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July 3, 2020

July 3, 2020 | BofC Live with Chef Jordan Wagman

On this episode - BofC Live features a conversation with Chef Jordan Wagman. A James Beard-nominated chef, Jordan Wagman infuses cannabis into his gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free cooking.

June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020 | Benchmarks Update - Daily Cannabis Sales Growth

The elevated demand for cannabis seen in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic was maintained in April, according to new data from Statistics Canada. Monthly sales in April reached C$180 million. While total sales were down slightly from March, national average daily sales saw a 3% rise. Learn more.

June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020 | BofC Live with Matt Maurer, Torkin Manes

On this episode - BofC Live features a conversation with Matt Maurer an attorney with a long history in the cannabis sector. Maurer is a partner and the Co-Chair of Torkin Manes LLP's Cannabis Law Group and the Chair of the Franchise Law Group.

June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020 | Canada Day, Independence Day (+ Cannabis)

As we take some deep breaths this week and celebrate both Canada Day and Independence Day, we can reflect on a very busy week gone by. Read on...

June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020 | BofC Live with Chris Lavoie, CannDelta - Ask the Experts

On June 1, CannDelta became the Official Regulatory Advisory of Business of Cannabis. We also announced that on a weekly basis, CannDelta will participate in an “Ask the Experts” segment that seeks to answer pressing questions posed through the BofC platform. In this segment of Ask the Experts - Chris Lavoie answers a question about cannabis retail regulations in Ontario.

June 26, 2020

June 26, 2020 | Job of the Week - Director, Project Management Office - Kelowna, BC

Cannabis At Work's is recruiting for Director, Project Management Office in Kelowna, BC. Learn more + apply.

June 26, 2020

June 26, 2020 | BofC Live with Michael Krestell, Executive Chairman, Dynaleo

On this episode - BofC Live features a conversation with Michael Krestell, Executive Chairman of Dynaleo.

June 25, 2020

June 25, 2020 | BofC Live with Alison McMahon, Cannabis At Work

On this episode - BofC Live features a conversation with Alison McMahon of Cannabis At Work.

June 24, 2020

June 24, 2020 | BofC Live with Liz Stahura, Co-Founder + President, BDSA

On this episode - BofC Live features conversation with Liz Stahura, the Co-Founder and President of BDSA - the Official Insights Partner of Business of Cannabis.

June 23, 2020

June 23, 2020 | Benchmarks Update - Ontario Cannabis Store Online Sales

This week's Canada Cannabis Spot Index examines a data from the Ontario Cannabis Store for the year ending March 30, 2020 - specifically, online sales. Learn more.

June 23, 2020

June 23, 2020 | BofC Live with Krista Raymer, Vetrina Group

On this episode - BofC Live features a conversation with Krista Raymer, Co-Founder of Vetrina Group - a retail consultancy with an emphasis on cannabis retail. This is the first of a series of conversations with the team from Vetrina Group as we take a deep look at the future of cannabis retail.

June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020 | Summer 2020 = Social Unrest + Pandemic

Well, it has started. Some notable cannabis industry events have begun pushing out their previously rescheduled Fall 2020 schedule into 2021. While the sector is keen to convene, in-person events continue to seem far off.But BofC has you covered. Read on...

March 10, 2020

Mar. 10 | Benchmarks Update - Household Expenditure Data for Cannabis

Cannabis has significant room for growth, as spending in the legal recreational market made up only 11% of the 2019 spend on all three product categories combined. Additionally, the illicit market still received 71% of all Canadian cannabis spending in 2019. The legal adult-use market has consistently taken market share from the illegal market since its opening in October 2018, but at a decreasing rate each quarter.

March 8, 2020

On a High podcast with Gunner Winston & Anne-Marie Dacyshyn - Dosist

On this episode of On a High, Gunner Winston (CEO) & Anne-Marie Dacyshyn (Chief Marketing Officer) from Dosist, a globally recognized, modern wellness company empowering people to naturally manage their health & happiness through dose-controlled cannabis-based therapy.

March 5, 2020

Mar. 5, 2020 | Job of the Week - QC GMP Laboratory Manager - Scarborough, Ontario

The QC GMP Laboratory Manager will oversee all aspects directly related to laboratory operations and provide support in interdepartmental processes. As the Lab Manager of a GMP certified, Health Canada licensed analytical facility, QC Lab Manager will be responsible for overseeing lab technicians and chemists, documentation, records handling, and quality control in compliance with all applicable standards and regulations.

March 3, 2020

Cannabis At Work | Official Human Capital Partner of Business of Cannabis

We are proud to share that Cannabis At Work has become the Official Human Capital Partner of Business of Cannabis for 2020.

March 3, 2020

Mar. 3 | Benchmarks Update

December 2019 sales were recently released by Statistics Canada, completing data for the 2019 calendar year. For 2019 as a whole, Canada's legal cannabis market generated C$1.19 billion in revenue. December sales totaled about C$146 million, up 8% MoM. The expansion of retail outlets continued to drive increased sales, with the number of shops across Canada rising from under 600 in November 2019 to over 650 in December 2019.

March 3, 2020

MN Cannabis Conversations with Maren Schroeder, Sensible Change Minnesota + Sensible Minnesota

Maren Schroeder of Sensible Minnesota and Sensible Change Minnesota discusses her history working on cannabis reform issues in Minnesota as well as what advocacy issues are on the near horizon during the 2020 legislative session in the State. Schroeder has been instrumental in nearly all advocacy efforts in the state - as the co-founder of Sensible Change Minnesota and Sensible Minnesota.

March 2, 2020

Cannabis Forward Vancouver | Cannabis Cultivation and Retail Forum, April 19, 2020

Business of Cannabis/Cannabis Forward and David Brown are partnered to create a vibrant, insightful and informative event in Vancouver that focuses on critical, industry-related issues of commercial cannabis cultivation and cannabis retail. The programming will feature expert panels, a curated exhibition area and networking. The partnership allows David Brown to bring his industry-leading expertise together with the deep industry reach and event expertise of Business of Cannabis' event series: Cannabis Forward.

March 2, 2020

On A High x Cannabis Forward | March 26, 2020

On March 26, 2020, Cannabis Forward will be presented in partnership with On A High, a podcast produced by Business of Cannabis focused on design, fashion and culture. On A High, both the podcast and this event, is hosted by Michelle Bilodeau and Donna Bishop.

March 1, 2020

New Cannabis Seeds Should Soon Be Available in Stores in BC

A new option for sourcing legal starting materials for home cannabis growers in BC could be available soon in the form of cannabis seeds, says one cannabis nursery licence holder in BC, as well as a spokesperson for the BC LDB. Geoff White, the owner of ProgenyBio Agricultural Services Inc. in Penticton, BC says he has been working with the province of BC's Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) to get seeds from his cannabis nursery (under the brand erbaceous) available for sale to British Columbians potentially as early as this month. 

March 1, 2020

Announcing Cannabis + Technology | Retail Tech - April 16 in Toronto

Building on the success of the first event in 2019, we are proud to launch a new event that will be focused specifically on retail technology in the cannabis industry:‍ Cannabis + Technology | Retail Tech presented by LeafLink will be hosted on April 16, 2020 in Toronto.‍ As we know, there is a once-an-industry ramp up of cannabis retail that will see Canada move from a nation with 500 retailers - with a vast majority of those in Alberta - to a more evenly distributed 2,000 retailers nationwide, with the largest concentration in Ontario.

February 25, 2020

Pitch Forward with David Gordon, Chief Corporate Officer, PharmaCielo

On this episode of Pitch Forward, David Gordon, Chief Corporate Officer for PharmaCielo Ltd. joins Alex and Taylor on the podcast. PharmaCielo Ltd. is a global company headquartered in Canada and publicly traded on the TSXV under the ticker PCLO. PharmaCielo Colombia Holdings S.A.S., its wholly owned operating subsidiary, is headquartered in Rionegro, Colombia.

February 25, 2020

MN Cannabis Conversations with Representative Heather Edelson (DFL)

Jason Tarasek of Minnesota Cannabis Law sits down for a Minnesota Cannabis Conversation with State Representative Heather Edelson (DFL) District: 49A. Representative Edelson talks about legislation she will introduce in the current legislative session, including a bill to add flower to the mix of cannabis medicine available to patients in Minnesota. As well, Representative Edelson discusses how parents ought to be able to have their children access medical cannabis like any other medication in schools.

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.

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.

September 27, 2019

Cannabis + Technology | Compliance in the Age of (Over?) Regulation Panel

The inaugural Cannabis + Technology presented by Business of Cannabis was held September 27, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The "Compliance in the Age of (Over?) Regulation" panel was moderated by Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis and was comprised of Megan Henderson of HelloMD, Henry Awere of Weed.App and Rebecca Brown of Crowns Agency.

September 27, 2019

Cannabis + Technology | Fireside Chat with Karim Ramji, Chief Information Officer of the Ontario Cannabis Store

The inaugural Cannabis + Technology presented by Business of Cannabis was held September 27, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This fireside chat about how information, technology and cannabis come together for the Ontario Cannabis Store features Jay Rosenthal from Business of Cannabis and Karim Ramji, the Chief Information Officer at the Ontario Cannabis Store.

September 27, 2019

Cannabis + Technology | Building a Cannabis/Tech Workforce Panel

The inaugural Cannabis + Technology presented by Business of Cannabis was held September 27, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The "Building a Cannabis/Tech Workforce" panel was moderated by Corey Herscu of RNMKR Agency and was comprised of David Purcell of Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Alison McMahon of Cannabis At Work and Ryan Lalonde of Buddi.

September 27, 2019

Cannabis + Technology | Creating a Hub for Cannabis Innovation Panel

The inaugural Cannabis + Technology presented by Business of Cannabis was held September 27, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The "Creating a Hub for Cannabis Innovation" panel was moderated by Sarah Tahor of Can Innovations and was comprised of Steve Milbury of Opportunities New Brunswick, Pauline Roy of Université de Moncton, Hart Devitt of University of New Brunswick and Danielle Connell of MITACS.

September 27, 2019

Cannabis + Technology | Easing the Pain of the Patient Journey Panel

The inaugural Cannabis + Technology presented by Business of Cannabis was held September 27, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The "Easing the Pain of the Patient Journey" panel was moderated by Daniel Sax of Sensi Properties and was comprised of Megan Henderson of HelloMD, Jessica Moran of Strainprint and Sarah Seale of Pineapple Express Delivery.

September 27, 2019

Cannabis + Technology | A Sit Down with Publisher Ken Hunt, Toronto Life

The inaugural Cannabis + Technology presented by Business of Cannabis was held September 27, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The "A Sit Down with the Publisher" component of the program was a conversation between Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis and Ken Hunt of Toronto Life to discuss their new publication, MIGHTY launching in 2020.

September 27, 2019

Cannabis + Technology | Driving Decision-Making Through Patient + Consumer Insights

The inaugural Cannabis + Technology presented by Business of Cannabis was held September 27, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The "Driving Decision-Making Through Patient + Consumer Insights" panel was moderated by Mary-Margaret Jones and was comprised of Michelle Arbus of Strainprint,Sean Copeland of Lift&Co. and Alexander Gregory of the Ontario Cannabis Store.

September 27, 2019

Cannabis + Technology | Tech Within the Retail Space Panel

The inaugural Cannabis + Technology presented by Business of Cannabis was held September 27, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The "Tech Within the Retail Space" panel was moderated by Jo Vos of Leafly and was comprised of Anne Forkutza of Cova, Drummond Munro of Superette and Dmitri Melamed of POPCANN.

September 27, 2019

Cannabis + Technology | Security Transactions, Small to Big Panel

The inaugural Cannabis + Technology presented by Business of Cannabis was held September 27, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The "Secure Transactions, Small to Big" panel was moderated by Eric Foster of Dentons and was comprised of Fern Glowinsky/Merrco and Albert Kim/Greenline POS.

September 27, 2019

Cannabis + Technology | The Compliance Cloud Panel

The inaugural Cannabis + Technology presented by Business of Cannabis was held September 27, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The "Compliance Cloud" panel was moderated by Laura Foster of James E. Wagner Cultivation and was comprised of Lou Sanatore/ComplianceQuest and Linda Considine/Rootstock.

September 27, 2019

Cannabis + Technology | Barcodes to Block Chain: Transparency + Security Panel

The inaugural Cannabis + Technology presented by Business of Cannabis was held September 27, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The "Barcodes to Block Chain: Transparency + Security" panel was moderated by Mitchell Osak of MNP and was comprised of Robert Galarza/TruTrace Technologies, Loic Calvez/ALCiT and Nick Murray/AdvancedCare.

September 27, 2019

Cannabis + Technology | Balancing Profit + Purpose with B Lab

The inaugural Cannabis + Technology presented by Business of Cannabis was held September 27, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.‍ Kasha Huk, Country Manager for B Lab joined Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis for a conversation about how B Corp certification may be a strong addition in the rapidly-growing cannabis/technology space.

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.

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.

November 25, 2018

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 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.

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.