Vignesh Murthy is one of the few daring individuals who has chosen to take on the daunting task of sowing the seeds of this nascent industry (pun most certainly intended). While it’s hard to catch a hold of him (owing to his hectic travel schedule between Uttarakhand and Bangalore), we managed to conduct an interview with him via satellite, and came away inspired.
Hempoint supplied seed for the historic planting of 60 acres on the Colville Reservation in Washington (USA) that will be harvested this autumn. The crop is among the first allowed under the state of Washington’s government controlled industrial hemp research pilot program and the first on tribal lands. The lands are under the 12 Confederated (native American) Tribes of the Colville’s program to increase revenue for tribal members and create jobs to replace those of a lagging timber industry.
Hempoint for the second year is co-organizer of the international Hemp2020 Investment Summit in Poland. Hemp industry leaders from the USA and Europe will address the Summit Oct 20-21, 2017 at HempToday Center in Poland. this autumn, HempToday, co-partner and the event’s host, has announced. Speakers and attendees at this year’s edition will put a particular emphasis on expanding cooperation and business deals among firms from North America and Europe, organizers said. Only 8 signups for Hemp2020 remain available.
Europe-based cannabidiol (CBD) stakeholders have launched an information-gathering effort to bolster their arguments aimed at keeping CBD off international drug schedules. The initiative is in anticipation of a World Health Organization (WHO) expert committee meeting in November that is to review CBD and 15 other psycho-active substances. Full story on HempToday.
60th session First Intersessional Meeting
Agenda Item 1 — Thematic discussions on the implementation of the UNGASS outcome document : Chapter 5 “Operational recommendations on Cross-cutting issues in addressing and countering the world drug problem: Evolving reality, trends and existing circumstances, emerging and persistent challenges and threats, including new psychoactive substances, in conformity with the three international drug control conventions and other relevant international instruments.” Read more “Statement by NGO Konopa addressed to Commission on Narcotic Drugs”