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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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Paul Pedersen on Evolving Edibles with Advanced Extraction Technology

Paul Pedersen, CEO and Co-Founder of Nextleaf Solutions (CSE:OILS), joins Phillip Shum to discuss why the company decided to enter the cannabis space with a focus on cannabinoid extraction in lieu of plant production (1:12), what the upcoming Canadian legalization of edibles and concentrates means for Nextleaf (3:59), and the methods they use to turn dry biomass into standardized THC and CBD molecules for infused products (5:50). Listen until the end to hear how the company is taking a leadership role in the commercialization of intellectual property, and to learn what else is next for Nextleaf in 2020!

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Neil Seeman on Generating Actionable Insights with Incalculable Amounts of Data

Neil Seeman, Founder and CEO of RIWI Corp. (CSE:RIW), joins James Black to discuss how RIWI generates actionable insights via global trend tracking and predictive analysis, or “big data” (1:26), the company’s efforts to track consumer sentiment in China (5:34), and the challenges and opportunities that come with being a publicly-listed technology company (14:43). Listen until the end to hear how they use machine learning to evaluate the veracity of their data, for Neil’s thoughts on the new reality of investing in the tech world, and to learn more about the “spicy chicken problem.”

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Robert Galarza on Bringing Blockchain into the Cannabis World

Robert Galarza, CEO and Director of TruTrace Technologies Inc. (CSE:TTT), joins James Black to discuss how TruTrace established its position at the intersection of blockchain and cannabis (2:09), how their data management platform operates at various stages of cannabis production and testing (5:07), and why Major League baseball was an impetus to get into data architecture (11:21). Listen until the end to learn more about the company’s partnerships with Shoppers and Deloitte, to hear about Robert’s time as a lawyer, and his thoughts on how cannabis companies will be structured in the future.

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Gianni Kovacevic on the Vital Role of Copper in Sustainable Energy Solutions

Gianni Kovacevic, CEO of Copperbank Resources (CSE:CBK) and author of My Electrician Drives a Porsche?, joins Grace Pedota to discuss how he became a “modern energy expert” (1:12), how electrification is causing a fundamental shift in the automotive industry (3:27), and why copper is such a vital resource as many industries move towards sustainable, emission-free solutions (10:19). Listen until the end to hear about Gianni’s road trip across America in an electric car, for more information about his book, and for the biggest investing lesson he’s learned.

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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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Shira Adler on the Role of CBD in Holistic Wellness

Shira Adler, Founder and CEO of Synergy and author of The ABCs of CBD, joins Grace Pedota via Skype to talk about the inspiration behind her book and its reception so far (4:09), her role as an advocate for CBD and the integral part it plays in holistic wellness (6:01), and her thoughts on the growing number of influential women in the cannabis space (8:00). Listen until the end to learn more about her upcoming speaking engagements around the world, her new book currently in progress, and to hear about her time as a Bravo reality TV star!

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Trevor Koverko on Tokenized Securities and the Next Big Trend in Crypto

Trevor Koverko, Founder and Chairman of Polymath Network, joins James Black to discuss the origins of the Polymath securities token platform (7:28), the various benefits tokenized securities can offer both issuers and investors (13:55), and why he believes staking tokens are the next big trend in crypto (28:11). Listen until the end to learn about the silent auction that spawned the first-ever Polycon in the Bahamas, and for details about Polymath’s latest blockchain technology project.

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Frank Holmes on the Evolution of Cryptocurrency and Macroeconomics

Frank Holmes, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of U.S. Global Investors and Chairman of Hive Blockchain, joins Grace Pedota to talk about gold mining and investments (2:47), the reasons why millennials place more trust in cryptocurrency than other generations (7:33), and the importance of macroeconomics when it comes to understanding the economy (16:51). Listen until the end for Frank’s opinion on the significance of cryptocurrency worldwide, his advice to millennials who are just starting out in finance, and to hear about his days in the boxing ring!

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Sherry Boodram on Cannabis Regulation and Compliance in an Evolving Market

Dr. Sherry Boodram, CEO and Co-Founder of CannDelta Inc., joined Grace Pedota to talk about her experience as a drug forensic chemist with Health Canada (1:54), why other countries are choosing to use Canada’s cannabis regulations as a template (15:28), and what makes CannDelta different from other cannabis regulatory consulting companies (17:32). Listen until the end for her thoughts on the incoming regulations around edibles and extracts, and her advice to companies who are looking to produce new product types under these regulations.

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