Newsletter – December 9, 2020
HempWood’s Global Journey to Success: From Shanghai to Kentucky
By Heather Collins
These days, in business, it takes a little bit of luck and several calculated risks to reap the rewards. That has certainly been the case for Greg Wilson, the Founder of HempWood, a wood substitute and hemp lumber manufacturer.
“When I first started HempWood, people jokingly referred to it as ‘weed wood,'” recalls Wilson. “People simply didn’t realize hemp’s potential, but once the Farm Bill passed in 2018, everyone was curious about the benefits and sustainability associated with the new crop.”
Fifteen years prior, Wilson studied abroad then lived in China and Australia, where he worked closely with bamboo and eucalyptus as an alternative to oak and pine. Wilson adds, “Back then, hemp wasn’t really on my radar. I was taking the time to learn everything about sustainable wood production. Once I discovered that hemp was similar to bamboo, it dawned on me that maybe hemp could also serve as a sustainable and viable solution.”
House’s Historic MORE Act Would Legalize Cannabis; Expunge Criminal Records
By Steven Hoffman
The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, was passed on December 4 by the U.S. House of Representatives. The historic bill to decriminalize marijuana marks the first time a full chamber of U.S. Congress has taken up the issue of federally decriminalizing cannabis. The bill received bipartisan support, and was passed by a 228-164 majority.
The MORE Act – H.R. 3884 – would remove cannabis from the list of scheduled substances under the Controlled Substances Act and eliminate criminal penalties for anyone who manufacturers, distributes or possesses marijuana, The Denver Channel reported.
We Are For Better Alternatives Kicks Off the New Year with Hemp Industry Outlook at 3rd Annual Winter Hemp Summit
Kick off the new year with the hemp industry’s most important conference, The 3rd Annual Winter Hemp Summit Virtual Conference and Networking Event, on January 14, 2021.
From the elation of 2018, when hemp was legalized across the U.S., to an uncertain market in 2020, not to mention the coronavirus pandemic, the hemp industry’s road to success over the past few years has been rocky at best, but certainly no less exciting than creating an entirely new market.
With developments in Congress, along with groundbreaking rulings in Europe and the United Nations, 2021 holds much promise for those continuing to dedicate themselves to hemp product innovation and advancing the market for this plant.
Produced by We Are For Better Alternatives (WAFBA) and powered by NoCo Hemp Expo and Let’s Talk Hemp, the virtual Winter Hemp Summit is a must-attend event for the industrial hemp community to stay informed and plan for the future.
Hemp News Spotlight
Researchers Develop Test to Determine Cannabinoid Dominance in Cannabis
By Hemp Grower
Cannabidiol Shows Promise in Fighting Cancer Tumors
The Benefits of Using Hemp in the Construction and Textile Industries
Moorpark, CA, City Council Extends Industrial Hemp Ban for Another Year
By The Ventura County Star
HempZoo Introduces Reusable Sustainable Hemp Face Masks
Black Woman-owned Hemp Farm Founder Launches CBD Business Launch Kit for Entrepreneurs
By WH Farms
Slow Brand Jeans, Made with Wild-grown Himalayan Hemp, Announces Pre-order Campaign
Let’s Talk Hemp Editor Steve Hoffman Featured as Guest on Hemp Your Health Facebook Live Show
By Hemp Your Health
Dutch Man Invents Compostable Coffin Made of Mushroom Mycelium
By Good News Network
Farmer-owned Hemp Fiber Co-op Launches in Indiana
By Midwest Hemp Council
After Hemp Hype, Fewer Growers and More Long-term Planning
By The Vermont Digger
Panda Biotech Begins Move to Wichita Falls, TX, Hemp Fiber Processing Plant
By KDFX News, Texas
Is There Such a Thing as a Hemp Car?
By Weed Maps
New Zealand Firms Team Up to Produce Wool and Hemp Fiber Blends for Clothing, Carpets, Packaging
National Hemp Growers Cooperative Conference For Growers in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, Dec. 10-11, 2020, Vicksburg, MI
Winter Emerge Virtual Conference, Dec. 15-17, 2020
Cannabiziac University Featuring Guest Mary Lynn Mathre, Dec. 16, 2020 12:00pm EST
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
Add your event to Hemp Events, a free listing service for legitimate hemp industry events. Visit www.HempEvents.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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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