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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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Del the Funky Homosapien Closes a Historic ICBC in Vancouver

Del ICBC

After the conclusion of the first cannabis conference ever held in a country with a complete legalization law on the books, Vancouver International Cannabis Business Conference attendees will be packing the Studio Lounge and Nightclub at 919 Granville Street  for an exclusive performance by hip-hop legend Del the Funky Homosapien. (Bring your ICBC badges attendees!) The conference program…

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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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ICBC First Ever Cannabis Conference Under Full Legalization Law

ICBC crowd logo

Anyone that has attended industry conferences can tell you that the International Cannabis Business Conference is not like other events. Combining cannabis business, politics, and culture is no easy feat and that has been the ICBC’s mission since its inception in 2014. We’ve seen great progress since the first ICBC conference (when there were only…

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Breaking: Canadian Senate Likely to Pass Legalization by Friday

Parliament of Canada

The timing of the International Cannabis Business Conference, where top industry participants from around the globe converge upon Vancouver this June 24th-25th, couldn’t be much better as the Canadian Senate is expected to pass legalization by Friday, potentially making the ICBC the first post-legalization conference in Canada (just a little Royal Assent is needed after parliamentary…

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ICBC Vancouver Early Bird Ticket Sales End Tomorrow!

ICBC crowd logo

With the Canadian Senate set to vote on cannabis legalization this Thursday and licensed sales expected to begin in a few months, it is clear that the Canadian cannabis industry is about to boom beyond any marijuana market yet. As we have seen across the globe, progress begets progress, so we can expect other nations…

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$24 Billion Canadian Cannabis Industry Set to Grow Abroad and at Home

Canadian flag with cannabis leaves

Unless you are living under a rock, you know that Canada is about to legalize cannabis commerce across the nation. Once federal, provincial, and local officials finalize all the rules and regulations, the Canadian cannabis industry is set to create more jobs and revenue once sales go live. Statistics Canada estimates that Canadian residents spent…

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British Columbia, Canada, to Start Unveiling Cannabis Legislation

British Columbia Parliament

The global cannabis community rejoiced when Canada’s Liberal Party, led by Justin Trudeau, won a landslide victory in 2015 with cannabis legalization included in the party’s platform. Prime Minister Trudeau never backed away from the pledge to introduce a national legalization strategy across the Great White North, but we must always remain vigilant to ensure…

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Lift Resource Centre’s Jamie Shaw on the Canadian Cannabis Scene Ahead of the ICBC

JamieShaw

Activist and consultant Jamie Shaw has been one of the leaders of the burgeoning cannabis industry in Vancouver, Canada, understanding the importance of sensible regulations and the need to take care of patients. Shaw has served as director of the BC Compassion Club Society, and president of the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, as…

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