Episode 72: In these divisive and hyper-partisan times, it’s refreshing to hear about Republicans and Democrats working together. On this week’s podcast, we talk to Representative Margo Davidson, a Democrat from the 164th Legislative District in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and Representative Russ Diamond, a Republican from the 102nd Legislative District in Lebanon County, who have formed an informal industrial hemp caucus in the Pennsylvania State House in effort to educate their fellow lawmakers on hemp and to ensure that all citizens of the Commonwealth can benefit from what Diamond calls an “economic boon” for the state.

Then we hear from John Crye of Hempwood, a Kentucky company that has developed a process to turn hemp fibers into wood for flooring, furniture, and more.


Representative Margo Davidson

Representative Russ Diamond


USDA Hemp Crop Insurance Programs

Upcoming Hemp Events

Keystone Hemp Conference, March 4, 2020

Hempcrete Workshop, March 7, 2020

Penn State Lehigh Valley’s Business of Cannabis Conference, March 11, 2020

PA Hemporium, March 13, 2020

OpCanna Conference and Seed Sale, April 17-19, 2020


Kings Agriseeds

Lancaster DHIA Hemp Survivors’ Workshop, February 27, 2020


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