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Newsletter – March 9, 2022

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – March 9, 2022

Global Hemp Association Seed Trials will Reduce Risk, Organizers Say

By Jean Lotus

When it comes to challenges in the hemp industry, advocates are looking to reduce risk at the very beginning of the supply chain: In the seeds.

Mandi Kerr spends a lot of time listening to hemp industry players, and the head of the Utah-based Global Hemp Association says she hears the same challenges mentioned throughout the industry.

One reason hemp is not being quickly adopted by large brands in the U.S. auto or textile industry is “because we don’t understand the genetics,” Kerr told Let’s Talk Hemp. “[Large corporations] aren’t going to invest until we get that seed supply and the genetics figured out,” she added.

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Global Hemp Association founder Mandi Kerr has the ear of the hemp industry with hundreds of YouTube interview videos. Photo courtesy of GHA.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis to Provide State Hemp Update at 8th Annual NoCo Hemp Expor

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis will deliver an update on the state’s hemp industry at the 8th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo’s Business Conference and Investment Summit on Thursday, March 24, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Conference Center.

Polis is a longtime supporter of the hemp industry nationwide. In 2015, then-Congressman Jared Polis flew a hemp flag over the U.S. Capitol, to celebrate the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill legalizing industrial hemp. Polis instituted Colorado’s Hemp Week in June ordering a hemp flag to fly over the Colorado Capitol.

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Gov. Jared Polis holds a hemp flag that flew over the Denver Capitol Building during Hemp Week in June, 2021. Courtesy of Colorado Governor’s Office.

Colorado Agriculture Commissioner Kate Greenberg Leads All-Star Conversation on the Future of Hemp, on the Next Compass Coffee Talk, March 16, 2022, 11:30am EST

Compass Coffee Talk and influential panel guests will discuss the opportunities and challenges generated by the resurgence of industrial hemp – sharing insight and innovation on March 16, 2022, ahead of Denver’s 8th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo.

Guests on the panel:

  • Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg spearheads the state’s strong support for hemp and the Colorado producers who grow and process it. 
  • Saba Tesfay is an emerging expert on new hemp technologies in international sustainable agriculture and the industrial and building materials market. 
  • NoCo Hemp Expo founder and organizer Morris Beegle, president of We Are for Better Alternatives (WAFBA), produces the longest running and most respected hemp trade shows in the U.S. – covering the entire hemp supply chain.
(L) Kate Greenberg, (C) Saba Tesfay, (R) Morris Beegle

Hemp News Spotlight

This Bill Could Ban Delta-8 Products Across the Whole Country
By Dallas Observer

SEI and NIHC Enter MOU to offer the ASTM HEMPQ + NIHC Certification Program for Test Laboratories
By National Industrial Hemp Council of America

Proposed Hemp Bill Would Open Field Up to More Growers
By Modern Farmer

Hemp Feed Coalition: ‘Bureaucratic Hurdles Strangling the Potential of the US Hemp Industry’
By Feed Navigator

LA Textile Previews Hemp Fashion
By Apparel News

Hemp is an Alternative to Russian Fossil Fuels (Opinion)
By Page L Fourth

Colorado’s Cannabis Bills of 2022
By Westword

Upstate NY Home Features Hemp-Based Insulation
By Daily Freeman

Flame-Resistant Hemp Blocks Survive Australian Bushfire
By HempBuild Magazine

Chinese Hemp Weavers Revive Cultural Heritage
By China Daily

Woman-Owned Hemp Food Company Issues NFT Series: After Kickstarter Kicked Her Out
By Digital Journal

Maryland Lawmakers Propose Legalizing CBD in Consumable Products
By Hemp Grower

UW-Stevens Point Researching Hemp Farming for Economic, Environmental Benefits
By Stephens Point News



Hemp OpenSpace Online, March 16, 2022

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

HempStone Presents: Hempcrete Basics @ Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Waitsfield, VT April 23-24, 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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About Let’s Talk Hemp

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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