Hemp Health Benefits – Cannabis replaces chemicals in beauty products

The beauty industry is introducing more and more products that offer Hemp Health Benefits for healthy skin without the use of harsh chemicals. From collagen regeneration to enhanced skin tone and resilience, what’s not to love?

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There are always new beauty products being launched and no end to the advertising ploys used to entice consumers but now, for something completely different, cannabis beauty products are starting hit the market. Cannabis-based products, such as lotions, perfumes and face masks, are growing in popularity because of their many health benefits.

The cannabis used in the products comes from hemp seed oil, which is extracted from the cannabis plant. Being a non-comedogenic, hemp seed oil moisturizes the pores, it doesn’t block them like some products might do. The vitamin E in hemp seed oil helps restore healthy skin, and its vitamin C content improves skin tone and resilience. In addition, hemp contains vitamin B, the nutrient that helps skin stay firm. Hemp also stimulates collagen production to reduce wrinkles and provide moisture.

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Hemp as Medicine – But what about during school hours?

Hemp as Medicine and recreational marijuana have gone through many changes over the last two decades in the U.S. The drug has been legalised in about 26 states so far, and more states are bound to sign up soon.

Opinions differ on whether marijuana legalisation is a logical decision. Of course it’s good economically, but another pro to legalisation is the plant as medicine, which is helping it gain approval and popularity.

The daughter of John Barclay, River, suffers from severe grand mal seizures. She’s 7 years old and is a grade one student in Aberdeen, Washington. She receives CBD (cannabidiol hemp oil) as treatment, several times a day, to reduce the amount of seizures.

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Unfortunately, being in school causes a problem, because schools are funded by the government and the government still regards marijuana as an illegal substance. Because of this, River can’t take her CBD dose at lunchtime, while she’s at school. The school doesn’t distinguish between recreational and medicinal use of the cannabis plant.

In 1998, medical marijuana became legal in Washington State following a vote that received a 60 percent majority in favour of allowing health practitioners to prescribe medical marijuana to patients with terminal or severe conditions.

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Hemp Nutrition – Tasmanian government keen to see legalisation of hemp for human consumption

Australians may soon have access to hemp food products and begin enjoying the benefits of Hemp Nutrition, thanks to the Tasmanian government’s proposal.

Tasmania produces more industrial hemp seed than anywhere else in Australia.

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At a recent meeting of government officials, the Tasmanian government’s suggestions prompted the Food Standards Australia New Zealand to write up a proposal for allowing hemp to be available for human consumption.

Unlike its close cousin, marijuana, hemp has no use as a recreational drug because it contains extremely low amounts of the psychoactive ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Industrial hemp is grown for its fibre and and for the production of nutritional food products, amongst other things.

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Hemp as Medicine – Indiana finds support for legalisation of CBD

The case of Hemp as Medicine has been presented to the Indiana legislature eleven times this session. Two of the the eleven proposals are making progress, and it’s looking possible that Indiana will soon have its first medical cannabis laws.

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Indiana is among the six states who have yet to install medical cannabis legislation. This includes cannabidiol oil, known as CBD or hemp oil, which is a type of cannabis with very low amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient.

For several years, senators have looked to Dr. Trent Jones for evidence and information about cannabis oil. Jones works with the National Institute for Cannabis and Endocannabinoid Research (NICER).

Jones says that it can be damaging to stall treatment for children with severe seizures and it lessens their chances for development. He is continually affirming CBD and industrial hemp, at the senators request.

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Hemp Nutrition – A group of women harvest hemp in northern New Zealand

A women’s group in northern New Zealand aims to raise awareness about Hemp Nutrition by growing their own hemp, and they’re getting ready to yield their first crop.

The Koe Koeaa collective planted a trial hemp crop in December. Two of its members, Tut Quaqua Te Paa and Aorangi Logan, are quick to clarify that hemp is the species of cannabis that contains very low amounts of THC, (0.35 per cent), the component that gets you high. In other words, hemp is not a plant worth smoking.

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Te Paa stated that they’re growing hemp to inform people about hemp’s nutritional benefits, and to break away from the misconception that it can be used as a recreational drug.

Hemp seeds are an affordable means of adding nutrition to your diet. They are a rich source of omegas and vitamins, and they can be eaten raw or in oil form.

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Hemp as Medicine – Medical refugees flee to Colorado for cannabis oil treatment

Parents of a boy who suffers from paralysing seizures, were strong advocates for Hemp as Medicine in the state of Maryland.

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Jenny and Alex Inman did their best to educate lawmakers about the importance of medical marijuana and they pushed for its legalisation. Their determination took them to the State House, and their efforts did have an impact on Maryland’s medical marijuana laws, but the process took so long they couldn’t afford to wait.

Their son Lukas, who was 15 at the time, suffers from Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, a condition that causes frequent and severe seizures. The Inman’s informed lawmakers about medical marijuana’s potential of reducing the amount of seizures. In the meantime, doctors wanted to perform surgery on Lukas’ head once again. There had been no success with prior surgery or prescribed drugs.

They did succeed in their fight for legalisation, but the laws didn’t change fast enough for them. As their son’s health declined, they decided they couldn’t wait any longer. Like so many other parents with children suffering with similar conditions, they moved to Colorado, where cannabis oil has been a recognised and doctor-prescribed treatment for many years.

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Hemp as Medicine – Canadian hemp farmers forced to waste medicinal part of plant

Every year, despite months of hard work maintaining their hemp fields, Canadian hemp farmers are forced to toss the part of the plant that makes Hemp as Medicine.

This part of the plant is called cannabidiol, (CBD), and its found in the flowering parts and leaves of the hemp plant.

Farmers are not permitted to harvest the leaves, and as Keith Jones of Rowland Farms stated, they have to disperse the leaves over the fields.

Jones is the manager of the world’s largest hemp farm, which is in Taber, Alberta. He says they’re forced to waste the part of the plant that contains the valuable component, CBD, because Health Canada limits the cultivation of hemp to the seed and stalks.

Jones says that although hemp has been cultivated for many years now, and it is proven to be safe, they are still not permitted to harvest the entire plant.

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Dr. Steven Laviolette, a neuroscientist from the University of Western Ontario, has spent several years studying CBD as a treatment for brain disorders. He has discovered that CBD could treat many neurological diseases.

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Hemp Nutrition – Tasmanian government supports food law change for hemp industry

Hemp Nutrition is not something Australia and New Zealand can enjoy, because hemp-based food products are still not permitted. In Tasmania, however, the government is in full support of ending this ban on the selling of hemp-derived foods in Australia.

Primary Industries Minister Jeremy Rockliff has informed hemp farmers that his government is working hard to get the state and federal departments to amend the food laws that make it illegal to sell food derived from hemp seeds or oil.

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The health ministers of Australia and New Zealand will attend a meeting in April where a decision will be made regarding the food law amendment.

Tasmania’s industrial hemp industry has always received full support from Rockliff and his government, he says. It has been a joint effort to try to convince the government to make changes that will allow hemp food products.

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Hemp as Medicine – Highland Hemp launches Cape Breton hemp industry

A Sydney-based company is preparing to launch a hemp industry on Cape Breton with the production of Hemp as Medicine in the form of hemp oil.

After securing a $14 million deal with a Brazilian pharmaceutical company, the relatively new company, Highland Hemp of Sydney, Nova Scotia, hopes the new deal with be the start of Cape Breton’s hemp industry.

Parker Rudderham, president and CEO of Highland Hemp, says the company will be cultivating approximately 11,000 acres of hemp this year.

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The stalks of the plant will be used to make hemp oil for the Brazilian company’s order. If Highland Hemp’s hemp crop isn’t enough to fill the order, Rudderham says they’re prepared to acquire hemp oil from other producers.

Hemp oil contains cannabidiol, a component that is beneficial for a number of medical conditions.

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Hemp Nutrition – Potential boom for Australian hemp industry

Paul Benhaim of Hemp Foods Australia is excited about the growth of Hemp Nutrition products in 2017. He recently poured half a million dollars into new hemp-processing equipment at his facility in Bangalow. The facility produces certified organic hemp seeds, protein, hemp flour and hemp seed oil.

Hemp Foods Australia is also an active advocate for change in hemp laws that will make hemp food products legal to sell in Australasia.

According to Benhaim, the most significant news is his successful recruitment of enough hemp producers to meet the increasing demand for hemp products, something they’d been working on since they first started, five years ago. They needed to raise awareness among farmers about hemp, and inform them that unlike the marijuana species of cannabis, industrial hemp does not contain the psychoactive component that gets you high.

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This month the company helped many sizable Queensland farmers to acquire licenses to grow hemp.

Benhaim predicts that in 2017 Australian farmers will produce $15.5 million worth of hemp food products.

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