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Hemp Connoisseur

Hempsters and Stoners Welcome!

Welcome to the new Hemp Connoisseur!

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Our History

as an award-winning Magazine

Colorado-based Hemp Connoisseur has been at the forefront of style and elegance in presenting both hemp and THC based cannabis products and companies. Our "100 People You Should Know" issues were a Who's who of cannabis pioneers, covering the broad spectrum of incredible people that are involved in the cannabis movement. 

as an Event Company

The team at Hemp Connoisseur has been throwing memorable industry events since inception. There are too many themed events to name them all but a couple of our favorites includes our annual Black tie THC Championship Awards Celebration and our "End of Prohibition" New Year's Eve party in 2014. To ring in the first day of legal recreational sales in Colorado our speak-easy themed party was covered by every major network and cable news channel marking the historic moment. 

as the THC Championship

in 2012 our founder was asked create an unbiased cannabis competition to honestly judge the best legal products containing THC. For over 10 years now we are proud to say that the THC Championship is the longest running, fully legal, blind competition in Colorado. The prestige of winning the THC Championship in Colorado is second to none. To find out why we can make such a bold statement go to to learn more.

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Higher Conversations

Our founder, David Maddalena sits down with some friends and leaders in cannabis. Sometimes he conducts realtime, live reviews throughout the conversation. Beware of entertaining and enlightening tangents.

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"The secret of getting ahead is getting started"

Mark Twain

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