Financial services technology company FinClear’s acquisition of Pershing Australia from Bank of New York Mellon (BNYM) has been welcomed by cannabis stocks as it will allow the trading of cannabis securities on the ASX with immediate effect.

In 2019, BNYM’s cannabis securities policy prohibited clients (including a large number of Australian brokers) dealing in listed cannabis-related businesses mainly due to the illegal status of cannabis federally in the US. Those impacted included AusCann, Cann Group, CannPal, Creso Pharma, MGC Pharmaceuticals and MMJ Group.

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Prior to launching Cannabiz, Martin was co-founder and CEO of Asia-Pac’s leading B2B media and marketing information brand Mumbrella, overseeing its sale to Diversified Communications in 2017. A journalist...

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