Growing the Industrial Hemp Supply Chain




1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

A rekindled hemp industry in the U.S. is becoming a reality. The recent legislative push at the Federal level combined with State-level programmatic action has established an emerging industry with Research Universities set to play a critical role in its development.  In response, Jefferson University, Delaware State University, and Lehigh University, in partnership with Pennsylvania Hemp Industry Council, oversees the creation of a necessary and foundational framework.

Representatives from these institutions are collaborating with the National Hemp Association to address the numerous challenges, including Financial, Industry, Economic Development, Research, and Education supply chains, in establishing a robust National Center of Excellence to support a comprehensive initiative to revive the Hemp industry. Learn about the essential pathway towards enabling research and economic growth.