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.
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.
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
Papers Issue 2 | A Rolling Guide to the Business of Cannabis
Papers Issue Two, The End of Prohibition Issue is now available on Issuu.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Papers | A Rolling Guide to the Business of Cannabis
We're excited to share that our first issue of Papers is now live.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BofC // Week in Review with Michael Garbuz, CannaRoyalty
As Business of Cannabis heads into February, there is no shortage of things to talk about Canadian cannabis sector and we were lucky to have Michael Garbuz from CannaRoyalty join us this afternoon to look at the Week that was.