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Investor Ideas Potcasts #618, Cannabis News and Stocks on the Move; ETF Interview with Cannabis Expert for ETFMG

 

Delta, Kelowna, BC - December 30, 2021 (Investorideas.com Newswire) www.Investorideas.com, a global news source covering leading sectors including marijuana and hemp stocks and its potcast site, www.potcasts.ca release today's podcast edition of cannabis news and stocks to watch plus insight from thought leaders and experts.

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Investor Ideas Potcasts #618, Cannabis News and Stocks on the Move; ETF Interview with Cannabis Expert for ETFMG

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Good afternoon and welcome to another episode of Investorideas.com "Potcast" featuring cannabis news, stocks to watch as well as insights from thought leaders and experts.

In today's podcast InvestorIdeas interviews Jason Wilson, the Cannabis Expert for ETFMG, which offers a full suite of cannabis ETFs for investors, including the first and largest cannabis-focused ETF: MJ, the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF as well as MJUS, MJIN and MJXL. Wilson discussed each of these different Cannabis ETFs in more detail, what trends are being noticed in both the US and the Global cannabis space as well as which areas of the industry are of most interest to investors today.

With over 15 years of experience in the asset management, finance and structured product space, Mr. Wilson has a track record of bringing hard-to-access asset classes to market. He has held leadership and senior positions at several leading financial institutions.

Most recently, Jason was Senior Vice President at INFOR Financial Inc. INFOR is a leading boutique investment bank based in Toronto, Canada that has worked in connection with a number of companies in the legal cannabis industry, including acting as advisor to Canopy Growth Corporation in connection with entering into its strategic relationship with Constellation Brands. He also worked at the investment banking divisions of Societe Generale, France's third largest bank, and at CIBC, one of the five largest banks in Canada.

While at Societe Generale and CIBC, Jason provided asset managers and financial institutions with various capital raising, financing and risk mitigation solutions and strategies. Jason has an LLB from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to completing his university studies, Jason was a member of the Canadian Forces and is a recipient of the Gulf of Kuwait Medal, awarded for his engagement in direct combat during the Gulf War in 1991.

When asked about each o ETFMG's cannabis ETF's Wilson commented, "we launched MJ, the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF back in 2017, which was the first US listed cannabis focussed ETF. Since then we've added three more. We have one that focuses just on US operators, which trades as MJUS, we also have one that provides 2X Upside Exposure (MJXL) and one that provides 2X Inverve Exposure (MJIN) to the Global Cannabis Industry. Those four cannabis focussed ETFs offer investors the full global and domestic optionality on the cannabis industry."

When asked about how current politics continue to affect US stock prices and speculation surrounding the US cannabis industry, Wilson commented "we're seeing momentum on the Federal level stalled, not because of issues of partisanship, but instead mostly on a disagreement on the level of reform that is necessary. So it's less a question of getting enough support from both sides of the aisle to get legalization but instead how far do some of the social programs go and things of that nature. That being said, we've still seen a lot of interest in US stocks at a retail and private equity level."

Wilson continued, "If you look at the US MSO's as an example, we can see that before the election last year some of their stocks were drifting sideways and down, but having the Democrats complete the full sweep really brought a lot of optimism to the space and saw their prices rally very strongly, really until February or March. Then the big expectation was that this was the first time we would see a Cannabis Reform bill tabled in the Senate. To have Schumer bring out the COA kind of took the wind out of the sails because his draft bill wasn't really even so much a draft bill as it was a talking paper and beyond that, was so overreaching and extensive that it was dead on arrival. One of the more difficult things from the Republican side was the 25% Federal Excise tax. That was the first pin prick in the cannabis balloon and you've seen stocks represent that since then. We have seen other pieces of legislation proposed, for instance from Nancy Mace, which was a very sensible piece of legislation. The push and pull isn't between Democrats and Republicans as per weather or not cannabis should be legalized, but instead the push and pull is between how extensive is the reform and right now you have the Senate Majority Leader pushing for very extensive reform, so much so that you're not going to get those extra Republican seats necessary to drive any legislation forward."

Wilson went on to discuss some of the current trends being noticed and how these differ in both the domestic US market and Global cannabis space as well as what he expects to have the largest impact on the industry over the next few months.

To find out more information on ETFMG visit their website here.

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