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.”
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.
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.
Hemp News Spotlight
Hemp Fiber Industry Could Be as Profitable as Cotton, But Industry Still in Infancy, Experts Say
By KCBD11 News, Lubbock, TX
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
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
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
French Government Draft Decree Would Approve Sale of CBD but Not Smokeable Flower or Leaves
By Libération (in French)
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 www.southernhempexpo.com 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
Add your event to Hemp Events, a free listing service for legitimate hemp industry events. Visit www.HempEvents.org.
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 RegulateCBDnow.com 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 https://regulateCBDnow.com 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!
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 hempsupporter.com.
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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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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