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Newsletter – September 8, 2021

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – September 8, 2021

Southern Hemp Expo Brings Supply Chain Together in Raleigh

Southern Hemp Expo brought together the expanding U.S. hemp industry Sept. 2-4 in Raleigh, NC for the largest trade show and conference on the East Coast covering the entire supply chain.

The 3rd annual Southern Hemp Expo (SHE3) featured more than 100 exhibitors and speakers on three floors of the Raleigh Convention Center. The expo showcased the range of hemp applications — from botanicals to bioplastics, genetics to farm equipment, plant-based protein foods to building materials, guitars, textiles, feminine care products and much more.

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SHE new

US Hemp Industry Rallies Around Building Codes

By Jean Lotus

Leaders in the emerging U.S. hemp-building industry are gathering online for a push to certify hemp as an official building material in U.S. building codes before the deadline for ASTM certification slams shut for two years in January, 2022.

More than two dozen speakers and hemp building experts will appear virtually at an upcoming online fundraiser and conference, Hemp Build 2021 to be held Sep. 9-10, 2021.

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Hemp News Spotlight

BMW Continues to Explore Hemp in its Vehicles to Help Achieve 2030 Carbon Reduction Goals
By BMW Group Press Office

Hemp Traders’ Lawrence Serbin’s 18-foot-tall Hemp Fiber Crop in California’s Central Valley Could Set World Record
By The Leaf Online

Final Vote Expected on California’s Contentious AB 45 Bill Regulating Sale of Hemp Products in State
By HBW Insight

Florida Dept. of Agriculture Calls on FDA to Classify Hemp as a Food Additive, Supports SAFE Banking Act
By Florida Dept. of Agriculture

Are Hemp Companies Hacking Federal Drug Laws with Delta-8?
By Forbes

Celebrity Chef Derek Simcick to Feature CBD as a Food Ingredient at the Upcoming Aspen Food & Wine Festival
By KDVR News, Denver, CO

Energetic Edibles Trend: Drinks, Chocolates, Pills Combine Caffeine with CBD, THC, Ginseng and More
By Westword

New Ruling in CBD Trademarking Case Highlights Challenges of FDA’s Rule Making Delays
By Marijuana Moment

Fort Collins-based Steve’s Goods Announces Farm to Table Vertical Integration of Hemp-derived CBD Product Line
By The PR Underground

Could Hemp Help Solve the Cotton Tote Bag Problem?
By The Pop Inquirer

Hemp Paint & Wood Finishing for Natural Home Improvement
By CBD Testers

Luxury Senior Living Community Developer, Bahia Villages, to Build Custom Homes with Hemp in Southern California
By Digital Journal

New Study Warns Growers of Unreliable Hemp Strains that Could Put them at Risk of Growing “Hot” Crops
By Forbes

Oregon Authorities Seize $50 Million Worth of Marijuana Disguised as a Legal Hemp Operation
By KEZI Channel 9 ABC News, Springfield, OR

New York’s First-ever U-Pick Hemp Farm Open to Public, October 9-23
By Positively Oswego

Queens Investor Buys 191-acre Hempchains Farms Hemp Farm in Upstate New York
By Biz Journals (subscription required)

Wisconsin Hemp Farmers Optimistic as State Transitions Oversight to USDA
By Up North News

USDA Approval in Hand, Colorado Sees Itself as “Undisputed Leader” in Hemp
By HempToday

Hemp Industry Slow to Take Root in Florida
By Spectrum News 13, Orlando, FL

Australia’s HEMP (Help End Marijuana Prohibition) Party Sets Sights on Adult Legalization
By The Leaf Online

Former L’Oréal Australia Managing Director Launches Natural Skin Care Line Made with Hempseed Oil
By Inside Retail


Hemp Build 2021 Virtual Conference & Fundraiser, Sept. 9, 2021, Presented by the U.S. Hemp Building Foundation

Queen of the Nile Cannabis-inspired Fashion Runway Show, Sept. 11, 2021, Tempe, AZ

International Hemp Textile Expo, Sept. 19, 2021, Online Event

Natural Products Expo East, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 22-25, 2021

Southwest Colorado Tribal Hemp Symposium, Oct. 4-5, 2021, Sky Ute Casino Resort, Ignacio, CO

Conversations in Cabo II for Hemp & Cannabis, Produced by Colorado Hemp Company and Powered by We Are for Better Alternatives (WAFBA), Nov. 5-6, 2021, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The Jack Herer 2nd Annual Golf Tournament, Littleton, CO, Postponed to 2022

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Support the “Regulate CBD Now” Campaign
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 website and campaign. USHR is asking industry members to 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 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! 

Also feel free to share and promote the Regulate CBD Now Press Conference held during our Summer 2021 meeting in Denver. Here is ashort clip for social media and the YouTube link.

Contact Alyssa Erickson at USHR, for more info.

Save Ti & His 329 Rights
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.

Support H.R. 841, The Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act
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.

Urge Your Members of Congress to Support Our Troops’ Access to CBD
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.

Sign the 1% Hemp Petition
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.

Fix, Marry or Kill? Hemp Needs Your Help in HI, MA, MN and MO
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.

Let’s Bring Industrial Hemp to Farm Aid
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.

Urge Support for AB 45 and SB 235 in California
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.

Support S. 1698, The Hemp Access and Consumer Safety Act
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

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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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