June 9, 2020 – Toronto, ON – The Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE” or “the Exchange”) is pleased to announce that it recently completed Cannabis Month, an informative series of podcast interviews with senior executives and other thought leaders across the cannabis sector. The interviews and related content were provided through the CSE’s website, YouTube (CSE TV) and Instagram (@CanadianExchange) feeds.
The podcast guests included cannabis industry pioneers and entrepreneurs including Bruce Linton (founder of Canopy Growth Corp.), Joseph Lusardi (Curaleaf Holdings Inc.), Charles Bachtell (Cresco Labs Inc.), Jason Ackerman (TerrAscend Corp.), and Jennifer Drake (AYR Strategies Inc.). The interviews provided a comprehensive portrait of the industry, which has achieved remarkable capital markets success while managing growth through significant ongoing challenges.
Cannabis Month concluded with a podcast recapping five key takeaways from the interview series, all of which underline the growth and evolution of the cannabis industry:
“These five takeaways have a common underlying theme: the continued development and professionalization of the cannabis industry,” said Richard Carleton, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Securities Exchange. “The cannabis business is clearly undergoing an evolution common to successful emerging industries. The CSE is committed to promoting and highlighting entrepreneurial activity, and these interviews demonstrate that the cannabis industry is home to some of the world’s brightest entrepreneurial minds. We are proud to be able to participate in the industry’s rapid global growth.”
The month of May is typically a busy time in the cannabis sector, with numerous industry conferences and other scheduled events. Unfortunately, activity ground to a near-halt this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CSE was pleased to help fill the gap with its Cannabis Month interview series.
The entire series of Cannabis Month discussions can be viewed here:
The CSE will be providing additional virtual content in the weeks ahead. This includes two events during the month of June that are focused on the rapidly emerging psychedelics sector. Psychedelics have been a source of tremendous investor interest during 2020, with entrepreneurs bringing several new companies to market on the CSE and elsewhere. More information on these and other upcoming events is available here: https://thecse.com/en/about/events.
Richard Carleton, CEO