CSE’s James Black and Barrington Miller (!) both recently sat down with Blue Lagoon Resources Inc. CEO Rana Vig to discuss the company’s new listing (CSE:BLLG) on the CSE and the lessons he’s learned through the first 10 years of his capital markets career.
In this discussion, Rana shares the origin of the company’s name and offers the “best” advice ever shared on #HashtagFinance (2:58), the importance of keeping investor attention year-round (4:27), and why he insists on being the “dumbest” person in the room (10:45).
CSE’s James Black recently joined his colleagues Barrington Miller and Phillip Shum to reflect on another eventful year at the Exchange for Entrepreneurs.
This special episode includes a wide-ranging discussion on the many highlights from 2019. The team discusses the numerous global destinations that the CSE covered throughout the year (1:53), the fascinating intersection between public cannabis companies and famous athletes (7:11), and the memorable events that left a lasting impression (11:25).
Listen until the end to hear James, Barrington, and Phil’s insights from interviewing over 80 entrepreneurs on the #HashtagFinance podcast, and the inspiration generated by the newly launched Market Open at the CSE Media Centre in Toronto (27:53).
CSE’s Barrington Miller recently sat down with Joel Shacker, CEO of Mota Ventures Corp. (CSE:MOTA), to discuss the company’s newly-listed cannabis cultivation business in Colombia.
In this discussion, Joel shares the three core reasons why Colombia is one of the ideal countries in the world for cannabis cultivation (2:04), the linguistic meaning behind the name “Mota” (6:07), and Joel’s many tips on what to eat while in Colombia (7:08).
Listen until the end to hear his perspective on what it means to work as a young CEO in a foreign country and Mota’s future plans to potentially expand the business beyond CBD.
CSE’s Barrington Miller recently sat down with Michael Caridi, Chairman of Tree of Knowledge International Corp. (CSE:TOKI), to discuss the company’s journey from its early days as an X Games sponsor to now being a fixture in Walmart-based pain clinics.
In this discussion, Michael shares how the company’s strategic alliance with Jack Nathan Medical is helping steer patients toward opioid alternatives (1:10), the reasons why education is a key differentiator in the industry (5:10), and how one innovation they have developed applies nanotechnology utilizing CBD and gold particles to treat tumors through ultrasound (7:27).
Listen until the end to learn what surprised Michael in the cannabis space in 2019 and the life changing epilepsy treatments he has witnessed in Brazil.
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).
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.