Organic Trade Association “Strongly Supports” Senate Hemp and CBD Bill; Launches Resource Page for Organic Hemp Producers
By Steven Hoffman
“The Organic Trade Association’s simplified position? Grow organic hemp. Demand organic hemp.” – Gwendolyn Wyard, VP of Technical & Regulatory Affairs, OTA
In addition, the organization announced the launch of a resource page for organic hemp producers at www.ota.com/hemp that includes a just released Organic Hemp Certification Fact Sheet, plus OTA’s comments on the USDA’s interim final rule on hemp production and its statement of support for S. 1698.
Tee it Up for Hemp and the Jack Herer Foundation
By Heather Collins
If ELF Golf Co-founder Mitch Crump could get his way this Fall, he would rename Littleton, Colorado’s famed Arrowhead Golf Club, ‘Arrowhemp’ for the day in honor of the illustrious, founding father of hemp, Jack Herer.
Crump and ELF Golf Co-founder Greg Mills, are producing this year’s Jack Herer Foundation Golf Tournament on Saturday, October 8th, at Arrowhead Golf Club, known for its picturesque red rocks located in the foothills of South Denver.
Southern Hemp Expo Announces 2021 Events Schedule, Programming
National trade show organizers and producers We Are For Better Alternatives (WAFBA) and Let’s Talk Hemp are pleased to announce this year’s in-person event schedule for the Southern Hemp Expo, which will take place at the Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC on Sep. 2 – 4.
Southern Hemp Expo (SHE3) will offer a robust lineup of industry experts, leaders and exhibitors in three days of live education programming and seminars.
Hemp News Spotlight
Can Hemp Protein Become a Mainstream Product?
By Hemp Benchmarks
Pop Star Beyoncé Says She Is Building a Hemp and Honey Farm
By Architectural Digest
Colorado Cannabis Activist “Wayward Bill” Passes at 70
By Celeb Stoner
Victory Hemp Foods Raises $4.5 Million – What Comes Next?
By Louisville Business Journal
Delta-8, Smokable Flower Saving Hemp Farmers
By Green Market Report
Will Hemp Homes Solve the Building Materials Shortage?
By Realty Biz News
Hemp-based Fiberboard Moves Closer to Mass Market
By Hemp Build Magazine
University of Illinois to Offer Course on Growing Hemp for Students and Farmers
By Cities Talk FM 929
University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s industrial Hemp Program Is in Full Swing
By Southern Maryland News
Tokyo-based Lifestyle Company Avex unveils 100% Hemp Fabric T-shirts
By Knitting Trade Journal
The Rise and Fall of India’s Industrial Hemp Market
By Mint Lounge
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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 RegulateCBDnow.com 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 https://regulateCBDnow.com 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!
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 hempsupporter.com.
We Are for Better Alternatives: Let’s Talk Hemp Cofounder Morris Beegle on Potcasters
The leading hemp expo producer is also the leading hemp podcaster. Hemp entrepreneur Morris Beegle, cofounder of NoCo Hemp Expo, Southern Hemp Expo, Silver Mountain Hemp Guitars, Tree Free Hemp Paper and We Are for Better Alternatives, is also the host of the Let’s Talk Hemp Podcast and publisher of Let’s Talk Hemp. Listen in as Potcasters host Dan Humiston interviews Morris, who explain how he is leveraging all of his business platforms to promote hemp. Morris shares stories behind some of his favorite podcast episodes, including a recent show about Delta 8 and his famous interview with Colorado Governor Polis, along with why he enjoys featuring guest hosts on his podcast, too.
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Have You Joined Leafwire Yet?
If you’re not a member of Leafwire yet, you should definitely check out the largest business network in the cannabis industry, with more than 40,000 members. Members include growers, budtenders, accountants, lawyers, CBD companies, equipment manufacturers, investors and more. Leafwire is for anyone who works in the cannabis industry, and also features a job board with 1,100 open cannabis and hemp jobs. Leafwire is designed to be a LinkedIn-style business network where the cannabis Industry can share news, promote events, find new jobs, find investors and simply network with their peers. Leafwire is 100% dedicated to the Cannabis and Hemp industries and the perfect place to post and share information about your company, new product launches or other related news. We’ll see you on Leafwire!
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