MSOS is the first US-listed actively managed ETF to provide exposure solely to American cannabis and hemp companies, including multi-state operators (MSOs). This is the second fund from AdvisorShares dedicated to the cannabis investment strategy. MSOS seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing entirely in legal, domestic cannabis equity securities. Stocks may be of mid- and small-cap companies. In addition, the fund will use total return swap contracts to create such exposure. The fund advisor uses a variety of tools and ratings sources to select securities. Companies must be registered with the DEA specifically for the purpose of handling marijuana for lawful research and development of cannabis or cannabinoid-related products. Stocks selected may focus on areas such as REITs, health care, cannabidiol (CBD), pharmaceutical and hydroponics. In addition to investment risks, investors need to be aware of the ongoing regulatory risks.