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June 19, 2019

3 Reflections from the World Cannabis Congress

As an observer of the Canadian cannabis industry, it is often striking how quickly things move, morph and change - from regulatory frameworks to stock prices to new markets. That’s why the second annual World Cannabis Congress, produced by Civilized, was an interesting moment for reflection on how the industry has changed in one year. On the flight back from Saint John, New Brunswick, three thoughts came to mind that highlight this moment in time.

June 14, 2019

3 Things We Learned Last Week at Session #PoweredByAmple

‍Sessions gave us the unique opportunity to get a glimpse of the state of the industry from a wide array of perspectives. Here are three things we learned:‍

June 8, 2019

Sessions powered by Ample Organics | Lifford Cannabis Solutions, OneLeaf + Hill Street Beverage Company

On June 7th, Ample Organics and Business of Cannabis produced Sessions - a series of in depth conversations with industry leaders and thinkers from throughout North America. This Session features Lisa Campbell of Lifford Cannabis Solutions, Terry Donnelly of Hill Street Beverage Company and Trevor Green and Brent Guppy of OneLeaf Cannabis Co.

June 10, 2019

BofC Live with Peter Aceto, CEO, CannTrust $TRST

On Thursday, June 6th CannTrust unveiled their own corporate social responsibility platform called We Care. Business of Cannabis joined CannTrust CEO Peter Aceto at the announcement.

June 10, 2019

BofC Live with Andrew Grieve, CEO, Zenabis $ZENA

On Wednesday, June 5th - Andrew Grieve, CEO of Zenabis opened the TSX. He joined Business of Cannabis immediately after the opening bell.

May 11, 2019

Medical Cannabis Week | Cannabis + Sport

Cannabis + Sport is a program to highlight the research, efficacy and policy implications of cannabis and sport. Hearing first hand from current and former athletes about how, when and why they incorporated cannabis into their recovery regimes, their pain management regimes and their recreation will provide context for the cannabis and sport conversation. As well, the CFLAA has been a vocal voice speaking about the policy and practical implications of cannabis and sport and will present their own views on the subject - especially as it relates the policy implications for leagues and athletes past and present. Finally, a review of where research stands related to recovery, pain management, concussion protocols and other sport-related topics will be reviewed experts.

May 9, 2019

Medical Cannabis Week | Leading the Way on Medical Cannabis Research

Medical cannabis has been legal in Canada since 2001 and over 350,000 Canadians are medical cannabis patients. Legalization of recreational cannabis in late 2018 has driven down stigma considerably, driving more and more patients to seek therapy through medical cannabis. Canada is fast becoming a leader in medical cannabis research as forward-thinking companies and advocacy groups seek new solutions. This program aims to focus both the corporate role in the medical cannabis research as well as identify ways not-for-profits and advocacy groups are taking charge in research and development.

May 13, 2019

Medical Cannabis Week featured on The Growth Op - May 9, 2019

From The Growth Op: "Medical cannabis patients still face too many practical barriers to access in countries where the drug is legal, including Canada, an international panel of advocates and experts at the Business of Cannabis Medical Cannabis conference in Toronto said Wednesday."

May 9, 2019

Medical Cannabis Week | Innovating in the Medical Cannabis Space at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Innovating in the Medical Cannabis Space is a way to highlight the unique innovations happening in the Canadian sector as well as the legal implications and considerations when innovating in the sector. The first panel will be innovators and the second panel will include legal implications and considerations.

May 13, 2019

Medical Cannabis Week featured on The Growth Op

Medical Cannabis Week was featured in The Growth Op in an article titled: "U.S. versus Canada: Which one has an upper hand in the medical cannabis field?"

April 28, 2019

Business of Cannabis Awarded "Best News Source"

Business of Cannabis was awarded Best News Source at the O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala on Apr. 26, 2019. Other nominees included The Globe + Mail, Vice, Midas Letter and New Cannabis Ventures.

April 27, 2019

BofC Live | Daniel Sax, Sensi Properties from the O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala

Business of Cannabis was streaming live from the O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala on Thursday evening, Apr. 25. Watch this red carpet interview with Daniel Sax of Sensi Properties.

April 27, 2019

BofC Live | David Hyde, 3|Sixty Secure from the O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala

Business of Cannabis was streaming live from the O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala on Thursday evening, Apr. 25. Watch this red carpet interview with David Hyde of 3|Sixty Secure.

April 27, 2019

BofC Live | Matt Nordgren, Arcadian from the O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala

Business of Cannabis was streaming live from the O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala on Thursday evening, Apr. 25. Watch this red carpet interview with Matt Nordgren of Arcadian. ‍

April 27, 2019

BofC Live | Jessica Moran, Strainprint from the O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala

Business of Cannabis was streaming live from the O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala on Thursday evening, Apr. 25. Watch this red carpet interview with Jessica Moran of Strainprint Technologies.

April 27, 2019

BofC Live | Robert Galarza, BlockSTRAIN from the O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala

Business of Cannabis was streaming live from the O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala on Thursday evening, Apr. 25. Watch this red carpet interview with Robert Galarza of BlockSTRAIN.

April 27, 2019

BofC Live | Lisa Campbell, Lifford Cannabis Solutions from the O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala

Business of Cannabis was streaming live from the O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala on Thursday evening, Apr. 25. Watch this red carpet interview with Andrew Muroff of Strainprint Technologies.

April 27, 2019

BofC Live | Mark Finkelstein, Cannasupplies from the O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala

Business of Cannabis was streaming live from the O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala on Thursday evening, Apr. 25. Watch this red carpet interview with Mark Finkelstein of Cannasupplies.

April 27, 2019

BofC Live | Corey Herscu, RNMKR Agency from the O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala

Business of Cannabis was streaming live from the O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala on Thursday evening, Apr. 25. Watch this red carpet interview with Corey Herscu of RNMKR Agency.

April 27, 2019

BofC Live | Katie Pringle, Marigold PR from the O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala

Business of Cannabis was streaming live from the O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala on Thursday evening, Apr. 25. Watch this red carpet interview with Katie Pringle, Marigold PR.

April 27, 2019

BofC Live | Michel Timperio, Neptune Wellness Solutions from the O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala

Business of Cannabis was streaming live from the O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala on Thursday evening, Apr. 25. Watch this red carpet interview with Michel Timperio of Neptune Wellness Solutions.

April 27, 2019

BofC Live | Niel Marotta, Indiva from the O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala

Business of Cannabis was streaming live from the O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala on Thursday evening, Apr. 25. Watch this red carpet interview with Niel Marotta of Indiva.

April 27, 2019

BofC Live | Adam Miron, HEXO from the O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala

Business of Cannabis was streaming live from the O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala on Thursday evening, Apr. 25. Watch this red carpet interview with Adam Miron of HEXO.

April 27, 2019

BofC Live | Andrew Muroff, Strainprint from the O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala

Business of Cannabis was streaming live from the O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala on Thursday evening, Apr. 25. Watch the interview with Andrew Muroff of Strainprint Technologies.

April 21, 2019

BofC Comments on CBC News Story About Ontario Chamber of Commerce Retail Cannabis Recommendations

Business of Cannabis co-founder and president Jay Rosenthal was quoted in a CBC News story about the Ontario Chamber of Commerce recommendations related to retail cannabis options in Ontario.

April 17, 2019

BofC Live Apr. 17, 2019 | Jim Hamilton, Neptune Wellness Solutions + Glenn Fraser, MNP

Jim Hamilton, President and CEO of Neptune Wellness Solutions and Glenn Fraser of MNP joined BofC's Jay Rosenthal for BofC Live on Apr. 17, 2019.

April 16, 2019

BofC Live Apr. 15, 2019 | Steve Ottaway, Managing Director/Investment Banking, GMP Securities

BofC Live connected with Steve Ottaway, Managing Director of Investment Banking at GMP Securities ahead of their Cannabis Conference on April 16, 2019.

April 16, 2019

Opinion: The cannabis industry's 'Netscape moment': Canadian legalization is driving innovation in the pot sector

BofC Co-Founder and President Jay Rosenthal wrote an opinion piece for The Financial Post/The Growth Op.

April 15, 2019

BofC Live Apr. 12, 2019 | Buffy Steringa, Henderson Brewing Company

BofC's Medical Cannabis Week will kick off with an opening evening reception at Henderson Brewing Company in the west end of Toronto. This will be the first event in a series of events that will partner BofC and Henderson Brewing Company.

April 9, 2019

BofC Live Apr. 9, 2019 | Terence Donnelly, CEO, Hill Street Beverage Company $BEER

Business of Cannabis sat down with Terence Donnelly, CEO of Hill Street Beverage Company to talk about the cultural norms of drinking, the process by which @HillStreetBevCo will be infusing beer, wine and sparkling wine and the life and business lessons of playing music.

April 9, 2019

BofC Live Apr. 8, 2019 | News + Updates

All the news for April 8, 2019 and an update about Medical Cannabis Week.

April 5, 2019

BofC | Henry Rollins

Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis connected with Henry Rollins in advance of the O'Cannabiz Conference & Expo on Apr. 25-27, 2019.Rollins talked about where his passion for cannabis advocacy related to social justice, health and wellness and how the cannabis industry could be a force for good.

April 5, 2019

BofC Joins CBC Ontario Morning to Cannabis Retail in Kingston, ON

Jay Rosenthal joined CBC Ontario Morning to talk about cannabis retail in Kingston, Ontario. The segment also featured CEO of Fire & Flower, Trevor Fencott.

April 8, 2019

BofC Live Apr. 5, 2019 | The Latest Cannabis News

BofC's Jay Rosenthal provides an update on the latest news in the Canadian cannabis landscape.

April 8, 2019

BofC Live Apr 3, 2019 | Diving deep on the latest market analysis with EY's Ashley Chiu

Ashley Chiu, EY’s Strategic Growth and Risk Leader for cannabis and hemp industries, checked in with BofC Live to discuss EY's latest report: Defining the Cannabis Sector by 2025.

March 31, 2019

BofC Live Mar. 29, 2019 | O'Cannabiz preview with Danya Dixon/O'Cannabiz and Corey Herscu/RNMKR Agency

Danya Dixon of O'Cannabiz and Corey Herscu of RNMKR Agency joined Business of Cannabis in-studio to talk about the upcoming event in April in Toronto as well as the newly launched awards gala.

March 31, 2019

BofC Live Mar. 28, 2019 | Canada goes to ICBC Berlin. A conversation Alex Revich, Flowr

Alex Revich of Flowr joined Business of Cannabis in-studio for a conversation about ICBC Berlin and how Canadians are looking to the European market, specifically Germany, to be the next big thing.

March 27, 2019

BofC Live Mar. 27, 2019 | Cannabis + Tech goes to Europe - Jarett Lalonde, Shopify Plus

BofC Live Mar. 27, 2019 | Cannabis + Tech goes to Europe - Jarett Lalonde, Shopify Plus

March 29, 2019

BofC Live Mar. 26, 2019 | BofC Live from Organigram - Day 2 from Moncton, New Brunswick

Business of Cannabis traveled to Moncton, New Brunswick to shoot BofC Live from Organigram's facility. We met the team and found out much more about how New Brunswick is approaching cannabis. Day 2 of BofC Live from Organigram included a panel discussion with Ray Gracewood - Chief Commercial Officer of Organigram, Steve Milbury - Senior Director, Priority Opportunities at Opportunities New Brunswick and Charlotte Carr, Category Manager at CannabisNB.

March 29, 2019

BofC Live Mar. 25, 2019 | BofC Live from Organigram - Day 1 from Moncton, New Brunswick

Business of Cannabis took the BofC Live show to Moncton, New Brunswick to visit with the team at Organigram. Day 1 included an in depth conversation with Jeff Purcell, Senior Vice President of Operations of Organigram.

March 18, 2019

BofC Live Mar. 18, 2019 | Cannabis goes to Europe - Ed Collins, CCI + Stephanie Karasick, Strainprint leads with kindness

BofC Live Mar. 18, 2019 | Cannabis goes to Europe - Ed Collins, CCI + Stephanie Karasick, Strainprint leads with kindness

March 12, 2019

BofC Live Mar. 12, 2019 | $TRST + $HEXO = S&P/TSX and Abi Roach, Hotbox Holdings and Will Stewart, Harvest One $HVT

BofC Live Mar. 12, 2019 | $TRST + $HEXO = S&P/TSX and Abi Roach, Hotbox Holdings and Will Stewart, Harvest One $HVT

March 11, 2019

BofC Live Mar. 11, 2019 | Chris Churchill Smith, CEO, Canada House

BofC Live Mar. 11, 2019 | 21 days until Ontario retail cannabis shops are slated to go live, the New Yorker's satirical CBD Daily Shout is garnering laughs and New Mexico is taking a Canada-like approach to cannabis. Includes an interview with Chris Churchill Smith, CEO, Canada House.

March 11, 2019

BofC Live Mar. 8, 2019 | Jeremy Potvin and Lorilynn McCorrister, WeedBox

BofC Live Mar. 8, 2019 | Tesla's Elon Musk is in hot water with the government - and it isn't the Securities Exchange Commission this time - but the US Department of Defense, the organization representing Bishops in New York State of something to say about legalization and Banff is set to get 5 retail shops - all below the tree line. Plus, an interview with Jeremy Potvin and Lorilynn McCorrister - co-founders of WeedBox.

March 11, 2019

BofC Live Mar. 7, 2019 | Jo Vos, Managing Director, Leafly

BofC Live Mar. 7, 2019 | Aphria One has received approval by Health Canada, Namaste Technologies' auditor PwC has fired their client and Abi Roach of Hotbox Cafe receives some kind words from Councillor Mike Layton. Show includes interviews with Jo Vos, Managing Director, Leafly.

March 6, 2019

BofC Live Mar. 6, 2019 | Interview with John Prentice, Ample Organics and David Gordon, PharmaCielo $PCLO

BofC Live Mar. 6, 2019 | Updates on international laws related to cannabis - EU, World Health Organization and the UN, Health Canada taking a look at Canopy Growth's non-profit sponsorship of a children's charity and WeedMD hires a Chief Cannabis Officer. Show includes interviews with John Prentice of Ample Organics and David Gordon of PharmaCielo $PCLO.

March 4, 2019

BofC Live Mar. 4, 2019 | Interview with Peter Aceto, CEO, CannTrust $TRST

The March 4, 2019 episode of BofC Live on the Business of Cannabis. Watch every morning at 10 a.m. Eastern on @bofc_canada on Twitter.

November 18, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Matt Maurer, Vice Chair Cannabis Law Group, Partner + Litigator, Torkin Manes LLP

Matt Maurer is the Vice Chair of the Cannabis Law Group at Torkin Manes LLP. In the midst of MJBizCon, he joined Business of Cannabis following the release of the cannabis retail regulations coming forward in Ontario.

November 2, 2018

Cannabis Education – Why It’s Important

Last year, Deloitte published a study on consumption habits of Canadians. It found that 66% of cannabis consumers were using it to help with relaxation and sleep, and 62%were consuming to reduce stress and anxiety. There were many who assumed that the introduction of cannabis for adult-use purposes would reduce the demand for medical cannabis, but the early days are showing just the opposite. With the legal grey areas fading, and the stigma around cannabis consumption lessening every day, more and more patients and physicians are looking to cannabis as a serious option – however, the traditional circle of care has neglected to adequately support those patients using medical cannabis.

October 17, 2018

BofC Introduces Age Verification: Because It Takes A Village

Business of Cannabis launches age verification system to restrict access to content to those to are legally-aged.

October 15, 2018

A big day and a bright future.

Today, in partnership with Civilized, Business of Cannabis has brought together industry leaders to run a national print and digital campaign to introduce the industry and pledge responsible participation. You can see the ad in National Post publications across the country and online at www.bigdaybrightfuture.ca

October 6, 2018

Papers Issue 2 | A Rolling Guide to the Business of Cannabis

Papers Issue Two, The End of Prohibition Issue is now available on Issuu.

October 9, 2018

Medical Cannabis and Long-Term Care Homes

Access to medical cannabis, while growing in acceptance across Canada, is far from universal. If you are an adult in control of your own care, the barriers to access are beginning to fall. If you are dependent on someone else for your care though, you may be out of luck.

October 6, 2018

Older Canadians, Here's What You Need To Know About Cannabis

Cannabis is one of the most potentially disruptive healthcare options to become available on the wellness, anti-aging and pain management fronts. Whether you are in the cannabis or health industry, or just interested in understanding the influence of cannabis legalization on a growing seniors platform, these are the key points to understand about the interplay between cannabis, aging and older Canadians. All of these issues will also be addressed at our upcoming Toronto series, Green + Silver: Cannabis and Optimal Aging.‍

August 29, 2018

Talking To My Parents About Medical Cannabis Isn’t Working

Over the past two years, I’ve been having an ongoing and so far unsuccessful conversation with my elderly, South Asian parents about medical cannabis and how it could potentially help them. And so far, while I’ve seen a shift in their openness to the idea, they have yet to engage in the modern medical cannabis movement.

August 23, 2018

Clearing Out the Haze: Five Things to Know about the Legalization of Cannabis

Canada is on the cusp of an exciting new industry, with a unique opportunity to lead in innovation, development, health and safety, and more. On October 17, 2018, Canada will become the first G7 country to fully legalize adult-use recreational cannabis across the nation.

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

Papers | A Rolling Guide to the Business of Cannabis

We're excited to share that our first issue of Papers is now live.

May 17, 2018

BofC Joins BNN Bloomberg to talk Ample Organics/BofC Survey Results

Jay Rosenthal joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss a new survey his platform conducted along with Amply Organics, which asked Canada's cannabis executives how they feel about the state of the industry and what's ahead.

May 17, 2018

Legalized Cannabis: Workplace Training - Presented by BofC, MNP and Sherrard Kuzz LLP, hosted by HRPA

Business of Cannabis, MNP and Sherrard Kuzz LLP have worked alongside the Human Resources Professionals Association to launch “Legalized Cannabis: Workplace Training” - a series of day-long training sessions for Ontario HR professionals.

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 Terry Kulaga, Weed Me

Terry Kulaga is Weed Me's Co-Founder and CEO. He joined Business of Cannabis to talk about their license and their approach to the coming months. Read the full news release from Weed Me here.

May 17, 2018

5 Months In - An Open Letter To Friends of Business of Cannabis

As we turn the calendar into May, it’s amazing to the team at Business of Cannabis that we are only 5 months out from our launch event at Dentons in late November. And what a 5 months is has been!

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Rebecca Brown, Crowns Creative

BofC Chief Marketing Officer connected with Rebecca Brown, Crowns Creative art director, strategist and project manager. Read more about Crowns Creative in this Strategy Online story.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Hugh O’Beirne, President, New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association

Hugh O'Beirne, the President of the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association (NJCIA) joined Business of Cannabis for an interview (taped on 4/20) to talk about New Jersey and the latest news on the regulatory and business fronts.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Corey Herscu, RNMKR PR

We caught up quickly with Corey Herscu, Founder and CEO of RNMKR PR, to talk about his 4/20 event featuring key leaders in the Canadian cannabis sector - including John Prentice of Ample Organics, Matei Olaru of Lift, John Fowler of Supreme, Michael Garbuz of CannaRoyalty, Daniel Pearlstein of Canopy Rivers and Irie Selkirk of Emblem.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Arthur de Cordova, Managing Director, Ziel

Business of Cannabis sat down with Arthur de Cordova - the Managing Director of Ziel. Ziel’s technology - Apex - addresses the need for yeast and mold control in the final dried flower product.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Sean Dollinger, Namaste Technologies

We are pleased to be joined by Sean Dollinger, the CEO of Namaste Technology. Namaste is being hailed as the Amazon of the cannabis space, as it is the now the world's largest e-commerce seller of cannabis-related products.

May 17, 2018

BofC joins Business News Network to talk about marketing regulations

Jay Rosenthal, president of the Business of Cannabis, spoke with BNN about Ottawa's recent update on cannabis marketing, which includes new rules around packaging and celebrity endorsements.

May 17, 2018

BofC joined The Morning News with Gord Gillies, 770 CHQR Calgary

Business of Cannabis President Jay Rosenthal joined The Morning News with Gord Gillies on 770 CHQR in Calgary on March 6, 2018 to talk about the future of the black market of cannabis in Canada.

May 17, 2018

Business of Cannabis: A Brand for Business

When we launched Business of Cannabis in November 2017, we knew, that like the rest of the industry, we were entering into relatively unchartered territory.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Week in Review with Jason Moscovici, Robic

Business of Cannabis was pleased to be joined by Jason Moscovici of Robic law firm out of Montreal.

May 17, 2018

The cannabis industry must earn the trust of Canadians // BofC & Ample Organics

Ample Organics' President and CEO John Prentice and Business of Cannabis Co-Founder and President Jay Rosenthal co-authored an article for The Globe and Mail regarding the industry's responsibility over the coming year.

May 17, 2018

Business of Cannabis joins Metro Morning

Business of Cannabis Co-Founder and President Jay Rosenthal joined CBC Metro Morning to talk about the latest research conducted with Human Resources Professionals Association and Public Services Health and Safety Association.

May 17, 2018

BofC Speaks with The Andrew Lawton Show

of Cannabis Co-Founder and President Jay Rosenthal spoke with Andrew Lawton on The Andrew Lawton Show on AM980 CFPL today to talk about the latest research from the Human Resources Professionals Association, Public Services Health and Safety Association and Business of Cannabis regarding workplace readiness for legalization.