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California Cannabis Advisory Committee Announced

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The California Department of Consumer Affairs announced appointments to a new committee created under the Bureau of Cannabis Control. The committee will assist in the development of rules and regulations for the 2018 roll-out of a legal adult-use cannabis market in the Golden State, emphasizing public health and safety, and reduction of illegal commerce. “The…

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Study Shows Danger of Heating Butane Hash Oil Over 750 Degrees

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Concentrates, extractions, infusions – call them what you will – many entrepreneurs in the cannabis space are hedging their bets to play in, if not dominate, that sector of the new market. For decades Americans developed a history of consuming cannabis almost entirely in flower form. But with the liberalization of the plant from prohibition…

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California Cannabis Czar Lays Out Initial Application Guidelines

Lori Ajax, head of the California Bureau of Cannabis Control – also known as “The Marijuana Czar” of California – spoke about expectations to new licensing rules for the Golden State to a group of industry professionals at the California Cannabis Business Summit hosted by the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) and the California Cannabis…

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Will California Cannabis Regulations Be Too Burdensome?

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The world is watching as California comes into the main fold this next year with a full adult legalization policy. The enormity of the market, matched with global regional brand recognition, and California’s propensity for bureaucracy make an interesting confluence for cannabis. Farmers have been operating, some for decades, in remote corners of northern California….

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California Legislators Defeat Ban on Cannabis Advertising

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Last week I reported the California legislature was meeting in special session, and that one of the measures moving forward included a somewhat strict prohibition on cannabis branding and labeling. As legalization moves forward and states invent new regulatory frameworks, we seem to be doing a bit of a balancing act regarding health and safety,…

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California May Unreasonably Restrict Cannabis Branding

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“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” – Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare While Shakespeare’s words ring true across time and space, one thing is for sure: if someone offered you an air freshener for your car and you had to choose between “rose” and “stank rot” without smelling either, I’m guessing…

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Rock Cultural Icon Henry Rollins Shares His Perspective at the ICBC

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The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) strives to provide the latest pertinent information on cannabis laws and our event in San Francisco is no different as we are proud to give the California cannabis community the latest on the upcoming new rules and regulations. Additionally, we do our best to provide an outside-the-box perspective and…

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The ICBC Combines Cannabis Politics, Business and Culture

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As a veteran of many cannabis conferences over the last 15-plus years, I can honestly state that the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) is a unique marijuana event like no other. I am proud to help organize the ICBC and plan its curriculum over the years. The San Francisco event on February 17th, will be…

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Cost of Cannabis Compliance Includes Environmental Oversight

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When a new business comes to town, there are often local incentives to bring in the new industry when it promises jobs and revenue to the region. While citizens may think first of tax breaks given to said businesses, county and city councils frequently will vote to assist a new company by supplying infrastructure at…

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