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Newsletter – January 13, 2021

Newsletter January 13, 2021


Newsletter – January 13, 2021

Is 2021 the Year of Hemp?
Winter Hemp Summit Explores the Road Ahead

Continuing the tradition of thought leadership and market advocacy in the market for all things hemp, the 3rd Annual Winter Hemp Summit will explore the opportunities and challenges facing the hemp industry in the year ahead with its day-long virtual conference on Thursday, January 14.

Produced by We Are For Better Alternatives (WAFBA) and Colorado Hemp Company, and powered by Let’s Talk Hemp Media and NoCo Hemp Expo, attendees are in for a power-packed day of discussions on ways to advance the industry. “We are excited for the 2021 Winter Hemp Summit to explore the most recent industry developments in-depth,” said Bob Hoban, President and Founder, Hoban Law Group, Presenting Sponsor of this year’s event.

“I’m excited for Winter Hemp Summit because I live and breathe hemp, and the participants are folks whose takes I’d like to hear. I’m moderating a panel about genetics comprised of professionals espousing a true cross section of ideas in hemp’s early launch and within its big tent,” said Doug Fine, regenerative hemp farmer and bestselling author of American Hemp Farmer and Hemp Bound.

The 3rd Annual Winter Hemp Summit Virtual Conference & Networking Event will feature industry experts including Kate Greenberg, Colorado’s Agriculture Commissioner; Jesse Stanley, Charlotte’s Web; Wendy Mosher, New West Genetics; and Eric Steenstra, Vote Hemp; and more. Registrants also will receive a copy of Let’s Talk Hemp’s new report, Hemp Industry 2021 Opportunities Report.

“Welcome Back My Friends…” Let’s Talk Hemp Podcast Launches Season 4 on January 21

he Let’s Talk Hemp Podcast is back with Season 4 – Volume Up with Morris Beegle – a bi-weekly podcast focusing on all things hemp. Beegle, a former music and concert promoter and cofounder of Let’s Talk Hemp Media and NoCo Hemp Expo, is excited for the debut of Season 4 on January 21 of the revamped podcast, featuring a rotating guest co-host, along with multiple hemp industry leaders from North America and around the world.

Topic matter will include everything from policy and legislation, technology and innovation, to all the amazing products and benefits that can be produced from the hemp plant. Stay tuned and tune in to Volume Up, an entertaining, engaging and educational perspective on the current state of the hemp industry.

On a side note, Morris – a musician and founder of Silver Mountain Hemp Guitars – once again wrote the theme music for the Let’s Talk Hemp Podcast, using hemp guitars, and recorded it with his brother Dave Beegle and drummer Christian Teele. Both brothers played the new Silver Mountain Hempcaster through the Silver Mountain SM35 Reverb combo amp. All made with hemp grown, processed, and manufactured in the USA. The sound of hemp is here and is only going to get louder as time marches on. Volume Up! 

Stay tuned and listen to all Let’s Talk Hemp Podcast episodes here.

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Hemp News Spotlight

FDA Commissioner Outlines Framework for Collecting Real World Data on CBD
By The U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Four Bold Predictions for the Hemp Industry in 2021
By Green Entrepreneur

How to Build and Grow a CBD Business
By Forbes

New Hope Network: Hemp CBD Captures 13% of Sleep Supplements Market Share
By New Hope Network

Farmers Ended 2020 with 135 Million Pounds of Excess Hemp, Study Says
By Westword

Vermont Agriculture Agency Begins Contactless Records Inspections for Hemp Program Registrants
By Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Black Farmers Hemp Organization Forms to Bring Commerce Back to Dormant Farms
By KATC ABC News, Lafayette, LA

Five Reasons to Buy Indoor-Grown CBD Flower
By The Southern Maryland Chronicle

Publicly Traded HempFusion Receives USDA Organic Certification for Its CBD Tinctures
By Business Wire

Hemp Extract, White Label Producer GVP Pharma Receives USDA Organic Certification from CCOF
By GVB Biopharma

Publisher Releases Hemp Paper Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Presidential Coloring and Activity Book
By WFMJ, Youngstown, OH

Hemp Transportation Firm Offers Free $50,000 Hemp Cargo Insurance on Shipments
By 357 Hemp Logistics

Canada’s Carleton University Grad Students Include Hemp in Low-Carbon Building Materials Research
By For Construction Pros

Dutch Haute Couture Brand Ninamounah’s Models Pose in Hemp Fields
By Paper Magazine

Iceland’s Hemp Revolution
By Bloomberg


Industrial Hemp Workshop, Presented by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, the University of Missouri Extension, USDA and Lincoln University, Jan. 13-15, 2021

Cannabiziac Hemp Happy Hour Virtual Event, January 13, 2021, 6:00 – 7:00 pm EST

Winter Hemp Summit Virtual Conference & Networking Event, Powered by We Are for Better Alternatives, January 14, 2021

Labeling & Marketing Claims: Fireside Chat, January 20, 2021

Hemp/CBD 101: Presented by Frost Brown Todd LLC, January 21, 2021

Midwest iHemp Expo, January 22-23, 2021, Presented by iHemp Michigan

Asian Hemp Summit, Presented by HempToday, January 29-31, 2021, Park Village Resort, Kathmandu, Nepal

Preparing for FDA Inspections: Fireside Chat, February 12, 2021

Industrial Hemp Summit, Danville, VA, Feb. 22-23, 2021

NoCo Hemp Expo – NoCo7, March 25-27, 2021, National Western Complex, Denver, CO

Southern Hemp Expo, Aug. 20-21, 2021, Nashville, TN

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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.

Comment on New York State’s Draft Hemp and CBD Regulations

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is accepting public comments on draft hemp and CBD regulations covering manufacturing, licensing, labeling, testing and inspections for processing and selling hemp extracts of cannabinoids and terpenes, including CBD. The DOH will accept public comments on the new regulations from Nov. 10, 2020 to Jan. 11, 2021 – meaning they could take effect as soon as the first quarter of next year. To comment, email, call 518-473-7488 or visit here for more information.

Complete the NIHC and HIA National Hemp Checkoff Survey

Please take a look at the attached survey, providing education on programs to research hemp, educate about him and promote hemp products nationally and internationally. The potential for a “Hemp Check-off Program” relies on bringing together the industry if there’s enough interest in these programs. Please take 2 minutes and complete the following survey, letting us know if your organization is interested in exploring check-off programs to benefit the hemp economy.

NoCo Hemp Expo - Denver, Colorado

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Hemp Opportunity Report

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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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