June 17, 2019 Newsletter
As you may have heard, the Toronto Raptors won the NBA Championship last week. As you receive this email, the victory parade will be well underway. Of all the social media congratulations, none was as “on brand” as the Canadian Border Services Agency - your Laugh this week…
June 10, 2019 Newsletter | Hoops Edition
Big game in Toronto on Monday night (+ news of outdoor growing) makes this the Hoops Edition of the Business of Cannabis newsletter.
June 3, 2019 Newsletter | Big News for Big Companies Edition
Big News for Big Companies | A National Post story about how Tweed (now Canopy) was to receive hockey-bags filled with cannabis in 2014 and how those bags were nabbed by the RCMP. The story goes on to describe the RCMP’s response, including internal emails that showed significant concern for the seizure’s impact on Tweed’s stock price. A detailed and long-researched story about the inner workings at Lift & Co. dropped on the eve of their biggest event of the year. The story in The Logic (a new strategic partner of the National Post) detailed shaky strategic direction and decision-making and as well as a hostile work environment and pay-equity issues.
May 27, 2019 Newsletter | The Legal Cannabis Finals
Two of the world largest cannabis markets - Canada and California - will face off in the NBA Finals this week. Could it be there is a correlation between legalization and NBA team success? Let’s Go Raptors…
May 21, 2019 Newsletter | No Fun Edition
Ending the War on Fun: Alberta’s new Premier is ending the ‘war on fun’...Fire + Flower is opening 6 more stores in Western Canada - as well, Manitoba announced their locations for cannabis retail in rural parts of that Province. And while Manitoba announces new shops - HOBO in Ottawa is cutting hours because of supply shortages. Finally, during their earnings media tour last week, the team at Aurora threw water on the infused beverage industry. They say, “the market is just not there…”
May 13, 2019 Newsletter | New Rules Edition
Last week, Business of Cannabis presented Medical Cannabis Week across 7 events, over 5 days in 2 cities. Thousands of people joined in - both in person and through the Medical Cannabis Week live stream. Over the next several weeks, we will provide highlights of the week through this newsletter and through our social channels.
Apr. 29, 2019 Newsletter | Medical Cannabis Week Preview Edition
One week from today, Business of Cannabis will be presenting our second annual Medical Cannabis Week. The week will feature 6 events, spread out over 5 days in 2 cities and attract well over 1,000 people in person and many, many more via live stream. Read on...
Apr. 22, 2019 Newsletter | 4/20 Fog Edition
As we collectively shake off our 4/20 fog and head into the week, read on…
Apr. 15, 2019 Newsletter | 4/20 Week Edition
This week will end with Good Friday, Passover and the holiday that truly brings people together, 4/20…
Mar. 25 Newsletter | One Week to Go (Ontario)
We are live streaming direct from Organigram this morning in Moncton, New Brunswick.Tune into Business of Cannabis on Twitter to catch the live stream at 10 a.m. Eastern today and tomorrow.
Feb. 11. Newsletter | Cardi (c)B(d) Edition
At last night’s Grammy Awards, Cardi B made a splash. On needing to calm her nerves, she said: "Maybe I need to start smoking weed..."
Feb. 4 Newsletter | The Delayed Effect Edition
As the BofC team celebrates a Patriots’ victory - some football folks are getting into the cannabis game. Most notably, Tiki Barber and Joe Montana each are investing in cannabis.
Jan. 28 Newsletter | Super Bowl Ad Edition
It’s Super Bowl week and the ad that’s getting all the media is one that won’t run because it’s about medical cannabis. Watch it! (And go Patriots…) And while the world debates the virtues of that ad, a Toronto digital agency polled Canadians about how, where and if they will be consuming cannabis during the Big Game.
Jan. 21 Newsletter | The Dark Side of Cannabis Culture
The story that had the Canadian cannabis community buzzing this week was the detailed account of the goings on inside of Cannabis Culture - specifically Mark Emery’s alleged, reprehensible behaviour. Read for yourself.
Dec. 17 Newsletter | Ontario Retail Takes a Huge Hit (but not in the good way)
All the biggest stories from the last week.