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Newsletter – November 17, 2021

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – November 17, 2021

New Fund Seeks to Invest $500M in Food and Fiber Hemp by 2030

By Jean Lotus

A new ESG impact fund focused on hemp for food and fiber will inject $500 million into the industrial hemp supply chain by the year 2030, founders announced at New York’s CWCBExpo last week. One of the first related innovations is a hemp-based “ink” for 3D construction printing. 

Longtime hemp advocate and former cannabis entrepreneur Geoff Whaling, chair of the National Hemp Association, announced the formation of rePlant Hemp Advisors which will launch in January of 2022. The fund is among new socially responsible impact investments that prioritize optimal environmental, social, and governance (ESG).

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Shine on You: Let’s Talk Hemp Q&A Profile with Chris Boucher

By Morris Beegle

Welcome to my Let’s Talk Hemp weekly industry profile – Shine on You – where I get to feature folks involved in the industry and who are doing important and interesting work from various corners and crevices of the hemp space. This week I have Chris Boucher, long time hemp industry pioneer and founder of Farmtiva. I’ve known Chris for many years now and consider him a friend and a mentor. He has been on the front lines fighting for this plant longer than most anyone I personally know and for that I am truly grateful.  

Let’s get to know Chris a bit better and why he loves hemp!

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Hemp News Spotlight

U.S. Republicans Move to Decriminalize Marijuana at the Federal Level
By Reuters

CO Gov. Polis Leads 21 Governors to Urge Congress to Take Up Rep. Perlmutter’s SAFE Banking Act Amendment
By The Office of Colorado Gov. Jared Polis

Pharmaceutical & Hemp Wellness Segment of Cannabidiol Market Could See the Fastest Growth through 2028

The Outlook for Hemp Fiber in the U.S.
By HempGrower

National Industrial Hemp Council Announces Effort to Strengthen Testing Standards and Labels for CBD Products
By National Industrial Hemp Council

Charlotte’s Web Reports Q3-2021 Increased Sales Volumes with Improved Profit and Operating Margins
By Yahoo Finance

Willie’s Remedy Announces Charitable Collaboration With Tom Petty’s Estate to Benefit MusiCares
By MSN Money

Musician Nathaniel Rateliff Launches Hemp T-shirts with Apparel Maker Taylor Stitch to Benefit the Marigold Project
By Rolling Stone

Former Fedex Exec Turned CBD Maker Recognized with Emerging Entrepreneur Award
By Memphis Inno

EV Race Car is Latest Example of Hemp’s Application to Auto Industry
By HempToday

Sturdy Hemp Structures Could Be the Future of Eco-Building
By High Times

Partnership Focused on Hemp-based 3D Printing for Affordable Housing Construction Projects
By 3D Printing Media Network

5 Reasons Why HempWool is the Best Insulation Choice for your Next Project
By Hempitecture

9 Crazy Benefits of Hemp Fabric
By The Bluntness

Environmentalist’s Startup Sees Promise in Making Plastic Film Packaging from Seaweed
By Fast Company

Lobbying Group National Industrial Hemp Council Rebrands, Releases Promotional Film About Hemp
By HempToday

Oregon State University Researchers Study Hemp for Animal Feed
By Oregon Public Broadcasting

Johnny Hempleseed: Roanoke, VA, Farmer Gives Away 100,000 Marijuana and Hemp Seeds

Former Hemp Leader AgTech Scientific Group Is Selling its Kentucky Greenhouse and Manufacturing Facility
By Hemp Industry Daily

Armed Robber Makes Off with 4,000 Lbs. of Hemp Flower Worth $1.3 Million from Oceanside, CA, Wholesaler
By The San Diego Tribune

Hemp Absorbs More C02 than it Takes to Cultivate
By EuroNews


Cannabis & Hemp Financial Services eSchool, Presented by the Credit Union National Association, Nov. 12 – Dec. 10, 2021

CannabiSalud Nov. 18-20, 2021 Cancun Mexico

2nd Annual Hemp Science & Technology Virtual Symposium, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2021

Cannabiziac Cafe Cannabis Professionals Virtual Networking Event, Dec. 6, 2021, 9-10am EST

Hemp Open Space Interactive Virtual Event for Hemp Entrepreneurs, Dec. 8, 2021

Midwest iHemp Expo, Lansing, MI, Jan. 21-22, 2022

NoCo Hemp Expo, Mar. 23-25, 2022, Denver, CO

Southern Hemp Expo, Aug. 18-20, 2022 – Save the Date!

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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.

Sign the 1% Hemp Petition
The 2018 Farm Bill authorized hemp production but used an outdated definition of hemp that does not work for farmers or the hemp industry. The current definition limiting hemp to 0.3% THC has proven unworkable, forcing many farmers to destroy their crops. Congress must change the definition of hemp to allow up to 1% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) so that farmers can grow hemp without fearing that they will later have to destroy them. Add your name to the Vote Hemp petition urging Congress to redefine hemp as up to 1% THC.

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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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