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Newsletter – June 29, 2022

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Newsletter – June 29, 2022

Denver Attorney Bob Hoban: Solving Legal Complexities in Hemp and THC

By Jean Lotus

Denver attorney Robert (Bob) Hoban’s decision to specialize in cannabis and hemp more than a dozen years ago has given him a prime position in the international commercial cannabis and hemp industries. 

Hoban graduated from Univ. of Wyoming Law School & began to practice law in 2001, but he pivoted as the regulated cannabis industry came online in Colorado and other states. 

As the hemp and cannabis markets matured, Hoban spent a dozen years pioneering a new legal field and creating the class of lawyers known as “cannabis attorneys.”

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Denver-based cannabis/hemp lawyer Robert (Bob) Hoban has spent 13 years pioneering and defining the role of “cannabis attorney.” Photo courtesy of Clark Hill Law.Paul Benhaim, Founder, The Hemp Plastic Company

Delta 8: A 5-Part Series

By National Industrial Hemp Council of America (NIHC)

Throughout June, the National Industrial Hemp Council of America (NIHC) put together a series of five articles in their weekly newsletter highlighting the divergent opinions around hemp-derived delta-8 THC.

The NIHC initially wrote about what delta-8 is and why it’s controversial before looking at the road ahead. To contribute to the series of articles, NIHC brought in Hemp Industries Association former President Rick Trojan, who defended delta-8 THC by making the case that hemp & all hemp derivatives were made legal under the 2018 Farm Bill. U.S. Hemp Roundtable General Counsel Jonathan Miller contributed with an opinion that delta-8 THC should be regulated through the well-regulated dispensary system in states that have legal adult-use cannabis while pointing out the public warnings of the FDA & CDC. Kristi Wolff, a partner at the law firm Kelley Drye, and her colleague Cristina Ferretti opined about the Ninth Circuit’s decision on delta-8 and what it means to the regulatory challenges before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the states.

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Hemp News Spotlight

Congress Tackles Hemp Industry Challenges, CBD Marketing, Marijuana Research And Psychedelics In Spending Legislation
By Marijuana Moment

Congressional Report Calls for Drug Policy Review of Psilocybin Access, Hemp Use and Cannabis Research
By Filter Magazine

SAFE Banking Act Omitted from Scaled Back Version of America COMPETES Act

Move Over SAFE Act, There’s a New Bipartisan Cannabis Banking Bill in Town, the CLIMB Act
By Leafly

‘It’s Irresponsible’: Effort to Keep Hemp Legal in North Carolina Comes Down to the Wire
By WLOS ABC 13 News

Texas Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Smokable Hemp Products
By Ganjapreneur

Delta-8 Products Confined to Oregon’s Licensed Marijuana Outlets Beginning Friday
By HempToday

Kansas Hemp Co. Sues State Governor Over Seizure of $120,000 Worth of Property During Delta-8 Raid
By The Topeka Capital-Journal

Florida Officials Announce Winners Of Student Hemp Innovation Essay Contest
By Marijuana Moment

Major League Baseball Allows Teams to Sell CBD Sponsorships
By Associated Press

Creator of Muscle Milk Launch Hemp-infused Fitness Beverage, GYM Weed, in U.S. Market

Chia, Hemp, Flax: Are Super Seeds Worth the Hype?
By The Today Show

Voyager Life Launches Range of Refillable CBD Products in its U.K. Stores
By Proactive Investors

10th Future Fabrics Expo in London Puts Spotlight on Hemp
By The Sustainable Angle

Traditional Japanese Garments Merge with Natural Fibers Including Hemp in New Minneapolis Exhibition
By Cool Hunting

Hemp Ethanol Could Replace Gas And Cost 4 Times Less at The Pump, Biofuel Expert Claims
By International High Life

European Hemp Grain Supplies Are “Drained,” Reports Canxchange
By HempToday

Climate Impact of Food Miles Three Times Greater than Previously Believed, Study Finds
By The Guardian

Midwestern Database Calls for Hemp Producers’ Expertise
By Seed World

Louisiana to Publish Final Rule on Industrial Hemp Rules and Regulations in July
By EIN News

Podcast: Certified Seed Could Ease Hemp Regulations
By Lancaster Farming

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

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