Why Should You Attend:
With the passage of the “Farm Bill” in February 2014, there has been an explosion of state-based industrial hemp research and pilot programs. Section 7606 (Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research) defines industrial hemp as distinct and authorizes institutions of higher education or state agriculture departments to conduct research and pilot programs. By 2015, 27 states had passed laws authorizing hemp cultivation in accordance with the 2013 Farm Bill and nine states harvested industrial hemp crops by the end of the year. This marks one of the most significant shifts in US agriculture in 50 years’ however, much of the knowledge of past hemp cultivation has faded and new technologies and approaches to farming have been introduced.
This webinar will explain the history of hemp cultivation in the United States and describe the more recent hemp movement and the sociopolitical factors that contributed to the current state of affairs. The major state-based industrial hemp regulatory programs will be summarized and compared, allowing potential market entrants to understand where opportunities may exist. The ability of industrial hemp to anchor the new sustainable bioeconomy and to contribute to state fiscal and general health will be explored.
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Erik R. Janus is the president of M³ Technical & Regulatory Services LLC, a consulting firm offering technical and analytical services in a wide variety of areas that support the future of chemical risk assessment.
Mr. Janus is an environmental health science, risk assessment and regulatory toxicology expert with over 20 years of experience in a wide variety of sectors, including roles in academia, state and federal government agencies, corporations and trade associations and non-governmental organizations. Mr. Janus specializes in the science and regulation related to pesticides and endocrine-disrupting chemicals and has actively advocated for reduction of animal use in the testing of chemicals for many years. He currently holds leadership roles in the Society of Toxicology, Society of Risk Analysis and the International Society of Regulatory Toxicology & Pharmacology. Mr. Janus is an advisor to the PETA International Science Consortium and serves on the Board of Directors of the West Virginia chapter of the Hemp Industries Association, and is active here as an advocate and entrepreneur.
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