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United Kingdom Opens First Medical Cannabis Treatment Clinics

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The first week of March this year was significant for British cannabis patients for one very big reason: the first medical cannabis clinic in the country opened in Manchester. Firsts are very important right now for both the British industry and patients, as are overall numbers in general. This is because, despite reform happening in…

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ICBC Barcelona 2019 In Pictures, Setting the Stage for Berlin!

The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) first made its foray into Europe three years ago in Berlin, and is gearing up to return to that great city for the third straight year this March 31st to April 2nd. Before heading to Germany, the ICBC made a stop in Barcelona for a team-up with Spannabis and…

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Thank you, Barcelona! The ICBC Now Heads to Berlin. And then Zurich.

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Everyone associated with the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) was ecstatic to team up with Spannabis to form an epic superconference in Barcelona and the March 14th event did not disappoint. Panel after panel provided great information, the mood was electric, and the first-ever ICBC Barcelona ended with style, both with an interview with Damian…

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The 2019 ICBC European Trek Begins Today! Barcelona → Berlin → Zurich

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Alex Rogers, the founder and CEO of the International Cannabis Business Conference knew that the global cannabis industry was going to advance quickly when he first pulled together his event-planning team in 2014, but even he’s surprised at the rate the movement has expanded. With a humble beginning in Portland, Oregon, before the state became…

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German-Dutch Cannabis Experiment Grows More Interesting

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Those who know anything about the history of the Dutch cannabis industry, know it is a vertical that has flourished in the grey areas and the loopholes of the law since its “modern” launch a couple of generations ago. However, for most of the last decade, the Dutch government has also struggled to find a…

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Trump Seeks Comment for International Cannabis Reform

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Are The UN and European Parliament Finally Prompting White House To Shift Cannabis Policy? Both the European Parliament and the UN have now weighed in on rescheduling and descheduling the cannabis plant and cannabis-based pharmaceuticals. Now the FDA, by the Trump Administration, is seeking comments from the general public about the same. One of the…

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Check Out the Three Minute ICBC Rockumentary!

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The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) brings its trademark blend of business, politics, and culture to every city, helping the ICBC quickly establish itself as the premier global industry event, and the ICBC San Francisco this past February was no different. This three-minute “rockumentary” provides a great look into why the ICBC is such a…

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Swiss Parliament Considering a Cannabis Legalization Pilot Program

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Unknown to many, a cannabis “grey market” once flourished in Switzerland as the cannabis community utilized a loophole in the country’s narcotics law from the late 1990s until the government shut it down in 2014. In 2016, a new market was formed when Switzerland reformed its law to allow the cultivation of hemp with up…

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Bloomberg: Investment Banks Eyeing European Cannabis Markets

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The international cannabis industry has started to take off, dominated by Canadian businesses that have gotten a leg up on the global competition as the first G7 nation to fully legalize cannabis commerce, including exports. How best to implement lessons learned from Canada and how to catch up to the Great White North’s market share…

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Europe Set to Be the Biggest Cannabis Market in 5 years

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Any observer of the global cannabis industry can see that Europe has been making tremendous progress implementing sensible marijuana policies over the past few years. While challenges remain, particularly with reconciling bureaucratic hurdles with the European Union and other global agencies, nations are joining the worldwide cannabis revolution, whether making news in economic powerhouses like…

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