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Newsletter – April 6, 2022

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – April 6, 2022

Hemp Industry Feels Impact of Ukraine War

By Jean Lotus

Ukraine’s special place in the global hemp industry has moved into the spotlight during the military invasion by the Russian Army that has caused untold death and destruction.

Ukraine’s history as an agricultural center of Europe includes historic production of hemp. About 250,000 acres of industrial hemp for fiber and seed were grown yearly between 1913-1929. Production fell, but rose again to about 10,000 acres in 2019.

War is ravaging the agricultural output of Ukraine, which is a major exporter of grain and oil seed. Experts estimate more than $6 billion of exported crop losses will result from the Russian military invasion of Ukraine.

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Hemp in the Ukraine
Ukrainian hemp builder Sergiy “Doctor Hemphouse” Kovalenkov of Hempire UA, poses with the US Hemp Building Association’s Alona Thompson (a native Ukrainian) at NoCo Hemp Expo March 25, 2022. Sergiy will return to Ukraine to join defense forces. Photo by Jean Lotus.

850 Hemp Summit Returns to Tallahassee April 26-28

By Jean Lotus

The 850 Industrial Hemp 2022 Summit returns to Tallahassee, FL, April 26-28, 2022 after two years of pandemic pause.

Named after the north Florida Panhandle region’s iconic “850” area code, the conference and trade show at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center is sponsored by the Apalachee Regional Planning Council.

“We see industrial hemp as a value-ad for our region, both for farmers, the building community and our research community,” Leon County commissioner and conference organizer Kristin Dozier told Let’s Talk Hemp. “We want to build community and support it as much as we can.”

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Hemp News Spotlight

U.S. House Of Representatives Passes Federal Cannabis Legalization Bill MORE Act
By Forbes

Airbnb Partners with Sonoma County Craft Cannabis and Hemp Farm for Exclusive Overnight Stays
By Forbes

Women of the U.S. Hemp Roundtable Making [Her]story
By U.S. Hemp Roundtable

The Winners of The Hemp Cup: People’s Choice 2022
By High Times

NC State Alternative Crops Professor David Suchoff Tapped To Lead New Hemp Research Consortium
By Crop and Soil Sciences News

Liver Health Compounds found in Hemp Seed Hulls Could Be Phytonutrient Opportunity
By Food Navigator-USA

CBD and CBN Sleep and Relaxation Products Hit the High Notes
By Beauty Packaging

Analyzing How the Booming CBD Market of 2019 Stumbled
By New Hope Network

How The CBD Industry Can Re-Think Its Pricing For Consumers
By The Fresh Toast

CV Sciences Reports 18% Revenue Drop for “Challenging” 2021
By Nutraingredients-USA

Cannabis Giant Tilray Launches Edible “Solei Bites” with 5mg of THC and 10mg of CBD for Canada Market
By Yahoo Finance

CBD of Denver to Acquire CBD eCommerce Platform with Capabilities in the U.K., EU and Asia
By Digital Journal

New Book, “H is for Hemp,” by Maren Krings, Printed on Hemp Paper
By Real Wire

IND Hemp, Hempitecture Form Supply Chain Partnership for Natural Hemp Fibers
By Nonwovens Industry News

New Jersey Deli with Inexplicable Market Cap of $100 Million Files with SEC to Merge with Hemp Plastics Company Maker
By BioFuels Digest

Hemp-based Cannabinoids for Pets: A Break Down of Brands
By Pet Age

Researchers Discover Adding Hemp into Feed Reduces Stress in Cows
By WIBW 13 News, Topeka, KS

Pennsylvania Senator Plans New Hemp Animal Feed Bill
By Feed Strategy

TN-based New Bloom Labs CEO to Testify in Special Hearing on Hemp-derived Cannabinoids
By The Chattanoogan

Indiana Drops State Bill Intended to Crack Down on Hemp-derived Delta 8 Products
By Cannabis Business Times

Tobacco-free Oklahoma Smokes, Made with Hemp flower, Offers Alternative to Traditional Cigarettes
By Spin

Iowa’s 2022 Hemp Licensing Window to Close April 15
By Iowa Dept. of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

Indian Hemp Foundation Among Seven Innovators Shaping the World of Net Zero Fashion
By Innovators Magazine

SōRSE Technology Enters Thailand’s CBD Marketplace Via Partnership With Hempagoda
By Benzinga

New Zealand Company Raises $2.15 Million to Market Hemp-based Chicken Alternative
By The Vegconomist

Entrepreneurs in Costa Rica Join Forces to Boost the Hemp Market
By The Tico Times

Colombia Refines Hemp Framework, Sets Licensing for All Cannabis Exports
By HempToday

Zimbabwe Eyes Switch to Hemp, Cannabis as Tobacco Demand Seen Waning
By Bloomberg



Hempcrete Workshop, April 6-18, 2022, Toledo, Belize, Presented by Heavenly Grown

Hempcrete Masterclass Online taught by Chris Magwood Endeavour Centre April 6-May 4

National Hemp Investor Forum, San Francisco, CA, April 14-15, 2022

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

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 & Regenerative Cotton Tampon, 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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