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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Hemp as Medicine – Latin America embraces medicinal cannabis

The U.S. hemp industry may be up against some hefty obstacles but many other countries have approved Hemp as Medicine.

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CFN Media Group, the primary agency and media network with a focus on legal cannabis, released information about Medical Marijuana Inc.’s new arrangement with a South American pharmaceutical company and of their intentions to profit from the industry.

In the U.S. the progress of the industrial hemp industry is hindered by bureaucracy, but that is not the case in many Latin American countries where the health and economic benefits of the plant are being recognised and even pursued. For example, in Mexico the company COFEPRIS has endorsed cannabidiol (CBD) oil as treatment for epilepsy, in Brazil CBD has been legalised for a number of medical uses, and Chile has legalised the growing and selling of medical marijuana.

Brazilian company HempMeds® Brazil has recently partnered with Paragon HealthCare BR, one of the main international wholesale pharmaceutical distributors.

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Hemp Health Benefits – Cannabis crops coming to Perth in the new year

A new crop with Hemp Health Benefits will be growing in the vicinity of Perth in the new year – medicinal cannabis.

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The crops will not be easy to spot. They will be carefully monitored; access will be limited to employees only and a strict security team will be in place.

Two companies, AusCann and MGC Pharma, plan to grow and produce medicinal cannabis in the area. AusCann intends to apply for a growing license this week, with a local site in mind. MGC may well follow close behind. Western Australia has the perfect climate for hemp cultivation.

There will be stringent rules and regulations for any cultivation sites with crops containing high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component in cannabis.

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Hemp as Medicine – Medicinal cannabis dispensary opens in Bible Hill, NS

A Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, resident is now sharing her knowledge of Hemp as Medicine with the opening of a medicinal cannabis dispensary.

Shirley Martineau, owner of Auntie’s Health and Wellness Centre, offers her clients a range of medicinal cannabis products, rather than just limited conventional options.

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In Martineau’s opinion, people are entitled to have direct access to their medication, and for those receiving medicinal cannabis, that is not the case.

For example, people who legitimately need medical marijuana have no choice but to obtain it illegally, and then there’s the risk of buying an inferior product. But at Auntie’s, people know they’re getting quality because Martineau produces it herself.

The majority of her clients are cancer patients. She also carries medicinal hemp oil, which many clients tell her has helped cure their cancer.

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Hemp as Medicine – Using cannabis oil as pain treatment for pets

At the Essex Animal Hospital in Essex, Ontario, veterinarians are using Hemp as Medicine to treat pain and disease conditions in cats and dogs.

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Dr. Janice Huntingford has been administering cannabis oil to pets suffering from chronic pain, arthritis, seizures and cancer.

Huntingford, a veterinarian at the Essex Animal Hospital, is a pain specialist. She recommends using hemp-derived cannabis oil to treat pets, because of its lack of THC which can be harmful to animals.

According to Huntingford, the cannabis oil minimises pain, reduces the amount of seizures and can even decrease the size of tumours in pets with cancer.

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Hemp Health Benefits – Texas to jeopardize cannabis oil business

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil could well be the greatest example of Hemp Health Benefits and Texas intends to jeopardise its sales.

The use of CBD oil as medicine became legal in Texas a few years back, but now the Department of Public Safety plans to hike up business fees, which will make it much more difficult for CBD businesses to market their products.

CBD oil is extracted from hemp, a non-psychoactive form of cannabis. In Texas it is a legal form of medicine but only for people diagnosed with severe incurable forms of epilepsy.

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The DPS wants to increase the business fees exponentially, from $6,000 to $1.3 million in year one, and $975,000 for the years following. The increased fees will fund both the security needed at each site and the implementation of a business registry.

Republican Representative Stephanie Klick of Fort Worth, a key player in the oil’s legalisation, feels it is a tremendous increase.

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Hemp as Medicine – Families come together over shared health disorder

Two families, one from Texas, the other from Brazil, share a common bond with their experience with Hemp as Medicine. In The Colony, Texas, Penny Howard holds a little girl in her arms, showering her with affection the way she would if she were her own child.

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Two years ago in January, Howard lost her youngest daughter, Harper. She died in her arms at Medical City Dallas where she was being treated for a respiratory infection. Harper suffered from a rare genetic disorder, CDKL5.

The little girl in her arms, Anny Fischer, is also diagnosed with CDKL5. For several years Penny and Dustin Howard had looked forward to meeting Anny, her parents Norberto and Katiele Fischer, and her old sister, Julia. On Thursday, November 10th, their wish came true as the Fischer family arrived for a visit at the Howards’ home in The Colony, Texas.

The two families met on Facebook, bonding over their shared difficulties, and found common ground with their use of hemp oil as treatment for their daughters. It’s a contentious treatment but it helped reduce the amount of seizures immensely. Both girls, Harper and Anny, suffered with over 40 seizures a day, which affected their brain development.

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Hemp Nutrition – Hemp infused sports drink under development

A new high performance sports drink, with its benefits of Hemp Nutrition, will be a superior product for athletes.

In Cave Creek, Arizona, High Performance Beverage Company is working on a new kind of product – hemp protein infused sports drinks. The new line of products is called 5 Star Protein Sports Drink.

The product is being developed to suit the needs of athletes who, when competing and performing intensely and challenging their bodies, will benefit from the quality and components of this hemp protein infused drink. The 5 Star Protein Sports Drink contains all the usual components of a sports drink, with the addition of few extra and vital ingredients.

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The company’s own research showed that when the body is subjected to high levels of muscular and physical stress, it really needs protein, carbohydrates, amino acids and the good fatty acids to keep the muscles healthy and to assist the body with the endurance needed by athletes.

The 5 Star Protein Sports Drink is an improvement to the company’s current high performance sports drink. The addition of a non-GMO protein source, 20 amino acids, Omega 3 & 6 and linolenic acid (GLA), make it a far superior product.

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