The Language of Cannabis Edition

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Vol. 01   |   December 4, 2017

This is our inaugural weekly e-newsletter. Because your inbox is already inundated, we endeavour to make this space one that recaps the week previous and provides a view towards the next. We will provide context and content for you every Monday. If there are items we missed or something you would like to see more of, let us know.

As we near 2018, the weeks seem to get busier – and this week is no different. Business of Cannabis was part of the action – Dentons hosted our launch event on Tuesday night. You can see some photos of the event here

Below, we have round up the best from across the industry and some fresh thinking about the words we use.  

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– Bill C-45 heads to the senate // CBC News – 3 new LPs were approved // CannaTechGreenseal Cannabis and THC, Inc. – Aurora wants CanniMed // Financial Post – Canadian Cannabis Awards were Thursday night (check out our interview below with Innovator of the Year, Chuck Rifici) // 2017 Winners – Is Quebec missing out on the marijuana boom? // CBC News

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BofC // Asked Chuck Rifici, Chairman & CEO, Wheaton Income

Business of Cannabis asked Chuck Rifici of Wheaton Income where he thought the industry would be at the end of 2018. Watch this video to find out what he had to say. 

On the Lighter Side

The Toronto Star was on the top of their Editorial Cartoon game yesterday with this gem from Greg Perry. 

Why It’s “Cannabis” for Business of Cannabis

Over the years cannabis has been known by numerous terms – marijuana, grass, pot, dope, mary jane, weed – and this is just a short sample.

Interestingly, even as the sector prepares to take its place as a legitimate and sophisticated industry, the terminology used by mainstream media outlets, commentators and advocates continues to fluctuate between words – even though all but the term cannabis carry negative connotations. Read more…

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