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Newsletter – April 28, 2021

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – April 28, 2021

A Conversation with Anavii Market’s Co-Founder Annie Rouse

By Heather Collins

Anavii Market Co-founder and hemp advocate Annie Rouse wasn’t looking to start a company after being diagnosed with Lyme Disease. Instead, she searched for answers and the best ways to alleviate symptoms related to her diagnosis through hemp-derived CBD products.

“I was trying one CBD product after the next. Some products worked while others didn’t. It was troublesome, as I wanted an efficient way to find and buy CBD and hemp products that worked. That’s when I realized there was an opportunity to create an online marketplace for customers,” said Annie Rouse.

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Hemp DIY Eco-Cabin Released by Pennsylvania Designers

By Jean Lotus

Pennsylvania-based hemp building pioneers CoExist Build have released a build-it-yourself 140 sq. foot hemp cabin that can be used as a home office.

The DIY Traveler kit is part of a movement to create “shelter with a purpose,” designers say and comes with a 12-foot sliding glass door and a second floor sleeping loft, or net, accessed by ladder.

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hemp cabin
Pennsylvania’s Coexist Build has introduced a DIY cabin constructed with hemp materials. 
Photo: Coexist Build

Hemp News Spotlight

Members of Congress Request Hemp Display in U.S. Botanic Garden
By Ganjapreneur

17,000 Pounds of Hemp Bound from California to Colorado Marks First Time Since 1937 that Hemp Will Legally Cross State Lines by Train
By The Fresno Bee

Leading Industrial Hemp Processor BastCore Raises $2.8 Million in Series A Financing
By Cision

New Research by Syracuse University Shows Pain-relieving Effects of CBD
By Syracuse University News

Hempy Mother’s Day: Hemp and CBD Gift Guide for Mom
By Forbes

Lord Jones Luxury CBD Brand Launches Television, Streaming Services Advertising Campaign
By Glossy Magazine

Peas, Beans and Hemp Seeds: 10 Foods that Will Pack Your Plant-based Diet with Protein
By The Guardian

Pandemic Surge, CBD Growth Help Boost Pet Supplement Category
By Supermarket News

Popularity of Medicinal Mushrooms Sparks Surge in Retail, Product Development
By Beauty Independent

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry Advocates for Study of Psychedelic Mushrooms for PTSD in Veterans
By The Texas Tribune

To Diversify Its Economy, Nevada Lawmakers Push for Study on Developing the State’s Hemp Industry
By The Nevada Independent

AGI Denim, Panda Biotech Enter into Global Production Deal to Scale Hemp Usage
By The Sourcing Journal

Artistic Milliners Introduces Cordura Denim with French-sourced Hemp
By Innovation in Textiles

Hemp Traders Video Blog: What is Necessary for the Hemp Fiber Industry to Take Off?
By Hemp Traders

Aptera’s 3-Wheel Electric Automobile, Made from Hemp, Reaches 10,000 Pre-orders
By Inside EVs

New Hope Editor Todd Runestad Interviews Driftless Extracts Cofounder Simon LIegel at NoCo Hemp Expo on Hemp’s Solution to Climate Change
By Natural Products Insider

In Its First Year, Florida’s Hemp Program Generated $70 Million in Economic Impact, 9,000-Plus Jobs and Over $17 Million in Tax Revenue
By WTXL News, Tallahassee, FL

Midwestern Hemp Growing Study Focuses on Cultivar Trials, Data Collection
By Farm Week Now

Tennessee Hemp Farmer Rolls 150-foot Long Joint to Celebrate 420
By WTRF News, Wheeling, WV

Two Key Changes Could Free Up CBD Production in the U.K.
By HempToday

Cleaner, Greener Cannabis is Growing in New Zealand
By Puro

CBD Popularity Grows in Hong Kong as China Considers Ban on CBD in Cosmetics
By Bloomberg News


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

NoCo Hemp Expo Virtual

Hemp & CBD in New York: A Spring Update, April 29, 4:30 – 5:30 pm EDT each day, Presented by Cornell University Cooperative Extension

EarthX e-Capital Virtual Summit, April 28-30, 2021

Let’s Talk Hemp Meetup in Texas, Saturday, May 1, 2021, 7:00-11:00pm CDT, Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill, Dallas, TX

Preparing for Cannabinoid Regulations: Fireside Chat, May 4, 2021, 11:00 MDT, Presented by Asa Waldstein & Regulatory Education Series

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

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

Southern Atlantic Hemp & Arts Expo (SAHAE) and AsheJam, June 25-27, Asheville, NC, produced by Southern Atlantic Hemp Inc.

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

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

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

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Submit Feedback on Green America’s Green Business Network’s Open Comment Period on Hemp-Derived CBD Products
Green America’s Green Business Network is launching an open comment period to collect informed feedback on a new certification standard for hemp-derived CBD products that are legally compliant. The draft standard addresses a wide range of social and environmental issues facing CBD businesses and includes two tiers of certification -– Standard and Gold. All hemp industry members are encouraged to submit comments. The survey can be found here. The comment period is open until May 1, 2021. For more information, contact:

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.

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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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