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Canada Set Record for Cannabis Sales in March, Numbers Should Be Higher

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Canada’s progressive federal policy has given its country’s cannabis companies a huge advantage over global competitors with access to banks, capital, customers and the ability to export. These advantages have made Canadian cannabis companies major world players around the global market. At home, there is both good news and bad news for the burgeoning industry….

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Donnelly Group, Known for Running Vancouver Bars, Moves Into Cannabis

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It is understandable to see companies from various business sectors move into the cannabis industry, especially in Canada, where federal legalization has made it legally (and more culturally) acceptable for beverage, tobacco, and other types of businesses to look for more green while investing in the green. In Vancouver, British Columbia, the Donnelly Group, known…

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Keeping Up with Canada? California Moves Towards State Cannabis Banking.

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As most folks know by now, a lack of banking services have forced cannabis businesses, including those legal under state law, to deal predominantly in cash due to continued U.S. banking laws that make it nearly impossible to do business with federally chartered financial institutions. There are a few reasons why Canada, the first G7…

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Former US Senate Majority Leader Joins International Cannabis Board

As the cannabis legalization movement moves more mainstream, and the industry become more profitable, we shouldn’t be surprised to see former policymakers and elected officials join the business sector. Former Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner has been the most prominent American politician to enter the industry while Vicente Fox, the former president of…

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Former Congressman Dana Rohrabacher on Reagan, Trump, and Cannabis

The best chance of the United States has of legalizing cannabis in the near future is passing the STATES Act that would end federal interference with state’s legalization laws as Donald Trump has signaled his support for the measure. Former Representative Dana Rohrabacher has stated his belief that Trump agrees with a states’ rights legalization…

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ICBC Zurich 2019 In Pictures! Next up: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) made its first venture into Switzerland last week, with a conference in Zurich, and the event was a raging success. A sincere thanks to all of our speakers, attendees, sponsors and CannaTrade, Europe’s oldest hemp fair, for partnering with us. We are already looking forward to returning to Switzerland next…

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Dana Rohrabacher Talks ICBC and Trump’s Support for Cannabis Legalization

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Politics can make strange bedfellows. It is a cliche, but it is simply the truth, especially in the United States. There aren’t many political issues that progressive Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have in common with conservative Kentucky Senators Randy Paul and Mitch McConnell, yet they combined forces to (re-)legalize hemp across the…

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Europe’s $318 Billion CBD Market Poised for 400% Boom Through 2023

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Cannabis legalization typically takes a series of baby steps and then giant leaps depending on the location. Progressive states in the U.S. have typically started with decriminalization of personal amounts, then legal medical use, until finally ending prohibition for adults. More conservative states that haven’t yet legalized have added another step: embracing CBD, while still…

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Meet the Cannabis CBD Companies of Switzerland

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Starting in 2016, Switzerland approved cannabis flowers and products for tobacco cessation or as a tobacco substitute. The catch is that the THC content cannot go over 1%. Since then, over 600 companies have been licensed across the nation, producing a variety of high-CBD, low-THC cannabis concoctions. These companies are exporting all over the world…

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