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Newsletter – February 3, 2021

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Newsletter – February 3, 2021

“And Crown Thy Good, With Brotherhood, From Sea to Shining Sea”

To celebrate Black History Month, noted hemp and cannabis attorney Scheril Murray Powell, Esq., Executive Director for the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists of Florida, CMO of Cannabiziac, and former Director of Federal Affairs for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, offers this reflection.

By Scheril Murray Powell, Esq.

Hundreds of years ago in American history, it was a requirement that landowners plant hemp. More often than not, that hemp was grown by African American enslaved, trafficked people on plantations owned by the forefathers of our great nation and framers of our Constitution.

Then a bit less than a century ago, we entered the period of prohibition where the American People were deprived of the opportunity to benefit from the thousands of uses for hemp. As cannabis activists, we see ourselves as the good guys. We might even go as far as believing ourselves to be “true patriots” for our efforts to legalize and free the plant so that we can restore sustainable practices as well as creating earth friendly alternatives. There is no denying that the work that we are doing with regard to building hemp structures, creating cannabinoid extracts for relief, and developing paper alternatives is good work.

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Hemp News Spotlight

Senators Booker, Schumer and Wyden Pledge to Work Together to Advance Cannabis Reform Legislation in 2021
By The Verge

Hemp Farmer, Processor Michael Klumpp Tapped for USDA Ag Trade Advisory Committee
By The Morning Sun

Former U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman to Lead U.S. Hemp Roundtable’s Ethics Compliance Efforts
By U.S. Hemp Roundtable

National Industrial Hemp Council Meets with USDA Acting Secretary Under the Biden Administration
By NIHC

What Will USDA’s Final Hemp Rule Mean for CBD and Delta-8 Users?
By Vaping 360

USPS Mail Ban of Vaping Devices Could Also Include Hemp Products
By Vapor Voice

California Prop. 65 Warning Requirement for THC Makes CBD, Hemp and Cannabis Products a Target
By Brave Cave Leighton Paisner

New Mexico Judge Invalidates Arbitrary Restrictions on Hemp
By The Daily Journal

Kentucky’s “WKYT Investigates” Asks Facebook to Clarify It’s Hemp Advertising Policy on Behalf of Local CBD Retailer
By WKYT, Lexington, KY

Agricultural Data and Pricing Forecaster The Jacobsen Acquired by U.K. Firm FastMarkets
By The Jacobsen

Veterinarians in California and Michigan May Now Openly Discuss CBD with Pet Owners
By Forbes

Colorado State University Completes First Human Clinical Study Comparing Absorption Rate of CBD in Food and Supplement Products
By WFMZ-TV

U.K. Marketing Watchdog Advises Retailers to Pull “Colorado High” CBD-Infused Gin Due to Cannabis Association
By The London Post

Basketball Legend Magic Johnson Joins Uncle Bud’s Hemp & CBD as Brand Ambassador; Uses CBD to Manage Pain
By People Magazine

Let’s Talk Hemp Cofounder Morris Beegle Named to 2nd Annual “Cannabis 50” List
By WFMZ-TV News

“Golden Grow” Awards Recognize Top Hemp Producers in Southern Oregon
By KTVL News10

23,000 Acres Approved for Cultivation as Florida’s Hemp Industry Takes Root
By News 4 Jax

Ancient Japanese Samurais and Ninjas Used Hemp Armor, Embraced Cannabis Culture
By Cannabis.Ninja

Pampa Hemp First Private Company to Receive Approval for Medicinal Hemp Research and Production
By Apertura (in Spanish)

Thailand’s Legalization of Commercial Hemp Production Expected to Boost Stocks
By The Bangkok Post

Tilray CEO, Whose Stock Spiked 1,400% in a 2018 Short Squeeze, Offers Advice to GameStop, AMC Bosses
By CNBC


EVENTS

Considering Cannabis with Cait Curley, Presented by Loyola Marymount University Cannabis Law Society, February 5, 2021

National Hemp Symposium, Hosted by Oregon State University, Feb. 9-10, 2021

2021 World Ag Expo Online, Presented by the International Agri-Center, Feb. 9-11, 2021

Minnesota Department of Agriculture 2021 Industrial Hemp Forum, Virtual, Feb. 10-11, 2021

The Jacobsen Hemp Conference, Virtual, Feb. 11, 2021, produced by Jacobsen Market Research

Preparing for FDA Inspections: Fireside Chat, February 12, 2021

Cannabiziac University: Every Day Advocacy for Cannabis/Criminal Justice Reform, February 17, 2021, Noon – 1:00pm EST

Industrial Hemp Summit, Danville, VA, Feb. 22-23, 2021

4th Annual Indigenous Hemp Conference, Presented by Winona’s Hemp and Heritage Farm, Anishinaabe Agriculture Institute, and the White Earth Land Recovery Project, Virtual Event, March 5-7, 2021

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

Southern Atlantic Hemp & Arts Expo (SAHAE) and AsheJam, June 25-27, Asheville, NC, produced by Southern Atlantic Hemp Inc.

Add your event to Hemp Events, a free listing service for legitimate hemp industry events. Visit www.HempEvents.org.


TAKE ACTION

Help Urge Support for H.R. 8179, The Hemp and Hemp-derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2020, U.S. Hemp Roundtable Action Alert
Hemp Supporters, there’s never been a more urgent opportunity to support CBD on Capitol Hill. If passed, H.R. 8179 would ensure that hemp-derived CBD, and other non-intoxicating hemp ingredients, could be lawfully marketed as dietary supplements.

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. Please share this U.S. Hemp Roundtable page with your friends, colleagues, customers, and social media contacts throughout the country.

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 because they were slightly over the limit. We need Congress to change the definition of hemp to allow up to 1% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) so that farmers can grow hemp crops without fearing that they will later have to destroy them. Please add your name to the Vote Hemp petition urging Congress to redefine hemp as up to 1% THC and share this with your friends.

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Let’s Talk Hemp Podcast – Season 4, Episode 2
Available on February 4, 2021

Let's Talk Hemp Podcast

From the elation of 2018, when hemp was first legalized in the U.S. after 80 years of prohibition, to an uncertain market in 2020, compounded by the coronavirus pandemic, the hemp industry’s road to success has been rocky. However, with recent legislative and regulatory developments in Congress, USDA and FDA, along with groundbreaking rulings in the EU and the United Nations, 2021 holds promise for those who continue to dedicate themselves to all things hemp. In this episode of Volume Up, host Morris Beegle and co-host Josh Hendrix of Driftless Extracts interview Patrick Atagi of the National Industrial Hemp Council and Jonathan Miller of the U.S. Hemp Roundtable for a 2021 Hemp Regulation and Legislative Forecast to help you chart a course for the road ahead.

Available on February 4, 2021, on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartMedia and  LetsTalkHemp.com.

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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