A conference focusing on hemp will take location in Grand Rapids this weekend.
The Michigan Hemp Symposium, in partnership with cannabis education provider Cannnabiz Connection and The Hemp Biz Conference, is scheduled to commence at eight:30 a.m., Saturday, March 23, at Cross Roads Conference Center, 6569 Clay Ave. SW.
The occasion will be highlighted by the Cannabis Counsel’s Thomas Lavigne, who will be offering an update on the Farm Bill and Michigan Division of Agriculture and Rural Improvement: a two-hour keynote from a hemp farmer who has 3 years of cultivation expertise in each Colorado and New York and also an update on cannabidiol oil legislation from State Rep. Steven Johnson.
The Farm Bill now makes it possible for farmers to legally cultivate hemp in the U.S. In the legislation, hemp is defined as an agricultural crop that consists of .three % or much less of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, a compound that tends to make an person “high” and can be discovered in cannabis.
The bill also updates the Controlled Substances Act to incorporate the legalization of solutions that consists of cannabidiol or CBD, which is derived from hemp but does not bring about the psychotropic impact that marijuana does, and hemp farmers are now permitted to apply for federal crop insurance coverage that offers a security net for hemp farmers.
“The hemp market is faced with good challenges as we make the provide chain. As a outcome of these challenges, The Hemp Biz Conference has created the Hemp Symposium Series in collaboration with state-level partners to provide content material from state-level regulatory leaders, farmers and makers with various years of hemp production expertise,” mentioned Christie Lunsford, CEO of The Hemp Biz Conference. “We are proud to have partnered with Cannabiz Connection to provide in-depth regulatory facts and special perspectives from leading hemp enterprise leaders operating to create the subsequent good American market.”