Quick Hits

June 22, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Corey Herscu, RNMKR PR

Corey Herscu from RNMKR PR talks RNMKR.Talks Women Trailblazers

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Brian Zeiler-Kligman, Sussex Strategy Group

Brian Zeiler-Kligman is a Senior Associate at Sussex Strategy Group - a public affairs firm based in Toronto. Brian has a long history working in the beverage industry and he penned a piece on the Sussex blog about the increasing importance of social responsibility and the impact that social responsibility has on heavily regulated industry, such as alcohol and cannabis.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Sean Dollinger, CEO, Namaste Technologies

Sean Dollinger, Namaste Technologies' CEO, joined Business of Cannabis to talk about the acquisition, the importance in crafting a company that is responsive and mindful of customers online and how Namaste Technologies is taking a page from other customer-centric e-commerce platforms that have been able to take on the biggest players in the e-commerce world.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Megan McCrae, Aphria

This Quick Hits interview was conducted on 4/20, shortly after Aphria, a leading Canadian Licensed Producer, announced a key brand in their portfolio that they would be rolling out as Canada enters adult-use legalization later this year.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Dr. Jonas Vanderzwan, Medical Director, WeedMD

WeedMD has made a strong name for itself over the past several years in the medical cannabis space. The Aylmer, Ontario-based licensed producer has carved out a key, forward-looking component of the sector as hyper-focused on medicinal cannabis with a strong patient-centric education component as well as compelling supply deals with long-term care and senior facilities.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Bianca Sclera, CEO, Red-Eye Be Gone

One of the key topics of conversation in the Canadian cannabis sector is ancillary businesses in the sector. That’s why were pleased to be joined by the CEO of Red-Eye Be Gone - Bianca Sclera.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Dooma Wendschuh, Co-Founder and CEO, Province Brands

We were joined by Dooma Wendschuh, Co-Founder and CEO of Province Brands to talk about what this partnership means to his company, to the sector overall and what the future holds for this important partnership.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with James O’Hara, President & CEO, CFAMM

Today we had the benefit of connecting with James O’Hara, the newly announced President and CEO of CFAMM - Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana - which is a preeminent voice for medical cannabis patients in Canada.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Josh Campbell, President, dosist

Today Business of Cannabis was joined by Josh Campbell, the President of dosist, on what is a big day for them and for the Canadian cannabis industry. That’s because dosist announced a partnership today with Hiku Brands - the company formed by Tokyo Smoke and DOJA.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Strainprint

We caught up with Strainprint’s CEO Andrew Muroff and President & CTO David Berg to find out the latest on Strainprint Analytics and the implications for decision making in Ottawa.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Unity Marguerite Whittaker, BlyssCloud

Business of Cannabis connected with Unity Margueritte Whittaker, Creative Director and Co-Founder, at Blyss Cloud.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Alex Shiff, Navigator Ltd.

On March 20, 2018, we spoke with Alex Shiff, a Senior Consultant at Navigator for deeper dive into Navigator's recently completed public opinion research.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Smokey Thomas, President, OPSEU

We were joined by Smokey Thomas for a Quick Hits discussion on March 20, 2018. Watch our 2017 interviews with Smokey Thomas here and here.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Markus Merrill, Vend Data Media Solutions

We were pleased to be joined by Markus Merrill, General Manager Canada for Vend Data Media Solutions (VDMS). VDMS has developed a smart technology for point of sale solutions that may be applicable to the cannabis marketplace in Canada and elsewhere.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Dr. Adam Rothschild, PGH MMJ - A cannabis medicine physician prescribing in Pennsylvania

We spoke with Dr. Rothschild, we described how doctors are able to certify themselves to prescribe cannabis as well as why, he believes, physicians are resistant to prescribing cannabis to patients.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Ashleigh Brown, Strainprint

This week, Strainprint announced that Ashleigh Brown would be joining the Strainprint team Community Manager & Patient Liaison. Ashleigh’s own journey as a medical cannabis patient as well as the Founder of SheCann: Legal Medical Cannabis Empowering Canadian Women makes her an important hire for Strainprint, which is why we wanted to catch up with her for a Quick Hits interview.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Michael Gorenstein, CEO, Cronos Group

Michael Gorenstein, CEO of Cronos Group, joined Business of cannabis to talk about their listing on the NASDAQ as well as Israel's path forward regarding exporting medicinal cannabis.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Harrison Jordan

We were pleased to be joined by Harrison Jordan who is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, articling Lewin Segara LLP and understands well the nuances of regulatory environment of cannabis in Canada.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Dr. Luc Duchesne, Chief Scientific Officer, WeedMD

oday we were joined by Dr. Luc Duchesne, the Chief Scientific Officer at WeedMD. While the federal government recently announced a round of funding for cannabis research - most in the sector agree that more research should and could be done.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Janet Yale, President & CEO, The Arthritis Society

Today, we were joined by Janet Yale, President and CEO of The Arthritis Society. Janet previously served as executive vice president at TELUS, and president and CEO of the Canadian Cable Television Association, along with other c-suite roles in private, public and not-for-profit organizations.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Saul Kaye, Founder/iCAN and Co-Founder/CannaTech

There was news this week that there was a roadblock to Israel's cannabis industry's desire to export medicinal cannabis. Business of Cannabis wanted to hear directly from Israel the status - so who better to check in with than Saul Kaye of iCAN and CannaTech.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Ivan Ross Vrána, Vice President, Public Affairs, Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Business of Cannabis was to be joined by Ivan Ross Vrána, Vice President, Public Affairs, Hill+Knowlton Strategies to talk about the Senate taking up C45 as well as British Columbia’s retail distribution regime rolled out recently.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Jonathan Zaid, Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana

Jonathan Zaid, Founder and Executive Director of Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM), joined us to talk about his work at CFAMM, including the #Don'tTaxMedicine movement.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Douglas Emerson, The Arthritis Society

Arthritis is a leading cause of chronic pain in Canada - affecting nearly 1 in 6 people. Canadians are looking for effective pain management options apart from opioids and the majority of medical cannabis applications in Canada are to help manage the daily pains that come from arthritis.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Karey Shuhendler, Canadian Nurses Association

The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) is currently lobbying the Canadian government for $125 million over 5 years - the equivalent of seventy cents for each Canadian - to drive a robust public education campaign to help Canadians better understand the dangers and risks of non-medical cannabis use.

May 17, 2018

Quick Hits // Marc Lustig, CEO, CannaRoyalty

CannaRoyalty announced a partnership today with Stoic Advisory and Sprott. The partnership is called Trichome Yield Corp. and they will provide debt financing to cannabis companies in Canada. Marc joined us for a Quick Hits interview.