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  • 12 Dec 2018 12:36 PM | Erin Pully (Administrator)

    Criticality, LLC: Raising hemp a lucrative but risky business endeavor 

    KY Beauty and Wellness: HIA Member Dee Dee Taylor of KY Beauty and Wellness has opened a new store, 502Hemp. Located at 201 Moser Road, Suite B, Louisville, KY 40223 the store stocks local KY CBD Oil and other hemp items. Questions? Give them a call at 502-654-7100. 

    Florida Hemp Processing: With the recent elections, Florida has a new Agriculture Commissioner and a new legislature. With the new 2018 Farm Bill, Florida will need a new hemp farming bill. Several are being crafted. Florida farmers and hemp supporters need to watch these bills as they go into committee. Watch www.flsenate.gov and www.myfloridahouse.gov. It looks to be a busy session. Committees begin December 11. Deadline for bills is January 25, 2019. Inquiries to FlaHempProcessing@tampabay.rr.com.

    The Healing Rose: Owner of HIA Member The Healing Rose was featured on Boston Channel 5 News. Read the article HERE

    Joint Venture Pay: Joint Venture Pay would like to let you know that they have a new program for internet credit card processing for CBD & Hemp businesses. Interchange plus 1.25%. Basically, cost of the transaction by the credit card companies with 1.25% added on. If you would like to know more please contact Michelle Mattice at 518-847-8577 or Michelle@jointventurepay.com. Renee loved meeting lots of you when she spoke at the HIA Annual conference and she worked hard to get this program for our industry. Don’t forget that we also take a portion of our fees, without adding to yours, and give them a vetted charity of the client’s choice through our “Every Swipe Benefits Charity” program. We also have several other new programs and would love to see what works best for you. Please feel free to visit www.jointventurepay.com or their parent company at www.pfprocessing.com.

    Simply Hemp: Simply Hemp Announces Its Official Launch to Make Quality CBD Products Easily Accessible 

    Green Classic: Green Classic’s online CBD store based out of Bloomfield Hills, MI, launched in November.

    In this rapidly expanding industry, Green Classic is a premium online CBD store dedicated to bringing consumers the most trusted and responsible hemp-derived CBD brands and products together in one place. We carry a wide variety of CBD Tinctures, Capsules, Topicals, Edibles, Vape Products, Concentrates, Isolate, and Pet Products! We only sell American grown and manufactured hemp products with fast and convenient shipping to all 50 states.

    Our store website is: https://www.greenclassiccbd.com

    Email: info@greenclassiccbd.com

    Social media: @greenclassiccbd 

    Down on the Farm: 

    Down On The Farm provides assistance to farmers with USDA programs. I also assist farmers with third-party certification processes, and develop handbooks and procedures required under the new Food Safety laws and inspections/audits required by buyers of fruit and vegetable growers. In addition, many hemp growers will want and/or need to complete the certification process. I assist with the audit process to ensure farmer’s products are eligible for certified sales by designing the process around your farming operation to allow it to be simple, safe and secure.

    For 27 years, I was a USDA employee of the Farm Service Agency – and have been helping farmers for 34 years navigate the government’s certification maze. If you would like to eliminate the burden of weaving through any of these mazes, let my years of experience help you.

    Blain Becktold



    Xtraction Services: 

    Xtraction Services Expands with Two Hemp Facilities in Kentucky

    Xtraction Services is excited to announce deployment of its turn-key extraction solutions to two new hemp facilities in Kentucky. The new customers will be extracting in excess of 5.4 million grams of oil a year.

    Xtraction Services Closes Oversubscribed Series C Round To Continue Rapid Growth

    Xtraction Services ("XS"), an equipment financing company specializing in extraction machines, pre and post processing equipment, and best-in-industry customer service, has oversubscribed its Series C financing round. This is the second time the company has exceeded its fundraising target.

    The company's expert approach to the growing legal cannabis and hemp industries has attracted the attention of investors from around the world, including new participants from Australia, Hong Kong, Canada and Germany.

    For more information, visit www.XtractNow.com.

    MedSupply Partners: 

    MedSupply Partners- Chad Robinson MS

    Account Executive

    Alexandria, KY

    MSP’s National Goal to become the most trusted Hemp and Marijuana Analyzing/Processing Supplier; started this year in Kentucky

    MSP (HQ-Atlanta) is a full-Service lab and cleanroom supplier that expanded into Kentucky 4 years ago.  We have numerous satisfied customers in the hemp processing and testing world.  They are consistently impressed with the personal service, prices, and quality products we deliver.

    We carry a complete line of lab/cleanroom consumables (tubes, tips, HPLC solvents, vials, columns, filters, gloves, shoe covers etc) as well as Instruments (pH, moisture meters), and Equipment (Centrifuges, -80 freezers). 

    After 15 years in an academic research lab (Univ. of Cincinnati); and 4 with MSP, I am confident we are the most customer-focused supplier in the business.

    I am born and raised in Kentucky.  I feel a responsibility to assist the Hemp/CBD Industry.  I do this by providing fast responses to requests; and suppling quality products at affordable pricing. 

    My #1 job is to save you time and money.  Let me know what your priorities are, and I will get right on it.

    Thank you for your time and have a great Holiday Season.



    Find me on Linkedin and Researchgate


    Old World Luxuries: 

    Lazarus Naturals: 

    Lazarus Naturals Assistance Program

    Lazarus Naturals was founded on the belief that high-quality CBD products should be accessible to everyone. We are proud to continue our Assistance Program in 2019 and once again offer 40% discounts to veterans, low-income households and individuals on long-term disability. 

    Please visit www.lazarusnaturals.com/assistance-programs to find out if you’re eligible and learn how to take advantage of this discount. A Lazarus Naturals representative can also answer your questions about the program at (206) 999-0354 or info@lazarusnaturals.com.

    Badlands Provisions: Check out the Bandlands Provisions Company Profile and visit them online at http://www.Badlandsprovisions.com.

    Hemp XOCO: 


    Don't take off your cowboy hats and spurs just yet. Next step for us is getting #SB116 passed in 2019. 

    Call and email your state Representatives as soon as possible and explain to them how urgent it is to pass the bill for Texas farmers to benefit like the rest of the nation. Once farm bill is signed and active January 2019 a whole new world of Hemp will be shaped with Institutional Banks on board, crop insurance, etc. Hemp as an agricultural commodity is the future of Texas farming.

    True Leaf Pet: 

    True Leaf Supports Effort to Petition FDA

    for Hemp-Based Pet Food

    Donation of $10,000 to the Hemp Feed Coalition will help

    engagement of FDA on new uses of hemp for pets

    VERNON, BCDecember 21, 2018 – True Leaf Medicine International Ltd. (“True Leaf” or the “Company”) (CSE: MJ) (OTCQB: TRLFF) (FSE: TLA), a leading global cannabis and hemp wellness brand for pets, today announced the Company has donated $10,000 (USD) to the Hemp Feed Coalition to advance its efforts to engage the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on new uses of hemp for pets.

    The announcement comes on the heels of a historic day for hemp. On Thursday, United States President Donald Trump signed a bill making hemp legal in the U.S., creating greater opportunities for hemp farmers and the advancement of hemp production for use in human and animal products.

    The Hemp Feed Coalition – which includes True Leaf – is a diverse group of industry stakeholders such as hemp producers, veterinarians, regulatory bodies, retailers, colleges, and universities. Its goal is to obtain U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Center for Veterinary Medicine (FDA-CVM) approval of new uses for hemp grain products in pet food and animal feed. While the Farm Bill legalizes hemp and recognizes it as an agricultural product, the FDA-CVM must still approve new pet products with added hemp.  

    The Hemp Feed Coalition is steering hemp grain products through the FDA’s Food Additive Petition process. Each petition approved by the FDA-CVM would open the door for the pet and agriculture industries to use hemp in a variety of formulations in pet food and animal feed.  

    “Hemp can play a vital role in helping our pets live happier, healthier lives,” said Darcy Bomford, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of True Leaf. “That’s why we want to engage the FDA, assist the Hemp Feed Coalition through the petition process, and champion this effort for safe and effective hemp-based pet food. It’s all part of our commitment to be the global and trusted cannabis-for-pets brand leader.”

    True Leaf made the largest donation to the Hemp Feed Coalition by offering to match the first $10,000 raised by the organization during its campaign at the 2018 Hemp Industries Association Conference. The total $25,500 (USD) raised will directly fund the required clinical trials, and the final submission of a Food Additive Petition to the FDA-CVM in early 2019.

    “Through our partnership with True Leaf, we have the potential to revolutionize the hemp and pet industries,” said Hunter Buffington, Executive Director of Colorado Hemp Industries Association. “True Leaf is championing an effort that could bring FDA-approved hemp-based pet food to market for the first time in the United States.”

    True Leaf pioneered hemp-seed based pet supplements that provide calming support, promote hip and joint health, and help immune and heart function. The Company’s True Hemp™ line of functional treats, supplement oils, and chew sticks for dogs and cats has gained worldwide popularity and is now sold in more than 2,800 stores across North America and Europe. In the United States, the True Hemp™ line is approved by the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) – one of the highest-level certifications in the pet industry.

    The Hemp Feed Coalition expects to submit its first petition in 2019 which will open the door for hemp seed oil to be used in food for dogs and cats. Next, the Hemp Feed Coalition will prepare a petition for hemp protein powders for use in dog and cat food and start the process for hemp seed in cattle and horse feed. It expects to start the research phase for those petitions next year.

    To learn more about the Hemp Feed Coalition, please visit: thecohia.org/hemp-feed-coalition.

    Bish Enterprises: 

    Farm bill language allows hemp cultivation, what this means for future growers

    Hemp farmers wary but hopeful that Nebraska will finally let them plant

    Mack & Wyatt: 


    Want to learn how to vertically integrate and become part of a processing operation?

    Call us today at 317-771-6581

  • 24 Sep 2018 3:11 PM | Erin Pully (Administrator)

    Green Hemp Farms: 

    Green Hemp Farms announces that Ms. Grania Garnighian, PhD Horticulture from Colorado Springs, Colorado has joined as Chief Operating Officer of the Company to take care of day to day function including CO2 extraction of Hemp to CBD oil in Delta, Colorado. Ms. Garnighian is anxious to start Indoor Hemp Farming in La Junta, Colorado as well as Outdoor Hemp Farming in 309 acres in Gravel Switch, KY starting 2019.

    Green Hemp Farms is looking for local Kentucky Farmer to operate the farming in Kentucky under 2014 Farm Bill Hemp Pilot Program with KDA.

    Should you have any question, feel free to Garry Dhaliwal, CEO at 727-514-5544.

    Canna World Market: 

    Canna World Market is open to the public in Lakewood, CO. Our website went live on 9/8/18. 

    Canna World Market is a large CBD products market based in Colorado. We ship to all fifty states, and accept credit cards. We sell only American hemp products, including tinctures, bath bombs, lotions, salves, tablets, capsules, isolate, shatter, vape juice, pens, candles, and pet tinctures and treats.

    Our website is https://CannaWorldMarket.com

    Our retail store is located at 1420 South Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO 80232

    The store is open from 10-7 daily.

    Terry's Health Products: 


    I am a business member, Terry's Health Products in Bismarck, ND and we have been battling for CBD oil since last year when our hemp CBD was confiscated by local police.  We have not gotten anywhere in the last 15 months so my attorney and I just submitted an official request to the ND Attorney General asking for an official opinion on the legal status of hemp derived CBD  in ND.  Stores across the state have continue to sell it but my business cannot and we do not think that is fair at all.  One thing great that has come out of this entire situation is that I have started a hemp seed foods company, Peace Garden Hemp.  We are retailing and wholesaling North Dakota Grown and Processed hemp seed oil, raw hemp hearts, and hemp protein powder.  Product launches in 2 weeks!!  We are so excited to grow this amazing product line of American grown ND hemp foods!!

    Lonna Brooks

    Terry's Health Products and Peace Garden Hemp


    717 E Main Ave

    Bismarck, ND 58501

    CRM Pharmacies: 

    Clarification on Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil 

    The Board continues to receive questions about cannabidiol (CBD) oil (derived from hemp or derived from marijuana). The Ohio Revised Code includes CBD oil in the definition of marijuana, regardless of whether it is an isolated plant extract or synthetic product. HB 523, which created the state’s Medical Marijuana Control Program, made no exception for possession or sale of CBD oil.

    Marijuana products, including CBD oil, can only be dispensed in a licensed Medical Marijuana Control Program dispensary. Those marijuana products will have to comply with the rules and regulations of the program. All products must have a known source, as well as known quantities of active ingredients. Testing procedures will be conducted by testing laboratories licensed by the Ohio Department of Commerce.

    The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy announced on June 4, 2018 the award of 56 provisional medical marijuana dispensary licensees. All provisional licensees will have six months to demonstrate compliance with the dispensary operational requirements to obtain a certificate of operation. As the Medical Marijuana Control Program becomes operational this fall, the Board will continue to provide updates through the program’s website: https://www.medicalmarijuana.ohio.gov/.

    Only those provisional dispensary licensees who receive a certificate of operation will be able to possess or sell marijuana, including CBD oil. No other persons or companies, including non-medical marijuana Board licensees such as pharmacies, may possess or sell CBD oil or other products meeting the definition of “marijuana.” Violations of Ohio Revised Code or Ohio Administrative Code can subject a licensee (person or entity) to administrative and/or criminal action.

    State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy

    Hemp Labs USA: 

    Hemp Labs USA www.wholeleafco.com is starting their first Hemp Project of 2018 in Colorado.  A second grow is coming together in Oregon.

     Hemp Labs consults with farmers and companies entering the Hemp industry providing financial models of Hemp grows by size and provides scheduling and instructions on the positive steps in the Hemp growing process and areas to be cautious with.

     Hemp Labs started on the extraction side of the Hemp process and works closely with Pinnacle Stainless in Denver http://bhoextractor.net/ as one of their top sellers and installers.  Troy Hanchey is well known in the Hemp industry and is the Managing Partner of Hemp Labs USA, LLC.

    Hemp Labs is also consulting with www.latitude49botanicals.com in Canada as they prepare to go public.  Consulting is also going on with several Southern States for entry into the Hemp market in 2019.


    Lazarus Naturals: 

    Marijuana.com recently released a list put together by ravereviews.org of the top 20 Best CBD Oils for 2018. Lazarus Naturals took 2nd place out of the Top 20 and won an award for best value overall at a 100% rating.


    Between philanthropic endowments to veterans as well as economic assistance to those in need, Lazarus Naturals is dedicated to a lifelong mission of serving those most in need with the products that give them the comfort they desire.

    Lori DeBortoli - CMO, Lazarus Naturals

    The Hemp Biz Conference: 

    The Hemp Biz ConferenceTM Announces “Call for Speakers” for our inaugural conference May 1st and 2nd, 2019.

    The Hemp Biz Conference 2019 Will Connect Hemp Business Leaders, Policymakers and Investors to Discuss Key Issues Facing the Hemp Industry Today.

    Denver, Colorado – September 15, 2018– The Hemp Biz Conference today announced its “Call for Speakers” for The Hemp Biz Conference 2019, the first-ever B2B conference designed to develop the hemp industry by bringing together hemp business and investment savvy newcomers. The conference will be May 1st and 2nd, 2019, at the Crown Plaza Airport Conference Center in Denver, Colorado.

    Speaker proposals will be accepted through 5 PM EST November 15, 2018. Detailed information including the speaker submission form, are available online. Please contact The Hemp Biz Conference with any questions. The Hemp Biz Conference program will feature industry speakers addressing the latest trends, strategies and upcoming business opportunities through cutting-edge sessions. Our B2B program will empower attendees with the knowledge to stay at the forefront of the hemp advances.

    “While Wall Street looks at marijuana as a great disruptor, hemp has far more potential to disrupt not only every facet of daily life but deeply impact international markets as well.” Stated Christie Lunsford, chief executive officer, The Hemp Biz Conference, “We are creating the go to place to take the pulse of the industry, learn about the latest trends and hear from top hemp thought leaders. We encourage industry leaders to submit speaker proposals and look forward to hearing about what’s on the horizon for the transformative hemp industry.”

    More than 900 industry professionals from the hemp agricultural, extraction, processing and hemp manufacturing of food, oil, seed, CBD wellness products, textiles, bio-fuel and plastics will attend The Hemp Biz Conference. Corporate buyer and retailers, media, investors will also be in attendance. The Hemp Biz Conference will feature a select group of exhibitors unveiling the latest hemp products, services and innovations to fill the current gaps in the hemp industry ecosystem.


    The Hemp Biz Conference supports the growth of the hemp industry by bringing together industry professionals, policy makers and investors to develop a sustainable commodity supply chain. Our focus is an exploration of new hemp technologies that will reframe our understanding of the world in agriculture, processing, manufacturing, extraction, food, medicine, textiles, plastics and bio-fuel.

    For more information and to explore sponsorship and booth opportunities for the conference please visit https://thehempbizconference.com/.

    Atalo Holdings: 

    September 10, 2018

    Kentucky Hemp Producer Scales up Strategically

    London, Kentucky:  39-year-old Brent Cornett is a 7-generation farmer, whose family farm includes beef, corn, soy, produce and, until recently, primarily tobacco, which is now being replaced with hemp.  

    “We watched Atalo Holdings’ Growers’ Group in Winchester help farmers add hemp to their rotation after the 2014 Farm Bill allowed it,” said Cornett. “We joined them to test 20 acres on our farm in 2016.  With the resources available from Atalo and the knowledge base of the Growers’ Group, we increased to 35 acres in 2017 and 85 acres this year.  There’s been plenty of challenges with a new crop, but as of today, a mediocre hemp crop is yielding a better return than an excellent tobacco crop,” he said.

    Joseph Hickey and the other partners at Atalo Holdings have been advocating and innovating since 1993 to return hemp to the rotation.  They established Atalo in 2014 to help the Kentucky Hemp Pilot Program accelerate the state’s knowledge base through a Growers’ Group dedicated to research, development and commercialization.  According to Hickey, the process has been difficult but rewarding and Kentucky’s hemp industry is ready to scale dramatically, with fencerow to fencerow consistency. “What Atalo brings to the table is proprietary seed, dramatically improved agronomics including planting, harvesting, drying, quality controlled processing and access to markets,” said Hickey.  Atalo CEO, William Hilliard, sees the signs of growth.  “We started with 5 farmers and 35 acres in 2014. Today we have 60 farmers across Kentucky, plus farmers in Tennessee and North Carolina and more than 2,700 permitted acres.  We’re advising farmers in South Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, Maryland and Wisconsin.  Our processing of CBD alone has grown 500% over last year. Our focus remains on research, development and commercialization and there are exciting times ahead.” he said.

    These are positive signs for rural economic development.  Atalo estimates their Growers’ Group alone creates employment for over 600 farmers and laborers and 45 researchers, processors and administrators.

    Brent Cornett is optimistic about hemp’s future.  “We have a good head start and hemp is becoming a bigger and bigger piece of the pie.  When hemp is legalized, we’ll be able to get insurance and also use the crop for collateral, then we can really take off,” he said.  “These are exciting times with the first new crop the rotation in 80 years.  It’s an excellent replacement for tobacco and we’re happy to be growing a crop that helps people instead of one that was found to hurt people.”

    Atalo CEO William Hilliard in Kentucky Hemp CBD Field

  • 25 Jul 2018 2:12 PM | Erin Pully (Administrator)

    Mack & Wyatt: 

    We are buying hemp seed for processing. CBD or Food Grade. We are also contracting acreage for 2019. If you are a farmer looking for a guaranteed buyer contact us today.


    We are buying hemp stalks for processing. We are currently scheduling processing for November/December. We are also contracting acreage for 2019. If you are a farmer looking for a guaranteed buyer contact us today.


    Arizona CBD Oils: Arizona CBD Oils Co-Founder Mike Campbell has been working in web design and internet marketing for over 10 years with his agency business and met his business partner and Co-Founder Albert Hermosa a couple of months back when he reached out to him about helping with sales of his CBD products. In addition to Arizona CBD Oils, the partners just started a local meet-up in Arizona geared at helping people learn more about the benefits of CBD and how it can help with health. To learn more about the meet-up visit: https://www.meetup.com/Arizona-CBD-Hemp-Meetup/. Their biggest goal is to help keep people aware of things that are happening and will be sharing HIA information as well as news with our members. It’s important to us that legislation sees that CBD is much different than marijuana and it’s health benefits to us. 

    Arizona CBD Oils aims to be an online marketplace here in Arizona for people who would like to find quality CBD products.

    They are currently working with DropShippers and currently looking for opportunities with other brands that are interested in partnering with us so we can provide quality products on our store. Mike and Albert are excited to be members of HIA and would be interested in also starting a chapter in the future with other members here in Arizona. Learn more at arizonacbdoils.com.

    SVN Space: 


    For Immediate Release

    For more information, please contact: Grace – grace@svnspace.com 



    Encinitas, CA (July 10th, 2018) - Svn Space, a female focused media company dedicated to breaking stigmas about cannabis (with a primary focus on Hemp), hosts its very first event HEMPANNA. An event motivated on introducing the many benefits of Hemp & CBD products, brands, companies and trailblazers.

    Co-hosted with Four Moons Spa in Encinitas, CA, this event of like-minded peers will take place on Thursday evening, August 9th from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. Tickets go on sale July 13th at www.svnspace.com/hempanna with a host of activities that include:

    • Meet, greet and shop amazing products from companies making waves in Hemp & CBD
    • Select a DIY workshop where you can either make a Hemp rope macramé plant holder, taught by Pair of Knots or a plant dyed Hemp scarf, taught by Kristin Morrison from All Species (only 30 spaces per workshop)
    • An elevated panel conversation around Hemp & CBD
    • Svn Space Hemp goody bag that includes Hemp & CBD products and information from our hand selected partners
    • Two complimentary Hemp based Tacos (vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available) with additional food for purchase from Moonage Food Company
    • Try out Hemp & CBD infused beverages
    • Camera Camper Photo Booth with two photo strips for you and a friend with a digital version to upload on social media
    • Automatically be entered to win the ultimate spa day and Hemp & CBD gift basket from Four Moons Spa & Svn Space with a value of $500

    Join our modern green evolution with women who know, don’t know, want to know and learn the many benefits of a plant that can house you, clothe you, feed you and heal you. 

    For more information on the event, please visit svnspace.com/hempanna and @svnspace.


    Vital Hemp: 


    Did you know everything is better in hemp?

    And Vital Hemp is ready to fulfill your hemp needs with some fresh Summer stock! Let us hemp our your store!! 

    We now have Long Sleeve Men's Lightweight Sweaters. Great for travel, cool summer nights and for going to the gym. 

    We have Women's Racerback T-shirts in sassy Summer brights that will keep a gal feeling fresh during long, hot Summer days. 

    Check our our new drawstring pants for women. They are great for lazy days and working out!

    Introducing Hemp/Cotton blended V-neck Tee's for Men and Women. Cleaner look, athletic fit. 

    The Men's Anywhere Pants new stock is due any moment and many have already been purchased. Place a reserve on our popular, wide-leg woven hemp pant, made to be worn anywhere. 

    Vital Hemp offers many more styles of our incredibly soft and durable hemp clothing and accessories. Take a look at our linesheet for pricing, and please contact us with any questions.

    Vital hemp envisions a world where people wear comfortable, affordable, high-quality hemp clothing, loving it because it looks and feels so good and is good for people and the planet too. 

    Let's look for ways we can work together to build a strong and profitable business, moving us all in the direction of a hempier planet.

    Thanks for being vital, 

    Darcy Hughes

    Vital Hemp Marketing Director & Sales




    Do you have a great logo?

    Put Your Product Logo On a Hemp T-Shirt! 

    Hybrid Health: Hybrid Health has relaunched their website, https://hybridhealth.us on Shopify. More products, including the new Hybrid Health 300mg and 500mg full-spectrum tinctures, easier navigation, and more educational content. 

    Ultra Health: 

    Cannabis Provider Unveils New Major Cultivation Facility In New Mexico

    Colorado Hemp Solutions: 

    Green Pioneers: Industrious Utahns Get In On The Green Rush With New Cannabis Laws

    SPECIAL REPORT- Hemp: The Grand Valley's New Cash Crop?

    Learn more at www.coloradohempsolutions.com

    Colorado Hemp Company:

    SOUTHERN ACCENTS: Wildly Successful NoCo Hemp Expo Puts Down Roots in Tennessee with Inaugural Southern Hemp Expo, Set for September 28-29, 2018, in Nashville, TN.

    Inaugural Southern Hemp Expo to Offer Full-scale Exhibit Hall, Networking Opportunities, Presentations and Workshops by Pioneers, Innovators and Activists in the Rapidly Expanding Hemp Industry at The Fairgrounds Nashville, Sept. 28-29, 2018.

    Loveland, CO – July 10, 2018 – On the heels of its sold-out, over-capacity show drawing more than 6,000 attendees and 150 diverse exhibitors, the Colorado-based NoCo Hemp Expo is taking the party south and east, launching the Inaugural Southern Hemp Expo (SHE), Sept. 28-29, 2018, at The Fairgrounds Nashville in Nashville, TN.

    “The South is a leader and will continue to be a leader in hemp production, and we are very excited to bring this dynamic gathering of industry movers and shakers to the region,” said Colorado Hemp Company co-founder Morris Beegle, producer of NoCo Hemp Expo, who also noted the theme of the inaugural SHE event is “Bringing Balance Back to Mother Earth.”

    “The 2018 NoCo Hemp Expo was far and away the biggest and best hemp event we have produced yet,” Beegle continued. “The interest level for this plant and all that it can do is overwhelming. We are excited to launch this expo in the Eastern U.S. With the first annual SHE event in Nashville in September and NoCo6 in Denver in March, our shows are firmly grounded in the country’s strongest regions for hemp production.”

    With rising acceptance and popularity of hemp for food, fiber, and its therapeutic non- psychoactive cannabinoid CBD, domestic production of hemp, or cannabis sativa, is reaching new heights. U.S. hemp-based product sales grew 16% to reach $820 million in sales in 2017 and is expected to surpass $1 billion in sales in 2018, led primarily by hemp-derived CBD, food, personal care and industrial products, according to the publication Hemp Business Journal – a number not lost on politicians. This past spring, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) introduced the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, which would remove hemp from the federal list of controlled substances and allow it to be sold as an agricultural crop.

    The Feminine Touch

    SHE – feminine acronym intended – will offer networking opportunities, presentations and workshops by pioneers, innovators and activists including the leading women and business professionals in industrial hemp. The fifth annual NoCo Hemp Expo in Loveland, Colo., in April, featured keynote speaker, activist and hemp entrepreneur Winona LaDuke, who illuminated hemp’s value in driving a new economy for rural and Native American communities. Other keynotes featured were Nature’s Path Foods founder Arran Stephens, who discussed why he’s been investing in farmland to cultivate organic hemp.

    “I was amazed at the buzz of the show,” said Arran Stephens, co-founder and co-CEO of Nature’s Path Foods and a keynote speaker at the recent NoCo 5 event. “In some ways, it reminded me of the spirit of the early organic food trade shows. This is really the beginning of a strong new movement.”

    “Hemp production is taking off so fast, and law reform is so close” Beegle said. “There’s never been a more exciting time in this industry, and SHE provides a festive and effective forum for expanding crucial dialogue about the latest developments and opportunities in the commercial hemp products market.”

    Exhibit Space and Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available

    Exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities for the Southern Hemp Expo are now available online at www.southernhempexpo.com.

    About the Southern Hemp Expo

    The Inaugural Southern Hemp Expo is produced by the Colorado Hemp Company, a division of WAFBA LLC (We Are For Better Alternatives), based in Loveland, CO, and producer of NoCo Hemp Expo, the world’s largest and most comprehensive trade show and conference for industrial hemp. WAFBA is founder of TreeFreeHemp paper and printing services and the Colorado Hemp Company. Areas of focus include product and brand development, event production, consulting and advocacy. Learn more at southernhempexpo.com, and find us on Facebook and Twitter.


    Steven Hoffman, Compass Natural, tel 303.807.1042, steve@compassnaturalmarketing.com

    Morris Beegle, Colorado Hemp Company, tel 970.581.5049, hemp@coloradohempcompany.com.

    New York Hemp Company: 

    For a limited time, enjoy 15 per cent off on all of New York Hemp Company's

    Organic Hemp Seed Oil Skin Care and CBD tinctures.

    Apply 15off in the coupon code at check out.


    From balms to luscious body butters to soaps, oils & more!

    "Home of Nature's Most Perfectly Balanced Oil"


    SALUS and our CBD brand WholeMade was recently honored to be named the 87th largest female owned company in Colorado.

    WholeMade® evolved from SALUS®, a handcrafted bath and body care company founded in 2004 by Elissa Klaver. From inspiration to selling millions of products in her own stores, and throughout the United States, Elissa set out in 2017 to develop a new, premiere family brand of hemp products that combined her knowledge in personal care with the benefits of CBD hemp oil. In doing so, she expanded her manufacturing to an 8,000-square-foot building in Fort Collins to develop the WholeMade products while meeting growing demands for SALUS.

    Today WholeMade is pioneering the CBD hemp beauty market with expertise you can trust, quality you can believe in, and ingredients that enhance your well-being and vitality."

    Read the article HERE

    Reiki EnergetiX:


    Many Leading Healers and Vendors will join us for this free Family Friendly event.

    Rose Fier, RMT aka Loving Two Spirit of Reiki EnergetiX LLC will be there with taste samples of a great Full Spectrum CBD oil.  There will be amazing sales.on CBD products.   Limited supply at special pricing of up to  $25.00 savings. Don't miss this amazing event and a chance to taste this powerful CBD oil before making an investment that can change your life.  Join Reiki EnergetiX LLC and many other vendors.  

    Event location, time and date:

    August 4, 2018

    11am - 4pm

    Highland Acupuncture/Chiropractic Synergy Wellness Center

    9501 Indianapolis BLVD

    Highland, IN 46322

    Contact :   Rose Fier, RMT - 219 951-7167

    AccessQMS, Inc. :  Looking to secure your position in the marketplace and make compliance work for you? We need to talk! Whether you cultivate, manufacture, perform testing or distribute products in the hemp industries, the IH Series supplies the needed documentation that mirrors what you do and how you do it to meet state, national, international and customer specific requirements. The IH Series provides an exceptional means for running your business with the recognized operational processes and quality controls for safe consumer products. It delivers a complete Quality Management solution that merges GAP/GHP/GMP best practices (USDA/FDA) with globally accepted quality and food safety standards (ISO 9001, FSSC 22000). Visit us at ihseries.com.

    Advanced Leather Techniques:

    Greetings HIA Members, 

    I just finished the Prototype this morning of the { ALT Brand } of Leather Friendship Bracelet { Hemp Leaf } and I wanted to share it with you and all the members. I started making these Bracelets on 7-5-2018 and now I believe that I have the process down to a science. I have this business plan to sell  thousands of theses bracelets within a few years. I  also Designed the { Cannabis Leaf } Bracelet because soon all 50 states will Legalize Medical Marijuana. My business plan is to create jobs for people that want to stay home and work for themselves by making bracelets. They are fun and easy to make. On 7-20-2018,  I will list the bracelets in my e-Bay Store { ALT }  Advanced Leather Techniques.  In the near future I plan on making these bracelets out of Hemp fiber that will be Unique to others. 

    Sincerely Robert Skaggs/ Founder & CEO of  ALT

    Follow ALT on FACEBOOK

    101 CBD: 

    Check out 101 CBD's latest product release - Raw Renew CBD Face Cream 

    Hemp Road Trip:

    Hemp Road Trip supports the American Hemp Campaign with New Belgium and Willie's Reserve

    At the request of Texas House Agricultural and Livestock committee a group of hemp advocates, business people, attorneys and farmers helped educate the representatives. Representing HIA and Vote Hemp was Rick Trojan, from Colorado, discussing the economic impact and farming operations; from Kentucky US Hemp Roundtable's Jonathan Miller presented the legal background for the members. Texas Hemp Industries Association's Coleman Hemphill and Henry Valles presented details on state specific opportunities and challenges. Shawn Hauser, of Vicente Sederberg Law Offices, a Texas native, also provided details on the federal landscape and how Texas was positioned to become a leader in cultivation and processing of hemp. "Overall it was a great cross section of information for the committee" said Rick Trojan, "having so many diverse backgrounds presenting allow for variety of perspectives and really engages the representatives." Texas remains one of only 10 states without hemp legislation and without the economic benefits being realized by nearly 20 states currently processing industrial hemp.


    Kebulun Alliance Sustainable Living Hemp (KASLH):

    After attending events at the INHIA and networking with various representatives, KASLH is better equipped to present our mission.

    Upon completion, KASLH plans to have an event to present products using industrial hemp and the mission of KASLH organization.

    KASLH will send emails regarding venue and time.

    High Falls Extracts: 

    High Falls Extracts™ Launches New Product Line at the Cannabis World Congress

    Mount Horeb Hemp: 

    Fox 11 Investigates Wisconsin's Industrial Hemp Program 

    Serenity CBD:


    Our Florance products and story was recently featured in the German publication, Hanf Magazin.

    Florance produces the highest quality, scientifically-tested, non-GMO, GMP products and formulas from pristine, organically cultivated hemp.

    Please contact us if you are interested in premium hemp CBD products, wholesale inquiries, and bulk supply ingredients.

  • 21 May 2018 12:09 PM | Erin Pully (Administrator)

    Bish Enterprises: Bish Enterprises puts efforts into crop on the horizon

    Don’t Delay!  Purchase your harvesting equipment for the 2018 growing season before its too late!

    Hemp Harvest Works can provide the equipment you need to harvest hemp effectively!

    We manufacture, sell and distribute harvesting machinery for combines, tractors, and stand-alone machines. We are the home of the Bish SuperCrop® Hemp Header from Bish Enterprises, Powell Harvester, and the Budd-EZ Machine.

    Who We Are

    Hemp Harvest Works was founded by Andrew Bish of Bish Enterprises, of Giltner, NE, in December of 2017 and operates in affiliation with Bish Enterprises.  Hemp Harvest Works organized to help solve the mechanical needs of today’s hemp producers by providing both mass market machines and custom equipment for growing and/or harvesting hemp. 

    We offer engineering and consulting services with several years of experience with growers and researchers working in the hemp industry.  For those looking to produce hemp, we offer tailored action plans for your location that will provide you the knowledge to grow hemp for CBD’s, fiber, or grain from start to finish.

    Powell Harvester – CBD Harvesting Machine
    Budd EZ – Cannabis, Hemp, & Hops Stripping Machine
    SuperCrop Header – Combine Header for Seed and Fiber Production
    Checchi & Magli – The World’s Best Transplanter Systems

    Hemp Harvest Works Homepage

    Bish Enterprises Homepage

    Other Items available this season:

    • 4-Row High-CBD Harvester Unit – 60-80 Acres of Production Per Day! – Forage Harvester Mounted Unit
    • Double-Cut Header for Seed & Fiber Production
    • Double-Cut Combine Conversion Kit for Seed & Fiber Production
    • Flower Collector and Shoot System for Collecting Flower from the Rear of the Combine
    • Side-Dump and Live Floor Trailers
    • Espial CBD or THC Extraction System – Process 1 Kilogram for only $23.72 vs $449.80 with Alcohol Extraction.  99% Pure.

    CBD Harvester 1 & 2 Row Deposit Reminder: 

    CBD Harvester Deposits are needed by May 30th 2018 for guaranteed delivery by August 20th.  Deposits taken after May 30th  will have later delivery dates.  Contact us for specific deposit details.

    Give us a call today! (402) 849-2698

    Hybrid Health

    Hybrid Health, Inc., a Durham, NC based seller of hemp oil extract products, is proud to announce the release of it’s own line of Hybrid Health 300mg and 500mg full-spectrum tinctures.  A proprietary blend from North Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee, Hybrid Health’s tinctures are consistent with Hybrid Health’s mission: to offer organic/GMP certified or compliant, third part lab tested hemp extract products that provide an natural alternative for wellness and addressing various health issues. For more information, find us at https://hybridhealth.us, or call us at 919-748-9394.

    Grow With Hemp

    Grow With Hemp recently started a product and recipe of the month to help consumers learn about current hemp products available and the different ways to incorporate hemp seeds into their diet. They are also working on a hemp seed guide with different places to purchase, whether organic is available, along with what we like about each company and the price range. As you know, they are quite expensive!

    Grow With Hemp will also be vending at the Hemp Fest in Albuquerque NM on Aug 4th where they are expecting approx. 7-8k attendees this year. Last year, year 1 for the event, they had 5,500! They will be selling organic Colorado hemp seeds (in mason jars), locally made (they are located in Taos, NM about an hour for CO) 100% hemp bags, a locally made hemp sunscreen (it will be our product this week, actually), t-shirts with our logo, Evo's new protein bars (if they're available), hemp seed chocolate and hemp oil bar soap (with hemp fabric or hemp paper wrap), and anything else they find may be a good fit. Check them out at www.GrowWithHemp.com.



    May 5th, 2018 – Laguna Beach CA – Farmtiva Inc and Isodiol International Inc. are pleased to announce they have entered into a agreement with Imperial Valley Conservation Research Center to grow and cultivate a crop of hemp in Imperial Valley, California that provides hemp research, farming, cultivation, harvesting and distribution support for California farmers and other industry participants in the State.     

    Hemp Pioneer Chris Boucher, CEO of Farmtiva said, “This partnership will enable Farmtiva to operate an industrial hemp and research and grow operation upon the grounds of the former U.S. Department of Agriculture research facility. This could create jobs and investment in the community.” The facility grounds consist of 160 acres, with 140 acres divided into small research plots that are leased to clients. In addition to the research plots, the center houses five greenhouses and a soil testing laboratory. They will begin planting the week of May 15th 2018. This is a historical moment in California hemp history, as Boucher grew a crop at the same facility in 1994 when it was with the USDA. “We have waited over 24 years for the laws to change we are very excited to move California’s agriculture hemp future forward.”

    “Farmtiva is committed to studying and understanding the benefits of hemp and sharing this knowledge and product with the world,” said CEO of Isodiol, Marcos Agramont.   “Additionally, Farmtiva’s project with IVCRC has the vision to develop a complete industrial hemp business model whereas commercialization opportunities will be implemented to ensure all the hemp by-product after Cannabidiol extraction are utilized.”


    Chris Boucher, CEO & Director




    U.S. Hemp Wholesale: Michigan Hemp Business Celebrates a Five-Year Anniversary

    Harvest Gold Silica: Not all Silicas are Created Equal 


    Vermont Hempicurean

    Mount Horeb Hemp'It's going to help save this little farm': Dane County farmer to grow industrial hemp for CBD oil

    Victory Hemp Foods: Kentucky Hemp Company Buys Middlebury Processing Facility

    Toledo Hemp Center: Cannabis Business Wins Over Toledo

    New York Hemp Company: "Home of Nature's Perfectly Balanced Oil"

    Please join New York Hemp Company in Booth # 401 at the Eastern Hemp Conference in Albany, NY on June 4-5th.

    • Hemp Seed Oil skin care products, CBD Oils
    • 10% off wholesale when pre-paid at the show
    • Free Samples


    Dear HIA members,

    Synergy-payments is pleased to announce we have secured both US domestic and international processing for the CBD / Hemp industry.    
    In business since 2004, Synergy- Payments works with banks and payment service providers in the United States, Canada and Europe who process payments for the CBD / Hemp industry.  

    Should you like to speak with us regarding your accepting payments for your online business, we would be pleased to speak with you.

    Please contact us via email or phone for more information.

    Best regards,

    Synergy-Payments Team


    Tree of Life Seeds: Arkansas Hemp Company Adds CBD Gummies To Product Line 

    Weisow Management LLC: Wiesow Management LLC kicked off 2018 with amazing new strategic partnerships and plans for the next half of the year!

    Atalo Holdings: ATALO Begins 2018 Hemp Planting in Kentucky  

    AccessQMS, Inc. :  Looking to secure your position in the marketplace and make compliance work for you? We need to talk! Whether you cultivate, manufacture, perform testing or distribute products in the hemp industries, the IH Series supplies the needed documentation that mirrors what you do and how you do it to meet state, national, international and customer specific requirements. The IH Series provides an exceptional means for running your business with the recognized operational processes and quality controls for safe consumer products. It delivers a complete Quality Management solution that merges GAP/GHP/GMP best practices (USDA/FDA) with globally accepted quality and food safety standards (ISO 9001, FSSC 22000). Visit us at ihseries.com.

    Anavii Market: Anavii Market Verifies Three New CBD Brands

    Dr. Bronner's

    San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has honored Dr. Bronner’s with the 2018 Excellence in Energy Leadership Award. This award recognizes Dr. Bronner’s dep and long-standing environmental commitments across their business, combined with recent impressive climate-friendly business improvements:

    • Onsite solar panel installation that generates about 50% of their factory’s electricity needs
    • Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for staff
    • Enrollment in EcoChoice, SDG&E’s exciting renewable electricity program, which means that as of 2018 Dr. Bronner’s is powered by ~92% locally generated renewable electricity, and is supporting the development of more local renewable projects!

    Hemp Spectrum:


    Due to copyright laws, GW pharmaceuticals is cracking down on their trademark, CBD. The scientific community agrees that the utilization of all the cannabinoids and terpenes in the hemp plant has the most medicinal value. To single out cannabidiol (CBD) is a thing of the past. Consequently, a group of companies got together and found a better term that encompasses all the cannabiniods and the terpenes, and Hemp Spectrum was born. 

    As the law stipulates, hemp can only be classified as hemp if it contains less than 0.3% THC. Since cannabidiol/CBD is the dominant cannabinoid in hemp, the term "Hemp Spectrum" not only refers to CBD but includes all the cannabinoids and the terpenes.

    Currently, the industry is using the word hemp in place of CBD to bypass any legal issues.

    "Hemp Spectrum" is now a Public Domain (unable to be trademarked or copyrighted) which any entity, corporate or individual, will be able to use without restriction. Brad Morehouse, owner of  the "Hemp Spectrum" public domain, will be signing a public release of the term.  Along with the official logo, this release will be available to the public on June 1 at HempSpectrum.com.

    Healthy Hemp: 

    Partners in Hope!

    It’s OFFICIAL! Healthy Hemp & Relive Everyday are NOW proud sponsors of the Autism Hope Alliance!

    We’ve been blown away by your stories about your positive experiences with hemp extracts and autism. The Autism Hope Alliance is all about giving hope and resources for families living with Autism. 

    What this means for you: 

    • Free & Easy access to resources for your family like behavior strategies, financial planning, diet options, & coupons. 
    • Wanna help? Click here to donate. 100% of your donation goes toward helping families affected by autism.  


    NOW AVAILABLE! RE-Flex Pain Spray!


    Sometimes life comes at you – hard, and you just need some relief from the challenges your active lifestyle may throw at you.  Whether you’re climbing Mount Everest or the stairs, whether you’re lifting 500lbs or your newborn grandchild (or just your groceries), or you just want to get through your day with less discomfort – RE-Flex is an easy to use topical spray that allows you to live the life you want.

    Temporarily relieves minor aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with – arthritis, bruises, strains, and sprains – with a simple spray or two! Made using a blend of high-quality hemp extract, coconut oil, and eucalyptus oil – as well as FDA approved ingredients – Camphor and Menthol to deliver relief straight to the site! Wherever life takes you, you can relive your best days, everyday when using a product like the RE-Flex Topical Spray.

    Active Ingredient(s): Camphor 3%, Menthol 10% —— topical analgesic


    Inactive Ingredients: coconut oil, eucalyptus oil, glycerine, grapefruit oil, hemp extract, Isopropyl Alcohol, purified water

    200mg Hemp Extract per 2 FL OZ. Glass Bottle

    Pucker UP! Coming June 1st--RE-PAIR Full Spectrum Hemp Extract lip balm. It’s packed full of natural beeswax and essential oils. 

    • 5mg Hemp Extract per 0.15oz. tube  
    • Humane
    • Vegetarian
    • Non-GMO
    • SPF 35

    Check out our team ☺ We have many exciting promotions and shifts happening this summer, that are going to make our team even better, and stronger than the year before! We are here to dominate the industry, and keep A LOT of people happy and healthy! We have nothing but appreciation and love for our customers and followers that allow us to keep doing what we love doing!   

    Come visit us! This where we gon' be at! 

    Lancaster Vegfest

    June 2, from 12-5 @Buchanan Park, Lancaster City

    Healthy Hemp & Relive Everyday are proud sponsors!

    FREE SAMPLE-FILLED TOTE BAG! Be one of the first 100 people in line and get an awesome tote bag filled with vendor samples, including a special gift from us! 

    York Equality Festival

    August 5, from 1206 @ Penn Park

    Come see us and stay for the Unity Rally, great food, local music, and lots of fun entertainment. 

    Colorado Hemp CompanyColorado Hemp Company is excited to announce The Southern Hemp Expo taking place on September 28th and 29th in Nashville, Tennessee.  

    CoHempCo is taking the NoCo Hemp Expo concept and moving it south.  Featuring B2B and B2C trade show and exposition, 2 days of high level education including panels, presentations and workshops, industry networking parties, advocacy, and entertainment. 

     Visit www.southernhempexpo.com for more information on sponsor and exhibitor information and attendee ticket pricing. 

    Chem_Gal31, LLC:

    "Bloom where you are planted."

    Chemist. Girl. Proverbs 31 are words that guide me.

    ISO: A partner for my medicinal & industrial cannabis production farm and manufacturing/processing facility.

    Skills I bring to the table:

    • I have a B.S. in Chemistry, with cognates in math & physics.
    • Former forensic scientist for the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division [SLED].
    • Extensive contacts within the industry.
    • Environmentally conscious: I leave zero carbon footprint and use organic, holistic farming & production methods

    For further information, contact me through my directory listing at thehia.org, or visit my website:  chemgal31.com 

    MRX Xtractors: MRX Announces Industry Changing Hemp Processing Center 

  • 30 Jan 2018 6:06 PM | Erin Pully (Administrator)

    The views and opinions expressed in on this page are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Hemp Industries Association.

    NOCO Hemp Expo: The 5th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo has sold out of exhibitor space faster than any year before! We are currently taking 'waiting list' applications.  If you missed your chance to exhibit, don't miss your chance to attend, tickets are currently on sale at www.nocohempexpo.comGet tickets early before they sell out.

    Colorado Hemp Company:  Join Morris Beegle from Colorado Hemp Company/NoCo Hemp Expo and Rick Trojan from The Hemp Road Trip for their new weekly podcast Let's Talk Hemp and The 422 on Thursday mornings at 10am MST via www.letstalkhemp.com.  

    The 422 project combines industrial cannabis with environment and earth-centric messaging, being as they are already a natural fit, pun intended.  Co-hosts Morris Beegle and Rick Trojan bring entertainment, perspective and an undeniable quest for accurate telling of our history.

    Liburdi Industries: The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has granted Liburdi Industries the approval to conduct  research with Industrial Hemp.

    The company has developed  linear modular lights, (4X version), specifically configurated for growing hemp indoor from seeds to plugs or to full mature stage. For more information visit www.liburdii.com

    GSD Investments, LLC: The sister company, Green Hemp Farms has found perfect location to install its 300L CO2 Extraction Plant with all Ancillary units at 1760 Gunnison Ave, Delta, CO 81416 in 1st week of February 2018. The company will be accepting Hemp with minimum CBD 12% to extract CBD oil (finished End-user Product) starting 2nd week of February, charging Extraction Fee as HALF of Extracted CBD oil.

    Growers Supply: 

    After Customer Requests, GrowSpan Reintroduces In-House Financing

    GrowSpan Greenhouse Structures is thrilled to announce they will now be offering in-house financing solutions. From nurseries to cannabis production and everything in between, the offer will help customers complete or pursue their greenhouse projects, allowing them to improve their operation’s functionality and profitability. 

    “In our over 38 years of experience as an extensive company, we recognize the value of extended payments for equipment and structural investments. By offering low-interest financing programs, GrowSpan is investing in the growth of our customers and their businesses,” said GrowSpan Sales Manager Geoff Ching. 

    Financing solutions will be done in house, so customers won’t have to deal with the hassle of an outside lending company. This helps provide a seamless project and enables customers to obtain their building when they need it most. 

    Ching further explained, “Customers will work directly with our internal credit team. We are confident they will experience exemplary service throughout the finance review process, in addition to the industry-leading service we provide in design, project management and installation.”

    With a small down payment, customers are able to take advantage of 4.99% financing, which can potentially free up significant capital. 

    “When businesses can finance purchases with trusted leaders, it frees up capital to maximize other investments that fuel growth and expansion,” Ching stressed.

    To find out more, visit www.GrowSpan.com or call 800.476.9715  

    Victory Hemp Foods: Read the latest in Victory Hemp Foods News

    Atalo Holdings: 

    Atalo’s History: Hemp for Beauty

    The headline on England’s Daily Mail proclaimed, “2018's shocking new beauty secret: Cannabis! No, it’s not illegal and it WON'T get you high, then correctly touted Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop, as a pioneer in the use of hemp as a health and beauty product.

    “She was a force of nature,” said Joe Hickey, Director of Corporate Relations at Atalo.  Atalo partners Andy Graves, Dave Spalding and Joe Hickey first met Roddick in 1995 when she was looking for a source of hemp oil outside the United Kingdom.  “Anita had heard about the Kentucky Hemp Coop and totally embraced our thinking that farmers are key to quality, natural products,” said Hickey.  “She was inspired by Kentucky’s reputation as The Hemp Capital of the World and gave funding, but more importantly, her voice to the Coop,” he said.

    Soon thereafter, Roddick, accompanied by Hickey and hemp activist Woody Harrelson, met with Jean Laprise, one of Canada’s largest Brussels Sprouts growers, and together they started Kenex, LTD., in Chatham, Ontario.  “We met Jean Laprise through Joe Strobel, who wanted to build a hemp facility in Canada,” Hickey said.  “The group raised money and we opened Kenex in 1997 with the idea of growing and processing hemp in the same location and using the crop for everything from oils for Anita to fiber for particle board, plastics, hempcrete, and matting for automobile panels.  It’s interesting to remember that CBD and the protein profile of hemp were not well known at that time.”  

    Graves, Spalding and Hickey harvested 1,000 seeds from feral plants in the heart of Kentucky’s hemp country and surreptitiously them into Canada where they began the effort to revive the Kentucky germplasm and Kenex began raising hemp and creating products.  According to Hickey, “Kenex began growing and harvesting the Kentucky hemp seed for processing as grain, oil, and fiber.  Anita was interested in oil for health and beauty products and was a huge advocate for that use.”  

    The company also invested in decortication and a fiber matting line to fill orders from US-based Indiana Bio Composites for door panel insulation and carpet underlayment.  “We had plenty of orders for the matting, but the DEA kept stopping shipments at the border and holding them arbitrarily, for days and weeks at a time.  The DEA stepped in to stop us at every opportunity, including sequestering birdseed orders.  Eventually they succeeded in killing the business, but not our enthusiasm. The word was out!” Hickey said.

    Dame Anita Roddick passed away in 2007, leaving a legacy as an advocate for hemp and for ethical consumerism and environmental awareness.  Says Hickey, “She believed in the farmer and in natural products, and she believed in moral leadership as a way of doing business.  We miss her and think about her all the time as we continue the work of bringing hemp back to the farmer and the consumer.  She would get a kick out of that headline.” 

    According to the Daily Mail, the United Kingdom's second-biggest-selling daily newspaper, “The Body Shop was the first High Street brand to bring out a range of hemp products 20 years ago. It was banned in Australia, but now one tube of its hemp hand protector is sold worldwide every nine seconds.”

    Read the entire Daily Mail article here.



    Arthur Rouse | arouse@ataloholdings.com | 859-338-0583

    Mack and Wyatt:  If you are growing non-CBD industrial hemp we want to talk to you! We are buying 30,000 tons of hemp stalks in 2018!

    email us today at mackandwyatt@gmail.com


    WillPower Products:

    WillPower Products Announces First Hemp-Based Supplement Protein Powder for Fitness and Exercise Enthusiasts

    Supplement company launches crowdfunding campaign for consumers to place pre-orders on first ever CBD protein powder: ReGenPCR

    DENVER, CO, Feb. 6, 2018 - WillPower Products today announced the launch of its crowdfunding campaign for the world’s first line of industrial hemp dietary supplement protein powders for performance and wellness, ReGenPCR. A complete grass fed whey protein blend, ReGenPCR will be available in cinnamon cocoa or vanilla flavors ideal for keeping an active, fitness-focused lifestyle. 

    ReGen is a protein powder dietary supplement that delivers the most advanced, highest quality industrial hemp oil containing the full entourage of naturally occurring phytocannabinoids, including cannabidiol, sourced domestically in beautiful Colorado. ReGen provides 20g grass fed whey, 20mg cannabinoids, and 6g BCAA’s. 

    "With the rise in popularity in CBD products, we have reached an important milestone in the sports and fitness health industry by introducing the first phytocannabinoid industrial hemp oil infused protein powder to market,” said Will Carr, founder of WillPower Products. “We are dedicated and committed to bringing the highest quality industrial hemp sports and fitness dietary supplements to market.”

    After being denied acceptance to crowdfund on Kickstarter, WillPower Products has now launched a private crowdfunding campaign exclusively to consumers online. First backed users will get an exclusive look into WillPower’s ReGenPCR by receiving a jug (NET WT. 480G/1.06LBS) in either Cinnamon Cocoa or Vanilla flavors with a $65.00 donation. Users contributing $120.00 will receive two jugs of ReGenPCR, one of each flavor. Top donors ($135 or more) to the crowdfunding campaign will not only receive ReGenPCR product, but also a custom branded WillPower Shaker for on-the-go fitness enthusiasts. WillPower is scheduled to ship ReGenPCR products both domestically and internationally late March of 2018. For more information on WillPower Products and to support their crowdfunding campaign, visit: https://willpower-products.com/pages/crowdfunder

    Visit www.willpower-products.com for more information, or follow them on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.  

  • 18 Dec 2017 12:14 AM | Erin Pully (Administrator)

    The views and opinions expressed in on this page are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Hemp Industries Association. 

    Honest Herbal: Honest Herbal Aids Veterans with a 20 Percent Discount on CBD Hemp Products

    University of Kentucky: Support the Hemp Research Gifts Fund! 

    The Kentucky Tobacco Research & Development Center and the UK Department of Plant & Soil Sciences are joint participants in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Industrial Hemp Pilot Research Program. The research within the College of Agriculture, Food & Environment, led by Dr. David Williams, is investigating agronomic parameters affecting field-scale production of industrial hemp. Experiments are aimed at optimizing yields of grain, fiber, and cannabinoids of interest.

    Gifts to this fund will help to progress our knowledge of both hemp production and processing. At the same time, this support will contribute to the university mission of graduate education as many gifts will be used to fund train graduate students to participate in this research. This funding is particularly vital as federal research funding is not available for hemp research.

    You can support the Hemp Research Gifts Fund HERE. Thank you for giving to the Hemp Research Gift Fund. We are grateful for your support!

    Healthy Hemp

    Healthy Hemp is overly excited to announce that our wholesale distribution, Healthy Hemp Solutions, has expanded!! That’s right! They now have their very own distribution center located in Highspire, Pennsylvania. We are now equipped with more space! From a tiny 900 sq. ft. space, to a more suitable 6,100 sq. ft. distribution center! We've been so grateful to have experienced such extreme growth in the last year that has enabled us to take the next step with our awesome team! You will definitely be hearing our name more often. We are on a strong and determined mission to free America's mind from the negative stigmas that have surrounded hemp, and the hemp industry for the last century. We will continue to break the negative stigmas surrounding hemp products and our industry. 

    There is so much excitement coming our way in 2018! The MOST exciting thing is that we finally found a new brand and new products to add to the Healthy Hemp line-up. We are now the FIRST exclusive retailers for Relive Everyday. Relive Everyday is a wellness company committed to providing healthy and natural solutions for you and your family to Re-charge, Re-focus, and Re-Assure your best life! Together we will be delivering high-quality, hemp extract products to encourage positive health from the inside out. Relive Everyday wanted us to live our lives in good health so we can relive our best days, EVERYDAY! 

    Relive Everyday will be releasing ALL NEW PRODUCTS IN 2018, including their very first Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract product, GUMMIES! That’s right, chewable, tasty, easy to take hemp extract gummies. Why purchase RE-ASSURE Broad Spectrum Gummies you ask? 

    • RE-ASSURE gummies are easy to take and perfect for individuals that have sensitivities to taste and texture- young or old! 
    • Easy, pre-determined amount of hemp extract per gummy (approx.10mg.). 
    • Great alternative to traditional tinctures, capsules and vapes.
    • On-the-go awesomeness! Keep in your gym bag, desk drawer, purse - wherever you go - RE-ASSURE can too!
    • 3 great tasting, natural flavors! Lime, orange and watermelon
    • Broad spectrum hemp extract means you get the benefits of the entire hemp plant, and it’s THC FREE! No more worries!

    Make sure you’re following @HealthyHempLLC and @ReliveEverydayLLC on Facebook and Instagram, so you can be the first to know about these awesome products! Visit ReliveEveryday.com to sign up for their email updates! Interested in wholesale distribution? Email us info@healthyhemp.com or call 877.790.9514 

  • 24 Oct 2017 1:53 PM | Erin Pully (Administrator)

    The views and opinions expressed in on this page are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Hemp Industries Association. 

    RxCBD: RxCBD's CBD infused dog treats were featured in a recent special edition of Newsweek.


    HemptopiaHemptopia is your source for hemp promotional material.  They are currently taking pre-orders for hemp tote bags and t-shirts. Visit: https://www.hemptopia.com/hemp-promotional-material/  for more information.

    Mountain View Organics: Katherine Desmond of Mountain View Organics in Corinth Vermont stands with Fedora Hemp that is ready to harvest. Mountain View Organics is currently growing with the Vermont Hemp Company.  

    Colorado Hemp Company

    • On October 14th the Colorado Hemp Company recently held their 4th Annual Hemp Harvest  extremely successful Hemp Harvest Party in Denver. 
    • The 5th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo Sponsorship and Exhibitor Registration launched on Tuesday October 17th. Visit www.nocohempexpo.com to get involved. 

    • Colorado Hemp Company president and founder, Morris Beegle, recently traveled to Poland along with HIA Board Member Rick Trojan and member Preston Whitfield to participate in the Hemp2020 Business Summit. 

    • Morris also launched a new weekly podcast called Let's Talk Hemp & The 422 which is available at www.letstalkhemp.com

    GSD Investments LLC: Green Hemp Farms owns 60,000 sq ft facility in La Junta, CO for Indoor Hemp Farm and CO2 Extractor to extract CBD oil for medical research and industrial use. CEO Garry Dhaliwal recently met with La Junta City Officials that are very supportive of this development in the area.

    It also owns 300 Acres in Gravel Switch, KY and plan to apply for 2018 permit to grow high CBD hemp under Pilot Hemp Program in 200 acres with the help of local farmer that was leasing the property for 10 years. The company has plans to install Alcohol Extraction unit in Lexington, KY by the middle of next year.

    Green Hemp Farms is currently hiring Cannabis experienced Facility Operating Managers for each location. 

    Florida Hemp Processing:The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has published a draft of their rules for pilot farming projects.  A workshop to discuss them is October 13 after which they will be posted in the Florida Administrative Record (FAR).  The public has 28 days to comment in writing.  There do not appear to be any stumbling blocks that will engender delays so the rules can be done by Thanksgiving.  Florida Farmers should contact Denise Hamm at FDACS to be added to the mailing list.  Costs should be limited to the materials used in the project.  A modest performance bond or certificate of deposit at a bank is required to cover destruction costs of the crop at project end.  Florida law requires this for any new crop study.  It is not unique to hemp.  Work can be performed on private land or on university land.  Work is performed under the auspices of University of Florida Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF-IFAS Gainesville) or the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU Tallahassee).  University regents review and approve project plans.

    In 1955, the State of Florida tested hemp as a winter crop.   A planting in February in Lake Worth was quite successful.  So it is possible planting could begin by February south of Orlando, later dates for points north.

    Currently, FDACS receives $2 million dollars a year from DEA to destroy cannabis in Florida.  Hemp must prove under this program that Florida will benefit from Industrial Hemp.

    Medisun FarmsMedisun Farms, based in Ashland Oregon, has commenced the harvest of their 45 acres of organic feminized hemp for the purpose of full spectrum hemp oil.  Both flower and oil available.  Test results upon request. Learn more at https://www.medisunfarms.com/.

    Extract Wellness

    Our online store is “Open for Business”!  

    We, at Extract Wellness are very excited to announce the opening of our online store to provide hemp extract products to consumers across the U.S.  Extract Wellness is an independently owned company based in Louisville, Kentucky.  We are a small team with a big passion for our state, the local Kentucky farmer and for consumers looking for natural wellness solutions.  We are the exclusive distributor for HoneyBee and Medela hemp extract products, all which are handcrafted from pure 100% Kentucky hemp and are 100% Chemical Free. You can find us at extractwellness.com.

    As new members to HIA, we look forward to supporting the hemp industry through advocacy and consumer education. 

    Hemp Highway of Kentucky: The Hemp Highway of Kentucky is proud to be sponsoring and co-hosting a Hemp Law 101 Seminar in conjunction with Abraham Paiss and Associates on Friday November 10, 2017.   

    Presenters include:   Jonathan Miller,   Matthew Smith, Trey Riddle and Joe Bilby.

    Sponsors Include:  Hemp Highway of Kentucky, Hoban Law Group, Endo Scientific

    Click HERE for more information. 

    They are still open to 1 or 2 more sponsors. If you would like to sponsor or have any questions please contact the President of Hemp Highway of Kentucky, Daniel Isenstein at (859) 339-7176 or dan@kentuckyhemphighway.com. 

    Healthy Hemp

    A Word from Mandy Witters, C.E.O. Healthy Hemp LLC: In 2017, Healthy Hemp celebrated its’ second birthday. In the short time we have been around, we have quickly developed a reputation as a leader in customer service and education. We are on a mission to supply the country with the very best hemp extract products – which is why we only offer the best brands! We are quite selective in what we carry because our goal is to help decrease the confusion and increase the health and wellness of you, our beloved customer. Healthy Hemp continues to soar month after month and we owe it all to our renowned brands, wonderful customers (both retail and wholesale), and dedicated staff.

    We are on a strong and determined path to free America’s mind from the negative stigmas that have surrounded hemp products for the last century. Healthy Hemp is your prime and trusted source for Industrial Hemp products like Charlotte’s Web Hemp Extracts, +CBDOil Balms, Capsules, Concentrates, Drops, and Sprays; and our various pet lines. We know you value a healthy lifestyle and prefer natural, ethically sourced ingredients.  Our product offerings are made from authentic hemp and are the perfect embodiment of nature’s goodness.

    Healthy Hemp is quickly becoming a household name for many families and now businesses! I’m proud that our wholesale division, Healthy Hemp Solutions, is on its way to get the beneficial products we carry online in the hands of those that can really help educate the masses: doctors,chiropractors, and local businesses in your community.  Some of the products, including CBD Clinic, that Healthy Hemp Solutions carries are only available to health and wellness professionals - don’t hesitate to reach out to your doctor or other medical professional to have them carry hemp extract products closer to home! 

    Lastly, I couldn’t begin changing the world without my amazing staff.  The customer service they offer is what sets Healthy Hemp apart from other online businesses. They take immense pride in putting our customers far before a profit because at the end of the day what matters most to us is quality of life.  This belief we have helps ensure our customers are educated, receiving only the best products, and getting them quickly! 

    Thank you both to my Healthy Hemp Team, customers and social media followers for allowing me to pursue the dream we all have – making the world a better place one step at a time!

    Entourage Clinical Services: Entourage Clinical Services is a new HIA member that just had two grand openings in June, 2017. They are excited to connect their manufacturers to the retail market. They were recently featured in the Chicago Tribune. Check out the article: 'Cannabis-conscious' alternative health clinic opens in West Dundee.

    Atalo Holdings: 

    Kentucky Hemp Producer Unveils Certified Seed at HIACON

    Lexington, KY:  Atalo Holdings, one of the nation’s largest permitted hemp producers, unveiled their certified Victoria seed variety and a scalable agricultural system for hemp production at a visit to their operation during HIACON, the Hemp Industries Association’s, 24th annual national conference. 

    “As demand for hemp products increases, we’re focused on consistency and quality – predictable results from grower to grower and from seed to consumer,” said Atalo chairman, Andrew R. Graves. “For the past three years, we’ve been working with our statewide growers, researchers, partners, academic institutions and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture to combine the Victoria seed variety with an agronomic system that can scale accurately, while maintaining consistency and quality. Our growers have been willing innovators, dedicating their time, labor and acreage.  Now, farmers using this system can scale accurately to meet increasing demand.

    Tom Hutchens is Atalo’s Director of Research, with more than 30-years experience in seed research, development and production.  “It starts with quality seed and our proprietary Victoria variety is certified worldwide by the American Association of Seed Certifying Agencies.  Victoria is an internationally pedigreed seed that, when used in the proper agronomic system, can yield both CBD and grain with unique qualities and traits, while being scalable and farmer friendly,” Hutchens said.  “Our partner, John Baker, recognized the value of CBD in 2005.  The Victoria variety has undergone extensive testing and has a solid base of breeding genetics.”

    Benny Webb farms tobacco, beans, and corn in Kentucky and is a member of the Atalo Growers’ Group. “We had a good yield after making a few adjustments for Mother Nature and our hemp gave us a good return,” said Webb.  “Farmers need another crop in our rotation and in my experience the Victoria seed and agronomic system can produce a quality product.  With this system, and the adjustments we can make, we’re ready to scale up to meet demand and in fact we’ll be scaling up next year,” he said.

    Atalo is a consortium of experienced hemp farmers, seed specialists, researchers and international partners operating at the Hemp Research Campus in Winchester, KY, an area that was once referred to as “the Hemp Capital of the World.” The company has grown to 27 employees and a Growers Group of 75 farmers and 150 employees. According to Atalo CEO, William Hilliard, “Our mission is to bring hemp back into the rotation as a successful cash crop for our statewide growers and to deliver a consistent, Kentucky-grown product to consumers everywhere. This is a mission of rural economic development, beneficial to the farmers, the processors and the public. We enjoyed the opportunity to introduce our Victoria seed and our agronomic system to hemp industry professionals from around the world at HIACON.”

    * * *    

    For more information on Atalo, visit the website  http://www.ataloholdings.com

    For photographs, more information or interviews contact:

    Arthur Rouse  arouse@ataloholdings.com

    Dr. Bronner's: 

    Regenerative Organic Certified – Comment Period Open through November 30, 2017

    Rodale Institute in collaboration with Agricultural Justice Project, Compassion in World Farming, Demeter, Fair World Project, Grain Place Foods, Dr. Bronner’s, Maple Hill Creamery, Patagonia, and White Oaks Pastures has released the Regenerative Organic Certified standard. This standard will be implemented by NSF International and is intended to serve as a standard for farming and ranching operations, transportation, slaughter, and certain processing facilities that produce food and fiber. It is a holistic agriculture certification encompassing robust and high-bar standards for ensuring soil health and ecological land management, pasture-based animal welfare, and fairness for farmers and workers.  

     For more information, and to review and comment on the Regenerative Organic Certification requirements, please refer to https://rodaleinstitute.org/regenerativeorganic/ and contact Jessica Evans, Director of Standards Development at NSF International at jevans@nsf.org or 734-913-5774.

    CV Sciences: 

    Blue Circle Development: Blue Circle Development would like to announce our partnership with Kumbaya Farms in Salinas, CA to bring you quality clones this 2018 planting season! We can produce your hemp clones regardless of location, size, your genetics or ours. We have put a limit on production for this coming year, so get your pre-order in as soon as possible. 

    Upcoming Events:

    • MJ Biz Conference: November 14 - 17, 2017               Las Vegas, NV     
    Visit Blue Circle Development at: http://bluecircledevelopment.com/   

    Greenfield Global

  • 07 Aug 2017 12:53 PM | Erin Pully (Administrator)

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    Kevin Mays: Kevin Mays, CPA is pleased to become a Business Member of the Hemp Industries Association, and is looking forward to working with the hemp industry in Kentucky. Coming from a farming background, Kevin understands the importance of agriculture and enjoys helping his agribusiness clients with their bookkeeping, payroll, tax and other accounting needs. Hemp production once ran in Kevin’s family. “I have this old picture of my grandfather growing hemp on our farm in Hardin County in the 1940’s, as part of the World War II “Hemp for Victory” program.”

    Kevin lives in Bowling Green, KY and can be reached at kmays@cricpa.com or 270-535-6770.

    Elev8 Brands, Inc.: Elev8 Brands, Inc. Announces Attendance of Coffee Fest Trade Show in Chicago, IL June 9th-June 11th and the Expansion of Private Label Business

    Hemp State CBD: Hemp State CBD is now LIVE! Get 10% off when you use the code: HEMPG10

    PlusCBD Oil / CV Sciences: 

    PlusCBD Oil by CV Sciences will be participating in the following tradeshows and speaking engagements in July 2017:

    Event: American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) Annual Conference

    Location: Phoenix, Arizona (Arizona Biltmore Hotel)

    Date: Wednesday, July 12th - Saturday, July 15th, 2017

    Booth #: 210

    Speaking Engagements: 

       - Dr. Aimee Shunney (CV Sciences Medical Advisor) Vendor Presentation

       - Thursday, July 13th, 2017

       - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

       - Dr. Aimee Shunney (CV Sciences Medical Advisor) participating on the CBD Roundtable - CBD: State of the Science, Clinical Applications and What We Know      - Friday, July 14th, 2017

       - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


    Event: National CoOp Grocers Association 2017 Co+nvergence Annual Conference

    Location: St. Paul, MN (Macalester College)  

    Date: Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

    Booth #: TBD


    Event: Natural Products Association Mid-West: The MAHO Expo & Summer Splash Annual Convention

    Location: Columbus, OH (The Hilton Columbus at Easton)

    Date: Friday, July 21st - Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

    Booth #: 19

    Speaking Engagement:

      - Stuart Tomc, VP of Human Nutrition & Josh Hendrix, Director of Business Development and Domestic Production Dinner Presentation

      - Friday, July 21st, 2017

      - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

     - Topic: The Cannabis Disruption: Bringing Hemp Back


    Event: Institute of Women's Health Conference: Primary Care Topics in Women’s Health

    Location: Portland, OR (University Place Hotel)

    Date: Friday, July 28th - Sunday, July 30th, 2017

    Booth #: TBD

    Speaking Engagements: 

       - Dr. Aimee Shunney (CV Sciences Medical Advisor) CE Lecture

       - Saturday, July 29th, 2017

       - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

       - Topic: Hemp-Derived CBD in Primary Care: The Missing Ingredient in Your Tool Kit


    Event: National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) - 2017 Medical Cannabis Conference

    Location: Portland, OR (NUNM)

    Date: Saturday, July 29th - Sunday, July 30th, 2017

    Booth #: TBD

    Speaking Engagements: 

       - Dr. Aimee Shunney (CV Sciences Medical Advisor) Lunch Lecture

       - Sunday, July 30th, 2017

       - 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM 

       - Topic: Stress, Adrenal Health, and Hemp-derived Cannabidiol

    Healthy Hemp: 

    Here at Healthy Hemp we specialize in authentic hemp products. Healthy Hemp is your source for Charlotte’s Web Hemp Extract, CBD oil sprays, balms, vape pens, capsules, concentrates and hemp extracts for pets! At Healthy Hemp, we know you value a healthy lifestyle and prefer natural, ethically sourced ingredients. Our products are made from authentic domestic hemp and are perfect embodiment of nature’s goodness. We are NOW working mainstream pharmacies like the Medicine Shoppe! Healthy Hemp is really excited about our growth and the acceptance of hemp-based products by retailers, medical and holistic professionals. We have quickly grown from an online retailer to the largest and most trusted wholesale distributor of Charlotte’s Web. 

    Healthy Hemp is Growing! 

    Healthy Hemp is expanding into educational workshops both in-person and online. This Spring we started online webinars for our Wholesale  Distributors. Our next webinar will be held Thursday, July 20th!  We are excited to have membership in the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association(PCA), the Michigan Association of Chiropractors(MAC) and the Hemp Industries Association!

    We celebrated Hemp History in Bethlehem, PA where our crew learned how to create hemp paper and hemp concrete, got to check out a BMW-with interior panels made from hemp and had a tour of Lehigh University’s Industrial Hemp pilot program! Twenty U.S. states, including PA, have legalized growth of industrial hemp for research and pilot projects. The Industrial Hemp Research Act, Number 92, signed by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on July 20, 2016, provides the ability for industrial hemp to be grown or cultivated by the PA Dept. of Agriculture or an institution of higher education. Of the 16 industrial hemp research projects approved, three are led by Lehigh University in partnership with the Pennsylvania Hemp Industrial Council (PAHIC). 

    Salt Creek Hemp Co.: Salt Creek Hemp Co. is hosting Hemp on the Slope 2, July 22nd in Collbran, Co!  

    John Dvorak / Hempology.Org's Cannabis Curriculum: John was mentioned in this recent article from the Missourian

    FACT CHECK: Missouri once was a large producer of industrial hemp

    The Hemp Advocate: 

    The Hemp Advocate: The Hemp Advocate, is a Hemp / Cannabis / Marijuana focused e-Newsletter and Advisory. The goal of The Hemp Advocate is to enlighten, educate, update and collaborate with individuals and businesses within this space. The Hemp Advocate also strives to eliminate the stigma, misrepresentations, outright lies and falsehoods that have, unfortunately, beset this miracle plant for nearly 8 decades. We vigorously attempt to provide current information and share the vast amount of benefits this incredible plant can provide. From giving new life to our rural family farmers, creating thousands of jobs, improving the lives of countless medical patients, enhancing economies world-wide, food, fuel, fiber; the ever-evolving attributes, too long to list. 

    The Hemp Advocate is pleased to announce that we have made available on our site, the full line of HempMeds(R) CBD Hemp Oil Products. From RSHO, Green, Blue and Gold, Hemp Oil paste and capsules to the complete line of Dixie Botanicals and more.... We are excited to provide these high quality health product options to our community. Simply click the "HempMeds" link on the site.

    On the lighter and humorous side, The Hemp Advocate will be adding our newest feature, "Canna-Comics". "Canna-Comics" is a brand new, weekly edition of the fresh and funny, Cannabis-centric comic strip series, "Stickbug!" by G. Blantzen. The comic strip series is very funny, but if you are a Baby Boomer, you should find this cartoon exceptionally hilarious. A new strip published every Wednesday. If you happen to miss one of the episodes, you can find past editions archived in the "Canna-Comics" tab in "Categories". Check it out!

    The Hemp Advocate is proud to be a member of the HIA and aligned with so many hard working visionaries in this industry!

    Indoor Growers World: 

    Indoor Growers World Announces 2017 IGW EXPO Dates

    Date: June 23, 2017

    Contact: Mark Miller (615) 729-0015

    NASHVILLE - Indoor Growers World has announce dates of their 2017 IGW EXPO, a showcase of indoor growing products and technologies, targeting Urban Farming, Industrial Hemp Growers, and other Organic / Hydroponic Growers..  This year's event will be on Friday July 14th and Saturday July 15th.  

    Friday is a Hemp Industries Professionals Only day and Saturday is open to the public.

    A number Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) industry suppliers will offer classes, hands-on product demonstrations and be available to discuss the details and answer questions on their products used in the growing of industrial hemp.  Friday will offer hemp industry specific presentations.  Aurora / Roots Organics, Nectar for the Gods, Cutting Edge Solutions, Fox Farm and other manufactures will offer education seminars, product demonstrations and one on one question and answer opportunities.

    Indoor Growers World offers Expo discounts on products, close out specials up to 50% off and is pre-booking orders for fall delivery at great savings.  Come join the fun.  Save some money and 

    Food and some Nashville style street music will round out the day.  Show Information and Schedule is available at IGWEXPO.com

    Indoor Growers World is a CEA supplier, as well as a consulting, design, building and technology firm serving growers in middle Tennessee and the entire southeast region.  Visit IndoorGrowersWorld.com for additional information.

    Palmetto Harmony:

    South Carolina prepares to launch nation’s latest hemp program

    Elixinol: Elixinol: “Majority of Hemp-Based CBD Sellers Will Disappear”

    Hemp Road Trip: The Hemp Road Trip bus and crew completed 4 nationwide tours, visiting 48 states, pushing to end federal prohibition of industrial hemp. They've witnessed the direct interference of the DEA and other government organizations stifling commerce.  It's time to create a full length documentary to share the experiences, pitfalls & triumphs of the Hemp Road Trip - and push to end federal prohibition of this agricultural crop that's legal in nearly every other country worldwide. Help them get this documentary made!

  • 01 Jun 2017 11:47 AM | Erin Pully (Administrator)

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    We're excited to announce that RxCBD has been accepted into Telluride Venture Accelerators' 2017 program! RxCBD creates, manufactures, and markets industrial hemp CBD-infused products for pets and their people.   

    This is the 5th year of the program, and building on the success of the past four years, we're especially excited to introduce our largest, most international, and latest stage group of companies yet.

    The teams will be on-site in Telluride starting the first week of March and culminating on June 30th with a Demo Day and community showcase. Throughout the program, the teams will have access to our network of almost one hundred mentors and they will get to work directly with some well known experts in their fields to dive deep into many aspects of their business. 

    Kentucky Hemp Research Foundation: 

    • On June 9th and 10th the KYHRF is hosting a hempcrete building workshop in Lexington in partnership with NoLi CDC. It is $125 or $100 for HIA members. You can find more information HERE.  
    • The Kentucky Hemp Research Foundation has launched The Friends of Hemp Crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo Generosity. The campaign supports a few educational programs and research projects, one of which is analyzing the thermodynamics in the hemp house. This is breakthrough research for hemp building materials The campaign has hit 20% of it's goal within month. A little over $6,000. They recieved major donations from Hinkle Environmental Services, Hinkle Block and Masonry and G.F. Vaughan Tobacco. The campaign will continue through summer, please donate and share the campaign with friends and family to support educational and research programs! We appreciate everyone's support! Check it out and donate HERE

    Hemp Ace International:

    The date for the Hemp Technologies Lexington Hempcrete Workshop has changed and will now be held on Thursday, September 7th

    Florida Hemp Processing: 

    Florida becomes the 33rd state to pass a hemp farming law.  Hemp legislation in Florida shook off its opposition and ended up finishing strong with unanimous votes in the Senate and 108-6 in the House.  The bill goes to the Governor for signing otherwise it becomes law in 30 days.

    The bill is Section 7606 compliant and allows public/private partnerships to research hemp farming with no state funds used.  It allows all aspects of farming, processing and market research.  It forbids commercialization for two  years.  Hemp extracts are not prohibited.  Tissue culture work that might lead to THC concentrations in excess of 0.3% are prohibited (i.e. no medical marijuana).

    The Florida Department of Agriculture (FDACS) must commence rule making in 4 months.  University Regents must approve hemp research.  Universities must engage in research partnerships.


    Leading hemp supplement innovator Therabis introduces fast-acting hemp treat supplements to help ease dogs’ stress and promote their general wellness

    Denver, Colorado, May 15, 2017 –Therabis has launched a new line of dog treat supplements, to complement its industry-leading hemp wellness food supplement powders. Built on naturally occurring CBD from hemp, the new treat format introduces an easy to administer fast-acting dose of THC-free cannabinoids and will be available in two different formulations.

    Building on the success of their Calm and Quiet formula, the Therabis Calm and Quiet Treat Supplement combines the power of whole-plant cannabinoids with L-theanine and chromium to ease dogs’ anxiety and help them maintain a calm demeanor through stressful situations. “Our Calm and Quiet powder has experienced 160% year-over-year growth from owners looking to help their dog with generalized anxiety issues. With the new treat supplement, people can help not only these dogs but otherwise ‘normal’ dogs maintain their calm through extenuating situations that stress them out – like fireworks or visits to the vet,” stated Kurt Forstmann, Director of Therabis.

    New to the Therabis product line up will be Happy and Healthy Treat Supplements, a general wellness formula that combines whole-plant cannabinoids with vitamin C and chromium to help maintain proper function of many critical systems that are vital to dogs’ health and well-being. “Homeostasis is key to physical wellness,” stated Stephen M. Katz, DVM and Therabis founder. “Therabis Happy and Healthy will help return dogs’ systems to optimized levels, maintaining their health and quality of life.”

    Therabis treat supplements are now available at https://Therabis.com, and retail locations throughout the U.S., Canada and Australia.

    About Therabis

    Therabis was founded to deliver the benefits of hemp to pets. Backed by 25 years of veterinary experience and powered by hemp-derived cannabinoids, our products are designed to address the specific conditions that challenge pets. Our founder, veterinarian Stephen M. Katz, DVM, has spent an entire decade researching, developing and perfecting our all-natural formulations that combine the benefits of hemp with botanicals and minerals to target pets’ stress, skin and joints. For more information, contact: 

    Therabis - 877.937.6877 -  https://Therabis.com 

    Industrial Hemp Research Foundation:

    May 2017
    Friends, colleagues, supporters; we would like to inform you of some of the exciting developments taking place behind the scenes at the foundation and with its partners. We would also like to thank everyone who has recently became a member of the foundation as your support advances hemp research and education.

    IHRF Executive Director, Tom Dermody, had the opportunity to personally thank Raphael Mechoulam, the father of modern cannabis research, for his contributions to the research field during the ICR conference. 

    IHRF President, David Bush, Executive Director, Tom Dermody, and CSU-Pueblo University Representative, Brian Vanden Heuvel participated in the first annual, Institute of Cannabis Research Symposium in late April. 

    The conference included representatives from 19 states and 9 countries. Topics of interest included medincials, consumer safety and industrial applications of cannabis. The keynote address was delivered by non other than Raphael Mechoulam, considered by many the father of modern cannabis research.

    IHRF Executive Director, Tom Dermody, considers the conference to be a huge success- "It's fascinating to see what has happened at the ICR in just one year. I'm very excited to see how the IHRF can support further developments based at CSU-Pueblo in the coming year."

    IHRF welcomes new Board of Directors and staff in Q2!

    IHRF is pleased to announce the following individuals are joining the IHRF team:

    Board of Directors

    Debbie Cokes
    A Colorado native with a degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder, Debbie went on to own and manage a successful engineering firm on the Front Range of Colorado.  During her career, Debbie enjoyed science-based collaboration with regulatory
    compliance agencies in the public and private sectors. In addition, she worked for a national environmental testing laboratory.

    Debbie recognizes the positive impact the industrial hemp plant can have on regional and national economic development.  She believes responsible growth requires industry and regulatory collaboration to develop quality control guidelines and encourage research.  Her company, RxCBD,  relies on responsible business practices and strives to be a quality leader in the hemp product space.

    Treasurer - Brian Richardson
    Brian is native to the great state of Colorado, born and raised. He has lived in nearly every part of the Denver metro area and has seen tremendous growth, including the paving of some roads!

    Brian is a long-time advocate for the cannabis legalization movement. That passion was a catalyst for him to closely research the current insurance needs and concerns for cannabis businesses and eventually dedicate his efforts to proudly serving the hemp and cannabis industry via his company Foundations Insurance & Financial Services, Inc.

    Atalo Holdings: 

    Atalo Holdings Announces CBD Products, Including a Full Spectrum CBD with 0% THC 

    Atalo Holdings, Inc. of Winchester, KY, has announced several new CBD offerings for wholesale and white label markets.   

    “Atalo’s researchers and agronomists are focused on developing consistency in hemp-derived CBD, something that is needed in the emerging industry,” said Atalo Chairman, Andrew R. Graves.  “We are now the exclusive grower of a certified, internationally pedigreed variety that has been closely controlled and protected for more than 150 years and is perfectly suited for Kentucky’s growing conditions.”

    The variety is rich with terpenes, which are the markers of aroma, flavor and nutritional value. “When you sample this Full-Spectrum, Kentucky-Grown CBD, you can taste the goodness.  Just like a fine Kentucky bourbon, ingredients matter. Or, if you like analogies, just like a Kentucky thoroughbred racehorse, pedigree matters.” Graves said.  

    In another development, Atalo is now offering a Full Spectrum CBD with 0% THC line, available today for wholesale and white label markets.  A spokesperson for Atalo reports that the new Full Spectrum CBD with 0% THC line is the color of honey, flavor neutral and easily mixable.  CBD concentrations from 75% to 25% are available through an innovative super-critical CO2 separation process.

    For more information on these and other products contact:

    Kyle Raney - kraney@ataloholdings.com

    CV Sciences:

    CV Sciences will be participating in these upcoming hemp history week events:

    Full Circle Market Event - The State of Hemp in the Hemp State

    Date: Monday, June 5, 2017

    Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Location: Full Circle Market - 240 Redwing Dr., Winchester, KY 40391

    Details: Join us at Full Circle Market in Winchester, KY to learn about The State of Hemp in The Hemp State. Hear from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture about how the hemp industry is growing in the state. Brief presentations from: The Hemp Industries Association, KY Chapter President, Chad Rosen; CV Sciences with an update from Josh Hendrix about getting domestic hemp (KY Grown) into PlusCBD Oil; and learn about the Hemp Highway from Dan Isenstein. Food samples will be provided from Laura's Hemp Chocolates and Victory Hemp Foods.

    Rainbow Blossom Hemp History Week Celebration

    Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Location: Rainbow Blossom - 3738 Lexington Road, Louisville KY 40207

    Details: Join us for a night of fun and education on all things Hemp! Presentations by: CV Sciences' Josh Hendrix on pioneering the CBD evolution and TheHemp Industries Association KY Chapter President, Chad Rosen on growing healthy hemp foods. Also, live music from the Kentucky Roundups

    Hemp Building Course

    Dates: Friday and Saturday June 9th and 10th, 2017

    Location: Lexington, KY

    Details: NoLi CDC, KYHIA, and the Kentucky Hemp Research are putting together a hemp building course sponsored by CV Sciences. There will also be an event on Saturday night open to the public at Rockhouse Brewing. 

    Grabtown Farming, LLC:

    237 kgs of Carmagnola Selezionta  arrived in North Carolina on 5/18/2017. After establishing the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission with the passing of HB 313 in 2015, The state  has received its first industrial hemp seed since the early 1930's if not before.   

    The foundation seed is supplied by Schiavi Seeds of Lexington Ky and will be grown by Grabtown Farming LLC for White Hat Seed Farm in Hertford, NC. White Hat will in turn sell a portion of harvested seed to growers next year while the remaining will be replanted in 2018 to produce certified C1 seeds.

    Fen Rascoe of Grabtown Farming LLC holds the license to grow and said that he's excited to finally get some seed in the ground after two years of regulatory red tape and delays. 

    3 Boys Farm: 

    Judge rules 3 Boys Farm scores highest in medical cannabis license challenge 

    Hemp Picks: 

    Hemp business hopes to boost local economy

  • 20 Apr 2017 9:09 AM | Erin Pully (Administrator)

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    Hempmeds Mexico

    Balboa Park, San Diego

    Sunday April 23


    All ages

    This Canna Village is a gathering of the top companies, leaders, and educators in the San Diego area teaching society about hemp and how we need to build a new world with this vitally useful plant, featuring all the uses, ie., for paper, food, plastic, medicine, construction, & more


    Dion Markgraaff  - Chancellor ICU International Cannabis University

    Mexican movement leaders -Raul Elizalde PorGrace Foundation & Steven Clarke Heavengrown

    Chris Siegel President Association of Cannabis Professionals

    Stuart Titus—CEO MJNA and General Hemp

    Education area 

    All day workshops making paper and construction items from this plant—en espanoel tambien

    Music by

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    Hemp Revival: We are here to advocate, educate, and celebrate the reemergence of the American hemp industry. From nutritious foods to applications in textiles and biofuel, hemp offers possibly the most versatile and sustainable crop known to existence. Stay up to date with hemp industry news, legislation changes, events, developing businesses and more! Check them out at http://www.hemprevival.com.

    Healthy Oilseeds LLC: After receiving permission from the North Dakota State Agriculture Department, Healthy Oilseeds, LLC from Carrington, North Dakota is processing North Dakota grown hemp seed. Healthy Oilseeds is doing cold press expelling, roasting, milling hemp cake and milling whole seed. Healthy Oilseeds has been in business since 2002 processing specialty oilseeds.  In the 15 years Healthy Oilseeds has been in business we have done business in 36 states and 18 countries.  We hope to do hemp business in both America and exporting to many countries says Roger Gussiaas owner/president of Healthy Oilseeds, LLC.

    CBDRx/Functional Remedies: Tim Gordon and CBDRx are Creating Superior Hemp Genetics Using State of the Art Technology

    Vital Hemp: Check out the latest Vital Hemp newsletter and all of the new hemp fashions for spring!

    Florida Hemp Processing: The Florida legislature has shut down hemp again this year.  The house bill put hemp in hemp prison for 5 years at the University.  The Senate bill had no appropriations in it so they put it in the Appropriations committee, the worst committee where it won't get heard.  

    The Florida governor ran HCA/Columbia hospital system that was charged with the worst corporate fine in history (1999) for Medicare fraud.  He was retired by the Board and came to Florida where he built a chain of walk-in clinics.  The pharmaceutical industry fights hemp badly.

    Bob Clayton gave an hour long interview on hemp and hempcrete on WMNF radio's permaculture hour in Tampa. They want to do it again so maybe Bob can help build their advocacy on the radio. WMNF is listener-supported so they can do alternative programming.

    Foundations Insurance & Financial Services, Inc.: Check out their latest newsletter

    Green Gorilla: Green Gorilla's Hemp & Olive CBD Line Featured in Variety Magazine's Legalization and Entertainment Special Issue April 11, 2017

    Tiny Hemp Houses: 

    Tiny Hemp Houses Experience:

    Can you imagine spending a weekend with people that share a common interest? Do you have a desire to learn more about hemp building? Would you like to be involved in a team building activity working to create a remarkable, sustainable structure?  We not only build tiny houses, we connect people. We not only learn together to build with superior materials, but we band together to grow one another’s interest. We are all on a powerful mission together and these experiences, that attract people from all over the world, are unforgettable, inspirational and powerful.  Our aim is to create an experience that will provide lasting friendships and knowledge for the better of the planet.  Sign up today and become part of the global team of hemp entrepreneurs. 

    Hempcrete Workshop- Bee Therapy House Build at La La, a Garden, Fort Collins, Colorado May 12-14, 2017

    Click here for Tickets

    Hands on experience Includes:

    • Hempcrete recipes, mixing and application.
    • History and examples of hempcrete structures.
    • Sourcing local materials for cost effectiveness.
    • Natural building techniques.
    • Alternative materials derived from hemp, including interior glazing with lignin.
    • Break-out sessions and garden demonstrations:
    • Lignin extraction, goat tending, leaf-fractioning,
    • Sharing economy and bio-mimicry.

    This video shows an example of a bee-house in Canada. Most are in Russia. We will be building the first US Bee-Therapy House. The first world wide Hemp-Built therapy house. 

    Register at https://tinyhemphouses.regfox.com/hemp-built-bee-therapy-house-intensive

    John Patterson- Lead Instructor


    New Earth Organics & Hydroponics: New Earth Organics and Hydroponics in Louisville, Kentucky, is introducing a new nutrient schedule that is cannabis specific for their industrial hemp farmers. Their Custom Nutrient line of Grow, Bloom, Bloom Builder and Body Builder is perfect for drip line feeding. Body Builder will increase resin production and help your variety reach it's full genetic potential. New Earth Smart Tea is a biologically active, 100% organic nutrient that is perfect for drip line and foliar feeding, plus enriches the soil. These nutrients are widely used for commercial cannabis production and ideal for industrial hemp farmers growing high CBD crops. Why reinvent the wheel? Approved growers call 502.261.0005 or visit www.newearthgardencenter.com.

    Hemp Highway of Kentucky:

    Hemp Highway of Kentucky Takes Fork in the Road, Offering Blank “Kentucky Hemp Est. 1775” brand Hemp Blend T-Shirts 

    Just in time for Hemp History week and Summer Festival Season.

    The Hemp Highway of Kentucky is proud to announce its private line of blank 60/40 Hemp/Cotton blend T-Shirts suitable for your business logo.  The shirts are offered under the brand “Kentucky Hemp Est. 1775” which is printed in a small 2 1/2” round image on the sleeve.   Cost is $15 with a minimum order of 10 shirts.  Individual shirts will be available retail at our website.   Mix and match sizes and available colors.  Arrangements can be made to put your artwork on the front of these amazing shirts.  

    Please contact Dan@Kentuckyhemphighway.com to start a conversation.

    Hemp Picks LLC: 

    Press Release for Hemp Picks LLC Opening

    Demonstrating the industrial value of hemp in Parkersburg

    The Point Park Marketplace has a new business that set up shop on April 20th in downtown Parkersburg. Robby Kerr and J. Morgan Leach are passionate entrepreneurs who launched Hemp Picks to educate the locals about industrial hemp and really demonstrate the industrial value of a once standard and vital crop in this country. 

    Hemp Picks will provide a venue for those interested in hemp to shop for sustainable products or learn more about growing industrial hemp in West Virginia. 

    Studying cannabis industries and assisting a variety of businesses, Robby Kerr is knowledgeable about what this new industry can offer West Virginia. “There is an educational gap in the distinction between hemp and marijuana”, Robby said, “and I enjoy showing the variety of sustainable products being developed for everyday use. People are shocked that such a valuable and versatile crop was prohibited during a majority of the 20th century”.

    The Point Park Marketplace is fostering a festive environment for Parkersburg, and the interest in hemp is growing for the area. The store will offer art, educational materials, soap, musical instruments and accessories, foods, clothing, bags, tinctures, and lotions. For more information, visit their website at www.hemp-picks.com or email hemppicks@gmail.com.

    CV Sciences: Check out CV Sciences' latest webinar, American Hemp and the Path to a Domestic Supply Chain,  presented by Josh Hendrix, Director of Business Development - Domestic Production.  

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