2nd Annual Hemp Awards & Festival - Press Release
Posted on Saturday, 23 January 2016
The 2nd Annual Colorado Industrial Hemp Awards & Festival to be Held in at Boulder County Fairgrounds (March 5-6)
Contact Grow Hemp Colorado: 720-401-5609
The 2nd Annual Colorado Industrial Hemp Awards & Festival on will be held on March 5 and 6, 2016 at the Boulder County Fair Grounds, hosted by GrowHempColorado.com.
This is Colorado’s original hemp event geared toward education for farmers, Native Americans and tribes, hemp entrepreneurs and the public. The event will provide an outlet for sellers and buyers of viable low-THC industrial hemp seed, hemp raw materials and products made out of hemp.
The event is timed to help with preparations for the Spring 2016 planting season.
The event will feature talks and workshops on many aspects of industrial hemp, including:
- Alex White Plume, a Native American who was the first modern farmer to cultivate industrial hemp
- New state laws and regulations related to industrial hemp
- Ways to overcome hurtles to financing industrial hemp projects
- Industrial hemp and banking challenges
- Where to find certified hemp seed
- Plant patent protection
- Processing options for 2016
- Best practices for hemp processing
- CBD production techniques
On Sunday, March 6, a special Hemp Investment Panel with over $1.5 million in hemp funding available will be hearing business pitches from hemp farmers and related businesses.
Vendors and distributors will include:
- Viable Hemp Seed
- Hemp CBD Products
- Hemp Famers
- Hemp food
- Hemp building materials
- Hemp Processing
- Hemp educational opportunities
- And more!
The Awards Ceremony will highlight major accomplishment and efforts from 2015 from individuals and companies involved in industrial hemp.
It will include a unique Hemp Cannabinoid Competition, the first of its kind in the country, will highlight the beneficial uses of cannabinoids other than THC. Awards will be given for Best Hemp CBD concentrate, Best Hemp Whole Plant Concentrate, Best Hemp Product with CBD and Highest Cannabinoid Level in raw or processed hemp materials other than THC or CBD. All submissions must be 0.3% THC or less. Deadline for entry is Feb. 20. More details can be found here:
Viable low-THC industrial hemp seed and low-THC/high-CBD female hemp plants will be available for order and purchase at this event. Farmers and buyers are encouraged to attend, as well as Native Americans and tribes who are growing hemp or interested in growing hemp or those interested in working with them.
The event is dedicated each year to Alex White Plume, a Native American from the Oglala Lakota tribe from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. White Plume became the first modern-day industrial hemp farmer when he planted low-THC hemp on the reservation in 2000. That crop, and crops in subsequent years, were destroyed by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, even though the reservation is a sovereign state. White Plume was instrumental in calling worldwide attention to industrial hemp and the economic benefits it can provide.
NOTE TO PRESS: Alex White Plume is available for interviews about the history of industrial hemp and his new hemp product line. Please contact Grow Hemp Colorado if you wish to arrange an interview.
VENDORS: Vendor and sponsorship opportunities are available but limited, so vendors should apply soon if interested.
For more information, please contact:
Grow Hemp Colorado
Event Info Page/Tickets: http://growhempcolorado.com/index.php/hemp-events/new-2nd-annual-hemp-awards-festival