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Newsletter – Feb 28, 2020

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Newsletter – Feb 28, 2020

By Steven Hoffman

Even though the production and sale of all products derived from hemp was made legal in the United States under the 2018 Farm Bill, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in November questioned the safety of hemp-derived CBD in dietary supplements and food and beverages, causing disruption and uncertainty in the booming market for CBD and hemp extract products. Now, the Trump administration in a 2021 budget plan announced in February it is asking for an additional $5 million in the next fiscal year for FDA to regulate cannabis and its derivatives, including CBD, Hemp Industry Daily reported.

News Briefs

Can CBD Help You Sleep?

By Consumer Reports

Clearing the Smoke about Hemp Flowers

By CBS News Bismark

Tree Free Hemp

Hemp Innovation Featured at World Ag Expo

By AgWeb

Jared Polis

CO Governor Jared Polis to Headline 2020 NoCo Hemp Expo

By NoCo Hemp Expo

Headline News

USDA Drops Requirement for DEA Lab Testing While FDA Acknowledges Demand for CBD
By Hemp Industry Daily

Natural Products Expo West Offers Free Livestream of Hemp & CBD Summit
By New Hope Network

GenCanna President Calls Out FDA’s Position on CBD for Industry’s Troubles
By Progressive Farmer

LA Weekly: Best Hemp Flower Companies in 2020
By  LA Weekly

U.S. Hemp Authority Names FoodChain ID as Official Certification Body
By Cannabis Industry Journal

Six Hemp and Cannabis Businesses Will Pitch Investors at SXSW
By Cannabis Times

Music Mogul to Hemp Entrepreneur: Interview with NoCo Hemp Expo Cofounder Morris Beegle
By High Times

Food, Beverage & Supplements

Four Myths About Hemp Oil and CBD Oil Debunked
By Tim Gordon, Progressive Grocer

Global Hemp Based Food Market to Grow to Nearly $5 Billion by 2026 
By MENAFN

Former Cheese Factory Converts to Hemp Products Manufacturing Plant, with Grant from NM Economic Development Department
By The Santa Fe New Mexican

The Latest in CBD Is Not About CBD
By New Hope Network

Victory Hemp Foods Selected as World Champion of First Hemp Innovation Challenge at World Ag Expo
By CSR Wire

Fashion, Fiber, and Construction

Pros, Cons and Cost Concerns with Hemp for Denim
By The Sourcing Journal

Illinois State Rep. Introduces Bill to Favor Procurement of Plastics Made from Hemp
By the Illinois Hemp Growers Association

Ask Our Experts: American Hemp Textiles
By New Frontier Data

Hemp Could Play Role in Reducing Plastic Packaging
By The Packer

Hempcrete Scores a Perfect “0” Under ASTM Fire Testing
By HempToday

Products Made with Hemp Plastic Enter Consumer Market
By UPI

Farming and Agriculture

Hemp Insurance Arrives, Pushing Hemp One Step Closer to a Mainstream Crop
By Modern Farmer

Do You Need Special Equipment to Harvest Hemp?
By ABC NTV News

Group of New York Growers Bands Together to Form Hempire State Growers
By The Daily Freeman

Colorado Hemp Farmers Say they Know More than the Feds; Want to Keep Regulation in State Hands
By The Colorado Sun

USDA Approves Three More Tribes’ Hemp Plans
By Native Business Magazine

International News

The World of Organic: Global Organic Farmland Increases 2 Million Hectares in 2018 to More than 71.5 Million Hectares
By The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture

Capetown, South Africa, at Forefront of Building Hemp, Cannabis Industry
By IOL Independent Media

Australian Craft Distillery Launches Hemp-based Gin and Vodka Products
By Food Navigator-Asia

European Industrial Hemp Association Says U.K. Move on CBD a Step in Right Direction
By HempToday

Events

Natural Products Expo West, March 3-7, 2020, Anaheim, CA
By New Hope Network

3rd Annual Indigenous Hemp Conference, March 4, 2020, Callaway, MN
By Winona’s Hemp & Heritage Farm

NoCo Hemp Expo Expands 2020 Show at National Western Complex in Denver, March 26-28, 2020
By NoCo Hemp Expo

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