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Capital Markets Council

Emily Paxhia

Emily Paxhia
Co-Founder of Poseidon Asset Management.
Chair & Founding Member,
ATACH Capital Markets Council

“We are thrilled to join the board of this first of its kind effort as we advocate for United States cannabis companies to be listed on the U.S. Exchanges. These companies are growing with strong fundamentals, access to the US Exchanges would democratize investor access and help to grow this great American Industry”

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Charlie Bachtell
CEO of Cresco Labs
Vice Chair & Founding Member,
ATACH Capital Markets Council

“Opening up the United States capital markets to cannabis plant touching companies is the next logical next step for cannabis legalization and together we will lead the charge.”

Richard Carleton

Richard Carleton
CEO, Canadian Securities
Exchange, Founding Member,
ATACH Capital Markets Council

“As US cannabis companies look to fund continued expansion of their businesses, the work of the council is aimed at identifying ways to reduce the cost of capital for the industry, improve investor access to the wealth creation opportunities, and secure appropriate valuations for the companies.”

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Sundie Seefried
CEO of Safe Harbor Services, LLC
Founding Member,
ATACH Capital Markets Council

“The cannabis industry is experiencing fantastic growth and I know, from years of experience, that industry stakeholders, business owners, and our nation’s economy will benefit immensely from the work of this council.”

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Aaron Miles
Chief Investment Officer, Verano
Founding Member,
ATACH Capital Markets Council

“The next wave of cannabis evolution is coming and it is time the United States capital market and institutions take notice. I’m excited to participate and help lead this council in this historic effort to unleash the full potential of the cannabis industry.”

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Seth A. Goldberg
Team Lead, Duane Morris Cannabis Industry Group

Seth A. Goldberg counsels clients in business and litigation, with a particular emphasis in highly regulated industries such as cannabis, pharmaceuticals and healthcare. He serves as a team lead for the Duane Morris Cannabis industry group, and has been recognized by various publications, including the prestigious Chambers and Partners, for his work in the cannabis space. Companies, directors, and individuals involved in commercial litigation, products liability and regulatory matters rely on Mr. Goldberg’s extensive experience with complex legal and business issues and his strategic decision-making to guide them toward optimal results.

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Andy Williams
CEO of Medicine Man
Founding Member,
ATACH Capital Markets Council

“The value and growth of the cannabis industry is being recognized by Wall Street and now it is time to turn the corner on allowing companies to list on the major United States exchanges.”

Nick Etten

Nick Etten
Member & Board of Directors, Surna Inc.
Founding Member,
ATACH Capital Markets Council

“Allowing for plant touching companies to be publicly listed is long overdue and will shepherd in the next stage of the industry.”

Mitch Baruchowitz

Mitch Baruchowitz
Founder of Merida Capital Holdings
Founding Member,
ATACH Capital Markets Council

“The U.S. exchanges have the ability to list plant touching companies right now rather than waiting for an explicit federal action that encourages it. This is a policy based on an interpretation that exposes a bias based on a failed legacy of cannabis illegality, rather than a hardened rule, and anyone who has watched cannabis legalization knows with the right advocacy and education, the U.S. exchanges will have no choice but to change course.”

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Gary S. Kaminsky, ESQ
Senior Counsel, Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld
Former Senior Attorney with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,
Founding Member,
ATACH Capital Markets Council

“Opening up the United States capital markets to marijuana plant touching investments is the logical next step in providing the capital needed to meet the next phase of the market.”

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Abner Kurtin
Founder, Chief Executive Officer of Ascend Wellness Holdings
Portfolio Manager for JM10 Partners Fund
Founding Member,
ATACH Capital Markets Council

“The industry needs a path to traditional capital markets assets without legislative action. The justice dept should recognize that state legal cannabis businesses from prosecution under AML laws and end the absurd contradiction between state and federal laws.”