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Newsletter – September 21, 2022

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – September 21, 2022

Benzinga Brings Big Energy to Chicago Cannabis Conference

By Morris Beegle

The Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference took place in Chicago on Sept. 13-14. It was my first time attending this event, and I have to say I was very impressed overall with the quality of the venue, the speakers, the programming topics, the sponsors and attending companies, and the general vibe and energy of the show. Attendance was strong and I got to meet a lot of new people throughout the cannabis space.  

While Let’s Talk Hemp focuses primarily on the industrial and nutritional hemp markets, we do provide coverage to the sister side of the cannabis plant that is medical and recreational marijuana. It’s all one plant, with literally thousands of potential applications that can have tremendous positive impact and benefits on society and the environment if regulated properly and given the right opportunity.

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Benzinga Cannabis COnference

Hemp Scores 2 Grants in USDA Climate Smart Commodities Awards

By Jean Lotus, PanXchange

The United States Department of Agriculture included two significant hemp projects, one tied to carbon sequestration, in the first list of $3.5 billion Climate Smart Commodities grants announced Wednesday by Secretary Tom Vilsack. 

The projects help develop and market climate-smart commodities, giving a voluntary, market-driven boost to commodity crops that are sustainably produced, Vilsack said. 

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Hemp News Spotlight

Key Lawmaker Co-Sponsors H.R. 841 Bill to Legalize Hemp-Derived CBD in Dietary Supplements
By Natural Products Insider

Pre-Fab Hempcrete Construction Materials Offer Alternative to Traditional Builds
By HempToday

Department of Defense Prohibited Substances: Marijuana, CBD and Hemp
By U.S. Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

National Hemp Growers Cooperative Laying Foundation for Its Members to Profit from Hemp
By Zygote Nation

Podcast: Hemp Building Association Under New Leadership
By Lancaster Farming

Ever Think of Hemp Genetics? Oregon State University’s Dr. Bob Zemetra Does
By KOIN News

Can You Buy Cannabis Products With Food Stamps?
By Go Banking Rates

California May Apply Prop. 65 Warning to Hemp
By Natural Products Insider

Chitiva Cafe in Chicago’s Wicker Park to Serve Up THC Products Derived from Hemp
By Block Club Chicago

Looking to That Vending Machine for a Hershey Bar? You May Find CBD There Instead
By Forbes

Actor Jason Gann of TV Series “Wilfred” Launches Wilfred CBD Brand
By Herb Magazine

San Diego-Based Hempacco Commences Sales of Cheech & Chong-Branded Smokable Hemp Products
By Seeking Alpha

Colorado Hemp Honey Launches Mushroom Complex Blend
By Pet Business

Former Entertainment Executives Launch CBD-Infused “Mocktail” Brand, MEDASE
By Uptown Magazine

Hemp Processing Company Closes on Historic Vermont Marble Company Building
By The Rutland Herald

Flora Growth Subsidiary Just Brands Acquires Florida-Based No Cap Hemp Co
By MJBiz Daily

Mariposa Technology Says Its Non-Invasive Testing Can Help Identify the Sex of Hemp Plants
By PR Newswire

Hemp Bioplastics Are a Renewable and Non-Polluting Alternative to Traditional Plastics
By EIN News

Connecticut’s Hemp Farmers Feel Left Out of State’s Cannabis Plans
By CT Insider

Is a Kansas Hemp Processing Business Model a Blueprint for the Future of U.S. Hemp?
By Ag Web Farm Journal

Missouri Researchers Explore Use of Hemp Flowers for Livestock Feed
By KTVO News

With Livestock, Hemp and Cannabis, This Multi-Generational Oregon Farm Exemplifies Diversification at Its Best
By Cannabis Now

Hemp Crop Struggling in Texas During One of the Driest Years on Record
By The Texas Tribune

Australian Research Council Supports Study to Improve the Nutritional Quality of Hempseed
By The Echo

Industrial Hemp Is Expanding in the Caribbean
By Dominican Today

Costa Rica’s Hemp Licenses Will Be Free
By Ganjapreneur

9th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo
Hemp Exemption


Naturally Informed: Stress & Mental Wellness: Mastering the Market, Sept. 20-22, 2022, Virtual Event, Registration is Free, Presented by the Supplement Advisory Group

Hemp Bio-construction CourseSept. 23-25, 2022, Medellin, Colombia, presented by Winkin’ Sun Hemp

Cultiva Hanfexpo, Vienna, Austria, Oct. 7-9, 2022

10th International Hemp Building Symposium, Oct. 11-12, 2022, Lacapelle Marival, France, produced by the International Hemp Building Association

Asia International Hemp & Cannabis Expo 2022, Nov. 30 — Dec. 3, 2022, Bangkok, Thailand

9th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo, March 29-31, 2023, The Broadmoor Resort, Colorado Springs, CO

Add your event to Hemp Events, a free listing service for legitimate hemp industry events. Visit

First Citizens Bank - forever first

“It was great to see you during the Southern Hemp Expo. Are you curious about working with the hemp team at First Citizens Bank? We’d love to connect and share more about our roster of financial services that are tailored to your industry.” — Hemp Team at First Citizens Bank

First Citizens Bank offers solutions for the hemp industry including:

Lending: flexible lending solutions for equipment and owner-occupied commercial real estate

Merchant Services: customized payment processing services that scale with your business

ACH Direct Deposit: deposit funds with safe, convenient and secure Automated Clearing House services

Business Checking: Premier Business Checking accounts offer a balance-based maintenance fee and are a great option for businesses of all sizes

Contact a hemp banking specialist to discover how we can help your business thrive at every stage. 

Let’s get started.


Help Rebuild Ukraine with Hemp

Sergiy Kovalenkov, aka Doctor Hemphouse, one of the world’s renowned specialists in building with hemp, is appealing to the hemp industry for help in rebuilding war-torn Ukraine, including building Ukraine’s biggest social housing project to date — a 10,000-sq.-ft. residential building to house refugees and orphans who lost their parents to the war. In particular, the project is seeking builders, sponsors, automated block-making machinery and a hempcrete spraying system. Visit or contact or

Tennessee: Please Support HB 0715 & SB 0694

HB 0715 and SB 0694 are companion bills that allow the transportation of hemp concentrate up to 0.5% THC for the purpose of reconstitution into hemp products with a legal amount of THC. Even if you do not hail from Tennessee, please share this page with your friends, colleagues, customers, and social media contacts in the Volunteer State. Help us build our Hemp Supporter armies to assist us in these battles, which have a national impact.

Help the Publisher of Poland’s Hemp Today House Ukrainian Refugees in Naklo Poland, 150 Miles from Ukraine Border

Nakło Foundation is serving as a safe haven for families forced out of their home country due to the war in Ukraine. Your donation goes to help cover the costs associated with our hosting of mothers and children, as men between the ages of 18-60 must stay in the country to support the war effort.

Trace Wants to Make the First Hemp & Regenerative Cotton Tampon, We Need Your Help!

The world is ready for hemp fiber products, and we all know it! But the CEOs, the manufacturers, the research and development teams, and the “big dogs” at the heads of companies need to see numbers supporting this if they are going to invest in innovative hemp products. Please help the advancement of hemp fiber within the hygiene and period care industry by filling out this survey, offered by Trace Femcare, Inc., making the first hemp and regenerative Climate Beneficial (TM) cotton tampon. Your voice matters! Let’s heal the earth and our bodies! Love– the team at Trace.

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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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