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Newsletter – May 5, 2021

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Newsletter – May 5, 2021

Future of Delta-8 Uncertain in U.S. CBD Industry

By Jean Lotus

More states are cracking down on quasi-legal delta-8 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), leaving the CBD industry in uncertainty about the future of hemp-derived THC analogs. 

In the past year, CBD sellers have made a cottage industry adding delta-8 to everything from gummies to chocolate to tinctures and spraying the compound on smokable hemp flower.

read full article here
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Companies may have to change their approach to delta-8 THC as more states and the DEA crack down on the cannabis compound. Photo: Jean Lotus

Canadian Company Plans ‘Showcase’ Hemp Homes Community in Northwestern Colorado

By Jean Lotus

A publicly traded Canadian hemp company plans to build communities of 50 -100 modestly priced hemp homes in northwestern Colorado per year, with two demonstration homes being built this year, the company spokesman said.

Vancouver-based Global Hemp Group CSE: (GHG / OTC: GBHPF / FRANKFURT: GHG) announced Monday that they had acquired Steamboat Springs, CO-based Western Sierra Resource Group as part of a debt facility partnership which will take advantage of more than $40 million in water resource rights in the high mountains.

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Global Hemp Group announced plans to move forward with a ‘Colorado Hemp Agro-Industrial Zone’ which will include building 50-100 hemp homes per year in northwestern Colorado. Photo: Global Hemp Group

Hemp News Spotlight

Sen. Rand Paul: The Fight for the HEMP Act to Raise THC limit in Hemp to 1% Continues
By The Ledger Independent

USDA Teams Up with Illinois Company to Research Hemp in Personal Care Products with the Goal of Expanding Markets for Hemp Seed Oil
By USDA Agricultural Research Service

2021 Phytocannabinoids Market Update: Troubleshooting & Trendspotting
By Whole Foods Magazine

Candy Giant Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co, Maker of Skittles, Files Lawsuit Against California Hemp, MJ Company Over “Zkittlez” Brand Name
By Law360

Hoban Law Group: Cannabinoids 101
By The Hoban Law Group

Banking on Hemp: Financial Services for a Growing Industry
By Mondaq

A Viral TikTok CBD Lounge for Gen Z Is Opening in New York City
By TimeOut

Madewell Launches Lightweight, Hemp Denim Fashion Line for Summer
By Fast Company

The North Carolina Hippie in High Heels: Franny Tacy’s Journey from Big Pharma to Hemp Farm
By Accesswire

For Alabama’s BastCore, Hemp Innovation Can Help Manufacturing Supply Chain Challenges
By Hypepotamus

Why the Hemp Partnership Between Major Ornamental Flower Companies Dümen Orange and Dutch Heritage Gardens Could Be a Game Changer
By Greenhouse Grower

Smokable Hemp Is Still Legal in Texas — For Now
By The Dallas Observer

U.S. Southwest Farmers Gather to Build Hemp-based Emergency Sleeper Cabins
By Jean Lotus, Let’s Talk Hemp

Black Farmers Denied Loans Teach Each Other How to Make Money Growing Hemp
By Mashable

State of Massachusetts Opens Up More than 70,000 Acres of Protected Farmland for Cannabis, Hemp Production
By The Worcester Business Journal

Texas A&M University Debuts “First Tuesday” Hemp Zoom Updates
By AgriLife Today

KY Department of Agriculture Grants Licenses to 445 Hemp Growers and 140 Hemp Processors and Handlers for 2021
By The Murray Ledger Times

Canada’s Hemp Acreage Projected to Grow 15-20% to More than 100,000 Acres in 2021
By GraiNews

Europe’s Largest Hemp Producer, HempFlax, Sees Revenue Up 43% as Demand Grows for Construction Materials and CBD
By City A.M.

German Government Now Funding Research into CBD Extracts
By High Times

CBG Gets Safety Approval for Inclusion in EU Cosmetics Database
By HempToday

Armenia Approves Hemp Production, Sale Export


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CBD Expo MOUNTAIN, May 7-8, 2021, Denver, CO

Hemp Products & Animal Health Virtual Conference, produced by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, May 18-19, 2021

Advancing Hemp: Gary Reding Teaches Hemp Farming Systems, May 20, 2021, Presented by Acres USA

TX Cannabis Collective Initial Meeting, June 3, 2021, Dallas, TX

USA CBD Expo, Atlanta, GA, June 11-13 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

Latin Hemp CBD Cannabis Conference, Aug 4-6, 2021, San Jose, Costa Rica

Southern Hemp Expo, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC, September 2-4, 2021

Natural Products Expo East, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 22-25, 2021

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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.

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Let’s Talk Hemp Podcast – Season 4, Episode 7
Available on April 29, 2021

Hemp Podcast hemp in Hawaii

Hawaii has been known for popular cannabis strains including Maui Waui and Kaua’i Electric for decades, but what about hemp on the islands today? It’s complicated to say the least, and the regulatory structure has left Hawaii farmers struggling to compete with farmers on the mainland. In this episode I sat down with Ray Maki, owner of Hawaii Nexus Hemp Farms, and his associate Jason Fried, to discuss the current landscape of hemp in Hawaii.

Have You Joined Leafwire Yet?

If you’re not a member of Leafwire yet, you should definitely check out the largest business network in the cannabis industry, with more than 40,000 members. Members include growers, budtenders, accountants, lawyers, CBD companies, equipment manufacturers, investors and more. Leafwire is for anyone who works in the cannabis industry, and also features a job board with 1,100 open cannabis and hemp jobs. Leafwire is designed to be a LinkedIn-style business network where the cannabis Industry can share news, promote events, find new jobs, find investors and simply network with their peers. Leafwire is 100% dedicated to the Cannabis and Hemp industries and the perfect place to post and share information about your company, new product launches or other related news. We’ll see you on Leafwire!

About Let’s Talk Hemp

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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