ICBC Heads to Vancouver, One of the Cannabis Capitals of the World


The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) has sold out events in Oregon, where cannabis is now legal and in California, where legalization is expected to pass this November, by bringing in top advocates and entrepreneurs from around the world. The ICBC is heading across the border for the first time, travelling to Vancouver, British Columbia, where the federal Canadian government is moving towards implementing legalization across the nation.

Tickets are still available for the ICBC, a world-class event that the Vancouver Sun just profiled:

Speakers at this week’s event include Dr. Gabor Mate, a Vancouver-based physician renowned for his writing about the science of addiction, and Kirk Tousaw, a lawyer and cannabis reform advocate. Tommy Chong, another cannabis legend with ties to Vancouver, will also appear.

Friday’s keynote speaker will be Brendan Kennedy, CEO of Privateer Holdings, a private company based in Seattle with employees in five countries (including about 130 Canada), and ambitions to be a leader in both the medicinal and recreational cannabis markets.

Privateer subsidiary Tilray, a federally licensed cannabis production facility on Vancouver Island, made history this year by becoming the first Canadian company to legally export medical marijuana overseas, said Kennedy, adding: “We’ve always viewed this industry as a global industry.”

Kennedy said he looks forward to the conference as an opportunity to keep pace with the rapidly changing landscape of the bud business.

Attendees of the ICBC will learn from, and network with, industry lawyers, experts and entrepreneurs from around the globe. As the Vancouver Sun, noted, there will be great speakers at the event and there aren’t many places where you can learn from renowned experts AND have the chance to hear from, and meet, cannabis icon Tommy Chong. If you can make it to the Vancouver area on October 13-14, and are in the cannabis industry, then the ICBC should be on your agenda.

ICBC Staff

The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) returns to San Francisco, California, on February 13th-14th, bringing in marijuana industry experts from around the globe to create an educational and networking event unlike any other. The two-day ICBC experience includes the latest business, legal and political information while also providing networking social events that will benefit any entrepreneur. With California on the verge of legalizing cannabis in 2016, all eyes will be on the Golden State as the legal cannabis industry will be poised to fully enter the eighth largest economic market in the world. Whether you are a grower, processor, dispensary operator, own an ancillary business or are just thinking about entering the cannabis industry, you will find the ICBC engaging and entertaining and leave with valuable knowledge to take your respective business to the next level. Attendees will learn from those with success on the ground in both commerce and activism, learning important business tools as well as how to best improve and protect our marijuana laws. The ICBC truly believes that the best cannabis industry promotes sound business laws while also working to keep people out of prison and ensure safe access for patients. You do not want to miss this world class cannabis business conference!