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Newsletter – October 7, 2020

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Newsletter – October 7, 2020

Influencing the Influencers: Hemp and CBD Leaders Educate Top Social Media Influencers at ShiftCon Eco-Wellness EventIs Hemp Paleo? Ancient History Suggests Yes.

By Heather Collins, Contributing Writer By Morris Beegle and Steven Hoffman

As the hemp and CBD industry continues to adapt to a socially distanced marketplace, so does the digital playbook in reaching new and existing customers. That’s why now more than ever social media influencers are key in educating, sharing, promoting and recommending brands to followers. 

Hemp leaders will take the virtual stage this week and talk all things hemp with nationally known social media influencers at ShiftCon, the leading eco-wellness social media influencer conference focusing on food, wellness, health and sustainability. Surely to be a lively conversation, panelists will address how “All CBD is Not Created Equal: What Influencers Need to Know about this Growing Industry,” on Friday, October 9, 2020, 12:10 pm – 1:10 pm EDT.

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Shift Con

Boulder Creek Technologies Keeps Rockin’ During Pandemic

By Heather Collins, Contributing Writer 

You never know where life will take you. One minute you’re a music executive representing famous rock bands like Sublime and Blink 182 in California, and the next, you’re co-creating a hemp extraction equipment company in Colorado. That’s how Rick Bonde ended up becoming the CEO and Co-founder of Boulder Creek Technologies, a leading hemp technology company that creates full-spectrum, solvent-free extraction solutions. 

“My cousin called me last year and said, ‘I’ve got a great idea on how we can help the hemp industry be more eco-conscious and efficient,’” recalls Rick. “Right away, I asked, ‘When can we start?’ I’ve been involved in the cannabis industry and have been using CBD products for some time. That’s when I transferred my company over and left the music industry for the hemp and CBD community.”

Boulder Creek Technologies
Mike Fata, Founder, Manitoba Harvest
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USDA Hemp Pilot Program Extended
By Hemp Gazette

GW Pharmaceuticals, Supplements Retailer GNC Met with White House on CBD Policy
By Cannabis Wire

Julie Lerner of PanXchange, Robert Davidson of CURE Pharmaceutical Named to HIA Board
By Hemp Industries Association

Victory Hemp Foods Welcomes Financial Veteran Nathan Kuchta as New CFO
By Victory Hemp Foods

Hemp-based Meat Alternatives Contain More Protein than Beef
By Lab Roots

Cannabinoid Anxiety Relief Education Study (CARES) Will Explore CBD and Cannabis Efficacy for Anxiety Aggravated by Covid-19
By Wholistic Research & Education Foundation

How Old Do You Have to Be to Buy CBD?
By Healthline

Video: Build Show Features Process of Building Hempcrete Walls in Home Construction
By Build

The House that Hemp Built: Carpenter Puts Carbon-negative Hempcrete to the Test
By Daily Hampshire Gazette

Hemp and Cannabis Disposal: Regulations Dictate the Disposal of Stalks, Stems and Trim
By Cannabis Tech

New York Farm Offering Hemp Tours, Planning U-pick Fields in 2021
By Big Frog 104, Marcy, NY

Colorado State University – Pueblo to Offer New Degree in Hemp Research
By Westword

Turkish Developers Develop Technology to Strip Fiber without Retting
By HempToday

Costa Rican Legislators Legalize Farming and Processing of Industrial Hemp, Sets Framework for Medical Marijuana
By HempToday


ShiftCon Eco-Wellness Influencer Conference, Virtual Event, Oct. 8-10, 2020

EarthX Presents Half-Earth Day Livestream Event, Oct. 22, 2020

U.S. Hemp Building Summit, Virtual Event, Oct. 24, 2020

hempFORWARD: The Next Great Farm Frontier, Virtual Event Hosted by Farm Journal and Sponsored by High Grade Hemp Seed and Center Pivot Group, October 13, 2020; Free Virtual Event

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 USDA Hemp Program Reopened: Submit by 10.8.20
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is providing an additional thirty (30) days for public comments on the interim final rule (IFR) that established the Domestic Hemp Production Program on October 31, 2019.

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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NoCo Hemp Expo - Denver, Colorado
Silver Mountain Hemp Guitars

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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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