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CNBC: Amsterdam Envies American and Canadian Cannabis Industries

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Amsterdam has been one of the pioneers in the global fight to end cannabis prohibition, ever since the Mellow Yellow coffeeshop was founded in 1972 by Wernard Bruinin. More coffeeshops soon followed and Amsterdam became a model for those working to legalize cannabis across the nation. The Dutch city proved that you could allow cannabis commerce…

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ICBC Portland Just One Week Away!

This September 27th and 28th, International Cannabis Business Conference is returning to its roots with its first conference back in Portland, Oregon, since the ICBC debuted in the City of Roses in 2014. In four short years, the ICBC has experienced tremendous growth, growing alongside the rest of the cannabis industry. After sold-out events in San…

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Forbes: Estée Lauder Joins the Cannabis Industry

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With Constellation Brands, the parent company of Corona beer and Robert Mondavi wine, Molson Coors, Scotts Miracle-Gro, biotech company Ginko Bioworks, GW Pharmaceuticals, and Coca-Cola all getting into some facet of the cannabis industry, or at least reportedly thinking about it, the mainstream brands entering the burgeoning market keep growing. Now, we can add Estée…

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Canadian Cannabis Company Tilray to Export Into U.S.

Canadian cannabis companies have been given a huge advantage over U.S. businesses thanks to a progressive national law that has already federally legalized medical marijuana and the Cannabis Act that ends prohibition across the Great White North this October 17th. With access to banking services, financial markets, and a reasonable tax code, the economic climate…

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CBD Joints May Help Tobacco Smokers Kick the Habit


Anyone who has ever quit smoking tobacco or tried, or know someone battling tobacco addiction, understands the difficulty of kicking those cancer sticks to the curb. The nicotine in tobacco is so addictive that only 6% of smokers are able to quit each year, but there may be a promising tool to help kick the…

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Forbes: Cannabis Sales Booming in Nevada

Nevada has a history of pushing vices, with legalized gambling, prostitution, and drinking alcohol in public. It shouldn’t surprise folks that the Silver State, home of Las Vegas AKA Sin City, was selling a large amount of cannabis. However, sales have far exceeded expectations, providing lessons for other states, as Forbes reported: Nevada cannabis sales…

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Coca-Cola Seriously Contemplating the Cannabis Industry

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Hedge fund legends. Big Pharma. Big Tobacco. Big Alcohol. The list of new and possible cannabis industry participants keeps growing and growing. And now, potentially the biggest interest yet: Big Soda. If there were any doubts that cannabis has gone mainstream and is going more mainstream by the day, the possible entry of Coca-Cola into…

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Senate Candidate Gary Johnson Discloses Cannabis Investments

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Normally, the financial disclosures of a Libertarian Senate candidate wouldn’t be a big deal, even if it revealed investments in cannabis businesses. However, Gary Johnson, the former two-term governor of New Mexico has to be taken seriously in the Land of Enchantment, even though his two presidential runs fizzled out. Republican Senator Rand Paul has…

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We Officially Flipped Senator Dianne Feinstein on Cannabis

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Politics can make strange bedfellows and it has long been extremely weird that California was represented by an anti-cannabis United States Senator, the extremely powerful Dianne Feinstein. While Oregon paved the way for decriminalization in the early 1970s, California really led the charge for the recent momentum to bring sanity to our marijuana laws by voting…

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Committee Passes Bill to License More Medical Cannabis Grows


Anyone that has seen the marijuana grown by the United States government for the few remaining federally-recognized patients and the limited research projects approved over the years, knows that it is of extremely poor quality. The Medical Cannabis Research Act (MCRA), sponsored by Republican Representative Matt Gaetz, and passed out of the House Judiciary Committee,…

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