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Vapen MJ Ventures Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE was happy to welcome Vapen MJ Ventures (CSE:VAPN) to open the market on October 11th, 2019 at the CSE Media Centre.

Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Vapen MJ Ventures operates in the US as an agricultural technology, services, and property management company. The company uses a full vertical integration business model to oversee and execute all aspects of cultivation, extraction, manufacturing, retail dispensary, and wholesale distribution of high margin cannabis THC and hemp CBD products under the Vapen brand.

“We’re honoured to be here at the Canadian Securities Exchange and do this bell ringing,” remarked President and CFO Bob Brilon.

“Milestones that we’re celebrating are, we just announced that we have several partnerships in THC and hemp extraction, and those are throughout the states. We have nine states now, and then one in Jamaica, so we’re excited about having those all up and running by the end of this year. That’ll make our 2020 look really phenomenal, so we’re excited about that.”

Several members of the Vapen team joined Brilon at the Market Open to ring the bell, including Director David Eaton.

View the podcast for this Market Open featuring Bob Brilon here.

For more details about the CSE Media Centre, including information on upcoming Market Opens, please visit the CSE website, or follow us on social media.

SLANG Worldwide Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE proudly welcomed SLANG Worldwide Inc. (CSE:SLNG) to open the market at the CSE Media Centre on October 8th, 2019.

SLANG Worldwide is a global cannabis consumer packaged goods company with a robust portfolio of brands that are distributed at more than 2,600 stores in 12 US states. The company is focused on acquiring and developing market-proven regional brands, as well as creating new brands to meet the needs of cannabis consumers worldwide.

“Opening the market for SLANG is really exciting. Going public and having a partner with the CSE that provides this platform for entrepreneurs to have access to capital, expand their shareholder base, and grow their business has been a really fascinating experience and great partnership. Having gone public on the CSE was transformational for SLANG,” remarked President Billy Levy.

“We’re ringing the bell today, but this represents the collective efforts of over 150 people in the engine room, whose efforts really drive the performance of the stock, and create this opportunity for everybody,” added CEO Peter Miller.

Joining Levy and Miller at the Market Open were several members of the SLANG team, including Kelly Ehler, Ramon Gamble, Kristina McCahon, Mikel Rutherford, Rhianna Brancato, and Ruben Breteler.

View the podcast for this Market Open featuring Peter Miller here.

For more details about the CSE Media Centre, including information on upcoming Market Opens, please visit the CSE website, or follow us on social media.

iAnthus Capital Holdings Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE was happy to welcome the team from iAnthus Capital Holdings (CSE:IAN) to participate in a Market Open at the CSE Media Centre on October 4th, 2019.

iAnthus Capital Holdings is a multi-state cannabis operator that owns and operates licensed cannabis cultivation, processing, and dispensary facilities in the United States. Founded by entrepreneurs with decades of experience in operations, investment banking, corporate finance, law, and healthcare services, iAnthus provides a unique combination of capital and hands-on operating and management expertise, with the goal of delighting their customers.

“I think it’s a tremendous honour to be opening the market. We’ve worked with the CSE from day one, the exchange has been tremendously welcoming, and you do need good execution for your shareholder perspective. You also need good execution in the marketplace, even from an employee perspective, because they watch the stock every day, and their efforts and hard work in delighting our customers are reflected in that,” remarked CEO Hadley Ford.

“We delight our customers because that’s the essence of what a business should be. If you don’t have customers, you’re not in business. A customer comes in, they need to be delighted by that experience and they need to come back.”

In addition to CEO Hadley Ford, several members of the iAnthus team were present at the Market Open. Elizabeth Stavola, Chief Strategy Officer, had the honour of ringing the opening bell.

For more details about the CSE Media Centre, including information on upcoming Market Opens, please visit the CSE website, or follow us on social media.

StableView Asset Management Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE welcomed the team from StableView Asset Management on October 2nd, 2019 to open the market at the CSE Media Centre.

StableView is a financial asset management firm serving the needs of both institutions and individual clients. Utilizing proprietary investment and risk management processes, StableView’s investment mandates serve a wide variety of investment needs and objectives. Their Market Open at the CSE Media Centre took place just ahead of their technology event StableView TECH19, happening on October 3rd.

“This is our sixth year we’ve been doing this, this is the third year the CSE has been sponsoring us, so thank you very much CSE,” said Portfolio Manager & President Colin Fisher.

“It’s nice to have a partner in the ecosystem that’s looking to help do what we’re trying to get done, which is grow the ecosystem of technology in Canada and help attract capital to the Canadian technology companies that desperately need it. What we’re hoping to see is ever more Canadian capital coming into the Canadian technology scene.”

Joining Colin Fisher at the Market Open were several members of the StableView team, including Stephanie Barnes, Aimee Smith, and David Campbell.

For more details about the CSE Media Centre, including information on upcoming Market Opens, please visit the CSE website, or follow us on social media.

Business of Cannabis Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE was pleased to welcome the team from Business of Cannabis to the CSE Media Centre to open the market on September 26th, 2019, just ahead of their event Business of Cannabis Presents: Cannabis + Technology, which took place on September 27th in Toronto.

Business of Cannabis is an authoritative platform for news, analysis, and insights into the business of Canada’s cannabis sector. Producing original, multi-platform content and cross-sector coverage, BofC serves those working in and alongside the cannabis industry. Their September 27th event tracked the convergence of cannabis and technology – two of the fastest growing sectors in Canada.

“We opened the CSE today, which is great because we’re celebrating cannabis and technology tomorrow here in Toronto,” said Co-Founder and President Jay Rosenthal.

“We have the CEO of the Canadian Securities Exchange coming in, we have Ken Weisbrod from Shoppers Drug Mart, and we have Karim Ramji from the Ontario Cannabis Store, all speaking about really what is the intersection of cannabis and technology, where compliance, and transparency, and Canada, and technology all intersect.”

Accompanying Jay Rosenthal at the Market Open were several members of the Business of Cannabis team, in addition to associates within the cannabis industry that are focused on cannabis and technology.

For more details about the CSE Media Centre, including information on upcoming Market Opens, please visit the CSE website, or follow us on social media.

Wikileaf Technologies Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE welcomed the team from Wikileaf Technologies (CSE:WIKI) to open the market at the CSE Media Centre on September 23, 2019.

With a mission to empower cannabis consumers using pricing information and tools, Wikileaf owns and operates wikileaf.com, a comparison site that helps consumers find location-based pricing information on cannabis strains and products. The Market Open on September 23 marked the start of Wikileaf’s journey as a CSE-listed company.

“At Wikileaf, we’re the first price comparison engine for the legal cannabis market. We have 4,000 dispensaries on our platform with almost a million people using the site every month,” remarked CEO Dan Nelson.

“It’s a huge honour to be listed on the CSE today. This is a monumental moment for our company. We’ve been looking forward to this day for two years, and we’re just so thrilled for the CSE to have us.”

Several key members of the Wikileaf team joined Dan Nelson at the Market Open, including Patrick Lalonde and Chuck Rifici, and it was a pleasure to welcome Wikileaf Technologies to celebrate both their Market Open milestone and their recent listing on the CSE.

For more details about the CSE Media Centre, including information on upcoming Market Opens, please visit the CSE website, or follow us on social media.

World Class Extractions Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE is pleased to announce that World Class Extractions (CSE:PUMP) opened the market at the CSE Media Centre on September 17th, 2019. World Class Extractions is a Canadian publicly traded company which operates through two vertically integrated subsidiaries, Soma Labs Scientific and Greenmantle Products.

The company provides scalable extraction and processing solutions for the cannabis and hemp industries, including proprietary industrial-grade equipment, custom processing facilities, ancillary products, and scientific services. This Market Open followed the merger of World Class Extractions and Quadron Cannatech, and helped celebrate the beginning of the company’s journey as a merged entity.

“It’s really exciting for us to be here at the Media Centre, ringing the bell for the CSE,” said CEO Rosy Mondin. “We’ve been listed since 2017 through Quadron Cannatech, so for us to ring today, it’s fantastic, as it follows our merger with World Class Extractions.”

“It was a merger of strengths,” added Chairman Anthony Durkacz. “At the end of the day they had a great operational team and great technology. We had great technology and great capital markets access.”

It was a pleasure to welcome the team from World Class Extractions to celebrate both the Market Open and the recent merger. For more details about the CSE Media Centre, including information on upcoming Market Opens, please visit the CSE website, or follow us on social media.

CFN Media Interview with Richard Carleton

Over the last five years, the cannabis industry has undergone a period of transformative growth, and the Canadian Securities Exchange has grown with it, providing countless opportunities for innovation, expansion, and success.

In this interview with CFN host and Managing Partner of Zuber Lawler, Tom Zuber, CSE CEO Richard Carleton discusses the impact the cannabis industry has had on the CSE, the global emergence of new cannabis markets, and the advances that have happened in the industry, both technologically and economically.

Tune in to learn why Canada continues to be a leader in the cannabis industry, the challenges and successes of opening this industry up to the investment community, and the innovative organizational structures emerging from the complicated landscape of cannabis as a consumer product. Hear Richard’s take on prohibition, ancillary cannabis companies, and the future of the European cannabis market in this exclusive, three-part interview.

The CSE – The Exchange for Entrepreneurs (VIDEO)

The Canadian Securities Exchange is one of the fastest growing equities exchanges because of its ability to lower the cost of Canadian public capital for entrepreneurs. Recognized as an exchange by the Ontario Securities Commission in 2004, the CSE is designed to facilitate the capital formation process for public companies through a streamlined approach to company regulation that emphasizes disclosure and the provision of efficient secondary market trading services for investors. The only exchange trading all Canadian listed equity securities, the CSE is home to more than 270 uniquely listed issues covering a broad range of industry sectors.

For more information please visit www.thecse.com and our blog at https://blog.thecse.com/.

Seminar Video: Harnessing the Power of Cross-Border Markets

The CSE – Canadian Securities Exchange, in partnership with OTC Markets Group, Clark Wilson LLP, and Canaccord Genuity (US) hosted a special presentation for companies interested in discovering the benefits of a cross-border market presence in Canada and the US.

(See the event photo gallery here)

Held on July 17th, 2014 in Vancouver – topics covered included an update on the CSE, OTC Markets Group’s listing standards and processes, market making, and insights on optimizing a cross-border market presence. Watch the entire event below:

Part 1 – CSE Presentation by James Black

Part 2 – OTC Markets Presentation by Steven Jenkins

Part 3 – Panel: Harnessing the Power of Cross-Border Markets

Part 4 – Panel: Harnessing the Power of Cross-Border Markets