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!

 

 

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!

 

 

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.

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Cannabis XXL Munich 8th-10th July

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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!

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!

 

 

Hemp and Hop Almdudler Limited Edition out now for Euro 2016

 

The Austrian beverage company Almdudler is offering a Hemp and Hop Almdudler limited edition as part of the #almflitzer range from March until July 2016 for the Euro 2016!

12963683_1064671843602893_7430394687845581024_nUnbelievably pleased to see established beverage companies like Almdudler incorporate hemp into their product ranges!

We would love to see a collaboration between GreenSnake® Hemp Juice and Almdudler at some point!

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Happy hemping everyone!

Drogengefahr für Kinder durch Hanfproteinpulver?

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Am 13.4. berichtete SPIEGEL ONLINE von der Rücknahme des Veganz Hanf Protein Pulvers aus dem Handel (Quelle:http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/service/dm-nimmt-hanfproteinpulver-wegen-hohem-thc-gehalt-aus-handel-a-1086968.html). Die Begründung: der THC Wert könnte schädlich für Kleinkinder sein. Drogengefahr im drogenfreien Hanf? Dieselbe Meldung gab es zuvor im Portal www.lebensmittelwarnung.de. 20 Mikrogramm THC in 25 Gramm Proteinpulver (entspricht 0.02 Milligramm THC) wird als gefährlich angesehen für ein Kleinkind mit 15 kg Körpergewicht. Diese Meldung scheint mir unsinnige und falsche Panikmache. Wem nutzt das? Die geltenden Grenzwerte wurden gar nicht überschritten. Hier die Fakten über geltende Grenzwerte (BVL Bundesamt für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit):

Als kleinste psychoaktiv wirksame Menge ist 2.5 mg (Milligramm) THC angenommen pro Tag pro Mensch mit 60 kg Körpergewicht. 20 mal geringer als diese kleinste Menge ist die “maximal zulässige Sicherheitsmenge” mit 0.125 mg THC Pro Tag pro Mensch mit 60 kg Körpergewicht. Das bedeutet, dass bei dieser Menge garantiert kein “high” entsteht! Es sich also um drogenfreie Lebensmittel handelt. Wenn ein Kleinkind diese Sicherheitsmenge THC konsumieren wollte müsste es vom veganz Protein Pulver täglich 780 Gramm zu essen bekommen und hätte grantiert immer noch keine psychoaktive Wirkung. Was also soll die Panikmache? Hier braucht es gut informierte Verbraucher.

Ein Problem bei der Bestimmung des THC Gehaltes ist die fehlende Grundlage in Europa und den USA, mit welcher Meßmethode gemessen werden soll. Hier gibt es noch keine Norm. In Europa ist man der Meinung, dass die Grenzwerte für THC gar nicht streng genug sein können (20 fach unterhalb der geringsten THC Menge, die noch gerade soeben psychoactiv ist). Wobei die psychoaktive Wirkung ebenfalls nicht genau und einheitlich definiert ist. In den USA erhalten Kleinkinder gegen die Wirkungen von Epilepsie “medical Cannabis” mit maximal 1% Gehalt an THC in der Pflanze. Wieviel THC in dem daraus gewonnenen Medikament enthalten ist, weiß ich nicht genau, aber sicher ist der THC Gehalt wesentlich höher als die hier angegebene deutsche “maximal zulässige Sicherheitsmenge”. Die Eltern der kranken Kinder haben berichtet, dass ein neues Präparat mit weniger THC die Wirkungen der Epilepsie nicht genügend dämpfe. Sie berichten auch, dass die Kinder von den THC Werten bis maximal 1% in der Pflanze die Kinder nicht “high” werden, sondern aktiv am Leben teilnehmen und sich sehr gut entwickeln.

Es gibt also noch weite Spielräume von THC Werten, die auf ihre Sicherheit für Kinder und erwachsene Konsumenten untersucht werden müssen. In einem Nahrungsmittel wie es Hanf nun mal ist, können die Werte restriktiv gehandhabt werden. Falschinformationen, die dem Verbraucher eine Gefahr vorgaukeln, dienen aber nicht der Gesundheit der Verbraucher, sondern nur der Pharmaindustrie, die eine so fantastische Pflanze wie den Hanf am liebsten vom Lebensmittel Markt verdrängen würde. Das lassen wir nicht zu.

Ich bin der Meinung, dass wir dringend eine informierte, offene Diskussion über dieses Thema brauchen.

Teilen Sie Ihre Meinungen gerne in den Kommentaren.