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Newsletter – March 29, 2023

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – March 29, 2023

NoCo9 Kicks Off at The Broadmoor Resort Newly Renovated to Include Green Initiatives

The 9th annual NoCo Hemp Expo, the world’s most comprehensive hemp business conference and trade show, kicked off with the Tree Free Hemp Charity Golf Challenge, a 10-hole golf tournament, on Tuesday March 28. Players followed a special format as they enjoyed the outing at the newly renovated Broadmoor Resort. 

The golf courses are just one part of the historic Broadmoor that has been completely overhauled with green initiatives in mind. The courses have been redesigned to be certified Audubon Sanctuaries, after a stringent process that requires restoration of native bird and wildlife habitats. Over 50 acres of highly maintained turf grass have been replaced with native varieties of grasses and wildflowers. Irrigation and water reduction measures have been updated.

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NoCo9 Speaker Spotlight Series

A Q&A with Mary Jane Oatman, executive director of the Indigenous Cannabis Industry Association, who spoke with Let’s Talk Hemp from the ancestral homelands of her people on the Nez Perce Reservation in Idaho.

By Elizabeth Lunt

Tell us about the Indigenous Cannabis Industry Association (ICIA)

It is a 501(c)6 and we focus on networking and mentorship, education and advocacy to advance the opportunities for Native American tribes to add hemp and cannabis farming and businesses to their portfolios. We believe the best way to accomplish our goals is through partnerships. Business planning for hemp development is difficult for tribal communities to execute, so we align with other groups like Global Hemp Association and U.S. Hemp Roundtable, among others, who provide these services. 

Negative stigma is still a huge issue in the emerging industry. People are sitting on the fence waiting for others to move forward. We are excited to show tribal communities successful processing facilities.

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Hemp News Spotlight

Bipartisan Senators File Bill to Ease Restrictions on Industrial Hemp
Marijuana Moment

How the 2023 Farm Bill Could Change the Game for Hemp-Derived Cannabinoid Products
The Hill

Bill Filed in Congress to Eliminate Drug Conviction Ban for Employment in Hemp Industry

SXSW Mixer Raises Funds for Ukrainian Housing
HempBuild Magazine

Study of Cannabidiol Oil for the Treatment of Advanced Cancer Symptoms
Physician’s Weekly

From Wool to Hemp, Sustainable Building Materials Are a Growing Business in the Mountain West
KUNR Public Radio

Knowledge and Attitude of Saudi Physicians Toward Cannabidiol for Pediatric Epilepsy: A Cross-Sectional Study

The Clinical Use of Cannabidiol and Cannabidiolic Acid-Rich Hemp in Veterinary Medicine and Lessons From Human Medicine
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Hemp Funding Is Looking Up
NCN News

The New Balance 550 Receives a ‘Hemp’ Construction

Nearly 3,000 Products Advance in UK’s $800 Million CBD Sweepstakes
Hemp Today

Japan’s Toyoshima Invests in U.S. Hemp Fibre Producer FyberX
Just Style

Zimbabwe’s Hemp Fortunes Hinge on Diversification Into Fiber, Foods
Hemp Today

Florida Veterans, Business Owners Speak Out Against Proposed ‘Hemp Bill’
Fox13 Tampa Bay

Hemp Growers Raise Concerns About Maryland Cannabis Plan, Lawmakers Say It Closes a Loophole

House Creates Hemp Licensing System in Amendment to Marijuana Bill 
Minnesota Reformer

South Dakota’s Gov. Noem Vetoes Bill to Raise THC Limits in Industrial Hemp
Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan

A Look at the Divide Over Virginia Hemp Bills and Changes Youngkin Could Make
ABC8 News

Virginia Policymakers Consider Changing Hemp Bill to Reduce Impact on Medical CBD Patients
Virginia Mercury

Hawk Springs Processing Facility Could Expand Potential for Wyoming Hemp
Cowboy State Daily

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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Help Rebuild Ukraine With Hemp
Sergiy Kovalenkov, aka Doctor Hemphouse, one of the world’s renowned specialists in building with hemp, is appealing to the hemp industry for help in rebuilding war-torn Ukraine, including building Ukraine’s biggest social housing project to date — a 10,000-square-foot residential building to house refugees and orphans who lost their parents to the war. In particular, the project is seeking builders, sponsors, automated block-making machinery and a hempcrete spraying system. Visit or contact or

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