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Newsletter – November 4, 2020

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – November 4, 2020

Garden State Goes Green: Cannabis Industry Celebrates Major Election Victories; Voters Clap Back at War on Drugs

By Steven Hoffman

As the counting of votes continues to decide who won the presidential and some too-close-to-call congressional elections the day after Election Day in the U.S., cannabis industry advocates are celebrating a number of victories in key states where marijuana has been legalized, and where other drugs have been decriminalized.

In New Jersey, the Garden State, 67% of voters approved the legalization of recreational marijuana for people age 21 and over. The state commission that regulates the legal medical marijuana market in New Jersey also will oversee the new recreational market, which, according to Bloomberg News, is expected to generate $1.9 billion in sales in the state, resulting in $126 million in sales tax revenue, according to estimates from New Jersey’s Office of Legislative Services.

In all, five more states approved ballot measures legalizing cannabis use for adults, including Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota.

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Election 2020 - the cannabis vote

Hawaii Shifts the Cannabis Discussion into High Gear with FREE Virtual Event

By Heather Collins

Traveling to a tropical beach destination such as Hawaii sounds a bit more of a dream than reality right now due to pandemic travel restrictions. But that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case, especially in the eyes of the Hawaii Cannabis Organization

This Saturday, November 7, 2020, the Hawaii Cannabis Organization is producing  CannShift Live – a virtual educational event dedicated to cannabis set amongst the backdrop of beautiful Hawaii. Cannabis experts from North America and Hawaii will present online, a wide range of topics designed to inform, inspire, and shift the Cannabis discussion into a positive global dialogue.

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Cann Shift

“America’s Best Apple Orchard” – 110-Year-Old Beak & Skiff – Expands into Hemp and CBD

By Steven Hoffman

In its 110 years of history, the company Beak & Skiff has been nothing if not adaptable. That’s how you survive 110 years in the food and agriculture business. 

Today, the fifth generation, vertically integrated apple orchard business located in the heart of New York State is expanding. Named by USA Today as America’s Best Apple Orchard in 2015 and 2020 to establishing itself as a market leader in hard cider beverages, the company branched out this past year to launch a new brand, Beak & Skiff Research, in the hemp and CBD category.

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Hemp News Spotlight

European Parliament Votes to Raise the THC Limit in Industrial Hemp from 0.2% to 0.3%
By HempToday

Topical CBD Products Outpace Sales of Edibles, Says Food Marketing Institute
By Winsight Grocery Business

Research Finds Older Adults Using Cannabis to Treat Common Health Conditions
By Science Daily

Robert Hoban: There’s Still a Reason to Be Hyped about Industrial Hemp
By Forbes

Kentucky Becomes the Latest State to Explicitly Permit Sales of Ingestible CBD
By Hemp Grower

New York Releases CBD Regulations; Public Comments Open Until Jan. 11, 2021
By Cannabis Wire

Colorado Governor Jared Polis Talks Legal Cannabis
By High Times

Overview of State CBD and Hemp Regulation Since the 2018 Farm Bill
By Cannabis Industry Journal

The Future of Cannabis Conferences
By Green Market Report

Will Carr’s Genesee Nutrition CBD Protein Bars to Compete in Entrepreneurial Pitch Slam
By New Hope Network

Low-Tech But Effective “Mother Shucker” Tool Speeds Up Hemp Harvest
By Honest Pharm Co.

Mushroom Balls Release Mycelium to Help Sequester Carbon in Lawns, Landscapes
By Fast Company

Australia-based Ecofibre’s U.S. Holdings, Hemp Black and Ananda Health, Provide Solid Performance in FY2020
By The Motley Fool

Supermarket Chain Aldi’s New 100% Hemp Bed Sheets in High Demand in Australia
By Dope Magazine

Meet Women Who Are Owning the CBD Industry, Including Martha Stewart Herself
By Martha Stewart

Treasure Trove of Historical “Hemp for Victory” Archival Photos Uncovered
By CelebStoner

CBD Sales Could Reach $2 Billion in 2020
By CBD Insider

Specialty Food Association’s Trendspotter Panel Includes CBD in 2021; Should Be “Its Own Category”
By New Hope Network

Proposed Regulations on CBD in New York Hailed by Food and Beverage Brands
By Food Navigator-USA

Hemp Hearts vs. Hemp Seeds: What’s the Difference

Arizona Grower Experimenting with Hemp Leafy Greens
By KYMA CBS 13, Yuma, AZ

EcoFibre Earns First LEED Platinum Certification in U.S. for Kentucky Hemp Processing Facility
By Textile World

Genetic Test Can Predict THC vs. CBD in Cannabis Plants
By University of Minnesota News

Hemp Research Reaches New Heights in Klamath Falls
By The Herald and News, Klamath Falls, OR

Navajo Nation Sues 33 Hemp Farmers It Says Are in Violation of Navajo Law
By Navajo Times

Chinese Hemp Companies Join to Form a New Trade Association in Yunnan Province
By HempToday

Panama, Guyana Take Initial Steps to Join the Latin American Hemp Rush
By HempToday

Supermarket Chain Aldi’s New 100% Hemp Bed Sheets in High Demand in Australia
By Dope Magazine


Cannshift Hawaii Cannabis Conference, November 7, 2020

Conversations in Cabo Hemp & Cannabis Meetup, Presented by Let’s Talk Hemp / We Are for Better Alternatives, November 21-22, 2020, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Winter Hemp Summit Virtual Conference & Networking Event, Powered 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

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

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


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.

Help Hemp Farmer Debra White Plume in Her Fight Against Cancer
Many in the hemp community have inquired about the status of Debra White Plume’s health. Doctors discovered a mass on Debra’s lung along with several in her abdomen. Due to the seriousness of this discovery, doctors have decided to begin chemo therapy and radiation. Donations for Debra’s medical bills are now being accepted. We all continue to be encouraged by the prayers and warm thoughts coming in from around the world.

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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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