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Exclusive Interview with Ben Arn of CannaTrade, ICBC’s Partner in Zurich

CannaTrade

Switzerland’s cannabis scene has flown somewhat under the radar internationally, but that is about to change. The innovative nation actually has rich cannabis culture. From the late 1990s until 2004, a “grey market” flourished as the cannabis community utilized a loophole in the federal narcotics law to engage in cannabis commerce. After the Swiss government…

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2019 ICBC Berlin Overview Video Featuring Dr. Mechoulam & More!

Dr. Mechoulam ICBC Berlin

The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) in Berlin was such an epic success and we couldn’t be happier with how it went. It is rather amazing how quickly ICBC Berlin established itself as not only our flagship event, but also the biggest business-to-business (B2B) cannabis industry event in Europe. We were so thrilled to have Dr….

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Watch the ICBC Barcelona Video Featuring Damian Marley and More!

The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) kicked off its 2019 European trek with a team-up with Spannabis in Barcelona. Immediately establishing itself as the biggest business-to-business (B2B) cannabis industry event in Spain, ICBC Barcelona exceeded everyone’s expectations. Collaborating with Spannabis, a legendary expo known around the globe as one of the go-to cultural fairs for…

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Spain, Canada, and Colorado Get Economic Boost from Cannabis Tourism

cannabis flower

It’s no secret that progressive cannabis laws can create jobs and generate revenue for locales that have legalized, regulated, and taxed marijuana. However, less known is the impact that cannabis-related activities can have on the tourism dollars brought in from both travelers that are intentionally seeking out legal cannabis and from visitors that decide to…

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German Cannabis Association Hosting Cannabis Normal! in Berlin this November 16-17

Cannabis Normal!

The German Cannabis Association (Deutscher Hanfverband or DHV) is Germany’s largest lobbying group working to end cannabis prohibition in the European powerhouse. Germany has experienced great success reforming cannabis laws recently, implementing one of the globe’s best medical cannabis system (including insurance coverage!), and the DHV is working hard to continue the momentum with the Cannabis…

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Cannabis Cafes Coming to Oregon, Learn the Latest at the ICBC

Despite legalizing cannabis in 2014, Oregon still has a lot of work left to do regarding marijuana, from doing better to ensure that low-income patients have safe access to automatically expunging old convictions (without making people pay extra money and jumping through unnecessary bureaucratic hoops). Additionally, cannabis cafes and other consumption sites are needed. I’m proud…

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Let’s Help More Drug War Victims Join the Cannabis Industry

Scales of Justice

The economic benefits of the cannabis industry garner a vast majority of the headlines, but those of us that have put in years upon years fighting the Drug War know that keeping people out of prison, along with helping sick and disabled patients, remain the foundation of the legalization movement. Unfortunately, too many victims of…

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The Oregon Coast Experiencing Elevated Cannabis Sales

Oregon coast

The Oregon coast provides breathtaking natural beauty, great seafood, and some of the highest per capita cannabis sales in the state. Local retail stores seem to believe that tourists were a big boost to the market as travellers are stopping in to experience state-legal marijuana from regulated stores, where they know that their products have…

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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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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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