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Newsletter – January 5, 2022

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – January 5, 2022

How to Either Be Or Support A Regenerative Hemp Farmer

By Doug Fine

As millions of people worldwide welcome back cannabis/hemp to aboveground society, I’m an advocate for cultivation, enjoyment and marketing of this longest utilized of all plants regeneratively. By which I mean in a beyond-organic, native soil-building, carbon-sequestering mode, outdoors under God’s sun.

I came to this view when I had my Climate Change Pearl Harbor Moment. There’s nothing like wildfire-fleeing bears attacking your livestock before breakfast to hammer home the fact that humanity is in the bottom of the ninth inning with two outs, from an ecological perspective. You might think you’re a hemp farmer, a graphic designer or a massage therapist. Actually, we’re all soil farmers now. It was John Roulac, founder of Nutiva, who first clued me in, when I was writing my earlier book, Hemp Bound: Regenerative agriculture is the best way to sequester carbon.

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8th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo Returns to Denver March 23-25 with Top Industry Speakers

Organizers of the 8th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo in Denver, CO are pleased to announce the first lineup of speakers for the nation’s longest-running, must-attend industrial hemp conference and trade show held in Denver March 23-25, 2022.

The three-day show will feature both veteran and emerging industry leaders with expertise in hemp innovation, technology, infrastructure, investment, health, regenerative agriculture and much more.

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Shine on You: Let’s Talk Hemp Q&A Profile with Anna Chanthavongseng

By Morris Beegle

Welcome to my Let’s Talk Hemp weekly industry profile – Shine on You – where I get to feature folks involved in the industry and who are doing important and interesting work from various corners and crevices of the hemp space. This week I have Anna Chanthavongseng (Anna Cha), Assistant Executive Director of the National Hemp Association. Anna has been an important advocate in the emerging hemp industry here in the U.S. since 2013 and continues to dedicate her time, energy and passion towards the plant we all believe can play a significant role in changing the world for the better.

Let’s get to know Anna a bit better and why she loves hemp!

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Hemp News Spotlight

Why Hemp Companies May Be the Best Cannabis Sector Investments

14 Founder-friendly Investment Firms Pioneering the Cannabis Space
By Benzinga

NFL Veteran and CBD Advocate Charlie Batch Joins Capstone Holdings Investment Group
By MG Retailer

HempFusion CEO Jason Mitchell: Cannabis without THC — CEO Interview
By Seeking Alpha

MJBizCon, Hemp Industry Daily Purchased for $120 Million
By Emerald X

Dallas Oil and Gas Tycoons Start Hemp Company Amid Pandemic, Expect $100 Million in Revenue for 2022
By Dallas Morning News

Smokable Hemp Company Hempshire Group Merges with Canada-based Hoist Capital Corp.
By Globe Newswire

Hemp-based Beverages See Surge in Growth in 2021
By Hemp Grower

New York Bill Would Push Hemp-based Packaging for State’s Cannabis Products
By HempToday

Video: Ancient Hemp House and Hemp Cultivation Practices in Japan
By Leaf of Life Films

Ontario Regulator Warns Cannabis Dispensaries about Selling Unlicensed Hemp Products
By Forbes

Lamborghini Races into the Cannabis Game with CBD Infused Coffee
By Maxim

Changes in Colorado Cannabis Law: What to Expect with Four New Bills
By Mondaq

Interest in Hemp Building Materials Rising Fast
By HempToday


How to Meet U.S. Hemp Authority® Certification Requirements, Lansing, MI, Jan. 20, 2022

Midwest iHemp Expo, Lansing, MI, Jan. 21-22, 2022

Cannabis Science Conference. Feb. 2-4, 2022. Long Beach, CA

5th Annual Indigenous Hemp, March 1-2, 2022, Callaway, MN, Presented by Winona’s Hemp & Heritage Farm and the Anishinaabe Agriculture Institute

NoCo Hemp Expo, Mar. 23-25, 2022, Denver, CO

HempCrete Workshop, April 4-18, 2022, Toledo, Belize, Presented by Heavenly Grown

Southern Hemp Expo, Aug. 18-20, 2022 – Save the Date!

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Trace Wants to Make the First Hemp and Regenerative Cotton Tampon and We Need Your Help!
The world is ready for hemp fiber products, and we all know it! But the CEOs, the manufacturers, the research and development teams, and the “big dogs” at the heads of companies need to see numbers supporting this if they are going to invest in innovative hemp products. Please help the advancement of hemp fiber within the hygiene and period care industry by filling out this survey, offered by Trace Femcare, Inc., making the first hemp and regenerative Climate Beneficial (TM) cotton tampon. Your voice matters! Let’s heal the earth and our bodies! Love– the team at Trace.

Save Ti & His 329 Rights
If you or a loved one are a medical cannabis patient, this affects you. Ti is an autistic 15 year old who was abruptly removed from his mother/medical caregiver on June 3, 2021 by Child Welfare Services in Hawaii. This GoFundMe has been set up to pay for his legal fees needed to promptly dismiss the CWS case and enforce their civil and medical rights to have access to his medical professionals to participate in providing for his medical needs. Any donation no matter how big or small means we are that much closer to getting Ti back.

Support H.R. 841, The Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act
In September 2020, U.S. Reps. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Morgan Griffith (R-VA) introduced the Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act – a bill which would provide a clear legal pathway for the sale of hemp extracts like CBD, while ensuring that products must comply with the rigorous regulatory framework existing for dietary supplements. The bill garnered broad bi-partisan support. On Feb. 7, 2021, Reps. Schrader and Griffith and 17 of their colleagues reintroduced the bill as H.R. 841. Support passage of the bill here.

Urge Your Members of Congress to Support Our Troops’ Access to CBD
On July 20, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to allow service members to use products containing hemp, including CBD. Unfortunately, the amendment was not included in the Senate’s version of the NDAA, which passed on July 23, and was not included in the final bill. However, as a new Congress meets this year, they are hoping for another hearing. Learn more.

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Let’s Talk Hemp is a publication of Colorado Hemp Company (a division of We Are For Better Alternatives) focused specifically on the subject of industrial hemp and cannabis. We present features and curate news from across the globe to share the benefits of cannabis on health, energy, manufacturing and planet (H.E.M.P.). Colorado Hemp Company also is the Producer of NoCo Hemp Expo and Southern Hemp Expo, the nation’s leading hemp conferences and expositions.

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