Bootleg Avocado Presents...Hemp Huggers
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About the Event
Since the 2018 Farm Bill, sophisticated new hemp farmers, product companies, and manufacturing projects have entered the market. Even hemp in food has taken the main stage as a replacement for other in-demand plant-based ingredients like soy and pea protein. But federal legalization doesn’t mean it is without controversy. We are grateful to have an esteemed panel attending to guide us through their world of the oldest domesticated crops in the world. We will be co-hosting with Kaelan Castetter, CEO, Castetter Sustainability Group & Empire Standard A huge thank you to: - Richard Rose, Legendary Hemp, The Richard Rose Report - Chad Rosen, Founder & CEO, Victory Hemp Foods - Ari Sherman, Preside & Co-founder, Evo Hemp ... ... Kaelan has been in the New York hemp industry since 2015 as the founder of Sovereign Vines: America’s Only Hemp Infused Wine and Castetter Sustainability Group (CSG), receiving the first issued hemp processor license in 2017. As CEO, he has developed CSG as a leader in helping New York hemp companies, and farmers navigate the complex supply-chain, regulations, and compliance on a state and national level. He strives to make CSG a leader in political, regulatory, and compliance advisement throughout the state and helping small businesses succeed in all of the cannabis markets. Kaelan is also a co-founder of the New York Cannabis Growers & Processors Association, a group that was heavily involved in discussions around adult-use cannabis legalization and helped to write the Hemp Extract Bill during the 2019 legislative session.