Chris Jones on the Fundamentals of Cannabis Retailing in Ontario | #HashtagFinance

CSE’s Grace Pedota is joined by Chris Jones, CEO of Cannabis Xpress to discuss his experience launching a new cannabis retail venture in the midst of the pandemic, and the recent steps he has taken to deliver his vision for a speedier and more efficient model of cannabis retail.

Here’s an overview of what Grace and Chris cover in this edition of the #HashtagFinance podcast:

0:35 – Introducing Chris Jones
3:20 – Trend-spotting during his time at Origin House
4:42 – Founding the Star Buds retail chain
6:58 – Why he chose Barrie for his debut retail location
9:19 – Ontario’s quick transition to virtual inspections
12:35 – Insights from his first retail launch
14:13 – Cannabis Xpress – focused on speed and efficiency
18:28 – Who is the ideal customer for Cannabis Xpress?
20:47 – Drive through cannabis stores?
22:05 – Characteristics of cannabis 3.0
23:50 – How COVID has been positive for the cannabis industry
26:20 – Teaching ‘cannabis’ at post-secondary institutions
28:00 – Advice for new cannabis retailers

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Maitri Health Technologies Corp. Joins the CSE for a Virtual Market Open

The CSE proudly welcomed Maitri Health Technologies Corp. (CSE:MTEC) to a virtual Market Open on December 11th, 2020. 

This year, the healthcare sector has faced unprecedented challenges. With a focus on healthcare supply security, Maitri Health Technologies is a global platform that ensures reliable and high-quality delivery of Canadian and North American–manufactured personal protective equipment, with transparent supply chains and reasonable pricing. 

Backed by industry professionals, the company’s platform is establishing new protocols for production, logistics, testing, and management of essential healthcare needs, achieved through combining reliable supply chains with information technology. 

Key members of the Maitri Health Technologies team, including CEO Andrew Morton, joined the CSE for the momentous event and the iconic Market Open countdown. 

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Chris Driessen on Building “THE” House of Brands in Cannabis | #HashtagFinance

CSE’s Barrington Miller is joined by Chris Driessen, CEO of SLANG Worldwide Inc. (CSE:SLNG) to discuss how he is applying his skill set in his recently appointed role as CEO and what he thinks it means to build “THE” ‘House of Brands’ in the cannabis industry.

Here’s an overview of what Barrington and Chris cover in this edition of the #HashtagFinance podcast:

0:35 – Introducing Chris Driessen
3:55 – How to compete in the Colorado market
5:41 – Building ‘THE’ House of Brands
7:35 – Upcoming milestones for 2021
9:20 – The foundation of SLANG’s culture
12:30 – Popular products during COVID
15:35 – Discussing Colorado – an early hot spot for the industry
17:35 – Why North American footprint is critical
19:00 – What are the company’s KPIs?
22:50 – The importance of making good on promises

About SLANG Worldwide Inc.
SLANG Worldwide Inc. is a global leader in the cannabis CPG sector with a diversified portfolio of popular brands distributed across the United States. The Company specializes in acquiring and developing market-proven regional brands as well as launching innovative new brands to seize global market opportunities. SLANG is listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the ticker symbol SLNG and on the OTCQB under the symbol SLGWF.

Learn more about SLANG Worldwide at https://thecse.com/en/listings/life-sciences/slang-worldwide-inc

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Delic Holdings Inc. Joins the CSE for a Virtual Market Open

The CSE proudly welcomed Delic Holdings Inc. (CSE:DELC) to a virtual Market Open on November 18th, 2020. 

Delic Holdings is a media platform focused on providing information about psychedelics. This media, e-commerce, and event company was formed in 2019 in response to the growing interest in psychedelic science, and it became the first psychedelic umbrella media platform. Delic Holdings’ product offerings and services include a blog, a podcast, an e-commerce store, and periodic events, and they look forward to growing from there. 

Several members of the Delic Holdings team joined CEO Jackee Stang as the company opened the day’s trading session in this virtual Market Open.

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Juva Life Inc. Joins the CSE for a Virtual Market Open

The CSE was excited to welcome Juva Life Inc. (CSE:JUVA) to a virtual Market Open on November 17th, 2020. 

Founded by cannabis pioneers, Juva Life is a California-based multifaceted life sciences company that is focused on the commercialization of cannabis products and formulations. From in-house research, cultivation, and manufacturing to retail and delivery services, Juva Life brings together the latest tools in biology, medicine, and technology to identify new molecular entities found within cannabis for major unmet medical needs. The company seeks to deploy their platform to target consumer and pharma applications.

The CSE was joined by several key members from the Juva Life team for the virtual event, which of course included the iconic countdown to signify the start of trading.

For more details about the CSE, including information on other Market Opens, please visit the CSE website or follow us on social media.

Sky Pinnick on Building an Authentic Cannabis Brand from Nevada | #HashtagFinance

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.

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Galen McNamara on the Wild History, Promising Future of the Silver State | #HashtagFinance

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.

Related links
https://thecse.com/en/listings/mining/summa-silver-corp
https://www.summasilver.com/

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Anoosh Manzoori on the Diversified Approach to Small Cap Investing | #HashtagFinance

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).

Related Link: https://www.firstgrowthfunds.com/ 

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Business of Cannabis Joins the CSE for a Virtual Market Open

The CSE was proud to have Business of Cannabis join us to open the market (virtually) on October 22nd, 2020, which coincided with the final day of their annual Cannabis + Technology event.

Business of Cannabis is Canada’s authoritative source for news and analysis of the cannabis industry. They boast a leading portfolio of nationally focused publications and services that provide smart, legitimate, and ambitious coverage of the cannabis space, as well as thought-provoking industry insights.

To celebrate this Market Open and commemorate another successful run of Cannabis + Technology, several members of the CSE team, including CEO Richard Carleton and Vice President of Listings Development James Black, joined Business of Cannabis to participate in the ringing of the bell.

According to Jay Rosenthal, a Co-Founder of Business of Cannabis:

The intersection of cannabis and technology underpins the cannabis sector now – and will drive the growth ahead. That’s why Business of Cannabis launched the Cannabis + Technology series last year. In year two of the event, the focus is on creating a sector that is compliant, efficient and profitable throughout the supply chain.

Among those in attendance at the Market Open were Blaine Pearson, Co-Founder of Business of Cannabis as well as participants from the Cannabis + Technology event, including Mackenzie Ferguson of Verda Innovations Inc. and Sahil Razdan of Torkin Manes LLP.

For more details on the CSE, including information about upcoming events and Market Opens, please visit the CSE website or follow us on social media.

Bob Groesbeck on the Vegas Retail Rollercoaster of 2020 | #HashtagFinance

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.

Related links
www.planet13holdings.com
https://thecse.com/en/listings/life-sciences/planet-13-holdings-inc

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