Tag: CEO


Shoppers Drug Mart To Begin Selling Medicinal Cannabis


People searching for medicinal cannabis will likely be able to find what they need on a well-known Canadian drug store’s website. Shoppers Drug Mart will partner with Alberta-based Atlas Biotechnologies to provide smoke free, fast-acting products for patients across Canada. Sheldon Croome, president and CEO of Atlas, says the products are tailored towards the over 50 baby boomer generation and also seniors who want safe, easy and consistent dosages. – Read the entire article at…


Meet The Canadian Jeweler Making Luxury Cannabis Accessories Out Of Gold, Silver And Precious Stones


What do electronic music, precious metals and cannabis have in common? All three are passions of Toronto-based goldsmith Alex Dordevic, the CEO of Tribe and a man who wants to change the meaning of the word ‘luxury’ in the cannabis accessories space. Established in 1993, Tribe began as a magazine documenting Toronto’s budding underground electronic music scene. It was the first in Canada to possess an online parallel, with a community now “four and a…


How Two High-Performance Athletes Are Challenging Cannabis Stereotypes


Rachael Rapinoe and Anna Symonds are working to bust up myths and lay a new foundation. Rachael Rapinoe, sister of U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe and the CEO of Mendi, an Oregon-based, women-owned CBD company, is clear about her vision. “We want to be the world’s most trusted sports CBD brand,” Rapinoe tells The GrowthOp from Oregon. “That’s where we want to go.” That journey is a long way from her past as a professional…


Weed Vending Machine Debuts in Colorado With More on the Way


The first ones landed at Strawberry Fields dispensary in Pueblo. In an era when consumers can buy groceries, pet supplies and even a life-size cardboard cutout of Lizzo without directly seeing a human, one company is ensuring Coloradans can also purchase their cannabis contactless. Matt Frost is founder and CEO of Anna, what he calls a “tricked out vending machine” designed to take and fill orders for marijuana products. The first ones landed at Strawberry…


Aurora Cannabis Co-Founder Retires From Board of Directors


Aurora Cannabis Inc. says co-founder Terry Booth has retired from the company’s board of directors. Booth stepped down as chief executive in February, but had remained a member of the board of the cannabis company. Michael Singer, Aurora’s executive chairman and interim CEO, says Booth helped set the table for the company to lead in Canada and around the world. – Read the entire article at Global News.


Former NBA Forward Al Harrington Wants to Make 100 Black Individuals Millionaires Through the Cannabis Business


Al Harrington is helping Black entrepreneurs enter the cannabis sector through an incubator partnership with his company, Viola Brands. Former National Basketball Association forward Al Harrington says he’s on a mission to turn 100 Black individuals into millionaires using the cannabis sector, he told CNBC. Harrington, now CEO of cannabis company Viola Brands, said one of the ways he’ll achieve the mission to help 100 Black people through an incubator program that allows black market…


Former Student Converts Thorndale, Ont. School to Grow Cannabis


Rob O’Neill used to dread being called to the principal’s office at Leesboro Central Public School in Thorndale, Ont., but now it’s his office as CEO of the JC Green Cannabis Company. O’Neill said in a statement, “It’s a really incredible experience to return to my school, which always had a sense of small-town community, to revive the energies where young minds were cultivated, and placing those energies into the operations at JC Medicinal.” JC…


Why the Picture for Aurora Cannabis Just Got Bleaker


A bad situation in Ontario is now even worse. There’s been nothing but bad news for Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB) lately. The Canadian cannabis producer posted dismal fiscal 2020 Q2 results in February. Its longtime CEO stepped down. Aurora laid off staff. Its stock is down more than 60% year to date. And now the picture for Aurora just got bleaker. One of the biggest problems for the company in 2019 became worse over the weekend.…


Cannabis, Bar Industries Eligible for $40B Government Bank Credit Program


Devastated bars and lounges as well as the country’s hard-hit cannabis sector will have access to $40 billion in new credit being made available via the government’s business bank during the COVID-19 crisis, its CEO said on Sunday. In an interview with The Canadian Press, Michael Denham said the program from the Business Development Bank of Canada would now be open to all businesses. “Any legal business is eligible to be part of the program…