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Newsletter – September 9, 2020

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Newsletter – September 9, 2020

Legislation Would Legalize Sale of Hemp-derived CBD in Dietary Supplements

By Steven Hoffman

As Americans readied for a long Labor Day Weekend, two members of Congress on September 3 introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to “make hemp, cannabidiol derived from hemp, and any other ingredient derived from hemp lawful for use under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act as a dietary ingredient in a dietary supplement, and for other purposes.”

The Bill, HR 8179, the Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2020, if passed, would allow hemp-derived CBD and other hemp-derived ingredients to be legally marketed as an ingredient in dietary supplements, as long as the products comply with current legal requirements for new dietary ingredients, as well as other requirements pertaining to dietary supplements under federal law.

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california capitol

Industry Veteran Garrett Bain Takes the Reins at EcoGen Biosciences

By Steven Hoffman

Following its recent acquisition by hemp consumer products leader Kadenwood Brands, newly renamed EcoGen Biosciences is set to make its mark as a world leader in hemp-derived ingredients and extracts and hemp genetics from its home base on Colorado’s Western Slope. 

Combined, the companies – Kadenwood Brands based in Newport Beach, CA, and EcoGen Biosciences, headquartered in Grand Junction, CO, have created an integrated supplier – from genetics, farming and processing to finished branded products – worth approximately $250 million, reported Reuters.

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Garret Bain
Garrett Bain, Chief Commercial Officer, Kadenwood Brands and EcoGen Biosciences


U.S. Navy Expands Hemp, CBD Ban to Include Lotions, Topical Applications
By U.S. Navy Office of Information

“Hemp is an Agricultural Product, Not a Drug” – World Hemp Associations Join Together to Speak Out
By National Hemp Association

Baby Leaf Hemp: A New Edible Salad Green
By Greenhouse Grower

Houston Forensic Science Center Develops Test to Differentiate between Hemp and Marijuana
By KPRC 2 Houston

Kansas State University Researchers First to Analyze Safety of Hemp as Cattle Feed
By KSN NBC News, Wichita, KS

Wisconsin Farmer Advocates Ties Between Hemp and Hispanic Heritage Month
By Yahoo News

A Look at Hemp’s Potential Impact on Wyoming

Colorado Ag Commissioner Kate Greenburg Provides Update on Colorado Agriculture, Hemp Program
By KVNF, Paonia, CO

California Wildfires Cause Damage to Legal Cannabis Crops
By Cannabis Wiki

Texas Hemp Growers Adapt to Challenging Weather, Market Conditions
By The Killeen Daily Herald

EIHA Advocates for Essential Role of Hemp in European Green Deal
By HempToday

The Need to Grow Documentary Produced by Rosario Dawson Free Screening Runs Sept. 9 – 14
By The Food Revolution Network


Emerge Virtual Cannabis Conference and Expo, Sept 8-10, 2020, Plus 90-day Expo

9th International Hemp Building Symposium Virtual Tours of International Projects, Sept. 15-16, 2020

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

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

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

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

NoCo Hemp Expo - Denver, Colorado
Silver Mountain Hemp Guitars

Read the Let’s Talk Hemp Summer Solstice 2020 Digital Magazine

The hemp industry proves that, even in a world beset by pandemics and racial injustice, human and planetary healing can and will triumph. Read all about it in the Let’s Talk Hemp Summer Solstice 2020 Digital Magazine, produced in conjunction with the Experience Hemp Summer Solstice Virtual Conference & Trade ShowLet’s Talk Hemp Media, and NoCo Hemp Expo, in partnership with Honeysuckle Magazine.

Featuring testimony from industry experts across diverse disciplines, Let’s Talk Hemp’s Summer Solstice edition dives into the pressing questions of the day. What is the future of hemp in a post-COVID world? What does Black representation in hemp look like, and how can we create opportunities for social equity? How can we take the next steps toward a regenerative society and integrative medicine? The answers may surprise you.

Read the Let’s Talk Hemp Summer Solstice 2020 Digital Magazine Here.

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WhatCannaRadio Podcast
Part One with Morris Beegle

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.

Check out part one of the episode here, and watch out for parts two and three coming later this week.

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.

Publisher: Morris Beegle, Elizabeth Knight
Editor: Steven Hoffman
Web Developer: Debby West
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Circulation: Evan Tompros
Contributor: Heather Collins
Financial Officer: Lori Buderus
Let’s Talk Hemp Podcast: Morris Beegle

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