Saturday, March 2, 2019

‘Growing Your Canna-Business in Wisconsin’ hemp seminar coming to Parkside

In this Aug. 13, 2015, file photo, hemp plants tower above researchers who tend to them at a research farm in Lexington, Ky.
SOMERS — A free all-day seminar for businesses and entrepreneurs interested in the cannabis and hemp industries is scheduled to take place March 16 at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

The “Hemp Help” seminar, presented by the Japan-based medical equipment manufacturer Shimadzu Corp., is intended to provide “an opportunity for the community to learn about hemp growing and processing in Wisconsin,” according to the company.

Since 2014, some groups and individuals have been able to grow hemp and sell hemp-based products in Wisconsin through a pilot program.

Last summer, the floodgates opened after then-Attorney General Brad Schimel directed law enforcement to allow hemp growers and sellers to proceed with their businesses.

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