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Testing and Product Safety of Hemp and CBD Products

Hemp and CBD products are flooding the market – and not all of them are good for you or will meet their label claim.  FDA regulations and hemp USDA testing protocols are still looming and as a result, producers of hemp and CBD products are self-regulating.   Fortunately, there are some guidelines and certification processes available to producers to keep the industry and their consumers safe. […]

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Hemp on the Shelf: What You Need to Know About the Hemp-Based Food Market

Hemp-based foods — seeds, oil, even meat alternatives – have exploded out of the niche health-food store sector and into mainstream grocery baskets.?However, the grocery game isn’t?for novices. In this session, you will learn: What we know and don’t know about shelf stability, packaging and ingredient integration The regulations and certifications should you be in […]

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Navigating the Current Landscape: An Update on the USDA and FDA

In February, after the USDA delayed the DEA testing requirement for hemp, the industry breathed a short sigh of relief. But the crop’s new regulator says to expect little lenience in the long run, and that the industry’s wish to raise THC limits on hemp is a total no-go without congressional interference. Meanwhile, a global […]

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Hemp Hangout Roundtable Discussion: The Exploration of Minor Cannabinoids

Hemp operators are finding that they are cannabinoids beyond CBD that are bringing in major profits if cultivated and extracted properly.  This is an open discussion to learn more about these minor cannabinoids, provide your experiences cultivated and manufacturing these minor cannabinoids and what are some of the major opportunities hemp players are seeing within this market.   […]

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A New World: How Hemp Operators Have Adapted in the 2020 Fallout

2020 was going to be a new year for the hemp industry, but probably not in the way that many operators anticipated.  The first quarter ended with the outbreak of a global pandemic and an economic shutdown.  The impact trickled and soon many hemp farmers, processors and ancillary services found themselves having to adjust business […]

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From Illegal to Essential: The New Cultural, Regulatory and Economic Factors Influencing the Marijuana and Hemp Market

This session will look at the cultural, regulatory and economic factors influencing the hemp and cannabis markets along with the shift from “first movers” to “empire builders” and what that means for both industries. Andrew Livingston, director of economics and research at the law firm Vicente Sederberg, has been providing analysis on legal and regulatory […]

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A Look Ahead: The Marijuana and Hemp Markets

Marijuana Business Daily Research Editor Eli McVey and Hemp Editor Kristen Nichols will share their expertise on how 2020 is going to shake out given unexpected industry challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic.  They will also look ahead and discuss how 2020 provides insights into the outlook for both industries  in 2021 […]

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Keynote: Think Bigger

“Now is the time for a revolution in the cannabis industry.  We’re here to inspire brands to think bigger while helping expand the diversity of products, people and thinking in the industry” – Dia Simms In this session, award-winning entrepreneur Dia Simms – who has worked closely with musician/businessman Sean “Diddy” Combs – will  talk about how the hemp and marijuana companies need to “Think […]

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