Member News: January 2018 - April 2018

30 Jan 2018 6:06 PM | Anonymous

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NOCO Hemp Expo: The 5th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo has sold out of exhibitor space faster than any year before! We are currently taking 'waiting list' applications.  If you missed your chance to exhibit, don't miss your chance to attend, tickets are currently on sale at www.nocohempexpo.comGet tickets early before they sell out.

Colorado Hemp Company:  Join Morris Beegle from Colorado Hemp Company/NoCo Hemp Expo and Rick Trojan from The Hemp Road Trip for their new weekly podcast Let's Talk Hemp and The 422 on Thursday mornings at 10am MST via  

The 422 project combines industrial cannabis with environment and earth-centric messaging, being as they are already a natural fit, pun intended.  Co-hosts Morris Beegle and Rick Trojan bring entertainment, perspective and an undeniable quest for accurate telling of our history.

Liburdi Industries: The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has granted Liburdi Industries the approval to conduct  research with Industrial Hemp.

The company has developed  linear modular lights, (4X version), specifically configurated for growing hemp indoor from seeds to plugs or to full mature stage. For more information visit

GSD Investments, LLC: The sister company, Green Hemp Farms has found perfect location to install its 300L CO2 Extraction Plant with all Ancillary units at 1760 Gunnison Ave, Delta, CO 81416 in 1st week of February 2018. The company will be accepting Hemp with minimum CBD 12% to extract CBD oil (finished End-user Product) starting 2nd week of February, charging Extraction Fee as HALF of Extracted CBD oil.

Growers Supply: 

After Customer Requests, GrowSpan Reintroduces In-House Financing

GrowSpan Greenhouse Structures is thrilled to announce they will now be offering in-house financing solutions. From nurseries to cannabis production and everything in between, the offer will help customers complete or pursue their greenhouse projects, allowing them to improve their operation’s functionality and profitability. 

“In our over 38 years of experience as an extensive company, we recognize the value of extended payments for equipment and structural investments. By offering low-interest financing programs, GrowSpan is investing in the growth of our customers and their businesses,” said GrowSpan Sales Manager Geoff Ching. 

Financing solutions will be done in house, so customers won’t have to deal with the hassle of an outside lending company. This helps provide a seamless project and enables customers to obtain their building when they need it most. 

Ching further explained, “Customers will work directly with our internal credit team. We are confident they will experience exemplary service throughout the finance review process, in addition to the industry-leading service we provide in design, project management and installation.”

With a small down payment, customers are able to take advantage of 4.99% financing, which can potentially free up significant capital. 

“When businesses can finance purchases with trusted leaders, it frees up capital to maximize other investments that fuel growth and expansion,” Ching stressed.

To find out more, visit or call 800.476.9715  

Victory Hemp Foods: Read the latest in Victory Hemp Foods News

Atalo Holdings: 

Atalo’s History: Hemp for Beauty

The headline on England’s Daily Mail proclaimed, “2018's shocking new beauty secret: Cannabis! No, it’s not illegal and it WON'T get you high, then correctly touted Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop, as a pioneer in the use of hemp as a health and beauty product.

“She was a force of nature,” said Joe Hickey, Director of Corporate Relations at Atalo.  Atalo partners Andy Graves, Dave Spalding and Joe Hickey first met Roddick in 1995 when she was looking for a source of hemp oil outside the United Kingdom.  “Anita had heard about the Kentucky Hemp Coop and totally embraced our thinking that farmers are key to quality, natural products,” said Hickey.  “She was inspired by Kentucky’s reputation as The Hemp Capital of the World and gave funding, but more importantly, her voice to the Coop,” he said.

Soon thereafter, Roddick, accompanied by Hickey and hemp activist Woody Harrelson, met with Jean Laprise, one of Canada’s largest Brussels Sprouts growers, and together they started Kenex, LTD., in Chatham, Ontario.  “We met Jean Laprise through Joe Strobel, who wanted to build a hemp facility in Canada,” Hickey said.  “The group raised money and we opened Kenex in 1997 with the idea of growing and processing hemp in the same location and using the crop for everything from oils for Anita to fiber for particle board, plastics, hempcrete, and matting for automobile panels.  It’s interesting to remember that CBD and the protein profile of hemp were not well known at that time.”  

Graves, Spalding and Hickey harvested 1,000 seeds from feral plants in the heart of Kentucky’s hemp country and surreptitiously them into Canada where they began the effort to revive the Kentucky germplasm and Kenex began raising hemp and creating products.  According to Hickey, “Kenex began growing and harvesting the Kentucky hemp seed for processing as grain, oil, and fiber.  Anita was interested in oil for health and beauty products and was a huge advocate for that use.”  

The company also invested in decortication and a fiber matting line to fill orders from US-based Indiana Bio Composites for door panel insulation and carpet underlayment.  “We had plenty of orders for the matting, but the DEA kept stopping shipments at the border and holding them arbitrarily, for days and weeks at a time.  The DEA stepped in to stop us at every opportunity, including sequestering birdseed orders.  Eventually they succeeded in killing the business, but not our enthusiasm. The word was out!” Hickey said.

Dame Anita Roddick passed away in 2007, leaving a legacy as an advocate for hemp and for ethical consumerism and environmental awareness.  Says Hickey, “She believed in the farmer and in natural products, and she believed in moral leadership as a way of doing business.  We miss her and think about her all the time as we continue the work of bringing hemp back to the farmer and the consumer.  She would get a kick out of that headline.” 

According to the Daily Mail, the United Kingdom's second-biggest-selling daily newspaper, “The Body Shop was the first High Street brand to bring out a range of hemp products 20 years ago. It was banned in Australia, but now one tube of its hemp hand protector is sold worldwide every nine seconds.”

Read the entire Daily Mail article here.


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WillPower Products:

WillPower Products Announces First Hemp-Based Supplement Protein Powder for Fitness and Exercise Enthusiasts

Supplement company launches crowdfunding campaign for consumers to place pre-orders on first ever CBD protein powder: ReGenPCR

DENVER, CO, Feb. 6, 2018 - WillPower Products today announced the launch of its crowdfunding campaign for the world’s first line of industrial hemp dietary supplement protein powders for performance and wellness, ReGenPCR. A complete grass fed whey protein blend, ReGenPCR will be available in cinnamon cocoa or vanilla flavors ideal for keeping an active, fitness-focused lifestyle. 

ReGen is a protein powder dietary supplement that delivers the most advanced, highest quality industrial hemp oil containing the full entourage of naturally occurring phytocannabinoids, including cannabidiol, sourced domestically in beautiful Colorado. ReGen provides 20g grass fed whey, 20mg cannabinoids, and 6g BCAA’s. 

"With the rise in popularity in CBD products, we have reached an important milestone in the sports and fitness health industry by introducing the first phytocannabinoid industrial hemp oil infused protein powder to market,” said Will Carr, founder of WillPower Products. “We are dedicated and committed to bringing the highest quality industrial hemp sports and fitness dietary supplements to market.”

After being denied acceptance to crowdfund on Kickstarter, WillPower Products has now launched a private crowdfunding campaign exclusively to consumers online. First backed users will get an exclusive look into WillPower’s ReGenPCR by receiving a jug (NET WT. 480G/1.06LBS) in either Cinnamon Cocoa or Vanilla flavors with a $65.00 donation. Users contributing $120.00 will receive two jugs of ReGenPCR, one of each flavor. Top donors ($135 or more) to the crowdfunding campaign will not only receive ReGenPCR product, but also a custom branded WillPower Shaker for on-the-go fitness enthusiasts. WillPower is scheduled to ship ReGenPCR products both domestically and internationally late March of 2018. For more information on WillPower Products and to support their crowdfunding campaign, visit:

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