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Newsletter – August 26, 2020

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Newsletter – August 26, 2020

New DEA Interim Final Rules a Trojan Horse to Disrupt the Hemp Industry?

By Steven Hoffman

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published on August 21 interim final rules (IFR) on hemp that it says puts the agency in compliance with the 2018 Farm Bill’s legalization of industrial hemp. The new rules seem friendly enough, but hemp and CBD industry watchdogs point to a potential trojan horse that could present a significant threat to the hemp industry.

Introducing the rules, DEA’s language seems benign enough, stating, “The interim final rule merely confirms DEA’s regulations to the statutory amendments to the CSA (Controlled Substances Act) that have already taken effect, and it does not add additional requirements to the regulations.”

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Hemp industry experts warn DEA’s interim final rule “could potentially be a fatal blow to the entire hemp/CBD industry, namely, the IFR’s criminalization of ‘work in progress’ hemp extract, a fundamental component of any consumer hemp/CBD product,” said attorney Rob Kight in a recent report.

Could California Pass the Most Regressive CBD Regulations in the Country?

The CBD/hemp industry learned only this past week of a piece of legislation drafted for stakeholder review by the California state administration that would prohibit interstate commerce of hemp extract and ban the sale of hemp products to individuals under 21 years of age in the Golden State. Hemp industry leaders are calling the draft language “draconian” and fear it could hamper the work that Assembly Members Cecilia Aguiar-Curry and Buffy Wicks have done to advance good legislation for hemp.

Editor’s Note: This article was revised, based on subsequent input from a source for the story.

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California CBD

Expanded, Redesigned Let’s Talk Hemp Website Delivers Top Industry News, Keeps Industry Connected

The Colorado Hemp Company, a division of We Are For Better Alternatives (WAFBA), is pleased to unveil the expansion of its digital media properties, showcasing a new and improved website for Let’s Talk Hemp ( Let’s Talk Hemp is amplifying its digital platform to further educate and unite the industrial hemp community during COVID-19 with unique and curated content, including a focus on news and thought leading articles, a weekly newsletter, and continuing its popular industry podcast.

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Sen. Mitch McConnell Visits Eco-Fibre’s Kentucky Plant; Recommends Hemp Face Masks
By WKYT, Lexington, KY

Biden/Harris Administration Says It Will Pursue Marijuana Decriminalization
By Marijuana Moment

Latest States and Territories with USDA-approved Hemp Programs Include Maryland, Minnesota, Puerto Rico and Tennessee
By Cannabis Tech

Hemp Benchmarks: Hemp Prices Begin to Stabilize
By Green Market Report

Hemp Feed Coalition Making Inroads on Including Hempseed in Chicken Feed
By Hemp Grower

Warsaw Zoo Tests CBD Oil on Grieving Elephant
By BBC News

Proposed Law Could Open Up Massive Brazilian Market for Hemp, Cannabis
By Cannabis Law Report

New Zealand Firm Eyes 2020 Launch of Hemp-based Meat Alternative Product
By Food Navigator-Asia

French Hemp Industry Groups Warn of Dire Repercussions for Hemp if EU Declares CBD a Narcotic
By HempToday


Emerge Virtual Cannabis Conference and Expo, Sept 8-10, 2020, Plus 90-day Expo

The Bloom of Hemp: Emerging Opportunities in Food, Wellness and Personal Care, Webinar Presented by EcoFibre, Oct. 1, 2020, 11:00 am – Noon EDT

Advancing Industrial Hemp 2020 Virtual Event, Presented by Acres, USA, Oct. 5, 2020

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

Hemp Opportunity Report
NoCo Hemp Expo - Denver, Colorado
Silver Mountain Hemp Guitars

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.

Subscribe to the Let’s Talk Hemp YouTube Channel

#LetsTalkHemp is the ultimate platform that focuses on “Changing the Cannabis Conversation”. We provide news, education, and information about Hemp and Cannabis to our viewers so that they can learn more about the industry and get tips and tricks on the latest technologies. Subscribe to our channel and learn about everything from legal updates, farming, production, and new products entering the Hemp & Cannabis space.

Cannabinoid Connect Podcast
Episode 30 with Morris Beegle

Morris Beegle is a hemp entrepreneur, advocate, educator, and is the President of We Are for Better Alternatives, which is the parent company of NoCo Hemp Expo, Southern Hemp Expo, Silver Mountain Hemp Guitars, and Let’s Talk Hemp media platforms. Check out his latest podcast appearance on Cannabinoid Connect!

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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