In this week’s Trade To Black Podcast, we again speak with Benjamin A. Smith with Anthony Varrell about the crypto/NFT and U.S. cannabis markets, with a slash of psychedelics. With the SAFE Banking Act officially omitted from the mainline National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Bill, we analyze how Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will be under intense pressure to table cannabis legislation in 2022.
Our special guest this week is Canadian Securities Exchange CEO Richard Carleton. Richard breaks downs the regulators’ impending decision to approve the CSE’s Senior Tier initiative, and what it could mean for U.S. cannabis listings. Higher listing standards could open the door to MSOS involvement is global index inclusion.
Episode #14 CliffsNotes…
@1:45 The big news was Safe Banking’s omission from the NDAA. The panel talks about how much pressure is on Chuck Schumer after Senate Democrats battled House Democrats to keep SAFE out of the conference process.
@4:42 Senate Democrats tried to frame SAFE Banking as a “Wall St.” Bill in their justification for not supporting it.
@5:47 Is there more to this story than what we know?
@6:41 Was pushing SAFE to the side for know a purposeful strategy for the Democrats. There was clearly some agenda involved to get more encompassing legislation.
@8:47 The Democratic Party seems to be disconnected with the average American.
@9:48 Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is not amenable to legalizing recreational cannabis.
@10:57 Canadian Securities Exchange CEO Richard Carleton joins the podcast to talk about the Senior Tier initiative.
@28:21 Senate hearing on Capitol hill with the CEOs of many crypto-related companies. Perhaps surprisingly, Republicans appeared to be more supportive than Democrats when it comes to self-regulation.
@30:52 Anthony’s big takeaway from Art Basel in Miami last week.
@31:51 From an investment standpoint, what are trends that we need to watch and see in the crypto world?
@34:33 A plot of digital land sold in late for more than $2 million in a virtual world, highlighting how much investors are willing to pay out to secure space before the metaverse goes mainstream. We discuss.
@39:18 What’s grabbing out attention in the psychedelic sector. Split opinion on whether to put money into the sector in Q1 2022 or just leave alone for now.
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