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Newsletter – August 17, 2022

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – August 17, 2022

The Many Uses of Hemp at Southern Hemp Expo (SHE4)

By Elizabeth Lunt

The explosion of interest in hemp products since the Farm Bill of 2018 has gone in many directions, including fiber, building materials and even guitars. A strong and renewable building material, hemp is moving into the spotlight in natural building arenas as it gains ground on certification efforts.

Reflecting the hemp plant’s many uses, a wide variety of hemp products will be on display at this year’s Southern Hemp Expo (SHE4) taking place on August 18-20, in Nashville, TN, presented by entrepreneurs, producers and others on the vanguard of hemp innovation. 

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The 4th Annual Southern Hemp Expo (SHE4) is Here! Music City Meeting Will Showcase Fast-Growing US Hemp Industry

In its return to Music City, USA, the 4th Annual Southern Hemp Expo, presented by First Citizens Bank, will include a number of new events: a smokable hemp flower garden with displays from an oft-overlooked segment of the industry, the Nashville Hemp Food & Beverage Fair + Music Festival featuring live music and hemp food and beverages, and an immersive and educational hemp game show called “not-so-high” hosted by Affektiv Games.

“The industry exploded after industrial hemp was legalized in 2018, and has since retracted and faced a variety of challenges, most related in some way to the FDA’s lack of regulatory action pertaining to cannabinoids” said Morris Beegle, Southern Hemp Expo organizer and president and founder of We Are for Better Alternatives (WAFBA). “We are optimistic about future growth and we will discuss in detail the opportunities coming down the pipe for the industry,” he added. Tickets for the expo are available now, featuring many speakers, exhibitors and opportunities to meet and mingle with industry professionals and experts.

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Hemp in Animal Feed Webinar Answers Questions, Exposes Hurdles

By Jean Lotus, PanXchange

Hemp ingredients in animal feed still have a long journey to regulatory approval in the United States, said regulatory officials during a “Why Isn’t Hemp in Animal Feed?” webinar August 9. But collaboration and clarity will move the industry forward, panelists said.

More than 700 viewers participated in the online event co-hosted by the National Industrial Hemp Council of America (NIHC) and the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). Moderators were Jesse Campbell and Steve Davies, reporters from Agri-Pulse.

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Panelists participate in the “Why isn’t Hemp in Animal Feed?” webinar sponsored by NIHC and AAFCO.

Hemp News Spotlight

Hemp’s Regulatory Challenges, Featuring Morris Beegle of NoCo Hemp Expo: Video Podcast
By Green Rush Live

Op-Ed: End the Uncertainty and Approve CBD as a Dietary Supplement
By The Bluntness

Canadian Health Committee Urges Government Support for CBD Research
By HempToday

Tilray CEO Irwin Simon Says U.S. Represents “$100 Billion Opportunity in Cannabis”
By Ganjapreneur

What is CBDA and How Does It Help the Human Body?

Can CBD Help with Some Complications from Diabetes?
By The List

Martha Stewart Drops Pumpkin Spice CBD Wellness Gummies as Limited Edition “Fall Favorite”
By Fox Business

NBA Legend, Hemp Investor Isiah Thomas Has Quickly Become an Entrepreneurial Legend
By The Seattle Medium

Renowned Performance Coach Kolby Tullier Named Ambassador for Canada-based Creso Pharma’s ImpActive CBD Line
By Proactive

New Orleans’ First CBD Cocktail Bar Just Opened in the French Quarter
By Eater New Orleans

CV Sciences Misses Expectations Due to Lower Sales in the Retail Channel
By Green Market Report

Minnesota’s New Hemp Edibles Law Ushers in New Rivals, Upends Marijuana Market
By MJ Biz Daily

How Kentucky Lost Its War Against Delta-8 THC
By Forbes

Colorado’s Initiative 61 to Decriminalize Certain Psychedelic Plants Fails to Gather Enough Signatures
By The Denver Channel

PlantX Opens World’s Largest Vegan Grocery in Chicago; Offers Numerous Hemp Items
By VegNews

EnviroTextiles Introduces New Colors to Hempcel® Denim Twill Fabric Line
By EnviroTextiles

Denim Leader Cone Denim Teams with Hemp Processing Innovator BastCore
By Just Style

Waterproof Explorer V2 Hemp Sneakers Latest Eco-offering from 8000Kicks
By Boing Boing

IND Hemp, University of Idaho Extension Weed Scientist’s Hemp Trial Shows Promise for Idaho Production
By East Idaho News

Canndigenous Is Wisconsin’s First Native American-led Hemp Company

Aptera’s Prototype Solar-powered EV Car, Made with Hemp Composite, Claims to Be Twice as Efficient as a Tesla
By Futurism

Companies Partner on Pilot Project to Make Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) from Hemp Biomass
By Environment & Energy Leader

Companies Invest Billions in Fully Biodegradable Plastics Made from Natural Materials
By CBS News

Hemp-clad Tiny Homes on Wheels Offer Way to “Escape the Rent Trap”
By Hype Beast

Is Hemp the Answer to Combating Climate Change? The Hemp Blockchain Thinks So.
By Utah Business

Western New York Hemp Companies Among First Licensed to Process Cannabis into Consumer Products
By Buffalo News

Our View: Hemp Production an Intriguing Option for Wisconsin — Editorial
By The Leader Telegram

Nebraska Hemp Farmers Say Outdated Regulations Leave Them Disadvantaged

Hong Kong to Crack Down on CBD Products
By Forbes

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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 & 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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