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Newsletter – March 22, 2023

Lets Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – March 22, 2023

Golf Challenge Among Many Special Events at Hemp Expo

The 9th annual NoCo Hemp Expo, the world’s most comprehensive hemp business conference and trade show, will kick off with the Tree Free Hemp Charity Golf Challenge, a 10-hole golf tournament, from noon-4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28. Players will follow a special format as they enjoy the outing at the world-class Broadmoor Resort. Proceeds will be donated to the Realm of Caring Foundation. 

Founded in 2013, Realm of Caring (RoC) serves anyone in need of more information about cannabinoid therapies. Through revolutionary research, innovative education, and life-changing grants, RoC seeks to facilitate and encourage the mainstream acceptance of transformative, plant-powered therapies to benefit individuals and families and serve health care providers as well as the hemp and cannabis industries.

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Golf challenge at the Broadmoor

NoCo9 Speaker Spotlight Series

A Q&A with Hunter Buffington, partner in the newly formed Agriculture Policy Solutions, who spoke with Let’s Talk Hemp from Fort Collins, Colorado.

By Elizabeth Lunt

How did you become interested in hemp and how did your background get you here?

I grew up in Wyoming working on a ranch. I was in 4-H and FFA and spent a lot of time in rural communities. At Colorado State University, I studied physical anthropology to learn the human aspect of how we interact with our world, and then decided to focus on how to work to evolve and change the world I live in. I finished my formal education with a master’s at Regis University in sustainability development with application of open systems.

My focus when I work with clients is on the triple bottom line: economics, environment and social responsibility. After a lot of public policy and advocacy work on climate mitigation in Colorado and internationally, I found I was doing all of this work on hemp, and it united my ag background with the sustainability and mitigation work that I was doing at the time (in 2014). I realized hemp was an emerging economy that needed a lot of assistance.

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Hunter Buffington

Bipartisan House Bills Reintroduced to Regulate Hemp-Derived CBD

By the U.S. Hemp Roundtable

On March 17, U.S. Representative Morgan Griffith (R-VA), with lead Democratic co-sponsor Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN), reintroduced two bills in the U.S. House that would require the Food and Drug Administration to regulate hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD). The Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2023 would subject hemp extract products to the regulatory framework for dietary supplements, while the CBD Product Safety and Standardization Act of 2023 would establish regulations for CBD as a food and beverage additive.

The bills’ filings follow on the heels of the FDA’s recent announcement asking Congress to work with the agency to develop a regulatory framework for CBD.

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Mechoulam Emphasized Three Key Areas for Cannabinoid Research
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CBD: The Gordian Knot of Pot
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Bipartisan Bill Would Eliminate Hemp Industry Ban for Those With Drug Convictions
Marijuana Moment

Will Hemp Seeds Sprout Into the Next Big Super Seed? 
Food Navigator USA

CBD Market Stabilizes After Initial Boom and Slump

Hemp Production Is Expanding in the Construction Market

What’s Next for CBD in Food and Beverages?
Food Business News

Topical Cannabidiol Improved Pain Relief in Patients With Scleroderma
Patient Worthy

Biodegradable Clothing Including Hemp Gains Traction
Menswear Style

Hemp Seeds Poised to Become Popular Super Food
Real Simple

Synthetic Cannabinoids Further Rift Between Marijuana and Hemp Industries
MJBiz Daily

Why India Is Losing Trillion-Dollar Hemp EconomyT
imes of India

CBD Applications From 7 Companies Advanced by UK Food Safety Authorities
Hemp Today

Canadian Cannabis Producer Heritage Approved to Import CBD Into Brazil
MJBiz Daily

Six-Year Journey to Build a California Roundhouse
HempBuild Magazine

Georgia Legislation Considering Laws on Consumable Hemp Products
11 Alive

New Legislation Could Allow Hemp Products to Be Used in Kansas Animal Feed
Kansas Reflector

Minnesota Cannabis Bill Could Create Problems for ‘Hemp-Derived’ IndustryK

Mississippi Farmers Pivot From Hemp to Pot
High Times 

South Carolina Hemp Field Destruction: Legal Chaos Escalates

Youngkin Administration Says Hemp Bill Accomplishes Governor’s Goals

Treasury Secretary: Regulators ‘Looking for Solutions’ to Marijuana Banking Problem as Schumer Recommits to Addressing the Issue
Marijuana Moment

Veteran's Discount

NoCo Hemp Expo



9th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo, March 29-31, 2023, The Broadmoor Resort, Colorado Springs, CO

Industria Cannabis presents Expo Industria Cannabis & Cáñamo, April 7-9, 2023, Mar del Plata, Argentina.

BuildingMan 2023, featuring hemp building workshops, April 27-30, 2023, JenKStar Ranch, Green River, UT

Growing Industrial Hemp as a Multipurpose Crop in Organic Cropping Systems, May 10, 2023, from 2-3 pm EDT. Free webinar by the Rodale Institute.

Reimagining a Regenerative World Through Cannabis & Hemp, Regennabis Live, May 11, 2023, United Nations, New York, NY 

It Takes a Village: A Hempcrete Build Experience & Healing Arts Festival, June 7-11, 2023. Presented by, Digger’s Compost Cooperative, Acton, ME

Cannabis Research Conference, Presented by Colorado State University Pueblo, Institute of Cannabis Research, Aug. 3-5, 2023, Denver

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