Posts tagged cannabis media influencer
Social Media Tips for the Canadian Cannabis Industry

If you’re in the legal cannabis industry in Canada, you know that the Cannabis Act has several stringent restrictions laid out for you regarding promotional activity, but let’s be honest, they’re confusing and at times unclear. Based on feedback from a cannabis industry lawyer and other industry experts, we wrote this blog to pass along our thoughts on what you can and cannot do to promote your legal cannabis business using social media.

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2019 – The Year of the Canadian Cannabis Enthusiast

2018 will always be remembered in Canada as the year that cannabis was legalized recreationally. This is an incredibly important milestone for the misunderstood plant. But 2018 was primarily a year for big business and significant risk in the cannabis sector. Licensed producers, retailers, investment funds, IPOs, Mergers, and Acquisitions – you get what I mean. Here’s what we think 2019 holds for cannabis in Canada.

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Social Media and Cannabis - Know the Rules!

At Cannabiz Social, we work with a variety of cannabis related businesses looking for clarification about the rules surrounding the promotion of their products and services. Unfortunately, current laws are vague, confusing and open to interpretation and so far, Health Canada has not provided a lot of public direction. We have broken down some of the rules for you as a quick reference for what you can and cannot do on social media.

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Cannabiz Social’s Guide to Putting Uncle Earl at Ease About Your Cannabis Use Or Job in the Industry – or Both

Christmas is the time when family comes together regardless of their beliefs, politics or disagreements to share in the joy of the holidays. But how many of us end up working overtime rather than relaxing when Uncle Earl has a few rum and eggnogs and decides to challenge our take on the world? Well, we have anticipated his argument surrounding the legalization of cannabis and provided you with a handy rebuttal. Read on and stay Merry!

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Legalization Day - Nova Cannabis

To celebrate cannabis legalization day, Cannabiz Social had the opportunity to see the Nova Cannabis retail store in Calgary a couple of hours before they opened. The store was beautiful, impressive, and the place was buzzing with positive energy – a bit like how I would imagine Christmas feels like at the North Pole! For those who can’t make it into the store, we thought we would summarize our observations.

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Interview With Health Canada’s Dr. Andrew Waye

As we all know, Bill C-45 will legalize cannabis use in Canada, making our country the first G7 nation to do so. Recently, Cannabiz Social had the opportunity to interview Andrew Waye, PhD, Senior Scientific Evaluator, Cannabis Legalization at Health Canada – here is what he had to say.  

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10 Cannabis Related Social Media Accounts to Follow

In today’s age of social media, the cannabis industry is in a unique position because of strict cannabis marketing restrictions placed on the industry by the various platforms. Despite these marketing restrictions, we’re seeing more cannabis-related social media accounts, and the buzz and hype is real and growing as Canadians look to become more educated about cannabis. We have done a little digging and asked our cannabis insiders who some of their favourite accounts are and which social media platforms you can find them on.

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Canadians Hungry for Edibles Will Have to Wait until 2020

At a recent festival we asked people if they knew that edibles or other marijuana extracts will not be legal this October but sometime in 2020. A shocking 69 per cent of respondents were not aware, which leads me to believe that as it relates to cannabis legalization, what people know and think they know is vastly different.

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Landlord and Tenant Rights: Should landlords have the right to restrict people from smoking cannabis in their rental properties?

If you’re a landlord or a tenant, you’ve probably asked the question “should landlords have the right to restrict tenants from smoking cannabis in their rental properties”? This has become a stirring topic and debate ahead of the Oct.17 cannabis legalization date.

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Tour de Bowness Street Festival Recap

On Monday, Aug. 6, the Cannabiz Social team had the pleasure of being a vendor at the Tour de Bowness Street Festival and bike race. It was a great turnout of Bownesians and Calgarians making their way to the area to see what the local character community had to offer.

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Profiles by Cannabiz Social Podcast - Terry Lake

In this week’s episode of “Profiles by Cannabiz Social”, we hear from Terry Lake, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, Hydropothecary Corporation in Gatineau, Que. Hydropothecary provides naturally grown medical cannabis of the highest quality.

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Cannabiz Social Podcast Hosts to Speak at ATB Entrepreneur Speaker Series

Cannabiz Social Executives and Podcast hosts, Peter Pilarski and Dario Alvarez, will be hosted by ATB Financial to speak on Successful Marketing and Communication Strategies for the Cannabis Industry. An event you won’t want to miss if your in the business of Cannabis!

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Profiles by Cannabiz Social Podcast - Kyla Lee

In this week’s episode of “Profiles by Cannabiz Social”, we hear from Kyla Lee, Criminal Lawyer, Acumen Law Corporation in Vancouver. Kyla primarily practices in the area of impaired driving DUI defence. Kyla grew up on the Island, moved to Vancouver for her undergraduate at University of British Columbia (UBC), and never left.

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Profiles by Cannabiz Social Podcast - Jeff Bradshaw

In this week’s episode of “Profiles by Cannabiz Social”, we hear from Jeff Bradshaw, President and CEO of the Cannabis Learning Series (CLS). The beginning of CLS happened about eight months ago, when a friend asked Bradshaw about cannabis legalization and a potential training solution for the upcoming decriminalization this fall.

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Profiles by Cannabiz Social Podcast - Amanda Siebert

In this week’s episode of “Profiles by Cannabiz Social”, we hear from Amanda Siebert, freelance cannabis writer, journalist, and photographer living in Vancouver. Amanda is an award-winning journalist and was most recently the cannabis editor at the Georgia Straight newspaper in Vancouver. Her first book,’ The Little Book of Cannabis: How Marijuana Can Improve Your Life’, is to be released by Greystone Books on Oct.17. 

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Profiles by Cannabiz Social Podcast - Aimee Halfyard

This week on the podcast we have Aimee Halfyard, who is Associate Counsel with Miller Thomson LLP. She focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, financial services and corporate commercial transactions.

Aimee has practiced law for over 12 years in Calgary, and shares her journey from the energy industry to being a Board member for a Cannabis consulting start-up.

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Profiles by Cannabiz Social Podcast - Alex the Chemist

In this week’s episode of “Profiles by Cannabiz Social”, we hear from Alexzander Samuelsson (Alex the Chemist), who is the lead chemist for Nextleaf Solutions. Alex’s backstory into the cannabis space is a fascinating one. Before working for Nextleaf, Alex was an unemployed chemist suffering with bouts of anxiety and depression.

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Profiles by Cannabiz Social Podcast - Lisa Campbell

This week we have the pleasure of having Lisa Campbell, who has been described as the badass lady of the cannabis industry. She’s worked extensively in international drug policy over the years as the Outreach Director for Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy and she was the founder of Women Grow Toronto. Today, she is the Cannabis Portfolio Specialist at Lifford Wine & Spirits, who are getting into the cannabis space after conquering the alcohol market as the largest suppliers of premium wines to the LCBO. 

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Marijuana Going Mainstream in 2018. What to Expect.

Despite the controversial nature of cannabis in some circles, 2018 will undoubtedly be a turning point in history. Breaking free from close minded, traditional views we see a rebirth of cannabis with an entirely new belief system.

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Profiles by Cannabiz Social Podcast - Jason Kujath

In this week’s episode of “Profiles by Cannabiz Social”, we heard from Jason Kujath, President and Co-founder of 51st Parallel Inc., a licensed producer of medical cannabis in Alberta. 

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