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!

 

Hanfnah in Lahr!

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Tobias Pietsch hat im November 2015 in der Werderstraße 28 in Lahr im Schwarzwald seinen Hanfladen Hanfnah eröffnet.

Keine Sorge, es handelt sich ausschließlich um Nutzhanf, also alles komplett legal! (Schade aber wahr, dass dies noch immer explizit erwähnt werden muss…)

500 Hanfprodukte gibt es zur Auswahl bei Hanfnah, die üblichen gängigen Produkte, Hanftee, Hanfsamen, Hanfschokolade, Hanfkekse, Hanfproteinpulver, Hanfschuhe, Hanftaschen, Hanfkleidung, CBD Extrakte, Hanfkosmetik wie Hanfseife, Hanfcremes, etc. Man kann aus Hanf halt wirklich unglaublich viel produzieren, Kleidung, Papier, Baumaterial, Treibstoffe, Autoteile, Lebensmittel, Tierfutter und vieles mehr.

“Hanf ist eine sehr genügsame Pflanze, die auf jedem Boden gedeiht, und kaum anfällig für Schädlinge oder Krankheiten ist und es sind keine Pestizide und Herbizide notwendig”.

“Der medizinische Nutzen sei längst erwiesen, zum Beispiel bei Neurodermitis oder Arthritis. Pietsch zeigt ein Vorher-Nachher-Bild seiner behandelten Hände. “Ein Esslöffel Hanföl entspricht dem Omega 3,6,9-Fettsäure-Anteil von einem Kilo Wildlachs”, wirbt Pietsch für Hanf auch als Lebensmittel, ob Pesto, Bratlinge, Brotaufstriche, Öl, Mehl oder Milch.”

Hanfnah, Werderstraße 28, E-Mail hanfnah@gmx.de; http://www.hanfnah.de und www.facebook.com/hanfnah ; Öffnungszeiten: Montag, Dienstag und Freitag 11 bis 18.30 Uhr, Mittwoch 11 bis 14 Uhr, Donnerstag 11 bis 20 Uhr, Samstag 10 bis 15 Uhr.

 

Wir freuen uns über jeden Laden, der den Menschen Hanfprodukte näher bringt und sie weit verbreiteter erhältlich macht.

 

Happy hemping everyone!

 

 

Kontinuierliches Wachstum der europäischen Hanfindustrie

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EIHA 2016 Konferenz in Köln, Wesseling. Picture: nova-Institut©

Kontinuierliches Wachstum der europäischen Hanfindustrie

Hanf als Lebensmittel und pharmazeutisches Mittel besonders begehrt

Die „European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA)“ legt die aktuellen Daten zu Anbau, Verarbeitung und Anwendungen von Fasern, Schäben, Samen und Blüten vor. Von 2011 bis 2015 habe sich die Anbauflächen in der Europäischen Union auf 25.000 ha mehr als verdreifacht laut EIHA.

Nutzhanf wurde in den meisten EU-Mitgliedsstaaten zwischen 1993 und 1996 legalisiert.

Hanf ist eine vielseitige Nutzpflanze, die Fasern, Schäben, Blätter, und Samen liefert.

  • Hanfsaft enthält alle wichtigen in der Pflanze vorkommenden Nährstoffe in ihrer natürlichen Form, denn der Pressvorgang zur Saftgewinnung entzieht der Pflanze lediglich alle Superfoodkomponenten und trennt Festmasse (Fasern) von Flüssigmasse (Saft).Diese Trennung ist wichtig, denn Hanffasern können teilweise schwer verdaulich sein für den menschlichen Körper, weshalb herkömmliches in den Mixer schmeißen bei Hanf nicht wirklich funktioniert.Was bei der Saftpressung übrig bleibt ist ein Superfood Hanfsaft mit Entourage Effekt, der es in sich hat, mit bis zu 300mg CBD pro 100ml (GreenSnake®), 11 kg CBD pro 1 ha Nutzhanf.

    Der Saft und der Presskuchen/Pressreste beinhalten alle Cannabinoide der Hanfpflanze, nicht nur CBD.

    Außerdem fallen Pressreste bei der Saftherstellung an, die weitergenutzt werden können zur Extraktgewinnung, Hanfölgewinnung, Hanfproteinpulver oder Tierfutter.

    Die Pressreste enthalten weitere 6kg CBD per 1 ha Industriehanf.

 

  • Fasern können für Hanfpapiere oder als Hanf Dämmstoffe verwendet werden.

 

  • Schäben (holzige Kern der Stängel) können als Tierstreu oder für Hempcrete (Baumaterial) verwendet werden.

 

Der neue Report „The European Hemp Industry: Cultivation, processing and applications for fibres, shivs, seeds and flowers” zeigt die Entwicklung der europäischen Nutzhanfindustrie von 2010 bis 2013.Die Anbaufläche von Nutzhanf in Europa betrug 2015 25.000 ha, Tendenz steigend. Hauptanbaugebiete sind Frankreich, Niederlande sowie Rumänien.

Viele neuere EU-Staaten legen einen Fokus auf Nutzhanf Anbau, besonders zur Produktion von Hanfsamen, die Produktion von Samen in der EU stieg zwischen 2010 und 2013 um 92 %. Die Produktion von Blüten und Blättern stieg sogar um 3.000 % im selben Zeitraum, während Fasern und Schäben keine signifikanten Unterschiede in Volumen und Nutzung zwischen 2010 und 2013 zeigen. Blüten zur CBD-Herstellung verschafften Hanfbauern im Jahr 2013 einen erheblichen Zusatzgewinn.

Der Report „The European Hemp Industry: Cultivation, processing and applications for fibres, shivs, seeds and flowers” wurde erstmals auf der internationalen Nutzhanf-Konferenz „13th International Conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association“ vorgestellt, die vom 1. bis 2. Juni in Wesseling bei Köln stattgefunden hat (www.eiha-conference.org). Die Konferenz ist der Treffpunkt der weltweiten Hanfindustrie, es haben über 295 Teilnehmer aus 41 Ländern teilgenommen.

 

Wir freuen uns über die stetig wachsende Hanfindustrie!

English version of this post available here – Englische Version dieses Artikels hier zu finden.

Happy hemping everyone!

 

6 reasons why you should eat hemp seeds

So everyone is raging about a new superfood: hemp.

Other than medical marijuana, the industrial hemp plant contains THC levels below 0.2% which makes it a non-psychoactive plant. However, it still contains all the positive aspects marijuana has without experiencing a “high”.

Firstly, it is not a novelty for humans to consume the industrial hemp plant as a food.

Rafael Dulon from Hanffarm states at the EIHA 2016 conference in Cologne that “hemp is a superfood with an extremely dense concentration of vital nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, healthy fats, healthy enzymes, additional phytonutrients.” He also mentioned “the absence of artificial ingredients, hormones, pesticides, chemicals, toxins, cholesterol, or bad fats in industrial hemp.”

Industrial hemp seeds are high in plant based proteins, contain all 20 amino acids including all nine essential amino acids, is high in fiber, essential fatty acids omega 6 and 3, vitamins, minerals, folates and iron.

 

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1. Source of fiber – Digestive health

Hemp seeds are a great source of dietary fiber which is important for our digestive system and most of us are lacking sufficient fiber in our contemporary diets. I can immediately notice the difference in my bowel movements when consuming hemp seeds.

2. Source of protein – Muscle health

Hemp is a great natural source of protein, suited for vegans and vegetarians as well. It is loaded with protein which we need for repairing and building muscles. Marlena says: “As a runner myself I can tell you I would not want to miss out on my post-workout hemp protein powder or GreenSnake® Hemp Juice boost.”

3. Source of fatty acids – Immune system cell health

Hemp is high in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which distribute oxygen to cells in our body, more oxygen equals more productive and healthy cells to fight off infections and viruses.

4. Source of fatty acids – Anti-inflammatory

Hemp seeds contain twice as much omega 6 fatty acids as omega 3. This is an ideal ratio to lower inflammation in the body.

5. Source of healthy fats and fiber – Regulates blood sugar levels – Sustained energy levels

The combination of healthy fats and fibers in hemp seeds helps the body regulate blood sugar levels naturally which prevents heart disease etc. This also leads to increased and better maintained energy levels without lows.

6. Source of essential fatty acids -Lowers bad cholesterol levels

High levels of healthy fatty acids in hemp seeds reduce intake of unhealthy fats and also help break down cholesterol.

Hemp seeds are also great for anyone with nut allergies, as they can eat them without any issues. There are no allergies know to hemp seeds whatsoever.

Hemp seeds are available in most health food stores and organic food stores as well as online. They are either whole hemp seeds or hulled hemp seeds without the fiber loaded outer shell of the hemp seeds. They taste delicious when roasted.

Let us know if you have more benefits to add or can share stories about your farvourite hemp food products!

 

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

The Big Seven

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

—–CANCELLED—–

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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?

Grotenhermen

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.

say-yes-MCD

Happy hemping everyone!

Save the date – CannaTrade 2016 in Zurich

This year’s Cannatrade – International Hemp Fair will take place again in Zurich from the 2nd until the 4th of September.

Save the date for a great opportunity to get inspired, network, and have a hemptastic time in Zurich!

Sign up for an exhibitor stall here.

Or just come as a visitor.

 

Hope to see you in Zurich!

 

Happy hemping everyone!