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All the Thank Yous – Wrapping Up the 1st Microscopes & Machines Conference

Thank you. When we first began working on Microscopes and Machines we were driven to create a truly meaningful cannabis conference, one that united people around a shared focus on the healing potential of the plant, not just its profit potential. This past Saturday was the realization of the cannabis nerd conference of our dreams,

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Dr. Sue Sisley Is Suing the DEA Over Cannabis Research, Here’s Why

51 years ago the U.S. government named the University of Mississippi as the only legal supplier of medical cannabis. Accordingly, generations of scientists were forced to obtain a highly coveted DEA Schedule 1 research license merely for the privilege of being able to purchase whatever cannabis the University decided to provide them. Three years ago

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The Complete Microscopes & Machines Speaker Line-Up

When we set out to create this conference, we believed that there were two crucial but often overlooked topics in the industry 1) The need to refocus on the healing potential of cannabis (Microscopes) 2) How to scale an industry already facing massive bottlenecks (Machines) While vital, we came to realize that these topics are

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Creating a New Kind of Cannabis Conference

Cannabis conferences that feel more like product placement opportunities. “Networking” events that end up filling trash cans with discarded business cards. Insights that turn out to have no practical application. We’ve all been there – which is why we’re so dedicated to making Microscopes & Machines an antidote to your typical boring conference. We’ve been

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Come Vibe With Us at the Microscopes & Machines After Party

We very genuinely believe that we’re at an inflection point in cannabis, and so we’ve designed the Microscopes and Machines conference to be enlightening, empowering, and filled with actionable insights. At the same time, while steering the future of the cannabis industry is serious business, it’s also a cause for celebration. It’s in that spirit

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Cannabis Research Can Be a Battle but Dr. Jeff Chen Is Determined to Fight

Cannabis medical research exists in a catch-22. Because cannabis is a Schedule-1 drug, anyone attempting to study it scientifically has to climb a mountain of federal regulations and restrictions to conduct even limited research. At the same time, this lack of scientific evidence is often used by regulators and legislators as one of the reasons

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Meet the People & Machines Building the Future of Cannabis Manufacturing

Seemingly every day we read headlines about a new brand, and understandably so. As cannabis mainstreams, brands are the most accessible touchpoint for consumers. But those in the industry know that the real story, what will truly determine the future of cannabis, is playing out a level deeper – in the supply chain. 

That’s precisely

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How Noah Cook Is Working to Solve Cannabis’ Quality at Scale Problem

The world at large sees two primary images of cannabis. The grow – rows of cannabis plants growing under the sun or lights – and the final product. But just like any industry, there’s a small army of people between those two points without whom the entire system would collapse. We don’t often realize how

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Inside Sheila Gibson’s IP Fight at the Crossroads of Cannabis

An industry exists outside regulation. The people in that industry are fueled by beliefs that inspire them to carry on despite facing enormous risk, but then the law changes. Regulations arrive, and so do newly-emboldened corporations. What first felt like a victory soon turns to worry as those pioneers realize they’ll now have to fight

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Cannabis Chose Me

John Poss’ Fight to Disrupt the Pharmaceutical Industry Through Cannabis John Poss had spent 40 years working with troubled companies from every industry before becoming the CEO of GB Sciences Inc., a cutting edge cannabis cultivation and biopharmaceutical research company. When Poss first began working with GB Sciences Inc, they were developing an agricultural Technology

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