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August 9, 2020

Liz Stahura of BDSA separates the fact from fiction about cannabis 'slackers'

In the weekly segment of BofC Live featuring a deep dive into consumer insights with Liz Stahura of BDSA, Stahura separates fact from fiction about the cannabis 'slacker' consumers. BDSA is the Official Insights Partner of Business of Cannabis.

August 10, 2020

The sector from the perspective of a cannabis broker

Michaela Freedman is a cannabis broker working in Canada. She shared her background, her view of the sector and the role cannabis brokers play in the overall supply chain landscape.

August 9, 2020

Chris Lavoie of CannDelta on timing of licensing a cannabis store in Toronto

Chris Lavoie of CannDelta joined Business of Cannabis for a Friday Lunch+Learn session on August 7, 2020 and answered a question about timelines for licensing a cannabis retail store in Toronto.

August 2, 2020

Hugo Alves of Auxly Cannabis Group describes bringing Robinsons cannabis flower to market

Hugo Alves is the CEO of Auxly Cannabis Group and joined BofC Live to discuss the success in bringing Robinsons premium cannabis flower to market as well as how other Auxly products have hit the shelves in 2020.

August 2, 2020

Mert Guler describes the unique challenges of securing D&O Insurance in the cannabis sector

Mert Guler of Purves Redmond Limited joins BofC Live to share his deep experience and knowledge of securing insurance in the cannabis sector. Specifically, Guler provides insight in the unique challenges of D&O Insurance in cannabis.

August 2, 2020

Liz Stahura of BDSA separates the fact from fiction about female cannabis consumers

In the weekly segment of BofC Live featuring a deep dive into consumer insights with Liz Stahura of BDSA, Stahura separates fact from fiction about female cannabis consumers. BDSA is the Official Insights Partner of Business of Cannabis.

August 2, 2020

Krista Raymer and Christina Michael of Marigolds Cannabis talk about customer retention in cannabis retail

Krista Raymer of Vetrina Group and Christina Michael of Marigolds Cannabis discuss the importance of attracting and retaining customers in the highly competitive cannabis retail environment.

August 2, 2020

Chris Lavoie of CannDelta answers whether or not it's a good time to apply to be a cannabis retailer

Chris Lavoie of CannDelta joins BofC Live to answer the Ask the Expert question posed this week through Business of Cannabis: "Is this still a good time to pursue opening a cannabis retail store given the slow licensing rate and seemingly unfair challenges private retailers are having to deal with, such as losing the right to do home delivery?"

July 30, 2020

Matt Maurer on the rapidly shifting cannabis industry landscape

Matt Maurer of the law firm Torkin Manes joins Business of Cannabis on BofC Live to talk about about the recent Torkin Manes and Business of Cannabis partnership announcement, cannabis retail in Ontario and how quickly things shift in the cannabis sector.

July 29, 2020

Fact or Fiction Baby Boomers Only Consumer Cannabis for Aches and Pains

On this episode - BofC Live features our weekly conversation with Liz Stahura, the Co-Founder and President of BDSA - the Official Insights Partner of Business of Cannabis.

July 27, 2020

Special Programming - A Preview of a Cannabis Retail Store Opening

BofC Live is the daily news and interview program of Business of Cannabis. Business of Cannabis highlights the companies, brands, people and trends driving the sector. This episode features a conversation with Mimi Lam and Drummond Munro, co-founders of Superette. The conversation was recorded the day ahead of the launch of their first Toronto location in the Summerhill neighbourhood.

July 27, 2020

Brett Chang discusses the cannabis legalization effort in New Zealand

Brett Chang joins Jay Rosenthal for BofC Live to discuss the ongoing effort in New Zealand to legalize cannabis, including an upcoming, nationwide referendum vote in Septembers.

July 26, 2020

Denis Adigamov of CannDelta answers a question about proper licensing for cannabis product development

On June 1, CannDelta became the Official Regulatory Advisory of Business of Cannabis. This week, we speak with Lucas McCann for an up-to-the-minute status report from the AGCO.

July 23, 2020

48North's CEO talks regenerative agriculture and brand-building in Canadian cannabis

On this episode - BofC Live features a conversation with Charles Vennat, CEO of 48North.

July 22, 2020

Imraan Khan of Detonate Cannabis talks about their new platform connecting cannabis retailers and brands

On this episode - BofC Live features conversation with Imraan Khan of Detonate Cannabis talking about the new platform they built to connect cannabis retailers and cannabis brands: One to One.

July 21, 2020

Liz Stahura, BDSA shares consumers insights into the intersection of alcohol and cannabis in mature cannabis markets

On this episode - BofC Live features our weekly conversation with Liz Stahura, the Co-Founder and President of BDSA - the Official Insights Partner of Business of Cannabis.

July 20, 2020

Krista Raymer of Vetrina Group + Lisa Bigoni of Stok'd talk about the changing landscape of cannabis retail in Ontario

This is the fourth in a series of conversations with the team from Vetrina Group as we take a deep look at the future of cannabis retail. In this conversation, Raymer will dive into the key attributes of hiring a store manager for a cannabis retail store - and how those attributes have changed over time. Raymer is joined by Lisa Bigoni who was a round 1 cannabis retail lottery winner in Ontario - and subsequently opened Choom in Niagara Falls. Now, Bigoni is in the process of opening a number of cannabis retail stores in Scarborough, Ontario.

July 20, 2020

Lucas McCann of CannDelta talks farm gate cannabis retail in Ontario

On June 1, CannDelta became the Official Regulatory Advisory of Business of Cannabis. This week, we speak with Lucas McCann for an up-to-the-minute status report from the AGCO.

July 12, 2020

July 17, 2020 | BofC Live with Ali Mohamed, Lyte Clinic

On this episode - BofC Live features a conversation with Ali Mohamed, CEO of Lyte Medical, a telehealth platform providing access for medical cannabis patients. Mohamed described how their company has seen growth through the COVID-19 period as well as their partnership with Shoppers Drug Mart.

July 13, 2020

July 16, 2020 | BofC Live with Jeremy Potvin, Toke Text and WDBX

On this episode of BofC Live will feature a conversation with Jeremy Potvin of Toke Text and WDBX. Potvin joins BofC Live to talk about Ontario cannabis retail past, present and future.

July 12, 2020

July 14, 2020 | BofC Live with Ika Washington, DiversityTalk

On August 27, DiversityTalk and Business of Cannabis will host an online education and networking event: Social Equity in Practice. Washington joined BofC Live to talk about that event.

July 12, 2020

July 15, 2020 | BofC Live with Liz Stahura, BDSA

On this episode - BofC Live features our weekly conversation with Liz Stahura, the Co-Founder and President of BDSA - the Official Insights Partner of Business of Cannabis.

July 12, 2020

July 13, 2020 | BofC Live with Lucas McCann of CannDelta - Ask the Experts

On June 1, CannDelta became the Official Regulatory Advisory of Business of Cannabis. This week, we speak with Lucas McCann on the status of retail cannabis authorizations and openings in Ontario - in light of the recent news that curb-side pick up and delivery will end at the end of July.

July 6, 2020

July 10, 2020 | BofC Live with Loic Calvez, ALCiT

On this episode - BofC Live features a conversation with Loïc Calvez, the Co-Founder + CEO of ALCiT speaking about how email is a near perfect vector for malware and viruses to enter your personal and professional IT systems. Calvez wrote, "Is Email Really that Dangerous?" this week for Business of Cannabis.

July 6, 2020

July 9, 2020 | BofC Live with Farrell Miller, ERBN Green Cannabis Co.

On this episode - BofC Live features a conversation with Farrell Miller, JD - the Chief Compliance Officer of ERBN Green Cannabis Company - a cannabis retail operator.

July 6, 2020

July 8, 2020 | BofC Live with Liz Stahura, BDSA

In this week's update from BDSA, Stahura walks through consumer insights related to the edibles category, discussing findings from mature markets like Colorado, but also relaying insights about how Canadian companies should be thinking about the sector.

July 6, 2020

July 7, 2020 | BofC Live with Krista Raymer, Vetrina Group + Mardi Najafi, Figure3

On this episode - BofC Live features a conversation with Krista Raymer, Co-Founder of Vetrina Group - a retail consultancy with an emphasis on cannabis retail. This is the third in a series of conversations with the team from Vetrina Group as we take a deep look at the future of cannabis retail. In this conversation, Raymer will dive into the retail design. Joining this BofC Live is Mardi Najafi, Director of Retail Design and Strategy at Figure3.

July 6, 2020

July 6, 2020 | BofC Live with Dario Jeginovic, CannDelta - Ask the Experts

On June 1, CannDelta became the Official Regulatory Advisory of Business of Cannabis. We also announced that on a weekly basis, CannDelta will participate in an “Ask the Experts” segment that seeks to answer pressing questions posed through the BofC platform. In this segment of Ask the Experts - Dario Jeginovic answers a question about timelines and process of receiving a Sales Amendment from Health Canada.

July 2, 2020

July 3, 2020 | BofC Live with Chef Jordan Wagman

On this episode - BofC Live features a conversation with Chef Jordan Wagman. A James Beard-nominated chef, Jordan Wagman infuses cannabis into his gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free cooking.

June 29, 2020

June 30, 2020 | BofC Live with Matt Maurer, Torkin Manes

On this episode - BofC Live features a conversation with Matt Maurer an attorney with a long history in the cannabis sector. Maurer is a partner and the Co-Chair of Torkin Manes LLP's Cannabis Law Group and the Chair of the Franchise Law Group.

June 28, 2020

June 29, 2020 | BofC Live with Chris Lavoie, CannDelta - Ask the Experts

On June 1, CannDelta became the Official Regulatory Advisory of Business of Cannabis. We also announced that on a weekly basis, CannDelta will participate in an “Ask the Experts” segment that seeks to answer pressing questions posed through the BofC platform. In this segment of Ask the Experts - Chris Lavoie answers a question about cannabis retail regulations in Ontario.

June 25, 2020

June 26, 2020 | BofC Live with Michael Krestell, Executive Chairman, Dynaleo

On this episode - BofC Live features a conversation with Michael Krestell, Executive Chairman of Dynaleo.

June 24, 2020

June 25, 2020 | BofC Live with Alison McMahon, Cannabis At Work

On this episode - BofC Live features a conversation with Alison McMahon of Cannabis At Work.

June 23, 2020

June 24, 2020 | BofC Live with Liz Stahura, Co-Founder + President, BDSA

On this episode - BofC Live features conversation with Liz Stahura, the Co-Founder and President of BDSA - the Official Insights Partner of Business of Cannabis.

June 22, 2020

June 23, 2020 | BofC Live with Krista Raymer, Vetrina Group

On this episode - BofC Live features a conversation with Krista Raymer, Co-Founder of Vetrina Group - a retail consultancy with an emphasis on cannabis retail. This is the first of a series of conversations with the team from Vetrina Group as we take a deep look at the future of cannabis retail.

June 21, 2020

June 22, 2020 | BofC Live with Lucas McCann, CannDelta - Ask the Experts

On June 1, CannDelta became the Official Regulatory Advisory of Business of Cannabis. We also announced that on a weekly basis, CannDelta will participate in an “Ask the Experts” segment that seeks to answer pressing questions posed through the BofC platform. In this segment of Ask the Experts - Lucas McCann answers a question about cannabis retail in Ontario.

June 18, 2020

June 19, 2020 | BofC Live with Mert Guler, Purves Redmond Limited and Stephen Scardello, USI

On this episode - BofC Live features a conversation with Mert Guler of Purves Redmond Limited and Stephen Scardello of USI talking about cannabis in the insurance sector, in both Canada and the US.

June 18, 2020

June 18, 2020 | BofC Live

On this episode - BofC Live features an update from Business of Cannabis of upcoming events and programming. As well, host Jay Rosenthal shared the two Jobs of the Week presented by Cannabis At Work.

June 16, 2020

June 17, 2020 | BofC Live with Liz Stahura, Co-Founder + President, BDSA

On this episode - BofC Live features conversation with Liz Stahura, the Co-Founder and President of BDSA - the Official Insights Partner of Business of Cannabis.

June 15, 2020

June 16, 2020 | BofC Live with Kristen Nichols, Editor, Hemp Industry Daily

On this episode - BofC Live features a conversation with Kristen Nichols, Editor of Hemp Industry Daily talking about their upcoming conference on June 29, 2020.Learn more about the Hemp Industry Daily Conference.

June 14, 2020

June 15, 2020 | BofC Live with Vanessa Bairos, CannDelta - Ask the Experts

On June 1, CannDelta became the Official Regulatory Advisory of Business of Cannabis. We also announced that on a weekly basis, CannDelta will participate in an “Ask the Experts” segment that seeks to answer pressing questions posed through the BofC platform. In this segment of Ask the Experts - Vanessa Bairos answers a question from Max Kirsh.

June 11, 2020

June 12, 2020 | BofC Live with Loïc Calvez, ALCiT

On this episode - BofC Live features a conversation with Loïc Calvez of ALCiT speaking about how cannabis companies need to be thinking about their IT security, data and privacy - even during start up phases.

June 11, 2020

June 11, 2020 | BofC Live with Eric Entz, Cannabis Forward | Alberta

On this episode - BofC Live features a conversation with Eric Entz who heads up Cannabis Forward (previously Leaf Forward) in Alberta. Entz joined BofC Live to talk about his history with the networking and education series, his background in the cannabis sector as well as the upcoming Cannabis Forward event on June 22nd.

June 9, 2020

June 10, 2020 | BofC Live with Liz Stahura, Co-Founder + President, BDSA

On this episode - BofC Live features conversation with Liz Stahura, the Co-Founder and President of BDSA - the Official Insights Partner of Business of Cannabis.

June 8, 2020

June 9, 2020 | BofC Live with Krista Raymer, Vetrina Group

On this episode - BofC Live features a conversation with Krista Raymer, Co-Founder of Vetrina Group - a retail consultancy with an emphasis on cannabis retail. This is the first of a series of conversations with the team from Vetrina Group as we take a deep look at the future of cannabis retail.

June 5, 2020

June 5, 2020 | BofC Live with Ika Washington, DiversityTalk

On this episode - BofC Live features a conversation with Ika Washington of DiversityTalk. Ika published a piece on Medium that garnered considerable attention from the cannabis community and industry this week titled: Hey, cannabis industry your silence is deafening! We wanted to connect with Ika to talk about her piece and about the work she does at DiversityTalk.

June 5, 2020

June 8, 2020 | BofC Live with Sherry Boodram, PhD, CannDelta - Ask the Experts

On June 1, CannDelta became the Official Regulatory Advisory of Business of Cannabis. We also announced that on a weekly basis, CannDelta will participate in an “Ask the Experts” segment that seeks to answer pressing questions posed through the BofC platform. This is the first segment of Ask the Experts - and Sherry Boodram, PhD will be on BofC Live to answer the first question.

June 3, 2020

June 4, 2020 | BofC Live with Badyr Valcarcel, Shiny Bud

On this episode - BofC Live features a conversation with Badyer Valcarcel, the director of retail operations at Shiny Bud - a cannabis retailer with a shop in Toronto and an expanding footprint throughout the GTA.

June 2, 2020

June 3, 2020 | BofC Live with Liz Stahura, Co-Founder + President, BDSA

On this episode - BofC Live features conversation with Liz Stahura, the Co-Founder and President of BDSA - the Official Insights Partner of Business of Cannabis.

June 1, 2020

June 2, 2020 | BofC Live with Corey Mangold, Founder + CEO, Orchid Ventures $ORCD

On this episode - BofC Live features a conversation Corey Mangold, Founder + CEO of Orchid Ventures. Learn more.

May 31, 2020

June 1, 2020 | BofC Live with Lucas McCann, Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, CannDelta

On this episode - BofC Live features conversation with Lucas McCann, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of CannDelta. CannDelta Inc. is a cannabis regulatory consulting company based out of Toronto, Canada.

May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020 | BofC Live with Katie Pringle, Marigold Marketing + PR and Womxn, Wellness Cannabis Conference

On this episode - BofC Live features conversation with Katie Pringle, co-founder of Marigold Marketing + PR as well as the Womxn, Wellness & Cannabis Conference which took place on May 27, 2020. We wanted to connect with Katie to talk about the success of the Conference and what she, and the team, learned from the event.

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020 | BofC Live with Liz Stahura, Co-Founder + President, BDSA

On this episode - BofC Live features conversation with Liz Stahura, the Co-Founder and President of BDSA - the Official Insights Partner of Business of Cannabis. This BofC Live focuses on their projections for Canada's overall market size in 2025, how COVID-19 has impacted overall Canadian sales this year and how cannabis consumers are purchasing cannabis when given the online and delivery options.

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020 | BofC Live

On this episode - BofC Live highlights today's Benchmarks Update from Cannabis Benchmarks as well as provides details of upcoming Business of Cannabis events.

May 25, 2020

May 25, 2020 | BofC Live with Jason Moscovici, ROBIC

On this episode - BofC Live features conversation with Jason Moscovici of ROBIC, an intellectual property law firm in Montreal, Quebec. ROBIC is the presenting partner of Business of Cannabis' Cannabis Forward networking event on Tuesday, May 26th. Moscovici is a long-time attorney in the cannabis sector and brings both a deep history and wealth of knowledge into the sector.

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020 | BofC Live with Friendly Stranger, Canna Cabana + Poteck Power Corp.

On this episode - BofC Live features conversations with James Jesty of Friendly Stranger, Andy Palalas of Canna Cabana and Zygmunt Strawcyznski of Poteck Power Corp. These three back-to-back conversations highlight what is happening at the end of the supply chain with retailers (Friendly Stranger and Canna Cabana) as well as the front of the supply chain with producers.

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020 | BofC Live with Imraan Khan, Detonate Cannabis Agency

Imraan Khan is the CEO of Detonate Cannabis Agency - the foremost agency working on experiential and event-based marketing in the cannabis sector. Business of Cannabis wanted to connect with Khan to talk about his company's trajectory in the sector and the future direction of the company and the sector.

May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020 | BofC Live with Liz Stahura, BDSA

Liz Stahura, Co-Founder and President of BDSA (formerly BDS Analytics), joined BofC Live to talk about her company becoming the Official Insights Partner of Business of Cannabis.

May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020 | BofC Live with Mario Naric and Ian Haase, Motif Labs

BofC Live is the daily news and interview program of Business of Cannabis. Business of Cannabis highlights the companies, brands, people and trends driving the sector. This episode features a conversation with Mario Naric and Ian Haase of Motif Labs - a recent licensee from Health Canada and an ambitious entrant into the extraction market.

May 14, 2020

May 14, 2020 | BofC Live with Nick Pateras, Managing Director, Europe, Materia Ventures

Nick Pateras, the Managing Director, Europe for Materia Ventures joined BofC Live to talk about their entrance into both the UK and German markets. As well, Pateras discussed emerging European cannabis markets - including Malta.

May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020 | BofC Live with Angelo Tsebelis, CEO + Stephen Ng, CCO of WeedMD

The CEO and CCO of WeedMD join BofC Live to discuss WeedMD's merger with Starseed Medicinal, growing outdoors in Southern Ontario and how having a built in, insurance-covered, patient base allows WeedMD to operate from a position of strength even in the challenging COVID-19 era.

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020 | BofC Live with Harrison Stoker, HOBO Cannabis Company

BofC Live is the daily news and interview program of Business of Cannabis. Business of Cannabis highlights the companies, brands, people and trends driving the sector. This episode features a conversation with Harrison Stoker of HOBO Cannabis Company talking about their expansion into Ontario - as well as the positioning of the overall company between bars, restaurants and barber shops.

May 11, 2020

May 11, 2020 | BofC Live with Ian Dyck, Shopify

Ian Dyck of Shopify joins BofC Live to discuss Shopify's long-standing role in the legal cannabis industry in Canada - serving producers, government agencies and private retailers alike. In partnership with Business of Cannabis, Shopify is presenting a 4-part series titled: Creating an Omnichannel Cannabis Retail Experience presented by Shopify - which launches on Friday, May 15, 2020.

May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020 | BofC Live with Tanner Stewart, Stewart Farms

Tanner Stewart is the founder of Stewart Farms, an aquaponic grower in St. Stephen, NB. Stewart Farms received their license from Health Canada in April and moved plants into the facility on April 20, 2020. Tanner Stewart is the founder of Stewart Farms, an aquaponic grower in St. Stephen, NB. Stewart Farms received their license from Health Canada in April and moved plants into the facility on April 20, 2020.

May 5, 2020

May 6, 2020 | BofC Live with Michael Garbuz, Materia Ventures + High 12 Brands

Michael Garbuz is the founder + CEO of High 12 Brands and founder + President of Materia Ventures. On the High 12 Brands' side of the house, consumer-facing products have hit shelves in both BC and Ontario within the past month and Materia Ventures has launched a CBD vape pen into the UK market. This conversation talks about these two new developments, what it means for both companies and what near- and longer-term future may look like.

May 4, 2020

May 5, 2020 | BofC Live with Kayla Mann, CFO, Habitat

Kayla Mann is the CFO of Habitat - a microcultivator that grows aquaponically in Chase, BC. Their unique mix of Coho salmon farming and cannabis cultivation - all organic certified - has recently entered the market through Shelter Craft Collective.

May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020 | BofC Live with George Smitherman, President + CEO, Cannabis Council of Canada

George Smitherman is President and CEO of the Cannabis Council of Canada. He took the helm in early March 2020 and was immediately put in the role of advocating for the industry in Ottawa and beyond in the midst of a global pandemic. We wanted to connect with him about how his work has changed over the past seven weeks - and what the future might hold for his and the organization's work.

March 20, 2020

BofC Live with Omar Khan, H+K Strategies

In this unprecedented time amid COVID-19, Omar Khan of H+K Strategies joined BofC Live to discuss with Jay Rosenthal how the cannabis industry could access support made available by the Canadian government. As well, what the era of social distancing meant for cannabis retailers and would-be retailers in Ontario - and throughout Canada.

March 16, 2020

BofC Live with Michael Garbuz, Materia Ventures + High 12 Brands

Michael Garbuz of Materia Ventures and High 12 Brands joined BofC Live to talk about the state of the industry in Canada, especially given the near-universal practice of social distancing about to take hold of the country.

January 27, 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 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 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

January 22, 2020

BofC Live with Andrew Wilder of Torkin Manes

Andrew Wilder 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 21, 2020

#BofCLive with Robert Tyrie, FoliEdge Academy, Aleafia Health

Robert Tyrie of FoliEdge Academy joined Jay Rosenthal for BofC Live to talk about the FoliEdge Academy training program, their unique partnership with Seneca College and provided an offer specifically for Business of Cannabis viewers/listeners. For more information, email Robert at rob@foliedgeacademy.com and say that you heard about the program on Business of Cannabis.‍

January 15, 2020

BofC Live with Andrea Dobbs of the Village Bloomery

Having made the transition from the legacy market to the newly regulated market, Village Bloomery in Vancouver, BC is a retail cannabis shop with a deep history. That history has allowed the co-founders, Jeremy Jacob and Andrea Dobbs, to continue to serve a diverse and loyal audience, but also have a unique perspective on what is good, and very challenging, about the current industry. In this conversation, Andrea Dobbs shares her perspective about how the regulated cannabis retail and consumer experience could be improved and what her customers - both old and new - are saying about the current state of affairs.

January 14, 2020

BofC Live from MJBizCon 2019 with MNP, CSE, Aird + Berlis and MGO | ELLO - Capital Markets and Cannabis Today

In this BofC Live podcast, team members from MNP, the Canadian Securities Exchange, Aird + Berlis and MGO | Ello sat down with Business of Cannabis to get a sense of where the industry is today and where it is going in the future as it relates to cannabis capital markets.

January 14, 2020

BofC Live from MJBizCon 2019 with MNP, CSE, Aird + Berlis and MGO | ELLO - Industry Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

This BofC Live podcast includes team members from MNP, the Canadian Securities Exchange, Aird + Berlis and MGO | Ello who provide a sense of where the industry is today and where it is going in the future - especially as it relates to the US market and how, and if, that impacts the Canadian and global markets.

January 14, 2020

BofC Live with Jeremy Jacob of Village Bloomery

Having made the transition from the legacy market to the newly regulated market, Village Bloomery in Vancouver, BC is a retail cannabis shop with a deep history. That history has allowed the co-founders, Jeremy Jacob and Andrea Dobbs, to continue to serve a diverse and loyal audience, but also have a unique perspective on what is good, and very challenging, about the current industry. In this conversation, Jeremy Jacob shares some of this perspective - both from his role at the Village Bloomery, but also as the President of the Association of Canadian Cannabis Retailers.

January 14, 2020

BofC Live with Curt Robbins from MJBizCon 2019

Curt Robbins is a well-known and well-respected voice in the cannabis industry - having been part of it for two decades. He has joined Business of Cannabis previously, but sat down with Business of Cannabis co-founder and president Jay Rosenthal at MJBizCon 2019 for their first face-to-face conversation. The conversation ranged from the future of cannabis in the US to a deep dive into CBG, "the mother of all cannabinoids"

January 6, 2020

BofC Live with Chris Walsh, CEO, Marijuana Business Daily from MJBizCon 2019

Held annually in Las Vegas, MJBizCon is largest B2B cannabis business conference and expo in the world. Business of Cannabis was on hand to connect with key leaders in the sector to gain insight and perspective on the current state of the industry. Chris Walsh, the newly-announced CEO of Marijuana Business Daily joined Business of Cannabis for a conversation from the show.

December 15, 2019

BofC Live with Matt Maurer, Torkin Manes from MJBizCon 2019

Matt Maurer is a leading cannabis attorney in Canada and a partner at Torkin Manes in Toronto. In the wake of a lackluster year of cannabis retail in the Province of Ontario, an announcement was made on December 12, 2019 that a new approach was being executed in the Province. Maurer has digested the new approach and joined us the following day while at MJBizCon 2019 to talk to Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis about the new approach and what it means for Ontario, for would-be retailers and for the Canadian cannabis sector overall.

December 15, 2019

BofC Live with Cassandra Farrington, Marijuana Business Daily from MJBizCon 2019

Cassandra Farrington is a global leader in the cannabis sector. As the co-founder of Marijuana Business Daily, she oversaw the growth and success of the both the publication and the industry-leading conference and expo: MJBizCon. Farrington joined Business of Cannabis'Jay Rosenthal to talk about the current state of the industry, how MJBizCon has grown and the business success story that is MJBiz Daily.

December 12, 2019

4 Themes from the Day 1 of MJBizCon 2019‍

Over the course of the past 24 hours, scores of interviews and hundreds of conversations by the Business of Cannabis team, some themes emerged from Day 1 of MJBizCon 2019. Here are four...

December 11, 2019

BofC Live podcast from Athletes for Care with Ryan VandenBussche

Athletes for Care is an advocacy group pushing for more thoughtful policy and practice for athletes and sport governing bodies. Business of Cannabis joined Athletes for Care for their event and caught up with athletes past and present pushing for change. Former NHL-er Ryan VandenBusshe stopped by the podcast booth to talk about his background with cannabis - including his company New Leaf Canada, history with Athletes for Care and why advocacy is so important. This podcast was made possible by Strainprint and Jessica Moran joined us to introduce each podcast.

December 10, 2019

BofC Live podcast from Athletes for Care with Ross Rebagliati

Athletes for Care is an advocacy group pushing for more thoughtful policy and practice for athletes and sport governing bodies. Business of Cannabis joined Athletes for Care for their event and caught up with athletes past and present pushing for change. In this podcast, Olympic gold medalist Ross Rebagliati joined Jay Rosenthal to talk about his storied history as an athlete who is inextricably linked to cannabis. As well, Rebagliati has launched his own cannabis brands - Legacy.

December 8, 2019

BofC Live podcast from Cova Software event with Steven Fry and Darryl Allen from Sessions Cannabis

Cova Software is a preeminent point of sale software for cannabis retailers. During this event for would-be retailers put on by Cova Software, Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis spoke with Steven Fry and Darryl Allen of Sessions Cannabis about their experience starting a cannabis retail store in Hamilton, Ontario. Steven Fry's story about winning Ontario's retail cannabis lottery has been captured in a well-read piece in Toronto Life titled: Confessions of a Legal Pot Dealer.Anne Forkutza of Cova Software joins Jay for the introduction of the podcast.

December 9, 2019

BofC Live podcast from James E. Wagner Cultivation in Kitchener, Ontario

Nathan Woodward, CEO of James E. Wagner Cultivation (JWC) sat down in their Kitchener, Ontario facility to talk about their aeroponic growing techniques, what it's like to run a family-operated - yet publicly traded - start up - all within a highly-regulated industry.

December 6, 2019

BofC Live podcast from Athletes for Care with Dr. Mike Hart

Jay Rosenthal from the Business of Cannabis recorded a series of interviews at the Athletes for Care event in Toronto, Ontario in November 2019. This podcast series includes founders and leaders at Athletes for Care, including this session with Dr. Mike Hart, a preeminent Canadian doctor working in medical cannabis. This podcast was made possible by Strainprint Technologies and Jessica Moran of the Strainprint team joins the pod to introduce Dr. Hart.

December 3, 2019

Sean Samuel of Cannabis OneFive talks three pillars for successful cannabis companies of the future

Sean Samuel of Cannabis OneFive stopped by the Business of Cannabis studio to talk about the three pillars he views as successful in the cannabis sector: people, process and technology (the golden triangle). As well, how Cannabis OneFive is helping companies on all three fronts.

December 1, 2019

BofC Live podcast from Superette in Ottawa with Mimi Lam and the Ottawa Food Bank

Jay Rosenthal from the Business of Cannabis team visited Ottawa cannabis retailer Superette as they announced their unique partnership with the Ottawa Food Bank. Mimi Lam with Superette and Samantha Ingram of the Ottawa Food Bank spoke with Jay about the partnership and the importance of being engaged locally.

December 1, 2019

Anne Forkutza of Cova Software talks about what cannabis retailers need to know about launching in Canada

Cannabis retail in Canada is in its very early days, with hundreds and likely thousands of new stores coming on line in the coming 12-24 months. Cova Software, a POS system for retailers, calls 22 of the 25 Ontario retailers their partners. Anne Forkutza VP Strategic Partnerships and Brand Officer at Cova Software joined Business of Cannabis in-studio to talk about that retail ramp up and what would-be retailers should know about starting a retail store.

November 29, 2019

BofC Live podcast featuring Nik Nanos of Nanos Research from the Canada 2020 Canadian Grown Policy Conference October 2019

In October 2019, the Business of Cannabis partnered with Canada 2020, on a policy conference called Canadian Grown. On this episode, Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis and Alex Patterson, Executive Director of Canada 2020 spoke with Nick Nanos of Nanos Research, a leading public opinion research firm in Canada.

November 28, 2019

BofC Live podcast featuring Trina Fraser from the Canada 2020 Canadian Grown Policy Conference October 2019

On this episode of #BofCLive, we talk with Trina Fraser of Brazeau Seller Law. Trina is a leading regulatory attorney in the cannabis secto and was a speaker at the Canada 2020 Canadian Grown policy conference. She stopped by the podcast booth to talk with Alex Paterson of Canada 2020 and Brett Chang of the Business of Cannabis team.

November 27, 2019

Gerry Tissenbaum of Jupiter Research talks about the importance of quality hardware as key component of vape safety

Jupiter Research is a leading provider of vaporizer technology in the US and Canadian markets. Tissenbaum stopped in to talk about their approach to Canada, how the issues with vape technology in the US has actually opened the door for legal, regulated vape tech in Canada.

November 26, 2019

Karina Karassev of Responsible Cannabis Use talks about what Canadians know about edibles

Karina from Responsible Cannabis Use stopped by the studio again to talk about their latest survey about edibles. Their surveys aim to educate Canadians about responsible use and their survey - which BofC co-founder Jay Rosenthal took on air - is used to inform Canadians about the roll-out of Legalization 2.0 - specifically, edibles.

November 25, 2019

BofC Live podcast featuring Bruce Linton from the Canada 2020 Canadian Grown Policy Conference October 2019

Bruce Linton is the co-founder and former CEO of Canopy Growth Corporation, the world's largest cannabis company. Linton was in attendance at the Canada 2020 Canadian Grown policy conference and stopped by the podcast booth to talk with Alex Paterson of Canada 2020 and Brett Chang and Jay Rosenthal of the Business of Cannabis team. The conversation was wide-ranging and touched on policy, international trade and even Snoop Dogg.

November 26, 2019

BofC Live podcast featuring Chuck Rifici from the Canada 2020 Canadian Grown Policy Conference October 2019

Chuck Rifici is a pioneer in the Canadian cannabis landscape, having co-founded Tweed, which became Canopy Growth Corporation. His professional background, however, also intersects with politics and policy, as he served as the CFO of the Liberal Party of Canada. At the Canada 2020 conference in October 2019, he shared his perspective on the industry as well as the policies that govern it with Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis as well as Alex Paterson of Canada 2020.

November 26, 2019

BofC Live podcast featuring Honourable Anne McLellan from the Canada 2020 Canadian Grown Policy Conference October 2019

The Honourable Anne McLellan has a storied history in Canadian policy and politics. Related to cannabis, she co-chaired the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation. She has been a strong voice advocating for industry responsibility and a thoughtful approach to regulation in Canada. She joined Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis and Alex Paterson of Canada 2020 for this BofC Live podcast recording.

September 20, 2019

BofC Live with Kelly Beker, Cannabis Global Impact

Kelly Beker was an early employee at MedReleaf and later joined the team at Aurora. She has been a long-time friend of the Business of Cannabis and following her departure from Aurora earlier in the year, headed to Asia to explore emerging cannabis markets there. She connected with Business of Cannabis from Cambodia, where she is exploring the next wave of medical cannabis legalization through her firm: Cannabis Global Impact.

September 19, 2019

BofC Live with Loïc Calvez, Co-Founder + CEO, ALCiT

Loïc Calvez is the Co-Founder + CEO of ALCiT an IT managed services company based in Ontario. ALCiT bring experience across sectors into the cannabis space and are serving as a partner in Cannabis + Technology on September 27 in Toronto.