Consumer Choice Radio EP50: Hemp Patriots (w/ Geoff Whaling)

Geoff Whaling is a business executive, chair of the National Hemp Association, and co-founder and president of Collective Growth Corporation. –Hemp is not marijuana –The Farm Bill’s opening for an innovative hemp economy –Oils, textiles, fuel, resins, protein, flour, fibers, and more –The history of hemp production is rich –The generational issue of cannabis –Dupont and Hearst’s attempts to criminalize hemp and cannabis –Partnering with Bruce Linton to found a multi-million dollar company –Business people have to be activists when it comes to hemp Consumer Choice Radio, hosted by Yaël Ossowski & David Clement. Broadcast on The Big […]

Republicans could redeem themselves by legalizing CBD, industrial hemp

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is seeing green. He wants to legalize industrial hemp, a highly versatile derivative of the cannabis plant, and that’s great news for consumers and entrepreneurs. He’s been joined in the fight by his fellow Kentuckian Sen. Rand Paul and top Democratic leaders Sen. Mark Warner and Sen. Tim Kaine, both of Virginia. They’ve been approached by farmers in their home states who see the economic potential that would come with legalizing the crop. Hemp can produce fibers made useful for rope, textiles, clothing, and more. George Washington once cultivated it. The problem? Hemp, though it […]