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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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.

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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 as Medicine – This politician is a genuine hemp supporter

Colorado Senator Don Coram has been an active advocate for Hemp as Medicine since the state’s marijuana legalisation in 2014.

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Coram has been a key player in the legalisation of hemp cultivation in the state. He has backed every hemp bill in favour of growing the plant for the production of medicinal cannabidiol (CBD) oil.

The Senator supports hemp wholeheartedly. So much so, that he even grows it himself.

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Hemp as Medicine – Study shows hemp could help reduce high blood pressure

With new discoveries of Hemp as Medicine, people could reduce their use of prescription drugs by adding hemp protein to their diet.

Hemp is not to be confused with marijuana. Although they are both species of the Cannabis Sativa plant, hemp contains mere traces of THC, the element that gives the marijuana high.

Hemp has a long list of far more important uses, including medicinal.

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At the University of Manitoba, a new study is interested in whether hemp protein can have a positive effect on people with elevated blood pressure, and so far the results are very promising.

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Hemp as Medicine – CBD oil is the credible and natural alternative to prescription drugs

The use of Hemp as Medicine is becoming more popular every day. People are discovering the pain relief that CBD products can give, and recognising the advantages of using a natural alternative to prescription drugs.

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CBD can be used for numerous medical conditions, such as epilepsy, anxiety, pain relief, and PTSD. Go Green Botanicals recently opened a new natural medical clinic in New Braunfels, Texas, and their customers include military veterans who are finding relief from PTSD and chronic pain with the use of CDB oil.

Chet Crump, a military veteran, has been suffering with arthritis pain and PTSD for many years. He now uses CBD oil instead of the highly addictive prescription drugs that doctors had been prescribing him. For the first time, Crump is pain free.

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Hemp as Medicine – Indiana lawmakers legalise CBD oil, to the benefit of those in need.

There might be a lot of skepticism about using Hemp as Medicine, but luckily for the citizens of Indiana, their lawmakers are strong supporters of the plant and its medicinal benefits.

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This week, Governor Eric Holcomb signed into law, the legalisation of CBD oil with the stipulation that it contains no more than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient.

Beginning in July, it will be legal to buy and sell cannabidiol, (CBD oil), throughout the state.

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Hemp as Medicine – Kentucky pharmacies embrace the medicinal benefits of hemp

Cannabidiol, (CBD), has many healing properties, proving the value of Hemp as Medicine. CBD can be used as treatment for a number of conditions and illnesses. It can relieve the pain experienced by cancer patients, help control epileptic seizures, and improve heart health, to name just a few.

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In Kentucky, pharmacies have begun selling CBD in the form of oil, ointment, gummies, and vape.

People are inquiring more and more about the benefits of CBD oil, because they’re tired of dealing with the pharmaceutical industry with its costly fees and complications with insurance companies. These difficulties are leading patients to look for alternatives, and they’re discovering the value of CBD products.

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Hemp as Medicine – A deal that could make New Zealand a world leader in the CBD hemp industry

A New Zealand company could potentially land a NZ $160 million contract, supplying Hemp as Medicine to a U.S. company.

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The NZ company, Hikurangi Cannabis Company, would grow and produce 3000kg of pharmaceutical grade cannabis to Rhizo Sciences, in Seattle.

The deal is subject to a law change in New Zealand, that is expected to go through later this year.

This contract would confirm a very profitable future for the Ruatoria region, and for New Zealand in general. It would boost the economy and bring new employment opportunities.

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