:

The stocks in the index (equally weighted as of 1/1/13) and their corresponding performance:

  • CBIS, + 3%
  • GRNH, + 15%
  • GWPRF, + 268%
  • HEMP, - 34%
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Cannabis Stock Outlook 2014: Survey Results

These are exciting times!  Colorado will be the first state to allow legal cannabis to adults in just hours.  I decided to survey investors regarding their views on several issues.  The results below are for 77 respondents.  

PHOT took ...

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Guest Post - Vape Pens

I always appreciate when a member wants to share his or her perspective.  In this case, GreenRushColorado takes a look at how vape pens are changing the cannabis scene in Colorado, where he lives:

The Rapid Growth of Vape Pens ...

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TRTC Presentation Slides

Thanks again to Derek Peterson, CEO of Terra Tech (TRTC) for sharing his time with us.  Here is a link to the recording (90 minutes).  Here are the slides from his presentation:

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The Nevada MMJ Opportunity: An Interview with Greg Obbink

Nevada is often mentioned as one of the more attractive opportunities in the medical marijuana space.  Our webinar with Rob Hunt, President of GrowLife Hydroponics (PHOT) earlier this week confirmed this.  For those who missed it, the presentation and Q&A ...

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