Hemp helps prevent Covid – scientific proof

Hemp compounds interfere with Covid-19 spike proteins The Year of Hemp got off to a super start with news of scientific experiments that show compounds found in industrial hemp – nothing to do with medical cannabis – interfere with the Covid-19 spike proteins, making it significantly harder for them to infect a person’s upper respiratory… Continue reading Hemp helps prevent Covid – scientific proof

The gift of carbon footprint offset

Global Citizen Carbon Footprint Hemp Offset Our super gift features the world average carbon footprint – 5 tons of CO2 – offset in additional planting by our partner hemp growers in the 2022 season. This is a true badge of honour for all world citizens. How it works to send as a gift Simply add… Continue reading The gift of carbon footprint offset

Better than nothing! European Union makes life slightly easier for hemp growers

In a nutshell The new EU CAP, Common Agricultural Policy, will raise the amount of THC cannabinoid allowed in hemp and hemp products from 0.2% to 0.3% in 2023, which is something, but we say it needs to go further, faster. What are cannabinoids and how much of them are in hemp and cannabis? The… Continue reading Better than nothing! European Union makes life slightly easier for hemp growers

Cannabis legalisation in Ireland? Take our short survey

Why we want cannabis legalised We want the hemp market to be totally open and accessible for growers and makers everywhere in the world. This means that the amount of THC (the naturally-occurring cannabinoid that gives cannabis users their ‘high’) in the hemp plant and its products needs to stop being an obstacle. The solution:… Continue reading Cannabis legalisation in Ireland? Take our short survey

Germany to legalise cannabis, accelerate hemp growth

Germany’s incoming government has committed to cannabis legalisation Angela Merkel’s leadership of Germany came to an end in a metaphorical puff of smoke on 24 November 2021, when three parties, the SDP, the Greens, and the liberal FDP presented their coalition agreement. The incoming government commits to cannabis legalisation, in what is surely a gamechanger… Continue reading Germany to legalise cannabis, accelerate hemp growth

COP26 has delivered. Time to phase-up hemp

Hemp hope is real, thanks to COP26 action on Article 6 What is this Article 6 of which you speak? It was part of the Paris Agreement from 2015, dealing with carbon markets. There are currently dozens of different carbon markets, in the EU and in China, for example. This agreement enables international sales of… Continue reading COP26 has delivered. Time to phase-up hemp

Carbon inequality and why the super-rich need to change

Over the past 25 years, the richest 10% of the global population has been responsible for more than half of all carbon emissions… Rank injustice and inequality on this scale is a cancer. If we don’t act now, this century may be our last. Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General The world’s rich consume and consume and… Continue reading Carbon inequality and why the super-rich need to change