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Newsletter – April 20, 2022

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – April 20, 2022

Hemp Hemp Research Dollars Flowing in 2022

By Jean Lotus

The year 2022 is shaping up to see a significant boost in research dollars for hemp in the United States, in both public and private spheres. A flurry of new research projects has been announced in the first part of 2022 with grant amounts that are in the millions versus tens of thousands of dollars.

Hemp’s potential as a new U.S. commodity crop has been spurred on by increased interest in carbon sequestration, in regenerative agriculture and by consumer demand for hemp products.

Investors, academic departments and agencies are stepping up research to help de-risk the crop in amounts that are in some cases 10X the research budgets of previous years.

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A hemp plant grown for USDA-funded seed studies at Cornell University. Photo courtesy of USDA.

Exploring Hemp with Cait Curley Educational Video Series Debuts on YouTube

By Steven Hoffman

When filmmaker Susie Cody met social media influencer and hemp advocate Cait Curley, the two New York natives knew they had to find a way to collaborate.

Sharing a passion for storytelling through film, video and social media, natural health, and hemp and cannabis, Susie and Cait have created a new video series available on YouTube with a mission to further the education and advocacy of hemp and “provide information that people from all ages and walks of life can tune into,” says Cait.

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Hemp News Spotlight

This 4/20, Ice Cream Maker Ben & Jerry’s Urges Senate to Improve Country’s Half Baked Approach to Cannabis Justice
By Stupid Dope

Latina-owned, NYC’s First CBD Store, Hemp Lab, Hosts Block Party, Other Events to Celebrate 4/20 and Earth Day
By Greenpointers

Hemp Advisory Committee Seeking Commercial Hemp Farm Member
By Colorado Department of Agriculture

Colorado Congressman Ed Perlmutter on a Mission to Get Congress to Pass SAFE Banking Act
By Colorado Public Radio

Credit Union National Association Supports Passage of SAFE Banking Act
By Financial Regulation News

National Institute of Food & Agriculture Joins Other USDA Agencies to Expand Industrial Hemp

Cannabis & Renewable Energy: Is Cannabis the Solution To The World’s Energy Crisis?
By Honeysuckle Magazine

From CPD to CBD: Burnt-out Chicago Cop Now Selling Hemp-derived CBD to Help Officers De-stress
By Chicago Sun-Times

U.S. Air Reserve Base Reminds Military Personnel of Ban on Ingesting or Applying Hemp in All Forms
By Hemp Gazette

Your Next Meat Alternative May Be Made From Leaves or Hemp
By The Beet

Evo Hemp Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Limited Edition Birthday Cake Hemp Protein Bar
By Food Engineering Magazine

A Sip of CBD: Profile of Some of Colorado’s Functional CBD Beverage Brands
By Boulder Weekly

Humboldt Introduces Premium Hemp-Infused Vodka to Toast 4/20
By Maxim

Portland, OR, Hemp Bar Wants to De-stigmatize Cannabis with Craft CBD Cocktails
By Portland Mercury

NY-based 1812 Brewing Co. to Infuse Two New Beers with Organic Hemp
By Yahoo Finance

Georgia’s First Black-owned Hemp Farm Commits to Providing Health and Wellness Products
By Saporta Report

Hemp CBD Industry Struggles into 2022
By Natural Products Insider

The CBD Food and Beverage Market and Its Future Trajectory
By New Food Magazine

Experts Discuss Intersections of CBD, Health and Food
By Colorado State University Pueblo Today

As Hemp Industry Stabilizes, Farmers Are Shifting Away from CBD Toward Grain and Fiber
By The Bend Source Weekly

Michigan Regulators, Cannabis Industry Against Proposal to Allow THC from Hemp
By High Times

North Carolina Hemp Exemption Law Set to Expire, Which Could Make CBD Products Illegal in State on July 1
By CBS 17 News, Raleigh, NC

Hemp Fiber Company to Expand Using $7 Million in New Markets Tax Credits
By St. Louis Economic Development Partnership

What to Know about Environmental, Social and Governance Principles (ESG) and Cannabis
By Mondaq

New York’s First Marijuana Growing Licenses Go to Hemp Farmers
By WCAX 3 News, South Burlington, VT

Montana’s Broadening Hemp Fiber and Grain Focus
By Cannabis Business Times

North America Leads Global Hemp Seed Market, which is Expected to Grow 8.2% by 2028
By Digital Journal

With Hemp Fiber a Key Component in Its Mattresses, 5th Generation Bedmaker Becomes the U.K.’s Largest Hemp Grower
By Furniture News

New Zealand Hemp & Cannabis Company Puro Receives US$8.75 Million Grant to Develop Commercial Industry Blueprint
By Stuff New Zealand



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

Regenerative Cannabis Live, New York City, May 5, 2022

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

First Annual India Hemp Expo 2022, May 13-14, 2022, Delhi, India

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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