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Michigan Hemp Symposium March 23

Michigan Hemp Symposium is a one-day hemp education symposium focused on jump starting the Michigan hemp agricultural community in partnership with Cannabiz Connection and The Hemp Biz Conference. With up to date information on industrial hemp cultivation, implications of the Farm Bill specific to hemp, MDARD specifics, regulatory updates and an overview of business opportunities in the developing industry.

The Hemp Symposium Series has been developed to meet the needs of hemp the growing hemp industry by providing up to date information delivered direct to the emerging agricultural and manufacturing communities.

Michigan Hemp SymposiumWhile market projections vary, most research indicates that the U.S. hemp industry will reach 10.6 billion dollars by 2025. This growth is attributed to rising demand for hemp products in oil, seedcake, food, beverage, fiber and personal care products.

Together, we educate to grow a sustainable hemp industry with attention to multiple areas of the supply chain.

Our main conference is May 1st & 2nd in Denver, Colorado and will offer expert speakers from around the U.S for deep dives into topics such as advanced hemp farming methods, cannabinoid science advancement and innovations in sectors such as animal food, bio-fuel, textiles, plastics and hemp building materials.

The Michigan Hemp Symposium will be held at the Crossroads Conference Center, 6569 Clay Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49548


8:30 – 9:00     Registration

9:00 – 9:05     Opening Remarks, Jamie Cooper Cannabiz Connection

9:05 – 9:15     State of the Hemp Industry: Developments, Data & Trends Christie Lunsford The Hemp Biz Conference

9:15 – 10:15    Farm Bill Basics, Michigan Hemp Regulations, 2 Views:                                                                                                                       Lissa Satori, FOCUS & Thomas Lavigne JD Cannabis Counsel

10:20 – 11:00   Legalities and issues in the CBD industry. Josh Colton J. Colton Legal

11:10 -11:25    Representative Steven Johnson, District 72

11:30 -12:00    Understanding CBD: Michael E. Thue Great Lakes Hemp Supplements

12:00 – 1:10     Enjoy Lunch and Network

1:10 – 3:10       Farming Fundamentals, Lessons Learned From 3 Years of Hemp Farming in CO & NY                                                                  Steven Turetsky SHI Farms

3:10 – 3:25      Afternoon break: Visit booths

3:25 – 4:05      Hemp Standards, a Pathway to Quality, Safety and Profitability Lissa Satori, FOCUS

4:05 – 4:50      Building the Hemp Supply Chain: Flower, Fiber and Industrial Application                                                                                       Christie Lunsford, The Hemp Biz Conference

4:50 – 5:00     Closing Remarks, Jamie Cooper Cannabiz Connection


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