Hemp Health Benefits – Fitness enthusiasts are embracing hemp protein

Even though the list of Hemp Health Benefits is a lengthy one, hemp is still an unfamiliar food source for most people, but it’s gaining momentum in the fitness community.

Did you know that hemp is one of the best sources of a plant-based protein? It’s the perfect supplement for a vegan diet. In addition, hemp contains 20 types of amino acids, vitamins, minerals, fibres and healthy fats.

Hemp Health Benefits

You may have heard that hemp is a variety of the cannabis plant, and while this is true, it has untraceable amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, the psychoactive compound that gives marijuana users a high. Plus, hemp is government-approved.

With hemp boasting such high levels of protein and nutrients, fitness enthusiasts are embracing it’s health benefits.

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Hemp Politics – Whole plant harvest now legal in Canada

In Canadian Hemp Politics, the federal government has legalised the harvest of hemp flowers, buds and leaves. Hemp growers are no longer limited to just the seeds, stalks and fibres of the crop.

This change in industrial hemp regulations was put into effect on August 10th by Health Canada. Prior to this, it was illegal to harvest the flowers, buds and leaves of hemp plants in Canada.

Hemp Politics

Whole plant harvest opens up opportunities for the production of CBD and other medicinal products.

This is a good boost for Canadians’ health and economy.

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Hemp History – U.S. Congress anticipate hemp legalisation at the federal level

U.S. Congress hopes to see Hemp History rewritten very soon, with the legalisation of industrial hemp. This law change will give way to a revival of a crop that once flourished across the country. That was before the war on drugs.

Hemp History

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell R-Ky has been the mastermind behind the hemp campaign, which has been ongoing for the past ten years. If the Senate farm bill, (which includes hemp legalisation), is passed, hemp will be removed from the federal controlled substances list and reclassified as an agricultural commodity.

Hemp was lumped in with marijuana on the controlled substances list because they are both strains of the cannabis sativa plant. However, hemp advocates have contended that hemp’s misalignment with marijuana has deprived farmers of this versatile and potentially lucrative crop.

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Hemp vs. Marijuana – Alaska’s hemp pilot program shows viable crop opportunities

The misconception that surrounds Hemp vs. Marijuana is unraveling in Alaska. The success of the industrial hemp pilot program reveals that hemp could be the state’s next big crop.

Hemp vs. Marijuana

There’s truth in the belief that marijuana and hemp are the same plant – they are both cannabis sativa – but what you may not know, is that they are different species of the plant. Hemp has low or untraceable amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol, (THC), the psychoactive compound that gives marijuana users a high.

So isn’t it curious that while the marijuana industry in the state is flourishing, hemp remains illegal?

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Hemp in the News – Lebanon looks to legalise hemp to help boost economy

Lebanon’s parliament put Hemp in the News this week, with talk of industrial hemp legalisation.

Lebanese Forces member of parliament, Antoine Habchi, has proposed a modification to the country’s drug regulations, to allow Lebanese farmers to cultivate industrial hemp.

Hemp in the News

The parliament speaker, Nabih Berri, announced that he is looking into this possibility and considering the formation of a specialised team to oversee cannabis production.

Lebanon is also exploring the legalisation of cannabis for medicinal use.

Establishing and regulating a legal industrial hemp industry in Lebanon would give farmers, and the economy, a much-needed boost.

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Hemp Politics – Skepticism of Indiana legislators hindering hemp progress

In the state of Indiana, Hemp Politics are holding back the revival of a very fruitful crop.

Hemp Politics

State leaders are still skeptical about hemp, while Indiana farmers are eager to grow it and process it into a variety of products, from food to auto parts.

Indiana implemented a hemp pilot program, whereby the Purdue University has permission to cultivate hemp for research purposes. According to Ronald Turco, Department Head of Agronomy, the studies show that Indiana’s climate and soil are well-suited for growing hemp. He says there’s a hemp industry that is just waiting to happen.

The Interim Study Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources is responsible for establishing regulations on how to regulate the crop in the state. Their report will be released in November.

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Hemp as Medicine – Health Canada gives green light for study of cannabis as treatment for pets

Hemp as Medicine is not just for people. A Vancouver-based cannabis company has good reason to believe that pets can benefit from it, too, and Health Canada is giving them the chance to prove it.

Hemp as Medicine

Canopy Animal Health has been granted permission from Health Canada, to research the use of cannabidiol (CBD) as anxiety treatment for pets.

The use of CBD for pets is becoming more acceptable all the time. However, this is the first time a company has requested federal approval for researching, and proving, that cannabis can be an effective veterinary medicine.

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Hemp in the News – The success of SC’s inaugural hemp crop has captured the interest of farmers

The success of South Carolina’s first hemp crop has put Hemp in the News this week, and farmers are eager to be selected for the next round of growing permits.

Last year, SC initiated a hemp pilot program. Twenty farmers were selected to grow up to 20 acres of hemp, for research purposes only.

Hemp in the News

Farmer Nat Bradford, of Sumter County, was one of the chosen few. He tested different strains of hemp to see which could sustain strained growing conditions. He is now focusing on cultivating the surviving plants.

The success of South Carolina’s inaugural hemp crop, has resulted in the decision to allocate an additional 20 permits this year. In addition, the plot size has been extended from 20 to 40 acres. The 162 applications show that interest is growing amongst farmers.

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Uses of Hemp – Legalisation will expand hemp industry opportunities exponentially

In addition to health food products, there are thousands of Uses of Hemp, and with legalisation on the horizon, the U.S. could soon be expanding their industry.

Uses of Hemp

The Senate’s Farm Bill is looking promising and if approved, hemp will be removed from the controlled substances list. This will open up a world of opportunities.

Those who have been studying the uses of hemp are especially excited about the potential law change.

At the North Dakota State University, specialist Dr. Chad Ulven has been researching the use of industrial hemp in the production of composite materials. He has discovered that hemp can be used to make a fibreglass replacement, and it has proven to be stronger and more sustainable.

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Hemp vs. Marijuana – University of Florida begins hemp research program and awareness campaign

Last year, the state of Florida showed its support for Hemp vs. Marijuana by allowing hemp cultivation for research purposes.

It’s important to note that although hemp and marijuana are both species of the Cannabis sativa plant, they are very different plants. Hemp has very low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, (THC), the psychoactive compound that gives marijuana users a high. 

Hemp vs. Marijuana

In the past, the University of Florida was staying clear of anything cannabis-related, but with this change of legislation, UF is now on board as one of the two selected state universities to participate in the program.

UF will be hosting hemp workshops for anyone interested in growing hemp or in being a part of the hemp industry. The goal is to raise awareness about hemp and to dispel any misconceptions about its similarities to its controversial cousin, marijuana.

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