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Cannabis Beer the Latest Twist of an Ancient Tradition

Big Alcohol and canabis

In Canada, residents and tourists may soon have the ability to cheers with cannabis beer and various cannabis-infused beverages. Constellation Brands and Molson Coors have both announced intentions to develop cannabis drinks that adults can sip starting on October 17th in the Great White North. The move by beer companies to jump into the marijuana…

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DJ Muggs and Del the Funky Homosapien at the Portland ICBC!

DJ Muggs and Del

DJ Muggs (Cypress Hill) and Del the Funky Homosapien (Hieroglyphics & Gorillaz) are two living legends that have performed at after parties for the International Cannabis Business Conference before, but never have both performed at the same time. That changes in Portland, Oregon, on September 28th when DJ Muggs will be spinning as the opener…

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Nova Scotia to Be the First to Mix Cannabis and Alcohol Sales


“Regulate cannabis like beer and wine” is a pragmatic position backed by a lot of legalization advocates these days and, while the substances certainly aren’t identical, similar regulations make a lot of sense. We all want to keep cannabis and alcohol out of the hands of minors and voters and elected officials love creating new…

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Border War: Americans Set to Invade Canada…for Cannabis

Canadian cannabis flag

Rightwing provocateur Alex Jones recently received some well-deserved ridicule for claiming that American liberals were going to start a Second Civil War this past July 4th, a prediction that, of course, went up in flames. Even with that caveat, I’m going to go out on a limb and predict an American invasion of Canada on October 17th…

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Cynthia Nixon Embraces Cannabis, Raffling a “Broad City” Bong

Cynthia Nixon

“Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon has made cannabis legalization a major platform of her progressive, anti-establishment New York gubernatorial race, and she has recently doubled down on the movement, teaming up with the leading ladies of “Broad City” to raffle off a bong. Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, the creators and stars, of Comedy…

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Portland Brewery Leading the CBD-Infused Beer Movement

Two Flowers

Cannabis is certainly a hot, burgeoning market that may put a small dent in the alcohol market. Smart alcohol industry players realize that legalization is eventually coming, so they are looking at ways of becoming a part of the marijuana market, instead of combatting it. We’ve seen very big alcohol companies make serious inroads in…

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Cannabis Commerce in Massachusetts Inches Closer to Reality

Boston Massachusetts

On July 1st, when Vermont officially legalized personal cannabis possession and cultivation, but not any marijuana sales, Massachusetts’ legalization law called for the state to permit cannabis commerce. Unfortunately for consumers, there aren’t any retail stores up and operating, but good news is on the horizon as Bay State regulators did issue the very first…

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Happy Independence Day from the ICBC!

Portland Oregon Fireworks

The International Cannabis Business Conference started just four years ago with the goal of bringing together business, politics, and culture in a way that would provide the cannabis community with the best information and networking possible and to help continue the momentum behind legalization. Underlying every ICBC has been the notion that we are fighting for…

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Ngaio Bealum Provides Some Tips to Newly Legal Vermont

Ngaio Bealum and Henry Rolins

Comedian Ngaio Bealum, the cannabis guru on Netflix’s “Cooking on High” and MC for the International Cannabis Business Conference, obviously knows his way around the various ways to consume cannabis as well as how to navigate the multitude of marijuana laws around the country. So, it is no surprise that the Burlington Free Press chose…

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The Oregon Coast Experiencing Elevated Cannabis Sales

Oregon coast

The Oregon coast provides breathtaking natural beauty, great seafood, and some of the highest per capita cannabis sales in the state. Local retail stores seem to believe that tourists were a big boost to the market as travellers are stopping in to experience state-legal marijuana from regulated stores, where they know that their products have…

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