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Newsletter – August 31, 2022

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – August 31, 2022

Canada’s Hempalta Pursues Innovation in Products Made with Hemp Hurd

By Elizabeth Lunt 

Health Canada, in charge of gathering hemp cultivation figures, reports that over 22,000 hectares of hemp were grown in 2020, the latest year for which numbers are available. Alberta leads the way with over 8,000 hectares. Most of this production has been dedicated to hemp protein and hemp hearts, but the partners at Hempalta, in southern Alberta, see a different opportunity developing products made from the hemp stock.

One reason for focusing on hemp hurd, says the company, is that it faces fewer regulatory headwinds in Canada, as hurd and fiber do not carry the onerous requirements that THC and CBD products do. As such, Hempalta is innovating a product line for the home with offerings that solve problems that hemp can address better than other materials, such as a cat litter, a soil amendment, a produce-prolonging food preservation pad, animal bedding, and an ultra-absorbent formulation to assist in the removal of spills. On the commercial side, Hempalta offers bast and hurd in bulk.

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Hemp News Spotlight

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As the Hemp Industry Matures, the Future is New Products, Less CBD
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Supermodel Kate Moss Launches Wellness Brand, Cosmoss, Which May Offer CBD Products
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BioLife Sciences Announces Launch of Hemp-based Product Line
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Hemp-derived Diesel Beverages’ Sponsorship Holdup Prompts Driver Switch at NASCAR
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Hawaii Hemp Retailer, Pinky’s Hempire, Sues State Health Department for $10 Million after Raid
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Collaboration Needed to Ensure Hemp Approved as Feed Ingredient in the U.S.
By Feed Navigator

Hemp-based Cigarette Company Hempacco to Raise $6 Million in Late August IPO
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Oregon State University Leads the Way in Researching the Benefits of Hemp
By KOIN, Portland, OR

For Fiber and Textile Producers, the Path to Growing Sustainable Cotton, Hemp and Flax is Complicated
By Smithsonian Magazine

University of Nebraska Researcher Looks to Hemp to Clean Up Contaminated Soil from Former Ethanol Plant
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Danish Architecture Design Firm Showcases BioMaterials with a Fairy-tale Inspired Timber and Hemp Pavilion
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Hong Kong’s Zero-tolerance Approach to Drugs Leaves Budding CBD Industry High and Dry
By Hong Kong Free Press

U.K.-based CBD Beverage Brand, Trip, Raises $12 Million to Expand to U.S. and Global Markets
By PR Newswire

U.K.-based Love Hemp Sales Improve in Second Half, Cuts Costs “Significantly”
By ProActive Investors

Ireland and the Seven Pillars of Hemp
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Australia-based Creso Pharma Launches in U.S. CBD Market on Completion of Sierra Sage Herbs Acquisition
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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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