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Newsletter – January 16, 2020


Newsletter – January 16, 2020

Hemp’s Historical Fabulous Fashion Journey

By Heather Collins

CAPTION:  Hemp-based clothing brand Vital Hemp was featured on the runway at the Style & Sustainability Fashion Show in Santa Monica, CA, in December 2019, presented by the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment, Lexus Santa Monica, and Sustainable Works.

Cotton, silk, satin, and lace might be up against some strong competition in the next few years thanks to the growing use of sustainably produced hemp in textiles and fashion. Hemp, which is no stranger to the textile world, has actually been cultivated globally for centuries for fabric. In fact, according to the blog My Hemp Craft, hemp was a familiar and natural material used for rope during ancient Egyptian times and was also used as cloth for sails on ships throughout history, as it could weather storms crossing the seas (indeed, the word “canvas,” for the heavy cloth used in sail making, is derived from the word cannabis.)

News Briefs

SD Governor Noem Drops Plans to Veto Hemp
by Associated Press

Porsche 718 Cayman T

Porsche Sources Hemp for Composite Car Parts
by Fox News

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Expands CBD Product Offerings
by New Hope Network


Beauty Retailer Sephora Announces Largest CBD Partnership Yet
by The Fresh Toast

Headline News

Epidiolex Maker Reports $309 Million in Sales for 2019
by GW Pharmaceuticals

Oregon State University Wins $2.5 Million in Federal Funds for Global Hemp Information Center
by The Corvalis Gazette-Times

CBD Producer Mile High Labs Lays Off 20 Employees Months After Expansion
by The Denver Post

High Anxiety: Proposed U.S. Hemp Rules Worry Industry
by Associated Press

USDA Approves Three Tribal and Three State Hemp Plans, to Date

Texas Rules for Selling Hemp Are Up in the Air
by News4 San Antonio

Hemp Expos Growing in Denver this Spring
by Westword

Hemp Processing Plant Opening in Du Quoin, IL
by The Herald & Review

Virginia Tobacco Commission Approves $250K Grant for Hemp Processing Plant
by The Roanoke Times

Texas Hemp Transport Case Likely to End Up in Lawsuit
by Land Line

Food, Beverage & Supplements

NFL Super Bowl Champ Terrell Davis Launches CBD Sport Drink
by Health MJ

House Bill Would Allow Marketing of Hemp-derived CBD in Dietary Supplements
by DRGNews

Washington State Lawmaker Proposes Allowing CBD in Food
by The East Oregonian

CBD Maker Cornbread Hemp Receives USDA Organic Certification
by WDRB, Louisville, KY

Wisconsin Family Profits from Making and Selling CBD Products
by Associated Press

Outpost Natural Foods Lists CBD-Infused Beverages Among 2020 Grocery Trends
by Spectrum News

Fashion, Fiber, and Construction

Williams Sonoma’s West Elm Store Stakes Out Leadership Position in Hemp Bedding
by Home Textiles Today

Tiny Hemp House Building Workshop Set for March 7-13, 2020, Terrell, TX
by Tiny Hemp Houses

“Surprisingly Chic” Solar-power Farmhouse Makes Use of Hemp Throughout
by Curbed

Hype Builds for Industrial Hemp “Wood”
by Woodworking Network

Farming and Agriculture

New Field Test Can Distinguish Between Legal Hemp and Marijuana
by Wink News, Fort Meyers, FL

Upcoming Colorado Workshops Helps Hemp Farmers Craft Business Plans
by Ag Journal

Growing Hemp: Farmers Convert to Cannabis
by Acres U.S.A.

Oregon Hemp Farm Suing No-Show Processors for $11 Million
by Hemp Industry Daily

Garden State: Officials Want New Jersey to Become Center of Hemp Farming
by NJ Spotlight

Montana Hemp Growers Co-op Pushes Forward
by The Havre Daily News

International News

Malaysian Hemp Research Association Sees Fiber as First Opportunity
by HempToday

Channel Islands Leading Progressive European Hemp Regulations
by New Frontier Data

Earth-friendly “Cannabric” Could Transform Latin American Eco-Architecture
by Be Latina

Baltic CBD Promotes Hemp Industry in Lithuania
by Health Europa

Hemp Trend Growing in Oceania, Asian-Pacific Region
by Food Navigator-Asia

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