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BofC Live

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.

September 18, 2019

BofC Live with Mary-Margaret Jones, RNMKR Agency

Mary-Margaret Jones is the Managing Director of RNMKR Agency. RNMKR is a partner in Cannabis + Technology on September 27th. Maire joined the show to talk about her background and experience and learning all about the sector.

September 20, 2019

BofC Live with Mike Zmuda, @junglestrikeguy

Mike Zmuda is a well-known voice in the cannabis sector in Canada - publishing under the handle: @junglestrikeguy. As well, he works in information security at Tantulus Labs. Mike joined BofC Live from our Toronto studios to talk about his view of where the sector is and how it will unfold in the coming months and the intersection of cannabis and technology. (With a sprinkling of Night Court too.)