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Newsletter – July 20, 2022

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – July 20, 2022

Catching Up With Doug Fine: Celebrated Farmer and Author Talks Wildfires, Climate and Helpful Tweaks For Hemp Farmers in the Upcoming Federal Farm Bill

By Doug Fine

Hemp Is a Solution to Climate Change
In 2013, a bear fleeing a wildfire in our New Mexico backyard killed nearly all of my family’s goats in front of our eyes. It wasn’t the bear’s fault; he was a climate refugee. It was June, and drought had weakened the ponderosa pines and Douglas fir surrounding our remote Funky Butte Ranch. Beetles took advantage, and all of New Mexico was a tinderbox. Ho hum, just another climate event that until recently would have been called a “millennial” fire. The blaze cut a 130,000-acre swath that year, poisoning the air before the monsoon finally arrived about half a day before we would’ve had to evacuate. But it was too late for the large juvenile black bear, who’d lost his home and his mind. He didn’t even really eat most of the goats.

read full article here
Doug Fine, Regenerative Hemp Farmer, Goat Herder and Author

Hemp News Spotlight

Hemp Is about to Take an Outsized Role in the Building Industry’s Push to Go Green
By Archinect News

Hemp Technology: The Future of Food Waste Prevention
By Cannabis Tech

Further Hurdles for Hemp and Cannabis Startups; Financial Institutions Now Require Attorneys
By Benzinga

The Founding Fathers’ History with Hemp
By Cannabis Now

Plain Jane Hemp CEO Lindsay Holhaus Shares What It’s Like Being a Female Founder in the Hemp Industry
By Forbes

Generation Hemp Preps for Launch of Eco-friendly Absorbent Spill Clean-up Material Made from Hemp to Be Marketed under the Gas Monkey Garage Brand
By Proactive Investors

Shoemaker Nike Set to Rerelease Air Max 1 “Crepe Hemp” Trainer, Originally Released in 2004
By Hypebeast

U.K.-based Fashion Designer Vollebak Unveils Raw Hemp Collection Featuring Organic Hemp & Cotton Blend
By HiConsumption

PanXchange, Midwest Hemp Council and Hemp Alliance of Tennessee Announce Partnership for Climate Smart Agriculture
By PanXchange

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller Comes Out in Favor of Medical Cannabis; Compares Policies to the Prohibition of Alcohol in the 1920s
By Fox News

Hemp Alliance of Tennessee Partners with TN Dept. of Agriculture to Fund Research into Using Hemp Fiber in Automobile Manufacturing
By The Memphis Flyer

“Everything Is Cannabis:” Tennessee Hemp Farmer Continues Sale of Legal THC Products as Lawmakers Torn on Regulating Delta-8, other Cannabinoids
By WBIR NBC Channel 10 News

CBD, Hemp Delta-8, Medical Marijuana: Here’s What You Need to Know about Texas’ Pot Laws
By The Texas Tribune

Is Hemp-Derived Delta 9 THC the Answer to Synthetic THCs?
By Cannabis Tech

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz Celebrates Expansion of Hemp Business after New THC Edibles Law Takes Effect
By The Minnesota Reformer

For Minnesota to Be National Leader, More Hemp Farmers Are Needed
By The Star Tribune

Louisiana Aims for Economic Growth Via New Research into Industrial Hemp
By KPLC TV Channel 7 NBC News

Louisiana Passes Bill Allowing Products over 0.5mg of THC per Dose to Be Deemed “Adult Use Consumable Hemp”
By The News Star

Oklahoma Hemp Production Study Teasing Attempt to Revive Industry in the State
By Enid News & Eagle

Construction Begins on Hemp Decortication Plant in Alberta, Canada
By The South Peace News

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Pennsylvania Hemp Festival, Kersey, PA, July 30, 2022

Southern Hemp Expo, Aug. 18-20, 2022

NIHC Business, Research and Farm Summit August 22-23, 2022

CBD360 Hemp Education Event for Healthcare Professionals, Presented by Ananda Professional, Sept. 8-10, 2022, Lexington, KY

Montana State Hemp & Cannabis Festival, September. 9-11, 2022, Lolo Hot Springs Resort, Lolo, MT

Cultiva Hanfexpo, Vienna, Austria, October 7-9, 2022

10th International Hemp Building Symposium, Oct. 11-12, 2022, Lacapelle Marival, France, produced by the International Hemp Building Association

Asia International Hemp & Cannabis Expo 2022, Nov. 30 — Dec. 3, 2022, Bangkok, Thailand

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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-sq.-ft. 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

Tennessee: Please Support HB 0715 & SB 0694
HB 0715 and SB 0694 are companion bills that allow the transportation of hemp concentrate up to 0.5% THC for the purpose of reconstitution into hemp products with a legal amount of THC. Even if you do not hail from Tennessee, please share this page with your friends, colleagues, customers, and social media contacts in the Volunteer State. Help us build our Hemp Supporter armies to assist us in these battles, which have a national impact.

Help the Publisher of Poland’s Hemp Today House Ukrainian Refugees in Naklo Poland, 150 Miles from Ukraine Border
Nakło Foundation is serving as a safe haven for families forced out of their home country due to the war in Ukraine. Your donation goes to help cover the costs associated with our hosting of mothers and children, as men between the ages of 18-60 must stay in the country to support the war effort.

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.

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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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