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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.

Links

Representative Margo Davidson

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/member_information/house_bio.cfm?id=1203

Representative Russ Diamond

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/member_information/house_bio.cfm?id=1686

Hempwood

https://hempwood.com/

USDA Hemp Crop Insurance Programs

https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2020/02/06/usda-announces-details-risk-management-programs-hemp-producers

Upcoming Hemp Events

Keystone Hemp Conference, March 4, 2020

https://keystonehempcon.com

Hempcrete Workshop, March 7, 2020

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hempcrete-installation-workshop-tickets-92046677089?utm-medium

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

https://crspsu.org/?page_id=529

PA Hemporium, March 13, 2020

https://pahemporium.com/

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

https://www.opcanna.com/

Sponsors

Kings Agriseeds

https://kingsagriseeds.com/hemp/

Lancaster DHIA Hemp Survivors’ Workshop, February 27, 2020

https://my.cheddarup.com/c/2020-hemp-survivors-workshop

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