Hemp and Tribal Economic Development: Hemp Is the Way to Reclaim Our Past, While Supporting a Sustainable Future
By Muriel Young Bear
Do you remember the first time you realized the power of the Cannabis plant? Some of us have had a longer relationship than others, but today we are facing a much different world. Some of you may recognize me from social media, but I want to share some details that you may not have heard before. This all started in 2017, when a curious graduate student went on a journey to meet some incredible people and became a business leader working toward a green revolution. I also want to introduce you to others who empowered me, because I did not do this alone.
My Meskwaki name is Mek wiid (Mequish) or “Bear head”. I am a member of the Meskwaki Tribe in Tama, Iowa, and owner of Bear Cub Consulting. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Business at Haskell Indian Nations University, with experience primarily in Tribal Economic development and entrepreneurship. I have been a passionate Industrial hemp advocate, working in education, legislation, cultivation over the past four years. As a business student, I realized the economic opportunities but as an indigenous woman, I was instantly drawn to the environmental and sustainable aspects of Hemp.
USDA Asked to Crackdown on Misrepresentation in Organic Marketing Case Study: CBD Products and the “Wild West” of Fraudulent Labels
By Mark Kastel, Director, OrganicEye
Since Congress charged the USDA with protecting organic stakeholders from fraudulent practices, illegal organic marketing claims have been the most common violations reported to the agency. Our most recent report at OrganicEye examines the rapidly expanding CBD market, uncovering numerous examples of gross violations flying under the radar screen.
In Spotting the Hackers of Hemp: The Value of Authentic Certified Organic CBD Products, we offer examples of companies claiming organic status without going through the rigorous third-party inspection and auditing process required by federal law. As with certified organic food, organic CBD eliminates the risks and hazards of environmentally dangerous farming practices, including use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, sewage sludge, and GMOs. Organics also shuns toxic ingredients and processing substances and practices, like volatile solvent extractions.
Hoban Law Group Announces Plans to Serve as Presenting Sponsor of 3rd Annual Winter Hemp Summit, January 14, 2021
The Hoban Law Group is pleased to announce its plans to serve as the presenting sponsor of the 3rd Annual Winter Hemp Summit Virtual Conference & Networking Event, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Thursday, January 14, 2021. Powered by NoCo Hemp Expo and Let’s Talk Hemp, the Winter Hemp Summit is a marquee event for the hemp community to stay informed and plan for the future.
Continuing the tradition of thought leadership, the legal firm is partnering with event producers We Are For Better Alternatives (WAFBA) and Colorado Hemp Company for a power-packed day full of discussions on ways to advance the industry, including expert advice, insight, tips, and trends. “We are very excited for the 2021 Winter Hemp Summit to explore the most recent industry developments in-depth,” says Bob Hoban, President, and Founder, Hoban Law Group.
Hemp News Spotlight
2020 Hemp Hindsight — the Highs and Lows of a Remarkable Year
By U.S. Hemp Roundtable
CBD and Supplement Predictions for 2021: Is Flat the New Up?
By New Hope Network
cbdMD announces January 2021 as National CBD Month
By National Day Calendar
In California, a Push to Allow CBD in Food Resumes
By Cannabis Wire
U.S. Dept. of Defense Warns: Use of CBD Products Can Result in Separation from Service
By Defense Visual Information Distribution Service
Humboldt County Planning Commission Considers Permanent Ban on Industrial Hemp
By The Times Standard, Eureka, CA
Former Tobacco Exec Pitches Hemp Cigarettes to Curb Nicotine Addiction
By The Columbus Dispatch
The Push to Get Florida’s Hemp Textile Industry Going
By The Tallahassee Democrat
Farmers Challenged in Race to Build Maine’s Hemp Market
By The Portland Press Herald
Pakistan Government Optimistic about Hemp Production
By Deutsche Welle
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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.
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is accepting public comments on draft hemp and CBD regulations covering manufacturing, licensing, labeling, testing and inspections for processing and selling hemp extracts of cannabinoids and terpenes, including CBD. The DOH will accept public comments on the new regulations from Nov. 10, 2020 to Jan. 11, 2021 – meaning they could take effect as soon as the first quarter of next year. To comment, email email@example.com, call 518-473-7488 or visit here for more information.
Please take a look at the attached survey, providing education on programs to research hemp, educate about him and promote hemp products nationally and internationally. The potential for a “Hemp Check-off Program” relies on bringing together the industry if there’s enough interest in these programs. Please take 2 minutes and complete the following survey, letting us know if your organization is interested in exploring check-off programs to benefit the hemp economy.
Let’s Talk Hemp Podcast – Season 4 Coming Soon!
|Tune in January 21st for the Season 4 kickoff of the Let’s Talk Hemp Podcast. Volume Up with Morris Beegle is a bi-weekly show that will feature a rotating guest co-host along with multiple hemp industry leaders from North America and around the globe. From policy and legislation conversations to discussing all the amazing products that can be created from the hemp plant, Volume Up is an entertaining and engaging perspective on the current state of the hemp industry.|
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The Future of Hemp | How to Start a Hemp Business
The possibilities of hemp are truly endless. Hemp can be used to produce building materials, fuel, fabric, and more! Morris Beegle joins to discuss the future of hemp and how you can get started on your hemp business.
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