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Congratulations and Thank You for Legalizing Cannabis, Canada!

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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

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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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ICBC to Award Mom-and-Pop Cannabis Business $10,000!

The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) made its debut in Portland four years ago, just before Oregon became the third state to pass an adult-use legalization law. There was no way that any of us involved with producing the conference could predict the rapid growth of the marijuana market across the globe. The Oregon cannabis…

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Canadian Cannabis Company Set to Be First U.S. Marijuana IPO

Tilray Cultivation Room

Cannabis companies are achieving mainstream milestone after milestone and Canada’s legal industry deserves a ton of the credit. We’ve already seen large alcohol companies invest in the marijuana market, as well as Canada’s largest grocery chains, and two Canadian cannabis companies (Canopy Growth and Cronos) listed on the United States stock markets. Now, another financial…

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Canadian Investors Still Bullish on Legal Cannabis

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While at the International Cannabis Business Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, last month, it was easy to feel the excitement that the cannabis community has over legal cannabis coming to Canada. Proud of helping propel Canada to the forefront of the global battle to end cannabis prohibition and feeling optimistic about the economic opportunities that…

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Congratulations Million-Dollar Pitch Winner, Bella Vista Cannabis!

Canopy pitch winner

Negotiations are still underway as Bella Vista Cannabis has the potential to receive up to $1 million dollars in funding from Canopy Rivers, in collaboration with Canadian cannabis and hemp producer Canopy Growth. Bella Vista Cannabis founder Mike Mathews made his pitch to four “Micro Cannabis, Macro Impact” judges in front of a crowded Sheraton…

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Del the Funky Homosapien Closes a Historic ICBC in Vancouver

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After the conclusion of the first cannabis conference ever held in a country with a complete legalization law on the books, Vancouver International Cannabis Business Conference attendees will be packing the Studio Lounge and Nightclub at 919 Granville Street  for an exclusive performance by hip-hop legend Del the Funky Homosapien. (Bring your ICBC badges attendees!) The conference program…

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After Epic VIP Party, Vancouver ICBC Program Kicks Off Today!

Vancouver ICBC VIP Party

After another electric VIP party featuring Henry Rollins filled with good vibes and great networking, the International Cannabis Business Conference’s program in Vancouver begins this morning (Monday, June 25th), with a keynote address by Mr. Rollins followed by presentations from top experts across the industry. After a day of learning the latest about the Canadian…

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