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Newsletter – April 13, 2022

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – April 13, 2022

Hempcrete Construction Clears Hurdle in US Building Codes

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By Jean Lotus

Hemp building materials moved one step closer on the path toward certification in US building codes at a Rochester, NY hearing of the International Code Council.

The ICC on April 2 approved hemp+lime (hempcrete) construction for inclusion into the appendix of the International Residential Code at a Committee Action Hearing in a quick meeting attended by members of the US Hemp Building Foundation and expert hemp builders, architects & engineers.

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The Howland Hempcrete House in Goshen, MA. Photo Courtesy of Lillian Clarke.

Southern Hemp Expo Returns to Revamped Nashville Fairgrounds August 18-20, 2022

The fourth annual Southern Hemp Expo (SHE4), the leading hemp industry supply-chain trade show and conference in the southeast, returns to Nashville August 18-20, 2022, to bring together hemp leaders in business, innovation, soil and agriculture.

“This year, as we move into a post-pandemic world and the hemp industry evolves from a cannabinoid-driven industry to a fiber, grain and cannabinoid industry, we are excited to move the event back to the newly constructed facilities at The Fairgrounds Nashville,” said Morris Beegle, trade show organizer and president of We Are For Better Alternatives (WAFBA). Southern Hemp Expo 3 was held in August 2021, in Raleigh, NC.

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Hemp News Spotlight

“All Things Must Grass” — Former Beatle George Harrison’s Estate Partners with Dad Grass on Smokable Hemp Brand
By Ad Week

U.S. Hemp Roundtable Meets with U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Others to Advocate for FDA Regulation of CBD, SAFE Banking Act and the Hemp Advancement Act
By U.S. Hemp Roundtable

Hemp, Cannabis Advocates Push Back Against Virginia Gov. Youngkin’s Crackdown on Delta 8 Products
By The Richmond Times-Dispatch

FDA and FTC Issue Warning Letters to CBD Companies Over COVID-19 Claims
By The National Law Review

Rodale Institute Launches Regional Resource Center with Leading Regenerative Hemp Grower Pocono Organics
By Rodale Institute

Hella Black Hella Loud Hemp Company Founder Outlines Vision for Black Entrepreneurship in Cannabis
By Grit Daily

Manitoba Harvest Launches Exclusive Hemp+Matcha Supergreens Powders at 300+ Whole Foods Markets
By Manitoba Harvest

Dr. Bronner’s Special Edition Soap to Honor Sun+Earth Program and Outdoor-grown Regenerative Hemp & Cannabis
By San Diego Magazine

Pepsi’s Hemp-Infused Energy Drink Will Cause Sailors And Marines To Test Positive For Drugs, Navy College Claims
By Marijuana Moment

Cone Denim First To Launch U.S. Grown Hemp With BastCore
By Textile World

Exploring Hemp with Cait Curley Educational Video Series Features New Episode, Building with Hemp
By Cait Curley

Hybrid Tree-free Hemp Paper Suitable for Book Publishing to Premier at London Book Fair
By High Times

Florida Hemp and Cannabis Testing Lab Expanding Near Tampa
By 83 Degrees Media

Michigan-based Heartland Corporate Holdings Cancels Plans to Grow 5,500 Acres of Hemp for Fiber after Investors Back Out
By HempToday

Minnesota’s Red Lake Nation Reports Update Tribe’s 140-Acre Hemp Farm
By Red Lake Nation News

Indiana Court Reviews Job Termination Over CBD, Hemp Use
By The National Law Review

Why the Hype about Hemp hasn’t Translated into Profits for Texas Growers
By The Texas Standard

Struggling Hemp Farmers Want Inclusion in Connecticut’s Recreational Cannabis Market
By Hartford Business

Curaleaf Announces Distribution Agreement to Open Up Caribbean Market for CBD Products
By Stupid Dope

French Castle to Host, Art, Culture and Hemp Cultivation, Manufacturing & Innovation
By Cannabis Tech

Swiss Hemp & Sustainable Fiber Company BComp Raises $35 Million from Investors Including BMW i Ventures for Automotive and Aerospace Industry Expansion
By BComp

Spanish Police Destroy 415,000 Hemp Plants Valued at 100 Million Euros, Claiming to Dismantle EU’s Biggest Cannabis Farm
By Reuters

Polish Court Rules Against Health Officials, Clearing Hemp Flowers as Food
By HempToday

U.K. Becomes First Country to Regulate CBD Products as Food, “De-risks Category for Investors”
By Ag Funder News



Hempcrete Workshop, April 13-18, 2022, Toledo, Belize, Presented by Heavenly Grown

Hempcrete Masterclass Online by Chris Magwood Endeavour Centre April 13-May 4

UNC Innovation Talks: Harnessing the Power of Collaboration for Hemp Startups, Greeley, CO, April 20, 2022

HempStone Presents: Hempcrete Basics @ Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Waitsfield, VT April 23-24, 2022

850 Hemp Summit, Tallahassee, FL, April 26-28, 2022

BuildingMan World Hemp Alliance Hempcrete Workshop, May 5-8, Jenkstar Ranch, Green River, UT

Southeastern Hemp & Medical Cannabis Convention, Atlanta, GA, May 12-14, 2022

Midwest iHemp Expo, Lansing, MI, May 20-21, 2022

Athletes 4 Care Golf Tournament, Arrowhead Golf Club, Littleton CO, May 26

Pennsylvania Hemp Festival, Kersey, PA, July 30, 2022

Southern Hemp Expo, Aug. 18-20, 2022

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Join the WAFBA Team – Sales and Marketing Specialist
WAFBA is looking for a sales and marketing person to assist with our events and media division. Responsibilities would include prospecting and sales of exhibition booths, sponsorship and advertising. Experience preferred in the hemp, CBD and cannabis industries with a knowledge of companies working throughout the supply chain. Apply here.

Tennessee: Please Support HB 0715 & SB 0694
HB 0715 and SB 0694 are companion bills that allow the transportation of hemp concentrate up to 0.5% THC for the purpose of reconstitution into hemp products with a legal amount of THC. Even if you do not hail from Tennessee, please share this page with your friends, colleagues, customers, and social media contacts in the Volunteer State. Help us build our Hemp Supporter armies to assist us in these battles, which have a national impact.

Help the Publisher of Poland’s Hemp Today House Ukrainian Refugees in Naklo Poland, 150 Miles from Ukraine Border
Nakło Foundation is serving as a safe haven for families forced out of their home country due to the war in Ukraine. Your donation goes to help cover the costs associated with our hosting of mothers and children, as men between the ages of 18-60 must stay in the country to support the war effort.

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.

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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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