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Canopy Growth Acquires Volcano Vaporizer Manufacturer

Volcano ICBC

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

Hash Church 2.0

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

Medical marijuana doctor

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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Forbes: U.S. Cannabis Industry Learning from Canada

Eco Firma Farms

All eyes are on Canada as the nation deals with the ups and downs of implementing cannabis commerce regulations for the first time among G7 nations. While the jobs being created and new revenue generated are very welcome, in addition to the social justice benefits, no legalization regime is going to be without issues. Already,…

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British Columbia Nets Nearly 22,000 Cannabis Sales in Week One

Canada Flag Cannabis

British Columbia, Canada, is one of the international hotbeds for cannabis, with a long history of being a pioneer for progressive cannabis policies. Last Year’s International Cannabis Business Conference in Vancouver, B.C., has rivaled Berlin as the biggest ICBC event since the conferences started just over four years ago. On one hand, it’s not a huge…

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Congratulations and Thank You for Legalizing Cannabis, Canada!

Canadian cannabis flag

October 17, 2018, the long-awaited day that cannabis goes legal across Canada has arrived and the world will never be the same. With all due respect to the great progress made by Uruguay, who helped pave the way for Canada, it can be argued that the Great White North, by permitting regulated sales to tourists…

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Canada’s Wine Country Turning Towards Cannabis

marijuana and wine

Cannabis legalization officially begins tomorrow in Canada on October 17th, but the economic impacts are already being felt across the nation. Cannabis commerce is expected to grow rather rapidly with shortages expected at first as beginning supply levels are unlikely to keep up with demand. With consumers flocking to brick-and-mortar stores and online websites to…

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Canadian Cannabis Accelerator to Invest $1.5 Million in Startups

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Overall, the legal cannabis industry is booming with record revenue levels across the board, even with a few hiccups (ahem, California) along the way. However, the super competitive marijuana market and rampant overregulation (that will hopefully lessen over time) mandates the need for capital to survive, expand, and thrive in the industry. With Canada gearing…

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Destination Cannabis Tourism is a Future Big Business

My 420 Tour

Even though cannabis is a burgeoning industry just getting started in a regulated manner, nothing stops aspiring entrepreneurs from wondering what the next big thing is gonna be. There could be new cannabis products, but those seemed covered. Or maybe some app could be a major innovation. However, one segment of the business poised to…

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