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Cannabis Czar Lori Ajax Interviewed Ahead of the ICBC in San Francisco

Lori Ajax

Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you know that California just legalized cannabis commerce this year. California’s influence, with nearly 40 million people and the world’s 6th largest economy, virtually cannot be overstated in our fight to end the failed and harmful policy of marijuana prohibition. The world is watching and the woman…

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Entrepreneur Magazine Covers ICBC Kauai

Will Espero ICBC

The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC), since its very first event in September of 2014 in Portland, Oregon, has grown and expanded with the cannabis industry, bringing together entrepreneurs, investors and activists together around the globe. ICBC founder Alex Rodgers understood the need to provide a proper venue for marijuana business professionals to learn and…

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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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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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