WHO WE ARE
The National Industrial Hemp Council provides high quality networking and resources for its members, from the farm to consumer. Our leadership is composed of leading international, federal, state, private industry, and government professionals throughout the sector. Our goals are to further market development, assist members in entering the industry, and educate the consumer on industrial hemp and its applications.
Educating consumers is of paramount importance for NIHC. Customers are the bedrock of this revolution and they have the right to be safe. This means truth-in-labeling in this rapidly growing industry. There are a lot of confusing and contradicting claims and assertions. Farmers, manufacturers, financial institutions, suppliers, transporters, and consumers have the right to fact-based information.
NIHC is cutting through the noise with its team and partners to provide its members and the public with this important information.
Your Safety and Well-Being is Our Highest Priority.
Please know that the safety and security of the attendees, exhibitors, and staff who choose to attend the NIHC 2021 Hemp Business Summit is our top priority. We will follow the CDC’s guidelines and the guidelines enforced by the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C..
All capacity restrictions in Washington, D.C. have been lifted and the city is 100% open. Everyone must continue to wear a mask indoors in D.C. regardless of vaccination status. There are no exceptions to indoor mask requirements, except while actively eating or drinking.
We are currently following all federal and local guidelines for travel in regards to COVID-19. See the CDC’S LIST OF TRAVELERS PROHIBITED FROM ENTRY to the United States for more information.
Full refunds will be provided for any registration if travel restrictions from your origin location are in place by government bodies.
Cannabis in the Workplace
Presented by Sarah Turner, Partner at Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
Proud Sponsor of the NIHC 2021 Hemp Business Summit
In 2018, the Farm Bill took industrial hemp out of the Controlled Substances Act and gave cannabis some legality at the Federal level for the first time in nearly a century. This followed closely on the heels of adult-use cannabis legalization, and now, just two states prohibit any form of cannabis.
The “Green Wave” taking over the country is why employers – including hemp and cannabis businesses themselves – are confronted with their employees’ use of the very products they sell, in the context of employment laws that have failed to “keep up.”
This includes employees’ off-duty and on-duty use of cannabis, revisiting drug testing laws, and wrestling with the conflicts between federal law where cannabis remains illegal in any form with states where cannabis is legal for adult and/or medicinal use.
This seminar will provide much-needed guidance to hemp businesses in the employment area by:
- Briefly summarize employment laws outside of cannabis that are directly impacting employers in the hemp industry. This will include classification of employees, employment laws specifically addressing agriculture employees, and risks of “wage and hour” claims;
- Giving an overview of the conflict between federal and state cannabis laws and how legislation and courts address those conflicts;
- Providing you with the tools necessary to navigate the confusing patchwork of employment laws relating to accommodating employees’ off-duty medicinal use and drug testing; and finally
- Reviewing “Best Practices” that you can implement to ensure compliance with the law.
Ms. Turner’s practice with the Cannabis, Hemp, and CBD practice groups include counseling employers on their respective state regulations and how those laws affect the employer’s workplace drug policies, drafting drug and alcohol policies and testing guidelines, and representing businesses and individuals in cannabis-related employment matters, and contract and partnership disputes. Ms. Turner also presents nationwide to employers and organizations on cannabis and the workplace focusing on what employers can and cannot do, and accommodations under their respective medicinal and recreational use laws.
COVID-19 and Your Hemp Business:
What Every Hemp Business Owner Needs to Know
Wednesday, November 3rd at 1:00 pm EST
By GRSM partners Lawrence Cohen and Christopher Strunk
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The opportunities for the hemp industry have never been greater. NIHC is driven to ensure open access to the marketplace and innovations that ensure hemp is a key sustainable ingredient in tomorrow’s pharmaceutical, garment and industrial textiles, biomass space and others. NIHC is working to lead all industrial hemp stakeholders – farmers, processors and manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and financial institutions – to greater financial profitability, to greater political influence, and to a greater role as the example of agricultural excellence as stewards of our lands and natural resources, while producing the highest and safest quality products. NIHC is looking beyond today, we are looking 10 years into the future and beyond.
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