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Newsletter – July 6, 2022

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – July 6, 2022

Decriminalization of Psychedelics: Coloradans Confused Over Which Ballot Initiative to Support

By Steven Hoffman

Colorado voters in favor of decriminalization and legalization of plant-based psychedelics, such as psilocybin mushrooms, are asking themselves the following question: Which ballot initiative do I support in 2022: I-58 or I-61?

Efforts behind the two separate and competing statewide ballot initiatives to decriminalize psychedelics for adults age 21 and older are underway as petitioners fan across the state to collect enough valid voter signatures by August 8 to ensure their measure is placed on the 2022 ballot. Petitioners of either initiative need to collect 124,632 valid signatures by that deadline to make the November ballot.

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Bank on It: First Citizens Bank Announced as the Presenting Sponsor of the 4th Annual Southern Hemp Expo

Securing reliable, commercial banking services has often been a challenge for hemp-related businesses, despite the fact that hemp is legal throughout the U.S. as a result of passage of the 2018 federal Farm Bill. As such, few banks have wanted to take the risk of working with legitimate businesses in the hemp space… until now.

Not only has Raleigh, NC-based First Citizens Bank stepped up to serve hemp farmers and agribusinesses through its 600 locations in 22 states, but it is one of the first major financial institutions to demonstrate its commitment to hemp producers by serving as the 2022 Presenting Sponsor of the 4th Annual Southern Hemp Expo, Aug. 18-20, 2022, at the newly renovated Fairgrounds Nashville in Nashville, TN.

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Hemp News Spotlight

On Trial in Russia for Possession of Cannabinoids, WNBA Star Brittney Griner Pens Handwritten Note to President Biden: “I’m Terrified I Might Be Here Forever”
By CBS Sports

Minnesota House Leader Says New Law Allowing THC Edibles Was “Intentional” Step Toward Marijuana Legalization
By Duluth News Tribune

Our Founding Fathers’ History with Hemp
By Cannabis Now

The History of Cannabis Legislation
By Clark Hill

Actor, Director Clint Eastwood Wins $2 Million Lawsuit Against Online CBD Marketers Using His Likeness Without Permission
By Vanity Fair

Big Bang Theory Actor Mayim Bialik Wins Court Assistance to Fight False CBD Endorsements
By MJBiz Daily

CBD Entrepreneur, Canna-Pet Founder Dan Goldfarb Sells Southern California Home Designed by Architect Lloyd Wright for $6.16 Million
By Los Angeles Times

Huge Revenue Jump Expected in Industrial Hemp Market in Future
By EIN News

Louisiana Court Favors Employee for Failing Marijuana Test after Taking CBD Supplements
By National Law Review

Hemp for Hypertension: How Does CBD Affect Blood Pressure?
By OK! Magazine

Five Surprising Health Benefits of CBDA After Age 40
By Eat This, Not That

Virginia State Univ. Food Scientist Awarded $275,000 USDA Grant to Study Hemp Protein for Human Consumption
By Culpeper Star Exponent

U.S. Army Looks to Hemp for Sniper Uniforms
By The Growth Op

Inspired by Late Brother, NC State Student Founds Hempsmith Clothing Co. to Promote Sustainable Fashion
By Technician Online

Learn about Mushroom Packaging, a Substitute to Plastic
By The Federal

Tests at Kansas State University Show Hempcrete’s Potential in Net-zero Buildings
By HempToday

Is Delta-8 Legal in Kansas? Attorney General Says No, but a Hemp Retailer is Suing
By Kansas City Star

Vermont-based Family Tree Hemp Co. Gets State Go-ahead to Expand into Recreational Cannabis Market
By Saint Albans Messenger

North Carolina’s Hemp Industry Avoids 11th Hour Shutdown; Hemp and CBD Get Permanent Legal Status
By The News & Observer

FDA Says It Helped Hawaii Officials Crack Down On CBD Company In ‘Unique’ Surveillance Operation Leading To Arrests
By Marijuana Moment

Afrimat, Hemporium Build World’s Tallest Hemp-product Building
By Engineering News

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Hemp Build 2022, July 9, 2022, Produced by the U.S. Hemp Building Association

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

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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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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