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Newsletter – February 14, 2024

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – February 14, 2024

Hope for Hemp Springs Eternal

By Beau Whitney, Whitney Economics 

At this point, the U.S. is capitulating its leadership role in the global hemp market to the rest of the world.

  • A lack of federal clarity on hemp policy has led to confusion in the market
  • Uncertainties have been amplified by state legislatures, whose lack of precision is creating unintended negative consequences for hemp markets. 
  • A general lack of good agricultural practices and business planning acumen has led to costly errors and oversupply among hemp cultivation businesses.
  • These contributing factors have led to a lack of incentive to participate in the hemp industry.

Despite all the uncertainty, opportunities for hemp still exist.

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Online Scammers, Fake Attendee Lists & Hotel Poachers Slithering Throughout the Event Space

By Let’s Talk Hemp 

This is our annual reminder as we enter into the 10th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo, to be held in Estes Park, Colorado, from April 11-13, 2024. NoCo10 organizers are sounding the alarm about online “list scammers” and “hotel poachers” who have latched onto trade shows and conferences worldwide. 

Shady online companies, mostly based overseas to skirt the U.S. legal system, offer to sell fake exhibitor or attendee lists. Other illicit companies claim that hotels for the event are full and offer to book alternate lodging. Participants duped by these scams may have their credit card charged for a fake hotel or arrive to find no reservation.

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SCAM ALERT! Are you receiving emails from individuals passing themselves off as agents of the NoCo Hemp Expo or Southern Hemp Expo offering to sell you an attendee list from one of our expos or offer you discounted lodging rates? Please be aware that this is a bogus offer and should be marked as spam. CoHempCo does not sell, rent or give names of attendees for money. Please be aware of these inappropriate actions and stay alert for these types of requests. You can trust emails from,,, and

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