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Did you know that HIGH BAR does on-site beverage infusing at events? Since the legalization of cannabis, HIGH BAR created a legal and safe (available micro-dosing 1-10mg per beverage) way for guest to consume cannabis during an event. If you are planning on serving alcohol, you should also consider serving cannabis . A lot of your guest might prefer a cannabis infused beverage, which additionally is a much healthier option. We focus on educating the guest so that they have the ability to modify how they want the cannabis to affect their senses and overall mood during the event.



HIGH BAR CAN INFUSE ANY BEVERAGES. HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF WHAT WE CAN DO:


CANNABIS SPARKLING WATER

CANNABIS FRUIT JUICE

CANNABIS TEA

CANNABIS COFFEE

CANNABIS MOCKTAIL & MORE



PLEASE DON'T MIX ​ As with all cannabis, do not mix with alcohol.


CANNABIS WITH FRIENDS & FAMILY / HOSTING TIP ​ "A good host is someone who really takes care of everyone." ​ ​ Everyone’s different, and cannabis isn't for everyone. So it’s a good idea to have a variety of beverages on hand, along with a range of non-cannabis and non-alcoholic beverages, so that people have options. And finally, always ensure your guests have a safe ride home - cannabis and driving never mix.




MOBILE CANNABIS BARS | BUDTENDING | PRE-ROLLS | VAPE ON TAP | CANNABIS CATERING | INFUSED BEVERAGES & MORE 🌱

HIGH BAR Hospitality & Event Group is Canada's first luxury mobile cannabis bar providing cannabis sommeliers, budtenders, consumption lounges, cannabis catering and other hospitality services. Creating a premier full-service experience that everyone can enjoy (from someone who's never consumed cannabis to your seasoned cannabis cannoisseur). With our experience and knowledge immersed in the event industry for over 25 years, the introduction of legal cannabis presented the perfect opportunity to create a high class event company featuring cannabis in its many wonderful forms. Our mission is simple, provide clients with cannabis experience presented in a classy and high-end fashion. We’ve partnered with some of the best names in the events and cannabis industries, so that we can provide the highest quality service for any occasion. We are committed to cannabis education, safety, and providing a responsible experience.

HIGH BAR Hospitality & Event Group (located in Toronto, Ontario) will provide services only in Canada. All services are contingent upon compliance with cannabis related legislation and regulations. We do not facilitate the sales of cannabis or cannabis products.

www.HighBarCanada.com

www.TorontoCannabisCatering.com

@highbartoronto (currently disabled by @instagram)

@highbarcanada

@torontocannabiscatering



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Cannabis entrepreneur inspired by his mother’s death to ease pain of others




Growing up as an angst-ridden teen is hard. Pressures and decisions can be overwhelming, parents are seemingly “against” everything, and it can feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. Pressure can lead young adults to seek an “escape,” even if temporary, and look to “self-medicate” as a means to fill that void.






I say all this as someone, who, like most, suffered from a lot of the aforementioned, growing up.


Misdiagnosed from an early age with ADHD and anxiety, I spent a majority of my late teens and early adult years struggling to figure out who I was and what was wrong with me. Combine that with watching my mother be diagnosed and survive breast cancer at a young age without really talking to anyone about the effects it had on me, I had a hard time wrapping my head around the pressures of life as they hit me.


But fellow Thornhill native Lucas Margulis, founder of several businesses including High Bar, went through similar tragedies, and was able to come out a better person for it.


“Look, things could have gone really, really sideways in my late teens. My mother had just passed, I was a disaster, and I really didn’t know how to cope,” remembered Margulis. “I dabbled in some hard stuff, but ultimately found that cannabis was the only thing that really helped me cope with the depression and anxiety I was feeling.”


Looking for more constructive things to do with his time and energy on weekends that didn’t involve partying and doing drugs, Margulis found working in the entertainment business (weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, etc.) really helpful.


“These Saturday night events distracted me from bad influence, allowed me to use my energy for good, and still make some decent money,” continued Margulis. “However, still, when the night was done at 2 to 3am, I was having a hard time winding down and actually getting some rest.”

As thus, cannabis, as a medicine, returned to his routine.


“I remember, quite vividly, when my mom first started to fight breast cancer, a few of the doctors passed her hash pills on the side, because chemo (chemotherapy) was killing her appetite, and causing her a lot of pain. The pills seemed to help, and my interest in the plant took off from there, when I was about 18. She eventually lost her battle, but through it all I was reminded of how beneficial cannabis is, and decided that I would do my best to continuously advocate for it.”


Around this time, at the end of the long, energy-fuelled nights, Margulis decided to look into cannabis for himself as less of a recreational enjoyment, and more of a medication. Long before cannabis became medically legal, he found that at the end of one of those hectic nights it would help his mind and body wind-down and rest. “I started feeling like the best version of myself, and it was amazing.”


Being a natural entrepreneur, and after years of working for various entertainment companies, Margulis decided, in early 2014, to venture off on his own and launch PURE, which offered similar services, but would put him in creative and financial control.


“The concept was always to introduce experience bars that comfortably integrated cannabis into an event, helping to normalize it. After booking a few trials and proving it could be executed, people, companies, and brands started reaching out so that they, too, could offer a safe and legal alternative to alcohol at forthcoming events,” explained Margulis, who, himself, is not much of a drinker, and appreciated the kind of disruption this was going to do for events of all shapes and sizes.


Once navigating all the regulatory hurdles, High Bar went from concept to full-blown scalable pop-up business.


“The only way to (legally) serve cannabis is by obtaining legal amounts via the OCS (up to 30g) and not re-selling it,” explained Margulis. “Our team works closely with the event organizers, helps them decide what to buy and puts it together to further enhance the experience. Whether it be via our child safe, odourless, doob tubes that are ready to house our designer black and gold pre-roll papers, or our sensory bar that guests can see and explore all that makes the cannabis what it is, we really go all out to ensure the experience is both comfortable and memorable.”


“We were booked solid and partnering with caterers like Encore, and Toben, and Chef Jordan Wagman, to integrate offerings,” said Margulis. “We started integrating low dose (1mg) drinks and food, some which offered more rapid-onset effects, in an incredibly regulated and controlled environment; our clients loved it.”


It is said that positivity begets positivity and Margulis is the epitome of that. Life has thrown many curve balls at him, and he has conquered them all with humility, positivity, and grace.


“Look, it’s been incredibly hard being an event producer, albeit PURE or High Bar, during COVID. It literally halted our business and, thus, income. But I refuse to let any negativity derail my goals. As a father and husband, I have a duty to put them first and maintain a positive outlook on everything,” continued Margulis. “I look at cannabis as something incredibly beautiful, the way some people admire art or alcohol. I just want to share the love of the plant, while paying how it helped me navigate life forward.”


Written by:

Corey Herscu is Director of Media Relations at VerbFactory, a marketing agency focused on technology and emerging vertical sectors. He previously ran RNMKR, a Toronto-based communications agency focused on cannabis, technology, and lifestyle.

https://www.thej.ca/2020/08/09/entertainment-businesses-survive-and-thrive-for-event-producer/

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Consuming cannabis responsibly will help keep you and your guests have an eventful experience.



Safety & Health Tips


Avoid mixing cannabis with tobacco, as it increases the health risks and the likelihood of dependency. Consider these important facts about your health when deciding whether to consume cannabis.

Avoid cannabis before the age of 25 as it may affect brain development.

Never drive after or while consuming cannabis. Cannabis products containing THC will produce impairment in motor skills, cognition and decision-making abilities

Avoid mixing cannabis with tobacco, as it increases the health risks and the likelihood of dependency.

Avoid consuming cannabis if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.

Avoid cannabis if you’re at risk for mental health issues, such as having a family or personal history of psychosis or substance misuse.

Avoid mixing cannabis and alcohol, as it increases impairment.

Keep cannabis safely out of the reach of children and animals.

Do not smoke cannabis with a child in the home. Second-hand smoke is a health risk.

Holding cannabis smoke in your lungs during inhalation may increase the health risks.


Enjoy these tips!



MOBILE CANNABIS BARS | BUDTENDING | PRE-ROLLS | VAPE ON TAP | CANNABIS CATERING | INFUSED BEVERAGES & MORE 🌱

HIGH BAR Hospitality & Event Group is Canada's first luxury mobile cannabis bar providing cannabis sommeliers, budtenders, consumption lounges, cannabis catering and other hospitality services. Creating a premier full-service experience that everyone can enjoy (from someone who's never consumed cannabis to your seasoned cannabis cannoisseur). With our experience and knowledge immersed in the event industry for over 25 years, the introduction of legal cannabis presented the perfect opportunity to create a high class event company featuring cannabis in its many wonderful forms. Our mission is simple, provide clients with cannabis experience presented in a classy and high-end fashion. We’ve partnered with some of the best names in the events and cannabis industries, so that we can provide the highest quality service for any occasion. We are committed to cannabis education, safety, and providing a responsible experience.

HIGH BAR Hospitality & Event Group (located in Toronto, Ontario) will provide services only in Canada. All services are contingent upon compliance with cannabis related legislation and regulations. We do not facilitate the sales of cannabis or cannabis products.

www.HighBarCanada.com

www.TorontoCannabisCatering.com

@highbartoronto (currently disabled by @instagram)

@highbarcanada

@torontocannabiscatering





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        LUXURY CANNABIS BAR  

HIGH bar stations are sleek, modern, ODORLESS and designed for all occasions.  With our multiple bar configurations and styles we can aCCOMMODATE EVENTS OF ALL SIZES. EVERY EVENT IS UNIQUE AND SHOULD BE CUSTOMIZED based on the clients requirements. our TEAM will work with you to determine the most appropriate cannabis bar package required for your event. 

For all general bookings, THE HIGH bar EXPERIENCE INCLUDES CANNSELL CERTIFIED staff, MENU, SENSORY STATION, lighters, PRE ROLLING and OUR ELEGANT GLASs, CHILD PROOF "DOOB" TUBES for each pre roll. ALL OUR PACKAGES INCLUDE consultations WITH A HIGH BAR CANNABIS SOMMELIER to help PICK THE RIGHT CULTIVAR ("STRAIN") OF CANNABIS FROM A LEGAL CANNABIS STORE FOR YOUR UPCOMING EVENT.  FOR EVENTS LOCATED IN A CANNABIS FRIENDLY VENUE AND PRIVATE RESIDENCE, ASK US ABOUT OUR LUXURY CANNABIS  VAPE BAR EXPERIENCE .

      CERTIFIED BUDTENDERS & CANNABIS SOMMELIERS 

AT HIGH BAR, ALL OUR STAFF ARE EVENT PROFESSIONALS and cannabis consumption specialists. OUR TEAM OF CERTIFIED BUDTENDERS AND CANNABIS SOMMELIERS ARE READY TO BRING THE HIGH BAR EXPERIENCE TO YOUR UPCOMING EVENt AND PROVIDE your guests WITH A luxurious MOBILE cannabis bar SERVICE, SERVING PRE ROLLS, INFUSED BEVERAGES, VAPOR ON TAP AND MORE.  

ALL HIGH BAR HOSPITALITY & EVENT GROUP BUDTENDERS & CANNABIS sommeliers ARE CANNSELL STANDARD CERTIFIED.  CannSell is the sole mandated cannabis retail education program for the Province of Ontario by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. CannSell IS owned and operated by the Canadian Cannabis Retailers Co.Ltd in exclusive partnership with MADD Canada. IT educates learners about cannabis, its effects, safe methods of consumption, and associated risks.

THIS TRAINING EMPHASIZES THE PREVENTION OF OVERCONSUMPTION, PROPER I.D. VERIFICATION AND BEST PRACTICES FOR KEEPING GUESTS SAFE IN THE PRESENCE OF BOTH cannabis and alcohol IN AN EVENT SETTING.

      cannabis INFUSing experience 

AT HIGH BAR HOSPITALITY & EVENT GROUP, WE HAVE created THE PERFECT EVENT EXPERIENCE for guestS WHO consume cannabis BEVERAGES OR JUST WANT TO TRY IT FOR THE FIRST TIME. OUR STAFF WILL INFUSE (ODOURLESS AND FLAVOURLESS) CANNABIS ON-SITE AT THE HIGH BAR, SO THAT WE NEVER COMPRoMISE THE TASTE OF YOUR FAVOURITE NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE. USING OUR EXCLUSIVE HIGH BAR HANDHELD DISPENSER, WE CAN control your experience with just the tap of a finger (1-10mg OF THC:CBD OR JUST CBD per beverage).  If you are planning on serving alcohol, you should also consider serving cannabis BEVERAGES. A lot of your guestS might ACTUALLY prefer a cannabis infused beverage, which additionally CAN BE A MUCH healthier option. We focus on educating so that GUESTS have the ability to modify how they want the cannabis to affect their senses and overall mood during the event. AT HIGH BAR, WE'VE PARTNERED UP WITH SOME OF THE BEST CANNABIS INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS across Canada TO PROVIDE YOU WITH AN ON-SITE cannabis infusing EXPERIENCE THAT'S THE FIRST OF ITs KIND. IT's ABSOLUTELY SAFE, LEGAL, budget friendly AND SERVED oNLY BY CERTIFIED CANNABIS SOMMELIERS AND BUDTENDERS. OUR CANNABIS INFUSING EXPERIENCE CAN BE ADDED TO ANY CORPORATE, SOCIAL OR PRIVATE EVENT, and work in any event space.

      CANNABIS CATERING EXPERIENCE 

HIGH BAR IS OFFERING cannABIS CATERING WITH 1:1 THC/CBD oR JUST  CBD  INFUSED CUISINE, SERVICing ALL ACROSS CANADA.  AT HIGH BAR, WE'VE PARTNERED UP WITH SOME OF THE BEST EVENT CATERERS, CANNABIS MASTER CHEFS and CANNABIS SUPPLIERS across Canada TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A CANNABIS-INFUSED CATERING EXPERIENCE THAT'S THE FIRST OF ITs KIND. IT's ABSOLUTELY SAFE, LEGAL AND SERVED RESPONSIBLy AND OUR CANNABIS on-site INFUSING services CAN BE ADDED TO ANY CORPORATE OR PRIVATE EVENT, and work in any event space.

      HIGH BAR SENSORY EXPERIENCE 

All our knowledge begins with the senses.  When approaching the bar, guests will get to look and smell each cultivar (“strain”) option available before they can consume it. Between smelling each cultivar, cleanse your palate using our favourite Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee beans. Once you have decided on which cultivar you liked the most, a High Bar Certified Budtender or Cannabis Sommelier will educate you on the cultivar you picked just before passing you a pre-roll or vaporizer for you to enjoy. 

      LUXURY CANNABIS CONSUMPTION LOUNGE 

Our cannabis consumption lounges are elegant and designed for a classy lounge experience. With our large selection of furniture and decor rental options, the consumption lounge can be designed and used for different event types. The tent rentals we offer come in a wide variety of sizes and work for backyard events, indoor/outdoor corporate events, outdoor festivals, indoor/outdoor weddings and more. Our team will work with you to design the perfect cannabis consumption lounge for your event. 

      BRAND ACTIVATIONS 

AT HIGH BAR HOSPITALITY & EVENT GROUP, OUR ACTIVATIONS  ARE createD TO BE highly unique, relevant, INTERACTIVE and WITH memorable consumer engagement INFUSED WITH CANNABIS OR CANNABIS RELATED PRODUCTS.

We create, plan and deliver integrated brand activation campaigns that create an emotional connection between a consumer and a brand.

      CBD BAR SERVICES 

having cannabis at your event doesn't have to be something that gets your guest high.  high bar offers a luxury cbd bar service that is ideal for anyone looking for an alternative to serving cannabis with THC.  AT HIGH BAR HOSPITALITY & EVENT GROUP, WE FOCUS ON PROVIDING CBD INFUSED SERVICES THAT WILL WOW GUESTS AT YOUR NEXT EVENT.

 CBD  stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana). While CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, it is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. While CBD is a component of marijuana (one of hundreds), by itself it does not cause a “high.” According to a report from the   World Health Organization  , “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”

      GIVING BACK 

AT HIGH BAR we believe in giving back to our LOCAL communitIES, so we have decided to give 5% of OUR pROFITS to charitY.  WE believe in enhancing communities, protecting the Environment and help people experiEncING mental health issues in our community.

MOBILE CANNABIS BARS | BUDTENDING | PRE-ROLLS | VAPE ON TAP | CANNABIS CATERING | INFUSED BEVERAGES & MORE 🌱

 

HIGH BAR Hospitality & Event Group is Canada's first luxury mobile cannabis bar providing cannabis sommeliers, budtenders, consumption lounges, cannabis catering and other hospitality services. Creating a premier full-service experience that everyone can enjoy (from someone who's never consumed cannabis to your seasoned cannabis cannoisseur). With our experience and knowledge immersed in the event industry for over 25 years, the introduction of legal cannabis presented the perfect opportunity to create a high class event company featuring cannabis in its many wonderful forms. Our mission is simple, provide clients with cannabis experience presented in a classy and high-end fashion. We’ve partnered with some of the best names in the events and cannabis industries, so that we can provide the highest quality service for any occasion. We are committed to cannabis education, safety, and providing a responsible experience.

 

HIGH BAR Hospitality & Event Group (located in Toronto, Ontario) will provide services only in Canada. All services are contingent upon compliance with cannabis related legislation and regulations. We do not facilitate the sales of cannabis or cannabis products.