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Ten Days Before Expo, Hickenlooper Signs Bill on Study of Hemp for Animal Feed

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Let the research begin. Governor John Hickenlooper has signed a bill that will create a group to study the feasibility of using hemp products in animal feed, working under the commissioner of agriculture. The group will include a hemp producer, a hemp processor, a legal expert, a higher-education representative who’s studied hemp policy, a veterinarian, a livestock producer, and anyone else the commissioner decides could help expand a discussion of hemp. “Over the course of…

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NoCo Hemp Expo 4 Showcases Fashion Alley & Global Hemp Village

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Expo areas focus on innovative, creative applications of hemp Loveland, CO — (ReleaseWire) — 03/21/2017 –The NoCo Hemp Expo, the largest hemp-centric event in the U.S., has announced programming details for its Fashion Alley and Global Hemp Village during this year’s event on March 30 and April 1 at The Ranch Events Complex off I-25 in Loveland, Colorado. “The rest of the world has quite a head start on the U.S. given the outdated regulations…

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A Conversation with the Industrial Hemp Research Foundation, Official Nonprofit Beneficiary of the NoCo Hemp Expo 4

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The task of reestablishing industrial hemp farming does not happen in a vacuum. While the farmers and the producers do the hard work of cultivating and bringing hemp to the masses, just as essential are those in the background helping to create the framework that the burgeoning hemp industry will sit upon. The Industrial Hemp Research Foundation (IHRF) is one such organization. The IHRF was created after the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill and…

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NoCo Hemp Expo 4 Confirms Programming Details for March 31-April 1 Event

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Friday Industry Day and Saturday Public Sessions cover the full scope of the hemp industry. Loveland, CO — (ReleaseWire) — 03/15/2017 –The NoCo Hemp Expo, the largest hemp-centric event in the U.S., has announced programming details for this year’s event on March 30 and April 1 at The Ranch Events Complex off I-25 in Loveland, Colorado. A complete schedule of this year’s panels, presentations, workshops, and more, presented by some of the leading hemp experts…

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NoCo Hemp Expo 4 Announces Artists & Activists Tent, Concert and After Party Details

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Thursday and Saturday night concerts bookend two full days of programming designed specifically for artists and activists Loveland, CO – The NoCo Hemp Expo, the largest hemp-centric event in the U.S., has announced details of its opening and closing concert events, as well as programming highlights from the Bluebird Botanicals Artists & Activists Tent. Thursday night’s kickoff concert (March 30th) is at the Aggie Theater in Fort Collins. Saturday night’s (April 1st) Honor the Earth…

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NoCo Hemp Expo and Strategic Partners Head to #HempOnTheHill

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Northern Colorado leads the way to advocate for industrial hemp in Washington, DC Loveland, CO — (ReleaseWire) — 02/27/2017 –The NoCo Hemp Expo, the largest hemp-centric event in the U.S., will represent and advocate for the nation’s industrial hemp industry at Hemp on the Hill Tuesday, February 28, 2017. This expo and conversation is hosted by Congressman Jared Polis, with Co-hosts Congressmen Massie, Comer, Blumenauer, and Honorary Co-Host Senator Wyden. The event will be held…

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Ex-CIA director to talk about hemp

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James Woolsey will talk about challenges for the hemp industry POSTED BY: HEMPTODAY FEBRUARY 22, 2017 Former U.S. CIA Director James Woolsey is booked to give a keynote speech at this year’s NoCo Hemp Expo in Colorado. Woolsey will talk about key governmental challenges facing hemp and solutions to getting the industry legal and operational at a federal level. NoCo runs March 31-April 1 in Loveland, Colorado. Other keynotes include author and hemp evangelist Doug…

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Let American Farmers Grow Hemp Once Again to Create Jobs and Rebuild the Rural Economy, Petition

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NHA Hemp Blog, Editorial It’s a natural state of affairs that as time moves on and human society progresses, there’s a tendency for industries to come and go. We learn new things and develop new technologies and, as a result, certain industries fade out and new ones take their place. Areas with diverse economies based off of multiple industries can usually weather these storms, but it can be harder for rural economies that are often…

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Colorado to Form Hemp Industries Association (HIA) State Chapter

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FORT COLLINS, CO, February 04, 2017 — Colorado HIA embarks on efforts to become official HIA state chapter. Behind this venture is a collaboration of farmers, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, artists, producers and community members, all hoping to lead the way in state and federal hemp standards and legislation. This initiative started off with a series of state wide informational sessions, inviting the public to learn more about Colorado’s rapidly growing hemp industry, as well to take…

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The Green Angel is Coming!!

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by Thomas Ivory, Jr. The Green Angel is being manifested and she needs YOUR help to take flight!! Dismantled, yet not in dismay; in fact nothing but heavenly thoughts are floating by the warehouse as the paper cutter etches out each and every individual serrated leaf. Purples and oranges and greens are naturally dyed with naturally grown vegetation and bugs like rabbits brush and cochineal. The five components that make up the Angel are her…

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NoCo Hemp Expo 4 Presenting Sponsor Returns

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Exhibitor space has sold out; a few sponsor opportunities remain. Loveland, CO — (ReleaseWire) — 02/07/2017 –The NoCo Hemp Expo, the largest hemp-centric event in the U.S., has announced the return of CBDRx as presenting sponsor, the sellout of its available exhibit space and most of its sponsorship packages. To buy tickets to the March 31-April 1 event, visit our website. “Our event, and the hemp industry, has built tremendous momentum over the last few…

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Early Bird Ticket Sales for NoCo Hemp Expo 2017 End January 27

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Join the largest gathering of its kind in North America, where everyone has a role in Setting the Stage for Hemp Tomorrow Loveland, CO — (ReleaseWire) — 01/11/2017 –Early bird tickets for NoCo Hemp Expo 2017 are on sale through January 27th. Industry experts from around the globe will be in attendance, and thousands of burgeoning entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, farmers, and consumers alike, will descend upon the Loveland location to join the hemp revolution currently…

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A First for Colorado: Tree Free Hemp Is Producing Paper From Seed to Sheet

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For the first time, hemp paper is being produced in Colorado from seed to sheet. Loveland’s Tree Free Hemp has been producing hemp paper since 2013, but until this year, it’s been getting the fiber from other countries. Now the entire process is local. “It’s grown in Colorado, it’s processed in Colorado, it’s manufactured in Colorado, it’s printed in Colorado. It’s truly homegrown,” says Morris Beegle, a former concert promoter now focused on promoting hemp…

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First of its Kind: Colorado-Grown, Processed, and Manufactured Hemp Paper

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by: Thomas Ivory, Jr. As the laser printer singes the first lines of the etching, Kevin Buecher studies the effect of the heat on the paper. He watches through a glass window into the table-size enclosed capsule where a small moving laser glides horizontally along a vertical moving arm. The cream white hemp paper inside is lightly burnt only where the high-powered laser has been programmed to direct heat. Light brown wording, and then slowly…

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SLV Hemp Symposium

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T here is a valley in South Central Colorado, an ancient intercontinental seaway, where the uplifting of the Rocky Mountains has created a unique natural environment. Bordered to the west by the San Juan Mountains and to the east by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the San Luis Valley is the highland of an endorheic basin which supplies the headwaters and aquifers of the Rio Grande River. Wild horses roam free over the low-lying “chico”…

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Hemp Conference Coming to Adams State University in Alamosa, CO

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350Bringing hemp education, economics, and environmental information to the San Luis Valley. Release Wire Loveland, CO –On November 5th, Adams State University will host the inaugural SLV Hemp Symposium. The event will take place on campus in the Student Union Building. Adams State University is located in Alamosa, Colorado, in the San Luis Valley. The interest for growing and processing industrial and nutritional hemp has increased significantly over the last 3 years since the crop…

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Hemp Harvest Party: A Celebration of the Season

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By: Thomas Ivory –  Colorado’s third harvest of regulated outdoor industrial hemp is soon complete, just like the dwindling hot days of summer. The cool autumn nights ask for much work still to be done, but time for celebrating the bounty of hard work and dedication is also appreciated. We are lucky in Colorado to have grown as a community and industry in so many prosperous and innovative ways over the past few years. Our…

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Road to NoCo Hemp Expo

Road to NoCo Starts Now

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By Morris Beegle Photo credit: Margaret MacKenzie Howdy folks, welcome to my first blog in a very long time. We’re putting the final touches on launching registration for the 4th annual NoCo Hemp Expo and I thought it would be a good time to reflect back on what has transpired since the beginning of April.  For those of you that attended NoCo3, you know it was pretty epic, and some might say Pure-Hemp-Epicness! One thing…

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Hemp VIllage, Arise Music Festival

NoCo Hemp Village at Arise Festival promotes “thriveability”

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One of the fastest growing next-gen Festivals in the country, Arise is not only about Music. Programming includes workshops with thought leaders,environmental activists, and even planting a tree for each ticket sold. The addition of the NoCo Hemp Village this year brings with it the potential of bio-degradable plastics, tree-free paper and life changing medicines. The Hemp Industry in the United States is tenuous and still federally illegal; in spite of this, Colorado leads the…

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