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Cannabis Canada Council Formed to Represent the Regulated Canadian Industry

Cannabis Canada Council

Everyone involved with a licensed and regulated cannabis industry quickly understands that ending prohibition was only a part of the battle. Legalizing is a huge challenge, but implementing proper rules and regulations is an even bigger obstacle. Keeping barriers to entry reasonable and affordable, establishing effective testing standards, protecting the existing medical program, and defeating…

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Happy 4/20 Holiday Weekend – Let’s Legalize Cannabis!


Happy 4/20! From all the folks at the International Cannabis Business Conference, to all our cannabis supporting brothers and sisters around the planet, we hope you are having a safe happy holiday today! We hope you are able to enjoy this time with your loved ones. While you celebrate, please remember that many people across…

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Legal Cannabis is Coming to the United States…Soon

United States

They say when it rains it pours. In tandem with crazy weather patterns affecting populations across the globe, the cannabis industry is starting to see some precipitation after decades of prohibition-induced drought. Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an open public comment period asking citizens to weigh in on opinions…

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After Another Successful Berlin Event, the ICBC Heads to Vancouver, Canada

Canadians at the ICBC Berlin

The second annual International Cannabis Business Conference in Berlin showcased both how far Germany’s cannabis community has progressed over the past year as well as the growth that it needs. The medical cannabis patient community has grown virtually exponentially after changes to the law have allowed doctors to prescribe cannabis the same as they would…

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Anti-Cannabis Conservatives Seek U.S. Help to Stop Legalization in Canada, the ICBC to Have the Latest

US-Canada flags together

Three Canadian Conservative Party senators who are charged with assisting the transition to legal cannabis for adult-use in their country this summer are looking for help in the US, presumably in an attempt to hold back the coming tide of legalization. Once Pandora’s box is open and legal recreational sales begin in Canada, they know…

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How Long Will Canada Lead the International Cannabis Market?

Canadian cannabis flag

In the past couple of years, the hot word in the cannabis industry has been Canada. With an established medical cannabis system and a blessing from the federal government to move forward with full adult legalization this summer, the country has quickly emerged to the top of global leadership in the game. The ability to…

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Canada’s Namaste Technologies Seeking to Be the “Amazon of Cannabis”


Yesterday I told you about a company striving to be the “Starbucks of Cannabis”, and today I bring you another industry start-up – this one aspiring to be the “Amazon of Cannabis”. Canadian-based business Namaste Technologies Inc. is already a force to be reckoned with. Currently operating in 20 different countries over various different websites,…

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Canada Samples African Cannabis


The world keeps getting smaller and cannabis keeps bringing people together. Yes, this is very cliche of me to say. But both of these things are very true! This week hit another first for the emerging international industry of legal cannabis. The tiny African country of Lesotho just shipped its first load of medical cannabis…

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