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The Netherlands, Canada, & Israel Export Cannabis, Is Oregon Next?

Oregon Welcomes You

The Netherlands and Canada have been dominating the international cannabis export market, with its companies sending marijuana to lucrative burgeoning markets like Germany. Israel, wisely, just voted to join the export club. The United States is seemingly getting left behind, but a small state with a huge supply of cannabis has advocates and policymakers hoping to

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Congress, Send H.R. 420 to Donald Trump’s Desk!

U.S. House of Representatives

As the government shutdown rages on, our nation could use some bipartisanship. Of course, Democrats and Republicans disagree on whether a wall should be built on the United States’ Southern Border, and some 800,000 federal employees are really starting to pay the price, Donald Trump and Congress should embrace one issue that brings people across

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Forbes: U.S. Falling Behind in the Global Cannabis Market

United States Capitol Building

The U.S. cannabis community just won a few more electoral victories and the next congressional session is looking better than ever, with more members of Congress (finally) agreeing with the 2/3 of Americans that support legalization, so the future is looking bright. Donald Trump has even signaled that he’s inclined to vote for the STATES

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Blue Wave? Meh. Red Wave? Nope. Green Wave? YES!

Green Wave

The contentious 2016 midterm elections are now behind us (mostly, as final votes are still being counted in several places) and politicians and pundits will now debate what the results mean. The Democrats took back control of the House of Representatives, including defeating the Reefer Madness prohibitionist Pete Sessions, but there was no huge #BlueWave

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Ohio State Professor: Trump May Use Cannabis in 2020 Election

Donald Trump Fist Up

The 2018 midterms are fast approaching and Republicans and Democrats are pulling out all of the stops to win votes at the ballot box. One low-key issue under the surface is cannabis with Democrat Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Republican Representative Dana Rohrabacher, both featured speakers at previous International Cannabis Business Conference events, have made the

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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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After an Epic Event in Vancouver, the ICBC Returns to Portland

Rollins ICBC Vancouver

Henry Rollins brought people to their feet, Canadian industry experts shared their knowledge, Canopy Rivers selected a young company to fund, Civilized agreed to help market Bella Vista (who won Canopy’s “Micro Cannabis, Macro Impact” pitch competition), PRØHBTD Media shared branding tips, Netflix’s “Cooking on High” star Ngaio Bealum had the crowd laughing, and Del

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STATES Act Would Move U.S. Cannabis Law Closer to Canada’s

United States Capitol Building

Today is a great day for cannabis legalization supporters in the United States and around the world as the long-awaited, marijuana law reform proposal spearheaded by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Representatives David Joyce (R-OH) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) has been introduced. This bipartisan legislation picked up steam after Senator Gardner

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