CSE’s Barrington Miller is rejoined by Alan Brochstein, founder of 420 Investor and contributor to New Cannabis Ventures, to discuss the recent issues surrounding the cannabis industry, with a specific focus on what’s happening in the United States and in the stock market.
In this wide-ranging discussion, Alan shares what he thinks are the two major “potholes” on the road to U.S. legalization (3:32), the issues presented by capital constraints in a booming business segment (7:04), the benefits for those that survive the current pandemic crisis in cannabis (10:39), and the industry’s transition from stigmatization to essential service (14:13).
Listen until the end to hear Alan’s thoughts on why banking and research are the next two issues that need to be addressed (18:39), the one mistake investors in U.S. cannabis routinely make (21:14), his biggest cannabis-related disappointment during the pandemic (22:27), the best (and worst) State cannabis rollouts (23:25), why it was important for the industry to shift away from ‘vertical integration’ (30:28), and how the industry will evolve through COVID-19.
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CSE’s Barrington Miller was recently joined by Christopher Moreau, CEO of Algernon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CSE:AGN), to discuss his company’s work to develop NP-120 (Ifenprodil) as a new therapeutic in the fight against COVID-19.
In this discussion, Chris outlines how his company focuses on drug re-purposing, a term that is widely understood through the example provided by Viagra (1:04), the important distinction between therapeutic treatments and anti-virals and vaccines (12:14), and why the “grandaddy” of all market approvals is from the USFDA (18:25).
Listen until the end to hear how the company’s name is actually inspired by the title of a science fiction novel, and how the company has a history of investigating compounds developed by the Soviet Union!
(Subsequent to this chat, Algernon announced Health Canada approval to move forward with its PH2b/3 trial here with Ifenprodil as a potential treatment for COVID-19.)
CSE’s Anna Serin was recently joined by Andrew Nelson, Partner at GNA Financial Advisors Inc., to discuss the many factors involved when evaluating investment opportunities in the mining sector. This wide-ranging discussion pulls generously from Andrew’s investment banking experience in finance and capital markets and serves as a great primer for those new to investing in the space.
In this chat, Andrew describes the “lifeblood” of companies when they are raising new capital (3:17), the pillars of crafting “digestible” messaging for prospective mining sector investors (6:12), and the two key variables that can combine to create exponential value for a mining stock (14:30).
Listen until the end to hear Andrew’s very simple strategy for starting a mining portfolio, his debunking of mining industry stereotypes, and the prospects for gold investing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CSE’s Phillip Shum recently chatted with Terry Howlett, CEO at Ovation Science Inc. (CSE:OVAT), to discuss the company’s current developments in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this discussion, Terry discusses his company’s alcohol-free solution to hand-sanitization (1:11), how the DermSafe product was utilized by the Canadian Olympic teams during the most recent two Games (5:20), and the geographic demand for the product in light of the pandemic (9:24).
Listen until the end to hear how their flagship product provides 4-hour protection against germs and how it may be a key tool as society reopens in the coming months.
CSE’s Grace Pedota recently chatted with Robyn Rabinovich, Senior Account Director, Cannabis at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, to reflect on her professional experiences in the rapidly evolving cannabis industry, dating back to the onset of the MMPR program in Canada.
In this comprehensive discussion, Robyn shares her favourite aspects of working at start-ups like CannTrust and TerrAscend (3:34), how Hill+Knowlton has uniquely positioned itself to provide B2B support to the industry (4:48), defining Cannabis 2.0 and what to expect from the 3.0 era (6:09), and her perspective on the Ontario cannabis retail situation amid COVID-19 shutdowns (11:54).
Listen until the end to hear her thoughts on how new technological applications are benefiting the cannabis industry, the prospects for consumption lounges in Toronto, and the new favourite quarantine pastime for those in the cannabis industry (hint: it’s not product consumption!)
On this very special edition of #HashtagFinance, CSE’s Anil Mall and James Black are joined by legendary comedian – and entrepreneur – Howie Mandel, to discuss how he is coping with quarantine life, his charitable collaboration with Trevor Doerksen and ePlay Digital (CSE:EPY) and much (much) more.
In this conversation, Howie shares how his reputation as a germaphobe dovetailed into the game “Outbreak”, which evolved into a charitable tool to outfit PPE to frontline health-care workers (7:05), how technology can be a catalyst for powering the next generation of small business (and comedy) (11:24), and his simple – yet powerful – views on investing in the stock market (24:38).
Listen until the end to hear Howie’s big vision for Just for Laughs (he owns a partnership stake), how he embraces technological innovation, and his encouragement for everyone to stop overthinking and “Just Do It”.
CSE’s Anil Mall was recently joined by ePlay Digital Inc. (CSE:EPY) CEO Trevor Doerksen to discuss how his company is adapting to the recent conditions imposed by the Coronavirus, and how it inspired him to build a game that can help front line health care workers by supplying PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).
In this discussion, Trevor talks about his escape from LA during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic (1:42), how current circumstances invigorated his mobile gaming project with Howie Mandel (6:43), and how he is leveraging his video game to drive donations to the #BreakoutTheMasks charity.
Listen until the end to hear more about Trevor’s unique collaboration with Howie Mandel, how the quarantine has dramatically impacted his flagship title – Big Shot, and how ePlay is adapting to release ‘quarantine-compatible’ games in the near future.
#HashtagFinance is now on the left coast! Meet your west coast hosts, CSE’s Anna Serin and Anil Mall.
CSE’s Barrington Miller recently caught-up with NexTech AR Solutions Corp. (CSE:NTAR) CEO Evan Gappelberg to discuss his company’s current state of operations during the Coronavirus outbreak in NYC.
During this discussion, Evan provides commentary on the (positive) impact that the pandemic is having on his business (1:19), how their AR (augmented reality) technology fits within the shop-from home-paradigm (4:43), and his prospects for the stock market and predicted timeline for recovery (15:18).
Listen to the entire show to learn about Evan’s past history with Grand Theft Auto (the video game) and his positive experience taking a company public on the Canada Securities Exchange.
CSE’s Anna Serin was joined for a Friday edition of “Westcoast Wednesday” with Anthony Sandler, Investment Advisor at Mackie Research Capital Corporation.
In this wide-ranging conversation, Anthony shares his market insights including the economic and market impacts of not knowing how long the Coronavirus pandemic will last (3:12), specific advice for investing in SMEs (10:24), and his prospects for the cannabis space during these uncertain times (12:20).
Listen until the end to hear Anthony’s advice on how to watch the market and gather information, and his predictions for growth sectors during the “next” economic cycle.
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