Indo Expo Names New Hemp Program Coordinator
Indo Expo has signed on government relations consultant and lobbyist Cindy Sovine. Taking up the new hemp program coordinator role, Sovine will be directly responsible for curating workshops, seminars and content related to the hemp sector.
“The hemp industry is booming, and we couldn’t be more privileged to have a respected professional of 22 years joining us to lead our brand and events in this vertical nationwide,” CEO Chris Olson said.
Concurrently, Sovine consults and lobbies for trades beyond hemp, including medical and retail marijuana, technology, and alternative energy. Her reputation precedes her for creating regulatory infrastructures and influencing state policies. In addition to passing numerous cannabis industry and social justice bills, Sovine was the lead political strategist on the Decriminalize Denver Campaign, the nation’s first successful campaign to decimalize psilocybin, as well as on the statewide effort to amend the Constitution in 2018 (Amendment X) to ensure Colorado’s hemp laws remain competitive nationwide.
In her new role with Indo Expo, Sovine will facilitate programming designed to coordinate and rally political action on hemp. Additionally, the program will include everything one needs to thrive in the hemp industry, from where to get your seeds and clones, how to sell your biomass without losing the farm, processing and manufacturing, industry trends, supply chain, compliance, and more. Sovine will pilot a consumer-driven hemp awards program that will be presented on Jan. 25.