Meet the Industry with Todd Palcic, President, Thar Process from MJBizCon 2019
Todd Palcic, President of Thar Process, joined Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis to talk about their certified GMP extraction facilities. Palcic talked about their belief in People, Planet, Profit - and what that means to their employees and consumers.
Meet the Industry with Brian Coutts, A&L Canada Laboratories from MJBizCon 2019
Brian Coutts from A&L Canada Laboratories joined Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis to talk about the foundational role A&L plays in the sector. Coutts discussed the range of testing services they offer in the cannabis value chain - from growers to QA.
Meet the Industry with Keith Merker, CEO, WeedMD from MJBizCon 2019
Keith Merker, CEO of WeedMD, joined Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis to talk about their acquisition of Starseed and the challenging time the industry is facing currently. He talked about the three main components of a successful cannabis company - 1. products, 2. distribution, and 3. fiscal stability.
Meet the Industry with Jon Kamin, Chief Revenue Officer, Lift & Co. from MJBizCon 2019
Jon Kamin, Chief Revenue Officer of Lift&Co., joined Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis to talk about their market data and analysis product, Cohesion, and what it will mean to companies and brands in Canada.
Meet the Industry with Jonathan Rubin, New Leaf Data Services from MJBizCon 2019
Jonathan Rubin from New Leaf Data Services stopped to talk with Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis to talk about the wholesale benchmark pricing network. Their price-reporting agency is being used for insurance, pricing for long-term negotiations and an array of other transactions.
Meet the Industry with Niel Marotta, CEO, INDIVA from MJBizCon 2019
Niel Marotta is the CEO of Indiva, a Canadian licensed producer. Indiva's business strategy has been heavily weighted toward Cannabis 2.0 products and Marotta shared insights on the cusp of 2.0 products being released in Canada in December 2019.
Meet the Industry with Gary Allen, COO, New Frontier Data from MJBizCon 2019
Gary Allen from New Frontier Data joined Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis to talk about the important role data is playing in the emerging cannabis sector. As well, Allen spoke about how the industry is becoming smarter in real time with how, when and where data is deployed.
Meet the Industry with Ray Gracewood, Sr. VP, Organigram from MJBizCon 2019
Ray Gracewood of Organigram joined Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis to talk about Cannabis 2.0 products and what they mean for Organigram, consumer choice and the industry overall.
Meet the Industry with Stephen Ziegler, CERPSA from MJBizCon 2019
Stephen Ziegler, the founder of the Center for Effective Regulatory Policy & Safe Access, joined Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis to talk about his organization and the thoughtful approach to drug policy he is trying to usher in.
Meet the Industry with Barry Davidson, 3|Sixty Secure from MJBizCon 2019
Barry Davidson with 3|Sixty Secure (at the time of filming) joined Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis to talk about how quickly the industry is shifting and what it means for the work he and his firm do.
Meet the Industry with Mitchell Osak of MNP from MJBizCon 2019
Mitchell Osak of MNP shared his insights into where the cannabis industry stands today and where it is going tomorrow. Osak shared his optimistic thoughts about where the cannabis industry is headed in 2020.
Meet the Industry with Jake Neiman of POPCANN from MJBizCon 2019
Jake Neiman from POPCANN stopped by to speak with Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis to discuss their unique, modular cannabis retail structure and what it would mean for underserved and hard-to-reach cannabis markets.
BofC Live with Andrew Wilder of Torkin Manes
Andrew Wilder of Torkin Manes joined Jay Rosenthal on #BofCLive to talk about his firm's event on February 4, 2020 focused on educating would-be cannabis retailers about the full scope of considerations - legal and otherwise.
Meet the Industry with Asif Khan of GroundLevel Insights from MJBizCon 2019
Asif Khan of GroundLevel Insights joined Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis to talk about location-based marketing overall and what it means for cannabis companies.
Meet the Industry with MacKenzie Ferguson & Evan Adcock of Verda Innovations from MJBizCon 2019
The team from Verda Innovations dropped by to speak with Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis to talk about their online cannabis ordering and delivery technology platform. MacKenzie Ferguson and Evan Adcock described their respective entrance into the cannabis sector.
#BofCLive with Robert Tyrie, FoliEdge Academy, Aleafia Health
Robert Tyrie of FoliEdge Academy joined Jay Rosenthal for BofC Live to talk about the FoliEdge Academy training program, their unique partnership with Seneca College and provided an offer specifically for Business of Cannabis viewers/listeners. For more information, email Robert at firstname.lastname@example.org and say that you heard about the program on Business of Cannabis.
MN Cannabis Conversations with John Dugas, CEO, Superior Extractions LLC
Jason Tarasek of Minnesota Cannabis Law sits down for a Minnesota Cannabis Conversation with John Dugas of Superior Extractions during MJBizCon 2019. Superior Extractions is an extraction company based in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. The conversation included Superior Extractions start-up story, but delved into the value of allowing farmers to remediate 'hot hemp' in order to bring down overall THC content in the hemp crop.Find all Minnesota Cannabis Conversations where ever you find your podcasts.
Meet the Industry with Nathan Daschle of The Daschle Group from MJBizCon 2019
Nathan Daschle of The Daschle Group joined Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis to talk about how, when and where legalization may occur in the US, with special emphasis on the federal government, where Daschle is based.
Business of Cannabis joins the Kitchener Today with Brian Bourke Show to talk Cannabis 2.0
BofC co-founder and president Jay Rosenthal joined the Kitchener Today with Brian Bourke Show on 570 NEWS to talk about Cannabis 2.0 products being available through the Ontario Cannabis Store starting on January 15, 2020.
Meet the Industry with Charles Alovisetti of Vicente Sederberg LLP from MJBizCon 2019
Charles Alovisetti of Vicente Sederberg talked about how he joined the preeminent cannabis law firm in the US. Alovisetti also talked about the boom of hemp and CBD in the US following the passage of the US Farm Bill in 2018.
Meet the Industry with Sahar Ayinehsazian of Vicente Sederberg LLP from MJBizCon 2019
Vicente Sederberg is a leading, Colorado-based law firm that has been focused on the cannabis industry since the earliest days of legalization in that state. Since then, they have developed a national presence in the industry - which is what brought Sahar Ayinehsazian, from their Los Angeles, California office, into the Canada's Cannabis Scene booth at MJBizCon 2019 to talk about issues of banking and finance in the US and how it impacts the industry.
Meet the Industry with Chris Budd of Isolocity + Jason Fowler of Akerna from MJBizCon 2019
Chris Budd and Jason Fowler discussed how their integrated technologies - Isolocity and Akera - work together to make cannabis companies compliant and efficient.
Meet the Industry with Jeannette Vander Marel former CEO of Beleave from MJBizCon 2019
Jeannette VanderMarel, who at the time of the interview was the CEO of Beleave, joined Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis to talk about the challenges of the Canadian industry and the changes ahead.
Meet the Industry with Sherri Altshuler, Aird & Berlis LLP from MJBizCon 2019
Sherri Altshuler from Aird & Berlis LLP joined Jay Rosenthal from Business of Cannabis to talk about how cannabis capital markets have changed dramatically from 2018 to 2019.
BofC Live with Andrea Dobbs of the Village Bloomery
Having made the transition from the legacy market to the newly regulated market, Village Bloomery in Vancouver, BC is a retail cannabis shop with a deep history. That history has allowed the co-founders, Jeremy Jacob and Andrea Dobbs, to continue to serve a diverse and loyal audience, but also have a unique perspective on what is good, and very challenging, about the current industry. In this conversation, Andrea Dobbs shares her perspective about how the regulated cannabis retail and consumer experience could be improved and what her customers - both old and new - are saying about the current state of affairs.
Business of Cannabis joins Breakfast Television to talk Cannabis 2.0
Jay Rosenthal, co-founder and President of Business of Cannabis, joined Mimi Lam of Superette and Megan McRae of Aphria to discuss Cannabis 2.0 roll out in Canada.
Meet the Industry with Pete Souchen and Sean Homuth of Northbud from MJBizCon 2019
Pete and Sean of Northbud spoke with Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis to talk about their 25,000 square foot facility and their strategy to build in a low-cost area and target US-based operations and emerging North American markets.
Meet the Industry with Paul Pedersen with Nextleaf Solutions from MJBizCon 2019
Paul Pedersen of Nextleaf Solutions joined Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis to talk about how focusing on one aspect of the supply chain has paid off for his company. As well, Pedersen talked about the important role IP has played in his company's development.
BofC Live from MJBizCon 2019 with MNP, CSE, Aird + Berlis and MGO | ELLO - Capital Markets and Cannabis Today
In this BofC Live podcast, team members from MNP, the Canadian Securities Exchange, Aird + Berlis and MGO | Ello sat down with Business of Cannabis to get a sense of where the industry is today and where it is going in the future as it relates to cannabis capital markets.
BofC Live from MJBizCon 2019 with MNP, CSE, Aird + Berlis and MGO | ELLO - Industry Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
This BofC Live podcast includes team members from MNP, the Canadian Securities Exchange, Aird + Berlis and MGO | Ello who provide a sense of where the industry is today and where it is going in the future - especially as it relates to the US market and how, and if, that impacts the Canadian and global markets.
Meet the Industry with Mert Guler of PRL from MJBizCon 2019
Mert Guler of PRL - a commercial insurance company providing services to the cannabis industry. Guler joined Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis to talk about the significant challenges facing the industry with regards to insurance and the implications to the sector overall.
BofC Live with Jeremy Jacob of Village Bloomery
Having made the transition from the legacy market to the newly regulated market, Village Bloomery in Vancouver, BC is a retail cannabis shop with a deep history. That history has allowed the co-founders, Jeremy Jacob and Andrea Dobbs, to continue to serve a diverse and loyal audience, but also have a unique perspective on what is good, and very challenging, about the current industry. In this conversation, Jeremy Jacob shares some of this perspective - both from his role at the Village Bloomery, but also as the President of the Association of Canadian Cannabis Retailers.
Meet the Industry with Alison Gordon, 48North from MJBizCon 2019
Alison Gordon of 48North joined Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis to talk about marketing in the cannabis sector, the history of MJBizCon and a maturing industry and what insightful market research will mean to brands and the industry as a whole.
Meet the Industry with Ethan Zohn from MJBizCon 2019
Ethan Zohn joined Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis to talk about his life on Survivor, as a cancer survivor, his role in creating social good from soccer and how he aims to do the same from the cannabis industry.
Meet the Industry with Dahlia Mertens, Mary Jane's Medicinals from MJBizCon 2019
Dahlia Mertens of Mary Jane's Medicinals joined Business of Cannabis during MJBizCon 2019 to talk about her Telluride, Colorado-based topicals company. Specifically, about her start-up story, how she approaches her business and the future of the industry.
Meet the Industry with James Silver, Agritainer Technologies from MJBizCon 20219
James Silver from Agritainer Technologies stopped by Business of Cannabis about their "fog-ponic" technology. Agritainer's technology grow plants in air and receive their nutrients through the air.
Meet the Industry with Steve Gormley, International Cannabrands from MJBizCon 2019
Steve Gormley of International Cannabrands stopped by to talk about the brands they are building. Specifically, why International Cannabrands is focused on building brands in the California market. International Cannabrands trades under the ticker GEATF on the Canadian Securites Exchange.
Meet the Industry with Jonathan Havens of Saul, Ewing, Arnstein & Lehr LLP from MJBizCon 2019
Jonathan Havens of law firm Saul, Ewing, Arnstein and Lehr LLP stopped by to talk with Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis about the implementation of the US Farm Bill on hemp production and regulation, future US Department of Agriculture regulations as well as how US states are approaching legalization, especially on the East Coast.
Meet the Industry with Anthony "Sully" Sullivan and Dave Christian of MontKush from MJBizCon 2019
Anthony "Sully" Sullivan and Dave Christian of MontKush stopped by the Canada's Cannabis Scene booth to talk about their "fresh squeezed CBD" company, based in Vermont. Sully and Dave also spoke about their docu-series following the start-up and growth of their company.
Meet the Industry with Terry Donnelly, Hill Street Beverage Company from MJBizCon 2019
Terry Donnelly of Hill Street Beverage Company spoke with Jay Rosenthal and Business of Cannabis about Cannabis 2.0 products hitting the shelves, including beverages. Donnelly spoke about industry's $7 billion investment in beverages in Canada - and what that means for the Canadian industry and to his business specifically.
Meet the Industry with Bruce Linton from MJBizCon 2019
Bruce Linton, former co-CEO of Canopy Growth, stopped by the Canada's Cannabis Scene booth to talk about the history of MJBizCon, the maturation of the industry, the future of cannabis in Canada - including clinic trials and the future of other plant-based medicines - including psychedelics.
Meet the Industry with Neal Levine, Cannabis Trade Federation from MJBizCon 2019
Neal Levine from the Cannabis Trade Federation joined Jay Rosenthal from Business of Cannabis to talk about their trade association in the US. As a start-up federation of the largest brands and multi-state operators in the US, they are working to create as much legislation passed as possible as quickly as possible at the Federal level.
Meet the Industry with Jack Grover of Grove Bags from MJBizCon 2019
Jack Grover of Grove Bags joined Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis to talk about sustainable packaging and the differentiator it can mean for cannabis brands. His Cleveland-based packaging company is focused on flexible packaging in servicing his clients.
Minnesota Cannabis Conversations with Ben Levitz of Studio On Fire
Jason Tarasek of Minnesota Cannabis Law sits down for a Minnesota Cannabis Conversation with Ben Levitz of Studio On Fire during MJBizCon 2019. Studio On Fire is a design and packaging company based in St. Paul, Minnesota that has done some groundbreaking and beautiful work in the cannabis sector. Ben's perspective on the sector - and MJBizCon 2019 itself - makes for a compelling conversation.
Meet the Industry with Liz Conners, Headset from MJBizCon 2019
At #MJBizCon2019, Business of Cannabis joined MNP, MGO Ello, Aird + Berlis and the Canadian Securities Exchange inside their Canada’s Cannabis Scene booth to conduct conversations about the state of the industry. Liz Conners from Headset - a data and analytics company focused in the cannabis space. Conners spoke with Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis about what Headset has learned about products that are no inhaled.
Meet the Industry with Frank Qi, Mary Ag from MJBizCon 2019
At #MJBizCon2019, Business of Cannabis joined MNP, MGO Ello, Aird + Berlis and the Canadian Securities Exchange inside their Canada’s Cannabis Scene booth to conduct conversations about the state of the industry. Frank Qi, the founder and CEO of Mary Ag stopped by to speak with Jay Rosenthal to talk about Mary Ag's beautifully-designed grow box.
Meet the Industry with Erich Mauff, President, Jushi from #MJBizCon 2019
At #MJBizCon2019, Business of Cannabis joined MNP, MGO Ello, Aird + Berlis and the Canadian Securities Exchange inside their Canada’s Cannabis Scene booth to conduct conversations about the state of the industry. Founder + President of Jushi, Erich Mauff sat down with Jay Rosenthal to talk about the origins of Jushi as well as the status and future of cannabis legalization in the United States. Specifically, calling newly legal markets as trying to put the "elephant through the key hold".
Meet the Industry with David Danziger, MNP from MJBizCon 2019
At #MJBizCon2019, Business of Cannabis joined MNP, MGO Ello, Aird + Berlis and the Canadian Securities Exchange inside their Canada’s Cannabis Scene booth to conduct conversations about the state of the industry. In this conversation, we were joined by David Danziger of MNP about how MJBizCon 2019 differed from 2018 and 2019, and what that difference says about the industry.
Meet the Industry with David Mangone, The Liaison Group + National Roundtable from MJBizCon 2019
At #MJBizCon2019, Business of Cannabis joined MNP, MGO Ello, Aird + Berlis and the Canadian Securities Exchange inside their Canada’s Cannabis Scene booth to conduct conversations about the state of the industry. David Mangone of The Liaison Group and the National Cannabis Roundtable on the status of cannabis in the US from a federal perspective and what 2020 may hold.
Business of Cannabis joins the Cannabis Update Podcast
Jay Rosenthal, co-founder and president of Business of Cannabis, joined the Cannabis Update Podcast to talk about the start-up story of Business of Cannabis and how + what he entered the sector.
Welcome to BofC's New Podcast - Minnesota Cannabis Conversations
Minnesota Cannabis Conversations explores the people, policies and companies shaping the emerging industry in Minnesota. Minnesota Cannabis Conversations is hosted by Jason Tarasek of Minnesota Cannabis Law and produced and distributed by Business of Cannabis. In this first episode, Business of Cannabis co-founder and president Jay Rosenthal and Jason Tarasek of Minnesota Cannabis Law sit down at MJBizCon 2019 to introduce Minnesota Cannabis Conversations.
BofC Live with Chris Walsh, CEO, Marijuana Business Daily from MJBizCon 2019
Held annually in Las Vegas, MJBizCon is largest B2B cannabis business conference and expo in the world. Business of Cannabis was on hand to connect with key leaders in the sector to gain insight and perspective on the current state of the industry. Chris Walsh, the newly-announced CEO of Marijuana Business Daily joined Business of Cannabis for a conversation from the show.
3 Thoughts About Cannabis 2.0 Roll-Out in Ontario
This morning, Business of Cannabis was invited to take a peek behind the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) curtain at 2.0 products about to be released to Ontarians. Here are a few first thoughts about what we saw and heard from the OCS:
On A High podcast year-end recap
On A High podcast hosts Donna Bishop and Michelle Bilodeau recap Season 1 of the podcast, including six trends that caught their eye and their favourite three episodes of the season.
BofC x MNP | Anand Beejan, MNP
Meet the Industry presented in partnership with MNP. Anand Beejan, who leads MNP’s services for Cannabis companies, discusses the challenges of going public in the cannabis market, primarily related to preparedness.
BofC Live with Matt Maurer, Torkin Manes from MJBizCon 2019
Matt Maurer is a leading cannabis attorney in Canada and a partner at Torkin Manes in Toronto. In the wake of a lackluster year of cannabis retail in the Province of Ontario, an announcement was made on December 12, 2019 that a new approach was being executed in the Province. Maurer has digested the new approach and joined us the following day while at MJBizCon 2019 to talk to Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis about the new approach and what it means for Ontario, for would-be retailers and for the Canadian cannabis sector overall.
BofC Live with Cassandra Farrington, Marijuana Business Daily from MJBizCon 2019
Cassandra Farrington is a global leader in the cannabis sector. As the co-founder of Marijuana Business Daily, she oversaw the growth and success of the both the publication and the industry-leading conference and expo: MJBizCon. Farrington joined Business of Cannabis'Jay Rosenthal to talk about the current state of the industry, how MJBizCon has grown and the business success story that is MJBiz Daily.
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