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We waited for it for a long time, and now it’s finally here: The ability to legally grow hemp. It was hailed as the beginning of a golden era for hemp and cannabis. It has now been almost a year since it was passed, and a good time to reflect on how our world has changed because of it. Our panelists will discuss what opportunities they believed this legislation has provided to cultivators and manufacturers of hemp and cannabis products. Not just consumables for medicinal or recreational purposes, but also the larger array of hemp-derived consumer products which we have been excited about for so long.
01:44 What the farm bill will allow to the industry?
08:53 How to continue the legal fight?
14:35 FDA warning letters
17:06 Is full plant medicine better than isolate?
21:03 Difference between CBD oil and hemp seed oil
Guy is the Co-founder, and Chief Product Officer for Papa & Barkley, a cannabis wellness line with products ranging from topicals to vape oils, to tinctures. Guy Rocourt is an experienced cannabis entrepreneur and an expert grower, extractor and product development practitioner. Guy has launched multiple companies in the cannabis space and has deep subject matter expertise. Guy is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Navy veteran who served as a technician and helmsman on nuclear submarines. Guy has designed and built manufactured infused products facilities (MIPs) in California, Nevada and Colorado. In addition to his technical and scientiﬁc expertise, he is also an artist with the cannabis plant, continuously envisioning and creating new products. His creativity and understanding of the market and cannabis consumers provides deep insight into strategy, production, due diligence of potential investments and product development. Aside from his creative background and experience in product development, Guy was a long-time caregiver for Montel Williams and has also helped other patients with issues including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s Disease, cancer and epilepsy. His understanding of the lifecycle of the plant and its ability to produce rich ratios of cannabinoids and terpenes has led him to craft wellness products (such as CBD/THC tinctures) with the goal of helping those suffering from chronic pain.View the profile
Working across research, business development, policy, and manufacturing analysis, I have shaped Cultivating Wellness’ Total Quality Assessment to define new, holistic standards of quality testing for brands and consumers. I am also a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to Cultivating Wellness, I was Cofounder of Calyx & Bract, a company that imported and wholesaled hemp-derived CBD from Europe. Before CBD, I cofounded, ran, and exited MondoWindow, a technology startup. Prior to that I was a journalist for a decade, writing for the New York Times, The Economist, and other global top tier publications. I have degrees from Princeton (Biology) and Yale (Forestry) and live with my wife and son in Fairfax, CA.View the profile
Cannabis breeder and plant scientist specializing in Horticultural Production doing studies at the University of Minnesota. A life long plant enthusiast trained in traditional North American, Lakota Sioux and Ayurvedic herbal medicine. Herbal medicine utilizes the secondary metabolisms of plants to foster good health. These constituents often amount to terpenes, tannins and specialized secretions, which are produced in most plants as part of a natural process to protect growth in midst of adverse conditions (weather, pests) or promote the next phase of growth (seeding, pollination). Understanding what internal and external mechanisms that drive these processes from seed to flower, is paramount in successful horticultural production.View the profile
Clemon Dabney III is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Minnesota where he studies cannabinoid and terpene genetics. Clemon has a MS from UMN in Plant Breeding and Molecular Genetics. Clemon is also President and Director of Breeding at Hempire Farms a MN based hemp company that specializes in feminized seed and CBD production. Clemon has worked on a variety of cannabis projects such as the MN Department of Agriculture’s grain variety trial, MN feral cannabis breeding, UMN/Sunrise Genetics cannabis genome project (https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/458083v3), and works on consulting for Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate fiber hemp production in North Dakota.View the profile
Beyond advising individual businesses, Heidi is committed to fortifying, defending, and building credibility for the cannabis industry as a whole. Heidi relevant experience is more than legal strategy—she is a thought leader: a forward-thinking blogger, educator, writer, and featured speaker. She regularly writes cutting-edge articles for legal journals, industry publications, and frequently post to her acclaimed and widely followed Heidi Urness Law News. She speaks to business groups, academic institutions, and government bodies on a variety of cannabis legal issues, and is frequently quoted by global and local media outlets. Heidi consistently collaborates with other lawyers, experts, and industry professionals to leverage her wide range of legal strengths and network to offer clients effective and timely support.View the profile
Justin is a Senior Attorney at Gleam Law and represents cannabis, hemp, and CBD clients in business transactions, administrative actions, civil litigation, and risk management. In addition, Justin is an expert on industrial hemp and CBD law, particularly as it applies to labeling, risk management and business decision making with regard to products and logistics. In this presentation, Justin analyzes the current state of Industrial Hemp and CBD in light of the 2018 Farm Bill. This presentation looks at the history of hemp, from the implementation of the Controlled Substances Act, through interim cases involving hemp; the implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill and Industrial Hemp Pilot Program, including federal interpretations and guidance; as well as the impact of the 2018 Farm Bill on Industrial Hemp and hemp-derived cannabinoids. Finally, the presentation looks to the pragmatic impacts of the recent legislation, including an analysis of new federal law and state enforcement actions.View the profile
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I said my name is Guy Rocourt. I am a Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at a company called Papa and Barkley Papa and Barkley is a California-based wellness company do topicals tinctures pain relief patches. We also do lice oven with concentrates. We do have a national CBD line, but to me CBD is just part of a larger cannabis movement. I've been a cannabis Advocate and cultivator for the last 20 years. I started all right when proposition 215 landed in California go to cultivating started dispensaries and she's been in the game. I was blessed to come to Colorado and
2011 and start my first compliant business outside of the traditional market and you guys know we don't see a black marker. We only say traditional market right cuz people have been providing safe access. Decades and CBD is the Leading Edge of the Cannabis movement, but this panel is really about him. And when we talked about him that does not mean CBD to me CBD is a cannabis cannabinoid. It's trapped in the trichome that needs to be the right cultivar and while the feds told us that cultivar needs to be less than .3% THC. It is still cannabis called the bar
with trichome hold those cannabinoids and yes, we can breed those cannabinoids down to less than 8.3%. The cult of where we should be getting for CBD just so that everybody's clear. I think there's a little misinformation about this panel. So if we are talking about him, one of my first question to the panelists are besides CBD, what are some of the other green things at the farm bill is going to allow the hemp plant to do for us? Why don't we start with Heidi? Sure, because I have the litigation perspective one of the big things that I've been dealing with that is changed massively
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