E. 148 – Investing in Cannabis & Federal Legalization ft. Jason Wilson, ETFMG
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For all of our listeners interested in investing in cannabis this episode is for you! We sit down with Jason, Wilson, Cannabis Banking and Research Expert at ETFMG. Jason previously worked for INFOR Financial Inc., leading boutique investment bank in Toronto Canada that worked with a number of companies in the cannabis industry including, advising Canopy Growth with their strategic relationship with Constellation Brands.
For those who aren’t keen on investing Jason provides an easy-to-understand explanation of how to invest in cannabis companies. Jason tells us more about what an ETF is and more on his ETFMG’s offering including a full-suite of cannabis ETF’s for investors.
Jason provides his perspective on cannabis legalization in Canada, the U.S. and even globally. He also reminds us of the wide-range of uses for the cannabis plant from textiles, infrastructure, medical cannabis and recreation. We finish up the show talking about the evolution of cannabis research and how Jason honed in on the field.
If you are interested in getting a really good high-level understanding of investing in cannabis and legalization this episode is for you.
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 Société Générale, France’s third largest bank, and at CIBC, one of the five largest banks in Canada.
While at Société Générale 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.