The era of social distancing is firmly upon us.
But before people headed into prolonged time at home, it seems they stocked up on essentials – like record amounts of cannabis.
Last week, Business of Cannabis launched our Virtual Events series – and our programs continue this week. (See “Week Ahead” below.)
But with the downturn in the economy, what steps can businesses take to ready themselves? We are doing deep dives on COVID-19 itself (today), on how retailers are reacting (on Friday) and how companies can effectively communicate during these challenging times (next Monday).
Canadian cannabis retail has seen a boom of sales during the lockdown. But does a full closure of stores eminent? Mugglehead takes a look. And before that happens (or not) in BC, click-and-collect for retail is now a thing.
Businesses – and the economy – are teetering. Government support seems to be moving forward – but are cannabis businesses being left out? (Mugglehead) Perhaps the BDC isn’t in the business of helping cannabis businesses, but Farm Credit Canada is open for business.
One company that announced layoffs amid COVID-19 is Lift+Co. Their release.
12:45 pm | Call In Live
COVID-19 What you need to know with Dr. Mike Hart
Tuesday, Mar. 24
BofC Live video + podcast
Featuring George Smitherman, President + CEO, Cannabis Council fo Canada
Benchmarks Update Newsletter
Last week’s Benchmarks Update
Wednesday, Mar. 25
Business of Cannabis Virtual Event Program Announcement
Cannabis + Technology | Retail Tech presented by LeafLink
Thursday, Mar. 26
Job of the Week Newsletter
presented by Cannabis At Work Official Human Capital Partner of Business of Cannabis
Last week’s Job of the Week
Friday, Mar. 27
Friday Virtual Lunch+Learn with Mimi Lam, CEO + Co-Founder, Superette
Operate cannabis retail in the midst of social distancing.
Latest from BofC
Mar. 20, 2020 | Virtual Lunch+Learn with David Brown
On Friday, March 20, Business of Cannabis welcomed David Brown for an interactive, digital conversation. In this conversation, Brown, a Cannabis Policy Expert with a deep history and knowledge into the Canadian cannabis sector and culture, shared thoughts about the myths and realities of new licence categories like Micro and Nursery, and some of the some of the real issues for these licence holders moving forward. Watch.