Feb 23, 2023
NoCo Hemp Expo joins the big leagues with keynote speakers

The hemp industry is about to “play ball” at the upcoming 9th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo at Broadmoor Resort & Convention Center in Colorado Springs, March 29-31, 2023.

Leading off this year’s gathering of hemp industry leaders will be a keynote conversation featuring Jared Stanley, Charlotte’s Web co-founder and chief operating officer, along with two senior representatives from Major League Baseball (MLB): Jon Coyles, vice president of Drug, Health & Safety Programs, and Uzma Rawn, senior vice president of Global Corporate Partnerships.

Morris Beegle, producer of NoCo Hemp Expo and publisher of Let’s Talk Hemp, will lead the panel discussion, held as part of NoCo9’s Advocacy & Policy Conference on Wednesday, March 29, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MST, the opening day of NoCo Hemp Expo – and the day before “Opening Day” of MLB’s 2023 season on March 30.

Major League Baseball became the first major professional sports league to enter into a sponsorship agreement with a CBD company when it announced the partnership with Charlotte’s Web in October 2022. The discussion will dive into this groundbreaking partnership, what it means for Charlotte’s Web, and how having athletes lead the way will further educate the public about the vast potential of CBD as a natural wellness option.

“The MLB and Charlotte’s Web partnership is a historic milestone for sports and the CBD industry. The physical demands and strain on an athlete’s body are a century-old problem, and we’re here to help them address recovery in a new way. And when all else is stripped away, the mental state of an athlete is what distinguishes the greats. We know that hemp-derived CBD can provide natural solutions for top tier athletes—in both mind and body—as well as support the everyday lives of fans. As more and more athletes advocate for the benefits of CBD, MLB stands as a thought leader in advocating for player options,” said Stanley.

“As we enter our first full season working with Charlotte’s Web, we’re really excited to see this partnership come to life,” says Rawn.


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