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Newsletter – April 19, 2023

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – April 19, 2023

Hemp to Make a Strong Showing at EarthX, World’s Largest Earth Day Celebration

By Elizabeth Lunt

EarthX, taking place April 19-23 in Dallas, Texas, is the world’s largest green gathering and Earth Day event. It features a Congress of Conferences that highlights a wide range of environmental and sustainability-related topics and brings together environmental organizations, businesses, academic institutions, governmental agencies, speakers and subject matter experts. The multi-day celebration also features live music, art, food and a huge exposition of green related businesses.

This year’s event will feature an EarthX Hemp General Store, powered by NoCo Hemp Expo. The store will showcase a variety of hemp products for display and sale, including T-shirts, hats, guitars, hemp-printed pocket constitutions for politicians and attendees of all political stripes, and other assorted hemp merchandise and CBD products. The purpose is to inform and educate, as well as to make hemp products available to the general public.

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WAFBA Announces a Pause for Southern Hemp Expo in Nashville

WAFBA — the umbrella organization that hosts and produces NoCo Hemp Expo, Southern Hemp Expo, Hawaii Hemp Conference, Winter Hemp Summit and other hemp-centric conferences, trade shows and events — is going to pause the 2023 Southern Hemp Expo. The Southern Hemp Expo, aka SHE, launched in 2018 in Nashville as the sister show to NoCo Hemp Expo, the most comprehensive hemp exposition and trade show on the planet.

SHE was a highly successful event in both 2018 and 2019 but was canceled in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic. SHE moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2021 and back to Nashville in 2022. Both shows struggled to regain the momentum that the hemp industry had prior to the pandemic and both shows ended up being dominated by the rise in the intoxicating hemp-derived cannabinoid category, including Delta-8, HHC and other derivatives that have come to be popular with the consumer market in areas of the United States where adult-use cannabis is not yet legal.

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Hemp News Spotlight

The Intoxicating Hemp Derivatives Marketplace: Slow Train Coming

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Top House Democrat and Republican Congressman File Bill to Prepare for Federal Marijuana Legalization
Marijuana Moment

Our Brain’s Own Cannabinoids Could Fight Addiction
Neuroscience News & Research

USDA Scientists Evaluate Potential Human Cannabinoid Exposure From Consuming Meat if Cattle Are Fed Hempseed Cake

Nutritious Hemp Waste for U.S. Cattle Feed Soon? 
Hemp Gazette

Hemp-Based Food Market Estimated at $1.48B in 2022, Forecast to Rise to $5.52B by 2028 – Valuates Reports

Interview With Geoff Whaling: NHA, Exemption & the 2023 Farm Bill
Lancaster Farming Podcast

Battle Over Delta-8 Heating Up Nationally. Here’s What to Know. 
USA Today

JOI Launches Organic Hemp Concentrate for Instant, Clean-Label Hemp Milk

More Americans Celebrating 4/20 With Hemp Products
Caribbean National Weekly

Virginia Lawmakers Approve Youngkin’s Amendments to Hemp Bills
Washington Examiner

Colorado Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Regulate Intoxicating Hemp Market

Florida Lawmakers and the Public: Controversial Hemp Bill Needs Work
Florida Phoenix

Audit: Louisiana Approved Hundreds of Illegal Hemp Products With Elevated THC
Daily Advertiser

Martello Issues First UK Hemp Carbon Credits to Trade at $40/Unit

Missouri Business Owners React to Bill to Regulate THC-Infused Hemp Products

Minnesota Hemp Farmers Partner to Focus on Health and Wellness
Echo Press

City Paper’s 420 Hemp Kit: Exclusive Look at Legal Product
Charleston City Paper

Regulatory Hurdles Stifle Colorado Hemp Production
La Junta Tribune-Democrat


Largest Green Event in the World: Earthx2023, Fair Park, Dallas, Texas. Congress of Conferences, April 19-23, 2023. EXPO, April 21-23, 2023.

Building (Wo) Man 2023, featuring hemp building workshops, April 27-30, 2023, JenKStar Ranch, Green River, UT

Growing Industrial Hemp as a Multipurpose Crop in Organic Cropping Systems, May 10, 2023, from 2-3 pm EDT. Free webinar by the Rodale Institute.

Reimagining a Regenerative World Through Cannabis & Hemp, Regennabis Live, May 11, 2023, United Nations, New York, NY 

US Hemp Building Association members-only virtual event, May 13, 2023, 11 am-4 pm (your local time). Hear from trailblazers and business owners and get the latest updates on policy and certification in U.S. building codes.

Register for the 20th EIHA Conference, June 7-9, 2023, Renaissance Hotel, Brussels.

It Takes a Village: A Hempcrete Build Experience & Healing Arts Festival, June 7-11, 2023. Presented by, Digger’s Compost Cooperative, Acton, ME

The Mushroom Summit: Cultivating the Future of Functional Mushrooms, June 19-20, 2023, Colorado Convention Center, Denver. The event is co-located with Psychedelic Science 2023.

Cannabis Research Conference, Presented by Colorado State University Pueblo, Institute of Cannabis Research, Aug. 3-5, 2023, Denver

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Help Rebuild Ukraine With Hemp
Sergiy Kovalenkov, aka Doctor Hemphouse, one of the world’s renowned specialists in building with hemp, is appealing to the hemp industry for help in rebuilding war-torn Ukraine, including building Ukraine’s biggest social housing project to date — a 10,000-square-foot residential building to house refugees and orphans who lost their parents to the war. In particular, the project is seeking builders, sponsors, automated block-making machinery and a hempcrete spraying system. Visit or contact or

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