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Newsletter – December 1, 2021

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – December 1, 2021

Hemp Building Innovations Planned for 2022

By Jean Lotus

Attendees at the U.S. Hemp Building Summit in Austin, Texas, this fall got a sneak peek of some of the new products and services in the works in the hemp building and construction world for 2022.

Hemp building pioneers revealed new prototypes, plans and processes as the hemp building industry ramps up. The industrial hemp plant was legalized in the 2018 Farm Bill following 80 years of prohibition.

New hemp-based construction materials and services on the scene will include imported hemp blocks, decking, insulation products, hemp building classes and multiple new regional processing centers popping up across the country.

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Greg Wilson (R) in the new Beverly Hills BMW showroom which uses HempWood for flooring. Photo courtesy HempWood.

Greg Wilson (R) in the new Beverly Hills BMW showroom which uses HempWood for flooring. Photo courtesy HempWood.

By Morris Beegle

Welcome to my Let’s Talk Hemp weekly industry profile – Shine on You – where I get to feature folks involved in the industry and who are doing important and interesting work from various corners and crevices of the hemp space. This week I have Frederick Cawthon, President of the Hemp Alliance of Tennessee. I met Frederick at Southern Hemp Expo back in Nashville in 2018 as an up and coming leader in the TN hemp movement. He has donated his time and skills to multiple organizations in the hemp space for many years and continues to provide leadership on the local, regional and national level.

Let’s get to know Frederick a bit better and why He loves hemp!

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Hemp News Spotlight

NoCo Hemp Expo Returning to Denver in March
By Westword

Industrial Hemp Weathers Setbacks, as New Markets Emerge
By The Daily Camera

Hemp Burger Maker Hempway Foods to Host Small Business Fundraiser
By Hempway Foods

Why Hasn’t Hempcrete Taken Over Already?
By Westword

Eco-friendly Israeli Home is Built from Hemp
By i24 News, 

Noted Mycologist Paul Stamets Leads Research Team in Reporting Benefits of Microdosing Psychedelic Mushrooms
By Nature

CBD, Hemp Products Retail Kiosk Featured at Denver International Airport
By Fly Denver

10 CBD Products that Signal a New Direction in Hemp
By New Hope Network

Why Every Hemp CBD Company Should Prepare Its Own NDIN
By Hemp Industry Daily

More Senators Urge Marijuana Banking Reform To Be Enacted Through Defense Bill
By Marijuana Moment

Infusion of CBD in the Beauty Industry
By YR Media

Turning a CBD Farming Byproduct into Feed for Cows, Chickens and Sheep
By Oregon Public Broadcasting

Is Hemp About to Take Off in India?
By New Food Magazine


Cannabis & Hemp Financial Services eSchool, Presented by the Credit Union National Association, Dec. 1-10, 2021

Cannabiziac Cafe Cannabis Professionals Virtual Networking Event, Dec. 6, 2021, 9-10am EST

Hemp Open Space Interactive Virtual Event for Hemp Entrepreneurs, Dec. 8, 2021

Midwest iHemp Expo, Lansing, MI, Jan. 21-22, 2022

NoCo Hemp Expo, Mar. 23-25, 2022, Denver, CO

Southern Hemp Expo, Aug. 18-20, 2022 – Save the Date!

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Support Friends of Hemp During the Good Giving Challenge this Year
Friends of Hemp is growing the U.S. hemp economy through education and opportunity. We focus on normalizing hemp which directly benefits economic development in your communities. We are advancing the value of hemp by engaging our communities. We believe that everyone should be a friend of hemp! Donate during the GOOD GIVING CHALLENGE and have your dollars matched!

Trace Wants to Make the First Hemp and Regenerative Cotton Tampon and 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.

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.

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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!

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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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