The Imperious Expo is Here!

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Hope to see all of you this week at The Imperious Expo, In Little Rock December 12th and 13th!  Below is a full list of dates and times for the Discussion panels and Keynote Speakers. See you in Little Rock!

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California Wildfire Relief Donation Options

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All of us at Pandale Rio Farms were devastated to hear that so many of our close friends and colleagues lost their homes and gardens to the terrible wildfires that swept across Northern California in early October. The silver lining in all of this loss and tragedy is being able to witness the coming-together of neighbors and community to offer support and compassion to those who need it most.

While we build the donation features into our website and iron out all the details of our fundraising program, we wanted to provide visitors with a list of other fire-relief fundraisers that are already in operation.

Please Click the image above or visit https://pandaleriofarms.com/wildfire-relief/ for a full list of Charities and Donation Options.

Thank You – Pandale Rio Farms

Meet Imperious Expo Keynote Speaker: Ed Rosenthal

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Come meet Ed Rosenthal at The Imperious Ark-La-Tex Cannabis Business Expo coming to the Little Rock Statehouse Convention Center , December 12th – 13th.

“The Guru of Ganja”

Ed Rosenthal is a leading cannabis horticulture authority, author, educator, social activist and legalization pioneer.

As one of the co-founders of High Times Magazine, Ed writes the much loved and long-running cannabis column, “Ask Ed.” The column continues to be published internationally.

Educator and Author

Ed Rosenthal’s Marijuana Grower’s Handbook, has become the definitive marijuana cultivation resource, inspiring millions to learn the best marijuana cultivation techniques. His book is the official course book of Oaksterdam University, and is still the only cannabis horticulture title ever to be reviewed by the New York Times.

Marijuana innovator

Ed is the founder of many successful socially responsible cannabis organizations, including; Quick Trading Publishing, focused on continuously researching and publishing the most accurate, up to date cannabis education,  Quantum 9, a marijuana consulting and technology company, Green Aid: The Medical Marijuana Legal Defense and Education Fund, a 501(c)(3), the International Cannabis Business Conference, the Wonders of Cannabis Festival and The Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum in Amsterdam.

Cannabis Activist and Advocate

As an internationally known cannabis activist and advocate, Ed views marijuana law as a crucial social issue: one that hit him personally.  In 1999, Ed was appointed, “Officer of the City of Oakland”, directed to cultivate cannabis for patients. Three years later, the federal government shut down his city supported facility. Ed was arrested, and put on trial twice for marijuana cultivation in federal court. Ed’s highly publicized trials shifted public opinion in favor of state medical marijuana laws, highlighting for many the fact that marijuana laws have become more harmful to society than the behavior they were intended to regulate.

Industrial Hemp is Now Included in the 2018 Farm Bill

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In a move that marks a major shift in U.S. agriculture and drug policy, House and Senate lawmakers have come to an agreement over the status of industrial hemp in H.R. 2, The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. Known as the 2018 Farm Bill, H.R. 2 includes far-reaching provisions that lift the ban on hemp, authorize hemp production and research and amend the Controlled Substances Act. Furthermore, the reconciled version of the Farm Bill paves the way for the federal regulation of hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) extracts. For hemp CBD consumers, that would mean both better product consistency and quality and an end to the legal ambiguity of hemp CBD.

A Scientific Explanation of How Marijuana Causes the Munchies

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It’s one of the most well-known effects of marijuana: the powerful surge in appetite many users feel after smoking or ingesting the drug, colloquially known as “the munchies.”

For medicinal users that have trouble eating due to chemotherapy, this can be one of the drug’s biggest benefits. For recreational users, this benefit can also be rather enjoyable, if unkind on the waistline. But for years, scientists have struggled to understand how marijuana’s active ingredient—tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC—stimulates appetite.

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The Future is Here: Researchers Have Isolated the Genes Responsible for Creating THC and CBD

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Earlier this year, the eye-catching headline ‘Marijuana Contains “Alien DNA” from Outside of Our Solar System, NASA Confirms’ made its way around the world wide web thousands of times before the truth could even put its pants on.

The article, clearly a hoax from the fine folks over at IFLscience.com, was intended to exploit the clickbaity nature of social media where many people never make it past the headline before making up their mind on the subject. . . and it worked.

But the fact that so many people are so mystified by the layers of healing and new discovery within the cannabis plant really speaks to the larger issue that for far too long cannabis has been shunned by governments and societies, making real lab-grade research nothing more than a pipe dream for willing researchers.

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Imperious Expo Keynote Speaker: Steve DeAngelo

Steve DeAngelo is a keynote speaker of The Imperious Ark-La-Tex Cannabis Business Expo coming to the Little Rock Statehouse Convention Center , December 12th – 13th.

Steve DeAngelo is a national cannabis leader who has inspired millions throughout his four decade career as a cannabis activist, advocate, entrepreneur and educator. Driven by his compassion for others, Steve has founded many successful socially responsible ventures including Harborside Health Center, the largest medical marijuana dispensary in the world.

Steve is also Co-founder and President of the ArcView Group, a company formed to introduce investors to the cannabis community, and vice versa. To attract the best, brightest and most motivated entrepreneurs and investors for the next innovative American industry, Steve and his staff operate the ArcView Angel Investor Network. Steve believes cannabis is medicine and that it should be used to further personal wellness and not be used as an intoxicant.

As an accomplished speaker, Steve DeAngelo can be found at events and conferences around the world inspiring others through his work. His unique sense of style, his commitment to his community and his passion for cannabis make him both a role model and a pop cultural icon.

“Out of the shadows into the light.” — Steve Stephen DeAngelo – Founder and Executive Director | Harborside Health Center

 

7 Pioneers of Cannabis’ CBD Movement

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For this reason, it’s important to pay homage to the chemists, breeders, and growers who have spearheaded the development of CBD strains and medicines. These are the pioneers who brought something new and different to the world of cannabis.

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