SACKETS HARBOR, N.Y. — An educational and informational event concerning “CBD and You: The North Country Consumer” will be offered free to the public on Thursday, June 6 at 5:00 p.m. at 18135 County Rt. 75, Sackets Harbor, NY.
Consumers interested in the use of Cannabidiol (CBD) products will learn more about the uses and medical considerations regarding the cannabinoids, terpenoids, and flavonoids found in non-intoxicating CBD products that are being touted as useful for many medical conditions.
The topics to be addressed include the basics of what CBD is, how to talk to health care providers about CBD, what testing is involved and what a consumer should look for to confirm potency. There will be time after the one-hour presentation for questions and discussion.
Speaker Marc Privitera will present on where the consumer might find information on possible drug interactions, the vocabulary used in the industry, and working with your health care professional. Christina Borgese will address making data-based decisions on product quality, and John Gaus will present some of the current economic trends in the industry.
According to the recent Cornell University Report, Industrial Hemp From Seed to Market, “Hemp is commonly used to refer to Cannabis strains cultivated for industrial (non-drug) use. Industrial hemp has many uses and is used in various products including agricultural products, textiles, recycling, automotive parts, furniture, food and beverages, paper, construction materials, and personal care items.”
Given the results of the 2018 Farm Bill allowing licenses to grow industrial hemp, Cornell University is promoting local research on growing requirements for hemp in New York relating to spacing, harvesting, processing, and nutritional data.
Opportunities for local crops being processed in to CBD and myriad other products are available to farmers on a licensed basis.
The aforementioned Cornell report shares data on the economics of production for farmers including yield, pricing, and production costs, as well as a breakdown of the estimated 25,000 products derived from industrial hemp.
The host venue for this event is Agbotic, an organic farm on the cutting edge of new technology for “regenerative” agriculture, where soil health and other environmental factors are priorities. Agbotic has permission granted by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, pursuant to the 2018 Farm Bill, to grow industrial hemp and convert it into whole plant products.
Agbotic does not grow medical cannabis or recreational marijuana; they support the responsible cultivation, processing, and exploration of industrial hemp as a potentially important source of food and nutritional supplementation. As such, they are hosting the location for this continuing education event as a community service.
This event will be repeated in Potsdam, NY on July 25. Questions can be directed to Marc@PreProcessInc.com or (925) 408-3504.
–Local Living Venture
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