US: 150 US and Canadian lawmakers set to tour hemp facility

One hundred fifty legislators from 32 U.S. states and eight Canadian provinces will go on a tour of a hemp processing facility next week as part of an agricultural conference.

The 2019 Legislative Agriculture Chairs Summit is meant to inform lawmakers about various policy issues within the farming sector and will also feature panels focusing specifically on hemp and marijuana.

Attendees at the event in Calgary, Canada will include state lawmakers from Alaska to West Virginia, and the conference is being sponsored in part by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The invite-only event, hosted by the nonprofit State Agriculture and Rural Leaders, will involve a tour of a hemp processing facility owned by Canadian Greenfield Technologies, a Calgary-based company that specializes in innovative hemp technologies.

“In light of the U.S. Farm Bill, there has been a huge demand for specialized processing facilities, as the lack of processing infrastructure is the largest hurdle to the hemp industry,” the company wrote in a press release.


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