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Newsletter – July 28, 2021

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – July 28, 2021

NC Textile Industry Is Ready For Hemp

By Jean Lotus

The textile industry in North Carolina is on the rebound, just in time for a once-in-a lifetime introduction of a new textile fiber in the United States — industrial hemp. Industry watchers say hemp can help rebuild the U.S. textile industry with new blends of longer-lasting fabric that could create a new trend in U.S. apparel. 

“There is a ton of excitement for hemp,” Devin O’Connor of Gastonia, NC-based Parkdale Mills, told Let’s Talk Hemp. “We get inquiries about hemp every day.”

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A weaving machine creates fabric for hemp socks, created by Wilmington, NC-based Bear Fiber, made of U.S. grown hemp. Photo courtesy of Bear Fiber Instagram

Carbon Credits Could Boost Income for Hemp Farmers

By Jean Lotus

Hemp, with its excellent carbon sequestering properties, seems a crop that could benefit from carbon credit programs, which are used by corporations to offset the amount of greenhouse gasses emitted and lower their carbon footprints. Carbon credits might incentivize more farmers to grow the crop, hemp farmers believe.

The sale of agricultural carbon offset credits is becoming more popular, with Microsoft purchasing 193,000 metric tons of soil offset credits in January.

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Regenerative hemp farmer Ben Banks-Dobson of Hudson Carbon, carrying son Benny, measures carbon capture through a soil laboratory and will release a carbon offset market platform next year.  Photo courtesy of Hudson Hemp Instagram

Southern Hemp Expo Rolls Out Hemp Supply Chain Innovation and Programming in 3-Day Trade Show

We Are For Better Alternatives (WAFBA) and Let’s Talk Hemp Media are pleased to announce a robust line-up of informative programming during the upcoming Southern Hemp Expo at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh. 

Southern Hemp Expo is the most extensive hemp trade show on the East Coast, designed for hemp business leaders, entrepreneurs, and farmers to gather and learn new innovations, directly from industry experts.

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Hemp News Spotlight

Cannabis Reform Hits the Senate: Brief Overview of the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act
By Lexology

Wide Availability of Delta-8 — “Weed Light ” — Is Prompting Struggle Over How to Regulate It
By The Chicago Tribune

New Hemp Extract Exhibits Potential Weight Loss Properties
By High Times

Hemp’s Stigma Is Preventing Global Sustainability Leaders from Seeing It As a High-yielding Renewable Material
By Green Entrepreneur

Hemp Fiber Industry Could Be as Profitable as Cotton, But Industry Still in Infancy, Experts Say
By KCBD11 News, Lubbock, TX

Water Theft in California on the Rise as Drought Grows; Authorities Suspect Much of it Goes to Illegal Pot Grows
By The Counter

Amazon Officially Registers as a Cannabis Lobbyist
By Cannabis Wire

Erin Brockovich: Can Hemp Save the Day in Helping Clean Toxic Chemicals from the Environment?
By The Brockovitch Report

Manitoba Harvest Announces Research Partnership to Drive Innovation in Hemp and Pea Protein
By WFMZ-TV, Allentown, PA

Black-owned Highway Distillery’s Hemp Vodka Now Available in San Antonio
By KENS5 News, San Antonio, TX

New Cannabis, Hemp Analytical Testing Lab to Open in Rhode Island
By The Boston Globe

New Charlotte’s Web Marketing Campaign Features CBD Vending Machine in Rugged Locations
By Muse by Clio

Can Hemp Flower Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit Nicotine?
By Futurism

Here’s What the New Panda Biotech Hemp Processing Facility Will Actually Do
By Times Record News

Texas-based Delta Agriculture Expands Industrial-scale Capacity into Hemp Fiber
By WFMZ-TV News, Allentown, PA

Idaho Officials Working on Hemp Plan for Federal Approval
By Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Montana Jury Awards $65 Million in Damages to 25 Eastern Montana Farmers in “Deceptive” Deal
By Montana Free Press

Oregon Liquor Control Commission Approves Temporary Rules to Begin Hemp Field Inspections
By Cannabis Business Times

Wisconsin Debates Ending the State’s Hemp Program and Having USDA Take Over as Number of Hemp Growers Declines
By CBS58 News, Milwaukee, WI

Washington State Bans Processors from Converting CBD to Delta-9 THC
By The Regina Leader Post

Canada’s Prairie Farmers Try to Grow Niche Hemp Crop into $1-billion Industry

French Government Draft Decree Would Approve Sale of CBD but Not Smokeable Flower or Leaves
By Libération (in French)

Paragayuan Hemp Food Maker Marks First Shipment of Hulled Hempseed from Latin America to Europe
By HempToday

South African Company Inks Agreement with Canadian Equipment Developer to Manufacture Hemp Decorticators
By Engineering News

Southern Hemp Expo Early Bird Tickets on Sale

Early bird tickets for the 3rd Annual Southern Hemp Expo are on sale now through July 31st! Exhibitor Booths and Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Stay tuned, as our speaker page is updated weekly.

Visit for more information.


2021 Virtual Cannabis Research Conference, Aug. 3-5, 2021, presented by the Institute of Cannabis Research at the University of Colorado-Pueblo in partnership with Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center

Organic Trade Association Hemp Listening Session, Aug. 5, 2021, 2:00 pm EDT, Free to Members and Non-members

KYHA Annual Conference & Tradeshow, Louisville, KY, August 5, 2021

7th CBD Outlook, Aug. 13-14, Denver, CO Presented by cHemp7

All Together Now Pennsylvania Hemp Dinner, Long Pond, PA, Hosted by Pocono Organics, Aug. 14, 2021

Hempstock, Presented by Better Together CT, Aug. 14-15, 2021, North Stonington, CT

Rocky Mountain Industrial Hemp Summit, August 28, 2021, Longmont, CO

Southern Hemp Expo, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC, Sept. 2-4, 2021

Natural Products Expo East, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 22-25, 2021

Southwest Colorado Tribal Hemp Symposium, Oct. 4-5, 2021, Sky Ute Casino Resort, Ignacio, CO

Conversations in Cabo II for Hemp & Cannabis, Produced by Colorado Hemp Company and Powered by We Are for Better Alternatives (WFBA), Nov. 5-6, 2021, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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Support the “Regulate CBD Now” Campaign
As we enter the last two weeks of Congress in session, U.S. Hemp Roundtable is encouraging hemp industry leaders to do a social push to promote the new website and campaign. USHR is asking industry members to share the following text and link on your company Twitter and LinkedIn accounts sometime (or multiple times) starting now (7/20) through Friday, July 30:

Tell Congress to #RegulateCBDnow! Visit and use the online portal to take action today by contacting your members of Congress urging them to support critical legislation that would regulate #CBD as a dietary supplement and/or food and beverage additive! 

Also feel free to share and promote the Regulate CBD Now Press Conference held during our Summer 2021 meeting in Denver. Here is ashort clip for social media and the YouTube link.

Contact Alyssa Erickson at USHR, for more info.

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.

Sign the 1% Hemp Petition
The 2018 Farm Bill authorized hemp production but used an outdated definition of hemp that does not work for farmers or the hemp industry. The current definition limiting hemp to 0.3% THC has proven unworkable, forcing many farmers to destroy their crops. Congress must change the definition of hemp to allow up to 1% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) so that farmers can grow hemp without fearing that they will later have to destroy them. Add your name to the Vote Hemp petition urging Congress to redefine hemp as up to 1% THC.

Fix, Marry or Kill? Hemp Needs Your Help in HI, MA, MN and MO
The U.S. Hemp Roundtable has identified bills that need the hemp industry’s attention in key states including Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Missouri. Click here to learn more and take action.

Let’s Bring Industrial Hemp to Farm Aid
In 1985, Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp decided to put on a concert for America’s family farmers who were in dire need of assistance. They raised over $7 million in that first year and Farm Aid have been helping to support America’s family farmers ever since. We’re asking you to join us in asking Farm Aid to make industrial hemp a focus of this year’s event and into the future. Sign the petition here.

Urge Support for AB 45 and SB 235 in California
AB 45 and SB 235 are the California state Assembly and Senate versions of a bill that would allow the distribution and sale of hemp-derived CBD as a food, beverage, and dietary supplement, and make clear that a product is not adulterated or misbranded due to the inclusion of hemp. These are high-priority bills that have been near passage in California since 2019. If signed into law, AB 45 and SB 235 will open an important retail market for CBD consumers. Take action here.

Support S. 1698, The Hemp Access and Consumer Safety Act
S. 1698, The Hemp Access and Consumer Safety Act, which would establish a legal and regulatory pathway for the sale of hemp-derived extract products such as CBD as dietary supplements and food and beverage additives., needs your support. We applaud Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) for sponsoring this bill ,which will help stabilize hemp markets, open a promising economic opportunity for U.S. farmers, and protect consumers by requiring hemp extract product manufacturers to comply with the entire existing comprehensive regulatory framework for ingestible products. Urge your Senators to support S. 1698 – visit this form letter at

We Are for Better Alternatives: Let’s Talk Hemp Cofounder Morris Beegle on Potcasters

The leading hemp expo producer is also the leading hemp podcaster. Hemp entrepreneur Morris Beegle, cofounder of NoCo Hemp Expo, Southern Hemp Expo, Silver Mountain Hemp Guitars, Tree Free Hemp Paper and We Are for Better Alternatives, is also the host of the Let’s Talk Hemp Podcast and publisher of Let’s Talk Hemp. Listen in as Potcasters host Dan Humiston interviews Morris, who explain how he is leveraging all of his business platforms to promote hemp. Morris shares stories behind some of his favorite podcast episodes, including a recent show about Delta 8 and his famous interview with Colorado Governor Polis, along with why he enjoys featuring guest hosts on his podcast, too.

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Have You Joined Leafwire Yet?

If you’re not a member of Leafwire yet, you should definitely check out the largest business network in the cannabis industry, with more than 40,000 members. Members include growers, budtenders, accountants, lawyers, CBD companies, equipment manufacturers, investors and more. Leafwire is for anyone who works in the cannabis industry, and also features a job board with 1,100 open cannabis and hemp jobs. Leafwire is designed to be a LinkedIn-style business network where the cannabis Industry can share news, promote events, find new jobs, find investors and simply network with their peers. Leafwire is 100% dedicated to the Cannabis and Hemp industries and the perfect place to post and share information about your company, new product launches or other related news. We’ll see you on Leafwire!

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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