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Canopy Growth Acquires Volcano Vaporizer Manufacturer

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In big news out of Germany, Canopy Growth has announced the acquisition of the eponymous vaporizer manufacturer, Storz & Bickel GmbH & Co. The approximately €145 million acquisition was finalized in the first week of December. Neither firm, of course, needs any introduction to the world of cannabis fans and consumers (much less investors). The…

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The Godfather of Cannabis Research to Speak at ICBC Berlin

Raphael Mechoulam

The International Cannabis Business Conference has featured movers and shakers across the cannabis community since the events first began just over four years. ago. Former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders has been on the main stage along with members of Congress, prominent party leaders, industry moguls, renowned activists, and leading medical researchers. The upcoming ICBC…

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ICBC Founder Alex Rogers Featured on Hash Church 2.0

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Alex Rogers founded the International Cannabis Business Conference in 2014 after a successful (and ongoing) stint as a medical clinic owner. Alex’s vision of an interconnected industry on the horizon has taken the ICBC up and down the North American West Coast and into Europe. After the upcoming ICBC in San Francisco on February 7-8,…

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Politico: Patients Pushing for Medical Cannabis Across the EU

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Countries all across Europe have been making great strides in improving their medical cannabis laws, with the UK and Greece being the most recent nations to implement medicinal programs, following in the footsteps Germany and the Netherlands. Luxembourg has raised the stakes by announcing intentions to join Canada and Uruguay as ending cannabis prohibition for…

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How Will Brexit Impact the UK Cannabis Community?

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Wacky Baccy From Brussels – And More Cannabis Flavoured Issues From The Front End Of Brexit There are many places where Brexit could absolutely affect the ability of British cannabis patients to obtain now legal by prescription medical weed. Whether Brexit will be good for cannabis patients in general is another matter. Hard to tell…

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HUGE News: Luxembourg to Legalize Cannabis

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New Center Left Government Announces Legalization On Its Agenda Cannabis is set to be made legal for recreational use in Luxembourg according to the new ruling coalition in Parliament. During a late November press conference held by the Socialist Workers Party, the Democratic Party and the Greens, the coalition partners announced that not only was…

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Leafly: Signs That California Cannabis Legalization Is Surging

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It’s no secret that the rollout of California’s cannabis legalization laws has been slow-going. Moving at a cautious speed that has seen the first annual licenses just starting to be issued, the Bureau of Cannabis Control has favored a steady approach. In the BCC’s defense, no regulatory body has yet to deal with as big…

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Just in Time to Beat Brexit? UK Producer Gets Danish License.

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London-based Indiva has just struck a $2.6 million deal that will give it access to the EU medical cannabis market. Indiva has signed a letter of intent with AEssence Europe, a subsidiary of a California-based hydroponics provider, to acquire a medical cannabis cultivation license in Denmark. Indiva Europe and AEssence will build a research lab…

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Canadian Global Dominance Continues, Wayland Invades the UK

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Federal legalization has given Canadian cannabis companies a leg up on the rest of the world and that dominance is spreading further into the United Kingdom. The Canadian cannabis company formerly known as Maricann (i.e. Wayland Group) has just made another European splash. European, technically, at least because the UK is still part of the…

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Will New Jersey Be the Next State to Legalize Cannabis?

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With ten states and Washington D.C., already passing laws to legalize cannabis for all adults, the cannabis community is continuing down its path of ending prohibition state by state. The first places to legalize, such as Colorado, Washington State, Oregon, Alaska, and our nation’s capital, all did so by placing marijuana measures on the ballot, taking…

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