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Newsletter – October 19, 2022

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – October 19, 2022

CBD Makes the Big Leagues: MLB, Charlotte’s Web Strike Groundbreaking $30.5M Sponsorship Deal 

By Steven Hoffman

In a first for a major U.S. professional sports league, Major League Baseball (MLB) and leading hemp-derived CBD brand Charlotte’s Web (OTCQX: CWBHF) on Oct. 12, 2022, jointly announced a $30.5 million, exclusive three-year strategic partnership making Colorado-based Charlotte’s Web the “Official CBD of Major League Baseball,” the company said.

As part of the sponsorship agreement, MLB will promote products from Charlotte’s Web to an estimated 180 million baseball fans, including during games, on its social media platforms, on the MLB Network, on streaming digital channels, and during post-season games including the World Series.

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Major League Baseball adopts CBD

Brightfield Group Harvests Data on Cannabis, CBD to Help Industry Players Grow

By Elizabeth Lunt

Bethany Gomez of the Chicago-based consumer insights company Brightfield Group observes that the cannabis industry, and particularly the hemp-derived cannabinoid sector, is wild, crazy and ever-emerging.

“It’s a living, breathing thing – the only constant is change,” said Gomez, Brightfield’s co-founder and managing director. Brightfield was founded in 2015 to address the scarcity of data in the rapidly growing cannabis industry.

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Bethany Gomez, co-founder and managing director of Brightfield Group

Hemp News Spotlight

EarthX Hosts ‘Half-Earth Day’ Celebration and Conference, Oct. 20-22, in Dallas
By EarthX

Major League Baseball Could Be Blueprint for Other Sports Organizations Entering the CBD Space
By Adweek

Charlotte’s Web CEO Jacques Tortoroli: MLB Deal Is a ‘Game Changer
By Yahoo Finance

These States Are Voting On Marijuana And Psychedelics Legalization On Their November Ballots
By Marijuana Moment

National Hispanic Cannabis Council to Latino Community: ‘Let’s Get You Involved in This New Economy
By Cannabis Business Times

Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller Meets With Honduran Delegation to Promote Growing Hemp Abroad to Help Border Crisis
By Morning Ag Clips

New York Governor Kathy Hochul Signs Bill to Support State’s Textile Industry, Including Hemp
By FashionUnited

The Global CBD Market to See Significant Growth for Years to Come
By The Street

Is Cannabis Performance-Enhancing for Athletes?
By Project CBD

The Rise of Minor Cannabinoids Sets New Market Trends
By Cannabis Tech

The Science Behind CBD’s Health Benefits – The Endocannabinoid System
By SciTech Daily

Could Hemp Oil Be the Secret to Long Hair?
By Mane Addicts

Hemp Burger Maker Planet Based Foods Renews Distribution Agreement With Copper Mountain Resort in Time for Ski Season
By Yahoo Finance

Hemp Coffee and Tea Brand Elev8 to Be Acquired by Apple Rush
By Market Screener

Texas-Based Santte Foods Expands Into the CBD Cookie and Snack Market
By Baking Business

Hempwood Named Agribusiness of the Year by Hutson School of Agriculture
By The Murray Ledger

Hempalta Launches Hempcrete for U.S. Construction Market
By SeedWorld

Hemp Fiber in High Demand as U.S. Builders Use More Hempcrete
By Alberta Farmer

Bast Fibre Tech Secures Strategic Investment from Ahlström Capital
By Innovation in Textiles

Native Leaf Launches Line of Hemp Leaf Wraps
By Ganjapreneur

Idaho Stores Carrying CBD Products for Animals Must Remove Them by November 1
By East Idaho News

Fourth-Generation North Carolina Hemp Farmer Buys the Plantation His Great-Grandparents Helped Build as Slaves
By Lancaster Farming

Hemp Grower SC Canna LLC to Establish Indoor Growing Operation in Clarendon County, SC
By The State

Colorado Dept. of Ag Launches Grant Program to Support Next Generation of Agriculture Leaders
By Colorado Department of Agriculture

UK-Based Chill Brands Pilots CBD Brands in Select Dispensaries in the U.S.
By The London Stock Exchange

UK-Based Gaia’s Farming Co. Raises $628,000 for Sustainable Hemp Milk
By Vegconomist

Japan Health Ministry Panel Recommends Allowing CBD, Medicinal Cannabis
By Forbes

Australia’s Cloth & Co. Launches Luxury Hemp Fashion Collection
By EIN News

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National Hemp Industry Research Needs Workshop, Online Interactive Workshop Hosted by Oregon State University, Nov. 15, 2022

Asia International Hemp Expo 2022, Nov. 30-Dec. 3, 2022, Bangkok, Thailand

9th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo, March 29-31, 2023, The Broadmoor Resort, Colorado Springs, CO

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Help Rebuild Ukraine With Hemp
Sergiy Kovalenkov, aka Doctor Hemphouse, one of the world’s renowned specialists in building with hemp, is appealing to the hemp industry for help in rebuilding war-torn Ukraine, including building Ukraine’s biggest social housing project to date — a 10,000-square-foot residential building to house refugees and orphans who lost their parents to the war. In particular, the project is seeking builders, sponsors, automated block-making machinery and a hempcrete spraying system. Visit or contact or

Trace Femcare Gauges Investment Interest in Hemp and Cotton Tampon
Trace Femcare Inc. is proud to announce that it is gauging interest in its community fund-raising round on the investment platform Wefunder. Trace decided to start the campaign to accelerate the company’s growth and to share the upside of its success with family, friends and fans. Learn about Trace and the terms of the offering, and reserve a spot to be an investor here.

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