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Newsletter – December 30, 2020

Lets Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – December 30, 2020

Shaping the Organic Hemp Landscape: Visionary Dexter Rice, CEO of Sub-Zero Extracts Shares Stories of Success

By Heather Collins 

Hemp entrepreneur and organic farmer Dexter Rice’s pioneering spirit led him from the hustle and bustle of the Front Range to the peaceful plains of Brush, Colorado, in 2014. That’s where Rice set up his 18-acre organic hemp paradise and the home office of Sub-Zero Extracts, the country’s first hemp extract product manufacturing facility. 

“We love it out here and having our manufacturing facility right next to the farm saves fuel and increases efficiency. Not to mention the solitude provides the perfect setting to grow hemp, work, and meditate,” says Rice.

read full article here
Dexter Rice

CBD: Consumers Crave Science, Information

By Steven Hoffman

Based on a comprehensive consumer survey published in 2020 of 4,000 U.S. consumers plus another 1,000 consumers in Canada, healthy lifestyles research firm Natural Marketing Institute (NMI) found that people are eager and interested in exploring the medicinal value of CBD. 

According to NMI’s 2020 North American Cannabis Market Opportunities and Challenges Report, 18% of the U.S. adult population (46 million consumers) say they have personally used CBD products in the past six months.

read full article here
consumer familiarity with cannabis chart

Hemp News Spotlight

Real Simple Magazine Says 2021 Is “Going to be the Year of Hemp”
By Real Simple Magazine

Why the Cannabis Industry is Perfect for Socially Responsible Investors
By The Fresh Toast

Hoban Law Group Featured as Presenting Sponsor of Winter Hemp Summit, Jan. 14, 2021

Virginia Governor Northam Celebrates Shenandoah Valley Hemp’s $3.3 Million Investment in Hemp Fiber and CBD Processing Facility
By The Office of Governor Ralph Northam

FDA Targets Eye Drops, Inhalers Making Claims in Latest Round of CBD Warning Letters
By Food Business News

Could Canopy Growth’s Lawsuit Against GW Pharma Affect All Companies Using CO2 Extraction?
By HempToday

Good Housekeeping Magazine Features “Everything You Need to Know about CBD Skincare”
By Good Housekeeping Magazine

Sierra Club Outlines Best Practices for Safe and Sustainable Cannabis, CBD Consumption
By Sierra Magazine

Jeffrey’s Hemp Cigarettes Enters Distribution Partnership with HempWholesaler
By Caribbean News Global

Animal Feed, Hemp Fiber Projected to Expand Hemp Market Beyond CBD
By Real Money

Dutch Manufacturer’s “Most Sustainable Chair Ever” Made with HempFlax Fiber
By SeedQuest

2020: A Year of Writing Rules for the Hemp Industry
By Lancaster Farming

Midwest Hemp Council Shares Hemp Priorities for 2021
By AgriNews

Switzerland, With a 1% THC Limit, to Allow Production and Marketing of Hemp Seeds for CBD in Agriculture
By The Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture


Cannabiziac’s 2021 New Year’s Eve Virtual Bash, Dec. 31, 2020, 11:00 pm – 3:00 am EST, Jan. 1, 2021

Winter Hemp Summit Virtual Conference & Networking Event, Powered by We Are for Better Alternatives, January 14, 2021

Midwest iHemp Expo, January 22-23, 2021, Presented by iHemp Michigan

Asian Hemp Summit, Presented by HempToday, January 29-31, 2021, Park Village Resort, Kathmandu, Nepal

Industrial Hemp Summit, Danville, VA, Feb. 22-23, 2021

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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Submit Public Comment for the Newest Draft of the U.S. Hemp Authority Standard (Version 3.0).

The deadline for submission of comments is December 31st. Go to our website and click on the banner at the top (there is a button that says review), and follow the directions on page one. There is a link to a form we are using to collect the public feedback.

Help Urge Support for H.R. 8179, The Hemp and Hemp-derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2020, U.S. Hemp Roundtable Action Alert

Hemp Supporters, there’s never been a more urgent opportunity to support CBD on Capitol Hill. If passed, H.R. 8179 would ensure that hemp-derived CBD, and other non-intoxicating hemp ingredients, could be lawfully marketed as dietary supplements.

Comment on New York State’s Draft Hemp and CBD Regulations

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is accepting public comments on draft hemp and CBD regulations covering manufacturing, licensing, labeling, testing and inspections for processing and selling hemp extracts of cannabinoids and terpenes, including CBD. The DOH will accept public comments on the new regulations from Nov. 10, 2020 to Jan. 11, 2021 – meaning they could take effect as soon as the first quarter of next year. To comment, email, call 518-473-7488 or visit here for more information.

Complete the NIHC and HIA National Hemp Checkoff Survey

Please take a look at the attached survey, providing education on programs to research hemp, educate about him and promote hemp products nationally and internationally. The potential for a “Hemp Check-off Program” relies on bringing together the industry if there’s enough interest in these programs. Please take 2 minutes and complete the following survey, letting us know if your organization is interested in exploring check-off programs to benefit the hemp economy.

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