Newsletter – December 21, 2022
TigerFiber Aims to Grab the Hemp Supply Chain by the Tail
By Elizabeth Lunt
In 2018, James Forbes, Jerred Killoren and Rich Selby were interested in a sustainable industrial and agricultural supply chain model that would take advantage of hemp’s potential to disrupt the market for concrete, lumber, paper and plastic. Ignoring the CBD craze, they focused on hemp fiber and hurd cleaning and refinement.
“Doug Fine’s book Hemp Bound radicalized my thinking,” said Forbes, who previously worked in the cannabis industry. “Hemp can be in so many products that you don’t smoke. I wanted to figure out how to make them.”
TigerFiber Hemp Company, based in St. Louis, was born.
Policy, Politics & Industrial Hemp: Q&A With Colorado Gov. Jared Polis
By Steven Hoffman
Prior to being re-elected in November 2022 to a second term as Governor of Colorado, Jared Polis began his career as an internet entrepreneur. While still in college, he co-founded American Information Systems, an internet access provider that was sold in 1998. In 1996, he co-founded one of the first Internet greeting card websites, bluemountain.com, which was sold in 1999 for $780 million in cash and stock.
As a public servant, Jared has brought a unique business perspective to his role as a policymaker. Before beginning his term in 2019 as the state’s 43rd governor, Polis launched and ran several successful companies, founded schools for at-risk students and new immigrants, and served from 2001 to 2007 on the State Board of Education. He also served five terms in the U.S. House of Representatives for Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District from 2009 to 2019. As governor, Polis’ practical leadership helped guide the state through the pandemic. He is a dedicated advocate for the state’s economy, communities and environment, and is a strong proponent of the natural products industry, the cannabis and hemp industry, and climate-resilient, regenerative agriculture.
The Let’s Talk Hemp Volume Up podcast returns with The Thai Tape series recorded in Thailand during the Asia International Hemp Expo. This segment features Anar Artur, CEO at HempMongolia LLC.
Hemp News Spotlight
SAFE Banking Left Out of Federal Spending Bill, Congressional Sources Confirm
By Marijuana Moment
New Round of FDA Warning Letters Over CBD May Signal a Shift in Government Enforcement
By National Law Review
UN Predicts Global Hemp Market Will Reach $18.6 Billion by 2027
By United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Beauty May Be Skin Deep, But CBD Skincare Market Looks to Grow 8x by 2029
By New Frontier Data
Chiropractic Economics Magazine Highlights ‘Top 5 Most Popular CBD and Hemp Articles of 2022‘
By Chiropractic Economics
Bob Marley’s Son Stephen Launches All-Natural, Plant-Based CBD Personal Care Line
By South Florida Caribbean News
High Times Announces Return of the Hemp Cup: People’s Choice Edition 2023
By High Times Magazine
Certified Group Announces Investment in Kaycha Labs Knoxville, TN Hemp and CBD Testing Laboratory
Acquisition Gives CBD Maker Prima Ownership of 250-Acre, Certified Organic Hemp Farm Prospect Farms
By PR Newswire
Charlotte’s Web Appoints Jessica Saxton as Chief Financial Officer
By Yahoo Finance
Purpose-Driven Hometown Hero CBD Announces New Donations to Support Veterans
By Yahoo Finance
Hoboken CBD Shop The Green Room Opens 10th New Jersey Location
By The Hoboken Girl
In 2022, Mushrooms Cured What Ailed Us
Consumer Reports Spot Check Calls Out 3 Brands on Potency, But Finds No Pesticides and No or Very Little THC
By Consumer Reports
California Cannabis Group Calls for Legislators to Close Loopholes around Hemp-Derived Delta-8 THC Products
Branding and Design: Inside the Vintage Designs of Bogart Hemp Cannabis Cigarettes
By Muse By Clio
Bast Fibre Tech, Suominen Corp. Partnership Advances Development of Hemp-Based, Sustainable Nonwoven, Single-Use Fiber Products
By Innovation in Textiles
Why Is Sustainable Clothing the Future of Fashion?
By Viva Glam Magazine
U.S. Dept. of Energy Supporting Hemp Building Products
By HempBuild Magazine
New York Governor Signs Bill Encouraging Businesses to Use Hemp for Construction, Packaging and Other Purposes
By Marijuana Moment
Dallas-Based Hemp Fiber Company Panda Biotech Granted Additional Extension on Economic Incentive Package
By Times Record News
Podcast: Big Year for Hempcrete
By Lancaster Farming
Hempwood Releases ‘How the Heck Do We Make Hempwood’ Video Series
National Center for Appropriate Technology’s Sustainable Agriculture Program Publishes Practical Primer for Industrial Hemp Farmers
By Morning Ag Clips
South Dakota Hemp Producers Sees Bigger Things Ahead for Crop
By Plain Talk
Texas Ban on Smokable Hemp Products Adds More Confusion to State’s Hemp Industry
By Dallas Observer
Latin American Industrial Hemp Association Opposes Seizure of Hemp Shipment from Paraguay to Costa Rica
Scotland-Based Voyager Life Buys CBD Manufacturing Facility in Poland from Goodbody Health Ltd.
By Market Screener
UK-Based Love Hemp Arranges £1.5 Million Loan with Group of Shareholders
By Proactive Investors
European Cannabis Stocks See Hundreds of Millions Wiped Off Value in 2022
By Business Cann
Alabama Cooperative Extension System Statewide Industrial Hemp Meetings Series, Jan. 11-20, 2023
5-Day Hempcrete Contractor Training Clinic with Dion Lefebvre, The Becket Mansion, Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 23-27, 2023
Cannabis Community Event and Fundraiser, Jan. 29, 2023, at Topgolf Denver, in Centennial, Colo., hosted by the Realm of Caring Foundation. All proceeds go directly to help fund programs and to continue to provide free guidance for anyone looking to use cannabis and hemp.
9th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo, March 29-31, 2023, The Broadmoor Resort, Colorado Springs, CO
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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-square-foot 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 https://www.facebook.com/hempireua/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Trace Femcare Gauges Investment Interest in Hemp and Cotton Tampon
Trace Femcare Inc. is proud to announce that it is gauging interest in its community fund-raising round on the investment platform Wefunder. Trace decided to start the campaign to accelerate the company’s growth and to share the upside of its success with family, friends and fans. Learn about Trace and the terms of the offering, and reserve a spot to be an investor here.
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