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December 9, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Lisa Campbell, CEO, Lifford Cannabis Solutions

Lisa Campbell of Lifford Cannabis Solutions joined Business of Cannabis to talk about Canadian cannabis retail.

December 8, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Hugh O’Beirne, President, New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association

Hugh O'Beirne, President of the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association

November 28, 2018

A Letter to our Friends

Dear Friends, We founded Business of Cannabis because we wanted to tell the stories of the people, trends and innovations shaping Canada’s exciting, disruptive, and often misunderstood, legal cannabis sector. On November 28, 2017 after months of work, we publicly launched our platform at an event on a cold wintry evening in Toronto. And today, exactly one year on from that first introduction to you, we are incredibly excited to have reached a major milestone, but also to announce that BofC will be acquired by Civilized Worldwide Inc. Civilized is a leading a media and lifestyle brand that highlights and embraces modern cannabis culture and shares our mission to bring authentic, sophisticated content to audiences across North America. If you’re not familiar with Civilized, we encourage you to hop on over to their website, here Our BofC office in Toronto will expand as Civilized establishes a physical presence in the city. Operations will continue to be led by co-founders Blaine Pearson and Jay Rosenthal and our third co-founder Reva Seth will remain on as a strategic advisor but will no longer be directly involved in the business. We are most excited about this next trip around the sun, and joining forces with Civilized because it will enable us to expand our offerings and improve the breadth and depth of the content and events that we produce. To date it has been an amazing and wild ride, in an industry that is unrivalled for its pace of change and growth over this past year. And so, we thank you, our partners, readers, event attendees and guests, for your support and we are looking forward to bringing you even more in the coming months. Onwards, Blaine, Jay and Reva

November 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Matt Maurer, Vice Chair Cannabis Law Group, Partner + Litigator, Torkin Manes LLP

Matt Maurer is the Vice Chair of the Cannabis Law Group at Torkin Manes LLP. In the midst of MJBizCon, he joined Business of Cannabis following the release of the cannabis retail regulations coming forward in Ontario.

November 4, 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 17, 2018

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.

October 16, 2018

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

October 11, 2018

Papers Issue 2 | A Rolling Guide to the Business of Cannabis

Papers Issue Two, The End of Prohibition Issue is now available on Issuu.

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.

August 23, 2018

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.

July 12, 2018

Four Issues to be resolved in cannabis legalization, by Reva Seth

For cannabis legalization to succeed the most crucial issue will be for those invested in its outcome to engage in a meaningful conversation about safety.

November 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Matt Maurer, Vice Chair Cannabis Law Group, Partner + Litigator, Torkin Manes LLP

Matt Maurer is the Vice Chair of the Cannabis Law Group at Torkin Manes LLP. In the midst of MJBizCon, he joined Business of Cannabis following the release of the cannabis retail regulations coming forward in Ontario.

November 4, 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 17, 2018

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.

October 16, 2018

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

October 11, 2018

Papers Issue 2 | A Rolling Guide to the Business of Cannabis

Papers Issue Two, The End of Prohibition Issue is now available on Issuu.

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.

August 23, 2018

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.

May 15, 2018

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.

May 9, 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 8, 2018

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.

May 4, 2018

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.

May 4, 2018

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.

May 4, 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 1, 2018

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.

April 30, 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!

April 30, 2018

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.

April 23, 2018

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.

April 19, 2018

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.

April 18, 2018

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.

April 18, 2018

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.

March 21, 2018

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.

March 6, 2018

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.

March 1, 2018

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.

February 16, 2018

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.

February 12, 2018

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.

February 8, 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.

February 5, 2018

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.

February 2, 2018

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.

November 28, 2018

A Letter to our Friends

Dear Friends, We founded Business of Cannabis because we wanted to tell the stories of the people, trends and innovations shaping Canada’s exciting, disruptive, and often misunderstood, legal cannabis sector. On November 28, 2017 after months of work, we publicly launched our platform at an event on a cold wintry evening in Toronto. And today, exactly one year on from that first introduction to you, we are incredibly excited to have reached a major milestone, but also to announce that BofC will be acquired by Civilized Worldwide Inc. Civilized is a leading a media and lifestyle brand that highlights and embraces modern cannabis culture and shares our mission to bring authentic, sophisticated content to audiences across North America. If you’re not familiar with Civilized, we encourage you to hop on over to their website, here Our BofC office in Toronto will expand as Civilized establishes a physical presence in the city. Operations will continue to be led by co-founders Blaine Pearson and Jay Rosenthal and our third co-founder Reva Seth will remain on as a strategic advisor but will no longer be directly involved in the business. We are most excited about this next trip around the sun, and joining forces with Civilized because it will enable us to expand our offerings and improve the breadth and depth of the content and events that we produce. To date it has been an amazing and wild ride, in an industry that is unrivalled for its pace of change and growth over this past year. And so, we thank you, our partners, readers, event attendees and guests, for your support and we are looking forward to bringing you even more in the coming months. Onwards, Blaine, Jay and Reva

May 9, 2018

Papers | A Rolling Guide to the Business of Cannabis

We're excited to share that our first issue of Papers is now live.

March 9, 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.

March 1, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Michael Gorenstein, CEO, Cronos Group

Michael Gorenstein, CEO of Cronos Group, joined Business of cannabis to talk about their listing on the NASDAQ as well as Israel's path forward regarding exporting medicinal cannabis.

January 23, 2018

Quick Hits // Marc Lustig, CEO, CannaRoyalty

CannaRoyalty announced a partnership today with Stoic Advisory and Sprott. The partnership is called Trichome Yield Corp. and they will provide debt financing to cannabis companies in Canada. Marc joined us for a Quick Hits interview.

November 17, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Matt Maurer, Vice Chair Cannabis Law Group, Partner + Litigator, Torkin Manes LLP

Matt Maurer is the Vice Chair of the Cannabis Law Group at Torkin Manes LLP. In the midst of MJBizCon, he joined Business of Cannabis following the release of the cannabis retail regulations coming forward in Ontario.

November 4, 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 17, 2018

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.

August 23, 2018

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.

July 12, 2018

Four Issues to be resolved in cannabis legalization, by Reva Seth

For cannabis legalization to succeed the most crucial issue will be for those invested in its outcome to engage in a meaningful conversation about safety.

May 9, 2018

Papers | A Rolling Guide to the Business of Cannabis

We're excited to share that our first issue of Papers is now live.

April 23, 2018

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.

April 22, 2018

Business of Cannabis on Breakfast Television - 4/20/18

Business of Cannabis President Jay Rosenthal joined the Breakfast Television Toronto team to talk about how to speak to your kids about cannabis in the age of legalization. As an added bonus, it was 4/20 - which opened up the conversation to a brief 4/20 history lesson.

April 18, 2018

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.

March 29, 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.

March 28, 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.

March 21, 2018

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.

March 20, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Smokey Thomas, President, OPSEU

We were joined by Smokey Thomas for a Quick Hits discussion on March 20, 2018. Watch our 2017 interviews with Smokey Thomas here and here.

March 6, 2018

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.

February 21, 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.

February 16, 2018

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.

February 12, 2018

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.

February 8, 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.

February 7, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Ivan Ross Vrána, Vice President, Public Affairs, Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Business of Cannabis was to be joined by Ivan Ross Vrána, Vice President, Public Affairs, Hill+Knowlton Strategies to talk about the Senate taking up C45 as well as British Columbia’s retail distribution regime rolled out recently.

February 5, 2018

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.

February 1, 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.)

July 12, 2018

Four Issues to be resolved in cannabis legalization, by Reva Seth

For cannabis legalization to succeed the most crucial issue will be for those invested in its outcome to engage in a meaningful conversation about safety.

May 9, 2018

Papers | A Rolling Guide to the Business of Cannabis

We're excited to share that our first issue of Papers is now live.

April 19, 2018

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.

April 18, 2018

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.

April 18, 2018

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.

March 28, 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.

March 28, 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.

March 19, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Markus Merrill, Vend Data Media Solutions

We were pleased to be joined by Markus Merrill, General Manager Canada for Vend Data Media Solutions (VDMS). VDMS has developed a smart technology for point of sale solutions that may be applicable to the cannabis marketplace in Canada and elsewhere.

February 15, 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.

February 2, 2018

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.

November 4, 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 17, 2018

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.

May 9, 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 7, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Sean Dollinger, CEO, Namaste Technologies

Sean Dollinger, Namaste Technologies' CEO, joined Business of Cannabis to talk about the acquisition, the importance in crafting a company that is responsive and mindful of customers online and how Namaste Technologies is taking a page from other customer-centric e-commerce platforms that have been able to take on the biggest players in the e-commerce world.

May 4, 2018

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.

April 30, 2018

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.

March 27, 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.

November 4, 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 9, 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 4, 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.

April 30, 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!

April 18, 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.

April 1, 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.

March 29, 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.

March 28, 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.

March 28, 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.

March 27, 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.

March 18, 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.

March 9, 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.

February 21, 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.

February 15, 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.

February 14, 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.

February 8, 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.

February 1, 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.)

January 25, 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.

January 25, 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.

January 24, 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.

March 1, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Michael Gorenstein, CEO, Cronos Group

Michael Gorenstein, CEO of Cronos Group, joined Business of cannabis to talk about their listing on the NASDAQ as well as Israel's path forward regarding exporting medicinal cannabis.

February 8, 2018

BofC // Quick Hits with Saul Kaye, Founder/iCAN and Co-Founder/CannaTech

There was news this week that there was a roadblock to Israel's cannabis industry's desire to export medicinal cannabis. Business of Cannabis wanted to hear directly from Israel the status - so who better to check in with than Saul Kaye of iCAN and CannaTech.