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Newsletter – January 18, 2023

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – January 18, 2023

Farmer and Crop Scientist Melissa Nelson Focuses on Farmers to Advance U.S. Hemp Industry

By Elizabeth Lunt

Farmer and crop scientist Melissa Nelson spends a lot of her time on the phone with other farmers, helping them understand how to grow hemp. It’s her job – or one of them – but she doesn’t charge for her services. Her goal is to teach farmers how to grow hemp and to advance the industry in the United States.

Nelson says many of the farmers she works with have been farming for decades and often just need to know how to set the machines to grow hemp successfully. From the farm in Great Bend, Kansas, that Nelson runs with brothers Aaron and Richard Baldwin, fourth-generation farmers, Nelson has educated hundreds of farmers about hemp.

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Melissa Nelson

Hemp Industry 2023 Opportunities Report: A Rocky Road, but Bright Spots on the Horizon

The hemp industry’s road to success over the past few years has been challenging, compounded by uncertain regulatory oversight, supply issues and a global pandemic. However, a growing number of intrepid producers, entrepreneurs and business leaders are expanding the market for hemp. So, what’s in store in 2023 for the industrial hemp marketplace and what opportunities are on the horizon? 

To find out, order your copy of the Hemp Industry 2023 Opportunities Reportat the discounted price of $99. The report will be available on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023.

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Hemp Industry Opportunities Report

Let's Talk Hemp Podcast

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 Paul Benhaim, chairman of The Hemp Plastic Company and co-founder of Elixinol Wellness.

Hemp News Spotlight

House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer Intends to Investigate FDA Inaction on Hemp-Derived CBD
U.S. Hemp Roundtable

UNCTAD Economic Affairs Officer Marco Fugazza Discusses Untapped Potential of Industrial Hemp
Business Cann

NoCo Hemp Expo Announces Entrepreneurs Pitch Slam Event, Sponsored by Michael Best
NoCo Hemp Expo

Survey Finds 21% of Dry January Participants Use Cannabis or CBD Products Instead of Alcohol
Recently Discovered Hemp-Based Cannabinoids Shown to Have Strong Antioxidant Properties
The Bluntness

Delta-8 THC Generated $2 Billion in Revenue in Two Years, Report Finds

NJ State Senator Introduces Bill to Regulate Hemp-Derived Delta-8, Calling It ‘The Bathtub Gin of the Cannabis Space

Hemp & CBD Products Retailer Elevate Island Celebrates Grand Opening in the U.S. Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands Daily News

ReLeaf Wellness Dispensary, Specializing in Hemp & CBD, Opens Retail Location in Alexandria, VA
Town Talk

The Hemp Doctor Announces New Subscription Boxes
Globe Newswire 

First Hemp-Derived Beverage Distribution Center Opens in Minnesota
Cannabis Business Times

California Craft Beer Trends for 2023: From Experimental Brews to CBD What?

Hemp Food Maker Planet Based Foods Expands in Pacific Northwest With Grocery Chains Fred Meyer and Quality Food Centers
Market Screener

Psychedelics, Endocannabinoids & Gut Microbiota
Project CBD

Addressing Toxicological Concerns for CBD: Why Data Gaps Are Holding Back Novel Food Applications in Europe
Nutraceutical Business Review

A Look at CBD Treatment for Canine Atopic Dermatitis
DVM 360

Hemp in High Fashion: Designers Take Planet-Friendly Style to the Next Level
Honeysuckle Magazine 

Historic Mansion in South Los Angeles Is Being Restored With Hemp
ABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News

California Company Foreverboard Aims to Make Next-Generation Drywall and 2×4 Lumber From Hemp
ABC News Channel 23, Bakersfield, CA

The Coexist Hemp Blanket, a Formaldehyde-Free Hemp Insulation Panel, Featured on Trend Hunter
Trend Hunter

How Hemp Could Help Reduce Lead in Chicago Soil
WBEZ Chicago

Generation Hemp to Change Name to Evergreen Sustainable Enterprises
Proactive Investors

Global Hemp Enters Into Binding Letter of Intent with UK Pharmaceuticals Company Apollon Formularies

Avicanna Subsidiary Santa Marta Golden Hemp S.A.S. Completes First Commercial Export of Feminized Seeds from Colombia to Spain
Yahoo Finance

Can Virginia Lawmakers Find a Way to Fix the State’s ‘Weird’ Weed Laws?
Virginia Mercury

Argentina to Invest $106 Million Into Research of Hemp, Cannabis

EcoGen Biosciences Rebrands Its Brazilian CBD Business to EcoGen Brasil
Kadenwood Inc.

Ireland’s Hemp Heros Founder David Hartigan Explains His Recipe for Success and Expansion

Scottish National Investment Bank Raises Its Investment in Hemp Insulation Maker to £5 Million

Veteran's Discount

NoCo Hemp Expo


 Decarbonizing Utilities With Renewable Natural Gas From Hemp, online event, presented by Cultiv8 Hemp Solutions, Jan. 19, 2023, 9-10 am MST

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

European & U.S. Markets With Robin Destiche and Hana Gabrielova, presented by the Global Hemp Association, Jan. 24, 2023, 3 pm EST

Cannabis Hemp in Africa Online Conference, Jan. 28, 2023, 6-8 pm WAT

Cannabis Community Event and Fundraiser, Jan. 29, 2023, at Topgolf Denver, in Centennial, CO, 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.

2023 World Ag Expo, Feb. 14-16, 2023, Tulare, CA

Canapa Mundi 8th Edition International Hemp Expo, Feb. 17-19, 2023, Rome, Italy

Natural Products Expo West, March 7-11, 2023, Anaheim, CA

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

Growing Industrial Hemp as a Multipurpose Crop in Organic Cropping Systems, May 10, 2023, from 2-3 pm EDT. Free webinar by the Rodale Institute.

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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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