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Pharmacist Managing Billion Dollar Cannabis-Focused Fund, Jason Wild of TerrAscend: Meet Our Keynote Speakers

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It is well known that a career is a lifelong journey that can take many turns. Today we’re taking a look at an inspiring story of a pharmacist who ended up managing a fund focused on cannabis and healthcare, with over $1 billion in assets under management.

Jason Wild, founder, president and CIO of JW Asset Management and TerrAscend’s (CSE: TER) (OTCQX: TRSSF) executive chairman, will deliver the keynote speech at the upcoming Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference to be held on April 20 and April 21 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel.

From Pharma To Cannabis

Originally a pharmacist, Wild’s journey led him to become an investor with a firm that manages more than $1 billion through a mix of investments in pharmaceuticals and cannabis producers.

However, it wasn’t always that way. Wild actually started out with $80,000, which he used to launch JW Asset Management, LLC fund in 1998. Nearly two decades later, his interest shifted to medical cannabis companies in Canada.

As a graduate of the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy, Wild primarily focused on pharmaceutical investments.

At the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference in New York this past October, Wild told Tim Seymour, portfolio manager at Amplify Seymour Cannabis ETF CNBS and senior advisor at JW Asset Management, that he was much more interested in the stock market and “investing in pharmaceutical stocks as opposed to filling prescriptions.”

Early success came from assembling Arbor Pharmaceuticals in 2010 and after selling it to KKR (NYSE: KKR) in 2014 for a sizable profit, which he then invested in major Canadian cannabis companies. Wild has since become one of the first U.S. institutional investors in legal cannabis companies.

During his trip to Canada, around 2015 or 2016, he heard about CBD for the first time. “I was really excited to hear about all the true medical uses for cannabis,” Wild said.

After initial success in Canada, came a “large investment” in TerrAscend toward the end …

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IPL 2022 LSG Vs RR Highlights: Boult-Ashwin Star in Rajasthan’s 24 Run Win

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LSG vs RR Highlights: Trent Boult and Ravichandran Ashwin did exceedingly well first with bat by adding important 26 off last 14 balls. They picked 3 wickets among them, giving away just 42 in 8 overs

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Old Dogs, New Tricks: Is Your Canine in Need of Cannabis?

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This article was originally published on The Fresh Toast and appears here with permission.

Although owners are always discouraged from using cannabis products formulated for humans on their pets, there is a growing variety of hemp derived products that may help relieve joint pain.

You see them in the dog parks and on walks around the neighborhood — those slower moving old dogs still doing their best to be the best companion they can be, striving to keep up the pace they once had. Try as they might, age and disease take a toll.

A whopping 70 million dogs experience some form of osteoarthritis (OA), a chronic form of joint inflammation that is the result of cartilage deterioration. It is a painful condition experienced by dogs, especially those in their senior years. Similar to humans , pain and swelling, stiffness, and aching joints are common symptoms. 

Also similar to humans, there is no known cure. The therapeutic goal is …

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How to Microdose LSD in 5 Easy Steps

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This article was originally published on Psychedelic Spotlight and appears here with permission.

Microdosing is the practice of taking a small — or “micro” — dose of a psychedelic compound for subtle mental health benefits instead of the distorted perception that comes with a macrodose.

Increased creativity. Heightened senses. Ability to think more logically. No, we are not discussing Limitless, the movie where Bradley Cooper takes a pill to improve all aspects of his life. Rather, these are but a few of the alleged benefits of microdosing LSD. 

Long a secret trend of engineers in Silicon Valley, in recent years the practice has spread like wildfire, aided by online communities like r/microdosing, where 194,000 people discuss best practices and personal experiences. And while scientific data is conflicting on whether the benefits are real or due solely to the placebo effect, with each passing day more people want to try the brain hack but don’t know where to start.

With this in mind, Psychedelic Spotlight has decided to create a simple, beginner’s guide on how to microdose LSD in 5 easy steps. 

***Disclaimer: this article is for entertainment, harm reduction, and educational purposes only. Psychedelic Spotlight does not condone the use, purchase, or sale of drugs in jurisdictions where they are illegal.***

What is Microdosing?

Before getting to the 5 steps, let’s take a moment to define what microdosing is.

As the name implies, it is the practice of taking a small — or “micro” — dose of a psychedelic compound, in this case LSD. And while a large dose of LSD is classically associated with intense hallucinations, distortions in your perception of time and changes in your consciousness, at a small — or sub perceptual — dose level, you experience none of this. 

Rather, if done correctly, you continue to feel sober and shouldn’t notice any visual changes (other than perhaps the feeling that colors look nicer). Some of the purported benefits, beyond those that led this article, include: thinking more clearly; ability to get into states of flow; and increased attention span.

Step 1: Set Your Intentions

If you are planning on microdosing LSD, it should be for a purpose. For example, wanting to be more attentive in your work, social, or love life. Another option is improving your concentration, creativity or social skills. It can also be for a mental health reason, say, decreasing your depression.

When it comes to using psychedelics in general, intention matters. Psychedelics like LSD, including when you are using a microdosing format, can help you achieve your goals. But in order for that to work, you actually have to set goals. If you just start microdosing with no framework for why you are microdosing, then it’s possible that the only benefit you will receive is that …

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