Arizona’s Hemp Industry Trade Association Debuts to Standing Room Only Crowd at Inaugural Meeting

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (April 19, 2019) — The business of hemp has officially arrived in Arizona. The state’s newest business-to-business organization, Hemp Industry Trade Association of Arizona (HITA-AZ), debuted to a standing room only crowd of more than 350 agricultural experts, business leaders and entrepreneurs on April 11th in Scottsdale.

HITA-AZ is the first hemp-specific, non-governmental agricultural organization in the state. Co-founded by hemp experts Sully Sullivan, Laura Franklin and Danielle Sedgwick, the inaugural meeting featured six high-profile hemp experts including policy makers from the Arizona Department of Agriculture. Last May, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1098 which allows the department to license qualified applicants to grow and process industrial hemp in the state commencing in summer 2019.

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CBD. DEA. FDA. CSA. WTF?!?!

Written By: Gary Michael Smith, Esq.

Hemp is returning to America’s farms after decades of prohibition, and CBD (THC’s less fun non-psychoactive cousin) is all the rage.  These new hemp and CBD industries seek clarity out of the schizophrenic alphabet soup of federal agencies and regulations.  Small wonder there is confusion, because through the end of 2018, the federal Drug Enforcement Agency (“DEA”) was saying one thing, the federal Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) another, and Congress had to step in and calm it all down.  Know that this is still subject to change, but here is where things currently stand:

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Hemp Takes Center Stage at Industry Get-together

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (April 3, 2019) — Movers and shakers from Arizona’s emerging hemp industry are invited to the first official monthly meeting of The Hemp Industry Trade Association of Arizona (HITA-AZ) on Thursday, April 11th, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Modern Grove Views at OdySea in the Desert, located at 9500 E. Via De Ventura in Scottsdale.

For more information visit www.hita-az.org or connect with the organization on Instagram and Facebook

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