A Cannabis Grower’s Guide to Going Legal – with Tamara Follett of Sunleaf Farmcy (Podcast)

So many Canadian cannabis growers want to go “legit”. But what does it take? Our guest Tamara Follett of Sunleaf Farmacy is a successful micro cannabis producer with a background in pharmaceutical regulatory compliance. Let’s just say… she knows her stuff. Listen as she discusses the costs, infrastructure upgrades, and regulatory compliance needed to startContinue reading “A Cannabis Grower’s Guide to Going Legal – with Tamara Follett of Sunleaf Farmcy (Podcast)”

Hemp Opportunities for Atlantic Canada – Kevin Cain, Modern Hemp Innovations (Podcast)

Industrial hemp might be the true hero of the cannabis plant, and Kevin Cain saw the potential 25 years ago when he first encountered a hempcrete block. With applications for food, animal feed, bioplastics, batteries, and even ballistics materials the possibilities for hemp are seemingly endless. Kevin founded Modern Hemp Innovations to help accelerate theContinue reading “Hemp Opportunities for Atlantic Canada – Kevin Cain, Modern Hemp Innovations (Podcast)”

Creating Rural Jobs in NB with Cannabis – Eco Canadian Organic (Podcast Episode)

Denise Hannay is the CEO of Eco Canadian Organic, a New Brunswick licensed producer of medical cannabis. In this episode, Denise talks about the challenges around earning her license from Health Canada and what drove her to build her business in Rexton, New Brunswick. Growing a business in smaller communities brings advantages that are attractiveContinue reading “Creating Rural Jobs in NB with Cannabis – Eco Canadian Organic (Podcast Episode)”

Crystal Cure’s Craft Cannabis Journey – Quality, Transparency, and Sustainability

When a company can claim they’re New Brunswick first’s craft cannabis flower to hit Cannabis NB shelves, you’d think some corners were cut. Crystal Cure did the complete opposite by holding the line on quality at every turn. From the creation of their own organic living soil, cultivation, licensing, packaging, and even marketing: Crystal CureContinue reading “Crystal Cure’s Craft Cannabis Journey – Quality, Transparency, and Sustainability”

A Good Economy Stinks – A History of the New Brunswick Economy

The title says it all. The nose knows a strong economy, especially when it comes to New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada In the most recent episode of the East Coast Cannabis Hour, I had the chance to talk to Chris Dickie. Chris is what you might call a “multi-sector expert.” Chris has worked in startups,Continue reading “A Good Economy Stinks – A History of the New Brunswick Economy”

The Next Big Cannabis Opportunity with Chris Dickie, Multi-Sector Expert

Chris Dickie is what you might call our “multi-sector expert”. Chris has worked in startups, NGOs, and government departments all with the same overarching goal: transforming New Brunswick’s natural resources into valuable products and economic opportunities. In this episode of the ECCH, Chris tells us how cannabis makes sense for New Brunswick and Atlantic CanadaContinue reading “The Next Big Cannabis Opportunity with Chris Dickie, Multi-Sector Expert”

Stories from the Cutting Edge of Cannabis Research – Eric Cook of RPC

Eric Cook is the CEO of the Research and Productivity Council (RPC) located in New Brunswick, Canada. They’ve been on the cutting edge of cannabis research since the very beginning, and they’ve learned from the young industry’s ups and downs. Listen as Eric talks about some of the exciting projects they’re working on with licensedContinue reading “Stories from the Cutting Edge of Cannabis Research – Eric Cook of RPC”

The Key to a Successful Craft Cannabis Industry with Rod Wilson (Episode Recap and Transcript)

In the second episode of the East Coast Cannabis Hour podcast, I am talking to Rod Wilson. Rod is the Founder of Hidden Harvest Inc. and the Executive Director of The New Brunswick Craft Cannabis Association. We discuss how he came to create Hidden Harvest and the pivoting that he felt necessary to capitalize onContinue reading “The Key to a Successful Craft Cannabis Industry with Rod Wilson (Episode Recap and Transcript)”

Listen: Introducing the East Coast Cannabis Hour (Episode Recap)

In this introductory episode of East Coast Cannabis Hour, Brennan Sisk, the New Brunswick Cannabis Coordinator, speaks with Andrew Byrne, the Marketing/Communications Director for BioNB. Episode 1 with Andrew Byrne, BioNB’s Marketing & Communications Director BioNB is the leading bioscience and bioeconomy authority in New Brunswick and is one of the administrators of the NBContinue reading “Listen: Introducing the East Coast Cannabis Hour (Episode Recap)”

The New Brunswick Cannabis Office: Meet Brennan Sisk, the Cannabis Coordinator

The New Brunswick Cannabis Office exists to solve a problem that everyone knows about: major work needs to be done for New Brunswick to be the cannabis leader it can be. Policies are out of touch with the real economic opportunity, and it’s only through a collaborative approach that the Government can make informed decisions.Continue reading “The New Brunswick Cannabis Office: Meet Brennan Sisk, the Cannabis Coordinator”