President & CEO, Tidal Health Solutions
Barry Katzman, B.A, M.B.A., entered the field of medical cannabis production armed with a wealth of experience and knowledge from his years spent working in executive capacities in the beverage industry. Mr. Katzman spent 10 years with Molson Breweries and was President of numerous Canadian wineries including Stoney Ridge and Creekside Estates overseeing large-scale national and global sales and distribution for Canada’s diverse wine regions. He was directly responsible for iconic Canadian brands such as Mike Weir Winery, Wayne Gretzky Estates and the Tragically Hip wines which has positioned him with a unique perspective on the forces at play within the cannabis sector. As the future-focussed and people-oriented CEO of Tidal Health Solutions—the third Licensed Producer in New Brunswick—Barry Katzman offers invaluable input to this budding industry.
Tidal Health Solutions is a licensed producer as per Health Canadas ACMPR regulations and is the only Canadian cannabis company founded by a practicing physician. Our founding doctor and advisory doctor have prescribed over 30,000 medical marijuana prescriptions and have current patient bases of over 7000 patients. This patient base includes approximately 50% of all Canadian military personnel diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Tidal has recently completed an $8 million construction of a state of the art, hospital-grade cannabis production facility in St Stephen, New Brunswick.