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Gallagher Becomes Official Insurance Provider of Business of Cannabis

Partnership to focus on critical insurance issues affecting the sector

TORONTO, September 17, 2020 — Gallagher, a leader in providing insurance products and services to the Canadian cannabis sector, announced today the company has become the official insurance provider of Business of Cannabis. Business of Cannabis is the preeminent B2B cannabis media platform in Canada.

In this role, the Canadian Gallagher team will provide the Business of Cannabis audience ongoing analysis, updates and guidance on critical insurance considerations and offerings for the cannabis sector. 

“As one of the most trusted sources of information and analysis in the Canadian cannabis sector, we are excited to join Business of Cannabis as the Official Insurance Provider,” said Gallagher Vice President David Kerr, based in Toronto. “Affordable, sector-specific insurance offerings have challenged the cannabis space, we are keen to provide ongoing and actionable insurance information to the sector.”

“We believe the Business of Cannabis platform serves a key role providing valuable insights to serve the Canadian cannabis industry,” said Jay Rosenthal, Co-Founder and President of Business of Cannabis, “partnering with a leading insurance brokerage to help shed light on challenging business issues, fills an essential need for our audience.”

The partnership will commence with a Cannabis Forward education and networking event in Fall 2020 featuring an overview on what the sector needs to understand about insuring cannabis businesses in Canada. 

About Gallagher 

Gallagher, a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm, is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The company has operations in 49 countries and offers client-service capabilities in more than 150 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants. Gallagher’s Canadian retail property/casualty brokerage operations span seven provinces and 31 offices. Gallagher was one of the first brokers to underwrite cannabis business in Canada, and remains committed to providing innovative, tailored solutions to this industry and community through our dedicated practice team across the country.

About Business of Cannabis

Launched in 2017 and headquartered in Toronto, Ontario – Business of Cannabis has become Canada’s authoritative source for news and analysis of the cannabis industry. Awarded Best News Source at the 2019 by the O’Cannabiz Industry Awards, across web, social, newsletter, video, podcast and event channels – Business of Cannabis highlights the companies, brands, people and trends driving the global cannabis industry.

Media Contacts

Business of Cannabis
Blaine Pearson
Business of Cannabis
Kelly Potter Scott             
Vice President, Marketing & Communications 
Gallagher Canada


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