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Cannabis Safe Payment Act Could Aid California Tax Collections

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One of the biggest problems in the cannabis industry both old and new, is the issue of money. By that, I mean dealing with large amounts of marijuana inevitably means dealing with large amounts of cash. In a world without regulation, theft and bad business deals have made for a dangerous and unpredictable environment. Ridding…

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NBA Champion John Salley to Speak at the ICBC!

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Sports are huge in America, not only business-wise, but culturally. Sports were racially desegregated in America before the rest of our society. Athletes can have a profound impact upon our culture, we have seen this from numerous athletes, from Jesse Owens to Jackie Robinson to Muhammad Ali. It is very telling that more and more…

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When Will California Cannabis Regulations Be Implemented?

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Legal cannabis for adult recreational use has finally come to the State of California. But that doesn’t mean non-patients can legally buy it anywhere yet, and entrepreneurs are chomping at the bit in preparation to win licenses for production, distribution and sales. Proposition 64, the historic initiative ending marijuana prohibition in the Golden State, passed…

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California Cannabis Market Bigger Than Next Five Commodities Combined

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A new figure has been making the rounds that has ganjapreneurs and cannabis investors on the west coast sitting up in their seat. The number is $23.3 billion, and it’s the latest economic estimate on just how much cannabis stands to be produced in California now that plant is coming out of the proverbial closet…

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How Will California Cannabis Businesses Deal With Banking?

As anyone involved in the US cannabis industry is well-aware, dealing with banks is probably the biggest source of headaches in this quasi-legal market. Many individuals and businesses have been forced to cycle through financial institutions, closing and opening accounts in constant search for a safe place to store money.   Marijuana legalization has made…

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Henry Rollins to Keynote the ICBC in San Francisco

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The upcoming International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) in San Francisco, will once again display revolutionary, unique thinking by featuring a keynote address by entertainment guru and internationally-famed rockstar Henry Rollins. The informative conference will take place for one day only on Friday, February 17th, but attendees will have the opportunity to mingle with the Rollins and other conference…

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ICBC: The Ultimate One-Day California Cannabis Crash Course

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Normally, the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) is a two-day affair, but for the first time ever, the ICBC in San Francisco will be a one-day crash course delving into the upcoming California cannabis market. With this being the first business conference of its type following the historic passage of the Prop 64 legalization measure,…

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After Legalization, Will Hollywood Really turn into Hollyweed?

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When Angelenos woke up on New Year’s Day 2017 this Sunday, they were greeted with a slight alteration of a major symbol of their local identity. The iconic “Hollywood” sign had been changed to read “Hollyweed” instead. Local celebrities were quick to show support and appreciation for their new moniker. Miley Cyrus went exuberantly to…

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Will a California City Replace Denver as the Cannabis Capital?

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Following Colorado’s brave leap into adult legalization in 2012, there is general agreement that Denver currently sits as the cannabis capital of the United States – and maybe the world. On the flip side, Northern California remains a stronghold of OG producers and activists in both licit and illicit markets, earning  The Emerald Triangle and the…

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California’s Ever-Changing Rules Make Business Planning Volatile

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Business and cannabis experts agree, California is positioned to be the dominant world market for legal marijuana following the passage of Proposition 64 during the election this past November. While California has had some degree of legal cannabis since 1996, when it passed the country’s first medical cannabis law, Proposition 215, regulations have been varied…

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