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...
Exploring Planet 13 Las Vegas from a Canadian Perspective
Yesterday, the Business of Cannabis team descended on Las Vegas for MJBizCon - the world’s largest cannabis business conference. As we settled in, there was another “largest” that we were keen to explore: Planet 13, dubbed as the “world’s biggest weed shop”. Since many of our Canadian friends have spent the better part of a year lamenting the state of cannabis retail in Canada - we thought we would share some top line comparisons between Planet 13 and retail cannabis in Canada. Interestingly, the place was swimming with Canadian cannabis people, doing the same comparisons we were, including at least one LP CEO.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BofC x MNP | Alexandre Poulin, Gayonica-Educateur Cannabis
The Meet the Industry series is presented in partnership with MNP. In this interview, Brett Chang sits down with Alexandre Poulin, from Gayonica, who explains his focus on 2 areas in the cannabis industry: extraction/purification and industry education, he also tells us a little about the history and chemistry of cannabis as well.
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.
BofC x MNP | Jason Moscovici, ROBIC
The Meet the Industry series is presented in partnership with MNP. In this interview, Jason Moscovici, who leads the Cannabis team at ROBIC, S.E.N.C.R.L. / LLP discusses intellectual property and the focus on extraction in the industry.
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.
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.
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.
BofC x MNP | John Mavridis, Plena Global Holdings
This Meet the Industry series is presented in partnership with MNP. In this interview, John Mavridis tells us about Plena Global and their strategy of growing their medical cannabis in Columbia and Peru.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Melinda Rombouts and Ivan Ross Vrana of Eve & Co talk about cultivating at scale and the focus of their brand
Melinda Rombouts and Ivan Ross Vrana dropped by the studio to talk with Jay Rosenthal about Melinda being awarded a Women of Influence award, their million square foot greenhouse and what it is like operating as a public company in this highly regulated industry.
Dan Sutton of Tantalus Labs talks about growing quality BC cannabis and remaining a privately held company
Dan Sutton of Tantalus Labs stopped by the studio to talk about what it means for the company to be carried by the Ontario Cannabis Store as well as retailers in Ontario. The Maple Ridge, BC licensed producer has positioned itself as a cultivator of premium cannabis - and as a privately-held company, it has bucked the trend of accessing the public capital markets. Sutton is a significant, and not shy, voice in the Canadian cannabis sector.
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.
BofC Live from Superette
Business of Cannabis will be live streaming from the Superette shop in Ottawa, Ontario.
Rudi Schiebel of Habitat explains how they are growing craft cannabis using "nutrients" from coho salmon
Habitat is a microcultivator based in Shuswap, British Columbia growing in a truly unique way: using Coho Salmon as a source of nutrients for their craft cannabis plants. The salmon and the cannabis are both premium products and will enter the marketplace separately, yet inextricably linked. Learn more about Habitat at http://habitat.life
Aaron Salz of Stoic Advisory talks about the state of cannabis capital markets and what the future may hold
Aaron Salz - one of the most insightful and well-regarded financial minds in the cannabis industry, joined BofC Live to talk about his background in the sector, what he sees for the future and how cannabis capital markets are not the same as the business of cannabis.
Sarah Tahor of Can Innovations talks about Israel, Canada and global cannabis innovation
Sarah Tahor, CEO of Can Innovations came by the BofC Live studio to talk about her work to build bridges and partnerships between Israeli cannabis companies and those doing business in Canada. Can Innovations was a partner in the Business of Cannabis Cannabis + Technology event in September.
Noah Shopsowitz of WeedLocka talks about his uniquely-designed, smell-proof cannabis holder
Noah Shopsowitz is the founder of WeedLocka - a cannabis storage device. It is designed to be smell-proof, recyclable and easy to use. He joined BofC Live to talk about the device, the company, the approach and how it fits within the Canadian cannabis landscape.
Jenn Larry of CBD Strategy Group describes what it's like to be in Jamaica with Steve DeAngelo and Abi Roach
Jenn Larry of CBD Strategy Group joined Business of Cannabis for BofC Live to talk about her experience traveling to Jamaica and Nevada and what she learned about those cannabis communities and markets that are important for Canadians to understand. As well, as a Quebec-based business, she discussed how that Province has viewed and regulated cannabis.
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.
INDIVA CEO Niel Marotta talks about launching products into the Legalization 2.0 framework
Niel Marotta of INDIVA joined Jay Rosenthal on BofC Live to talk about the how INDIVA has been preparing for Legalization 2.0 since the legislation for Legalization 1.0 was passed. As well, the two touch on Bhang chocolates as well as how INDIVA plans to provide pre-roll services to Supreme.
Andrew Grieve, CEO of Zenabis talks about their contract cultivation partnership with Tantalus and their recent stock offering
Andrew Grieve is the CEO of Zenabis and he joined Business of Cannabis to talk about their agreement to grow Tantalus Labs genetics on contract as well as their stock offering to current shareholders - which has been the topic of conversation among those that follow publicly traded cannabis companies.
Live from the Red Carpet of the Canadian Cannabis Awards
The Business of Cannabis team will have red carpet coverage of the 2019 Canadian Cannabis Awards, celebrating the people, companies and products that make the Canadian cannabis industry great.
Karina Karassev of Responsible Cannabis Use focuses on educating Canadians about cannabis rules, policies and responsible use
Responsible Use Cannabis is a cannabis education company bringing critical details about how cannabis use impacts workplaces and driving. They have done compelling research about how much (or little) Canadians know about the rules and policies around cannabis and have created an education tool for cannabis retailers. Karina Karassev is Responsible Cannabis Use's Chief Operating Officer.
Jo Vos of Leafly talks about creating a visual language for cannabis consumers
Jo Vos is the Managing Director of Leafly in Canada. She joined BofC Live to talk about Leafly’s new visual language to help cannabis consumers understand and make informed decisions about cannabis. The visual language launched in early October has been making positive waves across the sector ever since.
Ryan Lalonde of Buddi on the importance of educating consumers in the legal cannabis market
Ryan Lalonde joined Business of Cannabis to talk about how Buddi is helping consumers in the retail environment explore products and make informed choices. Buddi is at the heart of creating a valuable and informative experience for consumers - critical in the highly regulated cannabis retail market in Canada.
Chris Milan of NexTec Group talks about now ERP can support rapidly growing, cannabis cultivation and processing companies
Chris Milan is a VP at NexTec Group - an ERP, CRM and BI company. They have utilized their platform to go beyond seed-to-sale tracking in the cannabis sector to providing a more full-service offering to cannabis companies.
Andrew Wilson on how GrowerIQ approaches their tech from the view of a Master Grower
GrowerIQ is a cannabis cultivation platform that looks at their services from the perspective of a master grower. Andrew Wilson is the Chief Operating Officer and joined Jay Rosenthal to talk about their solutions, how they approach their work and how his unique background is providing insights into his work in the cannabis sector.
Tanner Stewart of Stewart Farms + Need to Grow talks about sustainable agriculture, cannabis and working with Rosario Dawson
Tanner Stewart is both the founder of Stewart Farms - a cannabis company based in New Brunswick and an Executive Producer of documentary The Need to Grow. Tanner joined Jay Rosenthal of @bofc_canada to talk about both his passion for cannabis and his passion for The Need to Grow film.
Exploring the European cannabis market with Stephen Murphy, Co-Founder + CEO, NOBL Group
Stephen Murphy is the co-founder + CEO of NOBL - the company behind European Cannabis Week, Cannabis Europa and Prohibition Partners. Together, these brands are driving cannabis knowledge and insight into the European cannabis market. As well, Cannabis Europa is bringing their programming to Toronto on November 5th and New York City on November 7th.
BofC Live with Daniel Davidzon, EuroLife Brands
Daniel Davidzon joined us from EuroLife Brands, the company behind Cannvas.me. Business of Cannabis connected with EuroLife Brands to talk about their entrance into the European and South American markets and what the future holds for cannabis education.
8 “Teachable” Things from Year 1 of Legalization
It has been a year since adult-use, recreational cannabis became legal in Canada. It hasn’t been perfect. But, like any good teacher or parent would say, it has been a year-long ‘teachable moment’. So, this week, the one year anniversary of cannabis legalization, it’s a good time to share some thoughts about what we have learned as a country, an industry and what the future may hold.
BofC Live with Eric Foster, Dentons | Why Innovation (Not Cultivation) Will Be Canada's Cannabis Legacy
For over 2 years, Eric Foster has been leading a team at Dentons working in the cannabis space, both in Canada and around the world. He has seen first hand how the industry has shifted and grown. He sat down with Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis to talk about his experience and about partnering on Cannabis + Technology, presented by Business of Cannabis.
BofC Live with Max Zavet, Robes Cannabis | The Importance of Genetics in the Canadian Cannabis Landscape
Maxim Zavet was the founder of Emblem and now launched Robes. He has deep knowledge and experience in the cannabis sector. Robes is looking to fill a gap in the sector whereby they locate and provide unique and high-quality genetics to producers. He joined Business of Cannabis to talk about the sector and how he sees the industry rolling out for patients and consumers overall.
Cannabis + Technology Event Recap by CSE
Conversations about innovation and technological advancements in the cannabis industry were in full flow at Business of Cannabis Presents: Cannabis + Technology, which took place on September 27th at the iconic Steam Whistle Brewing in Toronto. Tune in now for CSE CEO Richard Carleton’s insights into the rapid growth of the CSE in relation to the cannabis industry (2:10), and to hear from Jay Rosenthal, Business of Cannabis’ Co-Founder and President, as he discusses the goals of the event and how it ties into the company’s purpose
Business of Cannabis Opens the Market
On Thursday, September 26th - in anticipation of Cannabis + Technology presented by Business of Cannabis - the Canadian Securities Exchange welcomed the BofC team to ring the opening bell.
Business of Cannabis joins Moment of Truth with David Moses on ELMNT FM
Jay Rosenthal, co-founder and president of Business of Cannabis joined David Moses' show, Moment of Truth on ELMNT FM.
BofC Live with Brad Mahon, Mount Royal University
Brad Mahon is the Dean of Continuing Education at Mount Royal University. Mount Royal University is one of the institutions across the country offering the cannabis education curriculum built by Kwantlen Polytechnic University. As well, Mount Royal University is a partner in Cannabis + Technology on Friday, Sept. 27 in Toronto. We connected with Brad to talk about the opportunities in the sector, the education needed fill those opportunities and how schools like his are helping train the future workforce of the cannabis sector.
BofC Live with Chris Budd, President, Isolocity
Chris Budd is the CEO of Isolocity - a GMP and ISO compliance software company focused in the cannabis space. Isolocity is a partner for Cannabis + Technology on September 27. This conversation explored the origins of Isolocity and the role it plays with companies, especially as the industry expands globallly.
BofC Live with Fern Glowinsky, CEO, Merrco
Fern Glowinsky, CEO of Merrco - a payment services company - joined BofC Live to talk about the critical role compliant and secure payments play in the cannabis sector in Canada. Merrco is a partner for Cannabis + Technology on Sept. 27, 2019.
BofC Live with John Prentice, CEO, Ample Organics
John Prentice is a long-time leader in the Canadian cannabis sector - having launched the pre-eminent Canadian seed-to-sale tracking company. Now, Ample integrates clinics, analytics and training into their platform. Ample is a long-time partner of Business of Cannabis - and will join BofC at Cannabis + Technology on Sept. 27, 2019.
BofC Live with Nick Murray, CEO, AdvancedCare
Nick Murray is the CEO of AdvancedCare. AdvancedCare develops mobile solutions for healthcare providers and facilities to enhance patient care, improve health outcomes and follow-up, increase operational efficiency, and enforce safety standards. AdvancedCare is a partner in Cannabis + Technology on Sept. 27, 2019 in Toronto.
BofC Live with Michelle Arbus, VP ofResearch, Strainprint Technologies
Michelle Arbus is the VP/Research at Strainprint Technologies. As such, she oversees research products and helps understand, both from a patient and researcher perspective, how, when, why and what patients are using to treat conditions and indications. Strainprint is a partner for Cannabis + Technology on September 27, 2019 in Toronto.
BofC Live with Jon Kamin, Chief Revenue Officer, Lift&Co
Jon Kamin stopped by the studio to talk about Lift&Co.’s new product, Cohesion. Cohesion aims to provide data and insight into consumer preference to inform business decisions for cannabis brands and companies. Lift&Co. is a partner for Cannabis + Technology presented by Business of Cannabis on Sept. 27, 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.
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.
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.
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.)
BofC Live with Sarah Seale, Pineapple Express Delivery
Pineapple Express Delivery is a pioneering company in terms of same-day delivery of medical cannabis. The company was founded by medical cannabis patients and Pineapple Express Delivery is solving both patient and business challenges. They are also a partner in the Cannabis + Technology event on September 27, 2019 in Toronto.
BofC Live with Robert W.E. Laurie, Ad Lucem Law Corporation
Robert W.E. Laurie, a long time legal advisor and advocate for the long-stranding cannabis industry in Vancouver, joined BofC Live to talk about the future of cannabis on First Nations’ land as well as the future of psychedelics in Canada. Ad Lucem Law Corporation is a partner in Cannabis + Technology on September 27 - being presented by Business of Cannabis in Toronto.
BofC Live with Drummond Munro, Superette
The cannabis retailer Superette has been the talk of the cannabis industry since launching April 2019 in the heart of Ottawa. The team at Superette has created an immersive, engaging and extremely popular retail experience. Drummond Munro is the co-founder and president of Superette and joined BofC in studio to talk about the experience thus far and what Ontario could be doing better/faster to enhance the cannabis retail experience.
BofC Live with Megan Henderson, HelloMD
Megan Henderson is the Director of Business Development at HelloMD. HelloMD is also a partner of Business of Cannabis for Cannabis + Technology. She joined BofC Live to talk about how HelloMD can ease patient pain - both for the patient and for companies with which they partner.
BofC Live with Paul Pedersen, Nextleaf Solutions
Paul Pedersen is the co-founder and CEO of Nextleaf Solutions, an extraction-only cannabis company based in Vancouver, BC. Traded under the symbol OILS on the CSE, Nextleaf Solutions has set itself apart in the sector by securing unique IP - including 5 US patents.
BofC Live with Jason Moscovici, ROBIC | Cannabis + Technology
Jason Moscovici is an attorney at ROBIC who specializes in IP law - including as it pertains to cannabis. He is a well-regarded attorney in the sector and a frequent commentator and trusted expert. He joined BofC Live in advance of the Cannabis + Technology event presented by Business of Cannabis.
BofC LIve with Ivan Ross Vrána, Eve & Co.
Ivan Ross Vrana is the VP for Government Relations and Business Development for Eve & Co. He dropped by the studio to discuss his background at Health Canada, his work at H&K Strategies and his new role at Eve & Co.
BofC Live with Dr. Guy Chamberland, CEO, Tetra Bio-Pharma
Dr. Guy Chamberland is the CEO of Tetra Bio-Pharma, a leader in drug discovery and development for cannabinoid-based therapeutics. The company has been a partner of Business of Cannabis for our Medical Cannabis Week - specifically about the good work being done in Atlantic Canada. Chamberland joined BofCLive to talk about recently announced agreement with Thorne Research and Onegevity Health to form a new joint venture: CB2 Therapeutics.
BofC Live with Tamara Lilien, CannaLily Consulting
Tamara Lilien is consultant, cannabis sommelier, educator and curator - and heads up CannaLily Consulting. She joined BofC Live to talk about all things cannabis, cannabis education and how education in the sector is essential.
BofC Live with Albert Kim, CEO, Greenline POS
Greenline POS is a partner of Business of Cannabis for the Sept. 27, 2019 event: Cannabis + Technology. Greenline POS is a point of sale system for legal, Canadian, cannabis retailers and has been helping retailers adjust to a shifting and uncertain environment.
BofC Live with Keith Strachan, MediPharm Labs
Keith Strachan is the President and Co-Founder of MediPharm Labs - a leading extraction company based in Barrie, Ontario. MediPharm set out to fit a compelling need in the sector and is now seeing their planning and strategy paying off.
BofC Live with Michelle Arbus, Strainprint Technologies
Michelle Arbus heads up research at Strainprint. She joined BofC Live to provide updates about their research project regarding the use of medical cannabis to treat endometriosis.
BofC Live with Sarah Hanlon
Sarah Hanlon is well known for both her cannabis advocacy and winning Big Brother Canada. She stopped by BofC's studios to talk about her background, her vocal support of cannabis and why she loves the Hamilton Public Library.
BofC Live with David Gordon, Chief Corporate Officer, PharmaCielo
David Gordon the Chief Corporate Office of PharmaCielo joined Business of Cannabis to talk about the company receiving authority to export CBD isolate from Colombia, their major increase in extraction capacity and their planned acquisition of Creso Pharma.
BofC Live with Phil Pinfold, Nelson Cannabis Collective
Nelson, British Columbia is long known as the epicentre of premium cannabis cultivation. Phil Pinfold of the Nelson Cannabis Collective aims to create a co-cultivation facility to bring Nelson cannabis to the regulated Canadian cannabis market. Learn more about the Nelson Cannabis Collective.
BofC Live with Ken Weisbrod, Vice President, Business Development, Shoppers Drug Mart
Ken Weisbrod is the Vice President of Business Development of Shoppers Drug Mart and the head of Medical Cannabis by Shoppers Drug Mart. Weisbrod joined Business of Cannabis to talk about how Shoppers Drug Mart entered the medical cannabis space and what the future may hold for the company and its patients.
BofC Live with Jake Neiman, POPCANN
POPCANN is a compliant, mobile cannabis shop. Jake Neiman joined Jay Rosenthal from Business of Cannabis to talk about POPCANN and it’s future in the legal cannabis sector.
BofC Live with Malay Panchal, CEO, Pure Global Cannabis
Malay Panchal, founder and CEO of Pure Global Cannabis/PureSinse joined BofC Live to talk about his background as a pharmacist, how it informs his work at Pure Global Cannabis and their unique approach to cultivation and research that aims to set $PURE apart.
BofC Live with Jeremy Potvin, Weedbox
Jeremy Potvin of Weedbox joined BofC Live to talk about the Weedbox/Canada House partnership recently announced that includes both retail partnership and an investment from Canada House into Weedbox.
BofC Live with Alanna Sokic, Global Public Affairs
Alanna Sokic of Global Public Affairs joined BofC Live to discuss research conducted to identify the number of federal ridings that include legal cannabis facilities - be they cultivation, processing or retail. The conversation included discussion about the impact of cannabis on the upcoming federal election.
BofC Live with Joel Lacelle, Hearst Organic Cannabis Products
Joel Lacelle heads up Hearst Organic Cannabis Products - a newly minted microcultivator approved by Health Canada. Lacelle joined Business of Cannabis to talk about being among the first micro approved by Health Canada.
BofC Live with Megan Henderson, HelloMD
Megan Henderson just joined the team at HelloMD the cannabis education and engagement platform that recently partnered with Shoppers Drug Mart on patient engagement.
BofC Live with Mark Spear, Wildfire Collective
Mark Spear is the Founder and CEO of Wildfire Collective. He is a strong advocate for craft and outdoor grown cannabis. His conversation with Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis touches on his roots in the industry and the type of company he aims to build through Wildfire Collective.
Introducing Pitch Forward | A Collaboration Between Business of Cannabis and Leaf Forward
In concert with the team at Leaf Forward - the global launchpad for cannabis start-ups - Business of Cannabis is producing a new podcast series focused on early-stage cannabis start-ups and innovators.
BofC Live with Andrew Grieve, CEO, Zenabis $ZENA
Andrew Grieve, CEO of Zenabis, joined Jay Rosenthal for BofC Live to talk about their $30 million Prepaid Supply Agreement (PSA) with Tilray.
BofC Live with Will Stewart, Harvest One
Will Stewart joined Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis to discuss Legalization 2.0 and Legalization 3.0 in Canada as well as political implications of legalization as Canada heads into a federal election in October 2019.
BofC Live with Rebecca Brown, Crowns Creative
Rebecca Brown of Crowns Creative joined Business of Cannabis to discuss her cannabis travels and identifying cannabis trends.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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?"
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.
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.
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.