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Joshua Cauz on Standing in the Line of Fire – the Necessary Life of the Market Maker

CSE’s Barrington Miller recently sat down with Joshua Cauz, Director & Head Trader at W.D. Latimer Co. to discuss the role his firm plays in facilitating orderly markets and providing liquidity for listed securities as a market maker.

In this discussion, Josh talks about how market makers can soften the volatility of major market events such as flash crashes (1:43), the distinct differences between Canadian and US market making (3:11), W.D. Latimer’s long-standing history and experience with the CSE since 2003 (5:27), and the important distinctions between exchange designated market making and paid-for marketing making (10:35).

Listen until the end to learn more about how market markers “clean up” odd and mixed lot orders and the obligation of providing a guaranteed minimum fill (GMF).

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The Passport to Canada’s Cannabis Sector is Coming to MJBizCon 2019

CSE’s Barrington Miller recently sat down with Sherri Altshuler (Partner and Co-Chair, Capital Markets and Cannabis Groups at Aird & Berlis) and Glenn Fraser (National Leader, Cannabis Services and Food & Beverage Processing at MNP) to discuss their respective firm’s Passport to Canada Alliance at the upcoming MJBizCon in Las Vegas.

In this discussion, the “Alliance” discusses their “Passport to Canada’s Cannabis Sector” value proposition (1:29), Cannabis sector themes to expect at this year’s MJBizCon (4:01), and defining the traits of “Cannabis 2.0”.

Listen until the end to hear how international listing applicants are creating new opportunities in a slower domestic cannabis market.

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Johnson Joseph on Solving the Massive Lending Gap in China with Technology

Johnson Joseph, President and CEO at Peak Positioning Technologies Inc. (CSE:PKK), recently joined Barrington Miller to discuss his company’s history, recent developments, and overall mission to make commercial lending more efficient in China.

In this conversation, Johnson shares how a major of component of his business operates essentially like a financial “dating app” for lenders and borrowers (1:41), the key factors that he assess when scouting an acquisition (9:22), and the truth about Canada-China relations and the current climate for doing business in China (10:50).

Listen until the end to lean more about Johnson’s efforts to learn Mandarin as well as what food he always orders when he visits China!

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Alan Brochstein on Why the Numbers Don’t Lie in the Cannabis Market

Cannabis industry pioneer, and Founder of 420 Investor, Alan Brochstein, recently joined Barrington Miller for a Skype chat to discuss recent developments in the cannabis market.

In this conversation, Alan share’s his opinions on Drake’s recent deal with Canopy Growth and their challenge to repurpose assets from the Bruce Linton era (1:58), Vireo Health’s recent high profile edition to their board of directors (5:42), and what his cannabis indices are telling him about a potential market bottom in the sector (9:29). Listen until the end to hear his thoughts on the role of the cannabis black market and the impact of illicit vaping products as well as Alan’s recent exposure to CBD oxygen!

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Oren Shuster on Serving the Medical Cannabis Market in Europe

Oren Shuster, CEO of IM Cannabis Corp., joined Barrington Miller in the podcast studio to share how the company’s foundation has been built on the experience of growing pharma-grade cannabis since 2010 (3:21), their focus on applying EU GMP standards to meet growing demand in Europe (5:13), and the important lessons learned through trial and error over the years (8:12). Listen until the end to learn more about the distinct differences between the EU/Israeli market vis-à-vis North America and the opportunity presented by the German medical cannabis market.

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Bob Brilon on Expansion in the US via Cannabis Company Partnerships

Bob Brilon, President and CFO of Vapen MJ Ventures (CSE:VAPN), joins Barrington Miller to discuss ringing the bell at their Market Open (0:50), the company’s recent, record-breaking month (2:44), and their plans to use a different approach for expansion outside of Arizona (6:52). Listen until the end to learn more about Vapen’s diverse product line, how Bob feels the political climate will affect US cannabis in 2020, and for his advice to entrepreneurs.

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Peter Miller on how Cannabis Companies Will Continue to Evolve in 2020

Peter Miller, CEO of SLANG Worldwide Inc. (CSE:SLNG), joins Barrington Miller in the podcast studio after the company’s Market Open to discuss what differentiates SLANG as a “house of brands” in the cannabis space (3:09), the inaugural outdoor harvest of cannabis from their Canadian operation, one of the first in Canadian legal cannabis history (6:22), and his thoughts on the vaporizer ban in the US, including how regulation and legalization can help alleviate issues that have played a role in the ban (12:30). Listen until the end to learn about SLANG’s association with Bruce Linton, their program dedicated to assisting nonviolent cannabis offenders who are currently in prison, and to hear where in the world SLANG Worldwide is heading next.

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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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Marlene Street Forrest on Creating Wealth via Transparent Processes

Marlene Street Forrest, Managing Director of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, joins Barrington Miller in the podcast studio during the JSE’s visit to Toronto to discuss their 50th anniversary and recent recognition as a top-performing exchange (1:46), the launch of the Jamaica Social Stock Exchange (3:21), and the requirements for listing on the JSE (4:53). Listen until the end to learn about what’s ahead in 2020 for the JSE, including the expansion of their online trading platform, and for their key message to investors about creating wealth.

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Paul Duffy on Evolving the Retail Experience Using Augmented Reality

Paul Duffy, President of NexTech AR Solutions Corp. (CSE:NTAR), joins Barrington Miller to discuss the practical applications of “ARitizing” products into the augmented reality space using the NexTech platform (1:01), the differences between augmented reality and virtual reality (4:44), and how augmented reality is fundamentally changing the way people shop (12:51). Listen until the end to learn about Paul’s personal experiences with augmented reality, what’s next for AR in entertainment, and his opinions on how AR may impact social interaction within the next five years.

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