Canadian Government Task Force Report on Cannabis

Canadian Task Force Recommends Minimum Age for Cannabis of 18

The Canadian Government Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation just released its report titled “A Framework for the Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis in Canada“. Editor’s note: Interesting that they have started using the term “Cannabis” over “marijuana”. See this earlier blog post about that. Highlights of the recommendations: Limit sales to those 18 and over …

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Don't Call Cannabis Marijuana

Don’t Call Cannabis “Marijuana”

Why I Don’t Call Cannabis “Marijuana” [WARNING: There are references to historical quotations and situations that many individuals would consider offensive today. They are included to provide context and are not the words or opinion of the author. ] “As an industry professional, I eschew the use of the term ‘marijuana’ due to its pejorative, …

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learn to say no

Poverty Can Be Liberating (and other ways to learn to say no)

Learn to Say No – and Get Your Life Back! Steve Jobs said it. Michael Porter said it. Saying No is a skill few master and this writer is no exception. Take a look at your calendar for a given week or month and ask yourself how many items are there because you lacked the …

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New Cannabis Oil Rules In Texas Will Stifle Innovation, Shut Out Small Business

Cannabis Oil Rules in Texas Kill Small Business’ Brandon Fusco Jersey Opportunity Earlier this year folks were lauding Texas as one of the more Brandon Fusco Authentic Jersey visionary jurisdictions when they opened up the market Brandon Fusco Womens Jersey for medicinal, non-psychoactive cannabis in the state, but new rules proposed in Texas aimed at …

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Jim Estill - Danby Appliance

CCSBE wisdom from Jim Estill

I was fortunate to catch a talk by Danby Appliance CEO Jim Estill (for the third time) at the recent Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship conference at the University of Guelph and his message struck me as something that would really resonate with both students and entrepreneurs. I have admired Jim for over 20 years …

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Hans And Ola Rosling - The Educated Guess

The Educated Guess – Make it Your Friend

The Educated Guess: Friend or Foe? Professor Hans Rosling of the Karolinska Institute is becoming very well known for his data-driven TED talks.  This latest one includes his son, who shares some insight into how to be right more often, by using the Educated Guess.  There are several gems of data in here that they use to exemplify …

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Leadership Principles

The Five Basic Leadership Principles

Leadership Principles that Stand the Test of Time We got to talking about leadership principles in my Entrepreneurship class today and I was reminded of an incredible management training program that Telesat put all of its management through back in about 1989 or so, when I was in my first real management job.  The key to the …

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Transit Problems in the GTA

Transit problems in the GTA need political courage

My answer to the transit problems in the GTA The recent discussion around “revenue tools” to fund transit in the GTA (mostly the 416), is absolutely necessary, and the people of Toronto and the greater Toronto area need to understand that this infrastructure has been ignored for too long. With the exception of minor tweaking …

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