My blog is dedicated to the exploration of industrial hemp in America including the rich history of all forms of cannabis, the evolving law and politics of hemp and marijuana, the many products made from cannabis and the capacity, real or imagined, of hemp to re-industrialize rural America and revitalize the American family farm.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Fourth annual NoCo Hemp Expo to feature former CIA director James Woolsey
LOVELAND -- The fourth annual NoCo Hemp Expo – the largest hemp-centric event in the U.S. – will be held March 31-April 1 at the Ranch Events Complex in Loveland.
The event’s Let’s Talk Hemp main stage will feature TED-style talks, presentations and industry panels. Featured speakers include author Doug Fine, cannabis attorney Bob Hoban and Shaun Crew, Hemp Oil Canada founder.
The Expo will also feature a keynote by James Woolsey, hemp advocate and former director of the CIA. Woolsey’s talk will highlight key government issues that have plagued the industrial hemp movement and solutions to getting the industry legal and operational at a federal level.
New to the Expo this year will be The Artists and Activists Tent, presented by Bluebird Botanicals, featuring a variety of talks on topics including organic foods, sustainability, alternative energy, corporate responsibility and social consciousness.
A Workshop Tent, presented by THR Technologies, will feature interactive workshops and demonstrations on hemp building and insulation, paper making, cooking with hemp, and a coffee roasting and infusion demo with a master coffee roaster.
Speakers from across the U.S. and around the world will discuss hemp farming, harvesting, processing, technology, innovation, equipment, economics, jobs, environmental impacts, sustainability, health, wellness, hemp foods, plastics and more.