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Newsletter – September 27, 2023

Lets Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – September 27, 2023

U.S. Hemp Advocacy Group Promotes Legislative Agenda On Capitol Hill

Members of the U.S. Hemp Roundtable gathered in Washington D.C. last week to promote a robust legislative agenda on Capitol Hill. The national hemp lobbying organization held its second annual Fall Fly-In on Wednesday, September 20th to campaign for hemp industry priorities for the upcoming Farm Bill and federal legislation that would regulate CBD.

The day was stacked with a bipartisan slate of nearly four dozen meetings with Members of Congress and their staff, including 31 Senate meetings (17 Republican; 14 Democrat) and 16 House meetings (6 Republican; 10 Democrat) from 16 across states and Washington D.C. — CA, DC, CO, FL, KS, KY, MD, NC, NV, NY, OK, OR, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA. 

A midday briefing and luncheon took place at noon featuring a panel discussion on legislation that would direct the FDA to regulate hemp-derived CBD. The panel was moderated by U.S. Hemp Roundtable General Counsel, Jonathan Miller, who was joined by representatives from several leading dietary supplement organizations, including —

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Members of the U.S. Hemp Roundtable gathered in Washington D.C

FIHO joins the United Nations’ Global Alliance for Building and Construction (Global ABC)

Beside being a natural product produced with low gas emissions, HEMP is known for sequestering carbon, according to scientists one hectare of hemp sequesters 9 to 15 tonnes of CO2, similar to amounts sequestered by young forests. When used for hempcrete, it becomes a carbon stock..

Founded at COP21, hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme and with 280 members, including 39 countries, the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction(GlobalABC) is the leading global platform for all buildings stakeholders committed to a common vision: A zero-emission, efficient and resilient buildings and construction sector. The GlobalABC is a global advocate and a catalyst to action: GlobalABC advocates for market transformation and focuses on catalysing action by defining a carbon neutrality strategy for the built environment. GlobalABC advocates the sector’s importance for global climate action through international high-level events, including COPs.

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11th Annual International Hemp Building Symposium
October 10-11, 2023. Amsterdam, Netherlands

International Conference Hemp & Industry
October 16-17, 2023. Prague, Czech Republic

CBD Journey & CannaCon 2023
November 2-3, 2023. Tokyo, Japan

Asia International Hemp Expo & Forum 2023
November 22-25, 2023. Bangkok, Thailand

November 28-December 1, Las Vegas

Jack Herer Cup 2023
November 29, Las Vegas

10th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo & 1st Innovate Earth Symposium
March 20-22, 2024, The Broadmoor Resort, Colorado Springs, CO

Experience Hemp Prague and the 21st Annual EIHA Conference
June 5-7, 2024, Prague, Czech Republic – Save The Date

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