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Newsletter – September 1, 2021

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – September 1, 2021

CannaAid: Founder Followed Cannabis Business as Teen, Built CBD Empire

By Jean Lotus

CannaAid, a 70+ employee company based outside of Charlotte, NC, has grown from a small business selling a handful of products to a powerhouse with 500 skus over multiple brands in five years, its young founder said.

Lee VanTine, 27, said the company has grown because they got an early start, have expanded their product offerings to include multiple cannabinoids and because they make sure to follow strict testing and production protocols. 

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling: The Story of Chyncia Rodgers Entrepreneurial Ventures in Hemp

By Natalie Kra

Hie Living LLC is true to its name; from tinctures and concentrates, to skincare, to pet products and more – the company offers a diversified line of products with hemp in, well…everything (HIE). Founded by Chyncia Rodgers, a North Carolina native with a passion for clean beauty, Hie Living LLC is a showcase of Rodger’s background in the beauty industry, her entrepreneurial spirit, and proclivity for formulating products that are better for both people and the planet.

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U.S. Hemp Industry Gets Ready to ‘Rally in Raleigh’

Entrepreneurs, farmers, scientists and experts from the emerging U.S. hemp industry will converge in Raleigh, NC this week for the 3rd Annual Southern Hemp Expo Sept. 2-4.

The biggest hemp trade show on the East Coast for the entire supply chain will take place in three floors of the Raleigh Convention Center to ReTHINK Hemp

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Hemp News Spotlight

Southern Hemp Expo Takes Place this Week in Raleigh, NC
By Forbes

California’s Controversial Hemp Bill, AB45, May Be Heading for a Vote
By 420 Magazine

Could Hemp Really Save the Planet?
By Leafie

New Jersey Takes Steps to Regulate Environmental Impacts of Cannabis
By Lexology

USDA to Conduct Hemp Acreage and Production Survey
By The Trib Live

Cancer Patient Interest in CBD is High, but Knowledge of Benefits, Risks Is Lacking, Say Vanderbilt Researchers
By Oncology Nurse Advisor

DJ, Music Producer GRiZ Launches Telescope brand CBD Line
By Forbes

Idaho Company Combines Hemp and Hop Extracts for Functional Relaxation Beverage

Delta-8 THC Craze Concerns Chemists
By Chemical & Engineering News

HempRise to Open $80 Million Hemp Processing Plant in Fall 2021 in Southern Indiana
By WTHR 13 News, Indianapolis, IN

Arizona Runway Show, Queen of the Nile,, Sept. 11, to Feature Hemp-inspired Fashion
By Phoenix New Times

New Nike Casual Footwear Model Features Upper Construction Made with Hemp
By HypeBeast

These French Rain Boots Are Made from Hemp and Recycled Vinyl
By The Strategist

For Golf Lovers: iHemp and Hempwood Partner on New Hempwood Putter
By iHemp Manufacturing

5 Projects Using Hempcrete as an Environmental Building Material
By Arch2O

Texas is Now Free to Produce Smokable Hemp
By US105FM, Temple, TX

Texas Hemp Growers Association Field Day Showcased All Things Hemp
By The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Forget Corn, this Farmer Wants You to Tour His 4-Acre Hemp Maze
By Lancaster Farming

Nevada Hemp Farmers Scale Back Amid Saturated CBD Market
By The Nevada Appeal

Minnesota Ag Department Adopts Temporary Hemp Rules
By WNAX Radio 570, Yankton, SD

Haiti Earthquake – The Case for Rebuilding with Hemp and Bamboo
By The Hill

Nigeria State Governor States He Is Against Any Effort to Legalize Hemp
By Punch Nigeria

UK Grocer Lidl Removes Certain Hemp Tea and Oils Over Concerns of High THC Levels
By The Belfast Telegraph

Raid in Germany Highlights Need for Binding Rules on THC Limits in EU Food Products
By HempToday

Australian Researchers Study Potential of Hemp in Animal Feed
By Feed Navigator


Southern Hemp Expo, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC, September 2-4, 2021

Queen of the Nile Cannabis-inspired Fashion Runway Show, Sept. 11, 2021, Tempe, AZ

Natural Products Expo East, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 22-25, 2021

Southwest Colorado Tribal Hemp Symposium, Oct. 4-5, 2021, Sky Ute Casino Resort, Ignacio, CO

Conversations in Cabo II for Hemp & Cannabis, Produced by Colorado Hemp Company and Powered by We Are for Better Alternatives (WAFBA), Nov. 5-6, 2021, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The Jack Herer 2nd Annual Golf Tournament, Littleton, CO, Postponed to 2022

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Support the “Regulate CBD Now” Campaign

As we enter the last two weeks of Congress in session, U.S. Hemp Roundtable is encouraging hemp industry leaders to do a social push to promote the new website and campaign. USHR is asking industry members to please share the following text and link on your company Twitter and LinkedIn accounts sometime (or multiple times) starting now (7/20) through Friday, July 30:

Tell Congress to #RegulateCBDnow! Visit and use the online portal to take action today by contacting your members of Congress urging them to support critical legislation that would regulate #CBD as a dietary supplement and/or food and beverage additive! 

Also feel free to share and promote the Regulate CBD Now Press Conference held during our Summer 2021 meeting in Denver. Here is ashort clip for social media and the YouTube link.

Contact Alyssa Erickson at USHR, for more info.

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.

Fix, Marry or Kill? Hemp Needs Your Help in HI, MA, MN and MO

The U.S. Hemp Roundtable has identified bills that need the hemp industry’s attention in key states including Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Missouri.

Move Forward with Mandi Kerr
Featuring Special Guest Morris Beegle

Join Mandi Kerr & Morris Beegle, Co-founder and President of the We Are For Better Alternatives (WAFBA) family of brands on this episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward.

Morris Beegle is Co-founder and President of the We Are For Better Alternatives (WAFBA) family of brands. His background includes 25+ years in the music and entertainment industries. He has spent the last 10 years working in the hemp industry producing events and tradeshows, creating several product brands along with a multimedia and education platform. Beegle organizes the NoCo Hemp Expo and the Southern Hemp Expo, along with The Winter Hemp Summit, Hawaii Hemp Conference, and the Experience Hemp Virtual Series that emerged at the front end of the Covid pandemic. In addition to events, he has a hemp paper and printing company at and a hemp guitar and amp company at Beegle also appears at trade shows and conferences around the world, on radio programs and webinars, and hosts the Let’s Talk Hemp Podcast @

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If you’re not a member of Leafwire yet, you should definitely check out the largest business network in the cannabis industry, with more than 40,000 members. Members include growers, budtenders, accountants, lawyers, CBD companies, equipment manufacturers, investors and more. Leafwire is for anyone who works in the cannabis industry, and also features a job board with 1,100 open cannabis and hemp jobs. Leafwire is designed to be a LinkedIn-style business network where the cannabis Industry can share news, promote events, find new jobs, find investors and simply network with their peers. Leafwire is 100% dedicated to the Cannabis and Hemp industries and the perfect place to post and share information about your company, new product launches or other related news. We’ll see you on Leafwire!

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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