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Halfway To HempX To Be Held At New Mountain Asheville

Halfway to HempX to be Held at New Mountain Asheville

Event Will Feature Hemp Road Trip Bus and Hemp Farming Expert Mike Lewis

HempX Asheville is pleased to announce “Halfway to HempX,” an educational event featuring Colorado’s Hemp Road Trip Bus and hemp farming expert Mike Lewis. Halfway to HempX will take place at New Mountain AVL beginning at 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 18th. In October 2015, The North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation that will allow farmers in the state to grow industrial hemp for the first time in 70 years. “Halfway to HempX” is a smaller event to continue the conversation about the many challenges ahead as North Carolina begins to form its pilot program.

The Expo is free and open to the public from 3 pm until 8 pm. Attendees can climb aboard the Hemp Road Trip Bus; network with vendors like Fifth Season Gardening, Green Remedy, Spiritex, and The NC Industrial Hemp Association; and participate in a series of informative presentations. The only ticketed portion of the event will be a DJ set by Deejay Scientist, the touring DJ for Atlanta’s Ying Yang Twins. The show starts at 8:00 pm, tickets are seven dollars in advance and ten dollars at the door. This is an 18+ show and all proceeds will go to help fund the NC Industrial Hemp Commission, which will oversee the state’s proposed pilot program.

The inaugural, two-day HempX festival took place in September of 2015 and is a collaboration between Adapt, Highland Brewing Company and Asheville Event Co. The second annual HempX Asheville will take place August 19th and 20th at Highland Brewing Company.

Presentation Schedule for “Halfway to HempX 

4:30 pm Challenges & Opportunities Legal — Rod Kight of Kight Law CBD Oil — Chad Wilson, Green Remedy Activism — Timothy Sadler, Hemp Activist

5:00 pm 15 Minutes with Mike Lewis – America’s Hemp Farming Expert Discussion on what it takes to grow hemp; Q&A to follow

5:45 pm Hemp is Legal in NC, Now What? Facts on NC’s pilot program with the NC Industrial Hemp Association

6:30 pm My Hempy Life Rick Trojan, founder of Hemp Road Trip Bus and hemp farmer

About Jill Lieberman

I grew up in Western North Carolina, and like many who grew up here, left for bigger and better things. I ended up choosing to come right back where I started. I have lived in cities from Manhattan to San Francisco to Atlanta. Asheville is my favorite. After getting a master’s degree in journalism with a public relations focus, my first job was with an agency in Greenville working on crisis communications for the hospital system. That began a career where I’ve handled almost every job there is in PR/marketing /media, from copywriter to media buyer to event planner to salesperson. I was in the trenches during the first dot com boom and bust and worked with Google before it became a verb. I’ve written regular columns for publications on beauty products and how to navigate the internet.

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