CSE’s Anil Mall chats with Sky Pinnick, CMO of C21 Investments Inc. (CSE:CXXI), to discuss the company’s retail footprint off “the strip” in Nevada and how Sky is applying his 20-year experience in filmmaking to craft an authentic brand around C21 and its products.
Here’s an overview of what Anil and Sky cover in this edition of the #HashtagFinance podcast:
0:35 – Introducing Sky Pinnick
1:48 – C21: A profitable model in the cannabis sector
2:59 – Weathering the pandemic “storm”
5:55 – Introducing Bruce Macdonald as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
6:18 – What Sonny Newman brings to the table as CEO
8:44 – Silver State Relief – 40K walk-in customers per month
10:55 – Staying off “the strip”
11:18 – The expectations of the “green rush”
16:35 – Why it is ok to wait for Federal Legalization
19:14 – The customer experience in Nevada
22:09 – Sky’s role at C21 and his background in film
26:49 – Sky’s passion for the plant
29:35 – Battling the cannabis stigma
32:00 – Milestones ahead for C21
About C21 Investments Inc.
C21 Investments is a vertically integrated cannabis company that cultivates, processes, and distributes quality cannabis and hemp-derived consumer products in the United States. The Company is focused on value creation through the disciplined acquisition and integration of core retail, manufacturing, and distribution assets in strategic markets, leveraging industry-leading retail revenues with high-growth potential multi-market branded consumer packaged goods. The Company owns Silver State Relief and Silver State Cultivation in Nevada, and Phantom Farms, Swell Companies, Eco Firma Farms, and Pure Green in Oregon. These brands produce and distribute a broad range of THC and CBD products from cannabis flowers, pre-rolls, cannabis oil, vaporizer cartridges and edibles. Based in Vancouver, Canada, additional information on C21 Investments can be found at www.sedar.com and www.cxxi.ca.
CSE’s Anil Mall chats with Galen McNamara, CEO of Summa Silver Corp. (CSE:SSVR), about the colourful history of the Silver State – Nevada – and the company’s ambitions to revive the Belmont Mine, one of the most prolific silver producers in the United States between 1903 and 1929.
Here’s an overview of what Anil and Galen cover in this edition of the #HashtagFinance podcast:
0:35 – Introducing Galen McNamara
2:20 – Focus on Gold and Silver in Nevada
4:15 – The discovery story
8:21 – History: Tasker Oddie and Wyatt Earp
10:21 – History: Howard Hughes in Nevada
14:13 – Describing a Carlin-type gold deposit
15:50 – History: George Wingfield – a gambler
18:25 – History: George Graham Rice – one of the original stock promotors
22:35 – Industry analogs for Summa Silver
27:35 – The team at Summa Silver
31:35 – Galen’s first time as CEO
34:01 – His best exploration story
36:35 – What’s happening at Belmont Silver Mine
39:50 – The Bonanza King
Summa Silver Corp is a Canadian junior mineral exploration company. The Company has options to earn 100% interests in the Hughes property located in central Nevada and the Mogollon property located in southwestern New Mexico. The Hughes property is host to the high-grade past-producing Belmont Mine, one of the most prolific silver producers in the United States between 1903 and 1929. The mine has remained inactive since commercial production ceased in 1929 due to heavily depressed metal prices and little to no modern exploration work has ever been completed.
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CSE’s Phillip Shum chats with First Growth Funds Limited (CSE:FGFL) CEO Anoosh Manzoori about how his company provides advisory services to companies and invests across a diversified portfolio of different asset classes, including equity and convertible note investments in large and small cap public listed and private companies.
The company also invests in technology companies involved in the development of blockchain solutions as well as direct investments in established and liquid Cryptocurrency (for example Bitcoin and Ethereum).
CSE’s Barrington Miller chats with Bob Groesbeck, Co-CEO of Planet 13 Holdings Inc. (CSE:PLTH) about his company’s challenges – and newfound opportunities – serving customers through their Vegas SuperStore during the pandemic:
0:35 – Introducing Planet 13 holdings – an entertainment company
1:35 – Life since MJBiz in Vegas
4:33 – Having the team to make the transition to delivery possible
7:03 – The Planet 13 product offerings – expansion of the house brand
10:24 – Current tourism trends
12:58 – What the company plans to do with its recently raised funds
14:49 – Post-COVID plans
16:44 – Origin of the Planet 13 name
Planet 13 is a vertically integrated cannabis company based in Nevada, with award-winning cultivation, production and dispensary operations in Las Vegas – the entertainment capital of the world. Planet 13’s mission is to build a recognizable global brand known for world-class dispensary operations and a creator of innovative cannabis products. Planet 13’s shares trade on the Canadian Stock Exchange (CSE) under the symbol PLTH and OTCQX under the symbol PLNHF.
CSE’s Phillip Shum chats with TAAT Lifestyle & Wellness Ltd. (CSE:TAAT) CEO Setti Coscarella about their objective to introduce an innovative, experience-driven alternative to tobacco cigarettes for tobacco smokers who aspire to leave nicotine behind.
Here’s an overview of what they cover in this episode of #HashtagFinance:
0:35 – Introducing Setti and the TAAT mission
1:57 – Setti’s background with Phillip Morris’ heat – not burn – product (IQOS)
4:15 – How Hemp/CBD cigarettes emulate a tobacco/nicotine smoke
7:43 – Manufacturing and marketing differences between hemp and tobacco cigarettes
11:53 – Recently secured manufacturing partner and patent filing
14:42 – Where TAAT is currently being sold and tested
16:37 – What you didn’t know about the tobacco industry
18:35 – Setti’s goals as the new CEO of TAAT
19:45 – TAAT’s opportunity in the 900Bn global tobacco market
CSE’s Anil Mall chats with Anthony Brown, CEO of AMPD Ventures Inc. (CSE:AMPD), about his company’s ambitions in providing high-performance cloud and computing solutions for low-latency applications, including video games and eSports, digital animation and visual effects, and big data collection, analysis and visualization.
Here’s an overview of what Anil and Anthony cover in this edition of the #HashtagFinance podcast:
0:35 – Catching-up with AMPD CEO Anthony Brown.
3:10 – What does it mean to be a “Next Generation Digital Infrastructure” company?
4:45 – High Performance Computing vs Commodity Computing.
6:00 – The potential of the global eSports, virtual reality, and digital effects sectors.
8:55 – Recent announcements re: AccelByte and Versatile Media.
13:06 – The financial impact on the film and television industry.
16:15 – Being the company that provides the picks and shovels for the gold rush of virtual production.
20:15 – The Supercluster Project w/ an airline manufacturing plant.
24:20 – How Anthony’s passion comes from his 30 years of experience in the industry.
27:15 – What Stephen Hynes brings to the AMPD team.
30:15 – The Waterfall Building and how it illustrates urban efficiency.
33:35 – Outlook for the remainder of the year.
35:35 – The coming Virtual Reality metaverse aka Ready Player One.
Curious about what’s happening in the US stock market? We invited two market experts to discuss the recent rally in the US on our AFTER MARKET programs and compiled both interviews for your listening pleasure.
Firstly, JB & Bear are joined by their third ever guest on AFTER MARKET – Richard Carleton, CEO of the CSE – Canadian Securities Exchange. In this “After Hours” segment we tap the expert to better understand the recent stock market rally in the face of the global pandemic.
Here’s a highlight of everything discussed on this podcast:
0:35 – Introducing Richard Carleton, CEO of the Canadian Securities Exchange
2:35 – Understanding performance attribution within indices
5:00 – What happens to the stock market when things go back to “normal”?
7:05 – Investing FOMO and behavioural economics
11:20 – Why it’s hard to beat ETF and Mutual Fund returns (but the lizard brain doesn’t care)
13:55 – Money is effectively “free” – how does this impact the equity markets? (Warning: inflation alert!)
Following Richard’s interview, JB & Bear are joined by their fourth guest on AFTER MARKET – Jason Paltrowitz, EVP of @OTC Markets Group In this “After Hours” segment we tap the expert to better understand how the US markets and economy are proving their resiliency in historically difficult conditions.
CSE’s Barrington Miller chats with Michael Frank, CEO of Revive Therapeutics Ltd. (CSE:RVV) about his company’s ambitions to enter Phase 3 clinical trial protocol to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Bucillamine in patients with mild-moderate COVID-19.
Revive is a life sciences company focused on the research and development of therapeutics for infectious diseases and rare disorders, and it is prioritizing drug development efforts to take advantage of several regulatory incentives awarded by the FDA such as Orphan Drug, Fast Track, Breakthrough Therapy and Rare Pediatric Disease designations. Currently, the Company is exploring the use of Bucillamine for the potential treatment of infectious diseases, with an initial focus on severe influenza and COVID-19.
With its recent acquisition of Psilocin Pharma Corp., Revive is advancing the development of Psilocybin-based therapeutics in various diseases and disorders. Revive’s cannabinoid pharmaceutical portfolio focuses on rare inflammatory diseases and the company was granted FDA orphan drug status designation for the use of Cannabidiol (CBD) to treat autoimmune hepatitis (liver disease) and to treat ischemia and reperfusion injury
from organ transplantation.
CSE’s Anil Mall chats with Exro Technologies Inc. (CSE:XRO) CEO, Sue Ozdemir, about their strategy to commercialize its proprietary technology through strategic partnerships for specific near-term market opportunities.
Here’s an overview of what they cover in this podcast:
01:32 – Making electric motors smart with power electronics.
4:12 – A new type of inverter – intelligent coil driver.
5:43 – Positioned in the $100Bn global electric vehicle market.
8:01 – Sue’s background in the electric motor business, including GE Motor Division.
12:10 – Partnership 1 – Potential to retrofit combustion engines with electric engines.
15:23 – Partnership 2 – Clean Seed Capital to co-develop electric seeders.
16:38 – Partnership 3 – Working w/ Zero Motorcycle, the top manufacturer electric motorcycle.
17:11 – Partnership 4 – Sea Electric to develop an electric delivery van and co-developing a garbage truck for NA market.
21:18 – The approach to engaging new partners,
Exro is a Clean Tech company that has developed a new class of control technology for electric powertrains. Exro’s advanced motor control technology, their “Coil Driver”, expands the capabilities of electric motors and powertrains. The Coil Driver enables two separate torque profiles within a given motor. The first is calibrated for low speed and high torque, while the second provides expanded operation at high speed. The ability to change configuration allows efficiency optimization for each operating mode, resulting in overall reductions in energy consumption. The controller automatically and seamlessly selects the appropriate configuration in real-time so that torque demand and efficiency are optimized.
The limitations of traditional electric machines and power technology are becoming more evident. In many increasingly prominent applications, traditional methods cannot meet the required performance. This means either oversizing the equipment, adding additional motors, or implementing heavy mechanical geared solutions. Exro offers a new solution for system optimization through implementation of its technology which can yield the following results: increased drive cycle efficiency, reduced system volume, reduced weight, expanded torque and speed capabilities. Exro allows the application to achieve more with less energy consumed.
CSE’s Barrington Miller chats with Jonathan Buick, CEO of Idaho Champion Gold Mines Canada Inc. (CSE:ITKO) about his company’s recently closed $8.1 million bought deal financing and the plans for its two fully funded 2020 exploration programs at its Baner and Champagne Gold Projects located in Idaho, USA.
Idaho Champion is a discovery-focused gold exploration company that is committed to advancing its 100% owned highly prospective mineral properties located in Idaho, United States. The Company’s shares trade on the CSE under the trading symbol “ITKO”. Idaho Champion is vested in Idaho with the Baner Project in Idaho County, the Champagne Project located in Butte County near Arco, and four cobalt properties in Lemhi County in the Idaho Cobalt Belt. Idaho Champion strives to be a responsible environmental steward, stakeholder and a contributing citizen to the local communities where it operates. Idaho Champion takes its social license seriously, employing local community members and service providers at its operations whenever possible.