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Newsletter – August 4, 2021

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – August 4, 2021

Hemp Extraction is ‘Crushing It’ With New US Facilities

By Jean Lotus

One of the pioneering CBD and extraction companies in the United States is partnering with a startup southeastern US online exchange to move the industry forward with high-level processing and support for farmers from seed to sale, founders said. 

Hilton Head Island, S.C.-based Hemp Extraction, an offshoot of usCBDPur, is one of several supply chain partners in GRENEx, an online marketplace platform offering support systems to farmers.

read full article here
Hemp Extraction
“Rexie,” the velociraptor, signifies the monster-amounts of hemp biomass that can be processed daily at Hilton Head Island-based Hemp Extraction facilities across the United States. Photo courtesy of Hemp Extraction.

Decorticating Hemp in America’s Heartland

By Heather Collins

Set amongst the golden sea of corn off Interstate 80 in Giltner, Nebraska, sits a patch of hemp that agricultural leader Andrew Bish wants to turn into fiber. 

Determined to make that dream a reality, Andrew, along with the team from his family’s third-generation farm equipment company, Bish Enterprises, is on a mission to create more efficient ways for hemp farmers and manufacturers to produce clean fiber and hurd from dried hemp stalks.

read full article here
bish brothers
Brothers and business partners Jacob and Andrew Bish, walk the fields near Giltner, Nebraska.
Photo Courtesy: Heather Collins

Health and Safety Update for Southern Hemp Expo

As an update for our constituents, the producers of Southern Hemp Expo, Sept. 2-4, 2021, in Raleigh, NC, continue to closely monitor Covid-19 developments. With the safety of everyone in mind, we are working closely with the Raleigh Convention Center regarding practicing the utmost safety protocols.

As such, we remain confident in being able to present an event with heightened safety protocols in place, one in which our industry can gather conscientiously, safely, productively…and enjoyably. While currently, facemasks are not required, they are recommended and will be available at the show, if needed.

We will communicate further updates as needed and as the situation develops. We are committed to keeping all visitors, exhibitors, delegates, suppliers and partners safe at our events. Updates will be communicated via our websites, emails and texts, in exhibitor manuals and exhibitor zones, and through event signage and announcements.

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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.
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Hemp News Spotlight

New Cannabis Industry Coalition Launches “Stop Censoring CBD” Campaign
By Forbes

Despite 2.6% Decline in CBD Sales, Sales of Supplements for Stress Reach $1.2 Billion in 2020, Driven by Mushrooms, Herbal and Ayurvedic Formulas
By Nutrition Business Journal

45% of CBD Consumers Surveyed Moved Their Purchases Online as a Result of Reduced Ability to Shop in Person Due to Covid-19
By THC Net

House Appropriations Committee Seeks Clarity on 0.3% THC Rule in Hemp
By Hemp Grower

Doug Fine Op-Ed in the LA Times: Hemp Is Legal Again. Congress Should Make It Easier to Farm
By Los Angeles Times

Study Finds Epilepsy Patients Who Use “Artisan” CBD Have Higher Quality of Life
By The Journal of Epilepsy & Behavior

Multiphase Research Project of Full Spectrum Hemp Extract Underway by Charlotte’s Web, Colorado State University
By Candid Chronicle

Former NFL Player Launches First Orange Peel-derived CBD Oil
By Forbes

British Royal, Lady Amelia Windsor, Poses in Pajamas Made from Hemp in Campaign for Sustainable Brand
By The Mirror

Hemp Homes: A New Sustainable Building Trend
By Think Realty

Dallas’ Delta Agriculture Launches Hemp Fiber Line
By D Magazine

Researchers Claim Hemp Goes “Hot” Due to Genetics, Not Environmental Stress

Drone Technology Emerging for Hemp Farmers
By Cannabis Tech

National Hemp Tour, IND Hemp Host Montana Grain and Fiber Crop Tour
By Lancaster Farming

Florida Regulators Blast Oregon Hemp Products and Encourage Consumers to Buy Local in New Alert
By Marijuana Moment

Tensions Remain High Between Encinitas, CA, Neighborhood Residents and Nearby Hemp Farm
By inewsource

Hemp Farmers in North Georgia Say They Are Being Harassed by Local Law Enforcement
By WSB-TV Atlanta

Contra Costa County, CA, Ends Hemp Farming Ban
By Mercury News

Hemp Prices Continue to Fall
By The Green Market Report

Ecofibre’s CBD Sales Are Down But It’s Hemp Black Textiles and Ananda Food Business Divisions Take Off
By Business News Australia

Ecuador’s Ornamental Flower Industry Shifts Toward Hemp as Rose Sales Wither
By Reuters

Korean Company Revives Ancient Textile Tradition of “Sambe” Weaving with Hemp T-Shirts
By HypeBeast

New Paris Sports Center the First Public Commission Building in France Built from Hempcrete
By The Construction Specifier


2021 Virtual Cannabis Research Conference, Aug. 3-5, 2021, presented by the Institute of Cannabis Research at the University of Colorado-Pueblo in partnership with Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center

Organic Trade Association Hemp Listening Session, Aug. 5, 2021, 2:00 pm EDT, Free to Members and Non-members

KYHA Annual Conference & Tradeshow, Louisville, KY, August 5, 2021

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, September 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 please 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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