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Newsletter – August 6, 2020

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Newsletter – August 6, 2020


My Time with Jack Herer, the “Emperor of Hemp”

By Andrew DeAngelo Industrial hemp was forgotten for decades until Jack Herer wrote his book, The Emperor Wears No Clothes, in 1985. The story of that book being researched and written could fill many volumes. I only got to be with Jack on a small part of that journey when he did volume 2, and it went something like this: I graduated college in 1989, in the Los Angeles area, and I needed some weed to sell. Or I had some weed and needed to sell it, one of those two. My older brother, Steve, was a friend of Jack’s and knew he lived nearby. He hooked me up with the “Hemperor,” so I could carry on spreading the seed that would save the planet, a popular phrase of Jack’s in the book. It was how I made a living. I remember meeting him for the first time in a parking lot in the Valley. It was a hot, smoggy day that you could cut with a knife. 

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Photo: Courtesy of Andrew DeAngeloAndrew DeAngelo, like his brother Steve, has been a longtime cannabis and hemp advocate. He is Cofounder of California’s Harborside Health Center, and also served as VP of Ecolution, a hemp clothing company. As a former college professor, he taught theater and film at Chapman University. Andrew and his brother Steve were featured on the Discovery Channel reality TV series, Weed Wars.


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Research Finds CBD Effective in Cannabis Use Disorder
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Hemp Groups Meet with White House on FDA CBD Policy
By Cannabis Wire  

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UVA Partners to Research Benefits of Cryogenic Freezing on Cannabinoids Found in Industrial HempBy GasWorld

Hemp Concrete: From Roman Bridges to a Possible Material for the FutureBy Arch Daily

Can Hemp Oil Naturally Treat Acne?By One Green Planet

Prohibition of Smokable Hemp Products Proves Harmful to Texas BusinessesBy KCBD NewsChannel 11

Kentucky’s Hemp Industry Struggles to Take OffBy Spectrum News

Amber LittleJohn, Formerly Advisor to the Minority Cannabis Business Association, Joins Board of U.S. Hemp AuthorityBy Cannabis Business Times

Belgian Hemp Construction Block Maker Raises 7 Million Euro to Boost ProductionBy HempToday

Colorado CBD Maker Inks Deal with Multi-state Golf Course Management CompanyBy Troon

Nominations Sought for Colorado Hemp Advisory CommitteeBy The Fence Post

How Federal Trademark Registration Can Be Crucial to Building National Hemp, CBD BrandsBy Hemp Grower


Penn State Extension Hemp Webinar Series: Mid-season Q&A, August 10, 2020, Noon – 1:00 pm EDT 

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 

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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#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.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

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Contributor: Heather Collins

Financial Officer: Lori Buderus

Let’s Talk Hemp Podcast: Morris Beegle

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