Newsletter – February 15, 2023
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.
Hemp News Spotlight
DEA Classifies Delta-8 and -9 THCO as Schedule 1 Controlled Substances, Even When Synthesized From Legal Hemp
Kight on Cannabis
Texas Poultry and Horse Sectors Are Now Free to Feed Texas-Grown Hempseed Oil and Meal to Chickens and Horses
As the FDA Turns to Congress for CBD Regulations, Here’s Who’s Been Lobbying on CBD
FDA and CBD: Punting on Third Down
How FDA Stopped the Momentum for CBD in Food and Drink
Topical Pain Relief Product Company Hempväna Claims FOX Rejected Company’s Super Bowl Commercial
Law Library of Congress Publishes Downloadable Report on the Regulation of Hemp Around the World
Cannabis Law Report
Hoban Minute Podcast Features Attorney Adriana Kertzer on Plant Medicine and the Future Of Psychedelics
Connecticut AG Sues Five Retailers for Alleged Sale of Hemp-Derived Delta-8 THC Products
Colorado State Task Force Wants Tighter Laws for Intoxicating Products Derived From Hemp
Grit Daily Podcast Features Inesa Ponomariovaite, Founder and CEO of Nesa’s Hemp
Data Finds Hemp Hulls Contain Bioactive Compounds Supporting Gut Health
Seattle-Based Cycling Frog Brings 100% Hemp-Derived THC and CBD Seltzers to New York Market
Designer Sean Wotherspoon Reveals Collaboration With Adidas on Gazelle ‘Hemp’ Sneaker
8000Kicks Kickstarter Campaign Accepting Pre-Orders for ‘World’s First’ Waterproof Hemp Chelsea Boots
Podcast: PanXchange Report Gives Fiber Hemp Green Light
Federal Court Orders Certain Raw Organic Hemp Rolling Papers Off the Market
CSP Daily News
Indigenous-Founded Construction Startup Launches Pilot Project to Make Hempcrete Bricks From Hemp Biowaste
The Globe and Mail
Maryland University Awarded NIFA Grant Aimed at Helping Hemp Growers Combat Pests, Diseases and Weeds
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA
North Carolina Grapples With CBD, as Downsized Hemp Industry Re-Sets to Fiber
Hempitecture Celebrates Ribbon-Cutting for U.S. Manufacturing Facility
Alberta’s Circular Economy Challenge Program Helps Fund Development of Bio-Composite Material Made From Hemp Stalk
London-Based Love Hemp PLC Withdraws From Trading on the AQSE Growth Market Exchange
UK Industry Group Says Government Could Unlock ‘Significant Economic Potential’ From Reform of Cannabis, Hemp & CBD Policies
South African Small Town Seeks to Become Country’s Hemp-Producing Hub
Ukraine: Industrial Hemp Cultivation Park Established to Revive Hemp Textile Industry
Zimbabwe Increases Hemp THC Limit to 1%
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
9th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo, March 29-31, 2023, The Broadmoor Resort, Colorado Springs, CO
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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