Newsletter – June 8, 2022
Hemp Policy Moves Forward in North Carolina, Backtracks in Virginia
By Jean Lotus
New hemp legislation in southern states shows mixed messages for the hemp industry with laws in North Carolina moving the industry ahead while Virginia appears to be slipping behind.
First the good news: North Carolina’s state senate moved at the end of May to approve the annual Farm Act, which included removing hemp from the state’s controlled substances list. Hemp is defined by the 2018 Farm Bill as cannabis with less than .3% THC content by dry weight.
Hemp News Spotlight
Dutch Hemp Group Dun Agro to Establish a U.S. Office and the Company’s First U.S.-based, Large-scale Hemp Processing Facility in Indiana
U.S. Hemp Authority Seeks Public Input by June 15 on Updated Standards Language, which Prohibits Delta-8 THC
By Natural Products Insider
USDA to Invest $300 Million to Provide Comprehensive Support for Farmers Transitioning to Organic Production
By Organic Trade Association
Utilizing Cannabinoids as a Case Study, FDA Science Board to Hold June 14 Meeting on Safety of Dietary Supplements and Food Ingredients with Predicted Pharmacological Activity; Public Webcast Link Available
The Principles of Organic Hemp Cultivation
By Cannabis Business Times
Activist Group Sisters of the Valley to Give Away Packets of Hemp Seeds on West Coast “Green Tour 2022”
By Street Insider
What Is Hemp-derived THC-O and Why Is this Psychedelic Cannabinoid 3X Stronger than THC?
By Fresh Toast
Whitney Economics, Square Root Group Partner to Offer Cannabis and Hemp Economic Analysis and Policy Support
By Whitney Economics
Curaleaf Faces Lawsuit and Potential Fines and License Suspension Over Mislabeled CBD Products
By Food Manufacturing
Natural and Organic Beverage Maker Apple Rush Company Enters Hemp CBD Market
Montana-based Nano Shot Launches Nano-Emulsified CBD Hemp Beverages
In Time for Summer, Hometown Hero CBD Introduces Hemp-derived Delta-9 THC Salt Water Taffy
Austin, TX-area CBD, Smokable Hemp Retailer Sues City of Cedar Park, Claiming Officials are “Harassing Him and His Business”
By Patch Cedar Park-Leander, TX
NBA Star Isiah Thomas on How His Dream Of Making Hemp Cars Is Coming to Life: All Plastics Will Be Made from Cannabis
Will Hemp Fiber Eventually Become the Norm for Uses in Tennessee’s Automotive Industry?
By Cannabis Business Times
EnviroTextiles’ Summer Star: Hemp Fiber & Fashions Have Come a Long Way
By Cannabis Tech
Hemp Alliance of Tennessee Partners with the TN Dept. of Agriculture and University of Tennessee on Hemp Fiber Research
By Hemp Gazette
Hippo Premium Packaging Uses Sustainable Hemp-Based Packaging
By Yahoo Finance
Cajun Cigar Czar Reaches Deal to Distribute Laika Hemp Cigarettes in the U.S.
By Yahoo Finance
How Scott’s Miracle-Gro, a 154-year-old Company, Has Become One of the Biggest Players in Cannabis Production
Colorado Governor Signs Bill Calling for Hemp & Marijuana Task Force to Study Hemp-derived THC, Establish Future Rules
Minnesota Governor Signs Bill to Clarify Legality of CBD-infused Hemp Foods and Beverages
By Marijuana Moment
Hemp Podcast: Spring Planting Reports from U.S. and International Farmers
By Lancaster Farming
Virginia’s Approved Budget Bill Contains Language that Would Unnecessarily Restrict the Purchase of Hemp Foods, Beverages and Supplements to those 21 and Older, based on Language about THC in the Measure
Cannabis and Hemp Culture Blossoms in Chiang Mai, Thailand – in Drinks, Food, Clothing, Massages and Medicines
By South China Morning Post
Spain Hemp Museum Unveils New Japanese-themed Exhibit
By High Times
Hemp in Interstate Commerce: A Roundtable Discussion, hosted by Clark Hill PLC, June 9, 2022, 1:00 pm ET
Sisters of the Valley Green Tour, 2022, June 10-13, 2022, in Five California Cities
Hemp History Week, June 13-19, 2022, Presented by the Hemp Industries Association
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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