Hemp: Reducing Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment
By Jean Lotus
Building with newly legalized hemp-based materials will give an added boost to the U.S. goals to reduce carbon emissions caused by the construction industry, new data shows.
Industrial hemp, the superstar carbon-sequestering plant, can help reduce the carbon output of the built environment through the construction concept of embodied carbon.
The built environment generates almost 40% of greenhouse gas emissions — more than any other sector of the economy, including transportation, agriculture and industry.
Influencers and CBD: Be Careful What You Say
By Cait Curley and Asa Waldstein
On a calm warm Friday evening in Raleigh, NC after day 2 of the 3rd Annual Southern Hemp Expo, LTH editor Steve Hoffman and hemp advocate and influencer Cait Curley were sitting in the courtyard outside of the Marriott host hotel when Asa Waldstein walked up and joined them. From there, a conversation began between Cait and Asa around the topic of influencers and brand affiliates talking about products on social media, and the potential liabilities that exist. The following Q&A between Cait and Asa was born from this Friday evening meetup and provides a beginning overview of some do’s and don’ts when it comes to influencers and brand affiliates talking about products on the internet.
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Hemp News Spotlight
Jane Fonda Talks Cannabis, is Hot On Hemp For the U.S.
By Head Topics
Blair Braverman’s Favorite Hemp Apparel
By Outside Magazine
Delta-8 Warnings from FDA, CDC Put Hemp Industry on Notice
By The News Station
Feed Officials Call for National Action on Hemp Livestock Food
By Association of American Feed Control Officials
Michigan’s Growing Hemp Industry Faces Roadblocks
By Capital News Service
IND HEMP Fiber Plant Tour
By Lancaster Farming
Bio-mass Derived Foam from Hemp Offers New Commercial Opportunities
By Grampian Online
The Folklore of Plants: Cannabis
By Bowling Green Daily News
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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 RegulateCBDnow.com 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 https://regulateCBDnow.com 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!
Contact Alyssa Erickson at USHR, email@example.com for more info.
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.
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.
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 redefine hemp as up to 1% THC.
The U.S. Hemp Roundtable has identified bills that need the hemp industry’s attention in key states including Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Missouri. Click here to learn more and take action.
In 1985, Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp decided to put on a concert for America’s family farmers who were in dire need of assistance. They raised over $7 million in that first year and Farm Aid have been helping to support America’s family farmers ever since. We’re asking you to join us in asking Farm Aid to make industrial hemp a focus of this year’s event and into the future. Sign the petition here.
AB 45 and SB 235 are the California state Assembly and Senate versions of a bill that would allow the distribution and sale of hemp-derived CBD as a food, beverage, and dietary supplement, and make clear that a product is not adulterated or misbranded due to the inclusion of hemp. These are high-priority bills that have been near passage in California since 2019. If signed into law, AB 45 and SB 235 will open an important retail market for CBD consumers. Take action here.
S. 1698, The Hemp Access and Consumer Safety Act, which would establish a legal and regulatory pathway for the sale of hemp-derived extract products such as CBD as dietary supplements and food and beverage additives., needs your support. We applaud Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) for sponsoring this bill ,which will help stabilize hemp markets, open a promising economic opportunity for U.S. farmers, and protect consumers by requiring hemp extract product manufacturers to comply with the entire existing comprehensive regulatory framework for ingestible products. Urge your Senators to support S. 1698 – visit this form letter at hempsupporter.com.
Lancaster Farming Podcast
Featuring Special Guest Morris Beegle
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