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Newsletter – January 25, 2023

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Newsletter – January 25, 2023

While the U.S. Hemp Industry Faces Setbacks, Opportunities Are Ripe in the EU

By Beau Whitney, Chief Economist, Whitney Economics

This article is excerpted from the just-released Hemp Industry 2023 Opportunities Report, which can be ordered here.

Short-term setbacks and the unintended consequences of state laws are creating new headaches for hemp industry operators in the United States. Despite this, there is an opportunity to build stable markets with European and Canadian partners.

Last year was a particularly tough year for the U.S. hemp industry. Licensed acreage was down significantly in a majority of states. Total acres licensed declined approximately 68% from 2021 after declining by 53% the year before. Whitney Economics uses acres licensed as a measure of capacity and potential of the hemp industry, rather than relying on the number of acres planted and harvested.

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EU and hemp

EnviroTextiles Aims to Standardize Hemp Fabric Production to Ensure Consistent Quality

By Elizabeth Lunt

EnviroTextiles, a pioneering company in the hemp and natural fiber industry, is based in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, but operates internationally, shipping hemp fabrics to clients in more than 74 countries from production facilities in Eastern Europe and China.

Company owners Barbara Filippone (left) and her daughter, Summer Star Haeske (right), say EnviroTextiles’ database has over 15,000 active clients who produce hemp products. The company is building out an online hemp mall so customers can see “all these amazing hemp products and join our mission,” said Haeske, international sales and marketing director for EnviroTextiles, which she and Filippone founded in 2001.

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Enviro Textiles

As 9th Annual Hemp Expo Nears, Make Sure You Don’t Fall Prey to Online Scammers

By Let’s Talk Hemp

As excitement builds around the 9th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo, to be held at The Broadmoor Resort from March 29-31, organizers are sounding the alarm about online “list scammers” and “hotel poachers” who have latched onto trade shows and conferences worldwide. 

Shady online companies, mostly based overseas to skirt the U.S. legal system, offer to sell fake exhibitor or attendee lists. Other illicit companies claim that hotels for the event are full and offer to book alternate lodging. Participants duped by these scams may have their credit card charged for a fake hotel or arrive to find no reservation.

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NoCo Hemp Expo

Hemp News Spotlight

Industry Associations Weigh In on 2023 Farm Bill: What’s to Come for Hemp?
Cannabis Business Times

FDA Releases Final Guidance for Cannabis Drug Development as Advocates Await Hemp and CBD Rules
Marijuana Moment

Epidiolex Maker GW Research Files Suit in the U.S. Alleging Patent Infringement

Update to USDA Certified Organic Regulations Strengthens Oversight and Enforcement

Cornell’s Cannabis and Hemp Program Already ‘Normalized’ at the University

The Legacy of Jack Herer, the ‘Emperor of Hemp
Herb Magazine

Delta-8, Delta-9, Delta-10 and Hemp-Derived THC: What’s the Difference?
Green State

10 Key Takeaways From the Colorado Intoxicating Hemp Task Force Final Report
Vicente Sederberg

Can Hemp Help Reverse Lifestyle Sleep Disorders?
The Health Site

Boston Hemp Introduces Hemp-Derived, Smokable ‘Live Resin Hash
The Times-Tribune

Study Reveals Vaping Products Containing Hemp-Derived THC-O Acetate May Lead to Lung Injury

North Dakota House Committee Resolution Encourages Residents to Buy U.S. Flags Made From Hemp
Marijuana Moment

Streetwear Fashion Company Uses Hemp in Making Compostable Clothing

Lower Sioux Tribal Community Turns to Hemp for Higher-Quality, More Eco-Friendly Home Construction
West Central Tribune

New York-Based, Family-Owned Hempcrete Maker Build Green Now Featured in Hudson Valley Magazine
Hudson Valley Magazine

North Carolina Startup Plantd Lands $13 Million Investment to Use Hemp in Home Construction
Business Journals

12th-Generation Farming Family Branches Out to Hemp
Cannabis Business Times

Kentucky Hemp Industry Striving to Rebound
Kentucky Lantern

Hemp Production Regulations Could Soon Change in Nebraska
By Nebraska TV ABC News

Three Businesses — Vermont Hempicurean, Vermont Bud Barn and Vermont Grow Barn — Share Space in Brattleboro
Manchester Journal

What’s Ahead for Cannabis In 2023? Industry Pros Dust Off Those Crystal Balls

Hemp Urinals Help City of Amsterdam Tackle Problem of Public Urination

Commentary: Ireland’s ‘Dangerously Confused’ Justice System Is Harming EU’s Hemp & CBD Industry
Business Cann

South Korea Intends to Ban Terms ‘CBD’ and ‘THC’ on Hemp Seed Oil Products
Food Navigator-Asia

Sweden’s Ekolution Supplies Insulation for ‘World’s Largest’ Hemp Project

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.

Veteran's Discount

NoCo Hemp Expo



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

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

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