Florida Industrial Hemp Conference and Exhibition

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Geoff Whaling

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Presentation Title

Hemp: The Dawning of a New Day, Growing Hemp to Enhance America's Farmland and Economy

Geoff Whaling, Chairman, National Hemp Association and Co-Founder and President, Canopy Hemp Developments,  LLC

Abstract

As a leader in the passage of legislation in 18 states and the Farm Bill, representing the largest hemp advocacy group based in DC and now as the Co-founder and President of Canopy Hemp Developments, a division of the largest hemp and cannabis company on the globe, can address the pathway -  From Farm Bill to Building a National Industry.

Bio

Geoffrey W. Whaling is Co-Founder and President of Canopy Hemp Developments LLC, a division of Canopy Growth Corporation and Strategic Advisor, Hemp and CBD to Canopy Growth, the world’s largest Hemp and Cannabis Company, with operations in 12 countries, based in Smith Falls Ontario Canada.  He has volunteered for five years to advance the hemp crop and serves as Chairman of the National Hemp Association, the nation’s largest Hemp advocacy group based in Washington D.C. Whaling has worked with more than 18 States, stakeholder groups such as NASDA, COGR, NFU, Farm Bureau and American Farm Association, US Senators, Members of Congress and their staff to pass federal legislation legalizing hemp as a commodity crop.  He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Farmers Union Pa Chapter, and Founding Board Member of the Coalition for Access Now and Athletes 4 Care, the two largest CBD advocacy groups in the United States.    Born in Canada, Geoff Whaling’s areas of expertise are wide ranging given the diversity of his government, business, entrepreneurial and philanthropic work. A profound sense of “wanting to serve” remains an integral part in his life.