New Fund Seeks to Invest $500M in Food and Fiber Hemp by 2030
By Jean Lotus
A new ESG impact fund focused on hemp for food and fiber will inject $500 million into the industrial hemp supply chain by the year 2030, founders announced at New York’s CWCBExpo last week. One of the first related innovations is a hemp-based “ink” for 3D construction printing.
Longtime hemp advocate and former cannabis entrepreneur Geoff Whaling, chair of the National Hemp Association, announced the formation of rePlant Hemp Advisors which will launch in January of 2022. The fund is among new socially responsible impact investments that prioritize optimal environmental, social, and governance (ESG).
Shine on You: Let’s Talk Hemp Q&A Profile with Chris Boucher
By Morris Beegle
Welcome to my Let’s Talk Hemp weekly industry profile – Shine on You – where I get to feature folks involved in the industry and who are doing important and interesting work from various corners and crevices of the hemp space. This week I have Chris Boucher, long time hemp industry pioneer and founder of Farmtiva. I’ve known Chris for many years now and consider him a friend and a mentor. He has been on the front lines fighting for this plant longer than most anyone I personally know and for that I am truly grateful.
Let’s get to know Chris a bit better and why he loves hemp!
Hemp News Spotlight
CO Gov. Polis Leads 21 Governors to Urge Congress to Take Up Rep. Perlmutter’s SAFE Banking Act Amendment
By The Office of Colorado Gov. Jared Polis
The Outlook for Hemp Fiber in the U.S.
National Industrial Hemp Council Announces Effort to Strengthen Testing Standards and Labels for CBD Products
By National Industrial Hemp Council
Partnership Focused on Hemp-based 3D Printing for Affordable Housing Construction Projects
By 3D Printing Media Network
9 Crazy Benefits of Hemp Fabric
By The Bluntness
Oregon State University Researchers Study Hemp for Animal Feed
By Oregon Public Broadcasting
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Save Ti & His 329 Rights
If you or a loved one are a medical cannabis patient, this affects you. Ti is an autistic 15 year old who was abruptly removed from his mother/medical caregiver on June 3, 2021 by Child Welfare Services in Hawaii. This GoFundMe has been set up to pay for his legal fees needed to promptly dismiss the CWS case and enforce their civil and medical rights to have access to his medical professionals to participate in providing for his medical needs. Any donation no matter how big or small means we are that much closer to getting Ti back.
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.
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