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Early Bird Ending! Ticket Prices Go Up Wednesday at Midnight!

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The time has come again for the event of the season – The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) is San Francisco is just around the corner on February 17th! SO PURCHASE TICKETS NOW BECAUSE PRICES WILL INCREASE TOMORROW! This year, activist, musician, actor, and humanitarian Henry Rollins joins the line-up as ICBC’s Keynote Speaker, along…

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California Marijuana Czar Lori Ajax to Speak at the ICBC in San Francisco

The California cannabis industry will be undergoing a huge overhaul as the state develops and implements new regulations for the state’s medical and recreational systems. The cannabis community will hear a lot about proposed rules over the next year and, unfortunately, a ton of misinformation will filter through the grapevine since the “telephone game” can distort…

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California Bill Would Protect Cannabis Businesses’ Trademarks

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One of the most onerous tasks associated with immersing into the new cannabis market is the frustrating inability to trademark and brand one’s product. With a new industry, particularly one as unique and interesting as cannabis, ideas are brimming for the next (and first) big recognized insignia.   Unfortunately, federal prohibition remains in place, creating…

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Over $53 Billion Spent on Cannabis in North America Last Year!

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According to a report just released from Arcview Market Research, legal cannabis sales are slowly siphoning the product – and the profit – off the illicit market. Each day more consumers choose to patronize their local dispensaries rather than their local underground dealer. According to the report, Americans and their Canadian counterparts spent $53.3 billion…

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Cannabis Safe Payment Act Could Aid California Tax Collections

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One of the biggest problems in the cannabis industry both old and new, is the issue of money. By that, I mean dealing with large amounts of marijuana inevitably means dealing with large amounts of cash. In a world without regulation, theft and bad business deals have made for a dangerous and unpredictable environment. Ridding…

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NBA Champion John Salley to Speak at the ICBC!

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Sports are huge in America, not only business-wise, but culturally. Sports were racially desegregated in America before the rest of our society. Athletes can have a profound impact upon our culture, we have seen this from numerous athletes, from Jesse Owens to Jackie Robinson to Muhammad Ali. It is very telling that more and more…

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When Will California Cannabis Regulations Be Implemented?

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Legal cannabis for adult recreational use has finally come to the State of California. But that doesn’t mean non-patients can legally buy it anywhere yet, and entrepreneurs are chomping at the bit in preparation to win licenses for production, distribution and sales. Proposition 64, the historic initiative ending marijuana prohibition in the Golden State, passed…

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California Cannabis Market Bigger Than Next Five Commodities Combined

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A new figure has been making the rounds that has ganjapreneurs and cannabis investors on the west coast sitting up in their seat. The number is $23.3 billion, and it’s the latest economic estimate on just how much cannabis stands to be produced in California now that plant is coming out of the proverbial closet…

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How Will California Cannabis Businesses Deal With Banking?

As anyone involved in the US cannabis industry is well-aware, dealing with banks is probably the biggest source of headaches in this quasi-legal market. Many individuals and businesses have been forced to cycle through financial institutions, closing and opening accounts in constant search for a safe place to store money.   Marijuana legalization has made…

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