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  • The Canadian Securities Exchange is debuting a new virtual program called the Cannabis Investor Series
  • The series consists of four forums in May that will provide insights into all key facets of the rapidly-evolving cannabis industry
  • EP 1: Investing in American Cannabis, EP 2: Cannabis Culture and Capital Markets, EP 3: Cannabis Health and Wellness, EP 4: The Global Cannabis Economy
  • Guests include Ben Kovler, CEO and Chairman of Green Thumb Industries (GTII), Berner of Cookies fame and former NBA player Al Harrington
  • The CSE is a stock exchange focused on working with entrepreneurs to access the public capital markets in Canada and internationally

The Canadian Securities Exchange is debuting a new virtual program called the Cannabis Investor Series.

The series consists of four forums during the month of May that will provide insights into all key facets of the rapidly-evolving cannabis industry.

On each Tuesday in May, participants will hear from experts and influencers who are shaping the industry and learn about exciting investment opportunities as legal cannabis gains increasing acceptance worldwide.

Episode 1: Investing in American Cannabis
(May 4, 2:00-4:00 pm ET)

With cannabis legalization rapidly expanding across the United States, the opportunities for investors are growing as well. This session will explore trending topics including the path to further legalization, regional competition and social equity.

Media Sponsor: Benzinga Cannabis

Episode 2: Cannabis Culture and Capital Markets
(May 11, 2:00-4:00 pm ET)

This session will explore the convergence of cannabis culture and capital markets through subjects including the legacy and future of cannabis media, building a household cannabis brand and a profile of New York-based cannabis culture mavens Happy Munkey and their fight for an equitable industry in the state.

Media Sponsor: High Times

Episode 3: Cannabis Health and Wellness
(May 18, 2:00-4:00 pm ET)

While so much of the talk around the cannabis industry centres on recreational use, the investment opportunities in health and wellness are expanding just as fast. Speakers will discuss cannabinoid treatments for the brain and mental health, cannabis and community health, cannabis and athletics, and more.

Media Sponsor: Business of Cannabis

Episode 4: The Global Cannabis Economy
(May 25, 2:00-4:00 pm ET)

The legalization trend in cannabis is a truly global one. This session will explore what is happening around the world, including medical cannabis in Europe and Israel, cultivation in Mexico and across Latin America and recent developments in Asia.

Media Sponsor: Prohibition Partners

Richard Carleton, CEO of the CSE, commented,

“The rise of the legal cannabis industry over the past several years has been remarkable. At the CSE, we’ve had a front-row seat to observe the sector’s evolution. It has been wonderful to see so many entrepreneurs capitalizing on a rapidly-changing regulatory environment to pursue diverse opportunities across the industry.

This series will demonstrate that the cannabis sector continues to evolve in new and unpredictable ways, creating tremendous opportunities for investors.”

The series’ list of speakers includes:

  • Kim Rivers, CEO of Trulieve Cannabis (TRUL)
  • Charlie Bachtell, CEO of Cresco Labs (CL)
  • Ben Kovler, CEO and Chairman of Green Thumb Industries (GTII)
  • Jim Cacioppo, CEO and Chairman of Jushi Holdings (JUSH)
  • Al Harrington, CEO of Viola Brands and former NBA player
  • Vladimir Bautista and Ramon Reyes, founders of Happy Munkey
  • Berner, rapper and founder of Cookies cannabis brand
  • Elias Theodorou, mixed martial artist and the first pro athlete to gain a therapeutic-use exemption for medical cannabis
  • Ross Rebagliati, former Olympic snowboarding champion and founder of Legacy Brands
  • Paul Rosen, CEO and Chairman of 1933 Industries (TGIF)
  • Steve DeAngelo, cannabis activist and co-founder of the Arcview Group

The Canadian Securities Exchange is a stock exchange focused on working with entrepreneurs to access the public capital markets in Canada and internationally. 

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