Latest News – June 5

Hemp History on Wednesday in Saguache

This week June 5 – 10 is Hemp History Week, with events organized across the country by advocates, including those in Saguache Today. This Wednesday, June 7 local Hemp agriculturalist and expert Caren Kershner with the Colorado Industrial Hemp Coalition will be marking the occasion with a one-day event in town. From 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Hempsters and anyone simply wanting to learn more about this “growing” industry will gather at Saguache Works located at 404 4th Street.

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Caren Kershner will present “Everything you Wanted to Know But Were Afraid To Ask” on Weds, June 7 as part of Hemp History Week. Photo: Saguache Today/Kathy Bedell.

Following a casual meet-n-greet there will hemp snacks and examples of hemp products. After, Kershner will present her powerpoint: “Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask,” including a question and answer session, all to be held in the BeBop Studio at Saguache Works. This event is sponsored in part by Colorado Hemp Industries Association (COHIA) and Colorado Industrial Hemp Coalition. Stop by and find out more about this cannabis cousin that is non-psychoactive and has innumerable uses.

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In May 2016 John Patterson presented his Hemp/Lime Building Workshop at Saguache Works. Photo: Saguache Today/Kathy Bedell.

Saguache’s Wednesday event is part of a week-long Hemp Road Trip, sponsored by COHIA in celebration of Hemp History Week. They will visit the Western Slope, Saguache County, Crestone, Pagosa Springs, Colorado Springs, La Junta, Denver and Fort Collins to take farm tours and meet other Hempsters on their first “COHIA field trip”!

Here’s the low down and the links. Remember, they’re in Saguache on Wednesday, June 7. Please RSVP for each individual event.

Hemp History Week FlyerColorado Hemp Industries Association (COHIA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to represent the interests of the hemp industry in the state of Colorado. It’s a “trade association with a conscience.”
Members of the COHIA support ethical business practices, including accuracy in labeling, use of environmentally friendly technologies, sustainable and organic agriculture, high quality products and concern for human rights. It is the intention of the COHIA to take all necessary steps to assure consumer confidence in hemp products. An COHIA Member company agrees to the association’s standards.

The COHIA has three classes of membership: business, farming and supporting.
Supporting member benefits are:
• Members only email newsletter & special reports
• Vote Hemp “Let U.S. Farmers Grow Hemp” bumper sticker
• Able to attend the annual COHIA Conference at a discounted member rate
• Committee participation opportunities
• COHIA member product and service discounts (offered by members directly)




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