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Newsletter – March 23, 2022

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – March 23, 2022

Boulder Creek Technologies’ Vapor-Static System Boosts Efficiency, Reduces Environmental Impact

By Shara Rutberg

“Peace, love…and chemicals?” asks Rick Bonde. The cannabis industry’s environmental impact always bothered him, he explains. To Bonde, the solvents used in extraction, especially, were sour notes spoiling the harmony of the 60’s-rooted, weed-loving, hippie subculture he experienced growing up in California. So, when his chemist cousin, Steve Bonde, called to tell him about ideas for a solvent-free method of biomass extraction, he jumped at the chance to join him. They developed and patented the Vapor-Static Extraction system and launched Boulder Creek Technologies in 2019.

“The funny thing is, we set out to build a more environmentally friendly process,” says Bonde. “It wasn’t until after building and testing the system, that we discovered the incredible cost savings associated with removing solvents from the equation.” Those cost savings are stunning; the system reduces operating expenses by up to 80%. How? With an extraction efficiency of up to 90%, lower utility costs, zero solvent investment and just one operator.

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Photo: Jacqueline McGrane, SVP of Business Development at our Vapor-Static installation in Portland, OR

As Industrial Hemp Stages a Comeback, Colorado Agriculture Commissioner Kate Greenberg Has Got the Farmer’s Back

Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg will deliver the keynote address on how hemp is helping to usher in a new age in agriculture at the 8th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo’s Farm Symposium and Ag Tech Forum on March 25, 2022, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Aurora.

Greenberg joins Colorado Governor Jared Polis, USDA Hemp Program Director William Richmond and other top business leaders, investors, agriculture experts and policy makers at NoCo Hemp Expo, which features a Business Conference, Investment Summit and Entrepreneur Pitch Slam on Thursday, March 25, and its annual Farm Symposium and the new Ag Tech Forum on Friday, March 25. The event also features a full Exhibit Hall.

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Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg Joins Colorado Governor Jared Polis, USDA Hemp Director William Richmond and Other Top Leaders and Policy Makers in Hemp as Headline Presenters at the 8th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo, March 24-25, 2022, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center.

Hemp News Spotlight

U.S.-based Curaleaf Holdings, One of the World’s Largest Cannabis Companies, Is Pushing Back Against Rumors of Russian Oligarch Connections
By HempToday

PA Senator Judy Schwank Announces Hemp Feed Bill
By Lancaster Farming

EU-wide Adoption of Max THC Limits in Hemp Seed Foods a ‘Significant Win for Sector’
By Food Navigator

Bast Fibre Technologies Announces James Posa as New Chief Executive Officer
By Bast Fiber Technologies

CBD Beverage Brand Weller Adds Beer Entrepreneur and Oskar Blues Founder Dale Katechis to Board of Directors
By BizWest

EVO Hemp and 40 Acre Cooperative Team Up to Support Black Farmers
By CBD Retail Trends

Zero-proof Liquor Derived from Hemp is Shaking Up the Spirit Industry
By KYW News Radio, Philadelphia

Delta-9 THC: The Latest Hemp-derived Product Offering
By Hemp Grower

The House that Hemp Built
By The Alamosa Valley Courier

How Nuclear Power and Hemp Can Help Solve Scarcity Problems
By ZDNet

Is Hemp Headed for Dairy Rations?
By Dairy Herd Management

Kansas State University Scientists Examine Hemp as Future Animal Feed Source
By Beef Magazine

Virginia State Bill Could Make CBD Products Illegal; Puts Hemp Retailers, Farmers at Risk
By WHSV News, Harrisonburg, VA

Texas Ban on Smokable Hemp Faces Final Review
By Hemp Industry Daily

Minnesota Board of Pharmacy Returns Clarity to CBD Sales and Possession in the State
By The Star Tribune

California Real Estate Developer Partners with the Now Corp. to Research the Application and Use of Hemp Bricks in Construction
By Cision

Ohio Hemp Production Update
By Ohio’s Country Journal

Colorado Court Dismisses Claims in Hemp Extraction Contract Dispute
By Law Street Media

Will Mexico Drop Hemp from the Cannabis Law Bill?
By Lexology

U.K.’s Hemp Milk Maker Gaia Farming Co. Announces Partnership with Plant-based Burger Chain Lewis Hamilton’s Neat Burger
By The Vegconomist

Canxchange Quarterly Benchmark Report Reveals European Hemp Farmers Outlook Has Hit an All-time Low
By Cannabis Wealth UK



NoCo Hemp Expo, Mar. 23-25, 2022, Aurora, CO

HempCrete Workshop, April 4-18, 2022, Toledo, Belize, Presented by Heavenly Grown

Hempcrete Masterclass Online taught by Chris Magwood Endeavour Centre April 6-May 4

National Hemp Investor Forum, San Francisco, CA, April 14-15, 2022

HempStone Presents: Hempcrete Basics @ Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Waitsfield, VT April 23-24, 2022

Midwest iHemp Expo, Lansing, MI, May 20-21, 2022

Southern Hemp Expo, Aug. 18-20, 2022 – Save the Date!

Add your event to Hemp Events, a free listing service for legitimate hemp industry events. Visit

Hold The Date for August 18-20, 2022. SHE returns to Nashville!

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Join the WAFBA Team – Sales and Marketing Specialist
WAFBA is looking for a sales and marketing person to assist with our events and media division. Responsibilities would include prospecting and sales of exhibition booths, sponsorship and advertising. Experience preferred in the hemp, CBD and cannabis industries with a knowledge of companies working throughout the supply chain. Apply here.

U.S. Hemp Operator Survey: Take a 3-Minute Survey to Have Your Voice Heard
The Third Annual Survey – Whitney Economics, a leading hemp data, business consulting and economic analytics firm is conducting a national survey of hemp operators. Your inputs would be appreciated. Just like in past years, in exchange for your inputs, Whitney Economics will be sending you a free copy of the report once it is written and presented at the NoCo Hemp Conference (ETA is mid-March).

Why Take This Survey?
What differentiates the Whitney Economics surveys from others, is that our report gives you actionable data that can help drive improvements in your operations and can help identify key areas to focus on for future success.

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.

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.

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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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