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Peter Barsoom joins us and shares that he wound up getting a job in management consulting in the late 90s. It turned out that his clients were in financial services…the industry in which he stayed for the ensuing 20 years. He got experience at top financial firms which put Peter at the Federal Reserve the weekend before Lehman collapsed. At the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange his position was introducing regulated and transparent credit derivative markets. That thinking attracted him to the cannabis market, Peter realized an opportunity for his skill set in the industry and jumped in- and has been here ever since.

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Speaker 2: Peter Barsoom joins us and shares that he wound up getting a job in management consulting in the late nineties. It turned out that his clients were in financial services, the industry in which he stayed for the ensuing 20 years. He got experience at top financial firms, which put Peter at the Federal Reserve the weekend before Lehman collapsed at the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange. His position was introducing regulated and transparent credit derivative markets that thinking attracted into the cannabis market. Peter realized an opportunity for his skill set in the industry and jumped in and has been here ever since. Welcome to cannabis economy. I'm your host Seth Adler. Check us out on social with the hand mechanic economy. That's two ends of the word economy program. Note, my mic has an issue on this one. Apologies Peter Barzun 19. Oh, zero ll six

Speaker 1: a year, right? Yeah. Um, so peter, thank you for having me in 19. Oh, six HQ, right? You just gave me a tour. Everything smells perfect in here because it's chocolate least for the time being. Right. You know, who knows, always smells good in here. But 19. Oh six. Let's attack it right away. Why? Why would 19? Oh, six b, the name of your organization here, your product? Yeah. So 19. Oh, six was the year that the wily act was passed, which effectively started the era of prohibition of cannabis. Part of our mission is to bring cannabis back to its pre prohibition status, whereas safe, accessible, widely available for both medical and recreational folks. Uh, and a name means something and we put a lot of thought into our name and the intent behind it. Um, and so it's a message about the, what the effects of prohibition have been.

Speaker 1: Um, our tagline is took more than a century for the world to return to its senses, which I love that. Well, thank you. Um, and also as a number, it signifies position as well. So a lot of what we do is about being precise. Okay. So you've clearly been thinking about all of this, right? So you're one of the newer guys, is that fair? For me to say that, you know, as far as I mean, now you told me the backstory, you've been doing it since 2015. These kind of became aware of 2014. Um, but still as far as the 200, whatever episodes you'd be on the newer end, we just hit market late November. So, uh, we're, we're hot off the presses. There you go. So, uh, uh, which is ironic because first you cool your product before it gets them to the boxes, but the title needs to.

Speaker 1: But anyway. Um. Alright. So then let's understand how this guy gets here. Right? So let's just go all the way back. Where are you from? I grew up in the northeast, New Jersey. Lived in New York for the last 20 years. Were in New Jersey. Are you from East Brunswick? Okay. So explain to folks that aren't from New Jersey, New York or Connecticut. What East Brunswick is East Brunswick is a bedroom community right off of exit nine off the turnpike. So you have to know what exit it is exactly. If it's in New Jersey. Um, and then as far as the king and the prints, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, explain the relationship of a, someone from New Jersey, but those two gentlemen, you know, if you're from New Jersey, those are some of your New Jersey heroes when you're growing up. And of course, but, uh, how long did you stay? I mean, cities right there, right here. Only a few miles from New York City.

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