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Newsletter – June 22, 2022

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – June 22, 2022

Hemp Bioplastics on Horizon, Pioneer Says

By Jean Lotus

An Australian-based hemp pioneer who has spent 25 years in the hemp food and CBD businesses has branched out into hemp bioplastics with a US partnership.

Paul Benhaim, a British expat, has created companies around hemp since 1993, from nutrition to medicine to industrial materials – and now including hemp plastic.

Benhaim is founder of Hemp Foods Australia and the Elixinol Wellness. He has moved into the bioplastics space with The Hemp Plastic Company, creating hemp plastic resin from 100% bio materials, manufactured in the United States.

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Paul Benhaim, Founder, The Hemp Plastic Company

Hemp News Spotlight

National Hemp Association and Hemp Feed Coalition Join Forces
By Yahoo Finance

Two UK Groups are Off CBD Advisory Board Amid Turmoil Over Guidance for the Sector
By HempToday

Court Judgment: Hemp is NOT a “Novel Food”, it Can Be Used in Food!
By Kombinat Konopny

U.S. Dept. of Energy Invests $39 Million in Low-Carbon Construction Technology, including Hempcrete 3D Printing
By 3D Printing Industry News

Minnesota Lawmakers Approve Hemp-derived THC Products for Adult Use; Measure Also Allows CBD in Food and Drinks
By MJ Biz Daily

Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson Urges FDA To Take Interim Steps As It Continues To Review CBD
By Benzinga

Organic Products Industry Records Sales of $63 Billion in 2021; Consumers Return to More Stable Shopping Patterns
By The Organic Trade Association

Food Tech Visionary Award Nominations Now Open
By The Spoon

Light It Up: Researcher Uses Firefly Genes to Understand Cannabis Biology
By UConn Today

Wisdom From The Women Leading The Cannabis Industry, With Forozan ‘Zan’ Karim of Franny’s Farmacy
By Authority Magazine

Hometown Hero CBD Strengthens Advocacy Leadership with Appointment of Cynthia Cabrera as Chief Strategy Officer
By Hometown Hero

“Big Bang Theory” Actor, “Jeopardy” Host Mayim Bialik Sues 32 Unnamed Companies over False CBD Endorsement Ads
By KIRO 7 News, Seattle WA

Study Finds Half of Hemp-derived Delta-9 THC Products Mislabeled
By Cannabis Now

Psychedelics: Magic Mushrooms Merging into the Supplement Industry?
By Nutrition Insight

Texas-based Applied Food Sciences Launches Hemp Seed Protein for Alternative Meat Products
By Vegconomist

What to Know about Hemp Building Products
By Family Handyman

Montana Hemp Farmer Builds Own House out of Hemp Fiber
By Ag Update

Wisconsin Entrepreneur Develops Pre-cast Hempcrete “Z Panels” for Wall and Home Construction
By Green Bay Press Gazette

San Antonio’s First Cannabis Juice Shop, Housed in a Hemp Farm, Coming Soon
By My San Antonio

As Hemp Deadline Looms, North Carolina Hemp Business Owners Fear Going Out of Business
By WRAL News

Opinion: CBD Regulators Must Step Up, Consumers Must Speak Out In New York
By The Bluntness

Podcast: Hemp Planting Report 2022 Update
By Lancaster Farming

Growers, Processors Explore Fiber, Grain Hemp in Ohio and Pennsylvania
By Farm and Dairy

Ukrainian Hemp Farmers Persist Despite Challenges Brought by War
By HempToday

Aberdeen University Research Inspires First Commercial Production of Cold-pressed Hemp Oil in Scotland
By The Press and Journal

China Expansion: Charlotte’s Web Appoints Distributor for Greater China Region
By Yahoo Finance

Hemp Exemption


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

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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