Causmo Effect

Creative Marketing

Ryan ClarkHi, I’m Ryan. Welcome to my cannabis marketing and vr website. It was made from a Ronneby template, is hosted on Go Daddy and was designed with wordpress and adobe products. I’ve built several websites over the years but I think this one really stands out. Please see my resume and biography below. You can click on the graphics for more information.

My first exposure to drug propaganda was through the “C.H.I.C.K.E.N. Club” in grade 4. This was an acronym for “Cool, Honest, Intelligent, Clear-headed, Keen, Energetic and Not interested in drugs”… a Canadian type D.A.R.E. Program, if you will.

The Milton Hilton

I grew up on a farm in Milton, just outside of Toronto, Ontario. We called our farm “The Milton Hilton”; a veritable bed and breakfast. I had loving parents who instilled a good work ethic in me. Our farm was near the Burlington Executive Airport, where astronaut Chris Hadfield first took flight. This is what my farm looks like today.

Always speaking my mind, I won several awards at public speaking competitions, including the Optimist Club. The Optimist Oratorical Contest gives more than $150,000 in college scholarships funded by the Optimist International Foundation.

The Hidden Jungle & Spiritual Smoke
The Hidden Jungle
My first job in the cannabis industry was an internship at the Hidden Jungle in Oakville. What a way to earn my last two high-school credits. I learned to DJ there too. 
View Magazine Spiritual Smoke Award 2003
Spiritual Smoke was the place that galvanized my passion for cannabis. We won a View Magazine Reader’s Choice Award during 2003 and 2004.
McMaster Science of Cannabis Grades and Assignments

While studying advertising at Mohawk College, an early assignment was to create an practice advertising agency, which I called Causmo Effect Concepts.

The core of the Advertising program was art direction, copywriting, layout design, basics of photography, graphic design and idea generation techniques.

15 years later, I enrolled in the Science of Cannabis continuing education course at McMaster University, this class clown got an 89% average.

Up In Smoke Cafe

2003 was a significant time in Canadian cannabis history. My friend Chris Goodwin and I worked hard on that Summer of Legalization Tour. After graduating from Mohawk, I became involved in a more significant way; the Up in Smoke Cafe was born.

The cafe was ahead of its time. Respect to all the dispensaries, consumption spaces and responsible adults who’ve taken a risk in this business. Chris went on to other great things like Hash Mob Media.

A Model Hemployee

In 2019 I worked as Regional Manager of the Cannabis Supply Company, a chain of medical clinics in Southern Ontario. The CSC now sells AGCO licensed retail cannabis. As per the 2021 Ontario Cannabis Store Report, Cannabis Supply Co ranked ninth in the top ten retailers by store count.

Living the Dream!

I’m now back on the farm, running a 420 friendly business near Sauble Beach. Dreamers Creative Writing is a magazine publisher and AirBnB writer’s retreat. My wife Kat and I are building a lifestyle brand and media company dedicated to heartfelt writing. Please visit writingfarm.ca.

Passion for the Plant
Emily Cannabis Supply Review
I have mentored many creative professionals and aim to inspire. My management approach encourages teamwork and cultivates a healthy corporate culture, resulting in diligent employees and colleagues focused on doing their best work.
Writing for the Legal Cannabis Industry
Writing for the Legal Cannabis Industry by Anne-Marie E. Fischer M.Ed.  was a great source of inspiration for this website.

My other love is producing and performing music as dj RC420. Check out my song “Healer of Nations”, co-written with MC Chippy Frass.

Clients & Work Experience
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Editor • Art Director • Website Administrator

2008 – 2012

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Regional Manager • Cannabis Marketing Support

2016 – 2019

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Marketing • Advertising • Web Administration • Property Maintenance

2019 – Ongoing

Territory Sales Specialist • Cannabis Marketing Support


Music Producer • Instructor

2015 – Ongoing

Peninsula Imports
Marketing Manager • Web Administrator


RAM Lighting
Marketing & Sales Support

2005 – 2008

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Multimedia DJ

1998 – Ongoing

Open Minds Respect Events
Event Coordinator

2007 – Ongoing

Signature Vape
Marketing Manager • Web Administrator


Spirtual Smoke
Regional Manager

1999 – 2004

Up In Smoke Cafe
Cofounder • Manager • Marketing Director


Education & Awards
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McMaster University
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Mohawk College
University of Guelph
University of Guelph
Thank You!