PARAMUS, N.J. — The health, environmental, and economic benefits of reviving the hemp industry in America will be discussed and showcased in partnership with the National Hemp Association (NHA) at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo), October 17-20, at the John B. Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. CWCBExpo is the leading B-2-B trade show and conference for the growing legalized cannabis market.
On Thursday, Oct. 18, Geoff Whaling, chairman, NHA, will deliver a special session on “Hemp in America.” He will enlighten attendees on the impending passage of the Hemp Farming Act language contained within the 2018 Farm Bill and its positive impact on the farming, manufacturing, construction and research sectors of our economy. NHA has been working closely with all relevant federal government agencies who will have oversight of this new commodity crop, including DEA, USDA, FDA and Whaling will give CWCBExpo Boston attendees an update on this federal legislation and explore the tremendous potential industrial hemp will have on the US economy.
NHA is also presenting an exhibit floor Hemp Museum featuring historical and new hemp products including nautical rope from the 1700s, 100% sustainable hemp bags, and a BMW i3 made with the same hemp fiber now being used for sustainable auto components. Hemp is cannabis, yet hemp is not marijuana and marijuana is not hemp – as hemp does not contain the psychoactive THC.
More highlights of CWCBExpo Boston include:
• Headline Speakers: Keynote Address by media personality and marijuana advocate Montel Williams, A Conversation with former Governor of Massachusetts Bill Weld, and an Industry Update by Giadha Aguirre de Carcer, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of New Frontier Data.
• Four Add-On Workshops: “Open a Cannabis Business;” “Advanced Cannabis Investment Workshop;’ “The Secret Sauce: Developing IP and Production Best Practices;” and “Growing Organic Cannabis.”
• ART420 installation in association with the family foundation of legendary reggae singer and activist, Peter Tosh, featuring a gallery of cannabis inspired art throughout the exhibit floor
• Comprehensive educational program that covers every sector of the cannabis business, led by top minds in the industry, tracks include: Business Opportunities, Investing, Policy & Legal, Medical, Cultivation, Northeast Cannabis, Compliance, Retailing, Extractions & Infusions, Banking & Finance, Marketing, and Innovations.
• Localized sessions that address the evolving cannabis landscape in Massachusetts and the Northeast: “Navigating NIMBY-ism and Stigma: Thoughts from Government Leaders on How to Approach the Municipal Process;” “New Markets in New England: Challenges and Opportunities Cannabis Companies Face When Raising Capital;” “Cannabis in the Northeast;” and “Cannabis Cafes and Delivery: What Will Social Consumption Look Like in Massachusetts?”
• Signature after-show events including the on-site Networking Mixer and the Friday night Industry Party where connections are cultivated and solidified.
Pre-show registration rates and information can be found at: https://www.cwcbexpo.com/boston/2018/attend.