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Industry Leaders Join Forces for Virtual Cannabis Conference

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The International Cannabis Business Conference, founded in 2014, in Portland, Oregon, has quickly expanded into the worldwide leader in industry events. San Francisco, where the ICBC will be returning for the 5th straight year this February 7th-8th, was its second location. In 2019, the company will also be producing conferences in Barcelona, Berlin, Zurich, and Vancouver. When…

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ICBC Founder Alex Rogers Talks Cannabis on the Hacker Noon Podcast

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As the global cannabis industry heats up around the world, Alex Rogers, the founder and CEO of the International Cannabis Business Conference, has been a sought after voice to discuss the state of the industry and its prospects for the future. As someone that foresaw the potential for the worldwide movement before most, it makes…

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Smell the Truth: Cannabis Trade Federation’s Neal Levine on Trump and More

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Cannabis Trade Federation CEO Neal Levine has a long history in cannabis activism and the industry as his work has taken him from winning campaigns with the Marijuana Policy Project to helping build LivWell in Colorado. Today, Levine is helping lead the industry’s efforts to improve federal cannabis laws from banking to the tax code…

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California Needs to Protect Cannabis Deliveries from the CHP

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As I’ve blogged previously, California cannabis regulators made the wise decision to allow deliveries across the state, even into cities and counties that have banned regulated retail businesses. This is a policy that I wish my home state of Oregon would adopt as patients with mobility issues shouldn’t be forced to travel long distances, and…

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New Zealand Moves Forward with Cannabis Cultivation License

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Just one month after New Zealand announced plans to potentially legalize recreational cannabis during the country’s general election in 2020, one company has been given a license to cultivate 16 strains of cannabis. This includes both CBD and THC strains of the plant. The company, Hikurangi Cannabis Company, based in Ruatoria, just received an amendment…

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Damian Marley: Interviewee and Party Host at ICBC Barcelona!

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Virtually everyone knows about Bob Marley, whose musical and activist legacy lives on today, and will resonate throughout history. Marley’s music and calls for freedom are important to so many people and his vast legacy is carried on by his family. The International Cannabis Business Conference is so pleased and humbled that Damian Marley, Bob’s…

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EU Lays the Foundation of a Multi-Billion Dollar Cannabis Industry

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Germany may have set the stage for EU movement on medical cannabis legalization two years ago, but now the rest of the European Union is coming on board. As of January 14, EU officials began a formal study of the health benefits of medical cannabis. This comes on the heels of the European Parliament approving…

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California Cannabis Deliveries Will Be a Legal & Political Fight

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As I blogged yesterday, California regulators made the wise decision in its final rules to allow cannabis retailers to make deliveries into cities and counties that have banned regulated businesses. Allowing deliveries across the state is the compassionate and practical choice to make. It is compassionate because patients with mobility issues shouldn’t be forced to…

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