BC BUSINESS: You Had Me at IPO: Chip Wilson sees things with mushroom grower Optimi Health Corp.

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By Nathan Caddell – Feb 25, 2021

Optimi Health Corp. hit the Canadian Stock Exchange today with an oversubscribed $20.7-million initial public offering. The Princeton-based company, founded by a group of high-school friends, hopes to become Canada’s first large-scale cultivator of psychedelic mushrooms. As your uncle has told you many times, microdosing is becoming a thing.

Optimi has some heavy hitters in its midst. Kit + Ace co-founder J.J. Wilson is chair of the board, and you may have heard of his dad, Chip, who’s serving as an adviser.

Optimi opened at 80 cents a share on the CSX and more or less held steady there. Is it tempting to make “Well, I guess that explains the whole erections thing…” jokes? Yes, yes it is.

It’s also tempting to laugh at the irony of the guy telling people to get off his lawn now investing in magic mushrooms. I mean, has there even been a more Vancouver storyline than that?

But if the Wilsons can do for ’shrooms what they did for athleisure, you might want to get in on the fun. Also, if that happens, Vancouver might get a lot more fun, too.

Source: You Had Me at IPO: Chip Wilson sees things with mushroom grower Optimi Health Corp. – BCBusiness

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