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Newsletter – April 5, 2023

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – April 5, 2023

NoCo9 Speakers Urge Industry Unity Moving Forward

The 9th annual NoCo Hemp Expo, the world’s most comprehensive hemp business conference and trade show, featured speakers from all over the hemp business world, who came together to move the industry forward with examinations of policy, processing, supply chain and opportunity. Over three days of programming, speakers and workshops focused on the need for a united voice if the industry is to achieve its potential.

In his opening remarks, show producer Morris Beegle noted that industry leaders agree on 95% of what needs to be done to advance the hemp supply chain. “We need to leave the 5% behind and join hands to march with one voice to make this hemp industry what we know it can be,” he said.

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NoCo Hemp Expo - Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs

NoCo9 Speaker Spotlight Series

Paige Figi, whose advocacy on behalf of her daughter Charlotte sparked the CBD movement, spoke with Let’s Talk Hemp at NoCo9 in Colorado Springs.

How did you become interested in hemp? 

In 2010, I found myself in a tragic situation: My daughter Charlotte was in hospice with Dravet Syndrome, intractable epilepsy. She was 4 years old and for her whole life had been constantly seizing. We had tried all the meds more than once. She could not walk or talk and was unconscious on a feeding tube. 

I started researching and discovered work being done with cannabidiol (CBD) on mice; scientists had found it was an effective anticonvulsant. I hired a translator and started calling Israel, France and Brazil to ask for dosing. I calculated these numbers to one small human and began to look for somebody, anywhere, with plants that had the correct ratio of CBD to THC. I made hundreds of calls and would ask for five more names at the end of each call. I was looking for anybody who might have the flower I needed.

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Paige Figi

Colorado Department of Agriculture Spring Hemp Symposium

Online meeting via Zoom

When: April 18, 2023, 1 p.m. Mountain Time (U.S. and Canada)

Please click here to join the webinar:
Passcode: 438054
Or: One tap mobile:
U.S.: +17193594580
Webinar ID: 856 4651 1164
Passcode: 438054
International numbers available here

Facilitator: Brian Koontz – CDA Hemp Program manager

Hemp News Spotlight

NBA Is Lifting Its Ban on Marijuana in New Deal With Players Union, According to Report
Marijuana Moment

Stay on Top of Weed Regulations: Three States on Track to Legalize, Hemp Feed for Horses and Chickens

New Research Points to CBD’s Potential in Tackling Opioid Misuse
Cannabis Health News

March 2023 Hemp Spot Price Index Report
Hemp Benchmarks

Brazil Court to Rule on Cannabis Cultivation, May Open Door to Planting

Canadian Company’s Subsidiary First to Get Hemp License in Mexico
Hemp Today

Indian Bid to Turn Hemp Waste Into Textiles
EcoTextile News

Florida Is About to Kill Off Its Hemp Industry: A Legal Perspective
Cannabis Law Journal

Florida Hemp Industry Fears the Worst as Regulations Loom
Florida Phoenix

Louisiana Judge Dismisses Hemp Lawsuit, but Products Remain Protected With TRO
Lafayette Daily Advertiser

Maryland Senate Will Vote on Marijuana Sales Bill Next Week, as Lawmakers Consider Hemp Industry Input and New Studies
Marijuana Moment

Missouri’s First Pass at Delta-8 Regulation Would Remove Bulk of Hemp-Derived Products From Store Shelves
Greenway Magazine

Youngkin’s Administration Seeks Changes to Bills Setting Hemp Regulations
The Center Square

West Virginia to Tighten Laws Around Hemp and Kratom

Virginia Tech Researchers to Investigate Transcriptional Regulation of Cannabinoid Synthesis in Industrial Hemp
Virginia Tech

Here’s What You Need to Know About Hemp Protein
Men’s Health

Hemp or Marijuana? Forensic Chemist Receives Federal Funding for Rapid Test

Clinical Trial: CBD/THC Combination Controls Blood Sugar, Lowers Cholesterol in Type 2 Diabetics

Minor Cannabinoids Making Major Inroads Targeting Specific Medical Conditions
MJBiz Daily


Industria Cannabis presents Expo Industria Cannabis & Cáñamo, April 7-9, 2023, Mar del Plata, Argentina.

BuildingMan 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 

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

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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