(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 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 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 21 June 2016) Ontario may seek an LCBO-like model to control marijuana distribution but this approach with alcohol, tobacco and gambling has done a poor job to limit use. The Ontario Finance Minister tossed in his two-cents this past week on the commercialization of cannabis for personal use, reinforcing Premier Read more about DOES ONTARIO DESERVE ANOTHER MONOPOLY?[…]
(Originally written for Lift Cannabis on 19 May 2016) A short but contentious meeting as Municipal Licensing & Standards Committee approves Mayor’s request to look at dispensary regulations Toronto City Hall’s first foray into a public discussion on regulations of cannabis dispensaries was short-lived and lively today. At 9:45, the City of Toronto Licensing and Standards Read more about TORONTO LICENSING COMMITTEE TO LOOK INTO DISPENSARY REGULATIONS[…]
While researching today for a comparative analysis of existing marijuana dispensary models, I saw this great infographic from Toronto-based law firm O’Neill Moon Quedado LLP comparing the American – Portuguese – Netherlands experience with decriminalising/legalising marijuana. A great at-a-glance resource for those looking to learn more. omqlaw.ca