In The News: March 2018
A MONTH OF MILESTONES
As spring arrives and Kentucky begins to thaw, the GenCanna™ family prepares for the growing season and our largest hemp crop to date. We’ve been busy in March, with team members driving innovation in the hemp industry all over the world. From Frankfort, Kentucky to Tel Aviv, Israel, we’ve been at the forefront of legislative progress for hemp-derived products.
This month featured major milestones for the hemp industry. GenCanna™ President Steve Bevan joined U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles for a hemp roundtable, after which Leader McConnell announced groundbreaking support of removing hemp from the Controlled Substances Act. Internally, GenCanna™ continued to enhance the validity and compliance of our offerings, announcing the official Kosher certification of all of our hemp-derived products by Kentucky Kosher International, under the guidance of Rabbis Avrohom and Chaim Litvin.
In this fast paced, ever evolving industry, we at GenCanna™ are proud of our role as market leaders and are committed to continuing to deliver economic impact and job creation in our home state of Kentucky through our best in class farming, science and compliance.
GENCANNA™ PRODUCTS OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED KOSHER BY KENTUCKY KOSHER INTERNATIONAL
GenCanna™proudly announced the official Kosher certification of all of its hemp-derived products by Kentucky Kosher International. The Kosher certification ensures that the processes and products developed by GenCanna™ strictly adhere to Jewish food production traditions and standards. The certification once again demonstrates the value proposition of the GenCanna Production Platform™ (GPP), which guarantees consistency and reliability throughout the entire process of hemp farming, cultivating and product development.
JERUSALEM POST ANNOUNCES GENCANNA™ KOSHER CERTIFICATION
Author Tamara Zieve shared the news of GenCanna’s official Kosher certification with a wonderful profile in the Jerusalem Post. Meeting with The Jerusalem Post in Tel Aviv, GenCanna™ leadership explained that this certification is an important step in our effort to raise awareness about the benefits of hemp. “Many people are very aware that kosher means quality,” said GenCanna president Steve Bevan. “We are demystifying cannabis and calling it food.”
TEAM ATTENDS CANNATECH ISRAEL 2018
Members of the GenCanna™ team travelled to Israel for CannaTech 2018, a one-of-a-kind cannabis innovation summit. The team enjoyed presentations from other thought leaders of this industry, unparalleled networking opportunities, and shared GenCanna’s innovations and recent advancements with this unique world community.
GENCANNA™ PRESIDENT STEVE BEVAN MEETS WITH U.S. SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MCCONNELL
GenCanna™ President Steve Bevan met with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Department of Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, and leaders from Kentucky’s hemp industry for a dialogue about the future of industrial hemp.
The roundtable discussed how farmers, producers, processors, and legislators can continue to support the growth of this industry in the Commonwealth and provide new opportunities for Kentucky’s farm families. Following the meeting, Leader McConnell announced a strong and fundamental support for removing hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, a benchmark moment for the growing hemp economy and a hopeful bellwether of future national legislation.
CLARK COUNTY 4-H
GenCanna™ team members served as guest judges for the Clark County 4-H speech competition. We’re proud to be part of this wonderful Kentucky family — congratulations to all of the amazingly bright future leaders of Clark County!
GENCANNA™ IS TITLE SPONSOR OF KENTUCKY HEMP INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE
We’re excited to be the presenting sponsor for the 4th Annual KYHIA Conference! Join hemp industry advocates like Kentucky Agricultural Commissioner Ryan Quarles to network, discuss new ideas and enjoy presentations from University researchers and leading industry experts. All the information you need on hemp research, education, legality, legislation, and commercialization will be discussed!