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Hempioneers: The Emerald Conference

Cannabis Science Symposium Gets Geeky at The Emerald Conference

The Emerald Conference Takes Cannabis Science Higher Than Ever On January 21st-22nd 2016 at the Monte Carlo Resort in convention-friendly Las Vegas, the Emerald Conference kicks off its annual gathering of the ganja geeks of the cannabis community. The two day event aims to explore the wide array of scientific applications and fields cropping up in the […]

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Hempioneers - 3D Printing in the Cannabis Industry

3D Printing Takes Cannabis Packaging to the Next Level

The idea of a functional 3D printer seemed like science fiction just a few short years ago, but like most technologies, it has evolved into a practical and affordable tool that anyone can now easily set up in the comfort of their own home. Since 3D printing technology has gone mainstream, people have begun to […]

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Illinois Medical Marijuana

Illinois Medical Marijuana Program is Open for Business

When it comes to cannabis reform at the state level, even successful legalization efforts are often met with frustrating delays as the new regulations – be they medical or recreational in their scope – are pounded into place by local lawmakers. Such is the case in the state of Illinois, where way back in 2013 […]

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Vermont USA May be 1st State to legalize marijuana by legislative action

Vermont may be the First US State to Legalize Marijuana by Legislative Action vs Ballot Initiative

Vermont’s House Speaker Shap Smith recently decided he may support a bill to legalize adult marijuana use in Vermont according to reporter Bob Kinzel of the NPR covering the development. The four states (Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington) that have chucked cannabis prohibition have done so by popular vote on binding ballot initiatives passed by […]

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As It Should Be – Local Governments, Not States, Ultimately Control Use and Distribution of Marijuana

The United States thrived as a young nation, and became one of the most popular places in the world to live, primarily because laws impacting individuals lives were ultimately locally controlled. While many state’s are leading in taking back power to govern medicine and use of natural botanicals locally from an over-reaching and too large […]

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legal and decriminalized marijuans state map

Recent State Legal Developments in Trend of Decriminalizing Recreational Marijuana Adult Use

State Decriminalization Developments Oregon is moving a step closer to an active adult-use cannabis industry. Though possession and home-cultivation was legalized on July 1, Oregon has not issued any licenses for adult-use dispensaries and likely won’t until next year. The state will, however, allow medical dispensaries to sell marijuana to adults starting on October 1. An outline for eventual […]

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Anti-Drug Warrior Senator Schumer Sponsoring CARERS Act – legalizing medical marijuana in US

Long-time anti-drug warrior New York Senator Chuck Schumer has come on as a sponsor of the CARERS Act – a bill to reschedule marijuana to Schedule 2, and essentially legalize medical cannabis in the U.S. This came mere days before New York State awarded five medical cannabis licenses. These five licenses each allow for one cultivation/processing site and […]

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NORML - US State Cannabis Laws

Oregon the Fifth State to Decriminalize Marijuana Use

Oregon joined Colorado, Washington, Alaska and the District of Columbia in legalizing recreational use of marijuana, with decriminalization of recreational use effective July 1, 2015.  Little known is that Oregon already decriminalized possession of small amounts of pot over 40 years ago. This new law supported by a good majority of the voting public will […]

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US State Marijuana Law Map - March 2015

Top 4 Issues of Concern for all Cannabis Investors and Businesses

Across the US state legalization of medical and adult recreational use of marijuana is driving burgeoning business and sales growth in the cannabis-marijuana industry (click here to view March 2015 graph and chart). There is little doubt the cannabis industry is one you should invest in if you can do it safely as some very […]

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