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Newsletter – January 26, 2022

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – January 26, 2022

Hempcrete Submitted for Certification in US Building Codes

By Jean Lotus

The professional association representing the US hemp building industry moved forward to certify hemp and lime (hempcrete) insulation in US building codes this month.

Hempcrete was submitted as an appendix in the International Residential Codes on Jan. 10 by US Hemp Building Foundation, the non-profit arm of US Hemp Building Association.

The idea is to give U.S. building permitting departments a familiarity with the material, which is new to the United States after hemp was legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill.

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Cape Code Hempcrete House
The 6,000 sq. ft Cape Cod Hemp House, built in 2021-2022, is the largest hempcrete-insulated structure built in the US last year. Photo courtesy of Mpactful Ventures.

NoCo8 Hemp Expo Rolls Out Programming Celebrating Innovation, Technology and Opportunity

We Are For Better Alternatives (WAFBA) and Let’s Talk Hemp Media are pleased to announce an exciting line-up of informative programming during the upcoming 8th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo in Denver March 23-25, 2022.

The original and longest-running hemp trade show in the United States features the complete hemp supply chain and is designed for hemp business leaders, entrepreneurs, and farmers to gather and collaborate with industry experts.

New this year is a Shark-Tank-style NoCo Hemp Investor Pitch Session on Thursday afternoon at the Hemp Business Summit, presented by Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. Also new this year is the WAFBA Awards of Excellence Dinner sponsored by Global Hemp Association.

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Hemp News Spotlight

Top 10 Predictions for Cannabis and Hemp in 2022, by Andrew DeAngelo
By Forbes

New California Bill, AB-1656, Would Merge Hemp and Cannabis Supply Chains
By LA Weekly

Nike Uses Hemp to Weave Nearly Every Part of this Sneaker
By Sneaker News

Mainstream Beauty Care Brand Nivea Launches Plant-based Hemp Line for Men
By Checkout

Nun-Like Group Sisters of the Valley to Mail 13,000 High-CBD Hemp “Souvenir” Seeds to 1,000 Customers Under New “Thank You” Program
By High Times

Charlotte’s Web Gummies Launching at GNC Locations Across 24 States
By Stupid Dope

New Steve’s Hemp Retail Store in Wisconsin to Focus on Local Products
By Volume One

Medical News Today Highlights Nutritional Benefits of Hemp Protein
By Medical News Today

Michigan Hemp Tech Firm Heartland Partners with Global Recycling Company to Develop Plastic Resins from Hemp
By BusinessWire

Oklahoma Farmer Develops Organic Fungicide from Landrace Hemp Genetics Left Over from WWII Hemp for Victory Campaign
By Digital Journal

Idaho Was the 50th State to Legalize Industrial Hemp; Now Eight Farmers Are Ready to Produce It
By Idaho Capital Sun

Utah Dept. of Agriculture Announces Creation of Medical Cannabis and Industrial Hemp Division
By Utah Business

Santa Barbara County, CA, Supervisors Poised to Adopt Hemp Regulations
By Santa Ynez Valley News

Colorado’s Hemp Industry Facing Testing Challenges
By Westword

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller Cuts Ties with Aide Charged in Hemp Scheme
By Click 2 Houston

British Columbia Mini-Storage Development Project Will Suck Carbon with Walls Made of Hemp
By iN420 News

UK’s CBD Industry Awaits Publicly Approved List of Cannabinoid Products Permitted for Sale to Consumers
By HempToday

European Hemp Industry Association Director Outline How to Build a Viable Hemp Plant Industry in Europe
By Health Europa

Botswana, Africa’s High Court Allows Hemp Farmer to Resume Production
By Mmegi News, Botswana, Africa

CBD Market in South Africa Set to Expand into Delta-8 Products with Labat Africa’s Acquisition of Miami, FL-based CBD Brand Echo Life
By Daily Maverick, South Africa


Cannabis Science Conference. Feb. 2-4, 2022. Long Beach, CA

Sports & Active Nutrition Summit, Feb. 14-16, 2022, San Diego, CA, presented by NutraIngredient-USA

Hemp: The New Green Revolution, Online Class Presented by Winona’s Hemp & Heritage Farm, Feb. 15, 202, 4:00 – 6:00 pm CST

5th Annual Indigenous Hemp Conference, March 1-2, 2022, Callaway, MN, Presented by Winona’s Hemp & Heritage Farm and the Anishinaabe Agriculture Institute

NoCo Hemp Expo, Mar. 23-25, 2022, Denver, CO

HempCrete Workshop, April 4-18, 2022, Toledo, Belize, Presented by Heavenly Grown

Southern Hemp Expo, Aug. 18-20, 2022 – Save the Date!

Add your event to Hemp Events, a free listing service for legitimate hemp industry events. Visit

NoCo 8 tickets on sale

Hold The Date for August 18-20, 2022. SHE returns to Nashville!

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Trace Wants to Make the First Hemp and Regenerative Cotton Tampon and We Need Your Help!
The world is ready for hemp fiber products, and we all know it! But the CEOs, the manufacturers, the research and development teams, and the “big dogs” at the heads of companies need to see numbers supporting this if they are going to invest in innovative hemp products. Please help the advancement of hemp fiber within the hygiene and period care industry by filling out this survey, offered by Trace Femcare, Inc., making the first hemp and regenerative Climate Beneficial (TM) cotton tampon. Your voice matters! Let’s heal the earth and our bodies! Love– the team at Trace.

Save Ti & His 329 Rights
If you or a loved one are a medical cannabis patient, this affects you. Ti is an autistic 15 year old who was abruptly removed from his mother/medical caregiver on June 3, 2021 by Child Welfare Services in Hawaii. This GoFundMe has been set up to pay for his legal fees needed to promptly dismiss the CWS case and enforce their civil and medical rights to have access to his medical professionals to participate in providing for his medical needs. Any donation no matter how big or small means we are that much closer to getting Ti back.

Support H.R. 841, The Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act
In September 2020, U.S. Reps. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Morgan Griffith (R-VA) introduced the Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act – a bill which would provide a clear legal pathway for the sale of hemp extracts like CBD, while ensuring that products must comply with the rigorous regulatory framework existing for dietary supplements. The bill garnered broad bi-partisan support. On Feb. 7, 2021, Reps. Schrader and Griffith and 17 of their colleagues reintroduced the bill as H.R. 841. Support passage of the bill here.

Urge Your Members of Congress to Support Our Troops’ Access to CBD
On July 20, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to allow service members to use products containing hemp, including CBD. Unfortunately, the amendment was not included in the Senate’s version of the NDAA, which passed on July 23, and was not included in the final bill. However, as a new Congress meets this year, they are hoping for another hearing. Learn more.

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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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