Fascinated by the emerging cannabis industry in Canada, Jay Rosenthal co-founded Business of Cannabis (BofC) in early 2017 with two partners.
BofC has become the go-to source for research, context and insight into the dynamic, ever-changing landscape of the Canadian cannabis sector. In the coming months, BofC will further solidify its position in the sector by producing a series of workplace trainings in partnership with the Human Resources Professionals Association, launching the inaugural Medical Cannabis Week in partnership with Technology TO and Health TO and by publishing its first quarterly magazine.
In addition to being a contributor to Huffington Post and Civilized Life , Jay is a sought-after media source, regularly contributing to the Business News Network , CBC , CTV and the Globe and Mail . He has become a thoughtful voice in the cannabis sector and penned varied opinion pieces including:
- “How to Have the New 'Weed Talk' with Your Kids” - Civilized.Life
- “Trump Could Use NAFTA To Bully Canada's Emerging Weed Industry” - Huffington Post
- “The Cannabis Industry Must Earn the Trust of Canadians” - Globe and Mail
Jay has a 20-year career at the intersection of media, business, policy and politics - in the US and Canada. He began his career in the US Capitol working for United States Senator Barbara Boxer. Moving to the Bay Area in the late 90s, he deepened his interest in the intersection of politics and technology, serving in the administration of the Mayor of San Jose, the 10th largest City in the US and the heart of Silicon Valley.