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Newsletter – October 20, 2021

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – October 20, 2021

A Mother’s Love: A Story About Hemp and Healing

By Natalie Kra

It’s true what they say about a mother’s love; Janel Ralph’s commitment to her daughter’s quality of life through the creation of Palmetto Harmony – one of the country’s leading independently owned CBD brands now known as just Harmony, is a true testament to just how deep a mother’s love runs.

Today, Janel is the CEO of not one, but two leading organically produced CBD and wellness brands – Harmony and RE: Botanicals. But it didn’t start that way. In 2009, Janel’s daughter, Harmony, was born with an incredibly rare genetic disease called lissencephaly (otherwise known as “smooth brain”) and a prognosis of a 4-5 year life span. The first 9 months of Harmony’s life were strife with aggressive seizures, sometimes lasting for hours each day. This led the Ralph family down many trials of pharmaceutical treatments, often to no avail.

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Hemp News Spotlight

Cannabis, CBD Edibles Maker Wana Brands to Promote More Social Causes after $298 Million Upfront Payment from Canopy Growth
By Market Watch

USDA Mails Out its First-ever Hemp Survey, the “Hemp Acreage and Production Survey”
By High Times

Biden Nominee for FDA Commissioner Signals Status Quo for CBD
By Natural Products Insider

How Mitch McConnell Accidentally Created an Unregulated THC Market
By FiveThirtyEight

Colorado State University’s Panacea Life Sciences Cannabinoid Research Center Studies Natural Alternatives To Medicine
By CBS Denver

Award Winning Filmmaker Jeremy Seifert Creates “God’s Plant” Documentary Shorts for Charlotte’s Web
By Charlotte’s Web

Hip Hop Music Mogul Rick Ross Launches Hemp Hop, Inspired by Personal Health Journey
By Hip Hop DX

Singer, Songwriter and Chef Kelis Rogers Advocates for Hemp Houses, Regenerative Farms
By Gal-Dem

Award-Winning TV Director Steve Barron Grows, Builds Own Hemp House
By Metro UK

Pepsico Introduces Rockstar Unplugged Functional Beverages Made with Hemp Seeds
By Food Dive

Tilray Stock Poised to Turn Over a New Leaf
By Investor Place

Delta 8 THC: More Risk than Reward for Hemp Producers
By National Law Review

80-Year-Old Woman’s Shrinking Tumor Has Doctors Asking if CBD Oil Helped
By The British Medical Journal

Boise Man Sues Curaleaf Over CBD, THC Oil Product Mixup
By The Idaho Statesman

Cornbread Hemp Boasts E-Commerce Growth During Pandemic

OP Innovates to Present Study on Enhanced CBD Absorption at MJBizCon, Supply Side West
By OP Innovates

5 Marketing Mistakes Made by CBD Brands (and How to Avoid Them)
By AdWeek

What’s the Difference Between Hemp Grown for CBD and Fiber or Grain?
By Argus Leader

Hemp Build Network to Host Series of Building Workshops in Texas
By Hemp Build Network

Hemp Industry Coming to Idaho, the Last State to Legalize Industrial Hemp
By KMVT News, Twin Falls, ID

NY Cannabis Control Board Members Tour Hudson Valley Hemp Farms
By ABC News10, Albany, NY

Texas Farm Transitions from Chicken Production to Growing Hemp
By Plant Based News

Nearly Half of All Oregon Hemp Farmers Are Actually Growing Illegal Weed, Say Local Authorities
By Merry Jane

Thailand Sees Hemp as a Timely Cash Crop
By The Bangkok Post

High Court in Africa’s Benin Sentences Indian Hemp Farmer to 75 Years in Prison
By Pulse NG

Irish Government to Explore Potential for Development of Hemp Industry
By The Irish Independent

British Football Coach Appeals 25-Year Dubai Prison Sentence Over CBD Vape Oil
By The BBC


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

Green Balance Hemp Fest 2021, Griffith, IN, Nov. 13, 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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