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Meet the Industry

January 17, 2020

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.

January 16, 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.

January 16, 2020

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.

January 15, 2020

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.

January 16, 2020

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.

January 15, 2020

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.

January 16, 2020

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.

January 16, 2020

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.

January 16, 2020

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.

January 13, 2020

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.

January 13, 2020

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.

January 13, 2020

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.

January 13, 2020

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.

January 13, 2020

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.

January 13, 2020

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.

January 13, 2020

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.

January 13, 2020

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.

January 13, 2020

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.

January 13, 2020

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.

January 13, 2020

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.

January 9, 2020

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.

January 9, 2020

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.‍

January 9, 2020

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".

January 10, 2020

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.

January 7, 2020

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.‍

December 17, 2019

BofC x MNP | Will Krawszik, Opportune Therapeutics

Meet the Industry presented in partnership with MNP. In this interview, Will Krawszik, Founder of Opportune, tells us about his biotechnology company and their role as a partner in the cannabis landscape.‍

December 17, 2019

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.‍

December 6, 2019

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.

December 6, 2019

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.‍

November 29, 2019

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.

November 27, 2019

BofC x MNP | Mandy Kang, Motif Labs

This Meet the Industry interview is presented in partnership by MNP and conducted at the Montreal Cannabis Expo in October 2019. Mandy Kang tells Brett Chang on the Business of Cannabis team about Motif Labs, which focuses entirely on oil extraction of cannabis.

November 22, 2019

BofC x MNP | Mitchell Osak, MNP

The Meet the Industry series is presented in partnership with MNP. Mitchell Osak, Cannabis Advisory lead at MNP, sits down with BofC's Brett Chang and gives us an update on the Cannabis landscape and branding in Canada today.

November 17, 2019

BofC x MNP | Phil Pelletier, Agriculture Highland Growers

Phil Pelletier from Agriculture Highland Growers sits down with BofC's Brett Chang and describes their focus on high-end premium cannabis cultivation. This Meet the Industry video is presented in partnership between MNP and Business of Cannabis.

November 15, 2019

BofC x MNP | Peter Schissler, Great White Northern Growers

This interviews is presented in partnership between Business of Cannabis and MNP and was recorded at the Cannabis Expo Montreal in October 2018.Here, Peter Schissler talks with Business of Cannabis' Brett Chang about Great White North Growers and the benefits of their aeroponics towers for cannabis production.‍

November 11, 2019

Neptune Wellness Solutions on extraction and the next generation of cannabis products

Business of Cannabis proudly partnered with MNP for the second year in a row to produce “Meet the Industry” - this time from the Montreal Cannabis Expo. Here, Michel Timperio and Jacqueline Khayat join BofC's Brett Chang to present Neptune Wellness Solutions and the new AQIC (Association Québécoise de l’industrie du Cannabis) which they helped found.

November 7, 2019

BofC x MNP | Sasha Asgary, Weedsense

Business of Cannabis proudly partnered with MNP for the second year in a row to produce “Meet the Industry” - this time from the Montreal Cannabis Expo. Here, Brett Chang from the Business of Cannabis team talks with Sasha Asgary who provides an update on WEEDSENSE, an omni-channel cannabis distribution company.

November 3, 2019

Chris Churchill-Smith, CEO, Canada House Wellness Group - brand building and a focus on the medical cannabis

In this interview, Chris Churchill-Smith, from Canada House Wellness Group, who met with us to talk about their approach to brand building in the cannabis space and their continued focus on the medical side of the business.

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

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.