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CannaAid Sponsors the Southern Hemp Expo. EarthX, Benchmark CBD Support as Regenerative Earth Sponsors


Sponsors to showcase products, education, and experience at the 3-day hemp trade show in Raleigh, NC, Sep. 2-4.

What: Southern Hemp Expo
When: Sept. 2-4, 2021

  • 3-Day Expo Hall
  • Let’s Talk Hemp Business Conference – Thursday, Sept. 2
  • Let’s Talk Hemp Farm Symposium – Friday, Sept. 3
  • Experience Hemp, General Admission – Saturday, Sept. 4

Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm) 
Where: Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Tickets: Tickets on Sale Now. Click HERE

DENVER, CO (August 19, 2021) – Southern Hemp Expo highlights new sponsors for the Let’s Talk Hemp programming during the 3-day trade show at the Raleigh Convention Center. 

The Southern Hemp Expo is proudly sponsored by CannaAid, a North Carolina-based wholesale purveyor of high-quality CBD and other hemp-derived products.

Regenerative Earth-level sponsors include EarthX and Benchmark CBD.

  • EarthX: A Dallas-based non-profit, global event and media company focusing on environmental change and sustainability.
  • Benchmark CBD: A Monroe, NC-based, all-natural full-spectrum hemp extraction company producing products for the cannabis and culinary industry.

Event organizers are grateful for the participation from sponsors who commit to high-level education and quality products at the expo.

“We are honored by the support of our sponsors. Through their partnerships, our team can continue to offer our attendees the high-quality programming for which we are known for throughout the industrial hemp community,” said Elizzy Knight, VP of Southern Hemp Expo.

Re-thinking Hemp’s Role
This year’s theme, ReTHINK Hemp, encourages hemp growers, processors, manufacturers, and buyers to consider the role hemp can play in making U.S. agriculture more friendly to the planet, while keeping American food, fuel and fiber sources healthy.

Hemp represents a fresh start for U.S. agriculture and a pathway toward healing for the planet, organizers of the Southern Hemp Expo believe.

“Regenerative agriculture is central to our message as the hemp industry matures,” said Morris Beegle, founder of We Are For Better Alternatives (WAFBA) and the organizer of the Southern Hemp Expo. 

This year’s expansive programming will include educational panels and presentations on veteran’s health, food production for humans and animals, ag economics, testing and labeling solutions, options for hemp-based plastics and construction materials, and much more.

For a full list of programming and schedules, visit our schedule HERE.

“A new agricultural commodity such as hemp is one of the last opportunities we have to flip the paradigm from conventional to regenerative farming,” Beegle said. “We need to disrupt the continuing system of monoculture crops like corn, soy, wheat and cotton and help rebuild our soil health,” he added. 

Most Complete Hemp Supply Chain Trade Show  
The most complete hemp trade show on the East Coast includes a powerhouse line-up of industry leaders on three stages to discuss hemp agriculture, business and investing, technology and innovation, wellness, textiles, fiber, CBD supplements, composites and building materials — the whole supply chain of opportunity in hemp. The conference will also provide legal and compliance updates from the FDA and USDA, investment and entrepreneurial opportunities as well as hemp foods and spirits. 

Professional sports figures will discuss cannabis and performance with women’s soccer champion Rachael Rapinoe and NFL Super Bowl champion Matt Wilhelm.

Be sure to stay for the networking happy hour on Friday from 5-7 pm after the Expo Hall closes for everyone in attendance on Friday. The happy hour will be hosted on the third floor of the Raleigh Convention Center and features live music, appetizers and spirits. 

Impact Sponsors
Our Impact Sponsors include East Coast Hemp Supply Co.,  GRENex  and Hemp Extraction, three companies that represent the growth and momentum experienced by the hemp industry in the southeast United States.

Featured media partners for the expo include Investor Brand Network, Cannabis and Tech Today and Marijuana Venture Magazine.  

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Inquiries
For information about Southern Hemp Expo’s sponsors and partners, visit here. If your company is interested in exhibiting at Southern Hemp Expo, there are limited opportunities still available. Please download the sponsor deck for more information. Reserve your booth now!

Tickets for Southern Hemp Expo
Secure tickets today by visiting HERE

COVID-19 Safety Protocols 
The Raleigh Convention Center and Southern Hemp Expo will follow all local and county COVID-19 health and safety protocols and sanitation. Your safety is our highest priority. Find out more about the Raleigh Convention Center’s COVID protocols HERE.

Press Passes
Members of the press interested in covering the Southern Hemp Expo are encouraged to register in advance of the show for consideration. For press passes, please visit

About WAFBA and Colorado Hemp Company
We Are For Better Alternatives (WAFBA) is committed to researching and developing better alternatives so that hemp can once again thrive, prosper, and help individuals and communities throughout America and around the globe. The Colorado Hemp Company, the producer of the 3rd Annual Southern Hemp Expo, is a leading organization for the advancement and advocacy of hemp farming, processing, production, innovation, education, and legalization in the USA. The entire team is committed to researching and developing alternatives so that hemp can once again thrive and help individuals and communities throughout America and around the globe. 

Steven Hoffman, Compass Natural, 303.807.1042,
Morris Beegle, Colorado Hemp Company,

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