Mandi Kerr, founder of The Global Hemp Association is committed to assimilating the entirety of the Hemp Industry into one body.
Mandi has spent her career bringing people together.
Just a few minutes of speaking with Mandi will have you admiring her innate ability to find what connects people. Something which, in her professional experience in marketing, event promotions, and networking events, has helped her bring businesses millions in revenue.
One day Mandi was at a CBD event, doing what she does best – meeting and mingling. She noticed that everyone at the event had the same passion for hemp, but a different way to use it.
Mandi wondered if she could connect everyone in this industry, and thus the Global Hemp Association (GHA) was born.
As the first nonprofit organization on the planet aimed at being the platform for unifying each market segment of the Industrial Hemp industry. Mandi began to organize symposiums dedicated to providing a network for all aspects of the industry to talk to each other.
Although GHA has barely launched they have produced over 200 videos of their symposiums. Which to Mandi, is just starting with their mission.
And, with the community showing increasing support, the GHA and Mandi are further fueled to proceed.
On the GHA Youtube channel, Mandi podcasts interviews with various leaders around the globe, not just hemp, but in any industry that can help grow the market and connect with other leaders to continue hemp’s exponential advance.
Candid Chronicle had the pleasure of connecting with Mandi to Highlight some of her background and views on HEMP–enjoy!
Where are you based?
How did you get involved in the cannabis industry?
I was given an awesome opportunity to work for a merchant services company that was focused on the CBD industry. While working for this company, I traveled to events and learned of the challenges and opportunities presenting themselves. I realized the industry needed a place for Executives to connect and build the supply chain.
If you are part of an organization, how and why did you create it?
What sets you apart in the cannabis industry?
What life changes occurred when you entered the cannabis industry?
What about the cannabis industry and community do you love?
Do you have any frustrations, hopes, fears as cannabis changes?
What were some of your challenges getting started in cannabis?
Where would you like to see yourself in the cannabis industry three years from now?
- Processing and Manufacturing Industrial Hemp Products
- Podcast Host
- Chair – Global Hemp Association
What does the future of cannabis look like to you?
How do you plan to make a positive difference in the cannabis industry?
What makes you proud or gratified to be a part of the “legal” cannabis industry?
Do you consume cannabis? If so, how do you prefer to consume and what’s your favorite?
I do smoke concentrates and flower but still unsure about a favorite strain or product, there are so many!