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Canadian Cannabis Giant Aurora Hits Heavy in Germany

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If you are one of those entrepreneurs closely watching the public sector of cannabis finance, you have no doubt heard of Aurora. Aurora Cannabis Inc. is second only to Canopy Growth Corp as one of Canada’s leading producers and distributors of cannabis. But Canopy has some stiff competition, as it would appear that last year,…

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Canada’s Cannabis Rollout Possibly Delayed, Perhaps the Cartels Can Help

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Canadian legislators hemmed and hawed this week when their country’s Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor suggested that retail sales for cannabis should take another eight to 12 weeks following royal assent for their cannabis legalization bill, Bill C-45. (Royal assent is a formality of Canadian law, and of other countries which recognize a monarchy, whereby…

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Entrepreneur Magazine Covers ICBC Kauai

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The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC), since its very first event in September of 2014 in Portland, Oregon, has grown and expanded with the cannabis industry, bringing together entrepreneurs, investors and activists together around the globe. ICBC founder Alex Rodgers understood the need to provide a proper venue for marijuana business professionals to learn and…

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ICBC Kauai Was One for the Ages, onto San Francisco and Berlin and…

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Yesterday’s Kauai Cannabis Classic golf tournament, sponsored by Leafly and Cannafornia, capped off a truly amazing International Cannabis Business Conference, that saw around 500 marijuana industry entrepreneurs converge together to learn, share ideas and network. As the ICBC has traveled around the world, it is safe to say that there has never been a cannabis…

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Canadian Cannabis Legalization Clears Major Hurdle, ICBC Will Have the Latest

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The lower house of the Canadian Parliament passed a bill earlier this week which constitutes a major step forward in the advancement of adult-use Canadian cannabis legalization. Bill C-45 – the Cannabis Act – was introduced in April 2017 by Canadian Minister of Justice and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould under the direction of Prime Minister…

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Big Alcohol Invests in Cannabis Company Canopy Growth

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It’s official. Big business is moving in on the legalization market. Cannabis conspiracy theorists across the nation are congratulating themselves for having gotten something right, and maybe prohibitionist Kevin Sabet is feeling justified (even though he’s clearly on the wrong side of history). Whether it’s a good or bad thing, the new move is a…

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Will the Canadian Cannabis Market Be Bigger Than Previously Thought?

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New information last week from GMP Securities, an independent investment dealer based in Toronto, is leading analysts in Canada to suggest that the adult-use legalization market in the Great White North will be even greater than previously suggested. The new estimations also indicate that production will finally outpace consumption around 2020, leading to lower prices…

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Regulatory Hurdles Hurting Canadian Cannabis Oil Market

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Onerous regulations appear to be negatively impacting the cannabis business growth in Canada. Specifically, current organizational structures may be too strict to allow production to meet demand for cannabis oils and extracts. While the number of applications for cannabis licensing continues to climb, many entrepreneurs are skipping the step of extraction, presumably in a move…

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Canadian Courts Could Strike Down Cannabis Monopolies

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Jodie Giesz-Ramsay, known to many as Jodie Emery, co-owner of Cannabis Culture magazine and its associated businesses based in Vancouver, BC, is mounting an effort to challenge some of the provisions in Canada’s new adult-legalization law, known as The Cannabis Act, which is scheduled to go into effect in July 2018. Specifically, Giesz-Ramsay alleges that…

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Canadian Cannabis Companies Now Exporting to Germany

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The Land of Ideas (Germany), is getting a creative boost – legal cannabis from overseas. Canadian cannabis colossus Aurora, based in Alberta, announced their first shipment of the medicine to German markets this week in to help meet the enormous demand for the plant. Earlier this year, German legislators significantly liberalized policies surrounding medical cannabis,…

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