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Cannabis Prohibitionists Proclaim That the Sky Will Fall in Canada

Canada Global Cannabis March

Members of the Canadian House of Commons health committee have been hearing testimony this week about the planned roll-out for Canada’s cannabis legalization program, which is set to go into effect in July 2018 – not a long time from now, for those familiar with the cannabis industry. Investors and entrepreneurs interested in the Canadian…

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Cannabis Recalled In Canada

Lab Testing

Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd., a Vancouver Island-based commercial medical cannabis grower, has issued a recall for three batches of dried cannabis that made its way onto dispensary shelves last year, following a test of sample products from the grower by Health Canada, the national health department of Canada. From The Globe and Mail website: “The…

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Canadian Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Report Released

Oh Canada

Under Justin Trudeau’s leadership, Canada is preparing for a fully regulated, adult-legal cannabis market, beginning in July 2018. On Monday, August 14, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ontario issued a report entitled “Cannabis Legalization and Regulation” meant to give guidance to Canadian legislators regarding next year’s roll out. As one might expect, the mental…

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

JamieShaw

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

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!

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

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

Livwell

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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