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Newsletter – October 13, 2021

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Newsletter – October 13, 2021

A Conversation With Alex White Plume: Hemp Warrior and Common Man

By Elaine Lipson

Seeking to build a business on the Pine Ridge Reservation where he was born, Alex White Plume planted hemp on his family land in the year 2000 — a legal act under Oglala Sioux Tribe sovereignty. But the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) saw it differently. They raided his field, cut his crop, and banned his work. Media attention and even a documentary, Standing Silent Nation, brought national attention. But while the DEA ban on White Plume’s crop ended in 2016, White Plume’s dream of creating a viable hemp farm and industry on tribal land, creating greatly needed jobs, is not yet fully realized.

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A former President and leader of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, Alex White Plume’s historic decades-long fight to grow hemp is as deeply rooted in spiritual tradition as it is in economic development goals for his people.

Shine on You: Let’s Talk Hemp Q&A Profile with Michael ‘Coach’ Harris

By Morris Beegle

Welcome to my new 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 is the third Shine installment and this week I have Michael ‘Coach’ Harris of the Georgia Hemp Association. Coach is a leading voice, advocate, lobbyist and stakeholder on behalf of hemp and cannabis in the state of Georgia. He’s been to several of the CoHempCo produced events and recently spoke at The Southern Hemp Expo in Raleigh, NC.   

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

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Conversations in Cabo II Offers Casual Networking for
Hemp & Cannabis Leaders

A new era of legalization is dawning in Mexico for hemp, as well as medical and recreational marijuana. Other countries in Central and Latin America are also opening the doors to the opportunities of cannabis.

A casual gathering in Cabo San Lucas will explore current affairs and share the challenges and opportunities in the hemp and cannabis industries, while participants enjoy a relaxing getaway in beautiful Los Cabos.

What: Conversations in Cabo II 
When: Nov. 5-6, 2021
Where: Cabo San Lucas Blvd. Paseo de la Marina 39, El Medano Ejidal, Marina, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, BCS 23450 Mexico
Cost: Participants pay their own way and cover their own costs. The sunset cruise will cost $50 per person. Reservations for hotels and condos are available online at  and
Tickets: Tickets Available Here

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Hemp News Spotlight

Senators Merkley, Wyden Announce $10 Million USDA Grant to Oregon State University for Hemp Research
By Office of Sen. Jeff Merkley

Passage of California’s AB45 CBD Bill Drives Hemp Stocks Upward
By The Motley Fool

National Law Review Summarizes California Hemp Bill
By The National Law Review

World’s 5th Biggest Economy Now Fully Open to Hemp/CBD Products
By Nutra Ingredients-USA

Coors, HEXO USA Joint Venture Expands Veryvell CBD Beverage Brand in the U.S.
By Nasdaq

Levi’s Aims to Use More Hemp for Its Fashion Collections
By Forbes

Musician, Actor Steven Van Zandt Launches Little Steven’s Underground Apothecary Line of Cannabis, CBD Products
By Rolling Stone

Cavemen Smoked Both Tobacco and Cannabis
By District Chronicles

Researchers Find Psilocybin in Magic Mushrooms Affects Perception of Music
By SciTech Daily

Is the “Psychedelic Renaissance” Driven by Corporate Greed?
By Caitlin Johnstone

Vantage Hemp Launches White Label Services from Greeley, CO, CBD Extraction Facilities
By Colorado Marijuana Watch

Your Next House Could Be Insulated by Mushrooms
By Fast Company

Tree Free Hemp to Offer 100% Hemp Paper Business Cards Starting Nov. 1
By Tree Free Hemp

Hemp Packaging: Cannabis Industry’s Eco-friendlier Alternative
By Earth911

USDA Grant Funds Investigations into Hemp as an Aquaculture Feed Ingredient
By Feed Navigator

Popular Careers in Cannabis Course Returns to Louisiana State University Shreveport
By KSLA News, Shreveport, LA

University of Illinois Research Puts Hemp Fiber, Grain to the Test
By Farm Week Now

Missouri Dept. of Agriculture Announces Grants Available for Hemp Fiber Processors
By KSIS News, Sedalia, MO

Animal Advocacy Group Helps Farmers Switch from Raising Chickens for Slaughter to Growing Hemp
By Marijuana Moment

New York’s First U Pick Hemp Farm Has 8,000 Plants to Pick From
By WOUR News, Marcy, NY

Massachusetts Hemp Farmers Rejoice as Pathway Cleared to Dispensary Sales
By The Boston Business Journal

Kansas Hemp Farmers Must Continually Pivot
By The Leavenworth Times

Hemp Grower License Applications Now Open in Alabama; Two Farmers Share What They’ve Learned
By WAFF News, Huntsville, AL

UK-based Hemp Hound Directory 8th Edition Now Available
By Hemp Hound

UK’s University of Plymouth Builds Classroom from Mud and Hemp
By BBC News


1st Annual Texas Hemp Harvest Festival, Oct. 23, 2021, Carson Creek Ranch, Austin, TX

USA CBD Expo, Chicago, IL, Oct. 28-30, 2021

Hemp Build Summit 2021, Oct. 29-30, 2021, Austin, TX

Conversations in Cabo II for Hemp & Cannabis, Nov. 5-6, 2021, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

US Hemp Home Expo Online Virtual Hemp Building Expo, Nov. 12

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

2021 Hemp Business Summit, Nov. 14-16, 2021, Washington, D.C.

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

NoCo Hemp Expo, Mar. 23-25, 2021, 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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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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