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Colorado Governor and Hemp Industry Advocate Jared Polis to Be Featured Speaker at 6th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo in Denver

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Colorado Governor and Hemp Industry Advocate Jared Polis to Be Featured Speaker at 6th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo in Denver

NoCo6 producer expects 8,000 – 10,000 visitors will attend the largest gathering of hemp industry professionals ever under one roof at the Crowne Plaza DIA Convention Center in Denver, March 28-30, 2019.

DENVER (February 20, 2019) – Colorado’s newly elected Governor Jared Polis, who in his first State of the State speech in January 2019 announced his plan to “make good on the promise of industrial hemp,” will be a featured speaker at NoCo Hemp Expo, as the sixth annual gathering of hemp industry leaders makes its Denver debut with more exhibition space, educational programming, networking and after-event opportunities than ever before, March 28-30, 2019, at the Crowne Plaza DIA Convention Center.

Polis, an entrepreneur, educational leader, former U.S. Congressman and Colorado native, is a longtime supporter of the hemp and cannabis industries. He advocated for expungement of non-violent cannabis-related criminal records, expansion of Colorado’s medical marijuana program and non-cooperation with enforcement of federal prohibition during his campaign. Polis even had the programs for his inauguration on January 8 printed on hemp paper.

“Hemp is an amazingly versatile crop, and I’m proud to see Colorado’s rural communities leading the way to unleash its untapped economic potential,” he said during the campaign. “As Governor, I’ll support our farmers and innovators who want to develop industrial hemp—and I’ll tell the federal government to stay out of their way.”

“We are honored to have Governor Polis, a friend, a believer, and a leading ally of the hemp industry, speak at NoCo6,” said Morris Beegle, co-founder of Colorado Hemp Company, which produces NoCo Hemp Expo. “Jared has supported this industry for a long time, not only with words, but with his actions as a Congressional representative for

Colorado. We are excited to hear what he has to say about the future of hemp and the opportunities that exist not only for Coloradoan’s, but for people across the country and around the globe.”

Governor Polis joins a vibrant speaker lineup at NoCo6, including hemp advocate David Bronner, Cosmic Engagement Officer (CEO) for top-selling Dr. Bronner’s natural soaps, and Michelle Barry, co-founder and CEO of VITA Technologies, which delivers customized innovation research, product development and brand launch tactics through quantum water biophysics and quantum biology.

NoCo6: The Hemp Industry Event of the Year

Hemp advocates across the nation will convene at NoCo6 to celebrate legalization of industrial hemp under the 2018 Farm Bill, passed in late December. With 225 exhibitors featured in the expo hall and three days of educational conferences, there is something for everyone at NoCo6! Learn more about the premier Let’s Talk Hemp conference series featuring the Business Conference, Farm Symposium and the newly added Hemp Industry Daily Investor Forum at NoCo6.

Giving Back

NoCo6 provides support to nonprofit organizations including save-the-polinators group Bee Heroic; the Food Aid Project, which provides software that helps food banks save time and money; hemp education group the Jack Herer Foundation; and Hemp History Week, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, June 3-9, 2019.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

GenCanna™, is the Presenting Sponsor of NoCo6. Other sponsors this week include Chiefton Supply, 710 Spirits, McAllister & Garfield, PC, QC Infusion, Salt Creek Hemp, Functional Remedies, Steep Fuze, Sunrise Genetics, EnviroTextiles, Whole Made Bath Co, Serenity Remedies, Colorado Hemp Project, Aurum Labs and more.  Meet all of our Sponsors here:

Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets are available for the Pre-Conference Hemp Industry Daily Investment Forum, Let’s Talk Hemp Business Conference, Let’s Talk Hemp Farm Symposium and B2B Industry Day in the Expo Hall. For all ticket levels, information and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

About the NoCo Hemp Expo

The 6th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo is produced by the Colorado Hemp Company, a division of WAFBA LLC (We Are For Better Alternatives), based in Loveland, CO. WAFBA also is the producer of the 2nd Annual Southern Hemp Expo and founder of TreeFreeHemp paper and printing services. Areas of focus include product and brand development, event production, consulting and advocacy. Visit, or visit our YouTube Channel for a video about #NoCo6. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter, #NoCo6. 

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Steven Hoffman, Compass Natural, 303.807.1042,
Morris Beegle, Colorado Hemp Company, 970.541.0448,

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