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Newsletter – May 29, 2024

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – May 29, 2024

Ukrainian Company Is Building Europe’s Largest Hemp Factory

By Olena Hrazhdan, Kyiv Post

Over a century ago hemp was the main material used in fabrics and parachute manufacturing before cotton took the lead. Andrii Mykytiv’s Ma’rijany Hemp Company wants to go back to roots.

In May 2022, an assistant to Rivne real estate agent Oleh Ukhnalyov-Yaroshevych received a call: “We are looking for a commercial property of 4- to 8,000-square-meters and 700 hectares of land to rent,” the client said. 

They were looking to relocate from Irpin, the Kyiv region city liberated from Russian occupation only a month prior. 

“But if we don’t find anything, we’ll stay,” the client added. 

The client, who turned out to be investor Andrii Mykytiv, co-founder of Ukrainian fabric manufacturer, K-Tex, sounded relaxed, despite, at the time, rumors running rampant that the Russians were planning another advance on Kyiv.

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Two men doing construction at Ma’rijany Hemp Company’s future factory. Photo provided to Kyiv Post from the company.


By Rod Kight, Kight on Cannabis

As everyone reading this article likely knows, the Miller Amendment unexpectedly passed a bloc vote in the US House Committee on Agriculture on Thursday. In a last minute turn of events, Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson ordered an “en bloc” vote of all amendments, rather than voting on them individually. This was presumably done because he knew that he did not have enough votes to pass the Miller Amendment on its own. Unfortunately, the tactic worked. This is especially frustrating given that the Chairman has previously expressed interest in retaining the current definition of “hemp” for the next farm bill. 

It is not an exaggeration to say that the Miller Amendment was specifically designed to kill the hemp cannabinoid industry. This is because the Miller Amendment:

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Experience Hemp Prague and the 21st Annual EIHA Conference
June 5-7, 2024, Prague, Czech Republic

The 1st Tokyo International Hemp Conference
September 24-26, 2024, Tokyo, Japan

Andean Hemp and Cannabis Trade Forum
October 17-18, 2024, Lima, Peru

 Asia International Hemp Expo and Forum 2024
November 27-30, 2024, Bangkok, Thailand

11th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo – We go to ELEVEN
April 10-12, 2025, Estes Park, Colorado

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