Newsletter – February 23, 2022
Hemp Unlocks Dreams – and a Business – for Highway Vodka
By Jean Lotus
Houston-based Highway Vodka founder Ben Williams credits the seeds of the hemp plant with turning his nine-year old hobby distilling liquors into a business selling Texas’s first hemp-based vodka.
Adding hemp to his kitchen-table spirit formulations created a flavor that he immediately recognized as a winner, he told Let’s Talk Hemp.
“Hemp vodka had a nuanced flavor and a smoother mouth-feel that I knew was a win from the beginning,” he said.
Compliance Essentials for Hemp-CBD Companies
By Asa Waldstein
This is the first article in a three-part Compliance Essentials for Hemp-CBD Companies series. I explore commonly overlooked manufacturing, labeling, and marketing essentials ingestible cannabinoid companies need to be compliant. My first segment focuses on manufacturing.
With a lack of clarity happening at the federal level, my advice for hemp cannabinoid companies is to act like they want to be regulated, which is a dietary supplement in the case of ingestible products. These are CFR 111 or cGMPs for supplements.
Hemp News Spotlight
Michigan Consolidates Cannabis, Hemp Regulatory Bodies
By Regulatory News
Tennessee Hemp Farmers Worry They’ll Have to Destroy Crops Due to New Rules
By News Channel 5
USDA Pegs Value of Hemp Harvested in 2021 at $824M
What’s a Hemp Egg? Here’s the Deal with Kreider Farms’ Latest Offering
By Lancaster Farming
Synthetic THC from Hemp May Soon Compete with Marijuana in Michigan
Understanding Hemp Plastics
By Packaging Strategies
10 Tips For a Successful Start to the Growing Season
By Hemp Grower
Advocates Continue Push for Delta-8, Hemp Regulation in Tennessee
By News Channel 5
Organic Hemp Demand Shifting to Grain, Fiber
By Lancaster Farmer
Hemp is the Hero Ingredient for Plant Based Foods
By Food Business News
Hemp Batt Insulation Company Raises $5.7 M in Seed Funding
By HempBuild Magazine
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!
Add your event to Hemp Events, a free listing service for legitimate hemp industry events. Visit www.HempEvents.org.
Hold The Date for August 18-20, 2022. SHE returns to Nashville!
Join the WAFBA Team – Sales and Marketing Specialist
WAFBA is looking for a sales and marketing person to assist with our events and media division. Responsibilities would include prospecting and sales of exhibition booths, sponsorship and advertising. Experience preferred in the hemp, CBD and cannabis industries with a knowledge of companies working throughout the supply chain. Apply here.
U.S. Hemp Operator Survey: Take a 3-Minute Survey to Have Your Voice Heard
The Third Annual Survey – Whitney Economics, a leading hemp data, business consulting and economic analytics firm is conducting a national survey of hemp operators. Your inputs would be appreciated. Just like in past years, in exchange for your inputs, Whitney Economics will be sending you a free copy of the report once it is written and presented at the NoCo Hemp Conference (ETA is mid-March).
Why Take This Survey?
What differentiates the Whitney Economics surveys from others, is that our report gives you actionable data that can help drive improvements in your operations and can help identify key areas to focus on for future success.
Trace Wants to Make the First Hemp and Regenerative Cotton Tampon and 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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About Let’s Talk Hemp
Let’s Talk Hemp is a publication of Colorado Hemp Company (a division of We Are For Better Alternatives) focused specifically on the subject of industrial hemp and cannabis. We present features and curate news from across the globe to share the benefits of cannabis on health, energy, manufacturing and planet (H.E.M.P.). Colorado Hemp Company also is the Producer of NoCo Hemp Expo and Southern Hemp Expo, the nation’s leading hemp conferences and expositions.
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