Canadian Securities Exchange CEO Honoured at Captains of Industry Cannabis Event in Las Vegas
November 17, 2022 – Toronto, ON – The Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE” or “the Exchange”) is pleased to announce that CEO Richard Carleton was named “Capital Markets Advocate of the Year” by the American Trade Association for Cannabis and Hemp (“ATACH”) at its Captains of Industry event in Las Vegas on November 16, 2022.
Mr. Carleton was recognized for his efforts to advance the interests of the cannabis and hemp industry in North America’s capital markets. He has worked diligently to provide the industry with access to growth capital, increase the level of retail investor access to the securities of these companies, eliminate obstacles to enable more institutional investor participation in them, educate legislators at the state and federal levels in the United States, and represent the industry’s interests with the US national securities exchanges. Mr. Carleton is a member of ATACH’s Capital Markets Committee and previously received the association’s “Captain of Industry” award in 2018.
“It is an honour to be recognized by the cannabis and hemp industry’s leading trade association,” Mr. Carleton said. “However, there is a great deal of work still to be done before public cannabis and hemp issuers are accorded the same access to North America’s public capital markets as other public companies. I am confident that ATACH, supported by so many talented people in one of North America’s most dynamic industries, will continue to make progress on these critical issues.”
“No one has done more than Richard to advance the industry’s success in the capital markets,” said Michael Bronstein, President of ATACH. “Through his leadership of the CSE, he has helped many cannabis and hemp companies achieve their public market goals and accelerate the rapid growth of our industry.”
The American Trade Association for Cannabis and Hemp (ATACH) is the leading United States 501(c)(6) cannabis industry trade organization promoting the expansion and protection of legal sales of cannabis and hemp for industrial, medical, and adult use.
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