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Newsletter – October 24, 2019

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Newsletter – October 24, 2019

Entrepreneur Morris Beegle may be better known as the producer of the world’s largest hemp-centric conference and trade show, NoCo Hemp Expo, held each year in Denver, but with his new company, Silver Mountain Hemp Guitars, he’s combining two passions. In addition to leading the NoCo show and a number of other hemp-related activities over the past several years, Morris spent 25 years as a producer and promoter in the music business. Now, with the launch of Silver Mountain hand crafted, hemp composite electric guitars and ukuleles made in classic styles for working musicians, he has come full circle.

Hemp has thousands of uses including paper, textiles, building materials, food, cosmetics, animal feed and more. But one application that might not immediately come to mind is the use of hemp in making musical instruments. Beegle is among a group of early innovators seeking to change that with the launch of Silver Mountain’s website, his flagship hemp guitars made in classic styles inspired from the ‘50s and ‘60s, high performance, hemp-derived speaker cabinets and cones, and related products.

Silver Mountain Hemp Guitars represents a new direction in sustainability by making use of hemp composite materials in musical instrument manufacturing, helping to reduce reliance on endangered wood species often used to make instruments.

News Briefs

Hemp Road Trip Crosses Country on Way to HIACON
by The Courier-Tribune

World Cup Women’s U.S. Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe Launches CBD Brand
by Mendi

Hemp Regs Coming Within Weeks, Top USDA Official Says
by Pro Farmer

Organic Consumers Group Launches Campaign for Organic Cannabis
by Organic Consumers Association

Headline News

Famed Rolling Stone Photographer Annie Leibovitz Shoots Winona LaDuke’s Hemp Farm
by Annie Leibovitz

U.S. Retail Sales of CBD May Increase 133% in 2019; Surpass $10 Billion by 2024
by Hemp Industry Daily

Google Searches for “CBD” Increase 160% in 2018
by USA Today

Motley Fool Tracks CBD Stocks
by Motley Fool

For Young Farmers, Hemp is a “Gateway Crop”
by Civil Eats

Hemp Farmers and Processors Work Out Kinks During First Legal Harvest in 80+ Years
by Michigan Public Radio

Senate Minority Leader Schumer Presses FDA to Regulate Budding CBD Industry
by the Times Union

FDA, FTC Send Joint Warning Letter to FL Company Over CBD Health Claims
by FDA

Hemp Delivery Driver Arrested in SD this Summer Indicted on Drug Charges
by ABC News KSFY Sioux Falls, SD

R&D, Investment Needed Before Widespread Adoption of Hemp Plastics, Building Materials
by Politifact Florida

How Hemp Fiber is Produced
by HempGazette

Patagonia’s Hemp Workwear Durable, Comfortable Right Out of the Box
by Patagonia

CBD/Hemp Cigarettes Present Vapers with Alternative
by Fox Business News

Philadelphia Inquirer Profiles CBD
by Philadelphia Inquirer

GenCanna Facing Expansion Challenges from Contractors, Farmers
by HempToday

Leading Processor GenCanna Addresses Expansion Rumors Head On
by GenCanna

Former Seahawks Linebacker Lofa Tatupu Launches CBD Brand
by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer

USA Triathlon First U.S. National Sports Governing Body to Form CBD Partnership
by USA Triathlon

Governor Tony Evers Declares First Wisconsin Hemp Day, Oct. 18, 2019
by the Office of Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers

Indiana-based Hemp Processor Announces Expansion
by Indiana Business

Georgia’s First Legal Hemp Crop Shows Promise
by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Indiana Farmers Harvest Historic Hemp Crop, Hoping for a New Growth Industry
by the Northwest Indiana Times

Virginia Hemp Growers Facing Rash of Crop Thefts
by American Farm Publications

Has Vermont’s Hemp Bubble Popped?
by Seven Days Vermont

International News

Japan Today Publishes Guide to CBD Oil
by Japan Today

China Hemp Association Hosts Annual Industry Summit, Nov. 23-24, 2019
by Cannabis Law Report

As Regulatory Framework Advances, Latin America Poised to Become Leader in Hemp
by HempToday

USDA Outlines Guidelines on Import of Hemp Plants, Seeds from Other Countries
by Marijuana Moment

Upcoming Events

Inaugural U.S. Hemp Building Summit Sets Foundation, Oct. 24-25, 2019
by U.S. Hemp Building Association

Hemp Industries Association Hosts 2019 HIACon Event in Charlotte, NC, Nov. 1-4, 2019
by HIA

Winter Hemp Summit, Jan. 16, 2019, Boulder, CO
by Colorado Hemp Company

Texas Hemp Convention, Presented by, Jan. 28-30, 2020
by Texas Hemp Convention

NoCo Hemp Expo Expands 2020 Show at National Western Complex in Denver, March 26-28, 2020
by NoCo Hemp ExpoWinter Hemp Summit

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An Interview with Lorena Beltran – Cannabis in MexicoJoin Morris Beegle and Rick Trojan for a brand new episode of the Let’s Talk Hemp Podcast, Featuring Lorena Beltran. In this episode, Lorena Beltran joins us to talk about everything cannabis-related happening south of the border. You’ll hear how the legalization of cannabis in the USA has changed the lives of cannabis farmers in Mexico, how the USA and Mexico differ in their approaches to hemp regulation, and why Mexico will be one of the leading producers of industrial hemp.

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