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Live from Davos: Jason Paltrowitz & Richard Carleton on Innovations in Cannabis

CSE’s James Black was joined by Jason Paltrowitz, EVP of Corporate Services at OTC Markets, and CSE CEO, Richard Carleton, at the Cannatech Davos Cannabis House for the second installment of a live episode of #HashtagFinance.

In this discussion, Paltrowitz and Carleton talk about the advantages of transparency in the public markets (3:30), how public markets might recapture investor trust in the cannabis industry (7:45), the macro trends that might help lift the market (10:30), and how, instead of sweeping government action, it’s been innovators and entrepreneurs that have been driving the cannabis industry forward (15:30).

Listen until the end to hear about the impressive pace of innovation within this space (22:00) and how some companies are successfully grasping what it means to be a public company (24:30).

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Live From Davos: Jason Paltrowitz & Richard Carleton on Cannabis in Public Markets

CSE’s James Black was joined by Jason Paltrowitz, EVP of Corporate Services at OTC Markets, and CSE CEO, Richard Carleton, at the Cannatech Davos Cannabis House for a very special live episode of #HashtagFinance.

In this interactive discussion Paltrowitz and Carleton explain the advantages of being a publicly traded company and the importance of that funding in the cannabis industry (2:30), the lessons we can learn (again) from this burgeoning industry (12:00), why the US government is the worst weed dealer possible (17:30), and how the entrance of international biotech companies into the industry is helping to legitimize it on a governmental level (20:00).

Listen until the end to hear about the incredible potential of hemp to solve big problems the world is facing (27:00), and why North America continues to be the best place for cannabis companies to go public (36:00).

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Dr. Raza Bokhari on the Real Promise of CBD

CSE’s Barrington Miller was recently joined in the studio by Dr. Raza Bokhari, CEO of FSD Pharma (CSE:HUGE), whose company recently celebrated their market open at the Canadian Securities Exchange.

In this discussion Dr. Bokhari shares what it’s like to be the first company to be dual-listed on the CSE and NASDAQ (1:35), the importance for companies in the capital markets to be in “the big ocean” (5:25), the groundbreaking clinical trials FSD Pharma is conducting with a synthetic compound that acts like CBD (6:30), and the “HUGE” importance of their ticker symbol (11:00).

Listen until the end to hear Dr. Bokhari’s personal path towards becoming a serial, “eccentric”, entrepreneur (12:30).

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Frank Holmes on the New Investment Realities in the Age of Coronavirus

CSE’s James Black recently hosted Frank Holmes, CEO and CIO at U.S. Global Investors for his second visit to the #HashtagFinance podcast.

In this discussion Frank shares his many investment observations including the global themes that are contributing to gold price speculation (1:50), why he thinks buying Bitcoin is now analogous to collecting art (7:07), and the impact of Coronavirus on recent mining and investment conferences like PDAC (14:46).

Listen until the end to hear Frank’s thoughts on how safety and technology will evolve in response to the Coronavirus and how to protect your money in a low interest rate environment.

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Marilyn Schaffer on How Payments Disruption Starts in the Kitchen

CSE’s Phillip Shum recently hosted CEO Marilyn Schaffer from XTM Inc. (CSE:PAID) to share her experiences in the payments industry and how the time was finally right for XTM to go public on the Canadian Securities Exchange.

In this discussion, Marilyn shares how her experience in payments started with an Angry Birds payment card (2:18), how her firm is making it easier for restaurant servers to get paid and save (4:06), and how their app-based mobile wallet solution will revolutionize cash businesses (8:09).

Listen until the end to learn about Marilyn’s origins as a high-level musician (she obtained an Associateship with the Royal Conservatory) and the meaning behind the letters X-T-M.

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Traci Costa on the Power of a Majority Female Board of Directors

CSE’s Grace Pedota hosted Traci Costa for her second appearance on #HashtagFinance to discuss her company, Peakaboo Beans Inc. (CSE:BEAN), ringing the bell to open the market at the CSE, and her thoughts on International Women’s Day.

In this discussion, Traci shares how Peekaboo Beans is celebrating new beginnings after “resetting” the company last year (2:21), the advantages of having top female talent in the BEAN boardroom (6:51), and the company’s reasons for rebranding after 14 years as Peekaboo Beans (10:49).

Listen until the end to hear how Traci regularly uses the Tik Tok app, and why sustainability is at the heart of how her company operates.

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Sophia Ruffolo on the Promise of a World with More Women-Owned Businesses

CSE’s Grace Pedota recently hosted Sophia Ruffolo – CEO and Founder of femmebought – to discuss her mission to promote women-owned businesses and close the funding gap for female-led companies.

In this discussion, Sophia shares the insights that are driving her mission for economic parity for women, including the dramatically low number of Fortune 500 companies led by women (3:30), the wide gap in VC funding for male-vs-female led companies (4:25), and the global response to her efforts to promote gender equality in business (8:27).

Listen until the end to hear how she made a 180 degree turn from her legal career in banking, the potential pitfalls of raising private capital, and the role she is playing in demystifying cannabis for women business owners.

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Brian Fowler on the Fundamentals of Mineral Exploration and Geology

CSE’s Anna Serin hosts the debut episode of #HashtagFinance – Westcoast Edition with debut guest Brian Fowler, CEO of NorthStar Gold Corp. (CSE:NSG).

In this discussion, Brian shares many of the lessons and techniques learned over his career in mining exploration. This is a must-listen for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of exploration and geology!

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Vishal Gupta on Using Green Gold to Fund Exploration of (Gold) Gold

CSE’s James Black was recently joined by Vishal Gupta, CEO of California Gold Mining Inc. (CSE:CGM), to discuss his company’s multi-pronged growth strategy in hemp cultivation and wholesaling, as well as gold exploration in California.

In this conversation, Vishal discusses how he is leveraging operating cash flow from their hemp business to fund gold exploration (1:48), the importance of understanding the bottlenecks in the wholesale hemp market (4:54), and why his company isn’t growing hemp in Canada (8:28).

Listen until the end to learn why hemp CBD extraction still needs to grow by an order of magnitude to supply companies like Coca Cola, the environmental benefits of growing hemp, and Vishal’s own experience in investment banking (and how it led him to running a gold/hemp company).

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Melissa Rolston on Empowerment from Skin to Within – the JADA Story

CSE’s Grace Pedota was recently joined by Melissa Rolston, Founder of JADA, who dropped by to share her personal journey in the cannabis industry which has led her to launch her new venture – a cannabis infused skincare brand.

In this discussion, Melissa shares how she was inspired by her work in chronic pain management and photography (1:15), how one particular case she treated demonstrated how cannabinoid therapy can work effectively alongside chemotherapy (4:45), and the key allies in the industry that have helped her in her mission to evangelize “Empowerment from the skin to within” (10:26).

Listen until the end to learn about her new company called JADA, why she has partnered with DANA to address the market for high-end cannabis jewelry, and how her company is set up to help “break the stigma”.

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