Newsletter – May 11, 2022
Fiber and Grain ‘Hemp Exemption’ Movement Calls for Regulatory Relief
By Jean Lotus
Cutting red tape and unnecessary THC testing for industrial hemp grown for grain and fiber is the goal of a group of hemp advocates who are trying to break down obstacles slowing down purely industrial uses of the plant.
The so-called “hemp exemption” movement aims to create a regulatory pathway that separates industrial hemp from floral, or cannabinoid, uses of hemp.
Spearheading the movement are Erica Stark from National Hemp Association, Courtney Moran from Agricultural Hemp Solutions and Morgan Elliott Tweet from IND HEMP.
Southern Hemp Expo Announces Keynote Speakers
Southern Hemp Expo (SHE4) – the leading hemp industry supply-chain trade show and conference in the southeast United States – announced an early lineup of top industry speakers, including Australian hemp trailblazer Paul Benhaim as a keynote speaker.
An author and pioneer in hemp protein and wellness since the mid 1990’s, Benhaim’s Hemp Foods Australia has sold millions of high-protein hemp superfood snack bars with the perfect blend of naturally occurring omega 6 and 3 oils. Benhaim is also the founder of Sydney-based international CBD wellness company Elixinol Wellness, Ltd.
Historic Convening For Regenerative Cannabis Live Event at United Nations Delegates Dining Room
The inaugural in-person Regenerative Cannabis Live event, held at the United Nations Delegates Dining Room on May 5, featured a capacity crowd and more than 1,000 livestream viewers from across the world.
Aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the multi-stakeholder event united global leaders and explored the Economic, Social & Environmental impacts facing the industry now and in the future. Tailored around authentic, action-oriented discussion, Regenerative Cannabis Live was the first in a series of planned events designed to bring together government, nonprofit, and corporate decision-makers.
Hemp News Spotlight
Doug Fine’s American Hemp Farmer Television Series Announces Opening Sponsorship With Dr. Bronner’s
By Doug Fine
GOP Congressman Requests Hearing on FDA’s Failure to Enact CBD Regulations
By Cannabis Newswire
Regenerative Cannabis Live: United Nations Hosts First Conference Aligning Cannabis Industry and Sustainable Development Goals
By Honeysuckle Magazine
FDA Issues Warning Letters to Five Companies, Targeting Delta-8 THC
Global Industrial Hemp Market, Valued at $4.5 Billion in 2021, Projected to Increase at a CAGR of 33.7% to $60 Billion in 2030
By P&S Intelligence
41% of Global CBD Skincare Market Growth Will Originate in North America, Says Research Firm
As Cannabis Regulations Relax, CBD is Poised for Explosive Growth
By Cannabis Tech
Fashion Label Icicle Launches “Hemp Up” Clothing Collection
Nextleaf Inks Deal with Hempcrete Natural Building to Commercialize “Hemp Ash” for Concrete Production
By Proactive Investors
With a $120 Million War Chest, Brightseed Is Unlocking the Fat-Fighting Power of Hemp
Maker Holdings Expands Hemp Manufacturing Capabilities to Accelerate the Production of Hemp-based Plastics
By Yahoo Finance
Researchers Find Hemp Extract May Help Delay the Aging Process in Honey Bees
Colorado Legislation to Regulate Intoxicating Hemp and THC Products Amended
By Cannabis Business Times
Colorado Republican State Senator Don Coram Pulls Name Off Hemp Bill; Alleges Bill was “Hijacked by MJ Industry
By Colorado Politics
Biden Sees Bigger Role for U.S. Farms Due to Ukraine War
By Associated Press
Retail Fertilizer Prices Inch Higher Amid Stubborn Supply Concerns
By Progressive Farmer
Lemonade Out of Lemons: Inflation, Supply Chain Problems Prompt Innovation While Pushing Farmers to Embrace Change
By The Leader-Telegram
Forever Chemicals May Have Polluted 20 Million Acres or U.S. Cropland, Says Environmental Working Group Study
By The Guardian
Minnesota Farmer Ted Galaty on the Endless Possibilities of Industrial Hemp
By Ag Week
United Nations Hosts First Conference Aligning Cannabis Industry and Sustainable Development Goals
By Honeysuckle Magazine
Maine Lawmakers Spar over Hemp Regulations on Final Day of Session
By The Maine Wire
North Carolina Coastal Entrepreneur Awards Winner Renaissance Fiber’s Mission Is to Bring Eco-friendly Alternatives to the Textile Industry
By Wilmington Biz
Pennsylvania Lawmaker Hearing Highlights Economic Benefits and Opportunities in Hemp
By Financial Regulation News
Wyoming Hemp Farmer Sues State’s Division of Criminal Investigation over Marijuana Accusations
By KPVI NBC News
Israeli Company Says It is Using CRISPR to Develop “Resilient” Food Crops, Uniform Hemp Seeds
By Times of Israel
First Annual India Hemp Expo 2022, May 13-14, 2022, Delhi, India
Compass Coffee Talk Episode 24, An Interview with David Bronner, May 18, Noon ET
Midwest iHemp Expo, Lansing, MI, May 20-21, 2022
Athletes 4 Care Golf Tournament, Arrowhead Golf Club, Littleton CO, May 26
Pennsylvania Hemp Festival, Kersey, PA, July 30, 2022
Southern Hemp Expo, Aug. 18-20, 2022
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Tennessee: Please Support HB 0715 & SB 0694
HB 0715 and SB 0694 are companion bills that allow the transportation of hemp concentrate up to 0.5% THC for the purpose of reconstitution into hemp products with a legal amount of THC. Even if you do not hail from Tennessee, please share this page with your friends, colleagues, customers, and social media contacts in the Volunteer State. Help us build our Hemp Supporter armies to assist us in these battles, which have a national impact.
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.
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