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Vol. 6, No. 50- Fri., August 9, 2019-Edited by Dr Lloyd Covens
Another Infused Partnership Takes Hold -- With a massive retail presence in drink shelves nationwide,  New York based Arizona Tea has formed a deal with Denver's Dixie Elixirs to produce a new line of CBD and THC infused drinks.  The deal will allow Arizona Tea to spend up to 410Mil. on initial combination plans, and gives the beverage company the rights to gain ownership in Dixie.  A potential acquisition of an existing hemp-CBD company is widely expected from Coca-Cola.
PathWays for Global CBD Growth Set in CBOutlook Topics 
Late Summer, 2019: Beginning s for a strong foundation to future hemp and CBD plans are  beginning to grow stronger just like the quarter-million acres of hemp in the ground.  Many are unreasonably optimistic-many are just exhausted-- but for both groups the CBD harvest will be here within weeks.
      At West420, our 6th CBOutLook has been a search to get the best speakers on the best topics.  If you attend (Eventbrite at ) you will find the unique insights from:
Bill Richmond, USDA Agriculture Mktg Svc
Richmond will outline the near-term path for USDA rule=making to implement the 2018 Farm Bill.  A proposed interim-rule will likely be out by October, and Richmond is on a "fact=finding" tour to get your input on many items, including state plans, testing, crop insurance, seed sourcing-- and basically anything that does no deal with finished goods.
The Half-Time(Farming) Report
3 experts will diagnose the real planting and likely success rates from top states like Kentucky, Oregon, Colorado, New York, Tennessee, Nevada, North Carolina and more.
Banking for Hemp Interests
     An all-new analysis of hemp banking issues from the people who brought the first "SafeHarbor" process to the cannabis space.  Now, Sundee Siefried and Katrina Skinner, take their deep knowledge of the MJ side to the needs of hemp and CBD makers.
Big 4 Roundtable
       Simply Put:  Executive Forecast for 2020, and we ask this of leading execs from CVSciences,  Functional Remedies, Gencanna and Mile High Labs, one of the worlds' leaders in hemp processing and finished goods.  The opening general session on Thur., Aug 15th will set the stage for the day.
FDA Testing, Labeling & Safe Sourcing
A keystone panel with leading thinkers like Dr. Marielle Weintraub (Pres., US Hemp Authority) Mark Bolton (Sr. US Policy Director at GW/Greenwich BioScience) and Garrett Graff (Hoban Law's brainguy on hemp and FDA issues).  Moderator is also a key player: Maureen West, formerly of the Colo Dept of Ag, former assistant attorney general, and sometime adjunct professor at DU.
   How Do Investors See The Future?
By itself, this may be an invaluable panel for greater understanding of the goals of the "money people."  Four bright lights on the subject-- Charlie Alovisetti (Vincente Sederberg), Julie Lerner (PanXChange). Mike Huttner(PowerPlant) and Scott Jordan (Alternative Finance Network).
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And some fun stuff..... all delegates will be voting on 12 different Best CBD Items, in three categories:
Best CBD Topical
 CV Sciences Balm  
Lord Jones’ Pain Lotion  
MedTerra Sleep  Formula  
Palmetto Harmony Skin Care

Best Pet CBD:
Bluebird Companion   
KOI CBD :”Soft Chews” 

CBD Best Special Formulation: 
Ananda Hemp “BLISS” 
Green Roads Terpenes 
Joy Organics ENERGY DRINK 
Kentucky Big Shots Meet the USDA Secretary for a Hemp Tour -- Kentucky commissioner of agriculature Ryan Quarles help guide a Louisville-area tour of a finished CBD good plant last week.  From left, Quarles, USDA cheif Sonny Perdue, plant manager and US Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky).  Later in a media interview, Perdue said U.S. farmers might eventually overproduce hemp biomass,  arguing “farmers are so productive, I’m concerned they may overproduce like they do a lot of things in that way and the price may go down,” he said in an interview with WLKY-TV, Louisville's .CBS affiliate.  Perdue's agency is due to release "interim final rules" for hemp implementation under the 2018 Farm Bill in August.  Perdue admitted that there is tremendous producer interest in hemp, telling the TV interview it could be “a real salvation-type crop for farmers along the way.”
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