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Understanding the European CBD “Novel Foods” Regulations

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Foreigners entering the European cannabis market are finding that the regulations here are much higher than they expected, if not well downright confusing. This is especially true as cannabis crosses over into both food and medicine as well as beauty and skin products. One piece of regulation that is proving particularly thorny for CBD producers…

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263 Million Cannabis Consumers and Taxation – A Delicate Balance

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With 263 million estimated global cannabis consumers and a total addressable market of $344 billion (illicit and legal combined), cannabis is poised to make a material impact on the global economy. As the cannabis markets in Europe, Latin America, Asia and even Africa are beginning to take shape, one commonly overlooked regulatory detail is the…

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Exclusive Interview with Ben Arn of CannaTrade, ICBC’s Partner in Zurich

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Switzerland’s cannabis scene has flown somewhat under the radar internationally, but that is about to change. The innovative nation actually has rich cannabis culture. From the late 1990s until 2004, a “grey market” flourished as the cannabis community utilized a loophole in the federal narcotics law to engage in cannabis commerce. After the Swiss government…

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2019 ICBC Berlin Overview Video Featuring Dr. Mechoulam & More!

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The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) in Berlin was such an epic success and we couldn’t be happier with how it went. It is rather amazing how quickly ICBC Berlin established itself as not only our flagship event, but also the biggest business-to-business (B2B) cannabis industry event in Europe. We were so thrilled to have Dr….

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European Medical Cannabis Sales Doubled from 2017 to 2018

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Unless you are living under a rock, you know that cannabis legalization, for both medical and adult use purposes, is moving forward nation-by-nation across Europe and around the world. European medicinal sales doubled last year, and we can expect growth to continue rather aggressively as progress begets progress. Germany has been the leader on medical…

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Die Welt, One of Germany’s Most Influential Newspapers, Touts the ICBC

Germany’s medical cannabis program has grown by leaps and bounds and you don’t have to be too knowledgeable about Europe to know the influence that the German economy has on the region.  The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) has grown right along with Germany’s cannabis market, and the Berlin event has become the ICBC’s flagship with more…

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Watch the ICBC Barcelona Video Featuring Damian Marley and More!

The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) kicked off its 2019 European trek with a team-up with Spannabis in Barcelona. Immediately establishing itself as the biggest business-to-business (B2B) cannabis industry event in Spain, ICBC Barcelona exceeded everyone’s expectations. Collaborating with Spannabis, a legendary expo known around the globe as one of the go-to cultural fairs for…

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Germany, Switzerland, UK, & More: Big European Cannabis News Abounds

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The forces currently shaping the European cannabis map are intriguing this spring and from several directions. For the latest developments in Europe and across the globe, there will be no better place learn and network with those leading the way, than at the International Cannabis Business Conference in Zurich with Cannatrade. In the meantime, here…

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First German Cannabis Cultivation Bids Announced!

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The German medical cannabis system has been an innovative pioneer in a few respects, helping thousands of patients get access to tested medicinal cannabis that is covered by their insurance programs. However, regulatory burdens and the lack of domestic cultivation have hindered the program, increasing prices and decreasing the availability of strains and products. The…

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