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Henry Rollins to Keynote the ICBC in San Francisco

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The upcoming International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) in San Francisco, will once again display revolutionary, unique thinking by featuring a keynote address by entertainment guru and internationally-famed rockstar Henry Rollins. The informative conference will take place for one day only on Friday, February 17th, but attendees will have the opportunity to mingle with the Rollins and other conference…

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ICBC: The Ultimate One-Day California Cannabis Crash Course

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Normally, the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) is a two-day affair, but for the first time ever, the ICBC in San Francisco will be a one-day crash course delving into the upcoming California cannabis market. With this being the first business conference of its type following the historic passage of the Prop 64 legalization measure,…

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After Legalization, Will Hollywood Really turn into Hollyweed?

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When Angelenos woke up on New Year’s Day 2017 this Sunday, they were greeted with a slight alteration of a major symbol of their local identity. The iconic “Hollywood” sign had been changed to read “Hollyweed” instead. Local celebrities were quick to show support and appreciation for their new moniker. Miley Cyrus went exuberantly to…

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Will a California City Replace Denver as the Cannabis Capital?

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Following Colorado’s brave leap into adult legalization in 2012, there is general agreement that Denver currently sits as the cannabis capital of the United States – and maybe the world. On the flip side, Northern California remains a stronghold of OG producers and activists in both licit and illicit markets, earning  The Emerald Triangle and the…

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California’s Ever-Changing Rules Make Business Planning Volatile

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Business and cannabis experts agree, California is positioned to be the dominant world market for legal marijuana following the passage of Proposition 64 during the election this past November. While California has had some degree of legal cannabis since 1996, when it passed the country’s first medical cannabis law, Proposition 215, regulations have been varied…

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California, and All Cannabis States, Must Fight for Employee Rights

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The California Chamber of Commerce’s opposition to Proposition 19, the Golden State’s 2010 legalization attempt, sent a signal loud and clear to cannabis law reformers to avoid angering power business lobbying groups. All of the successful legalization laws passed in 2012, 2014 and 2016, including California’s own Proposition 64, made sure to avoid the extreme…

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Donald Trump Can’t Stop the Cannabis Industry in California (or Anywhere)

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If there are two things president-elect Donald Trump loves more than anything else, it’s fame and money. Trump’s international recognition a flashy billionaire is undisputed. Despite the obvious thrill he gets from antagonizing opponents, the truth is the Donald wants to be popular. And there is no more popular political issue today than marijuana legalization….

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California Cannabis to Bring a Billion Dollars to Local Governments

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In a complete political reversal from the last several decades of fighting the War on Marijuana, eight states and the District of Columbia (DC) have now legalized adult recreational use of cannabis. The US population is clearly ready for a new approach to marijuana policy. Although medical marijuana exists legally now in 28 states plus…

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California Cannabis Entrepreneurship Set to Take Off

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The passage of Proposition 64 in California this election cycle has finally opened the floodgates for potential investors to enter the new cannabis industry, and the time has arrived to throw in all chips and make it big! ….or one might think. While there is no doubt that full-scale adult legalization in the world’s sixth…

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