Colorado Governor Jared Polis To Speak At NoCo Hemp Expo
Colorado Governor Jared Polis will present opening remarks at the NoCo Hemp Expo on Friday, March 27, from 10:30 am to 11:00 am. The Gov. Polis will share his plans for ‘Advancing the Hemp Industry’ at the famed National Western Complex in Denver, Colorado.
Polis’ keynote address also will unveil his newly created ‘roadmap,’ a plan designed to strengthen the relationship between the hemp and cannabis industries’ banking and financial services sectors statewide. In a prepared statement by the Governor’s office and the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, the ‘roadmap’ provides clarity and guidance needed for state-chartered financial institutions that work with cannabis and hemp-related companies.
“As the first state to establish a legal marijuana industry and one of the first to implement an industrial hemp program, Colorado has become a national economic leader in the cannabis industry,” Polis said. “We are excited to release a bold, forward-thinking roadmap to provide much-needed guidance, clarity, and support.”
Gov. Polis has been instrumental in making Colorado an innovative force in the promotion of hemp by creating a statewide initiative known as the Colorado Hemp Advancement and Management Plan (CHAMP). Following the Governor’s presentation on Friday, CHAMP task force members will take the Speakeasy Stage on Saturday, March 28, and dive deeper into the ‘roadmap’ and provide additional insight.
For more information on The CHAMP panel at the NoCo Hemp Expo Farm Symposium, look for the “We Are the CHAMPions,” on the Speakeasy Stage, 1:50 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 28.
NoCo Hemp Expo also will feature several senior government officials including, Bill Richmond, chief, U.S. Domestic Hemp Program, USDA; Kate Greenberg, Colorado commissioner of agriculture; and Sunny Sommers, Oregon Department of Agriculture. Together, state and federal officials will provide a summary outlining the USDA’s regulations, new crop opportunities, and the agricultural outlook for farmers in 2020. The NoCo Hemp Expo Farm Symposium will take place Saturday, March 28, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., National Western Complex.
Find out more about the evolution of hemp and the role it’s playing in the future of business, agriculture, food, and supplements at the NoCo Hemp Expo, March 26 – March 28, 2020, at the National Western Complex in Denver, Colorado.