(Originally posted on Business of Cannabis 4 November 2018) Two weeks ago, Canada took an incredible leap forward with the legalization of cannabis for adult use. While those who are not familiar with cannabis or don’t think they know anyone who consumes cannabis on a regular basis may assume that most adults use cannabis just Read more about CANNABIS EDUCATION – WHY IT’S IMPORTANT[…]
(Originally posted on Business of Cannabis 9 November 2018) On November 9th, I sat down with Business of Cannabis founder Jay Rosenthal to discuss the importance of education in the medical cannabis industry, GrowWise and Strainprint’s newest partnership, and the uptick in patient and caregiver inquiries post-legalization.
(Originally written for Lift Cannabis 23 January 2017) Measuring organized crime in Canada: Results of a pilot project Statistics Canada, in partnership with a number of police forces across the country, recently undertook an ambitious pilot project. “Measuring Organized Crime in Canada” set out to identify gaps and opportunities in current data collection methods at Read more about STATS CAN REPORT INDICATES MAJORITY OF ILLEGAL CANNABIS BUSINESSES IN CANADA NOT AFFILIATED WITH LARGE CRIMINAL ORGANIZATIONS[…]
(Originally written for Lift Cannabis 8 December 2016) Lift sat down to talk with Emblem’s CEO, Harvey Shapiro, as the company prepares to start trading publicly. This week, Emblem Corp (formerly Kindcann) will become the latest Canadian medicinal cannabis company to become publicly traded. I sat down with co-founder and CEO Harvey Shapiro to learn Read more about AN INTERVIEW WITH THE CEO OF EMBLEM CANNABIS[…]
(Originally written for Lift Cannabis on 18 October 2016) More in-depth analysis of Public Safety Canada’s recent report on cannabis legalization. Public Safety Canada (PSC) recently released “Cannabis Performance Metrics for Policy Consideration: What do we need to measure?” For a concise synopsis of the report, I recommend this recent piece for Lift ’ by Read more about CANNABIS PERFORMANCE METRICS: PUBLIC SAFETY[…]
(Originally written for Lift Cannabis on 27 September 2016) An outline of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association’s response to the recent Task Force report The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) responded to the federal government’s Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation’s call for input through a public letter released on August 3rd, 2016. In Read more about ALBERTA MUNICIPALITIES WANT THEIR SAY IN THE LEGALIZATION PROCESS[…]
(Originally written for Lift Cannabis on 29 August 2016) Examples from other jurisdictions show that municipalities need to move now to ensure they have a say in what legalization looks like in the future On June 27th, 2016, in the lead up to their annual general meeting, the Board of Director’s for the Association of Municipalities Read more about ONTARIO CITIES NEED TO SHAPE THEIR OWN DESTINY IN THE CANNABIS CONVERSATION[…]
(Originally written for Lift Cannabis on 17 August 2016) Ashley Kilroy, Denver’s Marijuana Czar, spoke to delegates from the 444 municipalities across Ontario about legalization at the annual AMO AGM The 2016 Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Conference played host to Denver, Colorado’s Marijuana Czar this week. The AMO is the representative and advocacy body for Read more about DENVER’S MARIJUANA CZAR DISCUSSES LEGALIZATION WITH ONTARIO MUNICIPALITIES[…]