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Newsletter – December 15, 2021

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – December 15, 2021

Texas Hempcrete Cannabis Juice Bar to Open

By Jean Lotus

A San Antonio, TX, fresh juice company will take a new direction this spring by offering fresh squeezed baby hemp cannabis greens sold from a walk-up hempcrete juice bar. 

Famous Juice Co., founded in 2014 by 29-year-old Amos Lozano, is building the company’s first hempcrete juicery on the campus of San-A-Canna, a vertically integrated hemp farm, extraction facility and CBD wholesaler.

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A fresh-squeezed juice bar featuring baby hemp greens is being built with hempcrete in San Antonio, Texas. Photo Courtesy of Famous Juice Company

Shine on You: Let’s Talk Hemp Q&A Profile with Mandi Kerr

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 Mandi Kerr, Founder and CEO of the Global Hemp Association. Mandi is a relative newcomer to the hemp space, but someone that has brought fresh perspective and energy that is much needed. She has created an organization that connects long time hemp leadership with new members coming in from verticals the hemp industry needs to focus on servicing. She has done an excellent job at bridging the gap and connecting people who all play a role in moving the hemp industry forward.

Let’s get to know Mandi a bit better and why she loves hemp!

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Hemp Industry Certifications – Whom Can You Trust?

By Marielle Weintraub, Ph.D.

As hemp emerges from prohibition to a thriving industry, certification programs have been cropping up like weeds. These fill a needed vacuum: With FDA still refusing to regulate popular hemp products like CBD, retailers and consumers are left confused and concerned about what’s actually in the items they sell and purchase.

But hemp and CBD buyers and sellers should also beware of what’s actually in the certification programs themselves. Indeed, some threaten the integrity of the hemp industry and undermine consumer confidence in hemp products.

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Hemp News Spotlight

New Demand Drivers Build Up U.S. Hemp Markets
By Seed World

Mexico Senate on Track to Endorse Recreational Cannabis by December
By High Times Magazine

Smokable Hemp Ban in Texas Is back in Effect
By The Dallas Observer

Beak & Skiff Launches CBD Sparkling Water Line with Wegmans Supermarkets
By NorthCentralPA Media

Keeping Cool with Menopause: Arizona Entrepreneurs Launch Woman-focused Cannabis, CBD Brand
By Benzinga

USDA Approves Virginia’s Plan for Hemp Production
By NBC News

Majority of Today’s Consumers Are Very Concerned with Amount of Single-Use Plastic
By Hartman Group

Hemp Ice Cream Garners Top Reviews at Plant-based World Expo
By Kitchn

European Union Increases THC Level For Industrial Hemp. Why Does It Matter?
By Forbes

Hemp Could Be the Answer to Our Fast Fashion Addiction
By Leafie

The Next Generation of Biotech Fabrics Sending Fashion Sustainable
By Dazed

Geneticists Reveal the Evolutionary Origins of Cannabis Sativa
By Inverse

San Diego County Says Encinitas Hemp Farm Did Not Impact Residents’ Health
By inewsource

European Fiber, Seed Show Promise; Key Derivatives Seen Bottoming Out
By Hemp Today

London-based Love Hemp, Backed by Two-Time World Champion Anthony Joshua, Prepares for Move to London Stock Exchange
By The Evening Standard

Deadly Tornadoes Destroy University of Kentucky Research Farm
By Hemp Grower


How to Meet U.S. Hemp Authority® Certification Requirements, Lansing, MI, Jan. 20, 2022

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

5th Annual Indigenous Hemp, March 1-2, 2022, Callaway, MN, Presented by Winona’s Hemp & Heritage Farm and the Anishinaabe Agriculture Institute

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

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

Add your event to Hemp Events, a free listing service for legitimate hemp industry events. Visit

Hold The Date for August 18-20, 2022. SHE returns to Nashville!

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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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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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