Colorado’s Hemp Building Company Both Builds and Teaches
By Elizabeth Lunt
In 2015, when Colorado legalized hemp, Phelan Dalton began growing it on family acreage in Longmont. He soon learned about hemp-lime building through the hemp community – and his interests in farming and construction came together to form a new career.
Dalton grew up working for his father, Bob Dalton, a builder who renovated and sold homes, and became a proponent of sustainable housing. When he learned about building with hemp, his interest was piqued.
(Hemp Building Company’s Phelan Dalton, left, and Daniel Scowcroft. Photo by Jean Lotus, HempBuild Magazine.
The Delta-8 Debate: The Rise of Intoxicating Hemp-Derived Products
By Xavier Jaillet
D8, or delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, is a unique cannabinoid: It is not scheduled in the Controlled Substance Act, yet it has intoxicating effects – it will get you high! Under the 2018 Farm Bill, any compound extracted from hemp qualifies as hemp, so D8 extracted from hemp is federally legal. In fact, D8 is only one of many “novel” cannabinoids occurring naturally in cannabis sativa L. that have been identified by savvy entrepreneurs. Delta-10 tetrahydrocannabinol (D10) is another example of a cannabinoid that occurs naturally in cannabis and hemp plants.
Last year saw an explosive rise in the number of consumer products containing such “novel” intoxicating cannabinoids. Consumers can purchase these products online or, depending on their jurisdiction, in brick-and-mortar cannabis dispensaries and/or at traditional retailers. The meteoric rise has not been without controversy.
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The Let’s Talk Hemp Volume Up podcast returns with The Thai Tape series recorded in Thailand during the Asia International Hemp Expo. In this final segment, Morris Beegle speaks with Alan and Ben Dronkers, hemp and cannabis pioneers from Sensei Seeds and HempFlax.
2023 World Ag Expo, Feb. 14-16, 2023, Tulare, CA
Wisconsin Cannabis & Hemp Industry and Policy Summit, Feb. 15-16, 2023, Milwaukee, WI. Hosted by Indigenous Cannabis Industry Association
Canapa Mundi 8th Edition International Hemp Expo, Feb. 17-19, 2023, Rome, Italy
Will Hemp and CBD Ever Be Viable, Legal Pet Food Ingredients? Webinar presented by Petfood Forum, Feb. 22, 2023, 10 am CST
Natural Products Expo West, March 7-11, 2023, Anaheim, CA
Growing Industrial Hemp as a Multipurpose Crop in Organic Cropping Systems, May 10, 2023, from 2-3 pm EDT. Free webinar by the Rodale Institute.
Reimagining a Regenerative World Through Cannabis & Hemp, Regennabis Live, May 11, 2023, United Nations, New York, NY
It Takes a Village: A Hempcrete Build Experience & Healing Arts Festival, June 7-11, 2023. Presented by Permatours.org, Digger’s Compost Cooperative, Acton, ME
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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.
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