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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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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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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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ICBC Portland Early Bird Tickets End Wednesday, Sept. 12th

The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) is returning to Portland, Oregon, this September 27th-28th, at the Hilton Downtown, and you can still purchase “early bird” tickets, but time is running out as you have through September 12th to save $200 on the marijuana business-to-business (B2B) event of the year. Once the clock strikes midnight, turning

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ICBC Portland Early Bird Tickets End in One Week!

The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) has flourished into the world’s premier cannabis business-to-business (B2B) event in the four years since it first debuted in Portland, just before Oregon became the third state to legalize cannabis. While in hindsight it seems easy to predict that the global marijuana market would heat up, no one knew

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Senator Merkley Stresses the Importance of the SAFE Banking Act

Jeff Merkley

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley Stresses the Importance of S. 1152, the Secure And Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act Regardless of where you stand on cannabis legalization, you should support regulated businesses’ access to banking services. Even if you don’t support legal marijuana, you should want licensed companies to pay their fair share of taxes and

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Senator Jeff Merkley to Welcome ICBC Portland Attendees

Jeff Merkley

While Senator Jeff Merkley, unfortunately, cannot make it in person to the International Cannabis Business Conference in Portland, Oregon, this September 27th-28th, due to his senatorial duties in Washington, D.C., the ICBC is so pleased that he’s agreed to welcome attendees with a video message. Senator Merkley has proven to be a bold, progressive public

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Senator Merkley Disappointed Banking Bill Blocked, Still Fighting

Jeff Merkley

There aren’t many elected officials working as hard to implement sensible cannabis policies than Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley these days. Unlike a lot of politicians, Merkley isn’t just jumping on the bandwagon after seeing poll after poll showing strong voter backing, he was the first United States Senator to endorse a legalization measure when he

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Embracing Cannabis Can Help Candidates This November

Voting Ballot Box

Popular support for cannabis legalization has increased dramatically in recent years, with a strong majority of voters favoring ending prohibition for all adults while a supermajority endorses medical use. With several key states voting on marijuana measures this November, Democrats seem to have an edge on the issue. As Politico has recently reported Democratic Senator

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