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Brad Moore on Leveraging Blockchain to Improve Outcomes for Medical Cannabis Patients | #HashtagFinance

CSE’s Barrington Miller chats with Brad Moore, CEO of Global Cannabis Applications Corp. (CSE:APP) about his company’s ambitions as a technology company that strives to improve medical cannabis patients’ outcomes through the gathering and analysis of deep data.

Here’s an overview of what Barrington and Brad cover in this edition of the #HashtagFinance podcast:

1.10 – Virtual work is nothing new for Brad and his international team.
3:35 – GCAC’s Israeli technology connection.
6:01 – How Brad has applied his military mindset into the cannabis/tech industries.
9:53 – The impact of the early 2018 cannabis “craze” on the company.
13:54 – Defining 2020 as the year of the (delayed) balance sheet.
15:46 – The application of blockchain on their business model.
18:20 – Building data points during COVID.
19:35 – The differentiator.
23:53 – The power of data to improve patient incomes.
28:47 – What a potential exit path looks like for the company.

Current approval processes for medical treatments generally start with a formulation of elements. The objective of any clinical study is to ensure efficacy, and safety, within a fixed sampling size. However as cannabis is a plant, and each plant is unique, the challenges have been in ensuring that each gram tested would provide a consistent result. In response to these challenges, GCAC has developed a patent-pending data model called, Seed to Seed.

GCAC’s approach is to measure an individual’s unique treatment experience on a per dosage basis. By digitally measuring both the biometric & anecdotal feedback and comparing that to others using the same or similar products on a large scale, GCAC can provide an averaged efficacy rating for the treatment used. This is accomplished through a proprietary system of mobile applications, heart monitoring biometrics, Artificial Intelligence and machine learning. When integrated with blockchain seed to sale solutions, GCAC technology will be able to recommend “how to treat ailment X with product Y at a given point in time under a set of circumstances”. By securing this information on an EU GDPR complaint blockchain, their data outputs are comparable to results generated by a regulatory approval process.

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Paul Rosen on the One Non-Negotiable for Success in Cannabis | #HashtagFinance

CSE’s Barrington Miller chats with Paul Rosen, CEO of 1933 Industries Inc. (CSE:TGIF) about his recent appointment as Interim CEO of the company and his operating philosophy moving forward in the face of COVID-19. Paul also shares his personal journey as an early leader in the cannabis industry and makes note of the many changes he’s observed in the C-suite among his cannabis sector peer group.

Here’s an overview of what Barrington and Paul cover in this edition of the #HashtagFinance podcast:

2:00 – Paul’s early beginnings in the Cannabis industry in the late 80’s as a constitutional lawyer.
3:58 – Hortican Inc.’s pre-MMPR history and evolution with PharmaCan Capital Corp./The Chronos Group.
6:57 – His transition into a management role at 1933 Industries.
7:55 – How Cannabis 2.0 has impacted C-suites in the industry.
11:58 – Highlighting traits of the early-stage Cannabis entrepreneurs.
13:28 – The unique challenges of running a public cannabis company.
17:16 – The imperative of running a clean balance sheet in today’s COVID-19 environment.
20:14 – Las Vegas’ cannabis prospects in light of the severe downturn in tourism.
25:25 – Paul’s view on how the global pandemic will hasten tax generation from cannabis and social justice.
29:35 – Why preparing for domestic (US) demand is still the biggest opportunity in cannabis.
31:57 – The shift to prioritizing profitability first.

1933 Industries is a vertically-integrated, growth-orientated company, focusing on the cultivation and manufacturing of cannabis consumer branded goods in a wide range of product formats.

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Derek Wood on Creating Wealth for All in Mineral Exploration | #HashtagFinance

CSE’s Anil Mall chats with Derek Wood, CEO of Tocvan Ventures Corp. (CSE:TOC), about his experience in mineral exploration finance and the many do’s and don’ts of building a public mining stock. The conversation also touches on Tocvan’s ambitions as an early-stage natural resource company engaged primarily in the acquisition, exploration and, if warranted, development of mineral properties. The company’s objective is to conduct exploration programs on the Pilar Gold project in the Sonora state of Mexico and the Rogers Creek project in Southern British Columbia.

Here’s an overview of what Anil and Derek cover in this edition of the #HashtagFinance podcast:

1:41 – How life after lockdown has never been busier.
3:40 – An overview of Tocvan Ventures.
6:43 – The difference between porphyry and epithermal deposits.
10:02 – The industry comps to Tocvan.
12:50 – Derek’s deep experience in the Canadian capital markets.
15:03 – How to create value for junior mining investors.
17:53 – The team at Tocvan.
21:50 – The benefits of mineral exploration in Canada.
28:29 – Canada’s global role in junior capital financing.
30:52 – The 5 Ps of the mining industry.
34:35 – Derek’s issue with the 43-101 standard.
38:12 – Tocvan’s Pilar gold-silver project in Sonora, Mexico.
41:35 – His advice for a young investor in the mining sector.
44:35 – The advantages of utilizing a broker for private placements.

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Charlie In on Building Bridges through International Banking | #HashtagFinance

CSE’s Phillip Shum chats with Charlie In, Chairman of Raffles Group Financial (CSE:RICH) about their recent listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange and their focus on providing customized public listing advisory services by working with audit, legal, tax and banking professionals.

Here’s an overview of what they cover in this episode of the #HashtagFinance podcast:

:49 – Serving public market prospects in China and Southeast Asia.
2:50 – Plans for growing the business through licensing to serve the massive Asia-Pacific region.
7:57 – The reasoning behind Raffles listing in Canada.
11:59 – Raffles’ strategic relationship with BMO.
15:22 – The ownership structure of Raffles.
17:31 – Charlie’s 20+ years of experience in finance.
19:44 – What to expect from the company in the coming months.

Raffles Financial is an exempt corporate finance advisory firm, registered with the Monetary Authority of Singapore, which provides public listing advisory and arrangement services. Raffles Financial serves as an advisor for family trusts, family offices and investment funds. Raffles is expanding their representation in 30 regions in Asia-Pacific and believes that working with BMO PBA, it will give clients a complete suite of investment and private banking solutions starting from public listing services to family trusts and portfolio management.

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Alejandro Ochoa on the 5G Opportunity in Latin America | #HashtagFinance

CSE’s Anil Mall chats with Tower One Wireless (CSE:TO) CEO and President, Alejandro Ochoa, about their focus on owning and operating wireless telecom infrastructure sites in Latin American markets that are experiencing strong growth.

Here’s an overview of what they cover in this podcast:

1:55 – Tower One – a specialty real estate play first.

4:00 – Why they went public and how they are different than their competition (Build. Own. Operate.)

5:05 – A focus on building new infrastructure with anchor tenants in place.

5:55 – Why Alejandro is focused on Latin America.

6:50 – The challenge of building a qualified team in this industry.

10:15 – The potential of the Latin American telecom market.

12:40 – How COVID-19 is impacting network design.

15:05 – Other business impacts of COVID-19.

17:07 – Meeting demand in Mexico and Colombia, and divesting assets from Argentina.

18:10 – Working through COVID-19 with creativity.

19:49 – Addressing the 5G “controversy”.

21:46 – Working with remote communities.

25:35 – Recent developments including the new master lease agreement in Colombia.

Tower One Wireless’ core business is providing access to its infrastructure to major national and multi-national cellular carriers through long-term leases (10 plus years). With the migration to fourth generation (4G) long-term evolution (LTE) and (5G) networks in Colombia and Mexico, the company pursues markets with a large demand for additional telecom infrastructure.

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Joe Deighan on the Hemp Alternative to Tobacco | #HashtagFinance

CSE’s Phillip Shum chats with TAAT Lifestyle & Wellness Director Joe Deighan, who discusses their recent public listing and subsidiary Taat Herb Co. who manufacture and sell premium hemp products including hemp cigarettes made from a proprietary blend of premium hemp.

Here’s an overview of what they cover in this podcast:

1:38 – Joe’s background in the e-liquid manufacturing sector.
3:30 – The taste profile of the TAAT hemp cigarettes.
4:48 – Why TAAT is addressing the tobacco market with CBD products.
5:50 – The size of the North American cigarette market.
6:33 – How management is supporting TAAT’s growth.
8:17 – The distribution opportunity for hemp cigarettes within the US.
10:08 – The banking advantages of hemp over cannabis in the US.
11:45 – Origins of the “TAAT” name.

TAAT Lifestyle & Wellness Ltd. is focused on hemp-based products that have been demonstrated to aid in improving health, quality of life, and overall wellness.

Taat Herb Co. provides a better-for-you alternative to tobacco that tastes and smokes as well as, or better than, traditional cigarettes. Taat Beyond Tobacco™️ Hemp cigarettes effectively deliver high yielding CBD & CBG without the “high” and without the scent or taste of cannabis.

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Guy Goulet on Green Resource Management in Peru | #HashtagFinance

On this episode of #HashtagFinance, CSE’s Barrington Miller talks with Guy Goulet, CEO of Cerro de Pasco Resources Inc. (CSE:CDPR) and how the company is focused on applying the latest technology in the production of commodity metals through the treatment and reprocessing of all material resources, dumps, tailings, mining waste and more in order to secure long-term economic prosperity in Peru.

Here’s an overview of what they cover in this podcast:

2:03 – Mineral rights by the numbers.
4:41 – Prospects for the mining sector, gold and silver specifically.
6:39 – Guy’s last visit to Cerro de Pasco.
8:20 – How raising $50M is easier than raising “small” money.
10:46 – Cerro de Pasco’s history including the largest copper stock in the world.
11:34 – Why processing tailings is easier than mining rock.
14:06 – How Guy utilizes his background as a geological engineer in the capital markets.
16:58 – The Cerro de Pasco puzzle and how it comes together.
17:42 – Why he needs to remind stakeholders that its a remediation project, not a mining project.
21:31 – The latest development including their merger with Volcan Compañia Minera S.A.A.

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Robert Delamar on Detecting Threats with WiFi | #HashtagFinance

On this episode of #HashtagFinance, CSE’s Anil Mall talks with Robert Delamar, CEO of First Responder Technologies Inc. (CSE:WPN) about how First Responder is developing groundbreaking technologies to prevent and safely defuse public attacks involving concealed weapons. Here’s an overview of what they cover in this podcast:

3:07 – The vision behind the creation of First Responder Technologies and why its more important than ever in light of the recent social climate.

5:27 – Virtual fencing explained and concealed weapon detection.

9:04 – Balancing personal freedoms with protecting the public from threats.

11:09 – The size of the global security market.

13:17 – How this technology integrates with policing and justifiable search and seizure.

16:42 – Rob’s 20 year history in law and technology.

18:38 – First Responder’s diverse global team from tech, military, and policing.

22:55 – The statement of values and how it is put into progress across and outside the organization.

26:23 – Serving the commercial and residential markets.

28:03 – Product background – software and hardware.

30:44 – Current collaborations with partnerships at Rutgers, MistyWest, Wave Labs, and Purdue University.

33:16 – Early recognition at the UK Security and Policing Show.

37:02 AI Open Carry Weapons Detection System.

40:22 – The challenge of blending human privacy with the incredible capabilities of technology.

45:18 – Milestones met since the company went public on the Canadian Securities Exchange.

48:52 – How lockdown time has led to new innovations in the residential services side of their business.

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The Very Good Butchers on Taking Plant-Based Eating Public | #HashtagFinance

CSE’s James Black had an opportunity to chat with the Very Good Food Company (CSE:VERY) Founders James Davison and Mitchell Scott on the eve of their Canadian public listing to discuss The Very Good Butcher brand and much more. Here’s what they discussed on this episode of #HashtagFinance:

1:52 – How James was inspired to apply his culinary skills to produce very good food after being uninspired by incumbent vegan offerings.

3:04 – James describes what’s in the food (not meat!)

3:57 – What makes their product better than others in the plant-based food arena.

4:40 – What James had to learn, and unlearn from his 13-year culinary experience when it came to making a satisfying product.

6:25 – The key role that the farmer’s market on Denman Island, BC played in the company’s ability to product test their recipes.

8:16 – What happened after the company moved to Victoria, BC and opened the first Vegan Butcher Shop on the west coast of Canada.

9:39 – How non-vegan butchers reacted to the company.

11:26 – How they used Kickstarter to fund and expand their company.

12:53 – Why they pitched the company on Dragon’s Den and what happened after they reached handshake deals from the 5 of the Dragons.

13:45 – Why they turned to FrontFundr for equity crowdfunding to avoid VC investment.

14:32 – How the delivery of a “stuffed beet” led to a $2M financing and path to public markets.

15:51 – Plans for expansion including a new “HQ” in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Vancouver.

16:48 – How the business model for plant-based meat compares to conventional meat products.

18:35 – Plans for brand expansion including The Very Good Cheese Co.

19:31 – Their alternative to chicken wings that utilizes cauliflower.

20:54 – How traditional meat-eaters respond to their product

21:09 – Utilizing food tech for quality scalability.

22:40 – The global appeal of plant-based eating.

23:29 – How COVID contributed to its growth and demand for their product.

26:05 – The company’s shipping capabilities across North America.

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https://thecse.com/en/listings/diversified-industries/the-very-good-food-company-inc

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Terry Harbort on the Economics of a New BC Gold Rush | PE #HashtagFinance

CSE’s Anna Serin was recently joined by Terry Harbort, CEO of Talisker Resources Ltd. (CSE:TSK) to discuss the many reasons why his company is excited to be resuming activities on their gold exploration program in BC after a necessary quiet period in the face of COVID-19.

In this chat, Terry discussed the following aspects about his company’s programs, including:

1:33 How, in his estimation, Talikser has the longest-tenured team in the exploration industry with 45M ounces of gold discovered under their belt

4:15 The connection between the Bralorne Gold Complex and the historic gold rush in British Columbia

5:20 Describing the difference between ‘alluvial’ and ‘hard rock’

7:02 The potential for the Spence’s Bridge project as an emerging gold belt

10:21 The characteristics of high-grade rock

12:06 The infrastructure benefits of working near Bralorne, BC

13:53 How the price of gold (and gold standard) led to the closure of Bralorne in the 60s

16:35 The challenge of fly-in-/fly-out scenarios in the mining industry

18:03 Recent financing activity, including 30M raised in the past year w/ large institutional involvement

24:02 The steps endeavored to ensure community safety during COVID-19

About Talisker Resources (CSE:TSK)
Talisker Resources Ltd. is a junior resource company involved in the exploration of gold projects in British Columbia, Canada. Talisker’s projects include the Bralorne Gold Complex, an advanced stage project with significant exploration potential from a historical high-grade producing gold mine as well as its Spences Bridge Project where the Company holds ~85% of the emerging Spences Bridge Gold Belt and several other early-stage Greenfields projects. With its properties comprising 270,605 hectares over 288 claims, three leases and 154 crown grant claims, Talisker is a dominant exploration player in the south-central British Columbia. The Company is well funded to advance its aggressive systematic exploration program at its projects.

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