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Raleigh Rolls Out the Welcome Mat for the 3rd Annual Southern Hemp Expo


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Raleigh Rolls Out the Welcome Mat for the 3rd Annual Southern Hemp Expo


Largest Hemp Industry Trade Show and Business/Agriculture Conference in the Eastern U.S. Returns to In-Person Gathering, Sept. 2-4, 2021, in Raleigh, NC

What: Southern Hemp Expo (SHE3) : rethink hemp
When: September 2 – 4, 2021
Where: Raleigh Convention Center, 500 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 
Event Info: Produced by Colorado Hemp Company and powered by We Are For Better Alternatives. For more info, click HERE.

Raleigh, NC (June 15, 2021) – Known as the tech center of the South, the city of Raleigh, NC, will soon take on the mantle of hemp industry host as the city welcomes the 3rd annual Southern Hemp Expo on September 2-4, 2021. Produced by Colorado Hemp Company and powered by We Are For Better Alternatives (WAFBA), this year’s event organizers are pleased to be working with Visit Raleigh to host the event at the Raleigh Convention Center.

“This year’s Southern Hemp Expo, held for the first time in Raleigh, is expected to sell out,” said Morris Beegle, President and Co-founder of We Are For Better Alternatives. “We had two very successful events in Nashville, TN, in 2018 and 2019. In our search to expand the event, we were extended an invitation to move the Southern Hemp Expo (SHE) to North Carolina. We’re excited to collaborate with Visit Raleigh in 2021 and bring the world of hemp to this thriving community and the country.”

Raleigh, North Carolina, is a Southern capital city shaped by the passionate minds of its residents. Visit Raleigh is looking forward to SHE3 and indicates that attendees will discover an emerging town that boasts a cultural heartbeat, including museums, arts, live music, craft culinary and beverage scene, handcrafted goods, and historical experiences.

Raleigh is proud to be hosting the Southern Hemp Expo,” said Denny Edwards, Visit Raleigh President and CEO. “North Carolina has a rich agricultural tradition and industrial hemp is one of our most exciting sectors right now. We look forward to showcasing our region to attendees and are committed to making this year’s SHE3 a memorable experience for all who attend and visit our city.”

Be on the lookout for updated hotel information and event ticket details. For more information, visit

New to SHE3 
The Southern Hemp Expo is the first cannabis-related company to be awarded the City of Raleigh and Wake County Business Development Fund Grant, dedicated to making a positive economic impact on the city and the county. 

SHE3 will deliver a robust lineup of industry experts and leaders to share new technologies and solutions in the marketplace and provide insight into hemp’s growth. The Southern Hemp Expo 2021 will feature over 250+ exhibitors, three full days of expo hall, and three stages of education, including the premier Let’s Talk Hemp Conferences.

Hear from 100+ speakers and special keynote guests and do business with thousands of attendees from across the hemp supply chain. It’s at SHE where you’ll find farmers, genetics companies, soil amendment suppliers, equipment manufacturers, hemp foods, pet products, extraction technologies, processors, laboratory services, brands, buyers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, marketers, ancillary service providers, and much more.

Exhibit at SHE3
For businesses and brands interested in exhibiting at the 3rd Annual Southern Hemp Expo, the opportunity to reserve booth space and secure sponsorship are now available. Visit and apply today:

Call for Speakers
The Let’s Talk Hemp Speaker Series is expanding and is looking for engaging presentations focusing on a wide variety of cannabis-hemp-related topics for the Southern Hemp Expo. Visit to submit your application to speak individually or on a panel at this year’s event. 

About Colorado Hemp Company and WAFBA
Colorado Hemp Company, producer of the 3rd annual Southern Hemp Expo and the annual NoCo Hemp Expo, is a leading organization for the advancement and advocacy of hemp farming, processing, production, innovation, education, and legalization in the USA. Colorado Hemp Company is powered by parent company We Are For Better Alternatives (WAFBA), 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.

About the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Raleigh)
As the official destination marketing organization for Wake County, the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Raleigh), is responsible for promoting Wake County as an attractive travel destination and enhancing its public image as a dynamic place to live and work. Through the impact of travel, the organization strengthens the economic position and provides an opportunity for people throughout Wake County. Raleigh, N.C./Wake County welcomes nearly 18 million visitors annually, whose spending tops $2.9 billion. The visitor economy supports more than 28,000 local jobs in Wake County and generates $284 million in state and local tax revenues, saving each Wake County household $727 in taxes annually.

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

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