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Newsletter – September 30, 2020

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – September 30, 2020

Is Hemp Paleo? Ancient History Suggests Yes.

By Morris Beegle and Steven Hoffman

Cannabis sativa, the plant that produces marijuana and its non-psychoactive cousin hemp, has been used by humans for more than 25,000 years. Here, we explore how hemp can be incorporated as an integral part of a healthful Paleo Diet and sustainable lifestyle.

Is hemp Paleo? Some Paleo purists have argued no. However, history suggests that ancient human ancestors – the Denisovans, living 160,000 years ago on the Tibetan Plateau – may have been among the first to discover the benefits of the Cannabis sativa plant for food, fiber and medicine – long before the advent of civilization and agriculture, thus qualifying it for consideration in a Primal Diet and lifestyle. Both marijuana and its non-psychoactive cousin hemp come from the cannabis plant, the origins of which have been traced back 28 million years to this central Asian region that lies at an elevation of 10,700 feet between the Himalayan mountain range to the south and the Taklaman Desert in China to the north.

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Life After Manitoba Harvest: Mike Fata Celebrates 25 Years of a Personal and Entrepreneurial Journey to Health

By Steven Hoffman

Mike Fata, founder and former Chair and CEO of Manitoba Harvest – and one of the original founders of the hemp food industry – is celebrating the 25th anniversary this month marking the beginning of his personal journey to health.

In 1995, Mike was, as he said, “an unhealthy and unhappy 18 year old who weighed 300 pounds. I became sick and tired of being sick and tired, and decided to do something about it.”

Mike Fata
Mike Fata, Founder, Manitoba Harvest
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Wildfires, Ash and Smoke Threaten 2020 Hemp and Cannabis Crops
By MG Magazine

DEA’s New Interim Hemp Rule Leaves Many Companies ConfusedBy Green Entrepreneur

Hemp Groups Say New DEA Rule Could Lead to Unlawful Prosecution of Farmers
By Modern Farmer

Dr. Bronner’s Launches Heal Soul! Soap to Support Psychedelic-assisted Therapies and Plant Medicine
By Dr. Bronner’s

One Planet Hemp Now Offering Silver Mountain Hemp Guitars
By One Planet Hemp

From Field to Compost: French Firm Develops Compostable Hemp Face Masks
By Reuters

Hemp Fashion: The Latest Releases from Big BrandsBy Canex

Hemp Operation Raising Tension in Navajo Nation
By The Santa Fe New Mexican

Travis County, Texas, Judge Orders Injunction Against State’s Smokable Hemp Ban
By The Austin Chronicle

Connecticut Politicians to Tackle Hemp Growing Laws During Special Legislative Session
By News 8 WTNH, New Haven, CT

Wyoming Bill Would Prohibit Processing, Possession and Retail Sales of Smokable Hemp, CBD Food and Beverages
By Gillette News Record

Baltimore County Council Bill Would Force 1,000-foot Distance Between Hemp Farms and Homes
By The Baltimore Sun

Japan’s First CBD Shop, HealthyTOKYO, to Open in February
By Moshi Moshi Nippon


Women in Plant Medicine Summit, Sept. 30, 2020, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm 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

WAFBA – We Are for Better Alternatives – Virtual Conference & Trade Show, Presented by NoCo Hemp Expo and Let’s Talk Hemp, Jan. 11-13, 2021; Details Coming Soon

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

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


Comment Period for USDA Hemp Program Reopened: Submit by 10.8.20
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is providing an additional thirty (30) days for public comments on the interim final rule (IFR) that established the Domestic Hemp Production Program on October 31, 2019.

Comment Period for DEA Interim Final Rule: Submit by 10.20.20
The purpose of this interim final rule is to codify in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulations the statutory amendments to the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) made by the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (AIA), regarding the scope of regulatory controls over marihuana, tetrahydrocannabinols, and other marihuana-related constituents.

Urge Congress to Provide Flexibility to Hemp Farmers, U.S. Hemp Roundtable Action Alert, Submit Comments
The USDA’s current regulatory plan for the growth and processing of hemp has caused heartache for U.S. hemp farmers. It’s an industry consensus that the agency’s Interim Final Rule (IFR) does not provide the kind of flexibility on issues like THC testing, hot hemp disposal, and plant sampling that farmers need in order to successfully profit from their hemp crops.

Urge Support for H.R. 8179, The Hemp and Hemp-derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2020, U.S. Hemp Roundtable Action Alert
Hemp Supporters, there’s never been a more urgent opportunity to support CBD on Capitol Hill. If passed, H.R. 8179 would ensure that hemp-derived CBD, and other non-intoxicating hemp ingredients, could be lawfully marketed as dietary supplements.

Help Hemp Farmer Debra White Plume in Her Fight Against Cancer
Many in the hemp community have inquired about the status of Debra White Plume’s health. Doctors discovered a mass on Debra’s lung along with several in her abdomen. Due to the seriousness of this discovery, doctors have decided to begin chemo therapy and radiation. Donations for Debra’s medical bills are now being accepted. We all continue to be encouraged by the prayers and warm thoughts coming in from around the world.

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NoCo Hemp Expo - Denver, Colorado
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Kiss the Ground Movie – Now Available on Netflix!

Kiss the Ground

Kiss the Ground reveals that, by regenerating the world’s soils, we can completely and rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems and create abundant food supplies. Using compelling graphics and visuals, along with striking NASA and NOAA footage, the film artfully illustrates how, by drawing down atmospheric carbon, soil is the missing piece of the climate puzzle.

The film is positioned to catalyze a movement to accomplish the impossible, to solve humanity’s greatest challenge, to balance the climate and secure our species future.

WhatCannaRadio Podcast
Part Three with Morris Beegle

Morris in Hemp Field

Morris Beegle, President & CEO of Colorado Hemp Company and WAFBA, joins this podcast to discuss how his experience in the music industry has allowed him to build the world’s largest hemp trade show, known as NoCo Hemp Expo, and develop hemp apparel and paper products.

Morris talks about how the hemp space has gone from a focus on fiber, before CBD was well known, and back to fiber, as the CBD bubble is popping. His goals are around growing the hemp manufacturing supply chain in the US by starting with the products, then working his way back to the plant. Such as his company Tree Free Hemp, which currently imports it’s pulp, though is working to build out a large enough source here in the US.

Join WhatCannaRadio as they discuss the future of US Hemp with Morris Beegle.

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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