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Newsletter September 2, 2020,

Lets Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter September 2, 2020,

Love In the Time of 0.3% THC

By Doug Fine, Author, American Hemp Farmer

I just waved goodbye to our state hemp inspector, a delightful, overworked woman in a successful program. I’d call our New Mexico hemp effort top-tier, with everyone at the New Mexico Department of Agriculture wanting farmers to succeed. More than two thousand acres are sequestering carbon as we speak in the Land of Enchantment. In terms of stress, the worst part of having a hemp inspection, for me, is having to shave and put on clean clothes. OK, clothes at all.

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On Campfires, Hemp and Cooling the Globe

By Ron Alcalay, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Vital Hemp

I went camping with my nine-year-old daughter about a month ago, up the California coast to Big Sur. We enjoyed my favorite trail up a river gorge to a large swimming hole, and in the evening ate s’mores around the campfire. For a few days, we almost forgot the worries of the world, that would intrude, like the asthma attacks I suffered inexplicably every night.

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Hemp Legislative Language Stalled in California

By Steven Hoffman

After intense negotiations in late August with California Governor Gavin Newsom’s team, hemp industry leaders were feeling bullish that they had struck an eleventh-hour deal to prevent undue restrictions on the sale of hemp and CBD products in the state of California.

They also were hopeful that proposed legislative language favorable to the industry would be passed before the state legislature took its final recess for the year on August 31.

However, despite much effort by industry leaders and lobbyists, the proposed language failed to pass “for the time being” that “would explicitly permit the retail sale of hemp-derived CBD as a dietary supplement, cosmetic and food and beverage additive,” the U.S. Hemp Roundtable announced on September 1.

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Virginia Congressman Introduces Hemp Opportunity Zone Act in U.S. House of Representatives
By WSET13 TV, ABC News

Republican Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado Calls on USDA to Protect Hemp Industry
By Western Ag Network

Senator Jon Tester Joins Groundbreaking Ceremony for IND HEMP Fiber Decortication Facility in Fort Benton, MT
By Great Falls Tribune

Big Sur Scientific Develops Roadside Test for Law Enforcement to Distinguish between Hemp and Marijuana
By Cannabis Science and Technology

Panda Biotech Chooses Wichita Falls, TX, for $110 Million Industrial Hemp Processing Facility
By Times New Record News, Wichita Falls, TX

KYHIA Rebranding to Create Statewide Kentucky Hemp Organization
By Kentucky Hemp Industries Association

National Hemp Association Presents Positive Future at Annual Meeting
By National Hemp Association

KUNC Broadcasts Four-part Series on Colorado’s Hemp Industry
By KUNC, Greeley, CO

Are America’s Farmers Being Unfairly Penalized Because of Government’s Worries Over THC?
By Leafreport

Podcast: Hemp Can Build Back a Better Economy, Ecology and Society
By Natural Products Insider

Hemp Traders Announces New Line of American Made Hemp Fabrics
By Hemp Traders

Germany’s Hempro International Sues City of Düsseldorf Over CBD Ban
By Hemp Today


National Hemp Call/Meeting to Discuss the DEA IFR, hosted by Grow Hemp Colorado, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, 11am MDT

Emerge Virtual Cannabis Conference and Expo, Sept 8-10, 2020, Plus 90-day Expo

Hempstory VII – Connections for a Successful Harvest!, Sept. 10, 2020, 1:00 pm – 3:30pm PDT

The Bloom of Hemp: Emerging Opportunities in Food, Wellness and Personal Care, Webinar Presented by EcoFibre, Oct. 1, 2020, 11:00 am – Noon EDT

Advancing Industrial Hemp 2020 Virtual Event, Presented by Acres, USA, Oct. 5, 2020

NoCo Hemp Expo – NoCo7, March 25-27, 2021, National Western Complex, Denver, CO

Southern Hemp Expo, Aug. 20-21, 2021, Nashville, TN

NoCo Hemp Expo - Denver, Colorado
Silver Mountain Hemp Guitars

Read the Let’s Talk Hemp Summer Solstice 2020 Digital Magazine

The hemp industry proves that, even in a world beset by pandemics and racial injustice, human and planetary healing can and will triumph. Read all about it in the Let’s Talk Hemp Summer Solstice 2020 Digital Magazine, produced in conjunction with the Experience Hemp Summer Solstice Virtual Conference & Trade ShowLet’s Talk Hemp Media, and NoCo Hemp Expo, in partnership with Honeysuckle Magazine.

Featuring testimony from industry experts across diverse disciplines, Let’s Talk Hemp’s Summer Solstice edition dives into the pressing questions of the day. What is the future of hemp in a post-COVID world? What does Black representation in hemp look like, and how can we create opportunities for social equity? How can we take the next steps toward a regenerative society and integrative medicine? The answers may surprise you.

Read the Let’s Talk Hemp Summer Solstice 2020 Digital Magazine Here.

Order Your Copy of Doug Fine’s New Book, 
American Hemp Farmer

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Episode 14 with Morris Beegle

Sara Payan visits with Cannabis/hemp advocate and entrepreneur Morris Beegle, co-founder and president of WAFBA (We Are For Better Alternatives) and Let’s Talk Hemp Media. They chat about networking in the time of COVID, sustainability and hemp, and the intersectionality of the music world and music industrial hemp with Silver Mountain Hemp Guitars, maker of hand-crafted hemp guitars, cabinets and components.

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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