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Newsletter – June 30, 2021

Lets Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – June 30, 2021

Mile High Labs Partners with Global Nutrition Company

By Jean Lotus

A partnership between Colorado-based cannabinoid ingredients manufacturer Mile High Labs and a global nutritional ingredients company is bringing CBD ever closer to the mainstream. 

Royal DSM, a division of DSM Nutritional Products AG of Kaiseraugst, Switzerland in June announced a partnership with Mile High as an “investment in the future” of CBD.

“The potential of CBD and other hemp-derived cannabinoids hasn’t yet been fully realized,” said Frederic Boned, vice president, for human nutrition and health at DSM North America, in a statement.

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Colorado cannabinoid ingredients manufacturer Mile High Labs has partnered with Royal DSM to add CBD to nutritional premixes. Photo courtesy of Mile High Labs

Colorado Hemp Farm Buzzes with Bees

By Heather Collins 

Tucked away on the high plains of Southeast Denver, hemp farmer, entrepreneur, and ‘bee shepherd’ Nick French is starting his morning routine on his family farm. French greets the ‘lady’ chickens in the coop, gazes across the clover and sunflowers, and listens to the sounds from nearby hives a few hundred yards away from his one-acre hemp crop. 

“Early morning is my favorite time out here on the farm – it’s not too hot, the bees are just waking up, and I can see how the recent rains are helping boost this year’s hemp crop,” said French, Co-founder of Colorado Hemp Honey, and former U.S. Marine.

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Former U.S. Marine Nick French Dedicates Life to Hemp Farming and Beekeeping, Creates Nationally Renowned Wellness Products Made from Honey, CBD, and Medicinal Essential Oils
Photo courtesy of Heather Collins

Hemp News Spotlight

Congressional Report Gives Lawmakers Overview of Hemp Market and Policy Challenges
By Marijuana Moment

How Is the USDA Ruling Working Out for Hemp Farmers?
By The Signal

Hemp Industries Association Supports Regulation, Not Prohibition, of Hemp-derived Delta-8 THC
By The Fresh Toast

Toledo, OH, Hemp Center Offers Free CBD Dog Treats to Keep Canines Calm During July 4 Fireworks
By the Toledo Blade

Colorado Dept. of Agriculture Extends Deadline to July 9 for Hemp Advisory Committee Nominations
By Hemp Grower

New Colorado Law Attempts to Reduce Cross-pollination between Hemp and Marijuana
By Modern Farmer

Hemp Sales Impacted by Connecticut’s New Pot Laws
By Connecticut Business & Industry Association

Charlottesville, VA-area Poison Center Sees Hike in Crisis Calls from Hemp-derived Delta-8 Products
By The Roanoke Times

$26,000 California-inspired DIY Tiny Home Kits Made of Hemp Are Sold Out for 2021
By Business Insider

Former Pittsburgh Steelers Player Charlie Batch Joins Advisory Board of Hemp Synergistics
By Pittsburgh Business Times

Hemp Being Used to Help Redevelop Commercial Complex in Downtown Rapid City, SD
By The Rapid City Journal

Lifetime Athletic Club Selects Charlotte’s Web as Exclusive CBD Provider
By New Cannabis Ventures

Footwear Maker Rothy’s Hemp Collection Includes Eco-friendly Summer Sandals
By StyleCaster

Outdoors Magic Reviews Technical Climbing Trousers Made from Hemp
By Outdoors Magic

Hemp Seeds Can Be Subtly Added to Almost Any Meal for Beaucoup Benefits
By Well and Good

Hemp Bar to Be Portland, OR’s First Low-THC Cannabis Cafe
By Willamette Week

Pennsylvania State Representative Scott Conklin Secures Hemp Production Grant for Penn State University
By North Central PA News

News MD Podcast: Why is Delta-8 So Popular?
By The Globe

Medical Marijuana Product Labels in Ohio Must Now List the Amount Delta-8 THC
By The Cincinnati Enquirer

Botanacor Laboratories Now Certified by Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment to Test Hemp Products
By Business Wire

HIA Names New President, Board Members
By Hemp Industries Association

Black-owned Hemp Investment Company Works with Georgia Legislators to Increase Black Involvement in the Hemp and Cannabis Industry
By The Atlanta Voice

Oregon Hemp Extraction Facility Fined Over Alleged Hazardous Waste Violations
By The Register-Guard

U.K.’s Purity Hemp First CBD Company to Partner with the Professional Cricket Association
By City A.M.

69-Year Old Ghana Woman Freed After Being Wrongfully Jailed for 11 Years for Possession of Hemp
By Pulse Africa

India’s Hemp Horizons Sees 100% Increase in Hemp Seed Processing in Past Six Months
By The Plunge Daily

Southern Hemp Expo

Hemp has been growing in America long before the signing of the Declaration of Independence (which, btw, was drafted on hemp paper). Now, after a lengthy and arduous period of unfounded prohibition, hemp in the U.S. is finally making its way back into American agriculture and industry. While we are still in the infancy stage of this re-emerging market, the promise for the future of hemp as an environmental and wellness solution for society shines bright, and the potential for business, even brighter.

As such, we invite you to join us for the 3rd Annual Southern Hemp Expo on September 2-4 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC as the hemp industry looks to reboot and rebound after a tumultuous pandemic and oversupply problem from the 2019 and 2020 growing seasons. As challenging as it has been, the mission remains the same. Free this plant and this crop so its potential is maximized and can have a significant positive and lasting impact on our planet and the future of humanity. 

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Missed the Let’s Talk Hemp Conferences at NoCo7? Purchase the ultimate Virtual Conference Experience including the Let’s Talk Hemp Business Conference, Investor Forum and Farm Symposium and review content on demand until July 22, 2021

NoCo Hemp Expo Virtual

Regenerative Cannabis Live — Sustainable Development for and by the Cannabis & Hemp Industry, Virtual Conference, Presented by Regennabis, June 30, 2021

Virtual B2B Speed Networking – Hemp, July 8, 2021

Connect Asheville, Hosted by the Southeast Hemp Association, Asheville, NC, July 8, 2021, 5:00-7:00 pm

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

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

Southern Hemp Expo, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC, September 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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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

Let’s Talk Hemp Podcast – Season 4, Episode 9
Available On June 10, 2021

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As hemp continues to become more connected on the global landscape, as more countries and continents advance and mature their markets, there are relatively few individuals who have been working in the space at a high level, around the world, for more than 20 years. This week’s guest is Paul Benhaim and he is one of those individuals who has pioneered the industry since the 1990’s. From hemp foods to hemp plastics to hemp cannabinoid based wellness products, Paul has been innovating with hemp in every hemisphere on Earth. He is the founder of some of the most recognized hemp brands in the world including Hemp Foods Australia, Elixinol Global and The Hemp Plastic Company.

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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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