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 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 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 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 as Medicine – A fast-growing industry in the U.S.

U.S. sales of hemp-based cannabidiol products are increasing at a rapid rate, making Hemp as Medicine a fast-evolving industry.

The Hemp Business Journal in Boulder, Colorado, has released a report stating that the U.S. sales of cannabidiol products are going to soar in the coming years. The numbers could potentially be in the billions. Cannabidiol (CBD), is a non-psychoactive component found in the cannabis plant.

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There has already been an immense increase in the sales of products with CBD extracts and infusions in the past few years. This increase is due to the legalization of marijuana and the removal of federal bans on industrial hemp farming.

In 2015 the hemp industry exceeded expectations by a long shot. The 2015 projected sales of hemp-based CBD products was $5 billion, but in reality the profits were closer to $90 million. For 2016, the Hemp Business Journal report predicts sales will be $115 billion, a tremendous growth in just one year.

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Hemp as Medicine – A Queensland company’s goal of producing medicinal cannabis

An agricultural company in Queensland, Australia, is forging ahead with their plans of producing Hemp as Medicine.

Owners Shane Garozzo and Joe Trimarchi of Trimpex International have started a new venture – a hemp program, that with the proper licences and permits, will allow them to grow hemp and process it into medicinal cannabis.

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Trimpex International imported a substantial amount of hemp seeds which have been planted on approximately 70 hectares of land in various plots across Queensland. The predicted outcome is an average harvest of 70 to 100 tonnes of seed grain.

In addition to their current grow sites, they are looking to increase their yield by establishing hemp plots in northern New South Wales, Victoria, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

Garozzo says he will work together with local police to eliminate any risks with regards to crop protection.

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Hemp as Medicine – Irish company gets funding for cannabis medicine research

A new pharmaceutical company in Ireland, GreenLight Medicines, has received €500,000 to research Hemp as Medicine.

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Dr. James Linden, founder of GreenLight Medicines, and UCD’s Dr. Keith Murphy, are working together to develop new medicines derived from cannabis.

The main focus of the company is to study all aspects of cannabis and cannabinoids for medicinal purposes. Its first investment of €100,000 was used to buy seeds. The second investment is from a group of private Irish investors.

This latest funding will allow the company to continue its research and development of medicines made from cannabis extracts and other plant forms, that will be used to treat many different illnesses.
Linden stated that there continues to be evidence that cannabinoids are highly effective in treating several illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, arthritis, epilepsy and cancer.

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Hemp as Medicine – How CBD oil saves lives

Rita Wooton is the mother of six-year old Eli, who has experienced the incredible healing ability of Hemp as Medicine, in the form of cannabidiol (CBD) oil.

CBD oil is extracted from industrial hemp plants. When you see industrial hemp growing in a field, it looks and smells just like marijuana, but it is remarkably different. For one thing, hemp will not get you high, because it contains less than .3 percent THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana.

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Eli suffers from a rare form of epilepsy know as Dravet Syndrome. Before taking CDB oil he was having hundreds of seizures a day. The day his mother started giving him CBD oil dissolvable mouth strips in 2015, the seizures stopped. Eli is one of many children who have benefited from CBD oil.

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Hemp as Medicine – How a farmer went from being healed by hemp to farming it

A Colorado farmer discovered that Hemp as Medicine is not the only benefit the plant can bring – it has financial benefits as well.
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Richard Munoz of Delta, Colorado, had severe mobility issues as a result of rheumatic arthritis in his back. He received a marijuana permit from his doctor, and then discovered that medicinal liquid hemp could relieve his back pain and replenish his energy.

Munoz said that before he tried a couple of drops from a bottle of liquid hemp, he could barely move. Within two weeks of taking the hemp drops he was back at work.

He and his wife Shirley have been cultivating hemp since 2015 and they want to spread the word about hemp. Besides its health benefits, hemp can be used to make plastics, ropes, clothing, construction materials and fuel.

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