Deals + Moves
A Letter to our Friends
Dear Friends, We founded Business of Cannabis because we wanted to tell the stories of the people, trends and innovations shaping Canada’s exciting, disruptive, and often misunderstood, legal cannabis sector. On November 28, 2017 after months of work, we publicly launched our platform at an event on a cold wintry evening in Toronto. And today, exactly one year on from that first introduction to you, we are incredibly excited to have reached a major milestone, but also to announce that BofC will be acquired by Civilized Worldwide Inc. Civilized is a leading a media and lifestyle brand that highlights and embraces modern cannabis culture and shares our mission to bring authentic, sophisticated content to audiences across North America. If you’re not familiar with Civilized, we encourage you to hop on over to their website, here Our BofC office in Toronto will expand as Civilized establishes a physical presence in the city. Operations will continue to be led by co-founders Blaine Pearson and Jay Rosenthal and our third co-founder Reva Seth will remain on as a strategic advisor but will no longer be directly involved in the business. We are most excited about this next trip around the sun, and joining forces with Civilized because it will enable us to expand our offerings and improve the breadth and depth of the content and events that we produce. To date it has been an amazing and wild ride, in an industry that is unrivalled for its pace of change and growth over this past year. And so, we thank you, our partners, readers, event attendees and guests, for your support and we are looking forward to bringing you even more in the coming months. Onwards, Blaine, Jay and Reva
Papers | A Rolling Guide to the Business of Cannabis
We're excited to share that our first issue of Papers is now live.
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.
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.
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.