Newsletter – October 6, 2021
Judy Wicks: Bringing Local Strength to Pennsylvania Hemp
By Jean Lotus
Judy Wicks, Pennsylvania author, businesswoman and fierce advocate of local economies, has turned her attention to hemp through her nonprofit All Together Now PA.
Hemp’s reintroduction as a new rotational crop in the United States fits well with the organization’s mission to unite rural and urban communities and build “resilient restorative local economies that produce basic needs locally,” Wicks told Let’s Talk Hemp.
Ex SpaceX Engineers Making Hemp-Based OSB, Structural Timber
By Jean Lotus
A North Carolina company, staffed with former engineers from SpaceX, hopes to win space billionaire Elon Musk’s XPrize with carbon-sequestering oriented strand board (OSB) and structural timber made from hemp.
Durham NC-based Plantd Materials is using fast-growing hemp stalk biomass to make tree-free wood substitutes to lock away atmospheric CO2 in the structures of homes, with 10 home builders signing on to use the materials in the next year, the company said.
Shine on You: Let’s Talk Hemp Q&A Profile with Morris Beegle and Alicia Fall
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 second installment and this week I am pleased to have Alicia Fall from Her Many Voices as my guest. I met Alicia I believe years ago at a Melissa Ivey show (there’s a connection there) in Denver but then reconnected with her at the Asian Hemp Summit in Kathmandu Nepal in early 2019. She recently exhibited and presented at the 3rd annual Southern Hemp Expo that took place in Raleigh in the beginning of September.
Let’s get to know Alicia a bit better and why she loves hemp!
Alicia Fall (Eastern Band Tsalagi/Cuban Taino) has been an educator, performing artist and public speaker for over 35 years, addressing environmental and humanitarian issues. Speaking on Hemp and Humanity, Fall has been on the international hemp speaking circuit since 2018.
Hemp News Spotlight
U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) Predicts Federal Legislation for Hemp, CBD Will Find Support
By The Roanoke Times
California Breaks with the FDA, Poised to Legalize Hemp Cannabinoids in Food & Beverage Products
By Clark Hill
U.S. SEC Charges Canadian Hemp Company CanaFarma and Its New Jersey-based Co-founders with Defrauding Investors
Credit Union National Association to Present Cannabis & Hemp Financial Services eSchool
By The National Credit Union Association
Sir Paul McCartney Hides His Hemp Crop So Teens Won’t Steal It
By The Mirror
Clint Eastwood Awarded $6.1 Million in Lawsuit Against CBD Scammers
By Rolling Stone
Justin Bieber’s Cannabis Joint Venture Supports Veterans and Last Prisoner Project
High Fashion Designer Coperni Brought a Hemp Farm to Paris Fashion Week
By The Paper
NGO Beyond the Green Wants Hemp on the Agenda at UN’s COP26 Climate Summit
Taking a Holistic Approach to Reducing Cannabis and Hemp Waste
By Cannabis Tech
UCLA Students Create “Chilk,” a New Hemp-based Milk Alternative
By The Daily Bruin
Austin’s Trudy’s Tex-Mex Restaurant Teams with Early Bird CBD on CBD Queso Dish
By Texas Monthly
HempFlax Announces 3 Million Euro Investment to Expand Sustainable Technologies in Its Corporate HQ in Holland
By New Food Magazine
Construction Complete on One of U.S.’s Largest Hemp Processing Plants
By WLKY News, Louisville, KY
Pet Releaf Achieves Organic Certification for CBD Pet Supplements
By Pet Food Processing
CBD Isn’t Just from Hemp Anymore: Non-cannabis CBD Sourcing
By Cannabis Tech
Study Shows Benefits of CBD for Individuals with Anxiety, Depression
By The Legal Reader
Analysis: Most CBD Manufacturers Make Effort at Transparency
By Nutritional Outlook
Trucking Law: Can Truck Drivers Use CBD or Other Hemp-derived Products?
Four Things CBD and Hemp Retailers Need to Know about the Future of Shopping
By Hemp Industry Daily
Raising THC Limit Would Help Assure Delta-8 Products Are Safe, Says National Industrial Hemp Council
Hemp Emergency Sleeper Cabin on Display, for Sale in SW Colorado
By HempBuild Magazine
Massachusetts to Allow Sales of Smokable Hemp Flower and Extracts in MJ Dispensaries
By The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Nebraska’s Winnebago Tribe Careful to Grow Legal Hemp
By Nebraska Public Media
SC Hemp Farmer Accused of Illegal Growing Had His Crop Destroyed; Now He’s Suing
By The Miami Herald
1st Annual Texas Hemp Harvest Festival Coming to Austin, October 23
Hemp Industry Comes Full Circle in Nebraska
By Nebraska Farmer
State Agriculture Depts. Demand Federal Grants for Hemp Farmers Should Be Expanded
By Marijuana Moment
Nation’s Hemp Growers Urged to Participate in USDA Fall Survey
By The Ag Information Network
Australia’s Hemp Stakeholders Say Illegal CBD Market Is 10 Times the Size of the Country’s Legal Medical CBD Market
Hempcrete Building Workshop in Longmont, CO, Oct. 9, 2021, Sponsored by Hemp Building Company
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
Midwest iHemp Expo, Lansing, MI, Jan. 21-22, 2022
NoCo Hemp Expo, Mar. 23-25, 2021, Denver, CO
The Jack Herer 2nd Annual Golf Tournament, Littleton, CO, Postponed to 2022
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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.
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
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