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Company Urges Trump to Make U.S. Cannabis Great Again

Trump's War on Cannabis

Canadian cannabis companies have long had a huge advantage over their counterparts in the United States, with access to capital and favorable federally policies (access to banking services, reasonable tax policies, etc.). That upper hand will only grow bigger now that Canada has legalized cannabis commerce among all adults. One U.S. cannabis company just put…

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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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Democrats and Republicans Battle for Cannabis Voters

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While the Democratic Party has been more likely to embrace cannabis law reform over the years, not every Democratic leader has been on board, opening up opportunities for Republicans to make inroads among the cannabis community. While Donald Trump’s record on cannabis is spotty as appointing Jeff Sessions as Attorney General has been a lowlight,…

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Trump Administration Calling for Comments on Cannabis Classification

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With the current UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, hailing from Portugal and previously touting his home nation’s progressive drug policies, and the recent World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation that CBD be descheduled, there has never been a better time for the international community to reclassify cannabis. How cannabis is viewed internationally will impact U.S. policy, and just ahead…

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San Francisco Forming Cannabis Oversight Committee

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After voters or legislators pass legalization measures, the “fun” has just begun as various state and local regulators will begin to implement necessary and unnecessary rules that govern the cannabis industry. More often than not, regulations will change a few times as mistakes will be made and different political and business agendas collide. To help…

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Trump Administration Admits to a “Secret” Cannabis Committee

Trump's War on Cannabis

BuzzFeed News originally revealed the existence of a Trump administration committee to wage a “secret war” on cannabis at the end of August, noting that federal officials were tired of the positive press regarding cannabis legalization and were calling upon various agencies to publish negative news stories. Administration officials initially wouldn’t confirm the committee, but BuzzFeed’s…

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ICBC Portland Kicks Off This Evening With a VIP Reception, Still Time to Get Tickets

The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) kicks off its networking opportunities this Thursday evening from 7pm to 9pm at the Skyline Lounge at the Downtown Hilton with investors, entrepreneurs, and advocates from across the globe, including actor Jim Belushi and former Portland Trailblazer All-Star Cliff Robinson. The conference program starts tomorrow, Friday, September 28th, with…

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Senator Merkley Takes on Trump and Prohibition, Ahead of the ICBC

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Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley has been defending not only the will of Oregon voters who passed cannabis legalization with over 56% of the vote in 2014, but also the will of the strong majority of all Americans that now understand the failure of cannabis prohibition. Tired of wasting law enforcement resources and disproportionately arresting and…

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Get Your ICBC Tickets By Wednesday, Before Prices Increase!

The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) is bringing its trademark blend of cannabis business, politics, and culture back to Portland, Oregon, September 27th-28th, after a four-year absence. The event should not be missed by anyone in the cannabis industry or thinking of joining. Get your tickets now as prices go up after Wednesday. Once the…

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