Sign the Medical Cannabis Declaration (MCD)

 

The Declaration of Human Rights for Medical Access to Cannabis and Cannabinoids states the following:

“According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the  United Nations in 1948:

“Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person”  (Article 3).

“Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the  health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food,  clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and  the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness,  disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in  circumstances beyond his control” (Article 25, Paragraph 1).

Whereas this Declaration applies to everyone and all people, whereas  many doctors are banned by legal requirements from treating their  patients with cannabis-based medicines and whereas many people cannot  afford access to cannabis-based drugs we thus declare that:

1. Every medical doctor has the right to treat his or her patients with cannabinoids and cannabis products according to the rules of  good medical care.
2. Every patient has the right to access cannabis and cannabinoids for medical treatment supervised by a medical doctor, regardless of  social status, standard of living or financial means.”

 

The MCD is already signed by nearly 4.700 people.

 

Sign the Medical Cannabis Declaration here.

 

Happy hemping everyone!

 

 

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Hemp and the pharmaceutical industry – and in the middle the EU

Big companies rule the the EU through lobbyism, as I can tell from own experience.

I have discovered through research that the cannabis plant, especially industrial hemp is also food and contains an extensive amount of nutrients, for instance all essential proteins and omega fatty acids.
Until now, the carriers of these valuable nutrients, namely the leaves and leafy blossoms have been wasted and simply left on the field during retting.
It was already common knowledge that industrial hemp also contains valuable health ingredients, the cannabinoids – yet never seen as food.

The pharmaceutical industry has an eye on these valuable cannabinoids and wants to make sure they are classified as a pharmaceutical and not as a freely available plant ingredient.

The pharmaceutical lobby soon began to spread the message that cannabis was a dangerous drug which if anything could only be turned into something positive and useful by the pharmaceutical industry.

Politicians who were not able to distinguish between high THC levels in marijuana and low levels of THC in industrial hemp soon began to pass everything that contained any THC whatsoever over to pharmaceutical companies.

This is how the whole legalization fight emerged – it is once again simply a matter of profit for the big pharma players.

Nobody even considered making the valuable nutrients in industrial hemp available to humans.

Only my invention brought about this idea that hemp is food. My invention is to press raw hemp juice which contains ALL healthy naturally occurring ingredients of the hemp plant to be consumed by humans.

Since the juice production also yields press remnants which contain the hard to digest fibers of the plant, nutritious cattle feed would also be an additional value created when producing the juice.

I got this invention patented in order to ensure the pharmaceutical industry would not get a hold of this new discovery and could therefore not restrict the wider general public from access to this healthy nutrition.

As a member of the European Industrial Hemp Association I sadly have to witness with many other enthusiastic hemp advocates that the the pharmaceutical industry is currently working hard on Brussels to restrict the free access and right to process industrial hemp as a food.
Their aim is to exclusively handle Cannabinoids and use it in medicine. Therefore, they are trying to get single cannabinoids patented and now claim everything that contains these patented cannabinoids, such as CBD or THC, cannot be categorised as food but as a pharmaceutical.

This claim is equally grotesque as claiming lemons could only be used as medicine due to the vitamin C they contain or tomatoes are medicine because of the glutamate they contain.

Tomatoes contain within their matrix of natural ingredients a substance called glutamic acid or glutamate, a common neurotransmitter. However, this does not make a tomato a medicinal product, or a pharmaceutical prescription drug or subject to governmental permission. Glutamate, since it was discovered in tomatoes, did not even make it a novel food. The level of glutamic acid in tomatoes is not monitored either.

It looks like bureaucrats in Brussels do not invest enough time into gathering information, hence they simply rely on information provided by the pharma lobby itself.

We would be better off if every country within the EU would decide for itself. Specialized politicians, under democratic control, would then debate a EU wide solution.

A result of this would be a more transparent process as opposed to the current process in Brussels. In which big corporations and their lobbyists are breathing down EU bureaurats necks in order to dictate that except for hemp seeds nothing else of the hemp plant shall be food for general consumption. This happens far off from any direct nation-state supervision or monitoring.

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Hanf und die Pharmaindustrie – mittendrin die EU

Ich kann aus eigener Erfahrung bestätigen, dass die großen Konzerne die EU “regieren”.
Mein Fall: ich habe durch Forschung herausgefunden, dass die Pflanze Cannabis bzw. der drogenfreie Hanf als Lebensmittel sehr viele wichtige Nährstoffe enthält. z.B. alle Proteine.
Bisher waren die Träger dieser wertvollen Inhaltsstoffe, die Blätter und oberen Blütenstände auf dem Feld geblieben – verschwendet. Es war schon bekannt, dass auch im drogenfreien Hanf außerdem sehr wertvolle Gesundheitsstoffe sind, die Cannabinoide – jedoch nicht als Lebensmittel.

Die Pharmaindustrie hatte bereits ihre Hände darauf gelegt und wollte Cannabinoide nicht frei zugänglich den Menschen überlassen. Ihre Lobby Maschinerie setzte bald in die Welt, Cannabis, das sei eine gefährliche Droge, aus der allenfalls die Pharmaindustrie etwas Gutes machen könne.
Die Politiker, die den Unterschied zwischen hohen THC Gehalten im Cannabis und niedrigen THC Gehalten im Hanf nicht zu unterscheiden wußten, fingen plötzlich an, alles, was THC enthält der Pharmaindustrie zu überlassen. Deshalb der ganze Legalisierungskampf, es geht mal wieder ums Geld für die Großkonzerne.

Niemand kümmerte sich darum, die Nährstoffe aus dem Industriehanf (im Gegensatz zum High produzierenden Cannabis) für den Menschen zugänglich zu machen. Erst meine Erfindung machte das möglich. Aus dem Hanf den Saft zu pressen, in dem ALLE Inhaltsstoffe die Nahrung und auch die anderen gesunden Stoffe enthalten ist.
Als Pressreste mit den schwerverdaulichen Ballaststoffen blieb auch für die Kühe etwas Nahrhaftes übrig.

Diese Erfindung ließ ich patentieren, ich wollte sie auf keinen Fall der Pharmaindustrie überlassen. Ich bin Mitglied der EIHA, der Europäischen Industrie-Hanf Association. Zusammen mit anderen, die den Nährwert des Hanfes unter die Menschen bringen wollen, müssen wir feststellen, dass in Brüssel die Pharmaindustrie dabei ist, uns den freien Zugang zur Nahrungs-Verwertung von Industrie-Hanf zu verbauen. Nur sie will die Cannabinoide zu Medizin verarbeiten können.

Die Pharmaindustrie will ein einzelnes Cannabinoid patentieren lassen und behauptet nun, überall wo dieses Cannabinoid drin sei, handele es sich nicht um Nahrung, sondern um Medizin.Das ist genauso schwachsinnig wie zu behaupten, die Zitronen dürften nur noch zu Medizin verarbeitet werden, weil sie Vitamin C enthalten, oder die Tomaten seien Medizin, weil sie Glutamat enthalten.

Doch die Brüsseler Bürokraten scheinen es zu verpassen sich schlau zu machen und verlassen sich nur allzu gerne auf die Einflüsterungen der Pharmalobby. Das wäre so gar nicht möglich, wenn wir in jedem Land einzeln die Bestimmungen machten. Die Fachpolitiker aus allen Ländern können sich ja dann miteinander eine gemeinsame Europäische Lösung überlegen.
Das wäre transparenter als der undemokratische Brüsseler Apparat, in dem fernab jeder direkten Länderkontrolle die Einflussnahme der Lobbyisten blüht, weil nur die Großkonzerne den EU Markt bestimmen wollen und ihn somit einfach kaufen.

6 Gründe Hanfsamen zu essen

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Hanf das neue Superfood!

Warum soll man Hanfsamen essen?

Erwähnenswert erst einmal, ist die Tatsache, dass es nichts neues ist für den Menschen Nutzhanf als Lebensmittel zu konsumieren.

Rafael Dulon von Hanffarm sagte bei der EIHA 2016 Konferenz in Cologne, dass “Hanf ein Superfood ist mit einer unglaublich hohen Konzentration an essentiellen Nährstoffen, Vitaminen, Mineralien, Antioxidantien, gesunden Fetten, gesunden Enzymen, und Phytonährstoffen.” Desweiteren betonte er die “Abwesenheit von künstlichen Inhaltsstoffen, Hormonen, Pestiziden, Chemikalien, Giftstoffe, Cholesterol, oder ungesunden Fetten in Nutzhanf.”

Nutzhanf steckt voller guter Inhaltsstoffe und anders als sein Verwandter Marihuana bekommt man durch Nutzhanf kein “High” denn er enthält THC Werte unter 0,2%, wirkt also nicht psychoaktiv.

Ansonsten enthält er jedoch genau die selben heilsamen und wohltuenden Eigenschaften,  wie bereits zusammengefasst in einem früheren Artikel.

Hanfsamen (manchmal auch Hanfnüsse genannt) stecken voller für den Menschen wichtige Inhaltsstoffe wie zum Beispiel:

Alle 20 Amino Säuren, inklusive der für den Menschen essentiellen 9, Ballaststoffe, essentielle Fettsäuren wie omega 3 und 6, Vitamine, Mineralien, Folsäuren und Eisen.

1. Ballaststoffenquelle – Verdauungssystem

Hanfsamen sind eine Quelle für Ballaststoffe, die für ein funktionierendes Verdauungssystem sehr wichtig sind und von denen wir leider heutzutage viel zu wenig zu uns nehmen. Ich kann aus eigener Erfahrung sagen, dass ich einen signifikanten Unterschied merke in meiner Verdauung wenn ich Hanfsamen oder andere Hanfprodukte gegessen habe.

2. Proteinquelle – Gesundheit der Muskeln

Hanfsamen sind eine wunderbare Proteinquelle, auch für Veganer und Vegetarier. Proteine sind für uns wichtig für die Reparatur sowie der Aufbau der Muskeln. Marlena sagt: “Als Läuferin würde ich inzwischen nicht mehr auf meinen Hanfproteinpulver oder GreenSnake® Hanfsaft nach dem Lauf verzichten wollen.” Hanf hat eine entzündungshemmende Wirkung (Muskelkater!) und die Proteine helfen mit dem Muskelaufbau sowie Reparatur.

3. Fettsäurenquelle – Immunsystem und Zellgesundheit 

Hanf enthält viel Omega-3 und Omega-6 Fettsäuren, die dafür verantwortlich sind die Zellen im Körper mit Sauerstoff zu versorgen. Mehr Sauerstoff in den Zellen bedeutet gesündere besser funktionierende Zellen, dies wiederrum heißt wir sind weniger angreifbar für Virusinfektionen o.Ä. da unser Immunsystem stärker ist.

4. Fettsäurenquelle – Entzündungshemmend

Hanfsamen enthalten doppelt so viele Omega-6 Fettsäuren wie Omega-3 Fettsäuren. Dieses Verhältnis ist perfekt um im Körper entzündungshemmend zu wirken.

5. Fettsäurenquelle – Reguliert Blutzuckerwerte und Energielevel

Die Kombination von gesunden Fettsäuren und Ballaststoffen helfen dem Körper Blutzuckerwerte zu regulieren. Dies wiederrum führt zu ausgeglichenen Energielevels, ohne Energietief.

6. Essentielle Fettsäurenquelle – Mindert Cholesterolwerte

Hohe Anteile von gesunden Fetten sorgen für niedrigere Werte von ungesunden Fetten und helfen außerdem Cholesterolwerte zu reduzieren.

Hanfsamen sind übrigens auch wundervoll für Allergiker geeignet, da sie keine Laktose oder Gluten beinhalten und keine Allergien auf Hanfsamen bekannt sind. Also alle die sonst auf Nüsse verzichten müssen, können hier Ihren Nusshunger stillen!

Zu kaufen gibt es die kleinen Wunderbomben bereits in den meisten Reformhäusern, Biomärkten und im Internet. Es gibt Hanfsamen entwerder natürlich und ganz, oder als geschälte Hanfsamen, bei denen die Ballaststoffreiche Hanfsamenhülle entfernt wurde.

Hanfsamen sind vor allem geröstet köstlich!

Falls Ihr noch mehr eigene Erfahrungswerte habt mit den wohltuenden Wirkungen von Hanfsamen oder andere Hanfprodukten, lasst es uns wissen!

 

Happy hemping everyone!

Continuous growth of the European hemp industry

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EIHA 2016 conference in Cologne, Wesseling. Picture: nova-Institut©

Continuous growth of the European hemp industry

Immense demand for hemp as a food and pharmaceutical

The industrial association „European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA)“ presents the newest data on hemp cultivation, processing and applications for fibres, shivs, seeds and flowers. From the year 2011 to 2015 the cultivation area in the European Union more than tripled to 25,000 ha.

The cultivation of industrial hemp was legalised in most EU member states between 1993 and 1996.

Hemp is a multi-purpose crop, delivering fibres, leaves, shivs and seeds.

  • Hemp Juice contains all the important naturally occuring ingredients of the hemp plant in the original shape as present in the hemp plant itself.This is due to the fact that the juice pressing procedure simply separates all the fluid in the plant from the press cake, so separated solids and fluids.This is necessary because the hemp plant is very high in fiber which makes processing the whole plant in a blender a lot less suitable for human consumption as it will upset the human stomach quite a lot as the fibers are not easily digestable.

    So the result of the juice pressing is a hemp juice which contains all the ingredients of the hemp plant in an entourage effect if pressed with the patented GreenSnake® hemp juice procedure. The hemp juice contains up to 300mg of CBD per 100 ml juice, this equals 11 kg CBD per 1ha industrial hemp.

    The juice and the press cake contain all Cannabinoids of the hemp plant, not just CBD.

    Moreover, the juice pressing procedure produces a press cake which can be further used for instance to produce CBD extracts, hemp protein powder or animal feed.

    This press cake contains an additional 6kg CBD per 1 ha industrial hemp.

  • Hemp fibers can be used for hemp paper and hemp insulation material.
  • Hemp shivs (woody inner core of the stem) can be used as animal bedding or for hempcrete as building material.
  • Hemp seeds (or hemp nuts) can be eaten raw or toasted, or be pressed into hemp seed oil or used as animal feed. Hemp seeds are already being praised as new super food.

The new report  „The European Hemp Industry: Cultivation, processing and applications for fibres, shivs, seeds and flowers” portrays the development of the European industrial hemp industry between 2010 and 2013.In 2015 Europe had 25.000 ha of hemp, still will increase even further. Main growers so far are France, the Netehrlands as well as Romania.

Many of the new EU member states are putting a particular focus on industrial hemp as an economic booster, especially for the trade of hemp seeds. Hemp seed production rose by 92 % between 2010 and 2013. Production of flowers and leaves rose even more by a staggering 3.000 % in the same time. This is in contrast to fiber and shivs which do not show any significant rise in growth or use between 2010 and 2013.

The report “The European Hemp Industry: Cultivation, processing and applications for fibres, shivs, seeds and flowers” was presented for the first time at the “13th International Conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association”, 1 – 2 June 2016, Wesseling near Cologne (Germany), the meeting point of the hemp industry worldwide (www.eiha-conference.org). More than 295 participants from 41 countries are expected.

 

We are very pleased about the ever-growing hemp industry!

 

German version of this post available here – Deutsche Version dieses Artikels hier zu finden.

 

Happy hemping everyone!

 

—Eilmeldung/Breaking— Cannabis XXL Munich – Messe abgesagt / trade fair cancelled

Bildschirmfoto 2016-06-15 um 11.09.20The Cannabis XXL trade fair in Munich has officially been cancelled by the organisers as stated on their facebook page.

“Der Termin der nächsten Cannabis XXL Messe in München wird auf den 7.
bis 9. Juli 2017 verschoben. In 2017 wollen wir uns auch speziell der
Bundestagswahl widmen.
Die Messe in 2016 fällt aus.”

Cannabis XXL was meant to take place 8th until 10th July 2016.

The new dates are 7th-9th July 2017.

Exhibitor booking forms for next year are available on their facebook page.

 

 

We hope none of you are too inconvenienced by the cancellation.

 

Check out all the other European hemp trade fairs coming up this year!

 

Happy hemping everyone!

The Big Seven – European Hemp Trade Fairs 2016

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Save the dates of the following hemp trade fairs around Europe this year as to not miss a chance to hemp network around! GreenSnake® hemp juice will be around!

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Mary Jane Berlin will take place between the 27th and 29th May 2016 in Berlin at Postbahnhof.

Over 100 exhibitors will be at the trade fair, including food stalls, medical talks, live music and entertainment.

Ticket prices range from 10€ – 30€ for 1/2/or 3 day tickets.

—–CANCELLED—–

Cannabis XXL Munich 8th-10th July

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—–CANCELLED—–

Cannabis XXL, taking place 8th until 10th July 2016 in Munich, Germany at Zenith Munich.

Focus will be on food, building material, paper, textiles, cosmetics, energy, medical etc.

CannaTrade Zurich 2nd- 4th September 2016

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CannaTrade Zurich will take place 2nd – 4th September 2016 in Zurich at Stadthalle Dietikon.

1 day tickets are 17€ and 3 day tickets go for 35€.

An exhibitor list can be found here.

Cultiva Vienna 7th-9th October 2016

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Cultiva in Vienna, Austria, 7th until 9th October 2016 at Eventpyramide Vienna.

Day tickets are 15€ and 3 day tickets are 30€.

Exhibitor map can be found here.

Canna Berlin 30th October – 1st November 2016

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The first Canna Berlin will take place at Arena Berlin 30th October – 1st November 2016.

Unfortunately the event organisers had to reschedule the event which was initially going to take place in April 2016.

Ticket prices range from 10€ early bird day tickets to 3-day tickets for 25€

CannaFest Prague 6th-8th November 2016

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CannaFest Prague will take place 6th until 8th November in Prague, Czech Republic.

The trade fair runs for the sixth time this year.

1 day tickets are 8€ and 3 day tickets are 15€.

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Another big one is the Spannabis in Barcelona, Spain, which already took place in March this year, so you will have to wait until 2017 for a hemptastic trip to Barcelona.

We look forward to meeting as many of you as possible at the hemp trade fairs this year!

GreenSnake® Hemp Juice is spreading the message about our ultra high CBD levels of 300mg CBD per 100ml serving of our GreenSnake® Hemp Juice!

Get in touch if you would like to schedule a meeting with us at one of the trade fairs:

Happy Hemping everyone!

Cannabis als Medizin – der Kurs

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Das Hanfjournal hat einen informativen Artikel mit dem Titel “Der Kurs zu Cannabis als Medizin – Teil 1” veröffentlicht, in dem Dr. med. Grotenhermen die medizinisch wirksamen Bestandteile von Cannabis zusammengefasst hat.

Falls Ihr also irgendwelche Fragen haben solltet, schaut Euch den Artikel an und er wird Euch hoffentlich helfen Licht ins Dunkel zu bringen.

Beispielsweise erklärt Dr.med. Grotenhermen CBD wie folgt:

 “Cannabidiol ist das häufigste Cannabinoid im Faserhanf und in Drogenhanfsorten oft das zweithäufigste Cannabinoid nach THC. CBD verursacht keine cannabistypischen psychischen Wirkungen. Es besitzt beispielsweise antiepileptische, angstlösende, antipsychotische und weitere Eigenschaften, die medizinisch genutzt werden können.”

 

Deshalb lieben wir unseren GreenSnake® Hanfsaft, denn er ist voll mit CBD, 300mg CBD pro 100ml GreenSnake® Hanfsaft!

 

Happy hemping!

Hemp CBD product for cancer treatment approved by Brazilian government

#Hemptastic news everyone!

A CBD hemp product for cancer treatment has been approved by the Brazilian government as reported by Natural News.

The product is also approved as a prescription medication for the following by the Brazilian government: epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and chronic pain.

This is a breakthrough which will only be the beginning of the #hemprevolution.

ECannabis reports that the product by Medical Marijuana, Inc. is called Real Scientific Hemp Oil™ (RSHO™). According to ECannabis “it will be imported as a prescription medication for cancer” and the Brazilian government “is subsidizing its cost under the Brazilian federal government’s heath care system.”

Stuart W. Titus, PhD and Chief Executive Officer of Medical Marijuana, Inc. says “Brazil is a shining example of how a national government has responded to humanitarian interests and has swiftly and diligently passed favorable legislation on behalf of the health and well-being of its people – children in particular.”

We are excited to see policy and law changes such as this one taking place.

 

Happy hemping everyone!

Why I support the Medical Cannabis Declaration (MCD)

 

Hemp Juice Lady strongly supports the crowdfunding campaign for the Medical Cannabis Declaration (MCD), as silver donor. We believe in the necessity of such organisations to raise further awareness and bring about political change, as well as educate and inform the public and practicioners on the incredible benefits and uses of medical cannabis. They are for example going to do this by providing free online lectures (available in 10 languages).

The Medical Cannabis Declaration started the global information campaign “Yes to Cannabis as Medicine”, with this video.

You can support and donate here.

So who is behind the MCD?

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Dr med Franjo Grotenhermen, Director of the MCD charity

Renowned expert on the medical use of cannabis and Executive Director of the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines (IACM), with several books and scientific articles published on the topic.

 

SarmentoMA Luis Sarmento, Project coordinator

Author of several papers on cannabis and cannabinoids. Joined MCD in 2015, where he is project and communications coordinator.

 

 

Uses of medical cannabis

1.Chronic pain of different types, from neuropathic pain to migraine;

2.Chronic inflammatory diseases, such as Crohn’s disease and rheumatism;

3.Psychiatric conditions, such as severe depression and posttraumatic stress disorder;

4.Neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and Tourette syndrome;

5.Appetite loss and nausea from different origins;

but also a number of other medical conditions, including asthma and glaucoma.

 

MCD goals

  • Become a knowledge hub for scientifically and medically backed up information
  • Create and maintain a database on characteristics of medicinal cannabis
  • Foster cooperation between existing cannabis networks
  • Globally promote legal access to medicinal cannabis

 

If you support their cause as much as we do, head over to their indiegogo crowdfunding page and share a bit of money/hemp love with them!

 

We certainly did and became silver supporting members by donating to this great cause which will benefit us all.

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Happy hemping everyone!