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Newsletter – March 12, 2020

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Newsletter – March 12, 2020

As the U.S. and the world respond to the global coronavirus outbreak, a number of natural products, hemp and cannabis-related industry events have been cancelled, rescheduled or postponed, including Natural Products Expo West in early March, Austin’s South By Southwest in mid-March, the American Herbal Products Association’s Hemp-CDB Congress in April, the International Cannabis Conference in Berlin, CannaTech in Israel, and others.

In a proactive move, organizers for the 7th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo – the world’s largest gathering of hemp industry professionals – announced they are rescheduling this year’s three-day Investor Forum, Business Conference, Farm Symposium, and robust Exposition Hall out of concern for the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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NoCo Hemp Expo Producers Morris Beegle (left) and Elizabeth Knight (second from left) are collaborating with all Expo partners, the National Western Complex, the City of Denver and public health agencies to ensure the safety of all participants for the rescheduled NoCo Hemp Expo in Denver, August 6-8, 2020. In related news, producers of the NoCo Hemp Expo are putting the Southern Hemp Expo on hold, originally scheduled for August 14-15, 2020, in Nashville, TN.

News Briefs


Hurdles of Hemp Plastic
By Boulder Weekly

USDA Secretary Blames DEA for Strict Hemp Rules
By Marijuana Moment

Tinctures Account for 70% of CBD Pet Products
By New Hope Network

Colorado Company Launches Hemp Into Space
By The Daily Camera

FDA Issues Cannabidiol Update
By FDA

Hemp, CBD Industries Thankful for Less Federal Interference
By Westword

Unilever, Colgate to Enter CBD Market through Subsidiaries
By The Motley Fool

FoodChain ID Now Issuing U.S. Hemp Authority Certification Seals
By Hemp Grower

Bringing Hemp Into Prison Could Become Felony Under Florida Governor’s Bill
By WFSU Public Media

Canopy Growth to Open First U.S. Hemp Facility in NY; Scales Back Production in Canada
By The Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin

Doug Fine Loved Writing About Hemp So Much, He Farms It
By Westword

FDA and Hemp CBD: Can’t We All Just Get Along?
By Above the Law

Motley Fool: The Must-See CBD Quote from the Head of the FDA
By The Motley Fool

Hemp Highlighted as One of the Most Innovative Ingredients in the Plant-based Industry
By FoodBev Media

Tilray’s 4th Quarter 2019 Revenue Driven by Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods Brand
By Traders Huddle

Chicago Spas Add CBD Treatments to De-Stress Customers
By The Chicago Tribune

Hempcrete Standards Help Further Its Use in Green Building

By ASTM

California Co-op Converts Cotton Gin to Process Hemp

By Ag Web

Maryland Cannabis Company Launches Hemp-blend Street Wear with Pop-up Event

By Herald Mail Media

National Hemp Association Chairman Launches Company to Build Out Hemp Supply Chain

By Cannabis Business Times
Maine Hemp Growers Advised to Focus on Value-added Products
By WGME13 CBS News

Texas to Begin Accepting Hemp Production Licenses on March 16
By Hemp Grower

USDA Approves Wyoming Hemp Plan
By The Guernsey Gazette

Oregon Dairy Farmer Converts to Hemp
By Organic Farmer Magazine

Iowa Governor Signs Law Enabling Industrial Hemp Production
By KCCI News, Des Moines

German Government Sides with European Hemp Association on CBD “Novel Food” Question
By HempToday

Mexican Lawmakers Give Initial OK to Hemp, Cannabis Legalization
By Hemp Industry Daily

Employee of U.S.-owned Hemp Farm in Myanmar Gets 20 Years in Jail
By ABC News

Coming Cannabis Bill Is a Good Signal for South African Hemp
By HempToday

9th International Hemp Building Symposium, March 31 – April 1, 2020, York, U.K.

Pet CBD & Wellness Expo Midwest, April 24-26, 2020, St. Louis, MO

NoCo Hemp Expo Expands 2020 Show at National Western Complex in Denver, August 6-8, 2020

Diversify Hemp Meetup at NoCo Hemp Expo, August 6-8, 2020


Pre-Order Your Copy of Doug Fine’s New Book, American Hemp Farmer in Time for NoCo Hemp Expo!

American Hemp Farmer, the sixth book from author Doug Fine, follows the rigors and pleasures of an entire hemp season from soil preparation and genetics acquisition through harvest and regenerative marketing. It’s immersive. It’s wildly funny. The follow up to Doug Fine’s bestselling Hemp Bound, American Hemp Farmer pulls no punches, and because it is written by an actual hemp farmer and entrepreneur, it tells you what you need to know if you want to join the hemp renaissance.

“As a hempcrete homeowner, American Hemp Farmer is the must-read book on hemp I’m proud to keep on my shelf. Someday we may even see NBA arenas built from hemp. But for now, Doug should be prepared to lose more money at the poker table that sits on the hemp floor in my hemp-paneled card room.” – Don Nelson, NBA Hall of Fame Inductee

Pre-order American Hemp Farmer now. Use code EXPO and you can also pick up your copy, signed by Doug Fine, at the upcoming NoCo Hemp Expo, March 26-28, 2020, in Denver.

Pre-Order American Hemp Farmer Here
https://www.tatteredcover.com/pre-order-american-hemp-farmer
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