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Newsletter – February 2, 2022

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – February 2, 2022

CBD and Professional Sports and Entertainment – A Mutually Beneficial Relationship

By Steven Hoffman

Professional athletes and entertainers at the highest level are some of the biggest fans of CBD. Many have become users of CBD products and outspoken advocates, touting the hemp extract’s reported benefits related to recovery, the stresses of travel, and other unique physical and mental demands of performing at the top of their game.

And while CBD may be beneficial for many in pro sports and entertainment, in turn, it seems athletes and performers are good for the business of CBD. In fact, a growing number of these individuals have taken take more than a passing interest in CBD; they’ve actually gotten involved in the business of CBD and hemp-derived cannabinoids, either as an investor, founder or spokesperson.

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From left to right: Megan Rapinoe, David Beckham, Mike Tyson, Rachael Rapinoe. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.
From left to right: Megan Rapinoe, David Beckham, Mike Tyson, Rachael Rapinoe. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

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Amazon Endorses Federal Cannabis Legalization
By High Times

Kemin Joins DSM in the Hemp CBD Supply Business
By Natural Products Insider

Colorado State Senator Don Coram Accused of Using Political Influence Via Criminal Charges for Personal Collection Benefit
By Cannabis Law Report

New York Researchers Say Hemp-Based Rebar Could Replace Steel in Construction
By Benzinga

Hemp Provisions to be Retained in Costa Rican Cannabis Bill
By HempToday

Court Reverses French Ban on Sale of Cannabis-Derived CBD Flowers and Leaves

PepsiCo to Launch Hemp Seed-Infused Drink Under Rockstar Energy

USDA Approves Alaska’s Industrial Hemp Plan

NFL Awards $1 Million to Study Impact of Cannabis and CBD on Pain Management

Hemp Seeds: A Good Source of Protein and High Fiber on Supermarket Shelves
By New Daily

Can CBD, Marijuana or Hemp Actually Prevent COVID-19?
By Poynter

Thailand First in Asia to Move to Decriminalize Marijuana
By ABC News


Cannabis Science Conference. Feb. 2-4, 2022. Long Beach, CA

Sports & Active Nutrition Summit, Feb. 14-16, 2022, San Diego, CA, presented by NutraIngredient-USA

Hemp: The New Green Revolution, Online Class Presented by Winona’s Hemp & Heritage Farm, Feb. 15, 202, 4:00 – 6:00 pm CST

5th Annual Indigenous Hemp Conference, March 1-2, 2022, Callaway, MN, Presented by Winona’s Hemp & Heritage Farm and the Anishinaabe Agriculture Institute

NoCo Hemp Expo, Mar. 23-25, 2022, Denver, CO

HempCrete Workshop, April 4-18, 2022, Toledo, Belize, Presented by Heavenly Grown

Southern Hemp Expo, Aug. 18-20, 2022 – Save the Date!

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Early-bird Tier Two Tickets Available Now Through February 15!

NoCo 8 tickets on sale

Hold The Date for August 18-20, 2022. SHE returns to Nashville!

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Trace Wants to Make the First Hemp & Regenerative Cotton Tampon, We Need Your Help!

The world is ready for hemp fiber products, and we all know it! But the CEOs, the manufacturers, the research and development teams, and the “big dogs” at the heads of companies need to see numbers supporting this if they are going to invest in innovative hemp products. Please help the advancement of hemp fiber within the hygiene and period care industry by filling out this survey, offered by Trace Femcare, Inc., making the first hemp and regenerative Climate Beneficial (TM) cotton tampon. Your voice matters! Let’s heal the earth and our bodies! Love– the team at Trace.

Save Ti & His 329 Rights

If you or a loved one are a medical cannabis patient, this affects you. Ti is an autistic 15 year old who was abruptly removed from his mother/medical caregiver on June 3, 2021 by Child Welfare Services in Hawaii. This GoFundMe has been set up to pay for his legal fees needed to promptly dismiss the CWS case and enforce their civil and medical rights to have access to his medical professionals to participate in providing for his medical needs. Any donation no matter how big or small means we are that much closer to getting Ti back.

Support H.R. 841, The Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act

In September 2020, U.S. Reps. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Morgan Griffith (R-VA) introduced 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. The bill garnered broad bi-partisan support. On Feb. 7, 2021, Reps. Schrader and Griffith and 17 of their colleagues reintroduced the bill as H.R. 841. Support passage of the bill 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. Learn more.

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