Recorded Sept 30, 2014
Aired Oct 7, 2014
6-7pmPST show time
Guest 2: Ben Droz, Legislative Liaison, VoteHemp
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Guest 1: Kim Shukla, Executive Director, Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance
The CHTA board and members hope you will join us at the Hemp 2014 – Paving the Way Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance Annual meeting in Winnipeg Monday, November 17 -19. CHTA members don’t forget to plan to attend the AGM and members’ only reception on Sunday, November 16. Registration is open!
Join the who’s who of the Canadian hemp trade, international speakers and delegates for three information packed days. It’s everything you need to know about hemp, at your fingertips! International delegates from Finland, Denmark, New Zealand, Poland and the US have already registered.
Seeding and Harvest Seminars, Seed Breeders Panel, Global Health Food Trends, Nanotechnology and Hemp Fibre, Hemp Building and Hemp and CBD’s are just a few of the many topics to be featured……
Registration is open!
This years conference will again bring together the Canadian and International hemp industry in Winnipeg
November 16th (AGM), 17-18th (conference) and 19th (Innovation tours), 2014.
The CHTA is a national organization that promotes Canadian hemp and hemp products globally. Established in 2003 the Alliance represents those involved in Canada’s hemp industry. Members include; farmers, processors, manufacturers, researchers, entrepreneurs and marketers.
The key functions of the Alliance are to disseminate information, promote the use of nutritional and industrial hemp and coordinate research.
Little about her: Kim Shukla, has over twenty years experience in Canada’s agricultural and agri–food industries, with expertise at community, provincial, national and international levels. Internationally, Kim has been involved with projects in England, Scotland, Belgium, Holland, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Bangladesh and Tanzania. Kim has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Manitoba and she is a Professional Agrologist.
Out side of hemp learn more about Kim and Richard’s amazing gardens and orchards: Source: The name of Stonelane Orchard reflects its humble beginnings in 2003, when owners Kim and Richard began growing and selling several types of trees. The couple bought their country home 14 years ago, and then three years later a piece of land came up for sale just across the road from the homestead and Stonelane Orchard was conceived. Today, in addition to raising 70 varieties of trees and shrubs, the couple also sells seedlings out of their greenhouse, manages an eight-acre plot of vegetables and offers five types of prairie fruits. In addition to vegetables, the farm also produces pastured poultry and pork from happy chickens and pigs that help to build up the nutrients in the fallow fields through a well-organized dual-animal system of grazing and rooting. If that’s not enough to keep Kim and Richard busy, the farm is also home to Richard’s landscaping business.
Guest 2: Ben Droz, Legislative Liaison, VoteHemp
Recap of Hemp Lobby Day at the Hemp Industries Association annual conference in Washington DC.
Vote Hemp is a national, single-issue, non-profit advocacy group founded in 2000 by members of the hemp industry to remove barriers to industrial hemp farming in the U.S. through education, legislation and advocacy. We work to build grassroots support for hemp through voter education, registration and mobilization, as well as defend against any new laws, regulations or policies that would prohibit or restrict hemp trade. Industrial hemp is the non-psychoactive, low-THC, oilseed and fiber varieties of the Cannabis sativa plant. Hemp has absolutely no use as a recreational drug.
Droz maintains presence on Capitol hill as a full-time advocate for industrial hemp farming. Droz has regular meetings with congressional offices, ranging from short education meetings, high level policy meetings, and presentations to working groups. Droz has been integral in developing and implementing legislative strategy, and continues to work day to day on these activities.
Designer of Yolo Bolo- Hemp Bolo ties!
|2014 HIA Conference Recap Sourced here
|[2014 #HIACON attendees posed outside of Zaytinia Greek Restaurant after an exclusive networking dinner and celebration.]
Washington, DC has been a great location for the HIA Annual Conference for the past two years. It is important that industrial hemp leaders, stakeholders and supporters continue the message that it’s time to withdraw industrial hemp from the Controlled Substance Act. Despite these legislative hurdles, there’s not shortage of momentum from supporters nationwide. This exclusive annual event united HIA members from 19 states and 4 countries, including Australia, Canada, Finland and Ireland. Among attendees were a group of internationally renowned experts whom presented on cutting edge issues as well as contemporary dilemmas. Each year, attendees leave with fresh perspective and clarity on what goals they can shoot for in the coming year.
[LEFT: Doug Fine, author of "Hemp Bound." MIDDLE: John W. Roulac, Founder & CEO of Nutiva. RIGHT: Shaun Crew, Founder & CEO of Hemp Oil Canada.]
This year’s conference was packed & sold-out with record-breaking attendance. More than half of HIA’s members were present at the annual event. The atmosphere was ideal for new members wanting to learn more in addition to networking with key industry professionals that could lead to future partnerships. HIA Executive Director, Eric Steenstra opened the conference Sunday morning, followed by Hemp Bound author and acclaimed journalist, Doug Fine. Among other presenters, the hemp industry high notes were John W. Roulac of Nutiva, Dr. Jace Callaway & Anita Hemmila of Finola ky, Shaun Crew of Hemp Oil Canada, Steve Allin of the International Hemp Building Association, George Weiblen PhD of University of Minnesota and Phil Warner of Ecofibre and more. To see them all, including their speaking topics, explore the 2014 HIA Annual Conference Guide. The hemp-infused lunch was a perfect choice after attendees learned in-depth the extent of hemp seed’s incredible nutritional benefits.
[LEFT: Dr. Jace Callaway & Anita Hemmila of FINOLA ky. RIGHT: Joe Hickey, Dave Spaulding and Andy Graves of Hemp Oil Kentucky]
[LEFT: Phil Warner, Founder of Ecofibre. MIDDLE: Steve Allin, Founder of International Hemp Building Association. RIGHT: Martin Lee, Founder Project CBD.]
[CBD Panelists: Michael Stoltz of New Bauhaus LLC, Tamar Wise of Nutrawerx and Martin Lee of Project CBD. RIGHT: Award Recipient, Joy Beckerman-Maher, Hemp Activist of the Year.]
HIA President, Anndrea Hermann thanked everyone and passionately acknowledged that the attendees and their activism as well as support are making the necessary advances in the industry possible. She then presented the annual HIA & Vote Hemp awards, which are voted on the Board of Directors, to the following recipients:
- Hemp Lifetime Achievement Award, Gordon Scheifele
- Hemp Activist of the Year, Joy Beckerman-Maher
- Hemp Legislator of the Year, Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY)
Sunday evening, the attendees were welcomed to an exclusive networking dinner at
Zaytinia Restaurant. Attendees shared in family-style greek cuisine, while getting to know their fellow HIA members.
[LEFT: Attendees gather for networking dinner at Zaytinia. RIGHT: HIA Members who were featured in the award-winning film Bringing It Home gather at the dinner.]
On Monday, Vote Hemp Lobbyist, Ben Droz presented the lobby day schedules and gave a briefing on the materials that would be distributed to the Senate & Congressional staff. At 10:15 AM, HIA members & participants of the Lobby Day headed to their respective Senators & House Representatives offices for meetings. The lobby day ended with an inaugural Legislative Reception in the Cannon House of Representatives Office Building, where staff and participants were able to follow-up and enjoy camaraderie over hemp-hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Surprise guest and hemp supporter, former Ohio Congressman, Dennis Kucinich, made an appearance and left an encouraging and lasting impression on attendees with a motivating speech. As the annual event came to a close, it became clear that members hope to have more opportunities to come together for education but also in celebration of each other efforts nationwide.
[LEFT: HIA President, Anndrea Hermann & former Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich. RIGHT: Ohio Hemp Chamber of Commerce representative, Lauren Berlekamp, Vote Hemp Lobbyist, Ben Droz, former Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Elizabeth Kucinich and HIA Executive Director & Vote Hemp President, Eric Steenstra.]
HIA wants to expressly thank the event sponsors, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps and Nutiva. HIA also thanks Colleen Sauve of Vote Hemp and Nancy Metcalf of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps for fulfilling administrative roles during registration and for facilitating the silent auction. Our thanks is also due to those who donated items featured in this year’s silent auction as a fundraising effort for the HIA and Vote Hemp. THANK YOU!
Conference hashtag, #HIACON, featured on Instagram. See attendee snapshots here:
If you are not a member of the HIA and would like to become one to join us at this event and more, please see details below. Join the HIAHIA members engage in hemp research, farming, processing, product development, manufacturing, distribution, marketing and education.If you have questions about joining the HIA, please contact Colleen Sauve, HIA Member Services, at 707-874-3648, ext. 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. HIA Member ApplicationsClick the appropriate link below to download an application (PDF file). Please see our Membership Info page for details on the different levels of membership. Print, fill out and mail of fax it to the HIA office to be considered for membership.Full Membership ApplicationSupporting Membership Application
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Guest 3 : Leif Erickson, Partner (Logistics & Marketing), Farmers Overall and President, Maine State Chapter of the Hemp Industries Association (MEHIA)
Farmers Overall began researching the hemp industry in 2011. We officially established our company on 3/13/2013, in the State of Maine. We obtained exclusive distribution for Hemp Shield over the summer and have just expanded our industrial line to include hempcrete building solutions and materials, after receiving my certificate from Steve Allin’s building with hempcrete course Sept 5-7, in Colorado.
We are dedicated to educate residents and businesses in Maine and other New England states about the benefits of working with the best environmentally firendly, building materials. Our staff is equipped with the resources to help you design your project and benefit from the best performance levels our products have to offer. As a subsidiary of Farmers Overall, NewEnglandHempCrete.com benefits from the lowest - direct import and delivery costs, bringing you the lowest prices for HempCrete and other hemp based products. (this is thanks to Hemp Technologies and TheHIA.org, of course)
Leif Erickson is a knowledgeable boat Captain, general contractor, experienced with construction techniques from the ground up and offers his international trade and management expertise, along with the proper tools and equipment to make your hempcrete project safe and properly executed.
We are able to supply HempCrete for the construction of comfortably built structures in New England, which provide considerable energy savings to the homeowner or business.
We also assist with photo-voltaic solar-electric packages to make your project highly energy efficient should that be of interest.
Our products: Hulled hemp hearts and toasted seeds, hemp oil, hemp protein powder, hemp salves, hemp-wick (therapeutic) beeswax candles, Hemp Shield (complete product line), hemp hurd, hempcrete (and premix for 3 essential parts of the build), hemp clothing, hemp bracelets and accessories, hemp totes, hemp canvas, hemp canvasses and custom cushions. (other products in development)
Maine State Chapter of the Hemp Industries Association (MEHIA)
Maine’s Status: Passage of H.R. 525 and S. 359 will be very helpful for commercial production in the State of Maine. Senator Collins and Senator King have supported the Farm Bill, and this meets the needs of the statute for research, which will allow the State to benefit from the initial stages of industrial hemp farming. Maine should follow the lead of other States, such as KY and CO. Through their example, Maine will truly benefit from it’s position regarding industrial hemp.