Newsletter – June 9, 2021
Hemp Flags Fly Above Denver’s Capitol Building for Colorado Hemp Week
By Jean Lotus
Two handmade hemp flags sewn in Colorado flew over the state Capitol building this week for Colorado Hemp Week, June 6-12.
A U.S. flag and the Colorado flag, both hand sewn from hemp textile material, were displayed Monday at the request of Gov. Jared Polis, Colorado’s pro-hemp governor who flew a hemp flag over the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, for July 4, 2013. A hemp flag flew over the Capitol in Denver last year as well.
Project PA Hemp Home Becomes A Regional Showpiece
By Jean Lotus
A hempcrete residential remodel of a blighted balloon-frame house in New Castle, PA is providing proof-of-concept for the local farming community that there is, in fact, a realistic outlet for fiber industrial hemp in Pennsylvania.
DON Enterprise, Inc., a New Castle disability organization, fixes and flips blighted homes to sell for disabled residents.
Hemp News Spotlight
Charlotte’s Web, University of Colorado Partner on CBD and Sleep and Anxiety Studies
Kazmira Partners with ValidCare, Seeks Volunteers for Clinical CBD Study
Who Is Driving CBD Consumption? Four Groups Define Sales
By New Frontier Data
U.S. PGA Golf Champion Phil Mickelson Chews CBD Gum to “Boost Cognitive Function”
By Golf Magic
David Seber, Founder of Hemp Shield Low VOC Wood Stains, Passes Away; Listen to His 2020 Podcast with Joy Beckerman
By Hemp Barons
Hemp Inc. Agrees to Pay $10 Million to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to Settle Lawsuit
Bob Hoban: Delta-8 THC: A Tale of American Ingenuity
Hemp Wheat is the Newest Experiment in Agriculture
By KYMA News 11 TV, Yuma, AZ
Candle-lite Company Launches CBD-infused Candles in Food/Drug/Mass Market Retail
By Grocery Dive
Hemp Is the Secret Ingredient in this Vodka, Made by Houston’s First Black-owned Distillery
By Texas Highways
After Raising $4 Million, New Mexico-based CBD Maker First Crop Seeks an Additional $1 Million in Funding
Former Arcview Group CEO Kimberly Kovacs Joins Hemp Company Santa Fe Farms as Chief Strategy Officer
By Yahoo Finance
U.S. Hemp Brokerage Launches John Budd CBD Product Line
By U.S. Hemp Brokerage
First Native American-owned Hemp Company in Wisconsin Launches
Boulder City Council Corrects Code to Allow MJ Shops to Sell Hemp and CBD Products
By The Daily Camera
Short Video Highlights NoCo Hemp Expo (NoCo7), Held in Denver, March 2021
By Copelin Media
Southern Atlantic Hemp & Arts Expo Announces SAHAE AsheJam 2021 Final Lineup
By WFMZ TV 69 News
Saskatoon-based Blue Sky Hemp Ventures Receives $618,800 Federal Grant to Upgrade Hemp Oil Processing Facility
By Western Economic Diversification Canada
Alberta Company Uses Hempcrete to Build Tiny Homes
By CBC News
Australian Luxury Label Oroton Partners with Hemp Black on Hemp-based Bags, Totes
By Rag Trader
Turkey Experiments with Cannabis Crops to Boost Hemp Production
By The Guardian
Bill to Legalize Cannabis and Hemp Introduced in Argentina
By El Planteo
Czech Parliament Advances Bill that Would Set THC Limit for Hemp at 1.0%
Missed the Let’s Talk Hemp Conferences at NoCo7? Purchase the ultimate Virtual Conference Experience including the Let’s Talk Hemp Business Conference, Investor Forum and Farm Symposium and review content on demand until July 22, 2021
Hemp Happy Hour Virtual Event, Hosted by Cannabiziac, June 9, 2021,
6:00-7:00 pm ET
USA CBD Expo, Atlanta, GA, June 11-13 2021
Hawaii Medical Cannabis Day, June 14, 2021, 10am-3pm HST
Hemp Home Expo 2021, Virtual, June 19, 2021
Southern Atlantic Hemp & Arts Expo (SAHAE) and AsheJam, June 25-27, Asheville, NC, produced by Southern Atlantic Hemp Inc.
2021 Virtual Cannabis Research Conference, Aug. 3-5, 2021, presented by the Institute of Cannabis Research at the University of Colorado-Pueblo in partnership with Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center
Southern Hemp Expo, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC, Sept. 2-4, 2021
Natural Products Expo East, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 22-25, 2021
Add your event to Hemp Events, a free listing service for legitimate hemp industry events. Visit www.HempEvents.org.
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.
Sign the 1% Hemp Petition
The 2018 Farm Bill authorized hemp production but used an outdated definition of hemp that does not work for farmers or the hemp industry. The current definition limiting hemp to 0.3% THC has proven unworkable, forcing many farmers to destroy their crops. Congress must change the definition of hemp to allow up to 1% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) so that farmers can grow hemp without fearing that they will later have to destroy them. Add your name to the Vote Hemp petition urging Congress to redefine hemp as up to 1% THC.
Fix, Marry or Kill? Hemp Needs Your Help in HI, MA, MN and MO
The U.S. Hemp Roundtable has identified bills that need the hemp industry’s attention in key states including Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Missouri. Click here to learn more and take action.
Let’s Bring Industrial Hemp to Farm Aid
In 1985, Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp decided to put on a concert for America’s family farmers who were in dire need of assistance. They raised over $7 million in that first year and Farm Aid have been helping to support America’s family farmers ever since. We’re asking you to join us in asking Farm Aid to make industrial hemp a focus of this year’s event and into the future. Sign the petition here.
Urge Support for AB 45 and SB 235 in California
AB 45 and SB 235 are the California state Assembly and Senate versions of a bill that would allow the distribution and sale of hemp-derived CBD as a food, beverage, and dietary supplement, and make clear that a product is not adulterated or misbranded due to the inclusion of hemp. These are high-priority bills that have been near passage in California since 2019. If signed into law, AB 45 and SB 235 will open an important retail market for CBD consumers. Take action here.
Support S. 1698, The Hemp Access and Consumer Safety Act
S. 1698, The Hemp Access and Consumer Safety Act, which would establish a legal and regulatory pathway for the sale of hemp-derived extract products such as CBD as dietary supplements and food and beverage additives., needs your support. We applaud Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) for sponsoring this bill ,which will help stabilize hemp markets, open a promising economic opportunity for U.S. farmers, and protect consumers by requiring hemp extract product manufacturers to comply with the entire existing comprehensive regulatory framework for ingestible products. Urge your Senators to support S. 1698 – visit this form letter at hempsupporter.com.
Let’s Talk Hemp Podcast – Season 4, Episode 9
Available On June 10, 2021
As hemp continues to become more connected on the global landscape, as more countries and continents advance and mature their markets, there are relatively few individuals who have been working in the space at a high level, around the world, for more than 20 years. This week’s guest is Paul Benhaim and he is one of those individuals who has pioneered the industry since the 1990’s. From hemp foods to hemp plastics to hemp cannabinoid based wellness products, Paul has been innovating with hemp in every hemisphere on Earth. He is the founder of some of the most recognized hemp brands in the world including Hemp Foods Australia, Elixinol Global and The Hemp Plastic Company.
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