Hemp as Medicine – Hemp conference draws advocates of the crop’s many uses

In Tahlequah, Oklahoma, a group of advocates gathered to discuss Hemp as Medicine, its ability to detoxify soil, and its many other uses.  About 100 hundred participants from across the U.S. attended the Native Health Matters event, on November 9th.

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Native Health Matters is a non-profit organization that focuses on sustainability for health, education, agricultural and financial independence for Native American communities, minorities and people young and old.

NHM President J.R. Claphan has experienced the medicinal benefits of hemp first hand. Following four knee surgeries, Claphan suffered from severe pain. He was on prescription opiates until he discovered the healing properties of CBD. He is now an ardent advocate for hemp as medicine.

Another topic discussed at the conference was the use of hemp to detoxify soil. Hemp has the ability to absorb pollutants and replenish contaminated land.

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Hemp as Medicine – Nevada farmers trade alfalfa for hemp

The discovery of Hemp as Medicine and the recent legalization in the U.S. has many farmers turning to this new cash crop.

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Harris Farms, in Pahrump, Nevada, traded alfalfa for hemp three years ago, and now they’re cashing in on the new trend of medicinal hemp.

For years, alfalfa was their staple crop but it was somewhat challenging to grow. They began growing hemp in 2017 and haven’t looked back. Hemp has proven to be fruitful and much easier to grow. By the end of this year, their initial ten acres will have bloomed into sixty-five acres. Hemp has a quick growth turnaround of only 120 days.

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Hemp as Medicine – CBD craze gives industry boost

Although hemp is known for its many uses, from building materials to clothing, it’s Hemp Medicine that is giving the industry a leg up these days.

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CBD-infused products have become wildly popular all across the U.S. Products such as lotions, tinctures and bath bombs can be found in supermarkets and gas stations. People are seeking the pain relief and anxiety suppressant benefits that CBD is renowned for.

Hemp and marijuana are both cannabis sativa plants and contain Cannabidiol (CBD). But hemp contains no more than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the element that gives the marijuana high.

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Hemp as Medicine – CBD popularity means exponential growth in this new industry

The use of Hemp as Medicine is growing in popularity, and in the U.S. it is forecast to become one of the leading markets in the next few years.

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The 2018 Farm Bill has paved the way for progress in the hemp industry. With hemp legalization, many financial investors are looking at hemp-based CBD as their next major money maker.

The CBD industry is expected to see exponential growth over the next four years. It has been nicknamed “the next gold rush.”

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Hemp as Medicine – Canadian classification for hemp-based CBD needs to be changed

Marijuana has been legalized in Canada and yet Hemp as Medicine is still strictly regulated by the federal government. This needs to change.

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Canadian hemp advocates are lobbying to have the regulations of hemp-derived cannabidiol revised. At the moment, CBD and marijuana are regulated in the same way under the Cannabis Act. This means that CBD is classified as a controlled substance.

The profit potential for the CBD industry is in the billions, but current regulations in Canada are hindering progress.

Meanwhile, now that hemp is legal in the United States, opportunities abound south of the border.

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Hemp as Medicine – People are finding their own proof of the healing properties of CBD

There may not be a lot of scientific proof for Hemp as Medicine but it’s fast becoming a popular treatment for several ailments.

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Cannibidiol, (CBD), is an extract of the hemp plant. It is known to treat pain, anxiety, inflammation, and many other medical conditions. It is even known to treat cancer.

However, the only FDA-approved use of CBD is for two fare forms of epilepsy. Other than that, there really haven’t been a lot of studies conducted on cannibidiol. But that hasn’t discouraged people from using it, and judging by its widespread use, it’s for good reason.

CBD is becoming more and more common. Several new products have become available, such as body lotions, baked goods, and CBD-infused beverages. This is proof that CBD is a hot commodity and predicted to become a multi-billion dollar industry.

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Hemp as Medicine – The advantages of using CBD oil over pharmaceuticals

With chronic pain being one of the most common ailments these days, it’s not surprising that recognition of Hemp as Medicine is becoming more popular. Read on to find out why.

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The majority of people suffering from chronic pain depend on pharmaceutical drugs to reduce the pain, but this type of medication comes with side effects and other disadvantages.

Natural remedies such as CBD oil are alternative treatments that are very beneficial for people suffering with chronic pain and arthritis. One reason is that CBD can be used long term, with no side effects or reliance issues.

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Hemp as Medicine – Wisconsin’s first hemp harvest in decades shows potential for a new cash crop

A farmer participating in Wisconsin’s hemp pilot program is growing and processing Hemp as Medicine.

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John Eichorst of Mount Horeb Hemp has had great success with his first hemp crop, despite it being a lot of work. His hemp crop is being used to produce CBD oil, a medicinal extract from the plant that aides several medical conditions such as seizures, anxiety, and chronic pain.

It’s the first year that Wisconsin has grown hemp in decades. Due to its resemblance to its intoxicating cousin, hemp was lumped in with the ban on marijuana in 1937. However, with the 2014 Farm Bill, hemp has been making a comeback in the U.S., and Wisconsin recently got on board.

Despite its superficial resemblance to marijuana, hemp has a much lower content of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound that gives the high.

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Hemp as Medicine – Vermont sees growth in hemp crops and CBD production

With an increase in hemp crops and substantial investment into Hemp as Medicine, Vermont’s hemp industry is growing fast.

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Cannabidiol (CBD), is a non-psychoactive medicinal property that is extracted from the hemp plant. It is growing in popularity and becoming more available as an alternative to pharmaceutical medicines.

Alejandro Bregad and his partner Jacob Goldstein are among the first hemp growers to also process process their crop into CBD products.

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Hemp as Medicine – A space odyssey for hemp

A Kentucky-based research company wants to take hemp experimentation to new frontiers, by researching Hemp as Medicine in space.

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Space Tango, currently the main commercial research company on the International Space Station, is teaming up with two hemp companies for the project. They will experiment with the production and quality of hemp’s medicinal properties in an environment with minimal gravity.

Hemp contains less than 0.3 percent THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that gives the high. However, hemp has medicinal properties that could be very beneficial, such as CBD.

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