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Health + Wellness

January 14, 2019

BofC // Quick Hits with George Habib, Lung Association - Ontario

As cannabis use becomes more widespread, the Lung Association - Ontario and Tetra-Biopharma have partnered up to understand the impacts (and benefits?) of cannabis use on lungs. George Habib, the President and CEO of Lung Association - Ontario joined BofC to talk about the partnership, the need and what other health charities could be doing to explore, research and understand the impacts and benefits of cannabis.

January 9, 2019

BofC // Quick Hits with Michelle Arbus, Strainprint & Dr. Prutchi Sagiv, Gynica

Last week, Strainprint, a leader in cannabis data and analytics, announced a partnership with Israeli research leaders, Lumir Lab and Gynica to conduct the world's first international clinical study on the use of cannabis to treat endometriosis.

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 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.

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 // 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

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

Business of Cannabis // Introducing Medical Cannabis Week 2018

Inaugural event focused on Canadian patients, physicians, policy and innovation TORONTO, April 17, 2018 - With more than 260,000 Canadians having legal, medical access to cannabis, Medical Cannabis Week is a dedicated opportunity to engage in conversation about an alternative medicine touching a growing number of Canadians.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Bianca Sclera, CEO, Red-Eye Be Gone

One of the key topics of conversation in the Canadian cannabis sector is ancillary businesses in the sector. That’s why were pleased to be joined by the CEO of Red-Eye Be Gone - Bianca Sclera.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with James O’Hara, President & CEO, CFAMM

Today we had the benefit of connecting with James O’Hara, the newly announced President and CEO of CFAMM - Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana - which is a preeminent voice for medical cannabis patients in Canada.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Josh Campbell, President, dosist

Today Business of Cannabis was joined by Josh Campbell, the President of dosist, on what is a big day for them and for the Canadian cannabis industry. That’s because dosist announced a partnership today with Hiku Brands - the company formed by Tokyo Smoke and DOJA.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Strainprint

We caught up with Strainprint’s CEO Andrew Muroff and President & CTO David Berg to find out the latest on Strainprint Analytics and the implications for decision making in Ottawa.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Unity Marguerite Whittaker, BlyssCloud

Business of Cannabis connected with Unity Margueritte Whittaker, Creative Director and Co-Founder, at Blyss Cloud.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Dr. Adam Rothschild, PGH MMJ - A cannabis medicine physician prescribing in Pennsylvania

We spoke with Dr. Rothschild, we described how doctors are able to certify themselves to prescribe cannabis as well as why, he believes, physicians are resistant to prescribing cannabis to patients.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Ashleigh Brown, Strainprint

This week, Strainprint announced that Ashleigh Brown would be joining the Strainprint team Community Manager & Patient Liaison. Ashleigh’s own journey as a medical cannabis patient as well as the Founder of SheCann: Legal Medical Cannabis Empowering Canadian Women makes her an important hire for Strainprint, which is why we wanted to catch up with her for a Quick Hits interview.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Harrison Jordan

We were pleased to be joined by Harrison Jordan who is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, articling Lewin Segara LLP and understands well the nuances of regulatory environment of cannabis in Canada.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Dr. Luc Duchesne, Chief Scientific Officer, WeedMD

oday we were joined by Dr. Luc Duchesne, the Chief Scientific Officer at WeedMD. While the federal government recently announced a round of funding for cannabis research - most in the sector agree that more research should and could be done.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Janet Yale, President & CEO, The Arthritis Society

Today, we were joined by Janet Yale, President and CEO of The Arthritis Society. Janet previously served as executive vice president at TELUS, and president and CEO of the Canadian Cable Television Association, along with other c-suite roles in private, public and not-for-profit organizations.

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 visits Breakfast Television

This morning, Business of Cannabis Co-Founder and President Jay Rosenthal joined the Breakfast Television team to talk about how workplaces are preparing for legalization. (View video.)

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Jonathan Zaid, Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana

Jonathan Zaid, Founder and Executive Director of Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM), joined us to talk about his work at CFAMM, including the #Don'tTaxMedicine movement.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Douglas Emerson, The Arthritis Society

Arthritis is a leading cause of chronic pain in Canada - affecting nearly 1 in 6 people. Canadians are looking for effective pain management options apart from opioids and the majority of medical cannabis applications in Canada are to help manage the daily pains that come from arthritis.

May 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Karey Shuhendler, Canadian Nurses Association

The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) is currently lobbying the Canadian government for $125 million over 5 years - the equivalent of seventy cents for each Canadian - to drive a robust public education campaign to help Canadians better understand the dangers and risks of non-medical cannabis use.