The future of industrial hemp in Colorado becomes clearer and more exciting every day but events like the 2014 NoCo Hemp Expo highlight the economic value that industrial hemp brings to Colorado ! Colorado Hemp Company from Loveland, Colorado brought us this incredible event which was perfectly in line with their mission to host and promote events that strongly advocate the advancement of industrial hemp throughout Colorado and across the USA. They brought in great speakers that included Doug Fine the author of Hemp Bound, Ryan Loflin who grew the first hemp crop in over 60 years, Das Ellis of Hemp I Scream, Veronica Carpio who is the owner of Colorado Hemp Coffee, and Jason Lauve who is a hemp advocate, expert and consultant; who was the co-writer of the first hemp bill (HB12-1099) in Colorado in 2012. The list goes on of fabulous people that were part of this event.
The Expo included a vendor showcase and education room where you could buy industrial hemp seeds and plants, Hemp I Scream, hemp hats and clothing, hemp seed nutritional bars by Evo Hemp, hemp coffee and many other wonderful hemp goods as well as speak with experts regarding how to grow, legalities, and other hemp topics.
Amazing as all of that was they also had an impressive menu of food where almost everything had either hemp seeds or hemp oil as an ingredient! Good Seed Burger sponsored the event as well and I was very impressed with the Original Hemp veggie patty! This awesome burger combines the ancient grain millet, superfood hemp and chia seeds, fresh veggies, herbs, and sprouted and dehydrated seeds and was delicious! All of the food I was able to try was amazing and I enjoyed knowing I was getting all of the health benefits from the industrial hemp plant.
Overall it was an incredible event with an amazing turnout, over 300 attendees! Morris Beagle and the people at The Colorado Hemp Company did an amazing job and I look forward to their next event in October, The Colorado Hemp Expo in Denver!