Newsletter – February 10, 2021
Supplying the World with Hemp, One Seed at a Time
By Heather Collins
Montana-based IND HEMP, a leading supply chain operator and production processor of hemp food ingredients, grain, and fiber, wants to feed the world with hemp.
IND HEMP is a family run company created by Ken Elliott and his wife Julie along with his daughter Morgan. It is a mission-based organization created to provide opportunities for local farmers interested in growing hemp. The Elliott family believes in serving the farming industry and providing access to hemp materials worldwide.
Colorado Hemp Company Announces 2021 Events Schedule
By Heather Collins
Hemp trade show organizers and producers We Are For Better Alternatives (WAFBA) and Colorado Hemp Company are pleased to announce this year’s in-person event schedule for its two main events – the Denver-based NoCo Hemp Expo and the Southern Hemp Expo, which will take place in Raleigh, NC, this fall.
The industrial hemp community will experience live educational programming and seminars to further advance hemp with socially distanced protocols at both events. Together, NoCo7 and the Southern Hemp Expo will offer a robust lineup of industry experts and leaders and exhibits who will provide insight into hemp’s growth in the past year, new trends, and solutions in the marketplace.
Hemp News Spotlight
Congress Re-introduces Bill to Make Cannabidiol Lawful for Use in Supplements, Personal Care
Cannabis Industry May Finally Move Past Cash as Democrats Look to Loosen Banking Restrictions
By The Cannabist
Hemp Clothing Market Projected to Grow 49.9% from 2021 to 2028
By The Sentinel Newspaper
Hemp Bioplastic: Nature’s Gift to End Plastic Pollution?
By The Hemp Foundation
13 Best Hemp Stocks to Buy Now
By Yahoo Finance
Hemp Cultivation Adds New Leaf to Sustainable Business Practices
By Entrepreneur Magazine
Molson Coors Launches CBD Sparkling Water Exclusively in Colorado
By The Cannabist
Pittsburgh’s 5 Generation Bakers Launches CBD Baked Treats
By The Pittsburgh Gazette
Nicotine-free Hemp Cigarettes Touted for Tasting Like Tobacco
High Grade Hemp Seed Announces Partnership with SXSW Online 2021
By High Grade Hemp Seed
Canadian Rockies Hemp Corp. Closes Financing Round to Build North America’s Largest Hemp Processing Facility
By Canadian Rockies Hemp Corp.
Global Hemp Group Inc. Acquires Water Rights with Plan for Hemp Building Materials
By Green Market Report
Rodale Institute Research: Topping Hemp Plants Promotes Lateral Growth
By Rodale Institute
Criminal Case Against Minnesota Hemp Farmer is Dismissed
By The Duluth News Tribune
Eldorado County, California, Extends Hemp Moratorium Another 10-plus Months
By The Georgetown Gazette
Half Moon Bay Hemp Company Under Investigation for Allegedly Not Paying Farmworkers in Seven Weeks
By NBC Bay Area
New Book by Barb Webb Explores CBD and Medicinal Gardens for Consumers
By Rural Mom
In Japan, Hemp Advocates Are Concerned New Cannabis Panel Will Continue to Conflate Hemp with Marijuana
Thailand’s FDA Outlines Requirements to Grow Hemp
By The Nation Thailand
2021 World Ag Expo Online, Presented by the International Agri-Center, Feb. 9-11, 2021
Minnesota Department of Agriculture 2021 Industrial Hemp Forum, Virtual, Feb. 10-11, 2021
The Jacobsen Hemp Conference, Virtual, Feb. 11, 2021, produced by Jacobsen Market Research
Preparing for FDA Inspections: Fireside Chat, February 12, 2021
Cannabiziac University: Every Day Advocacy for Cannabis/Criminal Justice Reform, February 17, 2021, Noon – 1:00pm EST
Industrial Hemp Summit, Danville, VA, Feb. 22-23, 2021
4th Annual Indigenous Hemp Conference, Presented by Winona’s Hemp and Heritage Farm, Anishinaabe Agriculture Institute, and the White Earth Land Recovery Project, Virtual Event, March 5-7, 2021
NoCo Hemp Expo – NoCo7, March 25-27, 2021, National Western Complex, Denver, CO
Southern Atlantic Hemp & Arts Expo (SAHAE) and AsheJam, June 25-27, Asheville, NC, produced by Southern Atlantic Hemp Inc.
Southern Hemp Expo, September 2-4, 2021, Raleigh, NC
Add your event to Hemp Events, a free listing service for legitimate hemp industry events. Visit www.HempEvents.org.
Support H.R. 841, The Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act
In September of 2020, U.S. Reps. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Morgan Griffith (R-VA) introduced a legislative solution – 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. In a few short months, the bill garnered 30 co-sponsors, 18 Democrats and 12 Republicans, demonstrating deep and broad bi-partisan support for hemp farmers and businesses. On Feb. 7, 2021, Reps. Schrader and Griffith and 17 of their colleagues reintroduced the bill as H.R. 841. Support the passage of this bill by lending your voice 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. Please share this U.S. Hemp Roundtable page with your friends, colleagues, customers, and social media contacts throughout the country.
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 because they were slightly over the limit. We need Congress to change the definition of hemp to allow up to 1% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) so that farmers can grow hemp crops without fearing that they will later have to destroy them. Please add your name to the Vote Hemp petition urging Congress to redefine hemp as up to 1% THC and share this with your friends.
Subscribe to the Let’s Talk Hemp YouTube Channel
#LetsTalkHemp is the ultimate platform that focuses on “Changing the Cannabis Conversation”. We provide news, education, and information about Hemp and Cannabis to our viewers so that they can learn more about the industry and get tips and tricks on the latest technologies. Subscribe to our channel and learn about everything from legal updates, farming, production, and new products entering the Hemp & Cannabis space.
Let’s Talk Hemp Podcast – Season 4, Episode 2
Available on February 4, 2021
From the elation of 2018, when hemp was first legalized in the U.S. after 80 years of prohibition, to an uncertain market in 2020, compounded by the coronavirus pandemic, the hemp industry’s road to success has been rocky. However, with recent legislative and regulatory developments in Congress, USDA and FDA, along with groundbreaking rulings in the EU and the United Nations, 2021 holds promise for those who continue to dedicate themselves to all things hemp. In this episode of Volume Up, host Morris Beegle and co-host Josh Hendrix of Driftless Extracts interview Patrick Atagi of the National Industrial Hemp Council and Jonathan Miller of the U.S. Hemp Roundtable for a 2021 Hemp Regulation and Legislative Forecast to help you chart a course for the road ahead.
Available on February 4, 2021, on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartMedia and LetsTalkHemp.com.
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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