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The Netherlands, Canada, & Israel Export Cannabis, Is Oregon Next?

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The Netherlands and Canada have been dominating the international cannabis export market, with its companies sending marijuana to lucrative burgeoning markets like Germany. Israel, wisely, just voted to join the export club. The United States is seemingly getting left behind, but a small state with a huge supply of cannabis has advocates and policymakers hoping to

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The Present and Future of Cannabis Social Clubs in Barcelona

Cannabis Club

European nations’ cannabis laws, much like states within the U.S., vary from country to country. While the U.S. cannabis community is also used to cities treating marijuana use different than a lot of rural areas, the difference in Europe can even be greater. Just about everyone knows about cannabis coffeeshops in Amsterdam, where the Netherland’s

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German Domestic Cannabis Cultivation Bid Coming to a Head

Cannabis Plants

Wayland Corporation announced a major victory in Germany last week. The company received GMP certification for its Ebersbach facility near Dresden, in eastern Germany. The timing of the certification is certainly favorable, coming just two months before the German cultivation bid (round 2) is supposed to be announced and, just like last time, presumably have

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The Regulated, Yet Still Messy European CBD Market

CBD oil

Sometimes, I honestly pity those in the CBD business. Yes, their products supposedly have now “global” or at least cross-Atlantic appeal and their market is poised to increase. Yes, they appear, on the surface, to satisfactorily “beat the man” in the United States. Now that hemp is legal in the U.S. the sky should be

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Alex Rogers and Boveda’s Lance Lambert Talk International Cannabis Markets

Alex Rogers Lance Lambert Boveda

International Cannabis Business Conference CEO and Founder Alex Rogers has lived in Europe and now travels throughout the continent to network and research the industry as the ICBC is organizing events in Barcelona, Berlin, and Zurich following its upcoming conference in San Francisco this February 7th-8th. Rogers sat down to discuss the international cannabis scene

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Cannabis Comes To Davos

Davos, Switzerland

The global gathering of the world’s financial elite got an addendum to the party this year in the form of the first “Cannabis Conclave.” Company executives, former politicians, and decision-makers made their way, by cable car, to an alpine restaurant where they munched on Swiss food and listened to the likes of Ehud Barak (the

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More EU Nations Moving Toward Regulating Cannabis

Marijuana buds in hand

The third week of January brings fresh signs that wide-spread cannabis reform is afoot across the European Union. Several countries are already announcing that this year will probably be a watershed year for reform both on a country-by-country basis as well as a regional one, although so far, it appears that medical reform will be

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New Zealand Moves Forward with Cannabis Cultivation License

New Zealand Flag

Just one month after New Zealand announced plans to potentially legalize recreational cannabis during the country’s general election in 2020, one company has been given a license to cultivate 16 strains of cannabis. This includes both CBD and THC strains of the plant. The company, Hikurangi Cannabis Company, based in Ruatoria, just received an amendment

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Damian Marley: Interviewee and Party Host at ICBC Barcelona!

Damian Marley

Virtually everyone knows about Bob Marley, whose musical and activist legacy lives on today, and will resonate throughout history. Marley’s music and calls for freedom are important to so many people and his vast legacy is carried on by his family. The International Cannabis Business Conference is so pleased and humbled that Damian Marley, Bob’s

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