NoCo9 Speakers Urge Industry Unity Moving Forward
The 9th annual NoCo Hemp Expo, the world’s most comprehensive hemp business conference and trade show, featured speakers from all over the hemp business world, who came together to move the industry forward with examinations of policy, processing, supply chain and opportunity. Over three days of programming, speakers and workshops focused on the need for a united voice if the industry is to achieve its potential.
In his opening remarks, show producer Morris Beegle noted that industry leaders agree on 95% of what needs to be done to advance the hemp supply chain. “We need to leave the 5% behind and join hands to march with one voice to make this hemp industry what we know it can be,” he said.
NoCo9 Speaker Spotlight Series
Paige Figi, whose advocacy on behalf of her daughter Charlotte sparked the CBD movement, spoke with Let’s Talk Hemp at NoCo9 in Colorado Springs.
How did you become interested in hemp?
In 2010, I found myself in a tragic situation: My daughter Charlotte was in hospice with Dravet Syndrome, intractable epilepsy. She was 4 years old and for her whole life had been constantly seizing. We had tried all the meds more than once. She could not walk or talk and was unconscious on a feeding tube.
I started researching and discovered work being done with cannabidiol (CBD) on mice; scientists had found it was an effective anticonvulsant. I hired a translator and started calling Israel, France and Brazil to ask for dosing. I calculated these numbers to one small human and began to look for somebody, anywhere, with plants that had the correct ratio of CBD to THC. I made hundreds of calls and would ask for five more names at the end of each call. I was looking for anybody who might have the flower I needed.
Colorado Department of Agriculture Spring Hemp Symposium
Online meeting via Zoom
When: April 18, 2023, 1 p.m. Mountain Time (U.S. and Canada)
Facilitator: Brian Koontz – CDA Hemp Program manager
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Growing Industrial Hemp as a Multipurpose Crop in Organic Cropping Systems, May 10, 2023, from 2-3 pm EDT. Free webinar by the Rodale Institute.
Reimagining a Regenerative World Through Cannabis & Hemp, Regennabis Live, May 11, 2023, United Nations, New York, NY
It Takes a Village: A Hempcrete Build Experience & Healing Arts Festival, June 7-11, 2023. Presented by Permatours.org, Digger’s Compost Cooperative, Acton, ME
Cannabis Research Conference, Presented by Colorado State University Pueblo, Institute of Cannabis Research, Aug. 3-5, 2023, Denver
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Help Rebuild Ukraine With Hemp
Sergiy Kovalenkov, aka Doctor Hemphouse, one of the world’s renowned specialists in building with hemp, is appealing to the hemp industry for help in rebuilding war-torn Ukraine, including building Ukraine’s biggest social housing project to date — a 10,000-square-foot residential building to house refugees and orphans who lost their parents to the war. In particular, the project is seeking builders, sponsors, automated block-making machinery and a hempcrete spraying system. Visit https://www.facebook.com/hempireua/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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