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Newsletter – August 11, 2021

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – August 11, 2021

Organic Trade Association “Strongly Supports” Senate Hemp and CBD Bill; Launches Resource Page for Organic Hemp Producers

By Steven Hoffman

“The Organic Trade Association’s simplified position? Grow organic hemp. Demand organic hemp.” – Gwendolyn Wyard, VP of Technical & Regulatory Affairs, OTA

The organic products industry’s leading trade group, the Organic Trade Association (OTA), on August 5 voiced its endorsement of S. 1698, the Hemp Access and Consumer Safety Act.

In addition, the organization announced the launch of a resource page for organic hemp producers at that includes a just released Organic Hemp Certification Fact Sheet, plus OTA’s comments on the USDA’s interim final rule on hemp production and its statement of support for S. 1698.

read full article here

Tee it Up for Hemp and the Jack Herer Foundation

By Heather Collins

If ELF Golf Co-founder Mitch Crump could get his way this Fall, he would rename Littleton, Colorado’s famed Arrowhead Golf Club, ‘Arrowhemp’ for the day in honor of the illustrious, founding father of hemp, Jack Herer. 

Crump and ELF Golf Co-founder Greg Mills, are producing this year’s Jack Herer Foundation Golf Tournament on Saturday, October 8th, at Arrowhead Golf Club, known for its picturesque red rocks located in the foothills of South Denver.

read full article here

Southern Hemp Expo Announces 2021 Events Schedule, Programming

National trade show organizers and producers We Are For Better Alternatives  (WAFBA) and Let’s Talk Hemp are pleased to announce this year’s in-person event schedule for the Southern Hemp Expo, which will take place at the Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC on Sep. 2 – 4.

Southern Hemp Expo (SHE3) will offer a robust lineup of industry experts, leaders and exhibitors in three days of live education programming and seminars.

read full article here
Early bird tickets for the 3rd Annual Southern Hemp Expo have been extended through August 20th! Exhibitor Booths and Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Stay tuned, as our speaker page is updated weekly.

Visit for more information.

Hemp News Spotlight

Senate Panel Urges Feds to Rethink Arbitrary 0.3% THC Limit in Hemp, Pushes FDA to Allow CBD Products
By Marijuana Moment

Can Hemp Protein Become a Mainstream Product?
By Hemp Benchmarks

Colorado Governor Polis Announces State’s Hemp Management Plan Wins Federal Approval
By Colorado Newsline

New Research Report States that an Average of 10.81% of U.S. Hemp Harvests Go “Hot”
By High Times

Pop Star Beyoncé Says She Is Building a Hemp and Honey Farm
By Architectural Digest

Colorado Cannabis Activist “Wayward Bill” Passes at 70
By Celeb Stoner

Deadline for Hemp/Cannabis Companies to Apply for Poseidon GreenShoots™ Pitch Virtual Investment Forum Is August 17
By Poseidon Asset Management

Why Is There a Renewed Interest in Hemp by Textile and Manufacturing Companies?
By Yahoo Finance

Internal Federal Loan Memo Cautions Banks about Working with Hemp Producers in States Without USDA-approved Plans
By Agri-Pulse

Montana Jury Verdict Reflects Industrial Hemp’s Dramatic Fall in Value
By Forbes

Victory Hemp Foods Raises $4.5 Million – What Comes Next?
By Louisville Business Journal

Houston’s Bayou City Hemp Takes Tech-focused Approach to Hemp, CBD Extraction
By HoustonInno

Chewable, Smokeless Hemp Brand Chooses Former Tobacco Executive to Accelerate Growth
By Cannadips

Denver’s Pet Releaf Hires Veterinarian as VP of Professional Sales
By Pet Releaf

Delta-8, Smokable Flower Saving Hemp Farmers
By Green Market Report

Texas Ruling Means Smokable Hemp Can Be Sold in State but Must Be Manufactured Elsewhere
By Marijuana Moment

Lancaster Farming’s National Hemp Tour Ends at the First House Built of Hempwood and Hempcrete
By WTAE, Pittsburgh, PA

Will Hemp Homes Solve the Building Materials Shortage?
By Realty Biz News

Hemp-based Fiberboard Moves Closer to Mass Market
By Hemp Build Magazine

San Diego Area Neighbors Claim They Suffered Health Affects, Nearby Hemp Farm Denies Pesticide Misuse
By Fox News 5

Former Ultimate Fighting Champ Conor McGregor Boasts that He Owns “the Best Hemp Farm in the USA”
By Sunday World

University of Illinois to Offer Course on Growing Hemp for Students and Farmers
By Cities Talk FM 929

University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s industrial Hemp Program Is in Full Swing
By Southern Maryland News

North Carolina to End State’s Hemp Pilot Program; Will Now Require Producers to Have a USDA-issued Hemp License
By Ward and Smith

Alpaca Manure Is Boulder, CO, Hemp Farm’s Fertilizer of Choice
By Westword

Tokyo-based Lifestyle Company Avex unveils 100% Hemp Fabric T-shirts
By Knitting Trade Journal

The Rise and Fall of India’s Industrial Hemp Market
By Mint Lounge


7th CBD Outlook, Aug. 13-14, Denver, CO Presented by cHemp7

All Together Now Pennsylvania Hemp Dinner, Long Pond, PA, Hosted by Pocono Organics, Aug. 14, 2021

Hempstock, Presented by Better Together CT, Aug. 14-15, 2021, North Stonington, CT

Colorado Hemp Association Membership Drive, Aug. 22, 2021, Denver, CO; Happy Hour Begins at 4:30pm; Presentations Begin at 6:00pm

Texas Hemp Row-Crop Field Day, Hosted by the Texas Hemp Growers Association, Aug. 26, 2021, Meadow, TX

Rocky Mountain Industrial Hemp Summit, August 28, 2021, Longmont, CO

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

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

Southwest Colorado Tribal Hemp Symposium, Oct. 4-5, 2021, Sky Ute Casino Resort, Ignacio, CO

The Jack Herer 2nd Annual Golf Tournament, Littleton, CO

Conversations in Cabo II for Hemp & Cannabis, Produced by Colorado Hemp Company and Powered by We Are for Better Alternatives (WFBA), Nov. 5-6, 2021, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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Support the “Regulate CBD Now” Campaign
As we enter the last two weeks of Congress in session, U.S. Hemp Roundtable is encouraging hemp industry leaders to do a social push to promote the new website and campaign. USHR is asking industry members to share the following text and link on your company Twitter and LinkedIn accounts sometime (or multiple times) starting now (7/20) through Friday, July 30:

Tell Congress to #RegulateCBDnow! Visit and use the online portal to take action today by contacting your members of Congress urging them to support critical legislation that would regulate #CBD as a dietary supplement and/or food and beverage additive! 

Also feel free to share and promote the Regulate CBD Now Press Conference held during our Summer 2021 meeting in Denver. Here is ashort clip for social media and the YouTube link.

Contact Alyssa Erickson at USHR, for more info.

Save Ti & His 329 Rights
If you or a loved one are a medical cannabis patient, this affects you. Ti is an autistic 15 year old who was abruptly removed from his mother/medical caregiver on June 3, 2021 by Child Welfare Services in Hawaii. This GoFundMe has been set up to pay for his legal fees needed to promptly dismiss the CWS case and enforce their civil and medical rights to have access to his medical professionals to participate in providing for his medical needs. Any donation no matter how big or small means we are that much closer to getting Ti back.

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.

Urge Support for AB 45 and SB 235 in California
AB 45 and SB 235 are the California state Assembly and Senate versions of a bill that would allow the distribution and sale of hemp-derived CBD as a food, beverage, and dietary supplement, and make clear that a product is not adulterated or misbranded due to the inclusion of hemp. These are high-priority bills that have been near passage in California since 2019. If signed into law, AB 45 and SB 235 will open an important retail market for CBD consumers. Take action here.

Support S. 1698, The Hemp Access and Consumer Safety Act
S. 1698, The Hemp Access and Consumer Safety Act, which would establish a legal and regulatory pathway for the sale of hemp-derived extract products such as CBD as dietary supplements and food and beverage additives., needs your support. We applaud Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) for sponsoring this bill ,which will help stabilize hemp markets, open a promising economic opportunity for U.S. farmers, and protect consumers by requiring hemp extract product manufacturers to comply with the entire existing comprehensive regulatory framework for ingestible products. Urge your Senators to support S. 1698 – visit this form letter at

We Are for Better Alternatives: Let’s Talk Hemp Cofounder Morris Beegle on Potcasters

The leading hemp expo producer is also the leading hemp podcaster. Hemp entrepreneur Morris Beegle, cofounder of NoCo Hemp Expo, Southern Hemp Expo, Silver Mountain Hemp Guitars, Tree Free Hemp Paper and We Are for Better Alternatives, is also the host of the Let’s Talk Hemp Podcast and publisher of Let’s Talk Hemp. Listen in as Potcasters host Dan Humiston interviews Morris, who explain how he is leveraging all of his business platforms to promote hemp. Morris shares stories behind some of his favorite podcast episodes, including a recent show about Delta 8 and his famous interview with Colorado Governor Polis, along with why he enjoys featuring guest hosts on his podcast, too.

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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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