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Newsletter – August 10, 2022

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – August 10, 2022

Hemp Foods for All: Explore the Lineup of Hemp Food Companies at Southern Hemp Expo (SHE4)

By Evan Tompros

From Italian style pasta to protein powders, and beverage infusions to delicious desserts, the many uses of consumable hemp products will be on display at this year’s Southern Hemp Expo slated for August 18-20, 2022, in Nashville, TN. Well known as an excellent source of protein and fiber, hemp creations will be present in a variety of unique ways at the event. Get ready for tasty samples and snacks from leading hemp industry food companies all weekend long.

The celebration of hemp foods will culminate with the Nashville Hemp Food & Beverage Fair & Music Festival on Saturday, August 20, featuring local music and a variety of hemp-based foods and beverages. Visit here to view the exhibitors at the upcoming Southern Hemp Expo, and read on for a preview of some of the hemp food companies that will be on display at SHE4.

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SHE4 Business & Innovation, Farm & Soil Tracks Offer Something For Everyone in Nashville

In its return to Music City, USA, SHE4, presented by First Citizens Bank, boasts tracks in Business & Innovation and Farm & Soil Science, in two full days of programming following a welcome reception on Aug. 18. An Experience Hemp exhibition hall open both days and the Nashville Hemp Food & Beverage Fair & Music Festival on Saturday, Aug. 20, featuring local music and hemp-based foods and beverages round out the generous programming.

“Four years after industrial hemp was legalized in the 2018 Farm Bill, we are seeing our industry expand from a focus on wellness and cannabinoids to the multiple industrial uses of hemp including textiles, building materials, bioplastics, paper and packaging, biofuel and superfoods,” said Morris Beegle, Southern Hemp Expo organizer and president and founder of We Are for Better Alternatives (WAFBA). All will be explored at the conference featuring a plethora of speakers, exhibitors and opportunities to meet and mingle.

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Delta 8 THC Declared Legal in the Commonwealth of Kentucky

By Kentucky Hemp Association

For over a year, the Kentucky Hemp Association has been embroiled in a legal argument with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Kentucky State Police regarding the legality of Delta 8 THC, a compound found naturally in hemp plants. After a year of deliberation —on Wednesday August 3, 2022 — Boone Circuit Judge Rick Brueggemann declared Delta 8 to be a legal derivative of hemp, and issued a permanent injunction against law enforcement which prevents them from charging retailers and producers with criminal activity for selling Delta 8. 

KYHA President Katie Moyer, in an open letter to Kentucky Hemp Association members, stated that “this is a huge win for farmers and retailers of hemp derivatives in the Commonwealth.” She adds that the Kentucky hemp industry has been a leader since 2014, and there is no reason for us to start moving backwards by banning hemp products that have already been sold in Kentucky for years.

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US and Costa Rican Groups Launch Cannabis: Science, Education, & Training Center at $52 Million State-of-Art Facility

By Green Ocean Sciences, inc.

Principals from Chem-ID (Cann-ID / Ionization Labs) and ROCO Plants / Vida Afortunada of Costa Rica, announce the opening of The Cannabis Science and Industry Center of The Americas or “CISCA” CSICA will play ongoing host to industry experts from around the globe with a focus’ on the various elements of the cannabis industry. Subjects include; research, development, testing, analytical chemistry, data-science, lighting, extraction, cultivation, soils, product processing, media, marketing, and even cooking education programs will be offered in specialized kitchens located at the center. Participating organizations and professionals will commit to the education and sharing of best practices with the local population of Costa Rica, LATAM, and Caribbean markets who wish to enter into the cannabis industry.

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Exterior Cannabis Science & Industry Center of The Americas. Photo: Green Ocean Sciences, inc.

Hemp News Spotlight

The 2023 Farm Bill — What Could Change for CBD, Hemp-derived Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC, and FDA Regulations?

How the 2023 Farm Bill May Reshape the Hemp Industry
By Forbes

U.S. Hemp Roundtable Asks Senators to Expand Legal Protections to All Hemp Cannabinoids in Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act
By Nutritional Outlook

Jerry Garcia Wellness Debuts CBD Products with Mission to Save the Planet
By Forbes

Study Finds CBD May Help Curb Symptoms of Chronic Anxiety in Young People
By Open Access Government

Market and Business Implications of Delta-8 in the Cannabis Industry
By Rolling Stone

Judge Declares Delta-8 THC to Be a Legal Derivative of Hemp in Kentucky
By Cannabis Business Times

Hemp Hearts Listed Among Emerging Plant-based Proteins to Watch
By The Food Institute

Planet Based Foods Announces First Retail Distribution of Its Hemp Burger at New Seasons Market and New Leaf Community Markets
By Planet Based Foods

Hemp Seed Vodka, Rum and Whiskey Are the Products of a Centuries-old Legacy
By Inside Hook

Global Fiber Opens New Processing Facility in Monte Vista, CO: View Aerial Video
By Facebook Post

Researcher: Hemp Can Be Used as a Pollution Remediator
By KETV Channel 7 News, Omaha, NE

After Death of Older Brother Who Founded Company, 23-year-old Arlo Estill Keeps the Hempsmith Sustainable Clothing Mission Alive
By Advertising Specialty Institute

Hemp Underwear Maker WAMA Seeking Hemp Underwear Influencers

HempBuild Spotlight: Three New Hemp Houses in the U.S.
By HempBuild Magazine

Texas Cannabis Attorney and Ag Commissioner Candidate Discusses State’s Smokable Hemp Ban
By Texas Cannabis Collective

Scientists Focus on Weed Control to Support Emerging Hemp Market
By The Weed Science Society of America

Connecticut Hemp Farmer Appealing State’s Decision to Deny Him Social Equity Status for a Cultivator License
By Hartford Business

Zimbabwe Opens Domestic Market for CBD as Traditional Herbal Medicine
By HempToday

Guyana’s National Assembly Passes Bill to Allow Cultivation of Industrial Hemp
By Stabroek News

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Southern Hemp Expo, Aug. 18-20, 2022

NIHC Business, Research and Farm Summit August 22-23, 2022

Course in Natural Hempcrete Construction, Presented by Hempcrete Mexico, Sept. 2-4, 2022, Guadalajara, Mexico

CBD360 Hemp Education Event for Healthcare Professionals, Presented by Ananda Professional, Sept. 8-10, 2022, Lexington, KY

Montana State Hemp & Cannabis Festival, September. 9-11, 2022, Lolo Hot Springs Resort, Lolo, MT

Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference, Chicago, IL, September, 13-14, 2022
Use the discount code HEMP30 for 30% off VIP and General Admission tickets.

CanEx Jamaica, Montego Bay, Jamaica, Sept. 15-17, 2022

Southern Illinois University Hemp & Cannabis Symposium, Sept. 17, 2022, Carbondale, IL

Cultiva Hanfexpo, Vienna, Austria, October 7-9, 2022

10th International Hemp Building Symposium, Oct. 11-12, 2022, Lacapelle Marival, France, produced by the International Hemp Building Association

Asia International Hemp & Cannabis Expo 2022, Nov. 30 — Dec. 3, 2022, Bangkok, Thailand

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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-sq.-ft. 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

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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