Newsletter – October 14, 2020
Contract for Colorado Hemp Center of Excellence to Be Reevaluated Over Conflict of Interest
By Steven Hoffman
One of Colorado’s leading independent publications, Westword, on October 13 published a news report regarding a dispute over a contract bid involving a state-funded Hemp Center of Excellence that the newspaper said is “testing the industry’s relationship with Colorado agriculture regulators and Governor Jared Polis’s administration.”
In July, more than 100 hemp industry members and organizations voiced their concern to the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) over its decision to hire a marijuana-related consulting group, the Marijuana Policy Group (MPG), to actualize the state’s Hemp Center of Excellence five year plan. In a letter addressed to Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg and Governor Polis’ office at the time, hemp industry leaders expressed concerns that the state’s hemp industry “will not accept any marijuana-related group contracted to management, planning, laying out a plan or facilitating stakeholders in the development and/or goals of the Hemp Center of Excellence.”
Conversations in Cabo
Conversations in CaboThere is a ‘meetup’ in Mexico next month called ‘Conversations in Cabo’ for the Hemp and Cannabis industries, heavily focused on the hemp side, but all cannabis aficionados and earth-loving planetary healers are welcome to attend.
As 2020 continues to drag on as many of us feel, we need to look forward and into the future as to how we can properly navigate and build out an industry that can positively impact society on a whole. This meetup/gathering is intended to bring together leaders and inspired individuals to discuss how we can shepherd forth better opportunities and options for humanity as the world continues to become more complex and ecologically unstable.
Hemp Industry Members File New Federal Action Challenging DEA’s Regulatory Overreach
By Hoban Law Group
Can the Hemp and Cannabis Industries Co-exist?
By Eyewitness News
Deregulation of Hemp Production is Long Overdue
By The Western Producer
Hemp Production a Key Component of Rural Economic Development
By The Fence Post
Will Hemp Cigarettes Replace Tobacco?
New Farm Partner Program to Help Close Gaps in U.S. Hemp Supply Chain
By High Grade Hemp Seed
New York Hemp Brand Partners with Lululemon, Yoga Shanti and Give Back Yoga to Launch CBD/Yoga Bundle
Former Clemson Football Coach and Other Hemp Farmers Are Suing Hemp Company After Selling Them “Useless” Hemp Seeds
By WYFF, Greenville, SC
Hawaii Hemp Farmers Prepare for Transition to USDA Program on November 1
By Hemp Grower
Baltimore County Delays Vote on Hemp Farming Restrictions
By The Baltimore Sun
Verde Leaf to Open Industrial Hemp Processing Plant in Georgia
By Powder & Bulk Solids
Australia Issues First Industrial Hemp License for Its Northern Territory
By The Australian Associated Press
More New Zealand Farmers Are Planting Hemp
By The Spinoff
EarthX Presents Half-Earth Day Livestream Event, Oct. 22, 2020
U.S. Hemp Building Summit, Virtual Event, Oct. 24, 2020
Conversations in Cabo: A Casual Meetup to Discuss the Current State and Future Opportunities in the Hemp and Cannabis Industries, Nov. 20-21, 2020, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
WAFBA – We Are for Better Alternatives – Virtual Conference & Trade Show, Presented by NoCo Hemp Expo and Let’s Talk Hemp, Jan. 11-13, 2021; Details Coming Soon
NoCo Hemp Expo – NoCo7, March 25-27, 2021, National Western Complex, Denver, CO
Southern Hemp Expo, Aug. 20-21, 2021, Nashville, TN
Comment Period for DEA Interim Final Rule: Submit by 10.20.20
The purpose of this interim final rule is to codify in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulations the statutory amendments to the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) made by the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (AIA), regarding the scope of regulatory controls over marihuana, tetrahydrocannabinols, and other marihuana-related constituents.
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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Lancaster Farming Industrial Hemp Podcast
Let’s Talk Hemp with Morris Beegle
Morris Beegle joins this week’s Lancaster Farming Podcast, whose many hemp brands include the NoCo Hemp Expo, Colorado Hemp Company, Tree Free Paper and Silver Mountain Hemp Guitars.
Hear how he got his start in the hemp industry and what it takes to build a successful hemp brand, plus how the federal hemp regulations are affecting farmers and why the DEA should get out of the hemp space all together.
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