The Hemp Biz Conference™ Announces the Michigan Hemp Symposium™ in partnership with Cannabiz Connection


Ryan Allway

March 21st, 2019

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The Hemp Biz Conference™ is pleased to announce the Michigan Hemp Symposium in partnership with local Michigan cannabis business education leader Cannabiz Connection. The Michigan Hemp Symposium™ will be held on March 23rd at the Crossroads Conference Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Agenda highlights include: Farm Bill and MDARD update from Thomas Lavigne of Cannabis Counsel, A two hour keynote on growing hemp from a hemp farmer with 3 years cultivation experience in both Colorado and New York and a update on CBD legislation from State Rep Steven Johnson.

The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill allows farmers to cultivate hemp legally across the U.S. for the first time in 81 years. Farm Bill legislation clarifies three important points to jump start this new industry; It defines hemp as a regular agricultural crop, (containing 0.3% or less of THC, the compound responsible for the “high” associated with cannabis), it updates the Controlled Substances Act to effectively legalize products containing cannabidiol (or CBD, which is derived from hemp but does not cause psychotropic effects associated with marijuana); and it allows hemp farmers to obtain federal crop insurance, providing a major safety net that was previously unavailable for hemp commodity crop farmers.

“The hemp industry is faced with great challenges as we build the supply chain.  As a result of these challenges, The Hemp Biz Conference has developed the Hemp Symposium Seriesin collaboration with state-level partners to deliver content from state-level regulatory leaders, farmers and manufacturers with multiple years of hemp production experience.” said Christie Lunsford, CEO of The Hemp Biz Conference. “We are proud to have partnered with Cannabiz Connection to deliver  in-depth regulatory information and unique perspectives from top hemp business leaders working to develop the next great American industry,”

HEMP MARKET SIZE

According to Grand View Research, “North America is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 16.9% from 2018 to 2025. This growth is attributed to rising demand for hemp products in oil, seedcake, food, beverage, fiber and personal care products.

ABOUT CANNABIZ CONNECTION

Cannabiz Connection  is a comprehensive, one-stop-shop for business owners looking to start-up or grow their business in the hemp and cannabis industries.. Cannabiz Connection is a community-building platform providing education, as well as a place to connect with other like-minded business owners and entrepreneurs, empowering each other to build stronger connections that thrive in an already burgeoning industry, nationwide. More than a directory, Cannabiz Connection is a social network and business accelerator, all built into one platform. Cannabiz Connection offers weekly networking events throughout the state. For more information, visit http://www.cannabizconnection.com.

ABOUT HEMP SYMPOSIUM SERIES™

The Hemp Symposium Series™ is a one day hemp education symposium focused on jump starting state level hemp agricultural communities in partnership with local business leaders and hemp advocates.  With up to date information on industrial hemp cultivation, implications of the Farm Bill and regulatory updates specific to their state and overview of business opportunities in the developing industry.

For more information and to explore the Hemp Symposium Series™ Dates and Locations please visit

https://thehempbizconference.com/symposiums/.

ABOUT THE HEMP BIZ CONFERENCE™

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 in a professional B2B environment. 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 The Hemp Biz Conference May 1st and 2nd, 2019 please visit https://thehempbizconference.com/.

For more information, please contact:

The Hemp Biz Conference, LLC, Christie Lunsford, CEO, E-mail: [email protected]

Cannabiz Connection, Jamie Cooper, Founder, E-mail:

[email protected]

Advance media registration is available for qualified reporters working full time for print, broadcast and web publications with valid press credentials. To register, please contact [email protected].

Ryan Allway

About Ryan Allway

Mr. Allway has over a decade of experience in the financial markets as both a private investor and financial journalist. He has been actively involved in the cannabis industry since its inception, covering public and private companies.


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