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Newsletter – May 11, 2022

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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.

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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.

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On the green, athletes are golfing for a good cause with (L-R) Nate Jackson, Jake Plummer, Ryan Kingsbury, Charlie Adams. Photography: Jeffrey Draluck.

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.

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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
By Technavio

As Cannabis Regulations Relax, CBD is Poised for Explosive Growth
By Cannabis Tech

Fashion Label Icicle Launches “Hemp Up” Clothing Collection
By Wallpaper

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
By Forbes

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

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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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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