Also, the FDA is taking public comment as it considers what actions it might take to regulate CBD products.
The hemp industry is keeping a close eye on the North Carolina Farm Bill in Raleigh.
Also, here's some guidance on whether it is legal for craft brewers to mix industrial hemp products with their alcoholic beverages.
The industrial hemp industry is booming, and the hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) industry is expected to be worth $7 billion by 2023, according to one estimate.
Also, the new Save Me The Waltz Bar in the basement of the S&W Building is planning to open later this month, and more.
Speakers include Asheville Music Professionals founder Jessica Tomasin, Frances Tacy of Franny's Farm and several more.
With Butler's appointment, look for Asheville to become a percolating center of the burgeoning Tar Heel hemp industry.
Also, a new beer bar is open on Thompson Street, and much more.
A Q&A with Rod Kight about industrial hemp, hemp dispensaries, CBD and more.
Also, there's an industrial hemp entrepreneurial summit coming up later this month, and more.
Also, New Belgium Brewing has achieved various LEED statuses on all three Asheville facilities, and more.
Also, Octopus Garden is moving from downtown to the South Slope, a new bridal shop opens in West Asheville, and much more.
Entrepreneurs are increasingly seeing opportunities to make products with hemp, once an abundant crop.