June 10, 2019 Newsletter | Hoops Edition
Big game in Toronto on Monday night (+ news of outdoor growing) makes this the Hoops Edition of the Business of Cannabis newsletter.
Sessions powered by Ample Organics | Lifford Cannabis Solutions, OneLeaf + Hill Street Beverage Company
On June 7th, Ample Organics and Business of Cannabis produced Sessions - a series of in depth conversations with industry leaders and thinkers from throughout North America. This Session features Lisa Campbell of Lifford Cannabis Solutions, Terry Donnelly of Hill Street Beverage Company and Trevor Green and Brent Guppy of OneLeaf Cannabis Co.
June 3, 2019 Newsletter | Big News for Big Companies Edition
Big News for Big Companies | A National Post story about how Tweed (now Canopy) was to receive hockey-bags filled with cannabis in 2014 and how those bags were nabbed by the RCMP. The story goes on to describe the RCMP’s response, including internal emails that showed significant concern for the seizure’s impact on Tweed’s stock price. A detailed and long-researched story about the inner workings at Lift & Co. dropped on the eve of their biggest event of the year. The story in The Logic (a new strategic partner of the National Post) detailed shaky strategic direction and decision-making and as well as a hostile work environment and pay-equity issues.
May 27, 2019 Newsletter | The Legal Cannabis Finals
Two of the world largest cannabis markets - Canada and California - will face off in the NBA Finals this week. Could it be there is a correlation between legalization and NBA team success? Let’s Go Raptors…
May 21, 2019 Newsletter | No Fun Edition
Ending the War on Fun: Alberta’s new Premier is ending the ‘war on fun’...Fire + Flower is opening 6 more stores in Western Canada - as well, Manitoba announced their locations for cannabis retail in rural parts of that Province. And while Manitoba announces new shops - HOBO in Ottawa is cutting hours because of supply shortages. Finally, during their earnings media tour last week, the team at Aurora threw water on the infused beverage industry. They say, “the market is just not there…”
Medical Cannabis Week/Cannabis + Sport featured on The Growth Op - May 13, 2019
A story about the Cannabis + Sport program was featured in The Growth Op - read the full story.
May 13, 2019 Newsletter | New Rules Edition
Last week, Business of Cannabis presented Medical Cannabis Week across 7 events, over 5 days in 2 cities. Thousands of people joined in - both in person and through the Medical Cannabis Week live stream. Over the next several weeks, we will provide highlights of the week through this newsletter and through our social channels.
Medical Cannabis Week | Cannabis + Sport
Cannabis + Sport is a program to highlight the research, efficacy and policy implications of cannabis and sport. Hearing first hand from current and former athletes about how, when and why they incorporated cannabis into their recovery regimes, their pain management regimes and their recreation will provide context for the cannabis and sport conversation. As well, the CFLAA has been a vocal voice speaking about the policy and practical implications of cannabis and sport and will present their own views on the subject - especially as it relates the policy implications for leagues and athletes past and present. Finally, a review of where research stands related to recovery, pain management, concussion protocols and other sport-related topics will be reviewed experts.
Medical Cannabis Week | Leading the Way on Medical Cannabis Research
Medical cannabis has been legal in Canada since 2001 and over 350,000 Canadians are medical cannabis patients. Legalization of recreational cannabis in late 2018 has driven down stigma considerably, driving more and more patients to seek therapy through medical cannabis. Canada is fast becoming a leader in medical cannabis research as forward-thinking companies and advocacy groups seek new solutions. This program aims to focus both the corporate role in the medical cannabis research as well as identify ways not-for-profits and advocacy groups are taking charge in research and development.