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July 19, 2019

BofC Live with Jeremy Potvin, Weedbox

Jeremy Potvin of Weedbox joined BofC Live to talk about the Weedbox/Canada House partnership recently announced that includes both retail partnership and an investment from Canada House into Weedbox.

July 17, 2019

BofC Live with Alanna Sokic, Global Public Affairs

Alanna Sokic of Global Public Affairs joined BofC Live to discuss research conducted to identify the number of federal ridings that include legal cannabis facilities - be they cultivation, processing or retail. The conversation included discussion about the impact of cannabis on the upcoming federal election.

July 17, 2019

BofC Live with Joel Lacelle, Hearst Organic Cannabis Products

Joel Lacelle heads up Hearst Organic Cannabis Products - a newly minted microcultivator approved by Health Canada. Lacelle joined Business of Cannabis to talk about being among the first micro approved by Health Canada.

July 8, 2019

July 8, 2019 | Bruce's (Smith) Fall Edition

Two big stories dominated the cannabis news last week in Canada - and one has global implications. Story 1: Canopy Growth ousted Co-CEO Bruce Linton. This news set off a series of stories, including one about the t-shirt Linton was wearing on his post-removal press tour… Story 2: Ontario set in motion the next wave of cannabis retail. And again, we see the next 50 distributed something like the first 25 - via lottery. 42 will be allocated by lottery, but this time with some pre-qualifications in terms of access to capital and real estate. The other 8 will be allocated to First Nations’ communities on a first come first serve basis.

July 4, 2019

BofC Live with Megan Henderson, HelloMD

Megan Henderson just joined the team at HelloMD the cannabis education and engagement platform that recently partnered with Shoppers Drug Mart on patient engagement.

July 4, 2019

BofC Live with Mark Spear, Wildfire Collective

Mark Spear is the Founder and CEO of Wildfire Collective. He is a strong advocate for craft and outdoor grown cannabis. His conversation with Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis touches on his roots in the industry and the type of company he aims to build through Wildfire Collective.

July 3, 2019

BofC Live with Andrew Grieve, CEO, Zenabis $ZENA

Andrew Grieve, CEO of Zenabis, joined Jay Rosenthal for BofC Live to talk about their $30 million Prepaid Supply Agreement (PSA) with Tilray.

July 3, 2019

BofC Live with Will Stewart, Harvest One

Will Stewart joined Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis to discuss Legalization 2.0 and Legalization 3.0 in Canada as well as political implications of legalization as Canada heads into a federal election in October 2019.

July 3, 2019

BofC Live with Rebecca Brown, Crowns Creative

Rebecca Brown of Crowns Creative joined Business of Cannabis to discuss her cannabis travels and identifying cannabis trends.

July 2, 2019

July 2, 2019 | Oh Canada Edition

If it’s after Canada Day, it means the political season is about to heat up… and last week, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer made clear that he would not re-criminalize cannabis. Phew! 

June 23, 2019

June 24, 2019 | Skunk in the Trunk Edition

Perhaps the biggest news of the week was a bell weather financial reporting statement from Canopy Growth. Canopy reported their quarterly financials last week. Most seem underwhelmed.

June 23, 2019

A Cannabis-Infused ideacity

Koerner Hall is best known as the home of the Royal Conservatory of Music, but last week it was the home of ideacity - the speaker series which is the brainchild of Moses Znaimer, now in its 20th year.

June 16, 2019

June 17, 2019 Newsletter

As you may have heard, the Toronto Raptors won the NBA Championship last week. As you receive this email, the victory parade will be well underway. Of all the social media congratulations, none was as “on brand” as the Canadian Border Services Agency - your Laugh this week…