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Newsletter – August 12, 2020

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Newsletter – August 12, 2020


Time for Cannabis and Law Enforcement to Partner

By Bevan Suits, Principal, Integral Media 

In Georgia and other states, new laws have come into place that somehow seek to preserve public safety by outlawing all cannabis leaf products. It’s about smokable hemp, and since law enforcement can’t tell the difference between hemp and marijuana, no further sales will be allowed by CBD vendors who otherwise follow the state and federal laws and invest heavily to create a new cannabis economy.

Who do these laws intend to serve? Police in most states are not concerned much at all with small amounts of marijuana and will simply confiscate or flush what they find. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is more focused on narcotics gang trafficking. Tens of thousands of gang members are consolidating power, fueled by meth, cocaine and opiates and often marijuana which cuts into the legal industry. Prosecutors are not pursuing cases of simple possession, for the most part.

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Working with the hemp industry and local law enforcement, article author Bevan Suits, based in Atlanta, GA, recently launched a webinar training series called LECTra, Law Enforcement Cannabis Training. Visit


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Dual Purpose Hemp Cultivars Have Best Biofuel Potential
By University of Kentucky


Cannabis Stock Index Recovers from Pre-pandemic Levels
By The Marijuana Index

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2020 Pandemic an Extinction Event for CBD Companies?
By MJ Shareholders

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Sen. Schumer Joins Calls Asking USDA to Delay Hemp Regulations
By Senator Chuck Schumer
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New Feature Length Documentary, CBD Nation, to Stream on Amazon, Aug. 25
By Forbes

Top White House Official Criticizes House Democrats for Including Cannabis Banking Provisions in Latest Coronavirus Relief Bill
By Marijuana Moment

Texas Smokable Hemp Ban – Raw Flower Not “Marketed” for Smoking Still Permitted
By Hoban Law Group

Hemp Companies Sue Texas, Challenging Its Ban on Smokable Products
By The San Antonio Current

Arizona Police Arrest Woman for Legal Hemp, Confiscate Phone When She Tries to Record Event
By News Maven

Colorado Hemp Industry Not Spared from Contraction Pains
By The Daily Sentinel

CBD Supply Seen Shrinking as Farmers Flee Hemp
By Bloomberg News

Inside HIA’s “Cash Flow Crisis” and How Its Dissolved Chapter Program Is Responding
By Hemp Grower

Fashion House Prophetik by Jeff Garner Launches Eco-Intimates Made with Hemp
By Fashion United


The Hemp Supply Chain – Online Education Event, August 20, 2020, 6:15 – 7:30pm MDT; Registration Coming Soon

Penn State Extension Hemp Webinar Series: Planning for CBD Harvest, August 24, 2020, Noon – 1:00 pm EDT

Cannabis Science – Taking Your Career to the Next Level, Webinar Presented by Maryland University of Integrative Health, August 11, 2020, Noon – 1:00 pm EDT

WAFBA – We Are for Better Alternatives – Virtual Conference & Trade Show, Presented by NoCo Hemp Expo and Let’s Talk Hemp, Nov. 10-12, 2020; Details Coming Soon

NoCo Hemp Expo – NoCo7, March 25-27, 2021, National Western Complex, Denver, CO

Southern Hemp Expo, Aug. 20-21, 2021, Nashville, TN

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Read the Let’s Talk Hemp Summer Solstice 2020 Digital Magazine

The hemp industry proves that, even in a world beset by pandemics and racial injustice, human and planetary healing can and will triumph. Read all about it in the Let’s Talk Hemp Summer Solstice 2020 Digital Magazine, produced in conjunction with the Experience Hemp Summer Solstice Virtual Conference & Trade ShowLet’s Talk Hemp Media, and NoCo Hemp Expo, in partnership with Honeysuckle Magazine.

Featuring testimony from industry experts across diverse disciplines, Let’s Talk Hemp’s Summer Solstice edition dives into the pressing questions of the day. What is the future of hemp in a post-COVID world? What does Black representation in hemp look like, and how can we create opportunities for social equity? How can we take the next steps toward a regenerative society and integrative medicine? The answers may surprise you.

Read the Let’s Talk Hemp Summer Solstice 2020 Digital Magazine Here.

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Hemp Barons Podcast, Episode 78: Going Virtual – NoCo’s Seamless Transition to Virtual Gatherings

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When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, it instantly ended all trade shows and conferences. To protect their businesses, event producers were forced to make immediate adjustments. Join Hemp Barons Podcast host Joy Beckerman as she interviews Morris Beegle, Cofounder of We Are for Better Alternatives, parent company of NoCo Hemp Expo, Let’s Talk Hemp Media, Tree Free Hemp Paper and Silver Mountain Hemp Guitars, as they discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by switching from in-person to virtual events in the age of social distancing.  Listen Here

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.

Publisher: Morris Beegle, Elizabeth Knight
Editor: Steven Hoffman
Web Developer: Debby West
Design: Allen Haeger
Circulation: Evan Tompros
Contributor: Heather Collins
Financial Officer: Lori Buderus
Let’s Talk Hemp Podcast: Morris Beegle

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