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Tulsi Gabbard Urges Medical Marijuana Research to Combat Opioid Crisis

Just a few days after welcoming attendees to the International Cannabis Business Conference in Kauai, Hawai’i Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard continued her effort in the fight for sensible cannabis laws, by urging the Department of Health and Human Services to allow research of medical marijuana as a pain management alternative to opioids. Representative Gabbard, who understands that…

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ICBC Kauai Was One for the Ages, onto San Francisco and Berlin and…

Alex Rogers Morgan Heritage

Yesterday’s Kauai Cannabis Classic golf tournament, sponsored by Leafly and Cannafornia, capped off a truly amazing International Cannabis Business Conference, that saw around 500 marijuana industry entrepreneurs converge together to learn, share ideas and network. As the ICBC has traveled around the world, it is safe to say that there has never been a cannabis…

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Tulsi Gabbard Talks Marijuana Policy with Smell the Truth

Tulsi Gabbard

A veteran of the Iraq War, Hawaii’s Tulsi Gabbard was a rising star in Democratic politics before she resigned as vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to wholeheartedly back the presidential candidacy of Bernie Sanders, a darling of progressives (and many cannabis legalization supporters). Gabbard could have kept her head down, stuck to the…

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Candid Conversation About Cannabis with Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard

Representative Tulsi Gabbard

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is serving her third term in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Hawaii’s Second District. She previously served on the Honolulu City Council, and prior to that at age 21, was the youngest person ever elected to the Hawaiʻi State Legislature. Tulsi has served in the Hawaiʻi Army National Guard for nearly 15…

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Cannafornia’s Paul King on Cannabis Cultivation, DJ Muggs & More

cannabis grown by Cannafornia

Paul King, along with his brother Michael, decided to “go big or go home,” when they started their cannabis cultivation business in California, and they indeed “went big.” Raising around $40 million dollars, the King brothers have several state-of-the-art marijuana farms in the Golden State, while also sharing their knowledge through their consulting company, Duard Ventures….

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Disrupting the Industry: Merry Jane Covers ICBC Organizers

Alex Rogers Dean Arbit

Anyone that has attended marijuana conferences, along with the International Cannabis Business Conference knows that the ICBC is different. The ICBC combines business information, political insight, activism tips and cannabis culture together to create a unique experience for attendees. The trademark blend of all sectors of the cannabis industry and lifestyle is a big reason…

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The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program Lives On, Needs Reform

Marijuana buds in hand

“The OMMP is dead.” “Wrong. Long live the OMMP!” If you are a member of the Oregon cannabis community, you have most likely heard people say, or post on social media, that the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) is dead. While some unnecessary laws and regulations have hurt the ability of many cannabis growers to…

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Two Hawaiian Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Generate Over $426,000

Maui Grown Therapies and Oahu’s Aloha Green Apothecary are the only two medical cannabis dispensaries legally operating under Hawaiian law, both first opening their doors in August. Like many states working out the kinks of a newly established dispensary system, bureaucratic hurdles hindered the Hawaiian dispensaries initially, but their state government seems to be looking…

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Medical Cannabis Patients and Providers Protected by Senate Debt Bill

The cannabis community was rocked when the Republican-led House Rules Committee nonsensically prohibited a vote on the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment, and a whole host of other positive cannabis law reform measures. The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment, sponsored by Republican Dana Rohrabacher and Democrat Earl Blumenauer, protects state-legal medical marijuana patients and providers from federal prosecution. Blocking a vote…

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