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Newsletter – January 11, 2023

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – January 11, 2023

US Hemp Building Association Plans Outreach to Builders in 2023

By Elizabeth Lunt

Ryan Doherty, newly elected vice president ofUS Hemp Building Association (USHBA), is excited about 2023. He says the USHBA board is the strongest he has seen, with a CPA for treasurer, a professional journalist as secretary and a builder as president. Doherty has been a volunteer with the organization for years and worked on thesupply chain map created for the group’s website.

He sees the vision becoming clearer for the professional trade organization, which was co-founded by Denver-based Eric McKee in 2019. The USHBA is looking to become a more professional association, perhaps offering a certificate for training and developing classes, especially through partnerships on university campuses.

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US Hemp BUilding

Let’s Talk Hemp’s Top 10 Stories of 2022

By Elizabeth Lunt

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has begun to look into whether hemp-derived CBD is safe in food or supplements. The substance has been federally legal since 2018 but remains largely unregulated.

According to a Dec. 29, 2022, article in the Wall Street Journal, FDA officials said that in the coming months they planned to make recommendations on regulating CBD and other hemp-derived products.

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Top Stories of 2022

Let's Talk Hemp Podcast - The Thai Tapes

The Let’s Talk Hemp Volume Up podcast returns with The Thai Tape series recorded in Thailand during the Asia International Hemp Expo. In this segment, Morris Beegle speaks with Argentine cannabis activist Mike Bifari about his experience working in the South American hemp industry.

Hemp News Spotlight

Pharma Company Behind FDA-Approved CBD Drug Epidiolex Sues a Dozen Competitors Over Alleged Patent Infringement

Marijuana Moment

FDA to Reveal CBD Oversight Plans Soon

Nutra Ingredients-USA

Highest French Administrative Court Lifts the Ban on CBD Flowers and Leaves

National Law Review

New Molecular Insights Into Medical Cannabis

Study: More Than 50% of U.S. Adults Surveyed Said Cannabis Use Reduced Pain Medication Consumption

JAMA Network Open

Claire Crunk, Founder and CEO of Trace Femcare, Talks Hemp, Tampons, and the Challenges Faced by a Woman-Owned Startup

Grit Daily

The CBD Market Is Slowing, But One Company Is Doubling Down


Tilray May Make a Temporary Pivot to Fruit, Beer Sales if Cannabis Remains Slow

Green Market Report

Comedian Tom Mabe to Open One Love Hemp Dispensary in Louisville, KY

Courier Journal

Jamaican-Born, Miami Entrepreneur Keri-Ann Evans Promotes CBD, Cannabis in the U.S. and Caribbean

The Leaf Desk

Home Plant-Based Milk Appliance Can Make Milk from Hemp Seeds, Almonds, Oats and More

Trend Hunter

Worldwide Hemp Clothing Industry Expected to Reach $10.1 Billion by 2028: Low Cost of Hemp Fabric Drives Growth

Business Wire

Home Products Brand Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams to Introduce Sustainably Sourced Hemp Bedding Collection

Yahoo Finance 

Nine Buildings Constructed Using Hemp That Show the Biomaterial’s Potential


CA Dept. of Food and Agriculture in Search of Temporary Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Member

The Sun Gazette

Funding Available to Colorado Ag Businesses Seeking Interns for 2023 Growing Season

Colorado Department of Agriculture

Colorado SB 22-205 Task Force on Intoxicating Hemp and Tetrahydrocannabinol Products Issues Final Report

Colorado Department of Revenue

New York Hemp CBD Manufacturer Pursues State Cannabis Extraction License

Buffalo News

Vermont Company Plans to Process Industrial Hemp. Their First Challenge? Convincing Farmers to Grow It

Vermont Public Radio

Australian Student Offers Remediation Solution for Coal Mines Using a Combination of Compost, Hemp and Oysters

Architecture & Design

Australia: Former AstraZeneca Exec Peter Koetsier to Lead CBD Manufacturer Cann Group

Business News Australia

Scottish Hemp Insulation Firm Lands $2.4 Million Investment From Scottish National Investment Bank


Singapore: Snack Product Containing Hemp Seeds Removed From Vending Machines Under Country’s Zero Tolerance Policy

Asia One

Veteran's Discount

NoCo Hemp Expo


Alabama Cooperative Extension System Statewide Industrial Hemp Meetings SeriesJan. 11-20, 2023

 5-Day Hempcrete Contractor Training Clinic with Dion Lefebvre, The Becket Mansion, Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 23-27, 2023

Cannabis Community Event and Fundraiser, Jan. 29, 2023, at Topgolf Denver, in Centennial, Colo., hosted by the Realm of Caring Foundation. All proceeds go directly to help fund programs and to continue to provide free guidance for anyone looking to use cannabis and hemp.

9th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo, March 29-31, 2023, The Broadmoor Resort, Colorado Springs, CO

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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

Trace Gauges Investment Interest in Hemp and Climate Beneficial Cotton Tampon
Trace Femcare Inc. is proud to announce that it is gauging interest in its community fund-raising round on the investment platform Wefunder. Trace decided to start the campaign to accelerate the company’s growth and to share the upside of its success with family, friends and fans. Learn about Trace and the terms of the offering, and reserve a spot to be an investor here.

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