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Newsletter – February 9, 2022

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – February 9, 2022

CBD and ProMaine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree Introduces Hemp Advancement Act of 2022 to “Unburden the Hemp Industry”

By Steven Hoffman

U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) on February 8 introduced the Hemp Advancement Act of 2022 to improve the 2018 Farm Bill’s hemp provisions and provide greater clarity and flexibility to hemp growers and processors. While hemp production was federally legalized by the 2018 Farm Bill, red tape and regulatory uncertainty has hindered industry growth, the Congresswoman said in a statement

“The 2018 Farm Bill laid a legal pathway for hemp production but created overly complicated regulations and hardship for farmers and small businesses in the process. I am introducing the Hemp Advancement Act of 2022 to eliminate unworkable testing requirements, set reasonable THC thresholds for producers and processors while protecting consumers, and end the discriminatory policy that bans people with drug convictions from growing legal hemp,” said Rep. Pingree.

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Costa Rica Conference Highlights Economic Opportunities of Hemp

By Jean Lotus

As Costa Rica moves forward towards legalizing industrial hemp and medical marijuana in 2022, the country’s first Cannabis Science and Industry Congress presented an expo and educational conference at the end of January. 

Even though cannabis legislation hit a bump during the conference with outgoing President Carlos Alvarado Quesada declining to sign new cannabis laws passed by a slim margin in January by the legislature, conference attendees were hopeful that cannabis and hemp laws would soon be changing.

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nternational hemp experts spoke at the Cannabis Science and Industry Congress in Costa Rica Jan. 25-27 . L-R Dan O’Bryan, Roco Plants; Dr. Everton Flemmings, Global CBD Research and Policy Inspectorate; Jean Lotus, HempBuild Magazine; Carl Martel, Independent Scientist; Dr. Nathan Johnson, Verne Bioanalytics; Mike Leago, iHempX; Rusty Peterson, Align Agro; Cree Crawford, expo organizer. Photo courtesy of Cree Crawford.

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.

Hemp News Spotlight

27,000 Kg of Hemp Fiber Used to Construct the Luge Track at 2022 Winter Olympics
By Regina Leader-Post

Copper Mountain Ski Resorts Now Serving Hemp-based Foods
By Westword

USDA Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Lauds Hemp; Announces $1 Billion in Grants to Support Climate-friendly Agriculture
By News Tribune

PA Dept. of Agriculture Working to Boost Uses for Industrial Hemp, Particularly in Construction
By Hemp Grower

Why Broccoli? Cannabis Companies Grapple with Marketing, Advertising Hurdles
By Weed Maps

Let’s Talk Hemp Volume Up Podcast Named Among Top 10 Cannabis Podcasts
By 10Buds

Franny’s Farmacy Founder Franny Tacy Celebrates Opening of New Asheville Store and One Year Anniversary of Becoming the Company’s CEO
By Mountain Xpress

Charlotte’s Web Clinical Trials Show Hemp Extract’s Positive Effects on Stress, Sleep, Well Being
By New Cannabis Ventures

Woman-owned Colorado Skincare Company, Sierra Sage, Acquired for $21 Million by Australian Cannabis Company Creso Pharma
By Beauty Packaging

PepsiCo Launches New Drink Infused with Hemp Seed under Rockstar Brand
By Canex

The USDA’s Hemp Seed Bank — Could Uncle Sam Be the Hemp Farmer’s Best Friend?
By Project CBD

Cornell University, USDA Partner to Launch Hemp Webinar Series
By Imperial Valley Press

Hemp States to Watch in 2022: California
By Vicente Sederberg

Iraq War Veteran Leading the Way in Production of CBD Oil from Iowa-grown Hemp
By Ames Tribune

How IS Delta-8 THC Manufactured?
By OK! Magazine

UK-based Love Hemp Group Announces Plans to Raise $2.7 Million Via Share Placing, Subscription Offer
By Market Watch

How One Parisian Couple Is Combining Art, Tech and Hemp for a Modern Take on Château Living
By The Robb Report

Australia’s Hemp Squared Awarded Grant to Expand Its Hemp Block Business for Building Construction
By The Fifth Estate

The Troubled History of Hemp and Cannabis in the U.K.
By Leafie

New Zealand’s Natural Fibres Awarded $1.3 Million Grant to Develop Hemp Fiber for Products Including Flooring, Food, Packaging and Activewear
By Ganjapreneur


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!

Add your event to Hemp Events, a free listing service for legitimate hemp industry events. Visit

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

Sub Zero Extracts = NoCo Hemp Expo Sponsor
Aurum Labs = NoCo Hemp Expo Sponsor

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

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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.

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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If you’re not a member of Leafwire yet, you should definitely check out the largest business network in the cannabis industry, with more than 40,000 members. Members include growers, budtenders, accountants, lawyers, CBD companies, equipment manufacturers, investors and more. Leafwire is for anyone who works in the cannabis industry, and also features a job board with 1,100 open cannabis and hemp jobs. Leafwire is designed to be a LinkedIn-style business network where the cannabis Industry can share news, promote events, find new jobs, find investors and simply network with their peers. Leafwire is 100% dedicated to the Cannabis and Hemp industries and the perfect place to post and share information about your company, new product launches or other related news. We’ll see you on Leafwire!

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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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