“And Crown Thy Good, With Brotherhood, From Sea to Shining Sea”
To celebrate Black History Month, noted hemp and cannabis attorney Scheril Murray Powell, Esq., Executive Director for the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists of Florida, CMO of Cannabiziac, and former Director of Federal Affairs for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, offers this reflection.
By Scheril Murray Powell, Esq.
Hundreds of years ago in American history, it was a requirement that landowners plant hemp. More often than not, that hemp was grown by African American enslaved, trafficked people on plantations owned by the forefathers of our great nation and framers of our Constitution.
Then a bit less than a century ago, we entered the period of prohibition where the American People were deprived of the opportunity to benefit from the thousands of uses for hemp. As cannabis activists, we see ourselves as the good guys. We might even go as far as believing ourselves to be “true patriots” for our efforts to legalize and free the plant so that we can restore sustainable practices as well as creating earth friendly alternatives. There is no denying that the work that we are doing with regard to building hemp structures, creating cannabinoid extracts for relief, and developing paper alternatives is good work.
Hemp News Spotlight
California Prop. 65 Warning Requirement for THC Makes CBD, Hemp and Cannabis Products a Target
By Brave Cave Leighton Paisner
New Mexico Judge Invalidates Arbitrary Restrictions on Hemp
By The Daily Journal
Pampa Hemp First Private Company to Receive Approval for Medicinal Hemp Research and Production
By Apertura (in Spanish)
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Help Urge Support for H.R. 8179, The Hemp and Hemp-derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2020, U.S. Hemp Roundtable Action Alert
Hemp Supporters, there’s never been a more urgent opportunity to support CBD on Capitol Hill. If passed, H.R. 8179 would ensure that hemp-derived CBD, and other non-intoxicating hemp ingredients, could be lawfully marketed as dietary supplements.
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. Please share this U.S. Hemp Roundtable page with your friends, colleagues, customers, and social media contacts throughout the country.
Sign the 1% Hemp Petition
The 2018 Farm Bill authorized hemp production but used an outdated definition of hemp that does not work for farmers or the hemp industry. The current definition limiting hemp to 0.3% THC has proven unworkable, forcing many farmers to destroy their crops because they were slightly over the limit. We need Congress to change the definition of hemp to allow up to 1% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) so that farmers can grow hemp crops without fearing that they will later have to destroy them. Please add your name to the Vote Hemp petition urging Congress to redefine hemp as up to 1% THC and share this with your friends.
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Let’s Talk Hemp Podcast – Season 4, Episode 2
Available on February 4, 2021
From the elation of 2018, when hemp was first legalized in the U.S. after 80 years of prohibition, to an uncertain market in 2020, compounded by the coronavirus pandemic, the hemp industry’s road to success has been rocky. However, with recent legislative and regulatory developments in Congress, USDA and FDA, along with groundbreaking rulings in the EU and the United Nations, 2021 holds promise for those who continue to dedicate themselves to all things hemp. In this episode of Volume Up, host Morris Beegle and co-host Josh Hendrix of Driftless Extracts interview Patrick Atagi of the National Industrial Hemp Council and Jonathan Miller of the U.S. Hemp Roundtable for a 2021 Hemp Regulation and Legislative Forecast to help you chart a course for the road ahead.
Available on February 4, 2021, on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartMedia and LetsTalkHemp.com.
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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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