Profiles by Cannabiz Social Podcast - Jodi McDonald

In this episode of Profiles by Cannabiz Social we welcome Jodi McDonald, President of Keystone labs a company she founded in 2005.

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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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Profiles by Cannabiz Social Podcast - Megan Henderson

In this week’s episode of “Profiles by Cannabiz Social”, we hear from Megan Henderson, Executive Producer of The Growth Op, with Postmedia. 

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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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Profiles by Cannabiz Social Podcast - Barry Davidson

In this week’s episode of “Profiles by Cannabiz Social”, we hear from Barry Davidson, Strategic Engagement at David Hyde & Associates.

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Profiles by Cannabiz Social Podcast - Cameron Siu and Mike Hillhouse

In this week’s episode of “Profiles by Cannabiz Social”, we hear from Cameron Siu and Mike Hillhouse from Nelson Cannabis Science Group. The company was formed back in 2012. Originally as licensed medicinal producers, when the Harper government opened up for large scale licensed production, an opportunity presented itself. 

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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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Profiles by Cannabiz Social Podcast - Camille Chacra

This week’s special guest is Camille Chacra who founded Allume, the go-to source for cannabis lifestyle essentials focusing on the modern female toker. Before Allume, Camille was an accomplished publicists and writer. She began her professional life as a producer and commentator for one of Canada's leading news/talk radio stations, while completing her bachelor's degree in journalism. She gained valuable insight into the industry and honed her craft, which allowed her to successfully pursue public relations in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, LA and NYC markets. 

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Profiles by Cannabiz Social Podcast - Steven Looi

The latest podcast had Steven Looi, Director of Origination, White Sheep Corporation, speak with Dario Alvarez and Peter Pilarski to hear about his background, how he got to his current role, what White Sheep is about, and some challenges the industry currently faces, and thoughts moving forward.

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