A free workshop regarding industrial hemp and medical marijuana will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in the Mary F. Shipper Library on the campus of West Virginia University Potomac State College. 

A free workshop regarding industrial hemp and medical marijuana will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in the Mary F. Shipper Library on the campus of West Virginia University Potomac State College.  Danny Germain, director of the Community Business Center at WVU’s IdeaHub Network, will present “Hemp 101: Medical Marijuana and Industrial Hemp in West Virginia" along with attorneys from Dinsmore & Shohl. 
They will review and discuss the new medical marijuana and industrial hemp legislation at the state and national levels, as well as practical advice about starting your own business in these new emerging markets. Anyone interested in getting into these growing markets will benefit from participating, whether they're involved in agribusiness, entrepreneurship, law enforcement, policy making, or just curious to learn more!
The workshop's topics include a status report and discussion on industrial hemp and medical marijuana issues from the West Virginia legislature; extraction and finished products in hemp growing; law enforcement issues containing standard operating procedures; compliance issues including permits and licensing; banking and financing for hemp businesses; and real estate and zoning issues.
This event is being held in collaboration with the WVU Potomac State College Business Department.  On-campus parking will be available and free.  For more information, contact Nick Gardner, interim program coordinator, at 304-788-6901 or at ngardner@mail.wvu.edu.