iAnthus Capital Holdings Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE was happy to welcome the team from iAnthus Capital Holdings (CSE:IAN) to participate in a Market Open at the CSE Media Centre on October 4th, 2019.

iAnthus Capital Holdings is a multi-state cannabis operator that owns and operates licensed cannabis cultivation, processing, and dispensary facilities in the United States. Founded by entrepreneurs with decades of experience in operations, investment banking, corporate finance, law, and healthcare services, iAnthus provides a unique combination of capital and hands-on operating and management expertise, with the goal of delighting their customers.

“I think it’s a tremendous honour to be opening the market. We’ve worked with the CSE from day one, the exchange has been tremendously welcoming, and you do need good execution for your shareholder perspective. You also need good execution in the marketplace, even from an employee perspective, because they watch the stock every day, and their efforts and hard work in delighting our customers are reflected in that,” remarked CEO Hadley Ford.

“We delight our customers because that’s the essence of what a business should be. If you don’t have customers, you’re not in business. A customer comes in, they need to be delighted by that experience and they need to come back.”

In addition to CEO Hadley Ford, several members of the iAnthus team were present at the Market Open. Elizabeth Stavola, Chief Strategy Officer, had the honour of ringing the opening bell.

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

Ross O’Brien on Bridging the Gap Between Cannabis Entrepreneurs and Investors

Ross O’Brien, Founder of Bonaventure Equity and Cannabis Dealmakers Summit, joins Grace Pedota via Skype to talk about what makes Cannabis Dealmakers Summit different from other conferences, and their goal to positively impact one billion lives (2:48), how maturation in the cannabis industry is helping bridge the gap between entrepreneurs and investors (5:07), and which sectors he believes have been (and will be) most impacted by cannabis (6:50). Listen until the end to learn more about his book, Cannabis Capital, for his thoughts on the development of customer affinity towards certain cannabis brands and products, and to hear about his upcoming appearance on the show Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch.

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StableView Asset Management Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE welcomed the team from StableView Asset Management on October 2nd, 2019 to open the market at the CSE Media Centre.

StableView is a financial asset management firm serving the needs of both institutions and individual clients. Utilizing proprietary investment and risk management processes, StableView’s investment mandates serve a wide variety of investment needs and objectives. Their Market Open at the CSE Media Centre took place just ahead of their technology event StableView TECH19, happening on October 3rd.

“This is our sixth year we’ve been doing this, this is the third year the CSE has been sponsoring us, so thank you very much CSE,” said Portfolio Manager & President Colin Fisher.

“It’s nice to have a partner in the ecosystem that’s looking to help do what we’re trying to get done, which is grow the ecosystem of technology in Canada and help attract capital to the Canadian technology companies that desperately need it. What we’re hoping to see is ever more Canadian capital coming into the Canadian technology scene.”

Joining Colin Fisher at the Market Open were several members of the StableView team, including Stephanie Barnes, Aimee Smith, and David Campbell.

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

Anthony Durkacz on the Importance of Being Operationally Savvy

Anthony Durkacz, Chair of the Board of Directors at World Class Extractions (CSE:PUMP), joins Barrington Miller after opening the market to discuss how a cancer diagnosis helped inspire him to become an entrepreneur (1:24), why he believes the legalization of cannabis edibles in Canada could be a tailwind for the extraction industry (8:31), the operational benefits of the company’s recent merger with Quadron Cannatech (10:28), and what they’re focused on for the immediate future (15:23). Listen until the end to learn more about Anthony’s history with the CSE, the importance of scalable and efficient operations, and why he believes 2020 is “the year of the income statement.”

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Richard Carleton on Celebrating 15 Years as a Recognized Exchange

In this very special 50th episode of #HashtagFinance, CSE CEO Richard Carleton joins James Black as the podcast’s first-ever repeat guest to celebrate the CSE’s 15-year anniversary as a recognized exchange (1:02), to reflect on how the growth of the cannabis industry affected the evolution of the CSE (7:08), to discuss the upcoming expansion from junior exchange to an exchange that’s focused on a broader base of securities (12:48), and how it felt to ring the bell at the very first Market Open at the CSE Media Centre (24:10). Listen until the end to learn more about the culture and people who have helped the CSE achieve this milestone, why Richard loves coming into the office every day, for details on the new Media Centre, and to see what’s ahead for the CSE. Cheers to 15 years!

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Paul Rosen on Moving into the Next Generation of Cannabis

Paul Rosen, CEO of Pantry Food, joins Phillip Shum to discuss what makes a good (and not so good) cannabis operator (5:08), how Pantry is evolving cannabis edibles from a “broken category” into a wellness-based, artisanal industry (10:05), and developments in the cannabis space that he believes may cause investors to be more particular about where they choose to invest going forward (16:08). Listen until the end to learn about his history as an avid entrepreneur and early entrant into the cannabis space, for his advice to investors who are looking to enter the industry, and to hear why he believes hemp is the “sleeping giant” of the economy.

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Business of Cannabis Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE was pleased to welcome the team from Business of Cannabis to the CSE Media Centre to open the market on September 26th, 2019, just ahead of their event Business of Cannabis Presents: Cannabis + Technology, which took place on September 27th in Toronto.

Business of Cannabis is an authoritative platform for news, analysis, and insights into the business of Canada’s cannabis sector. Producing original, multi-platform content and cross-sector coverage, BofC serves those working in and alongside the cannabis industry. Their September 27th event tracked the convergence of cannabis and technology – two of the fastest growing sectors in Canada.

“We opened the CSE today, which is great because we’re celebrating cannabis and technology tomorrow here in Toronto,” said Co-Founder and President Jay Rosenthal.

“We have the CEO of the Canadian Securities Exchange coming in, we have Ken Weisbrod from Shoppers Drug Mart, and we have Karim Ramji from the Ontario Cannabis Store, all speaking about really what is the intersection of cannabis and technology, where compliance, and transparency, and Canada, and technology all intersect.”

Accompanying Jay Rosenthal at the Market Open were several members of the Business of Cannabis team, in addition to associates within the cannabis industry that are focused on cannabis and technology.

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

Dan Nelson on Empowering the Cannabis Consumer with Information

Dan Nelson, CEO of Wikileaf Technologies (CSE:WIKI), joins Grace Pedota to discuss the Wikileaf Market Open at the CSE Media Centre (0:39), how his own experience with cannabis inspired him to create a dispensary comparison platform (2:09), and Wikileaf’s mission to empower cannabis consumers with information (12:07). Listen until the end to learn about the company’s partnership with Chuck Rifici and Nesta Holding Co., for his experience with consumer brand and product loyalty, and to hear about Dan’s climb up Mount Kilimanjaro!

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Kevin Murphy on Overcoming Legislative Challenges in US Cannabis

In this special episode of #HashtagFinance, Kevin Murphy, CEO and Founder of Acreage Holdings (CSE:ACRG.U), joins James Black to discuss what the upcoming House vote on the SAFE Banking Act could mean for US cannabis (2:44), how the growing acceptance of cannabis as a valid medicinal product has impacted the company (5:45), and the progress that has resulted from Acreage’s alignment with Canopy Growth (9:18). Listen until the end to learn more about the remaining challenges for cannabis in the US, for Kevin’s opinion on states’ rights, and to find out what’s ahead for Acreage in the next six months.

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Wikileaf Technologies Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE welcomed the team from Wikileaf Technologies (CSE:WIKI) to open the market at the CSE Media Centre on September 23, 2019.

With a mission to empower cannabis consumers using pricing information and tools, Wikileaf owns and operates wikileaf.com, a comparison site that helps consumers find location-based pricing information on cannabis strains and products. The Market Open on September 23 marked the start of Wikileaf’s journey as a CSE-listed company.

“At Wikileaf, we’re the first price comparison engine for the legal cannabis market. We have 4,000 dispensaries on our platform with almost a million people using the site every month,” remarked CEO Dan Nelson.

“It’s a huge honour to be listed on the CSE today. This is a monumental moment for our company. We’ve been looking forward to this day for two years, and we’re just so thrilled for the CSE to have us.”

Several key members of the Wikileaf team joined Dan Nelson at the Market Open, including Patrick Lalonde and Chuck Rifici, and it was a pleasure to welcome Wikileaf Technologies to celebrate both their Market Open milestone and their recent listing on the CSE.

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