West Coast Hemp Webinar: Regulation, Compliance, and Insurance

This video is the fourth and final webinar in NCAT’s four-part hemp webinar series featuring the nation’s leading hemp experts and focusing on hemp production and cultivation on the West Coast. This webinar focuses on current and future federal hemp regulation, testing and compliance, plant breeding and seed certification, California and Oregon’s current regulatory climate, how to obtain licenses, and hemp crop insurance options.

Our panel of experts includes: Mike Lewis, a sustainable agriculture specialist with NCAT at the Northeast Regional Office; Jody McGinness, the Executive Director of the Hemp Industries Association; Courtney Moran, LL.M, founding principal of EARTH Law, LLC; Patrick D. Goggin, Owner at the Law Offices of Patrick D. Goggin; Zev Paiss, Partner at RhizoVerified; and Jeff Schahczenski, Agricultural and Natural Resource Economist at NCAT.

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Content:
Welcome and Introduction:
An introduction to NCAT’s webinar and our expert panelists: Jody McGinness, Executive Director of the Hemp Industries Association; Courtney Moran, LL.M., Founding Principal of EARTH Law LLC; Patrick Goggin, Owner at the Law Offices of Patrick D. Goggin; Blake Butler, Executive Director of the Southeast Hemp Association; Zev Paiss, Partner at RhizoVerified; and Jeff Schahczenski, Agricultural and Natural Resource Economist at NCAT.

California and Oregon’s Regulatory Climate:
A panel discussion with Jody McGinness, Courtney Moran, and Patrick Goggin, covering existing California and Oregon regulation, what is allowed and not allowed, how to obtain licenses, and other rules and regulations to watch out for.

Federal Regulatory Climate:
Jody McGinness and Blake Butler discuss where the US is in terms of federal hemp regulation, and where it is projected to head.

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