Interview

‘2022 will be the year we move forward, slowly and steadily’

INTERVIEW: Jamie Campbell Petty is Executive Director at the Midwest Hemp Council, which she co-founded with partners in 2018 to…

January 14, 2022

‘Hemp surging as an environmental alternative to other fibers’

INTERVIEW: A 31-year veteran of the hemp industry, Lawrence Serbin is president of California-based Hemp Traders, which he founded in…

December 14, 2021

Working her own farm helps keep Cornell hemp researcher grounded

INTERVIEW: Heather Grab is Senior Lecturer at Cornell University’s School of Integrative Plant Science where she teaches and mentors students…

December 9, 2021

‘Study the market carefully and don’t follow the pack’

INTERVIEW: Eric Steenstra is president of Vote Hemp, a political advocacy organization he co-founded in 2000 which led the effort…

December 2, 2021

‘Now is the time to get facts ahead of the market excitement’

INTERVIEW: Jeffrey Steiner is associate director of the Global Hemp Innovation Center at Oregon State University. Formerly division director for…

August 12, 2021

Hemp in Japan: Beyond ‘schizophrenia,’ potential for the environment

INTERVIEW: Yosuke Koga is Director at Japanese hemp company Prossimo, which is developing a broad portfolio of hemp-derived products and…

May 20, 2021

CanXchange: ‘Looking for new ways to disrupt and innovate’

Alex Arkentis is the CEO and Co-Founder of CanXchange, the European commodities exchange for physical hemp and CBD products. A…

April 13, 2021

‘We’d like to see a decorticator next to every cotton gin’

Guy Carpenter is President and CEO of Bear Fiber, Inc., and President at Cape Fear Apparel Consulting, both of North Carolina.…

March 29, 2021

CBD shakeout expected to ‘drive diversification’ in Wisconsin

Shelby Ellison has directed the industrial hemp program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-M) since August 2020. An assistant professor…

March 10, 2021

In a fast changing market, quality and flexibility are critical

Jacopo Paolini is a founding partner at Enecta, an Italian-Dutch company that develops new cannabis genetics and is a producer and seller…

March 3, 2021