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What’s the Buzz? The Curious Legal Status & Promising Future of Industrial Hemp

November 8, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm

New York is cultivating the industrial hemp market and supporting new opportunities to grow this trillion dollar crop, which is used in the manufacture of an estimated 25,000+ products—from food, body care, pharmaceuticals, and textiles to paper, bioplastics, building materials, and supercapacitors.

Get the most up to date information on the current status of low-THC Cannabis in NY State and learn about how the world’s most versatile plant can impact the built environment.

Please join us for this meeting in conjunction with BOMA Westchester.

Joy Beckerman, Principal, HempAce International will be our speaker. 

Joy BeckermanJoy Beckerman has been involved in the industrial hemp movement for over a quarter of a century, and her extraordinary passion for this unique and valuable crop is contagious! Joy is the Principal Industrial Hemp Specialist at Hemp Ace International, a New York-based consulting, legal support, expert witness, and brokerage firm serving the global community. She is the President of the Hemp Industries Association,  and sits on the National Board of Directors of NORML. Joy opened the first industrial hemp store in the State of New York, in Woodstock, in 1994. She also led her first legalization march and rally at that time.

 Joy is a renowned public speaker, writer, and educator throughout North America, instructing on hemp subjects from history, law, agronomy, infrastructure, and phytocannabinoids to permaculture, hempcrete, and the wide spectrum of hemp industries. In addition to conducting continuing legal education seminars for practicing attorneys, she has presented at numerous universities, colleges, symposiums and panels for more than two decades, speaks regularly at a variety of conferences, and frequently contributes to media coverage. Joy is also a Guest Lecturer at  Seattle University School of Law and Oregon State University.

$50 member

$75 non-member



November 8, 2018
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
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Karen Haas
(914) 275-5998


360 Hamilton Ave.
360 Hamilton Ave.
White Plains, NY 10601 United States
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Meeting Price Schedule

Meeting Dues will be $30 for IFMA Westchester / Hudson Valley Members and $60 for Non Members.

All Non Members are required to pay the Non Member rate of $60 for attending any meeting. Anyone who attends as a “guest” is required to pay the Non Member rate. Members of other IFMA Chapters are required to pay the Non Member Rate.

Registration and Payment is due before or at the meeting. We accept cash, checks and credit cards.

The January Meeting is a Welcome New Members Breakfast. Members who have joined the Chapter in the previous Calendar year are welcome to attend at no charge. The rate for Non Members who have not joined IFMA prior to the meeting will be $60. “Returning” members are not considered new members.

Non Members are permitted to attend a total of two meetings before chapter membership is required. The first meeting is free, the second meeting is charged at the Non Member rate.

Certain meetings may be special event meetings and will be priced differently.

All “No Shows” who are confirmed to attend will be invoiced for the event. Any cancellations less than 24 hours from the event will not receive a refund or credit.