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The International Cannabis Business Conference Is Coming Back To Vancouver, B.C. September 15-16

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The International Cannabis Business Conference is bringing its unparalleled combination of cannabis industry, policy, advocacy, and networking back to beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia later this month. A VIP reception on September 15th, hosted by NextLeaf, will kick off the networking at ICBC Vancouver, as speakers, sponsors, and attendees gather at the Westin Bayshore Hotel. This

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USDA’s Canada Hemp Industry Report Demonstrates Regulatory Hurdles

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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently published a report containing the agency’s assessment of Canada’s hemp industry. The report illustrates ongoing regulatory hurdles that hemp farmers are facing in Canada, some of which are similar hurdles that hemp farmers are experiencing in the U.S and others being unique. Federal legislation in Canada resulted

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Illinois Awards Its First Five Adult-Use Cannabis Industry Licenses

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Illinois is the most recent state to legalize cannabis for adult-use and the first in the nation to have legalized a regulated cannabis industry via legislative action. Every state that currently has an operating legal adult-use cannabis industry legalized via the citizen initiative process, not through the legislature. State lawmakers in Vermont had legalized cannabis

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Multiple Trump Administration Officials Speak Out Against Cannabis

Officials with the Trump administration spoke out against cannabis this week. First, the United States Surgeon General issued an advisory warning about the harms of cannabis consumption. “The legalization movement may be impacting youth perception of harm from marijuana,” the advisory stated. The advisory was largely directed at pregnant women and adolescents and its publication will

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Trump Administration Wants Public Feedback Regarding International Cannabis Rescheduling

Back in March the United States Food and Drug Administration initially requested input from the public regarding international cannabis policy. The public input was meant to help the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services be prepared when working with the United Nations (U.N.). At the time it was speculated that the U.N.’s Commission on

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California’s Top Cannabis Regulator To Speak At The Upcoming International Cannabis Business Conference In Vancouver

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California is a pioneer when it comes to cannabis policy. It was the first state in the country to legalize cannabis for medical use when California voters approved Proposition 215 in 1996. The legalization of medical cannabis in California led to the birth of a legal industry not only in California, but it also served

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Rule Change Allows Cannabis Packaging To Be Recycled At B.C. Stores

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The emerging legal cannabis industry is facing a huge sustainability dilemma involving cannabis packaging. Packaging requirements in legal cannabis markets such as Canada are significant, and according to many sustainability advocates, the requirements are too extreme. Anyone who has purchased legal cannabis knows that the amount of packaging required adds up very quickly. Plastic bags,

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Total Jobs In Canada’s Cannabis Industry Has Nearly Quadrupled In The Past Year

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One very large benefit to reforming cannabis laws and implementing a regulated cannabis industry is the creation of jobs. Unlike many other industries, the cannabis industry can operate in virtually any area, including in rural areas. Industries come and go as the decades go by. Market shifts, changes in consumer preferences occur, and/or a number

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