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Newsletter – February 22, 2023

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Newsletter – February 22, 2023

NoCo9 Joins the Big Leagues With Keynote Speakers From Major League Baseball and Charlotte’s Web

Loveland, CO (February 21, 2023) – The hemp industry is about to “play ball” at the upcoming 9th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo at the historic Broadmoor Resort & Convention Center in Colorado Springs, March 29-31, 2023.

Leading off this year’s most anticipated gathering of hemp industry leaders will be a special keynote conversation featuring Charlotte’s Web Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Jared Stanley, along with two senior representatives from Major League Baseball (MLB): Jon Coyles, Vice President of Drug, Health & Safety Programs, and Uzma Rawn, Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Partnerships.

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NoCo features Major League Baseball

Prairie Band Ag Supports Potawatomi Nation’s Economic Development With Industrial Hemp

By Elizabeth Lunt

In 2018, when the federal Farm Bill legalized the regulated production of hemp after 80 years of prohibition, Theo Wahquahboshkuk was just about to finish his degree in environmental science at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. He had become interested in the environmental applications of hemp, particularly for soil remediation. Meanwhile, the leadership of his Native American tribe, the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, was looking into the crop to add to its farming rotation. The tribe had been leasing land for conventional agricultural production of row crops, but excess applications of fertilizers and pesticides had taken their toll. The tribe saw hemp as a way to heal the soil.

“These are our only lands for the tribe – for us – and our children and grandchildren,” Wahquahboshkuk says, citing the need for careful stewardship of the tribe’s acreage.

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Prairie Band Ag Supports Potawatomi Nation's Economic Development With Industrial Hemp

Nominations Now Open for NoCo9 Hemp Industry Awards & Hemp Pitch Competition

As hemp industry leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, policymakers and advocates prepare to convene at the 9th annual NoCo Hemp Expo, the world’s most comprehensive hemp business conference and trade show, on March 29-31, 2023, at the historic Broadmoor Resort & Convention Center in Colorado Springs, nominations are open for two special events: the annual WAFBA Awards of Excellence and the annual Hemp Pitch Competition.

Hemp industry members are encouraged to nominate outstanding individuals and/or groups to be recognized at the WAFBA Awards of Excellence Celebration and Welcome Party on the evening of Wednesday, March 29, 6:30 – 9:00 pm, the first day of NoCo Hemp Expo. Nominations are being accepted now.

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Twitter to Allow Limited CBD, THC Advertising

CBD Treatment for Psychosis to Be Tested in Major International Study
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Study: CBD Shows Promise for Reducing Cigarette Smoking
Medical Xpress

How Clarity and Standards Can Help the CBD Industry Thrive
Open Access Government

Commentary: FDA CBD Smackdown Offers Chance for Dietary Supplement Reforms
Natural Products Insider

Ohio Hemp Farmers Want CBD Regulation; FDA Says More Oversight Needed

FDA Issues Final Guidance on Quality Considerations for Clinical Research on Cannabis and Related Compounds in Drugs
Morgan Lewis

Hemp Cinder Block Under Development at U Nebraska
HempBuild Magazine

Hemp Production Regulations Could Soon Change in Nebraska
Nebraska TV

Natural Fibers: The New Fashion in Automotive Composites
International Fiber Journal

Hemp, the Favored Crop of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson
Investing Daily

Can Anglers Using Hemp Seeds as Bait Catch More Fish?
Bass Angler

Celebrity Doctor Mark Hyman, M.D., Incorporates Hempseed in Morning Anti-Aging Routine

JuiceTiva, Co-Founded by Chris Boucher, Expands Retail Presence for Its Hemp Juice Powder Supplements

University Researcher Pivotal in Texas Approving Hempseed Feed for Horses and Poultry
Stephenville Empire-Tribune

Hempitecture Opens First Industrial Hemp Manufacturing Plant in U.S.
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The Global Cannabis Business Podcast — Chris Day Chats With Morris Beegle

Podcast: Tiger Fiber Is Putting St. Louis on the Hemp Map
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Black Woman-Owned Nature Vibez Wellness CBD Opens Second Retail Store in Troy, NY
Times Union

TerraSol CBD to Open Second Retail Dispensary in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward
Biz Times

Arizona Firm 1606 Raises $20 Million for Hemp and CBD Acquisitions
MJBiz Daily

Pink Cloud, Maker of Broad-Spectrum Hemp Beverages, Expands Into All 11 Market of Choice Oregon Locations

CloneSmart Launches Digital Cannabis, Hemp Genetics Marketplace for Commercial and Consumer Audiences

Kentucky Bill Would Outlaw Delta-8 THC Products

South Dakota House of Representatives Agrees Industrial Hemp Processors Can Have Up to 5% THC in the Products They Make

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Meets With Researchers to Learn How Hemp Can Play a Role in Housing

Midwestern Hemp Research Collaborative Seeks Licensed Hemp Grain/Fiber Growers for 2023 Variety Trials
Midwestern Hemp Research Collaborative

Canadian Hemp Composite Producer INCA Renewtech Receives US$7.4 Million in Grant Funding

Hemp Foods Australia Unveils Expansion Strategies to Make Products Mainstream

Australia’s Hey Laidy Makes Vintage-Inspired Hemp Guitar Straps, Available on Etsy

Ukraine Soldiers On With Hemp

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NoCo Hemp Expo



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, 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 or contact or

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