Standing Committee of International Hemp Organizations

 

Mission Statement
After a review and consultation with hemp organizations around the globe looking to advance a hemp organization, legislation, research, and regulations – the Board of the National Hemp Association officially adopted the establishment of a permanent Standing Committee (SCIHO) with a mandate of addressing these issues. Co-Chaired by Cree Crawford, Holly Bell, and Pablo Falla, NHA SCIHO has already received confirmation of participation from entities around the globe.
 
There are no fees to join, only a commitment to raising up our industry to its highest level of integrity, professionalism, and support of the industry in their market. If you are an organized professional hemp organization based OCONUS (outside the continental united states).
 
 
 
 
 
 

Meet the Co-Chairs

Cree Crawford
 
Cree is an experienced life-sciences and technology executive with over a decade of practical work in the cannabis and industrial hemp industries. He is the Founder and President of Chem-ID / Green Ocean Sciences, inc., the developers of Cann-ID, the unique C-DMS (chemical data management system) for commercial and government application. Cann-ID supports and helps to facilitate streamlined and transparent domestic and international commerce related to industrial hemp and cannabis related products.
 
His personal and professional journey has seen him in the forefront of support in the development of hemp programs throughout the world. His efforts and networking in our industry has garnered him a “thought leader” designation by many industry media groups and professionals. His hemp industry network spans from APAC to the EU/UK and over to North America and down through Central and South America. His ability to organize, pool resources and garner industry support from operators and government bodies internationally makes him a perfect candidate to Co-Chair the newly launched NHA – Standing Committee of International Hemp Organizations.
 
 
Cree currently resides in Texas with his wife and 2 children. He is a CAS Graduate of Georgetown University and holds Honorary Wing Commander title 149th TX-ANG @JBSA USAF.
Holly Bell
 
After a career in banking and financial services, Holly Bell consulted on cannabis business issues in numerous states. She worked to build the infrastructure to support the creation of Tennessee’s cannabis industry, following passage of that state’s industrial hemp legislation. A native of Indiana with family roots in northeast Florida, Holly earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from Purdue University.
 
In her role as Director of Cannabis, Holly oversaw the development of rules and worked directly with scientific experts, and ensured Commissioner Nikki Fried’s vision for cannabis in Florida continues moving forward. She worked closely with the Department’s Division of Plant Industry, Food Safety, and AES on developing Florida’s hemp industry, including the production, processing, inspecting and manufacturing of industrial hemp. She also worked with the FL Dept. of Health as it related to medical marijuana edibles and consumer issues. Holly also worked closely with the industrial hemp and medical marijuana advisory committees as well as the Hemp Advisory Council.
 
 
Currently, Holly is Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Flora Growth where she will play a critical role in Flora’s domestic and global expansion strategy and lead government relations in key international markets.
Pablo Falla
 
Pablo graduated in Marketing at the University of Texas as a Colombian-born native. In the year 2000, he started in the real estate world by creating Prime American Homes. Pablo founded Best Brothers Coffee, serving as CEO to date in Costa Rica – Central America.
 
 
In 2018, Tropical Cannabis was founded, fundamentally thinking about cannabinoids and then moving towards the cultivation of industrial and food hemp with a global approach, being the CEO / Legal Representative of the company. The main focus of tropical Cannabis is the stabilization and tropicalization of genetics for Latin America and the Caribbean. Consequently, Tropical Hemp R.I.L. was founded in Central America, particularly in Costa Rica, and in North America with Tropical Hemp Corp, whose development has been staggered to the production of finished products, with brands and licenses for wholesale distribution and for sale to retailers.
 
Tropical Farmers Corp. was founded in 2021 as growers in North America for research, with alliances with different universities in the country, for industrial and food hemp crops, being located and operating in Ocala – Florida. Tropical Hemp is our most recent project, with great projections, we have overcome many of the challenges that arise when expanding our region.