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February 19, 2020

Cannabis Benchmarks x Business of Cannabis

An Announcement from Our Co-Founders - From now on, every Tuesday, we will provide insights into how, when and why wholesale cannabis pricing is moving - with an initial focus on Canada Cannabis Wholesale Price Benchmarks. These benchmarks are not only important indicators of sector health at any given moment, but also provide valuable insight into the underpinnings of the industry.

February 18, 2020

Feb. 18 | MLB OK with THC

Just when you have given up hope on Major League Baseball because of sign stealing scandals (or steroid scandals) - this: MLB is OK with THC. They will treat it like alcohol - which is not to say that you’ll be able to get it at the stadium, but... And from one extreme to the other: The Food Standards Agency in the UK is (maybe) taking CBD off shelves. Read on...

February 11, 2020

Business of Cannabis on CP24 in Toronto talk about consumption consultation in Ontario

Business of Cannabis co-founder and President Jay Rosenthal joined CP24 in Toronto to talk about the consultation the Province of Ontario is conducting to explore what public consumption looks like in the future.

February 11, 2020

Business of Cannabis joins The John Oakley Show on Global News Radio to talk cannabis retail and lounges

Business of Cannabis co-founder and President Jay Rosenthal joined The John Oakley Show on Global News Radio in Toronto to talk about the challenging roll out of cannabis retail in Ontario as well as the newly-announced Provincial consultation on social consumption sites.

February 10, 2020

Feb. 10 | Shown the Exit Edition

Another rough week for some of the Canadian big guys - including a canna-famous CEO who was shown the exit. As the industry continues to try to find its sea legs, the Business of Cannabis team is making some moves. We announced we acquired the nation-wide event and education series Leaf Forward. So, if you find yourself in Waterloo, Montreal or Toronto this month, check us out. Here's hoping for a better week cannabis industry. Read on...

February 4, 2020

MN Cannabis Conversations with Parker Smith, Cold State Scientific

Jason Tarasek of Minnesota Cannabis Law sits down for a Minnesota Cannabis Conversation with Parker Smith of Cold State Scientific during MJBizCon 2019. Cold State Scientific was founded by two local Minnesota brothers - Harrison and Parker Smith - raised by a family of entrepreneurs they had the desire to create tangible, artisanal products of unquestionable quality and value. Cold State Scientific uses supercritical CO2 extraction and processing equipment and technologies.

February 3, 2020

Feb. 3, 2020 | The Politics of Cannabis

Heading into February - there is some hope on the most glaring omission of Canada’s legalization effort (retail outlets in Ontario) and some additional hope of bringing new US states into the cannabis fold (Vermont). And it wasn’t just the impeachment making news in the US - this week we learned (the obvious) that more liberal voters in the US are more likely to consume cannabis than more conservative voters. (And not just because cannabis helps ease the Trump pain...) Finally, stay tuned to Business of Cannabis this week as we will be making some major announcements tomorrow and Thursday. If you haven’t already - sign up for our newsletter to get the announcements first. Read on…

January 31, 2020

Meet the Industry with Chris Lord, CaniBrands from MJBizCon 2019

Chris Lord, CEO of CaniBrands, joined Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis to talk about their consumer-branded company, targeting fitness and wellness market. As well, Lord talked about US Olympic swimmer Dara Torres being on board with CaniBrands as an ambassador.

January 28, 2020

BofC Live with Matt Maurer of Torkin Manes

Matt Maurer of Torkin Manes joined Jay Rosenthal on #BofCLive to talk about his firm's event on February 4, 2020 focused on educating would-be cannabis retailers about the full scope of considerations - legal and otherwise. Maurer spoke about the industry backdrop in which this event will take place.

January 28, 2020

Minnesota Cannabis Conversations with Mathew Willner of Native Girl Farms in St. James, Minnesota

Jason Tarasek of Minnesota Cannabis Law sits down for a Minnesota Cannabis Conversation with Mathew Willner of Native Girl Farms during MJBizCon 2019. Native Girl Farms is located in St. James, Minnesota and is a maker of CBD products. The conversation focuses on the company, its products and the future for CBD and the surrounding industry in Southern Minnesota.

January 27, 2020

BofC Live with Hunter Forman of Torkin Manes

Hunter Forman of Torkin Manes joined Jay Rosenthal on #BofCLive to talk about his firm's event on February 4, 2020 focused on educating would-be cannabis retailers about the full scope of considerations - legal and otherwise.

January 27, 2020

Jan. 27, 2020 | Calling the kettle black

As we head into the last week in January, the industry is: unsettled. Last week we had a major player (Aphria) landing a $100 million investment from a (secret) institutional investor. At the same time, an extraction company (MediPharm) filed suit against a (secret) deadbeat that owes ~$10 million.And not to be left out, President Trump is on tape talking about how cannabis can lower your IQ. If that’s not the ultimate pot calling the kettle black...Read on…

January 26, 2020

BofCLive with Oren Shuster, CEO, IMC Ltd.

Oren Shuster, CEO of IMC Ltd. came by the studio to talk with Business of Cannabis about the Israeli company's start-up story and growth into the European market. IMC Ltd. is traded on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the ticker $IMCC‍