New York is uniquely positioned to develop a successful hemp economy. 

Lets talk about how we can build it together 

© 2019 HempLab Inc. is a 501(c)(3)

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HempLab Inc.

620 Park Ave, Suite 106

Rochester, NY 1460

Tel: 585.430.2352​

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Join us for the second annual 2019 NY HempLab Conference

December 7th, 2019 at the University of Rochester 

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00PM


$40 Public

$15 Students

Free for Members



With the hemp industry booming in New York State, and across the country, this event will focus on the leadership of NYS businesses, the unique NYS problems they face, and the innovative solutions that are allowing industry leaders to set the pace. The event will include presentations, lunch and a lengthy panel discussion featuring some of NYS Hemp industry leaders.  Come prepared with your questions and your business card.  


NY HempLab is a hemp industry incubator.

We are a registered 501(c)(3), independent industry organization, that will offer services to help build a thriving cannabis industry in New York, starting with hemp.

We will serve our community in three critically important ways:

1. EducaTE

We aspire to create comprehensive education and training program, providing real world experience and hands on learning to the leaders and workers of tomorrow. 


With an emphasis on accessibility and inclusivity our programs will ensure that our region is prepared for the industry.


Our network of hemp industry experts can provide guidance on a wide range of topics.

Members can take advantage of their knowledge through office hours, mentoring programs and shared services.

3. accelerate

Our platform will help drive industry grown by helping connect businesses and individuals to the tools and resources they need to scale. 

Whether it be a networking event, or helping prepare your organization for funding, we are here to help drive the industry forward.  

Our goal is to help accelerate sustainable industry growth through education, experiential learning and research. We are here to help individuals, universities and businesses find their passion and place in the world of hemp.  


2018 NYHempLab Conference

In November 2018, NYHempLab hosted its first educational event in Rochester NY at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College. This full day symposium included presentations from hemp industry experts from the fields of medicine, material science, agricultural production and more.

2019 Cannabusiness Conference

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and Flower City Solutions partnered to present “CannaBusiness: Capitalizing on the Cannabis Economy”. With the legalization of adult-use recreational marijuana under discussion in the New York State Legislature, the half-day symposium attended by more than 350 people opened a community conversation on the emerging cannabis and hemp industries. Here HempLab was formally launched at a registered 501(c)(3)! 

2019 Medical Cannabis 101

HempLab & Roc NORML partnered to host “Medical Cannabis 101”, an event organized to help educate community members and stakeholders about the viability of cannabis as a medicine, the practitioner/patient process of medical cannabis in NYS, and the protections provided to medical cannabis patients. The event included presentations and panel discussion from Dr. Harold Smith: founder of Cannametrix, LLC and Dr. Lisa Hester and David Deuthsch of Buffalo based Flowered Wellness.

2019 Cannabusiness: Digging Deeper

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and NY HempLab partnered to co-host CannaBusiness: Digging Deeper. This follow up to the popular Rochester TRENDS “Cannabusiness: Capitalizing on the Cannabis Economy” event, will further examine the regulation of the emerging hemp and cannabis industries following the 2019 NYS Legislative Session. We dug deeper into the differences between hemp and “marijuana”, the existing and proposed hemp legislation, what decriminalization means and how a State Office of Cannabis Management would impact how cannabis may be regulated, including licensing, financial and tax implications.

2019 Communities & CAnnabis

NY HempLab, OWN Rochester & Roc NORML have teamed up to host an interactive listening series across the city of Rochester, focusing on cannabis. This event was organized to help educate community members and stakeholders about the existing and proposed laws for cannabis in New York State. Topics will include decriminalization, the War on Drugs, and the core concepts behind legalization - in preparation for the likelihood of adult-use cannabis becoming legalized in 2020.