Canadian Cannabis Update



Canadian Cannabis Update is a podcast that gives leaders & organizations an opportunity to tell their stories and share information. Based on a long-form interview format, the podcast has featured countless industry leaders, giving them an opportunity to communicate their message in a timely and professional manner.


  • #202 Ultra Marathon Runner Avery Collins

    10/06/2021 Duración: 38min

    Running isn't for everyone, long distance running appeals to an even smaller crowd Some runners choose to run distances that can only be described as "Ultra". Avery Collins, a professional ultra runner joined me to talk about what it takes to run 50, 100, 200 miles & everything in between! Avery is also a cannabis advocate, he talks at length about how he uses THC & CBD for training & recovery, and how how cannabis has become very common in the ultra scene. Super nice guy, great stories & a lot of great intel. Hope you enjoy!

  • #201 CaliSober Defined w Andrew DeAngelo

    05/05/2021 Duración: 11min

    Andrew DeAngelo joins me to talk about the CaliSober lifestyle & movement.  It might have a different definition for you than for me but the goal is common, getting to that perfect place & enjoying life & experiences. This one's short but runs deep, I hope you enjoy!

  • #200 Chef Jordan Wagman Discusses Food, Cannabis & Life!

    13/04/2021 Duración: 20min

    There's no better way to celebrate 200 episodes than with someone as cool as Chef Jordan Wagman! We talked about how to make infused foods (That goes without saying!), life, work & feeding that creative fire that both of us are grateful to have on a daily basis.  Life is all about living it to the fullest, Jordan is a shining example of how to follow your heart & being great at doing it. Don't forget to follow Jordan's new podcast as well called "In the Weeds" below or anywhere you stream your podcasts from! Check out Twitter: @WagmanJordan I Instagram: @chefjordanwagman

  • #199 The latest on the Psychedelic Industry w Lucas McCann CSO of PsyDelta

    22/03/2021 Duración: 21min

    Lucas McCann, PHD & Chief Science Officer of CannDelta & PsyDelta discusses the latest in the Psychedelic space.  Where we're at in Canada, what substances are being looked at & where he sees the industry headed in the future. Super nice guys & highly intelligent, well worth it!!   Find out more about them @

  • #198 Optimizing Men's Health Beyond 40 w Dr. Myles Spar

    06/03/2021 Duración: 20min

    Trying to live a healthy lifestyle gets more challenging the older you get.  Now that I'm in my 40's, I've personally noticed it more than ever. I invited Dr. Myles Spar onto the podcast to talk the many ways that men can optimize their lives physically & mentally as we age. Dr Spar has written 2 books on the subject & is the Chief Medical Officer of Vault Health, a US-based company that is dedicated to the optimization of men's health.  I learned a lot, I hope that you do too. Find out more about Dr. Spar at & or check out his TED Talk at

  • #197 Terry Booth Talks About His New US Venture Australis $AUSA

    26/02/2021 Duración: 19min

    Terry Booth reflects on his time at Aurora Cannabis & his New US Venture Australis.  Terry's optimistic about the US marketplace, his company's position & experience, leading up to potential federal legalization South of the border.   Should you invest in $AUSA?  I'll let Terry tell you why he thinks you should. Find out more about Australis @ If you have a story that you'd like to tell, reach out to me: / @_insderspod

  • #196 Colin Bambury Explains How He Made a Career in Cannabis

    16/02/2021 Duración: 31min

    The legal cannabis space is a funny place.  Full of restrictions while seemingly lacking in information.  Colin Bambury, a young but seasoned cannabis marketer & entrepreneur joined me to talk about how he found a way to make a career in cannabis.  While Colin's career may just have started, he's already respected for his insights & hustle. Follow Collin at: @colinbambury I @thc_canada I I

  • #195 Raine Maida & Ian Kwechansky talk Loop/Pool

    26/01/2021 Duración: 20min

    Loop = Premium Cannabis Products Pool = Emerging Artist Support Our Lady Peace front man Raine Maida & Loop/Pool Founder Ian Kwechansky discuss this new initiative that will bring more great recreational cannabis options to consumers in Canada while donating a portion of the proceeds to Canadian emerging artists. Find out more at or check them out on Facebook & Instagram. You can also follow Raine online at or

  • #194 Former UFC Middleweight Elias Theodorou Talks Cannabis Therapy & Life

    05/01/2021 Duración: 21min

    If you're a fight fan, or a cannabis fan, this one's for you!  Former UFC Middleweight & cannabis activist Elias Theodorou has found a new battle to fight.  Literally putting his career at risk, Elias has chosen to step up & be a leader for other athletes who use cannabis & may not have the courage to speak out for themselves. We talk a little fighting & have a little fun. I even asked him if his parents think he's crazy!  He's a great communicator & chatting with him was a blast.  I hope you enjoy! Follow him on social @eliastheodorou / Check out & of course Rise FC, Co-Promotors of his upcoming event!

  • #193 High Canada Magazine - Past, Present, Future & more :)

    23/12/2020 Duración: 24min

    High Canada Magazine Founder Cy Williams & Ontario Editor Tammi Stanhope talk about what it's like to run the publication, the launch of new magazines internationally & their take of psychedelics.  This one covers a lot of ground & gives you an inside look at the people behind the brand. Check them out at or on social @highcanadamagazine You can reach me at Merry Christmas :)

  • #192 Mexico's Move Towards Cannabis Legalization w. Jorge Rubio

    15/12/2020 Duración: 12min

    Just when you thought cannabis was going to be legalized in Mexico, it looks like you might have to put the breaks on for a bit!  Jorge Rubio, our resident Mexico/Cannabis expert tells us exactly what's going on & what he expects will happen in 2021. Follow Jorge on Twitter @jorgeru77 Follow Insiders Podcast @_insderspod

  • #191 PURE SUNFARMS' CEO Mandesh Dosanjh

    27/11/2020 Duración: 22min

    PURE SUNFARMS has quickly become one of the "cool kids" in a world that seems jam-packed full of cannabis retail options.  Consumers seem to love their portfolio & continuously rave about their product line in the Twitterverse & beyond!  We talk to Mandesh Dosanjh, the man who's pushing the buttons behind the scenes, making PSF a leader in an ever crowded marketplace.   Find out how they handled 2020 & what lies in store for the company in 2021 & beyond. Mandesh Dosanjh I PURE SUNFARMS

  • #190 Caught Smuggling Cannabis, One Man's Story

    10/11/2020 Duración: 14min

    Now a respected cannabis grower & family man,  Dano Willox's life wasn't always easy.    In dire need for money, Dano decided to take a chance on a "one time job" that would help him in a time of need.  Unfortunately, things didn't go as planned & Dano found himself in a US jail.  This is the unreal story of one man's crazy journey.

  • #189 CBD Research & Realities with Dr. Richa Love

    28/10/2020 Duración: 29min

    CBD is all the rage these days, but what is real & what is not? Dr. Richa Love & her business partner Shekhar Parmar talk about the benefits of CBD use & some of the things to watch out for in a brand new & evolving industry.  Taking CBD may help you treat a wide variety of ailments, but understanding the research & realities before you head down that path is important.  Dr. Love & Shekhar take the time to discuss CBD use & why it may just change the health industry as we know it. To find out more about Bloom by Dr. Love, visit & To find out more about me, visit & @_distinctmedia on most social streams. -- CBD Research & Realities with Dr. Richa Love #CBD #CBDResearch #BloombyDrLove

  • 188 Tristan Connelly - One Chance Made Him Great

    22/09/2020 Duración: 20min

    Most of us wouldn't dream of actually fighting with anyone, while others do it for a living.  At 155 pounds Tristan Connelly's body may not be "huge" but when given a chance to step into the octagon with a much larger opponent, Tristan proved that it's what's inside that counts. I remember watching the fights that night, as both men walked into the arena & thought "Man, that Vancouver kid is in over his head".   Literally minutes into the first round & I found myself on the edge of my seat, Tristan didn't show up just to lose, he was there to shock anyone who doubted his chance of winning! With just 5 days to prepare for his first fight in the UFC, Tristan became an instant home-town hero. He joined me to talk about that fight, his life & his future.  I hope you enjoy. Follow Tristan: @mmatristan /

  • #187 Marc Emery - The Culture of Cancellation

    09/09/2020 Duración: 07min

    One of these things is not like the other! Trying to interview a man like Marc Emery has been one of the most frustrating experiences in my podcast life!  Trying to make sense of a man that so many people loathe, puts you into the crosshairs of public opinion, no matter the type of spin that you try to bake into it. Is Marc Emery all about the counter-culture movement, is he just a shit disturber, or is he just crazy? I recorded a 20 minute conversation with Marc, but decided that an editorial on the experience would be of more value to you than publishing the actual words he said. I hope you find this perspective interesting & I hope that you find it in you to be kind to one another.

  • #186 Largest Cannabis Retail Chain In Canada - Int w High Tide's CEO Raj Grover

    02/09/2020 Duración: 16min

    Sure, we all shop at our favourite cannabis stores & we all have different reasons for choosing them. When you visit a larger retail chain, it can feel like that "personal touch" is missing..  Who are the people behind the brand & what's important to them? Today I spoke with High Tide's President & CEO Raj Grover who's chain of retail stores called Canna Cabana have recently acquired Meta Growth's retails stores called New Leaf.  If you buy legal cannabis, you would likely already know who the two chains are independently but now with the acquisition, they will become one & the biggest combined chain of stores in Canada. Raj talks about his own life, coming to Canada as an immigrant, working day & night trying to get his business off the ground.  He discusses other projects he's involved with & explains why they're important not just to Canna Cabana, but for consumers as well. It was nice to see the face behind the brand & to know that at Canna Cabana, they're real p

  • #185 The Restrictive World of Cannabis Marketing w Medipharm Labs CMO Sybil Taylor

    30/07/2020 Duración: 36min

    Today's interview is with Sybil Taylor, who is a seasoned marketer with well over 20 years in the alcohol & now the cannabis space.  Sybil is currently the Chief Marketing Officer for Medipharm Labs, she talks about her professional life & why her approach to marketing over the years has found success.  I've personally admired her work on social streams for about 3 years, trust me, she's really good! If you're a marketer, in sales, communications, or whatever.. This one's for you! Find Sybil on LinkedIn:

  • #184 How COVID Almost Killed My Friend

    21/07/2020 Duración: 16min

    This story is both serious & amazing.  My friend & co-worker Jay Chowdhury contracted COVID-19 & spent almost a month on life support.  It's easy to dismiss COVID, or perhaps be annoyed by it, but in my case, I know someone who almost died.  This is his story, about a month after being released from the ICU.  I hope you enjoy.

  • #183 Could POPCANN Be The Future of Cannabis Retail?

    15/07/2020 Duración: 13min

    Imagine going to see your favourite band in an out of the way spot & finding the perfect little cannabis store serving concert goers?! Jake Neiman & his crew at POPCANN are re-fabricating sea cannisters to make retail more accessible to consumers, aspiring store owners entrepreneurs & more.  It's a brilliant idea, the question will be whether POPCANN can navigate the red tape that surrounds this restrictive industry. To find out more about POPCANN & their many conceptual ideas, check out

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