The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill is a game-changer for hemp in the US and globally. The multi-billion hemp industry has just begun to take hold and now the Farm Bill is expected to supercharge growth in this space. Join Offit Kurman as The Cannabis Executive hosts a talk with Eric Steenstra, president of the influential political advocacy organization Vote Hemp, about the impact of the Farm Bill on the hemp industry. Eric will be discussing the political factors that brought hemp legalization to the forefront in the Farm Bill, what steps various states, including Maryland, have taken to pursue hemp cultivation in their area, and what you can expect to see on the national landscape moving forward. Register to attend this exciting online webinar presented on Friday April 5th.
Eric Steenstra is a hemp industry pioneer cofounding hemp clothing and lifestyle brand Ecolution with Steve DeAngelo in 1992. Steenstra was a founding member of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and served as its Executive Director from 2008 to 2016, growing membership during that time by more than 300%. Steenstra now serves as the president of Vote Hemp, the political advocacy organization that he co-founded in 2000.