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Newsletter – March 20, 2020

Newsletter March 20, 2020


Newsletter – March 20, 2020

Hello from the WAFBA headquarters here in Fort Collins, Colorado, remote, virtual, quasi-quarantined and in front of a screen like all of you.We were fully geared up heading into the 7th annual NoCo Hemp Expo originally scheduled for March 26-28 up until two weeks ago when the cascading effect of the Coronavirus started to hit the United States. It began for us at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California on March 2nd when the show got postponed right as we were standing in the hotel lobby as the event was about to begin.

We Are for Better Alternatives – WAFBA – is the parent company of the NoCo Hemp Expo, Let’s Talk Hemp Media and more. Cofounders Morris Beegle and Elizabeth Knight and CFO Lori Buderus, along with the entire WAFBA team, are excited to continue to inform and unite the hemp community. They’re also working hard on upcoming innovations including a Virtual Conference & Trade Show during Earth Week (beginning April 22); the Let’s Talk Hemp @ NoCo Hemp Expo Spring 2020 Digital Magazine, powered by Honeysuckle Magazine (due out on March 26); a new Let’s Talk Hemp Podcast premiering next week; a redesigned website; e-newsletter and more. In addition, the 7th annual NoCo Hemp Expo has been rescheduled to August 6-8, 2020, at the National Western Complex in Denver, CO.
@morrisbeegle @LetsTalkHemp @NoCoHempExpo @WAFBAofficial 

News Briefs

Coronavirus Is Reducing Pollution Levels Around the World
By USA Today

USDA Secretary Calls Interim Rule a “Draft,” Sparking Industry Optimism
By Hemp Industry Daily

CBD Recommended to Support Immune Health
By New Hope Network

FDA Continues Public Comment Period on CBD “Indefinitely”
By CBD Today


Associations Highlight Five Key Issues with FDA’s CBD Report

By Natural Products Insider

Florida Lawmakers Spar Over Who Can Sell Hemp Seeds

By The Miami Herald

Kentucky Based Atalo Holdings Blames “Confounding Regulatory Guidelines” in Filing for Bankruptcy

By Forbes

Idaho House Committee Kills State Hemp Legalization Bill

By The Idaho Press

Texas Hemp Law Creates Maze of Confusion: “It Changed the Definition of Marijuana”

By CBS Channel 11 News, Dallas-Fort Worth

Trade Show COVID-19 Disruptions Highlight Value of In-person Connections

By Natural Products Insider


Despite 4Q Decline, CV Sciences Posts 11% Rise in Sales to $53.7 Million in 2019

By Nutra ingredients-USA

Charlotte’s Web Launches New R&D Division

By Hemp Grower

Fiancé of Real Housewives of Atlanta Star to Open Hemp & CBD Store in Atlanta

By Bravo TV


Levi’s Paul Dillinger Explains How Hemp Can Make Denim More Sustainable

By The Sourcing Journal

Hemp: The Fabric of Tomorrow

By Medium

Entrepreneur Floored by Hemp

By Hemp Grower


Why Hemp Producers Should Use Biocontrols to Promote Sustainable Production

By Hemp Industry Daily

City of Medford, OR, Considers Ban on Growing Hemp Outdoors

By The Mail Tribune

Utah Greenhouse Hemp Grow Draws Nighttime Light Pollution Complaints

By St. George News

Hemp Supply Chain Dynamics Bring Opportunities and Challenges

By Natural Products Insider


New German Cannabis Association Embraces Hemp

By HempToday

Western Australia’s Hemp Industry Grows with First Seed Processing Facility

By The Hemp Gazette

Manufacturer Mirreco Plans to Change Future of Australian Housing with Hemp

By Jamie Durie’s Groundswell

CBD Stores a Fashionable Business in the U.K.

By The Brighton Journal


9th International Hemp Building Symposium, March 31 – April 1, 2020, York, U.K.

NoCo Hemp Expo EARTH WEEK Virtual Conference & Trade Show, Beginning April 22, 2020

Pet CBD & Wellness Expo Midwest, April 24-26, 2020, St. Louis, MO

NoCo Hemp Expo Expands 2020 Show at National Western Complex in Denver, August 6-8, 2020

Diversify Hemp Meetup at NoCo Hemp Expo, August 6-8, 2020

Earth Week Virtual Conference & Trade Show

NoCo Hemp Expo

Pre-Order Your Copy of Doug Fine’s New Book, American Hemp Farmer

American Hemp Farmer

American Hemp Farmer, the sixth book from author Doug Fine, follows the rigors and pleasures of an entire hemp season from soil preparation and genetics acquisition through harvest and regenerative marketing. It’s immersive. It’s wildly funny. The follow up to Doug Fine’s bestselling Hemp Bound, American Hemp Farmer pulls no punches, and because it is written by an actual hemp farmer and entrepreneur, it tells you what you need to know if you want to join the hemp renaissance.

Pre-Order American Hemp Farmer Here

Subscribe to the Let’s Talk Hemp YouTube Channel

#LetsTalkHemp is the ultimate platform that focuses on “Changing the Cannabis Conversation”. We provide news, education, and information about Hemp and Cannabis to our viewers so that they can learn more about the industry and get tips and tricks on the latest technologies. Subscribe to our channel and learn about everything from legal updates, farming, production, and new products entering the Hemp & Cannabis space.

Mother Earth Gets a Breather As Society Shuts Down – Season 3, Episode 1

Cannabis Trumps Chaos

As the world comes suddenly to a halt there is some upside in the midst of all the chaos. As travel and industry decrease dramatically, carbon emissions slow down, the skies look better, and our Mother Earth gets a needed breather.

Join hosts Morris Beegle and Rick Trojan as they kick off Season 3, Episode 1, with special guest Paul Benhaim, cofounder of Hemp Plastic Company and Elixinol, to discuss the world of hemp plastics, the impact of coronavirus pandemonium, and some positive things happening in the world today.

Come find out why Forbes touted Let’s Talk Hemp and the 422 as “Top 8 Cannabis podcasts you need in your Life.”

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