On this week’s show, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we learn about the hemp industry in Ireland from Chris Allen, the executive director of Hemp Federation Ireland, who says that the hemp industry and supply chain is well established on the Emerald Isle, but that recent policy decisions by the Irish government have made things very difficult for farmers to make a living.
She said the agency that oversees the hemp industry seems keen on letting the powerful pharmaceutical industry take over the CBD sector, allowing farmers only to grow fiber crops.
We also talk to Jonathan Miller, chief council at the US Hemp RoundTable, about the recent influx of Delta-8 THC products, which appear to have nearly the same psychoactive affect as marijuana. He says that marketing hemp as having any kind of mind-altering effect is bad news for the overall hemp industry, which has done extensive work in separating itself from the marijuana industry.
And we also hear from Hannah Smith-Brubaker from Pasa Sustainable Agriculture about an upcoming hemp information session on March 26.
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US Hemp Roundtable
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