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Berlin, Germany, Moves to Open Cannabis Coffee Shops

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Germany’s federal republic form of government allows for the country’s 16 different states to implement different laws so long as they don’t interfere with policies reserved for the federal government, such as foreign policy. Germany’s different states have different cannabis law, for instance, with some states decriminalizing up to 6 grams of cannabis, versus Berlin, […]

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Lift Resource Centre’s Jamie Shaw on the Canadian Cannabis Scene Ahead of the ICBC

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Activist and consultant Jamie Shaw has been one of the leaders of the burgeoning cannabis industry in Vancouver, Canada, understanding the importance of sensible regulations and the need to take care of patients. Shaw has served as director of the BC Compassion Club Society, and president of the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, as […]

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Vancouver Sun Profiles the International Cannabis Business Conference

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After selling out events in Oregon and California, two of the states leading the United States towards ending cannabis prohibition, the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) is proud to be heading to Vancouver, British Columbia, one of the leading cannabis capitals of the world. Canada provided a jolt to the global fight to legalize cannabis […]

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Oaksterdam’s Dr. Sappal Talks Cannabis, Gives Advice to ICBC Attendees

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Oaksterdam University has been grooming cannabis industry and activism leaders for years, effectively showcasing the need to combine good political advocacy with sound business knowledge. As the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) always blends activism and business, Oaksterdam has been a natural partner for us. As California looks to legalize cannabis for all adults, it must be […]

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NCIA’s Aaron Smith Talks Business and Politics Ahead of the ICBC

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Not many, if any, cannabis law reform organizations have done more to help bring bipartisan support to sensible reforms at the federal level than the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA). Led by activist Aaron Smith, NCIA has done a tremendous job raising awareness about the need to treat cannabis businesses the same as any other […]

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Cannabis Comic Ngaio Bealum Keeps the ICBC Informative and Fun!

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Cannabis comic extraordinaire Ngaio Bealum has brought his unique brand of comedy to cannabis events and clubs around the country, including emceeing the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) in Portland, Oregon, and San Francisco, California. Ngaio will be joining us in Vancouver for the ICBC on October 13th and 14th, and he will help keep the […]

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Kirk Tousaw on Cannabis Policy and Advocacy Ahead of the ICBC

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For members of the cannabis community, great attorneys can be your best friend. Effective attorneys can keep you out of prison, help you jump over regulatory hurdles and move reform efforts forward. I was fortunate to speak with one of the top cannabis lawyers in Canada, Kirk Tousaw, just head of his upcoming presentation at the […]

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Join the NCIA at the ICBC in and in Fighting to Improve Cannabis Laws

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The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) has been at the forefront of cannabis law reform since its inception in 2010. NCIA works for sensible cannabis laws for for cannabis businesses while also supporting efforts to improve criminal law as well. With more than 1,000 members, NCIA has forged a powerful coalition that lobbies in Washington, D.C., […]

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LivWell’s Neal Levine Talks Politics and Business Ahead of the ICBC

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Neal Levine, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for LivWell Enlightened Health , has been through the trenches of cannabis activism and business, like very few have. Levine actually helped to oversee the grant from the Marijuana Policy Project for the very first campaign I was a part of, a local reform effort in Columbia, Missouri […]

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Brendan Kennedy on the ICBC, Marley Natural, Big Marijuana and More

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Brendan Kennedy, CEO of Privateer Holdings, has made a big splash in the cannabis community over the last six years or so, bringing in capital and his business acumen to the industry. Through Privateer’s companies, Leafly, Tilray and Marley Natural, Kennedy has helped provide medical cannabis, as well as valuable information, to patients and consumers, […]

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