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3 Questions: The Yield Growth Corp. CEO Penny Green on cannabis-infused sex, pot stocks, and lifestyle brands

Yaletown lawyer Penny Green likes to call herself a “serial entrepreneur”. She’s president and CEO of Vancouver-based The Yield Growth Corp., which has three brands under its wing. They include cannabis sativa–infused cosmetics and therapeutic products under the Urban Juve label, a tech, and marketing arm called Thrive Activations, and a data-collection division called Loop Insights. We asked Green three questions in advance of her Saturday (September 8) speaking engagement at TEDx Vancouver, which takes place at UBC’s Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Her talk is being promoted...

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Pot Stocks, ETFs, Top News And Data From The Cannabis Industry This Week

This was a very active week in the cannabis capital markets, with Cronos Group reporting earnings, Canopy Growth applying to trade on the NYSE, Aurora Cannabis acquiring MedReleaf in the largest cannabis deal in history and GTI announcing intentions to go public in Canada. The news drove the United States Marijuana Index, which tracks 17 of the largest marijuana stocks in the U.S., up almost 5 percent. Meanwhile, the North American Marijuana Index, which also includes Canadian stocks, posted gains of less than 1 percent. The Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF (OTC: HMLSF) gained...

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Fearless Girl statue should be replicated in India

NEW YORK – Fearless Girl, a popular bronze sculpture by Kristen Visbal – depicting a proud, brave-looking girl in a ponytail facing the iconic Charging Bull statue – positioned in the Financial District of New York City, will move a few blocks away later this year, to outside the New York Stock Exchange building. When it was installed in Spring of 2017, the 50 inches tall, and 250 pounds sculpture was meant to be a short-term attraction. State Street Global Advisors, the financial firm that installed the statue, were advertising an index fund which comprises gender-diverse companies that...

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Rise above the noise: Becoming a disrupter in B.C.’s middle market

Quantum computing, blockchain, big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and mixed reality – these are some of the technologies and ideas reshaping how businesses operate. In fact, all of these technologies are being produced by local B.C. companies attempting to do one unified thing: disrupt. To be successful in today’s business world, having that special something that sets you apart is paramount to solidify your place among the business elite. Companies need to shock with jarring ideas that break the regular mould. They need to inspire, provoke and invoke. They need to be disrupters....

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