When a formerly illegal industry comes out of the shadows, it takes a little time for folks to legitimize things properly. In the medical marijuana arena, one thing has always been missing that's kept the industry from being truly recognized by insurance, the medical establishment, and large companies that could make use of the products. That element has been data.
Canabo Medical (CMM.V) is a chain of clinics that help patients navigate the marijuana world in an interesting way, that gathers immense levels of data, and turns it into an ongoing and fast growing research project to be utilized by patients, doctors, academics, and even growers.
We talked to Canabo Director Dr Neil Smith about how his company is less a weed play, and more a biotech big data opportunity that could help the entire industry become mainstream at last.
Deveron UAS Corp. is a new company in the rapidly emerging UAV sector. The Company began trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange in July, under the symbol “DVR”. Deveron’s corporate mission is to become the industry leader with respect to UAV agricultural services. Its fleet of drones are operated by licensed pilots, fully complying with Canadian and U.S. regulations regarding the commercial use of UAV aircraft.
The Company’s co-founders are David MacMillan and Norm LaMothe. MacMillan has extensive experience working for publicly traded companies and has successfully raised more than $30 million in debt and equity financing for these companies. LaMothe is a licensed, fixed-wing pilot who previously ran a flight academy, and is also general manager of his family’s multi-generational, 500-acre farm.
Through the enhanced data collection provided by drone aircraft, Deveron UAS is working with farmers in Canada and the U.S. to increase agricultural yields while reducing their operating costs.
Vulcan Minerals Inc. (TSX: V.VUL, OTCQB: VULMF, Forum) is a Canadian junior mining company with its operations based in the Province of Newfoundland. Vulcan’s business model is as a project generator and explorer.
The Company was a leading explorer for petroleum in western Newfoundland from 2007 - 2012. It made two unconventional natural gas discoveries which Vulcan subsequently sold to its partner for a royalty and cash payment. Since late 2012 the Company has focused on delineating a salt/potash project in western Newfoundland through its subsidiary Red Moon Potash. Over the last year the company has expanded its mineral activities into precious and base metals in Newfoundland. The Company has already identified and acquired two prospective land packages: the Colchester Copper/Gold Project, and the Lizard Pond Gold Project. Vulcan is planning initial exploration work on both of these properties this Fall.
Concurrent with this, the Company has been developing its Red Moon salt/potash project. In 2012; Vulcan spun-out Red Moon Potash to its shareholders as a new, public company. Vulcan Minerals retains a 65% ownership interest in Red Moon. The salt deposit is of high quality, and has access to existing infrastructure which improves its commercial potential.
Peter Clausi, CEO of Greenswan Resources,
was a featured speaker at the Mines and Money America Advanced Battery
symposium, and he is part of a growing movement of financiers and investors who
expect a global cobalt supply squeeze to make cobalt a hot commodity through
2017. Greenswan Resources is a Canadian explorer focusing on cobalt development
in the famous Sudbury Basin.
Precious metals have taken a recent hit in global markets.However, many of the junior gold mining companies continue to forge ahead with their operations, capitalizing on the momentum built up since the beginning of the year. One of these miners which is capturing the attention of investors is Brazil Resources.
Brazil Resources is a junior gold mining company with a large collection of prospective properties, currently trading under the symbol BRI on the TSX Venture Exchange. Six of its projects already have an NI 43-101 resource estimate. The Company also has a prospective uranium property in the Athabasca Basin, a project in which it is presently engaged in a joint venture with Areva Resources Canada Inc. Brazil Resources is led by Amir Adnani, the Company’s Chairman and Founder. Adnani is an esteemed entrepreneur, frequently invited for speaking engagements, and was named by Fortune Magazine on its “40 under 40, Ones to Watch” list.
Please have a listen to this podcast, and find out more about this exciting story...
Mines and Money Americas was a fantastic success as the globally recognized industry event made its way to the Americas, more specifically Toronto, for the first time in the 13 years the event has been going on. Dr. Kal Kotecha attended this year's milestone conference and had an opportunity to sit down with Doug MacQuarrie, CEO at Asante Gold (CSE:ASE), to get a closer view at the company, its portfolio and future prospects. Have a listen.
Mines and Money Americas was a fantastic success as the globally recognized industry event made its way to the Americas, more specifically Toronto, for the first time in the 13 years the event has been going on. Dr. Kal Kotecha attended this year's milestone conference and had an opportunity to sit down with David Morgan of the Morgan Report, to get a closer view at the mining sector and more specifically the precious metals market. Have a listen.
The enormous potential of green energy revolution has made lithium one of the most important minerals of the 21st century. Neo Lithium (TSX: V.NLC) is an interesting mining junior with an exciting story and a high-grade, low-impurity salar and brine reservoir complex in the fabled Lithium Triangle of Argentina. Investors clamored to be part of the action when the company went public at the end of July. In fact, shares in Neo Lithium rose 357% to $1.60 per share by the afternoon of its first day and its valuation has remained relatively strong ever since. Vancouver-based mining journalist, Marc Davis, acting on behalf of Stockhouse Publishing, sat with Dr. Waldo Perez, President and CEO of Neo Lithium, to find out what the company and the lithium market mean to you, the investor. Have a listen.