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Newsletter – October 21, 2020

Newsletter October 2020


Newsletter – October 21, 2020

EarthxTV to Livestream Half-Earth Day and EarthX Global Gala, October 22, Celebrating Halfway Point to the 51st Earth Day

Dallas, TX – Most of us know that Earth Day is held each April 22, and this year, 2020, marked the 50th anniversary of the day dedicated around the globe to environmental education and awareness.

But not many people may know about Half Earth Day. Yes, Half Earth Day.

This year, celebrating the halfway point in the calendar to the 51st Annual Earth Day in April 2021, Half Earth Day will be livestreamed for free on EarthxTV on Thursday, October 22, 2020, 5:00 pm – 6:25 pm CDT.

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Half-Earth Day

Italy Classifies CBD as Narcotic; Orders Products Off Retail Shelves

With the CBD-based pharmaceutical, Epidiolex, manufactured by the UK’s GW Pharmaceuticals, poised to enter the Italian market, hemp-derived CBD was classified this week as a narcotic in Italy by the country’s Ministry of Health. According to a HempToday report on October 20, CBD was officially added to Italy’s list of medicines.

In addition to the ruling, Italy’s Customs and Monopoly Agency immediately followed up with a warning to retailers, advising them “not to hold and sell … inflorescences (flowers), oils, resins or other products containing substances derived from hemp sativa,” HempToday reported.

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CBD release italy

Roll ‘Em Easy: Pure Hemp® Perfects Rolling Paper, Builds on Nearly 300 Years of Paper-making History

What do you get when you combine a Spanish company with nearly 300 years in the business of making specialty paper products with a Canadian husband and wife team who in the 1990s were among the first “hempreneurs” dedicated to bringing hemp products to North America?

What you get is Pure Hemp, ultrathin 100% hemp rolling papers made of the highest quality for the discerning smoker, said Roland (Rolly) Pharand, Managing Director of Natural Emphasis Ltd. Based in Ontario, Canada, Natural Emphasis was founded in 1995 by husband and wife entrepreneurs Dave Marcus and Radha Chaddah, and is the exclusive North American importer of Pure Hemp rolling papers and related products.

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Rolling Papers


DEA Argues it Maintains Legal Authority Over Hemp in Response to Public Comments on USDA Rule
By Hemp Grower

Hemp Is Not Marijuana … Unless You Ask the DEA
By The Hoban Law Group

U.S. Hemp Fiber and Textiles Market Searches for Footing
By Hemp Benchmarks

8 Things Standing in the Way of the Popularization of Hemp Products
By Benzinga

The Hemp Hype Dies Down
By Politico

Which Plant-based “Milk” is Best for the Environment? Hint: Hemp Milk Could Be a Game Changer
By The Conversation

PBR Meets THC: Pabst Blue Ribbon Launches Cannabis-infused Seltzer in California
By Food & Wine

GreenTek Launches 100% Bio-based, Compostable, Disposable, Hemp-based “Hemptensils”
By The Hemp Users Guide

Hemp Can Change the World Cookbook Available for Pre-order
By Hemp Can Change the World

Woman-owned, Durango, CO-based Aurum Services to Offer Testing Services Specific to U.S. Hemp Cultivators and Producers Nationally
By Aurum Labs

Garden State: NJ Farmers Planted Hemp for the First Time in 2020. Here’s How One Fared with the Cash Crop

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Attends Opening of State’s First Large-scale Hemp Processing and Extraction Facility
By WFXR News, Roanoke, VA

Three Post-Harvest Drying Tips from the Asheville Hemp Project
By Hemp Grower


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


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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NoCo Hemp Expo - Denver, Colorado
Silver Mountain Hemp Guitars

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Morris in Hemp Field

Two of the biggest contributors to climate change are industrial farming and construction. Hemp, on the other hand, is eco-friendly and can be used to build cheap non-toxic fireproof buildings all while literally sucking more carbon out of the air than it’s slower growing relative, the tree. Of course hemp only became fully legal to cultivate two years ago with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. And between concerns caused by the stigma of cannabis, and costly but necessary regulatory hurdles, like safety testing, it means that we still have some ways to go before industrial hemp becomes fully mainstream, so to speak.

Jesse Betend joins Morris Beegle, founder of WAFBA or We Are For Better Alternatives, which is a group of companies and organizations dedicated to advocating for, well, it’s right there in the name. Morris’s interest personally in hemp was sparked back when he was working in the music industry when he noticed just how much waste was being generated. From there, Morris began a journey that started with him exploring the possibility of creating hemp-based band merch and ended with him becoming a full-blown advocate.

About Let’s Talk Hemp

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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