Buckle Up! Hemp Sports Car Drives Toward
By Heather Collins
When hemp advocate Bruce Dietzen is cruising down the street in his hemp-based sports car, people think it’s just another vehicle trying to make a statement. And what a statement it is, especially when Bruce shares his story and reasons for wanting a more sustainably made and carbon neutral automobile on the road today.
“We can reduce the amount of carbon in the air with hemp. But what I am doing is more than just reducing carbon,” explains Dietzen, Founder of Renew Sports Cars and Carbon Negative Fiber. “Hemp has the potential to help everyone reduce their carbon footprint and live a life more carbon avoidant.”
25 Years Selling Hemp Merchandise in South Africa
By Jean Lotus
It’s been a quarter century since the Hemporium hemp shop opened in Capetown, South Africa, and proprietor Tony Budden, 47, says he can’t believe how much has changed and how much has, frustratingly, stayed the same.
Budden was a young man in 1996 when he and partner Duncan Parker opened the shop, to “innovate, educate, cultivate” and showcase what the hemp plant could do.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis Joins NoCo Hemp Expo, Denver, Colorado
Colorado Governor Jared Polis is scheduled to give a keynote address during the upcoming NoCo Hemp Expo (NoCo7) Business Conference in Denver, CO. Governor Polis will share why hemp is essential to Colorado and how the state can continue to advance industrial hemp on a local, regional, national and global level.
National trade show event producers, We Are For Better Alternatives (WAFBA), Colorado Hemp Company, and Let’s Talk Hemp Media are pleased to welcome Governor Polis at the NoCo Hemp Expo. The three-day, power-packed event is considered one of the first in-person trade shows to take place in Colorado since the pandemic.
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Hemp News Spotlight
SAFE Banking Act Reintroduced in House of Representatives with Broad Support
By The National Law Review
USDA Awards Oregon State University $300,000 Grant to Study Hemp in Cattle Feed
By The Sierra Sun Times
Mitch McConnell’s Love Affair with Hemp
Levi’s Wellthread Sustainable Denim Line Touts More Hemp, Natural Dyes
By The Sourcing Journal
Legacy Wellness Tea Brand Traditional Medicinals Launches Hemp Extract Plus Herbs Teas
By Traditional Medicinals
Preliminary Research Supports the Use of Hemp Oil for Anxiety
By Medical News Today
FDA Warns Two CBD Companies about Illegal Pain Treatment Claims
By Nutra Ingredients-USA
Four Tips for Incorporating Regenerative Agriculture into Indoor Cannabis Grows
By Cannabis Business Times
Six Key Provisions of USDA’s Hemp Final Now in Effect
By Successful Farming
Thailand Has High Hopes for Hemp
By The South China Morning Post
Mexico Set to Legalize Marijuana, Becoming World’s Largest Market
By The New York Times
Latin Hemp CBD Cannabis Conference Is Calling for Speakers
By WFMZ TV News
Monks Mary Jane: Introducing South Africa’s First Hemp-infused Gin
By Cape Town Etc.
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Urge Colorado Governor Jared Polis to Support Hemp-friendly Regulations
In January 2021, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) issued proposed industrial hemp regulations intended to improve the regulatory framework for hemp products such as CBD. We applaud the agency’s efforts to promote a strong regulatory regime, however, proposed regulations could add burdens to hemp farmers and companies, without providing added value protection to consumers. Click here to learn more and take action.
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.
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Let’s Talk Hemp Podcast – Season 4, Episode 5
Available Now On Demand
Canada has been at the forefront of hemp foods since the late 1990’s and there is no sign of our friends to the north slowing down anytime soon. Today, Canada has legal recreational and medical cannabis in addition to being a leading global producer of industrial hemp. In this episode of Volume Up, host Morris Beegle is joined by co-host Anndrea Hermann of Hemp Production Services along with Ruth Shamai, founder of Ruth’s Hemp Foods, and Mike Fata, founder of Manitoba Harvest, as they revisit the early days of hemp becoming legal and the Rise of the Canadian Hemp Industry.
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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