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Newsletter – September 7, 2022

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – September 7, 2022

Broad Spectrum Meets The Broadmoor: 9th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo Set for Historic Colorado Springs Resort, March 29-31, 2023

By Steven Hoffman

With beginnings in 2014 in Windsor, Colorado, near Fort Collins, the Northern Colorado Hemp Expo, or NoCo Hemp Expo, has grown to become an internationally recognized event. For its ninth annual iteration, on March 29-31, 2023, NoCo Hemp Expo is moving a bit south and will host the world’s most comprehensive industrial hemp conference and exposition at one of Colorado’s most historic and iconic resorts, The Broadmoor.

With roots dating back to the late 1800s and located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs features a world-class setting, 315,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, a lake, 36-hole golf course, spa, restaurants, and premium lodging. Recently remodeled, The Broadmoor has been awarded a Forbes 5-Star resort rating every year since 1960. The resort is committed to sustainability in all its operations.

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9th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo

Q&A with Bill Althouse, Founder of the Fat Pig Society

By Evan Tompros

Bill Althouse, Founder of the Fat Pig Society, is among the nation’s most highly experienced hemp farmers. As one of the first CBD producers in the world, he has developed new high-CBD varieties and pioneered some of the first USDA organic certifications for hemp propagation, cultivation, extraction and handling.

Althouse is committed to bringing economic value to the people and lifestyles he values most — organic farmers. Please read on below to learn more about Bill Althouse, the Fat Pig Society, and his life’s work in pursuing success and well being for farmers in the United States. 

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Bill Althoff

Hemp News Spotlight

Special Report: Hemp-derived CBD Operating in a Constrained Market
By Food Navigator-USA

Hawaii Hemp Retailer Is Fighting the State over “Fundamental Fairness”
By Civil Beat

U.K. Retail Giant Tesco to Feature CBD Products in 200 Stores
By The Hertfordshire Mercury News

Hey Elon Musk: Henry Ford Used Hemp in Automobiles; You Can, Too!
By Benzinga

3M Scotch Tape Factory Was Once a Government-owned World War II Hemp Rope Plant
By The Star Tribune (Subscriber-based)

For the First Time, More U.S. Adults Are Smoking Cannabis than Tobacco, Poll Shows
By The San Antonio Current

More People Are Turning to Hemp Products for Relaxation, Relief
By Charleston City Paper

A Guide to All the (Technically) Legal Cannabinoids You Can Buy Right Now
By Slate

5 Surprising Ways Hemp Helps the Planet
By National Geographic (Subscriber-based)

Kratom vs. CBD: What Are the Differences?
By Newsweek 

Does CBD Help with Detoxification?
By Radar Online

Is CBD the “Cat’s Meow?” — Recent Research on CBD Oil for Cats
By OK Magazine

Video: CBD Panel Discussion — Bridging the Gap Between Science and Regulation
By Atlantia Clinical Trials

How Packaging Can Help Cannabis Brands Gain a Competitive Edge
By MJBiz Daily

How One Company Is Making Housing Material Out of Hemp
By Idaho News6

Demand for Hempcrete Driving Hemp Fiber Market
By Manitoba Cooperator

Documentary Film Crew Visits Pennsylvania Hemp Farms
By Lancaster Farming

Arkansas Groups Voice Concern about Impact of Recreational Marijuana Proposal on Hemp
By The Arkansas Advocate

Georgia Hemp Farming, Health of State Farms on Menu Heading into Next Session
By Georgia Public Broadcasting

Indiana: Meet Delaware County Hemp Farmer Brian Nixon
By Ball State Daily News

Minnesota Lawmakers Expected to Revisit Rules that Opened Legal Window for Delta-8 THC
By HempToday

Pennsylvania Hemp Home Showcases Potential of Hemp in the State

Texas Indoor Hemp Grower/Retailer Profiled in the Dallas Observer
By Dallas Observer

Estonia Now Allowing Farmers to Grow Hemp with Higher THC Content
By Cannabis & Tech Today

Fiji Discusses Opportunity of Securing Hemp Seeds from Canada
By The Fiji Sun

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CBD360 Hemp Education Event for Healthcare Professionals, Presented by Ananda Professional, Sept. 8-10, 2022, Lexington, KY

Montana State Hemp & Cannabis Festival, Sept. 9-11, 2022, Lolo Hot Springs Resort, Lolo, MT

Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference, Chicago, IL, Sept. 13-14, 2022

Use the discount code HEMP30 for 30% off VIP and General Admission tickets.

CanEx Jamaica, Montego Bay, Jamaica, Sept. 15-17, 2022

Southern Illinois University Hemp & Cannabis Symposium, Sept. 17, 2022, Carbondale, IL

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

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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