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SXSW 2021

Hemp Forward: Regulation and Free Market Collide

Hemp is undergoing a worldwide resurgence in legalization and popularity, and it’s value is only beginning to be explored. From food to fashion, industrial applications to personal care, hemp holds great promise as a versatile, affordable and sustainable solution to global challenges. Key to the re-adoption of hemp and rapid industry innovation is acceptance by consumers, regulators and retailerss alike. This session will tackle the future of hemp from diverse perspectives encompassing inter-industry to retail giants and government. Join us as we tackle competing agendas head on and chart a bold new course for the hemp marketplace.

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  1. Get a first-look at which and why of the world’s largest consumer brands are pushing forward on CBD and hemp-derived products
  2. Get an insiders look at the fight in Washington D.C. for regulatory support, directly from the political leaders in the trenches
  3. Understand how industry pioneers are tackling the infrastructure immaturity for this emerging market



Jonathan Mackintosh, Director Of Marketing, High Grade Hemp Seed

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  • Tags: Cannabusiness
  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: An Uncharted Future
  • Level: Intermediate
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