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Newsletter – November 18, 2020

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Newsletter – November 18, 2020

UN Vote on Cannabis Could Impact THC and CBD Products Worldwide

By Steven Hoffman

The United Nations (UN) Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) is scheduled to vote on December 2 on the fate of cannabis recommendations made by the World Health Organization (WHO). The vote, reports Green Entrepreneur, will affect a series of recommendations for THC and CBD products, including pharmaceutical cannabis products such as Marinol, Syndros and Sativex.

“Among its recommendations, the WHO calls for all forms of THC to be removed from the drug convention of 1961, placing it with cannabis in Schedule I, the least restrictive classification by UN standards. Meanwhile, pharmaceutical cannabis medications would be placed in Schedule III,” Green Entrepreneur reported.

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PanXchange Powers Through Pandemic with Award-Winning CEO Julie Lerner

By Heather Collins

Before Denver’s population boom several years ago, Julie Lerner, CEO and Founder of PanXchange, the leading benchmark price provider in the US Hemp Industry and other physical commodities, already had her eyes set on living near the majestic peaks of the Rocky Mountains.

“While living in New York, I loved the idea of being closer to the mountains. It became clear Denver was the perfect spot to take my commodity knowledge and break out on my own.,” says Lerner, who was familiar with international trading from her experience at Cargill in Switzerland, the US, and Latin America. “My vision was to build my business platform for markets while enjoying my time outside in nature.”

In the past nine years, the company’s trading platform has disrupted commodity markets. PanXchange has set industry standards for efficient trade, accurate benchmark pricing, providing market intel, and specializes data for commodities such as East African corn, beans, peas, specialty sand (proppants) market for US oil and gas extraction and most recently, hemp.

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Julie Lerner, CEO and Founder, PanXchange

Hemp News Spotlight

Hemp Benchmarks Estimates 2020 Hemp Acreage Was Down About 30% from 2019
By Hemp Benchmarks

Senate Committee Wants Hemp THC Rule Changed
By CannabisNewsWire420

FDA Office of Women’s Health Hosts Conference on CBD, Sex and Gender
By Marijuana Moment

USDA Awards $200K Grant to National Industrial Hemp Council to Develop Hemp Export Market
By Ganjapreneur

Vitamin Shoppe Health Food Retail Chain Launches Its Own CBD Brands
By Nutraingredients-USA

Pennsylvania Dairy Maker Launches USDA Certified Organic Hemp Iced Tea Beverages
By Yahoo Finance

Video News Segment: The History of Hemp Farming in the U.S.
By CBS This Morning

Processing Hemp Fiber the 18th Century Way
By Lancaster Farming

Wyoming Lawmakers Kill Bill to Criminalize Smokable Hemp, Ingestible CBD Products
By The Casper Star Tribune

New Mexico Highlands University to Offer Industrial Hemp Certificate Program
By KRQE News, Albuquerque, NM

Costa Rica Will Trial 12 Hemp Varieties in Two Microclimates
By HempToday

Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Legalize Industrial Hemp In Mexico
By El Universal

People Keep Stealing Signs of the German Town Named “Hanf”
By HempToday

Can Hemp Farming Help Fight Climate Change?
By CBS News


National Hemp Growers Cooperative Conference For Growers in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, December 10-11, 2020, Vicksburg, MI

Winter Emerge Virtual Conference in Conjunction with USA CBD Expo, Dec. 15-17, 2020

Winter Hemp Summit Virtual Conference & Networking Event, Presented by We Are for Better Alternatives, January 14, 2021

Midwest iHemp Expo, January 22-23, 2021, Presented by iHemp Michigan

Asian Hemp Summit, Presented by HempToday, January 29-31, 2021, Park Village Resort, Kathmandu, Nepal

Industrial Hemp Summit, Danville, VA, Feb. 22-23, 2021

NoCo Hemp Expo – NoCo7, March 25-27, 2021, National Western Complex, Denver, CO

Southern Hemp Expo, Aug. 20-21, 2021, Nashville, TN

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Help Urge Support for H.R. 8179, The Hemp and Hemp-derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2020, U.S. Hemp Roundtable Action Alert
Hemp Supporters, there’s never been a more urgent opportunity to support CBD on Capitol Hill. If passed, H.R. 8179 would ensure that hemp-derived CBD, and other non-intoxicating hemp ingredients, could be lawfully marketed as dietary supplements.

Comment on New York State’s Draft Hemp and CBD Regulations
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is accepting public comments on draft hemp and CBD regulations covering manufacturing, licensing, labeling, testing and inspections for processing and selling hemp extracts of cannabinoids and terpenes, including CBD. The DOH will accept public comments on the new regulations from Nov. 10, 2020 to Jan. 11, 2021 – meaning they could take effect as soon as the first quarter of next year. To comment, email, call 518-473-7488 or visit here for more information.

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