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June 27, 2020
Meet Eloise Theisen, president of the American Cannabis Nurses Association. She's a nurse that fights for patients to have access to hemp and cannabis.
June 17, 2020
On the Ministry of Hemp podcast, our host Matt learns about the benefits of infusing CBD into coffee from the founder of Ott Coffee in Austin, Texas.
June 6, 2020
The Texas hemp industry is growing fast, but advocates fear new regulations could slow that growth. We get the inside story from hemp experts in Kentucky and the Lone Star State.
May 25, 2020
Ministry of Hemp podcast host Matt talks with Josh Hyde, creator of the "American Hemp" documentary, now also a documentary series on Amazon Prime.
May 16, 2020
In the Ministry of Hemp podcast, we answered your questions about CBD and health, including how doctors handle hemp and cannabis.
May 7, 2020
Susan Trapp, an experts in terpene science, visits the Ministry of Hemp Podcast to take us on a deep dive into the way plants use terpenes.
April 30, 2020
Wayne Carkeek struggled with the anxiety of being out as gay before discovering CBD. Ministry of Hemp Podcast on CBD & its benefits for the LGBTQ community.
April 13, 2020
On this episode of the Ministry of Hemp podcast, we’re confusing our neighbors and getting very relaxed as we try smoking our CBD, probably the original way most people experienced the benefits of cannabidiol. Our host Matt talked with Nick Warrender, the CEO of Lifted Made,  a subsidiary of publicly traded Acquired Sales Corp. Lifted Made creates “Urb” brand hemp flower pre-rolls. Smoking CBD is rapidly gaining in popularity. Nick tells us how he changed his business model to accommodate the simplest and oldest way to take CBD: inhaling it. But before we talk about smoking CBD, we need to address some very sad news that left our whole industry grieving last week. Of course, we mean the the tragic loss of CBD lobbyist and force-of-nature Charlotte Figi. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who knew Charlotte, memorialized her beautifully on the air, leaving even the host in tears. Charlotte Figi, who was born with a rare form of epilepsy, helped inspire the CBD movement. She died on Tuesday. In a tribute, @drsanjaygupta says she changed his outlook on medical marijuana. https://t.co/YjEgMjHDUA pic.twitter.com/2rsg6NMeS3— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) April 9, 2020 For more, check out our memorial tribute to Charlotte Figi. We Want to Hear From YOU! Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows like this one! Send your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Keep in mind, this phone number is for hemp questions only and any other inquiries for the Ministry of Hemp should be sent to info@ministryofhemp.com Subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp podcast! Be sure to subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Podbay, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Google Play or your favorite podcast app. If you like what your hear leave us a review or star rating. It’s a quick and easy way to help get this show to others looking for Hemp information and please, share this episode on your own social media! Help us out and become a Ministry of Hemp Insider! If you believe hemp can change the world then help us spread the word! Become a Ministry of Hemp Insider when you donate any amount on our Patreon page. You’ll be the first to hear about everything going on with our special newsletter plus exclusive Patron content including blogs, podcast extras and more. Visit the Ministry of Hemp on Patreon and become an Insider now! After his basketball career became derailed, Nick Warrender eventually found his way into the CBD industry, and focusing on hemp flower for smoking. Smoking CBD: Complete episode transcript Matt Baum: I’m Matt Baum, and this is the Ministry of Hemp Podcast, brought to you by ministryofhemp.com, America’s leading advocate for hemp and hemp education. Welcome back to the Mystery of Hemp Podcast. My name is Matt Baum and I am your host. I hope your quarantine is going well. I know mine has been really good. My wife and I have been trying to keep our spirits up. I’ve been cooking. She’s been working on her cocktailing, and she’s getting really good, by the way. Matt Baum: If you want to see what we’ve been eating and drinking, you can follow me on Instagram @-Y-O-B-O-F-O-F-A-S. That’s yobofofas. It’s a silly name that I use because it’s never taken. Today on the show, we are going to talk about the simplest and oldest way to take CBD, and that’s actually smoking it. Now, just a word of caution here. Smoking is bad for you, period. It doesn’t matter what you’re smoking, you shouldn’t have smoke in your lungs. Matt Baum: With that said, we’re not talking about cigarettes here. We’re talking about hemp, not marijuana, mind you, but hemp. Yes. Like I said, it’s still not great for you, but if you’re looking for a very quick way to get the benefits of CBD, got
April 2, 2020
Can small hemp farms and CBD producers compete in an increasingly regulated and competitive market? In this episode, Matt talks about more novel coronavirus fraud as some companies prey on people’s worst fears with misinformation about CBD and COVID19. Then Matt sits down with Seth Hirsh, founder of Catskills Comfrey for a discussion about a smaller purveyor trying to compete in the evergrowing hemp industry. We want To hear from YOU! We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows like this one! Send your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Keep in mind, this phone number is for hemp questions only and any other inquiries for the Ministry of Hemp should be sent to info@ministryofhemp.com Subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp podcast! Be sure to subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Podbay, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Google Play or your favorite podcast app. If you like what your hear leave us a review or star rating. It’s a quick and easy way to help get this show to others looking for Hemp information and please, share this episode on your own social media! Help us out and become a Ministry of Hemp Insider! If you believe hemp can change the world then help us spread the word! Become a Ministry of Hemp Insider when you donate any amount on our Patreon page. You’ll be the first to hear about everything going on with our special newsletter plus exclusive Patron content including blogs, podcast extras and more. Visit the Ministry of Hemp on Patreon and become an Insider now! Catskills Comfrey is a small farm in New York, producing topical ointments from hemp and comfrey which they grow. (Photo: Composite of images by Catskills Comfrey) Small hemp farms vs. corporate hemp: Complete episode transcript Below you’ll find the complete episode transcript: Matt Baum: I’m Matt Baum and this is the Ministry of Hemp podcast brought to you by ministryofhemp.com, America’s leading advocate for him and hemp education. Matt Baum: Hi, it’s Matt Baum and this is the Ministry of Hemp podcast and today on the show we’re going to be talking to a small CBD topical producer that also works with an herb called Comfrey. His name is Seth Hirsch. He has a small farm in the Catskills where he literally grows the hemp, mashes it up and makes ointment out of it, start to finish. He’s controlling every step of the process and documenting those steps and the government is giving him some trouble and we’re going to talk about that today. Misinformation about CBD and COVID-19 Matt Baum: But first, before we get into that, I don’t want to repeat myself here, but we need to talk about CBD and the Coronavirus again. Matt Baum: There currently is no cure for the coronavirus. I can’t say that any other way. There is currently no cure for the coronavirus and anyone that tells you that there is, whether it’s a toothpaste, whether it’s CBD, whether it’s an herb, a spice or even Western medicine. There is no cure out there, but there are a lot of companies that are trying to make money on your paranoia. They are trying to take advantage of you right now. Matt Baum: The magazine Forbes just reported on a major spam campaign that hit hundreds of thousands of cell phones with a fake Fox news article that said that one mom has found the solution to fight back against the coronavirus outbreak and it was wait for it, CBD. Of course this is completely false and it is geared to separate the terrified paranoid public from their money and that’s all it is and you have to recognize this stuff for what it is. Matt Baum: There’s another company that was selling CBD infused hand sanitizer. Does it sanitize your hands? Probably, but is the CBD doing anything? No, and it&#8
March 26, 2020
Hemp testing is a vital part of the hemp supply chain, but currently it can be expensive, unreliable, and too slow. This week on the Ministry of Hemp podcast, we talk with a company working to change that. In this episode, our host Matt talks about life during quarantine and the science behind the benefits of CBD on anxiety. Then Matt sits down for a conversation with Cree Crawford, co-counder, president, and COO of Ionization Labs. Their Cann-ID system makes hemp testing testing easier, cheaper, faster and more reliable for companies in all aspects of the hemp market. You can find more on Cann-ID and Cree Crawford on the Ionization labs blog. In this article, Matt also gave some shout outs to Prima CBD-infused drink mix and Populum‘s fantastic CBD oil tinctures. We want to hear from you! We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows like this one! Send your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Keep in mind, this phone number is for hemp questions only and any other inquiries for the Ministry of Hemp should be sent to info@ministryofhemp.com Subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp Podcast! Be sure to subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Podbay, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Google Play or your favorite podcast app. If you like what your hear leave us a review or star rating. It’s a quick and easy way to help get this show to others looking for Hemp information and please, share this episode on your own social media! Help us out and become a Ministry of Hemp Insider! If you believe hemp can change the world then help us spread the word! Become a Ministry of Hemp Insider when you donate any amount on our Patreon page. You’ll be the first to hear about everything going on with our special newsletter plus exclusive Patron content including blogs, podcast extras and more. Visit the Ministry of Hemp on Patreon and become an Insider now! The Cann-ID system from Ionization Labs aims to make hemp and cannabis testing easy, affordable and quick. Below you’ll find the complete episode transcript: Below is the complete transcript of episode 34 of the Ministry of Hemp podcast. Matt Baum: I’m Matt Baum and this is the Ministry of Hemp Podcast brought to you by ministryofhemp.com. America’s leading advocate for hemp and hemp education. Hello again, and welcome to another episode of the Ministry of Hemp Podcast. Today on the show, we are going to talk about testing. And when I say testing, I of course mean, testing hemp plants. Not just to see the level of THC, to see if they’re legal or not, but to see the level of CBD, CBDA, and several other cannabinoids. Matt Baum: Testing has been a real issue. And not too long ago, on this show, I talked about how the DEA admitted that they don’t have the time or the people to get it done. So, it looks more and more they’re going to allow independent testing, which is cool, but we’ve all got to get on the same page. First, how are we doing those tests? Matt Baum: What are acceptable results and can those results be repeated? It’s a huge question and it’s been a giant problem for growers, for extractors, for anybody in the business. Cree Crawford from Cann-ID is going to talk about a new and pretty exciting testing process that they came up with. But first, I thought we should address the elephant in the room and let’s talk about being quarantined for a little bit, shall we? CBD & anxiety during COVID19 isolation Matt Baum: This past week has been strange, to say the least. And for the first time that I can think of in my life, we all have something in common in the sense that we’re all spending a lot more time in one place. For me, its home, which makes me lucky, because not everybody has a home and I hope that y
March 16, 2020
If you infused sugar crystals with CBD, what would you make with it: mixed drinks, baked goods, or just add it to your morning coffee? In this episode of the Ministry of Hemp podcast, our host Matt warns about fraudsters selling Coronavirus cures. Then Chef Ron Silver, CCO and Founder of Azuca, comes on the ‘cast to talk about their unique CBD infused sugar. Their CBD sugar is perfect for CBD drinks or almost any elevated recipe that requires some sweetness. We want to hear from you! We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows like this one! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Keep in mind, this phone number is for hemp questions only and any other inquiries for the Ministry of Hemp should be sent to info@ministryofhemp.com Subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp podcast If you like what you hear be sure to subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Podbay, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Google Play or your favorite podcast app. If you like what your hear leave us a review or star rating. It’s a quick and easy way to help get this show to others looking for Hemp information and please, share this episode on your own social media! Combining cutting-edge CBD encapsulation technology and old-fashioned cooking skills, Azuca creates CBD sugar products that are perfect for cooking, mixed drinks, or just your morning coffee. Become a Ministry of Hemp Insider! If you believe hemp can change the world then help us spread the word! Become a Ministry of Hemp Insider when you donate any amount on our Patreon. You’ll be the first to hear about everything going on with our special newsletter plus exclusive Patron content including blogs, podcast extras and more. Visit the Ministry of Hemp on Patreon and become an Insider now! CBD Sugar with Azuca’s Ron Silver: Complete episode transcript Below is the complete transcript of episode 33 of the Ministry of Hemp podcast. Matt Baum: I’m Matt Baum and this is the Ministry of Hemp Podcast, brought to you by MinistryOfHemp.com, America’s leading advocate for him and hemp education. Matt Baum: Welcome back to a another edition of the Ministry of Hemp Podcast. My name’s Matt Baum and I am your host and today in the show we are going to talk about Azuca, a company created by a chef that is infusing CBD into sugar in small packets to help you with your dosage. It’s very cool. But before we do that, let’s take a minute to talk about the coronavirus. CBD & fake coronavirus cures Matt Baum: The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19 as it’s been called, has dominated the news cycle recently and for good reason, it’s dangerous. The NBA has canceled their season along with the NHL. March Madness is canceled. Baseball doesn’t know if it can get started. As of Tuesday of this week, things seemed to ratchet up very quickly in the news and the United States woke up to the fact that this is serious and it’s probably going to affect a large chunk of the population. Matt Baum: Now with a warning like this comes a lot of misinformation. Just last week, disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker got a cease and desist letter from the state of Missouri for selling a fake cure. Alex Jones of InfoWars fame also just received a cease and desist for selling fake coronavirus cures. And of course there are people on the internet saying that CBD can cure of coronavirus. This is absolutely false. Matt Baum: CBD will not cure the coronavirus. It can be used to help with pain. It can use to help with anxiety centered around the coronavirus, sure. But I repeat, it is not a cure for the coronavirus. And if you find a site or a person or a shop that is selling CBD and saying that it is a cure or even preventative, they are lying to you. Do not giv
March 5, 2020
Before it became known for tobacco growing, Kentucky was the heart of American hemp. Today, Kentucky is again becoming a leader in U.S. hemp. In this episode of the Ministry of Hemp Podcast, our host, Matt, talks about the USDA hitting the pause button on some regulations. Then, he talks with Jim Higdon, an author, historian, journalist and owner of Cornbread Hemp. He tell us about Kentucky’s place in American hemp history and its future. The conversation also touches on the “Hemp for Victory” program, when farmers were briefly encouraged to grow hemp during World War II. Check out Jim’s book, “The Corn Bread Mafia.” Send us your feedback We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows like this one! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Keep in mind, this phone number is for hemp questions only and any other inquiries for the Ministry of Hemp should be sent to info@ministryofhemp.com Subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp Podcast If you like what you hear be sure to subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Podbay, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Google Play or your favorite podcast app. Be sure to leave a 5-star review anywhere you can, and share this podcast with your hemp-loving friends! Become a Ministry of Hemp Insider If you believe hemp can change the world then help us spread the word! Become a Ministry of Hemp Insider when you donate any amount on our Patreon. You’ll be the first to hear about everything going on with our special newsletter plus exclusive Patron content including blogs, Podcast extras and more. Visit the Ministry of Hemp on Patreon for more information. Before starting Cornbread Hemp, James Higdon documented the story of the “Cornbread Mafia,” generations of illegal cannabis growers in Kentucky. Kentucky Hemp Is The Heart Of American Hemp: Complete episode transcript Below is the complete transcript of episode 32 of the Ministry of Hemp podcast. Matt Baum: I’m Matt Baum, and this is the Ministry of Hemp podcast brought to you by ministryofhemp.com, America’s leading advocate for hemp and hemp education. Matt Baum: Welcome back to another episode of the Ministry of Hemp podcast. My name is Matt Baum. I’m your host, and today we’re going to talk about Kentucky. But first there is some good news for embattled hemp farmers out there coming out of the USDA, for a change that is. USDA delays provisions of hemp regulations Matt Baum: At the end of February, the US Department of Agriculture announced that they are temporarily going to be delaying the enforcement of two provisions of its hemp regulations. Hemp producers will not be required to use a laboratory registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration or the DEA to conduct potency tests on their crops, and this is at least for now and for the time being and possibly even more importantly, farmers that test over 0.03% for THC in their hemp crop will not be forced to destroy those crops. Now, it’s not because the DEA came to their senses or they listened to a lot of the farmers that weren’t crazy about these provisions at all. Actually it comes down to the fact that there just isn’t a sufficient capacity in the United States for the testing and disposal of noncompliant hemp plants. The DEA just doesn’t have the time or budget for this kind of enforcement when they’re already fighting a war on real illegal drugs. Matt Baum: The changes come in response to feedback from an industry stakeholders, many of which argued that the policies that were included in the USDA’s interim final rule on hemp would prove cost prohibitive for farmers and inhibit the growth of the market since the crop was legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill. Well
February 22, 2020
At the Ministry of Hemp, we love not just hemp and cannabis but also regenerative agriculture and everything that can protect the earth where hemp grows. That’s why we can’t imagine a better guest for this week’s podcast episode than Doug Fine. In this episode, our host Matt talks with Doug, an NPR correspondent and activist author, about his upcoming book, “American Hemp Farmer: Adventures & Misadventures in the Cannabis Trade.” Doug tells us about growing hemp in New Mexico and also explains why a good sense of humor is important when trying to save the world. We got our hands on a digital pre-release copy of “American Hemp Farmer” and just fell in love with it. The book is due out April 23 but can be pre-ordered today. We hope you do! If you’d like to learn more about regenerative agriculture, check out our interview with John Roulac from a previous podcast episode. Send us your feedback We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows like this one! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Keep in mind, this phone number is for hemp questions only and any other inquiries for the Ministry of Hemp should be sent to info@ministryofhemp.com Subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp Podcast If you like what you hear be sure to subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Podbay, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Google Play or your favorite podcast app. Become a Ministry of Hemp Insider If you believe hemp can change the world then help us spread the word! Become a Ministry of Hemp Insider when you donate any amount on our Patreon. You’ll be the first to hear about everything going on with our special newsletter plus, exclusive Patron content including blogs, Podcast extras and more. Visit the Ministry of Hemp on Patreon for more information. Doug Fine visited the Ministry of Hemp Podcast to talk about raising goats, growing hemp, and his new book. (Photo: Amanda Gorski) Growing Hemp with Doug Fine: Complete episode transcript Matt Baum:I’m Matt Baum and this is the Ministry of Hemp podcast, brought to you by ministryofhemp.com. America’s leading advocate for hemp and hemp education. Matt Baum:It’s the Ministry of Hemp podcast. My name is Matt and I’m your host. Today on the show I’m going to be talking to Doug Fine. He’s an author of the book, American Hemp Farmer, and I can’t wait for you guys to read this. But before any of that, I want to send a huge thanks to everybody that has checked out our Patreon page. You can find it at patreon.com/ministryofhemp. Of course, there’ll be a link to that in our show notes. And huge thank you to everybody that has decided to help support us in spreading hemp education and taking a stand for legal hemp in the United States. Seriously, thank you so much. It is so cool to have this kind of support. Matt Baum: Be sure to get over there and check out all the extras we have. We’ve got a newsletter that’ll keep you in touch with everything we’re doing in the Ministry of Hemp. I do podcast extras over there. We just threw up an article on Ministry of Hemp’s Time at South by Southwest. All kinds of cool stuff with several different levels. Please check it out and if you already have, again, thank you so much. Matt Baum:Doug Fine is a self-described solar powered goat herder, comedic investigative journalist, bestselling author, and pioneer voice in regenerative farming including cannabis and hemp. He has cultivated hemp for food and seed building in four U.S. states and teaches a Sterling College hemp class in Vermont. In addition, he’s an award winning culture and climate correspondent from five continents: NPR, the New York Times, and the Washington Post,
February 15, 2020
There’s thousands of CBD products on the market, and many of them are poorly made or even, in rare cases, dangerously impure. CBD education is vital to help consumers make informed choices, which is where today’s podcast guest comes in. In this episode of Ministry of Hemp Podcast, our host Matt talks about the new Cannabis Institute at UC Davis. Then, he interviews PlusCBD Oil‘s National Educator, Maggie Frank, about combating myths, proper dosage, and taking CBD education to the streets. PlusCBD Oil is one of our Top CBD Brands. Our guest Maggie Frank contributed some education to our roundup of the best CBD skincare products, which also features a review of PlusCBD Oil Hemp Body Lotion. This episode is part of our ongoing Women in Hemp series. Send us your feedback We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows like this one! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Keep in mind, this phone number is for hemp questions only and any other inquiries for the Ministry of Hemp should be sent to info@ministryofhemp.com Subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp Podcast If you like what you hear be sure to subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Podbay, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Google Play or your favorite podcast app. Become a Ministry of Hemp Insider If you believe hemp can change the world then help us spread the word! Become a Ministry of Hemp Insider when you donate any amount on our Patreon. You’ll be the first to hear about everything going on with our special newsletter plus, exclusive Patron content including blogs, Podcast extras and more. Visit the Ministry of Hemp on Patreon for more information. Recognizing the need for CBD education, PlusCBD Oil hired Maggie Frank to clear up misconceptions and inform the public about hemp. CBD education: Complete episode transcript Below you will find the full written transcript of this episode: Matt Baum: I’m Matt Baum, and this is The Ministry of Hemp podcast brought to you by ministryofhemp.com, America’s leading advocate for hemp and hemp education. Matt Baum: As you’ve probably heard, there are a lot of false claims and bad information about CBD out there. And today on the show, we’re going to talk to somebody that is taking hemp education to the streets. Her name is Maggie Frank and she is the national educator for PlusCBD Oil. PlusCBD are good buddies of ours over at ministryofhemp.com. You can find them in our top brand section. Matt Baum: Not only are they a great company putting out great CBD, PlusCBD was also one of the first companies to hire and send a national educator out in the wild to teach people about the benefits of CBD, how to take it, how and why it works, and to dispel some of the myths that are out there. But before we get into that, there are some pretty exciting news coming out of California on the subject of hemp education as well. Cannabis research at the University of California Matt Baum: Last year, The University of California, Davis set up one of the nation’s first cannabis institutes. And just recently, they’ve named two researchers, a schizophrenia researcher and a plant expert to lead its new center for the research in study of hemp and marijuana. UC, Davis has named professors, Cameron Carter and Lee Tian as co-directors of its cannabis and hemp research center, which is charged with increasing academic collaboration around hemp and marijuana, and establishing external partnerships related to cannabis. Matt Baum: What this means is we now have an American research center on a well-respected agricultural college that is going to actually start doing the first real American research into hemp and marijuana, and that is very important. Carter, the first professor,
February 10, 2020
Bioavailability is the measure of how much of any given substance, like CBD gets absorbed into the body. Is it possible to make CBD into a powdered mix and still create an effective supplement? In this episode of the Ministry of Hemp Podcast, our host Matt talks about the 2020 Summer Olympics allowing athletes to use CBD. Then, Matt sits down with Laurel Angelica Myers, CEO at Prima, for a discussion about the science behind their new powdered CBD supplement. This episode is part of our Women in Hemp series. Our reviewer Drew enjoyed trying Prima’s “Brain Fuel” Elixir, a powdered CBD drink mix, and one of three similar elixirs they offer. Check it out if you’re intrigued after listening to this podcast. Send us your feedback We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows like this one! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Keep in mind, this phone number is for hemp questions only and any other inquiries for the Ministry of Hemp should be sent to info@ministryofhemp.com Subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp Podcast If you like what you hear be sure to subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Podbay, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Google Play or your favorite podcast app. Support our podcast If you enjoy our podcast and our other work, please consider joining the Ministry of Hemp on Patreon. With your help, we will be able to keep making our podcast and produce even more great articles with the science and information about hemp and CBD you’ve come to trust from us. If you donate any amount on our Patreon, you’ll also become a “Ministry of Hemp Insider,” eligible for a special newsletter that’s just for people who love this plant as much as us. Visit the Ministry of Hemp on Patreon for more information on joining. Even if you can’t afford to donate, you can still support us by sharing our podcast and articles with your friends, and leaving a 5-star review wherever you found this podcast. Prima CEO Laurel Angelica Myers visited the Ministry of Hemp podcast to discuss the technology behind their powdered CBD drink mixes. Powdered CBD supplements: Complete episode transcript Below you will find the full written transcript of this episode: Matt Baum: Real quick before we get started, I just want to thank everybody that has been downloading, and responding and supporting this show. I can’t tell you what it means to me. And there’s a new way to support the Ministry of Hemp Podcast and Ministry of Hemp. Head to patreon.com\ministryofhemp where you can become a monthly supporter of the show, helping us fight the good fight. I’ll tell you more about it in the middle of this episode, but thanks again to everybody, and check us out on patreon.com. Matt Baum: I’m Matt Baum and this is the Ministry of Hemp podcast brought to you by ministryofhemp.com, America’s leading advocate for hemp and hemp education. We talk a lot about CBD here on the show, and adding CBD to your daily regimen can be tough, not because it’s… Well, yeah. I guess it can be hard to find, but the good news is you can go to sites like ministryofhemp.com, check our top brands and find great places to get high quality CBD. The tough part can be understanding how to take it. Matt Baum: Different labels say different things. They have milligrams on them. They have percentages of CBD. If it’s an oil, can I put it on food? Should I put it under my tongue? If it’s a pill, how many do I take? What do I need? It can all be really confusing. But one of the products we’re going to talk about today is taking a lot of that confusion out of it, and just allowing you to pour a powdered version into a drink. Which is really cool if yo
February 1, 2020
Two of our favorite things taste (and feel) great together: CBD and chocolate. In this episode of the Ministry of Hemp podcast, our host Matt sits down with David Little, CEO of Incentive Gourmet. Matt and David talk about the CBD chocolate business, the right way to do it, the future of CBD regulation and why he’s not scared of Hershey’s and Mars. Don’t miss our new CBD Valentine’s Day Guide, with a great deal on David’s chocolate! Sponsored By Joy Organics Joy Organics sponsored this episode of the Ministry of Hemp Podcast. Joy Organics gummies are a convenient, fun way to get broad spectrum hemp extract. We love their new strawberry lemonade flavor, and the BPA-free jar is an easy way to take your infused treats anywhere. With 10mg of CBD, you can use these gummies to easily supplement your routine in a tasty way. Use coupon code MOH20 for a 20% discount at Joy Organics. Send us your feedback We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows like this one! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Keep in mind, this phone number is for hemp questions only and any other inquiries for the Ministry of Hemp should be sent to info@ministryofhemp.com Subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp Podcast If you like what you hear be sure to subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Podbay, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Google Play or your favorite podcast app. Incentive Gourmet combines quality full spectrum hemp extract with top quality chocolate to make their unique and delicious CBD chocolates. (Photo: Incentive Gourmet) CBD & Chocolate: Complete episode transcript Below you will find the full written transcript of this episode: Matt Baum: The Ministry of Hemp Podcast is proud to partner with Joy Organics. Head to joyorganics.com and check out their full line of premium THC-free broad spectrum CBD products. And be sure to check out their new line of 10 mg CBD gummies. Joy Organics is a proud sponsor of The Ministry of Hemp Podcast, and wants to help you add CBD to your daily regimen. Joy Organics, spread the joy. Matt Baum: I’m Matt Baum, and this is The Ministry of Hemp Podcast. Brought to you by ministryofhemp.com, America’s leading advocate for hemp and hemp education. Matt Baum: Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. So, today on the show, we are talking chocolate. But, of course, chocolate with a hemp twist. CBD-infused chocolate, to be precise. Today on the show I’m going to talk to David Little of Incentive Gourmet about CBD-infused chocolate, the CBD chocolate business, and as it turns out, the chocolate CBD business can be just as frustrating and ill-informed as the rest of the CBD business. Luckily, there’s guys like David, who understand that doing it the right way means doing it the hard way sometimes. Matt Baum: Now, CBD chocolates can sound like a joke, or a clever shtick to charge you way too much for chocolate. And some companies are certainly doing just that. Not Incentive Gourmet. They put a very large dosage in their chocolates, their packaging is very upfront about the dosage in each chocolate, and like any good and reputable CBD company, they use independent third-party labs to actually verify how much CBD is in the chocolates that you are getting. Meet David Little Matt Baum: Of course, that’s going to make for a more expensive product. But David’s not afraid of that, and he doesn’t shy away from that, either. He believes in quality, he believes in ethicacy. He’s an old school guy, and I got to say, I really like talking with him. Here is my conversation with David Little of Incentive Gourmet. David Little: You know, I mean, everybody in the chocolate
January 20, 2020
There’s so much attention on CBD oil that it’s easy to overlook the nutritional benefits of hemp itself, especially hemp hearts (hulled hemp seeds). In this episode of the Ministry of Hemp Podcast, our host Matt talks to Hilary Kelsay, CEO of Humming Hemp about their new hemp snack bars, adding hemp hearts and oil to your diet and the nutrition benefits of eating hemp. This is the latest part of our ongoing Women in Hemp series. Then Matt shares his Spicy Fried Hemp Heart Shrimp recipe straight from the Ministry of Hemp test kitchen. Recipe: Spicy Fried Shrimp with Hemp Hearts Prep Time: about 60 minutes (frying time is variable) Servings: Serves 2-4 Ingredients: 1 cup yogurt or kefir, plain2 tsp Sri Racha or Sambal hot sauce (more if you like it spicy)1 cup hemp flour (or all-purpose flour)3 Tbsp of Humming Hemp Hemp Hearts (I used the spicy version)2 tsp salt and pepper1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined3 cups canola or peanut oilShrimp brine (2 tsp salt and 1 tsp baking soda) Directions: Shell shrimp and toss with shrimp brine, refrigerate for 15 minutes to an hour.Heat oil in pot to 375 degrees.Toss all dry ingredients togetherPour yogurt (whip with a little water to loosen) or kefir and hot sauce into a separate container and stir well.Press shrimp lightly in paper towels to dry.Dredge shrimp in the dry mixture, then into the wet mix, then back into the dry mixture and rest on parchment or glass pan.In small groups fry the shrimp with a dry metal sieve or tongs until golden brown.Remove and place on a paper towel to drain excess oil.Enjoy! Sponsored by Prima This episode of the Ministry of Hemp Podcast is sponsored by Prima. Prima has a full line of amazing CBD products. Our staff are a big fan of their CBD elixirs, easy drink mixes you can add to water, coffee, or your favorite refreshing beverage. Check put Prima Brain Fuel Elixir for the perfect way to start your day with some added focus. We also recently teamed up with Prima to talk about the best natural sleep aids that could help you rest better. Use coupon code ‘MINISTRY15’ for 15% off your complete order at Prima. Thanks again for sponsoring our podcast! Send us your feedback! We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows like this one! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Keep in mind, this phone number is for hemp questions only and any other inquiries for the Ministry of Hemp should be sent to info@ministryofhemp.com Subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp Podcast If you like what you hear be sure to subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Podbay, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Google Play or your favorite podcast app. Hilary Kelsay, CEO of Humming Hemp, wants to put hemp hearts and other hemp staples in every American pantry. Hemp hearts & healthy eating: Complete episode transcript Matt Baum: The Ministry of Hemp Podcast is brought to you by Prima. Prima has a whole line of amazing CBD products available at prima.co. Head over there and use the code MINISTRY15 for 15% off your purchase just for being a Ministry of Hemp listener. That’s prima.co. I’m Matt Baum and this is the Ministry of Hemp Podcast brought to you by ministryofhemp.com, America’s leading advocate for hemp and hemp education. Matt Baum: It’s officially mid January, so we find ourselves in the dog days of winter. And I don’t know if you’re like me, but one thing I like to do when it’s cold outside is stay home and cook. So I’ve had a lot of food on my mind lately, and today on the show, we’re going to talk to someone who wants to bring hemp into your kitchen in some really cool ways. Her name is Hilary Kelsay and she is the CEO of Humming Hemp. We’
January 11, 2020
How did a structural engineer become the founder of a sex toys & CBD company? And what’s the connection between better sex and CBD? In this episode of the Ministry of Hemp Podcast, our host Matt sits down for a conversation with Raven Faber of EngErotics for a conversation on motherhood, engineering, starting a business, sex toys and CBD. This is the latest part of our ongoing Women in Hemp series. Raven is a black woman who started her career in STEM and ended up founding a healthy, educational sex toy company, EngErotics. Using her engineering background Raven has developed sex toys that work for people of all sexual orientations, genders and body types. Matt sat down with Raven to discuss their recent addition of CBD products to their line and how CBD can affect and even help improve intimacy. Previously, we reviewed EngErotics Oh!Nectar, a CBD-infused oil which can be used for intimate massages or as a lubricant. If you’re interested in trying their products, you can use coupon code The_Ministry to get 10% off your first EngErotics order. Send us your feedback! We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows like this one! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Keep in mind, this phone number is for hemp questions only and any other inquiries for the Ministry of Hemp should be sent to info@ministryofhemp.com Subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp Podcast If you like what you hear be sure to subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Podbay, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Google Play or your favorite podcast app. Raven Faber founded EngErotics after realizing she could design better sex toys and intimate CBD products through her engineering background. (Photo: Facebook / EngErotics) Sex & CBD with Raven Faber: Complete episode transcript Below you will find the full written transcript of this episode: Matt Baum: I’m at Matt Baum, and his is the Ministry of Hemp Podcast brought to you by ministryofhemp.com, America’s leading advocate for hemp and hemp education. I’ve been talking to a lot of women who are doing very exciting things in hemp on the show recently, and today we’re going to talk to another one. Her name is Raven Faber, and she is the CEO of a company called EngErotics. Raven doesn’t directly work in CBD or hemp, but she does bring CBD into your business. You see, Raven works in sex toys and she comes from an engineering background and she is amazing. She’s so fun to talk to and you guys are going to hear my conversation with her real soon. Now, some of you might be saying, “Well, what does CBD have to do with sex toys at all?” You’ll see, trust me, but when I started thinking about the differences between the hemp market, specifically the CBD market and the sex toy market, they have a lot of things in common. Both industries have been battling a lack of education and understanding that can shunt them to darker disreputable places. When it comes to CBD, you’ll find less than reputable companies making all kinds of medical claims about how it’ll cure your allergies and make you see better and cure your cancer. The same thing knows with the erotic sex toy industry. For too long, you’ve had to go to very male humor driven porn shops, full of essentially joke memorabilia that doesn’t do anyone any good. Raven found a way to, not only help people enjoy sex, enjoy themselves and accept themselves for who they are, but introduce CBD into their sex life as well with some pretty cool results. While we don’t get into the nitty gritty of things, today’s episode is going to be pretty explicit, so if you have little ones, again, this might be a good headphones experience, but I’m really excited about
January 4, 2020
Franny Tacy is a remarkable person who began in the pharmaceutical industry before becoming the first woman to legally grow hemp in North Carolina. In this episode of the Ministry of Hemp Podcast, our host Matt talks with Franny Tacy. Franny is the founder of Franny’s Farm where she grows hemp for products sold in her multiple Franny’s Farmacy locations and online. This is the second part of our ongoing Women in Hemp series of interviews. First, Matt discusses the future of multi-use hemp varietals and what they could mean for farmers and the environment. Thanks to Let’s Talk Hemp for the scoop. Sponsored by Hatshe This episode of the Ministry of Hemp podcast is brought to you by Hatshe.com. Be sure to check out their full line of topical CBD products to help active people with recovery and doing more of what they love. For a limited time, Ministry of Hemp listeners can enter the code hemp15 at checkout to receive 15% off your Hatshe purchase. Send us your feedback We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows like this one! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Keep in mind, this phone number is for hemp questions only and any other inquiries for the Ministry of Hemp should be sent to info@ministryofhemp.com Subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp Podcast If you like what you hear be sure to subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Podbay, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Google Play or your favorite podcast app. Franny Tacy on Franny’s Farm in Leicester, North Carolina. Tacy was the first woman to legally grow hemp in North Carolina. (Photo: Franny’s Farmacy / Facebook) Talking with Franny Tacy: Complete episode transcript Matt Baum: The Ministry of Hemp Podcast is brought to you by Hatshe. With a full line of CBD topicals that are designed to help you keep doing the things that you love to do, this female athlete owned company not only promises very high quality CBD and all their products, but they also work with local nonprofits to constantly evaluate their manufacturing waste stream, their packaging, shipping methods, and their ingredient sources. Go to H-A-T-S-H-E.com, that’s hatshe.com, and use the code hemp15 for 15% off for all of our Ministry of Hemp listeners in their online shop. Again, that’s hatshe.com, H-A-T-S-H-E.com, and use the code hemp15. I’m Matt Baum, and this is the Ministry of Hemp Podcast, brought to you by Ministryofhemp.com, America’s leading advocate for hemp and hemp education. The promise of multi-use hemp Matt Baum: I talk a lot about farms on the show and we’re going to talk to another farmer today, but one of the reasons is because that’s where hemp comes from, and it’s important that we have a good starting place. Of course, at Ministry of Hemp we encourage everyone to use the best of organic farming practices mixed with modern farming practices when they make sense and they make a better plant, and they’re better for the soil, of course. One of the things I’ve been asking a lot of farmers and people producing hemp products is the idea of a multifaceted hemp plant. One that’s not just used for CBD, but one plant that can be used several different ways. For the flower, for the hurd and fiber, and for the grains even. I get a newsletter in my email from a site called LetsTalkHemp.com. It’s a great site. You should check them out. In their latest newsletter there was a link to an article by Steven Hoffman where he is talking about predictions for hemp and the hemp industry in 2020, and one of them touches on this very subject, and that is using the whole plant. According to this article, in the coming decade, we’ll see a focus move beyond CBD to the whole hemp
December 28, 2019
What is hempcrete and how can it be a part of sustainable construction in the near future? What’s getting in the way of this great building material’s acceptance? In this episode of the Ministry of Hemp podcast, our host Matt recaps 2019’s year-in-hemp news and then sits down for a conversation with CEO and founder of Hempitecture, Mattie Mead. The two discuss Mattie’s history, his belief in renewable construction and hempcrete’s present and future. Show notes Early in the podcast, Matt mentions these key takeaways from the 2019 Hemp Industry Daily Forum. We’ve also written quite a bit before about hempcrete, including how hempcrete is used in Australia, the benefits of hempcrete homes and even a unique hempcrete doghouse. In the video above, we profiled the Highland Hemp House, a unique retrotfit of a 1970s home with hempcrete. Over at Hemp Magazine, our Editor Kit wrote about the issues blocking hempcrete’s acceptance in the U.S., including his interview with Mattie Mead. We also mentioned Just BioFiber, the awesome Canadian company making hemp-based building blocks for life-sized buildings. Sponsored by LifePatent Thanks to our friends at LifePatent, one of our Top CBD Brands, for sponsoring this episode of the Ministry of Hemp Podcast. Check out their site now to try free samples of their great sleep capsules. Send us your feedback! We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows like this one! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Keep in mind, this phone number is for hemp questions only and any other inquiries for the Ministry of Hemp should be sent to info@ministryofhemp.com. Hempcrete, made from the core of the hemp plant, could be an essential ingredient in sustainable building in the near future. Hempcrete And The Future of Sustainable Construction: Complete episode transcript Below you’ll find the complete written transcript for this episode: Matt Baum: The Ministry of Hemp Podcast is brought to you by Life Patent, purveyors of high-quality CBD products that just happen to be one of our favorite brands, too. They care very deeply about their customers because when it comes down to it, Life Patent understands their customers are people seeking relief. You can learn more about the entire line of CBD-related products at lifepatent.com. Matt Baum: Welcome to Episode 24 of the Ministry of Hemp Podcast. My name is Matt Baum, and I am your host. Folks, this is the final show of 2019. Today on the show, we are going to continue our theme of hemp as an alternative. Last time you might remember I spoke to Morris Beegle from We Need a Better Alternative about hemp woods and hemp plastics. Matt Baum: Today we’re going to talk with Mattie Mead from Hempitecture. They are working with a very exciting concrete alternative called, you guessed it, hempcrete. We’ll get into all that in just a minute. But, first, with this being the final show of the year and, oh, I thought it might be a good time to take a look at hemp, a year in review 2019. 2019: The year in hemp Matt Baum: You probably heard me talk about it plenty of times on this show, but as I’m sure you know, 2018 we saw the US farm bill that essentially legalized the growing of hemp in the United States. It made 2019 a very exciting year for hemp. 2019 marked the first American legal harvests of hemp in the US, and with that came a spike in interest in the plant itself, not just for CBD but like we’ve been talking about, alternatives in construction, alternatives in fabric, alternatives in paper. Matt Baum: We saw the hemp market hit a billion dollars. We saw CEOs of hemp companies popping up on Forbes 30 Under 30 list that they put out every year. Th
December 18, 2019
In our latest podcast episode, we talked with hemp industry leader Morris Beegle about how hemp can be a sustainable alternative to paper, wood and plastic products. First on episode 23 of the Ministry of Hemp Podcast, our host Matt answers some unanswered questions from last week’s hemp questions podcast. Our discussion of hemp plastic left some issues unaddressed. Matt mentions our friends at Sana Packaging again in this episode. They create sustainable plastic packaging from hemp and reclaimed ocean plastic: Then, Matt sits down with the cofounder of We Are For Better Alternatives (WAFBA), Morris Beegle to discuss how hemp can replace many industrial materials and pollutants. Beegle is an expert on hemp sustainability, and a pioneer in the industry: from hemp guitars and clothing to organizing important events like NoCo Hemp Expo, he seems to show up everywhere. Even our hemp paper business cards are printed by Tree Free Hemp, another of Beegle’s efforts. We’re excited to share his knowledge with you in this episode. Sponsored by LifePatent Thanks to our friends at LifePatent, one of our Top CBD Brands, for sponsoring this episode of the Ministry of Hemp Podcast. Check out their site now to try free samples of their great sleep capsules. We’re also big fans of their CBD-A tincture, which we reviewed last year. Our editor Kit still frequently reaches for this product for help with his chronic pain. Send us your feedback! We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows like this one! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Keep in mind, this phone number is for hemp questions only and any other inquiries for the Ministry of Hemp should be sent to info@ministryofhemp.com. Through companies like Silver Mountain Hemp Guitars, Morris Beegle demonstrates how hemp can be a sustainable alternative material. An interview with Morris Beegle: Complete episode transcript Below you’ll find the complete written transcript for this episode: Matt Baum: 00:00 The Ministry of Hemp Podcast is brought to you by LifePatent, purveyors of high quality CBD products that just happened to be one of our favorite brands too. They care very deeply about their customers because when it comes down to it, LifePatent understands their customers are people, seeking relief. You can learn more about the entire line of CBD related products at lifepatent.com. Welcome back to another episode of the Ministry of Hemp Podcast. My name is Matt Baum, and I am your host. Today on the show, we are going to talk about some industrial uses for hemp with a guy named Morris Beegle. Morris is an amazing guy. He’s the co-founder and president of We Need A Better Alternative, and what they do is just that, look for alternatives to plastics, petroleums and other wasteful construction and industrial materials that could be a lot more renewable. It just so happens that hemp is not only a great alternative, it is a highly versatile one too, but before we get into that, I wanted to touch on something from last week’s show. Unanswered questions about hemp plastic and hemp farming Matt Baum: Last week, if you were listening, Kit and I did a Q and A. Several of you called in and left messages, which you can always do at 402-819-6417, and we answer them on the show. One of which came from a man named Rico. Rico wrote us back after we answered his question, and he had a couple more questions that he wanted to follow up on. I’m going to go ahead and read from the email he sent me, and see if I can give him some answers here, but he says, “First, the point about hemp plastics not being fully biodegradable. I’m glad you covered that because based on the research I’ve been doing or found rather, the impression I
December 10, 2019
Where can you buy hemp fabric and why isn’t it easier to find? What’s coming in the future for hemp plastic? It’s another episode of CBD and hemp questions answered! In this week’s episode of the Ministry of Hemp Podcast it’s time for another Q&A session with Matt and Ministry of Hemp’s Editor in Chief Kit O’Connell. This round of questions touches on everything from where to buy quality CBD, vaping CBD safely, and industrial uses for hemp like plastic and fabric. Sponsored by LifePatent Thanks to our friends at LifePatent, one of our Top CBD Brands, for sponsoring this episode of the Ministry of Hemp Podcast. Check out their site now to try free samples of their great sleep capsules. We’re also big fans of their CBD-A tincture, which we reviewed last year. Our editor Kit still frequently reaches for this product for help with his chronic pain. Send us your feedback! We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows like this one! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Keep in mind, this phone number is for hemp questions only and any other inquiries for the Ministry of Hemp should be sent to info@ministryofhemp.com. In this episode we answer questions about industrial hemp, hemp fabric, and using CBD safely. Thanks again for listening! Contact sales@ministryofhemp.com if you’re interested in sponsoring our podcast or other content on our website. Answering common hemp & CBD questions Below you’ll find answers to some common CBD and hemp questions like we address in this episode of our podcast. Full spectrum vs. broad spectrum vs. CBD isolate — which should you buy?For hemp fabric, we recommend Nature’s Fabrics and Hemp Fabric Lab. Using hemp as a sustainable packaging alternativeWhy isn’t hemp plastic everywhere if it’s more sustainable? Oh, and one of our callers had a doctor concerned about the calcium content in hemp milk. It turns out hemp milk has the highest calcium content of any alternative milk. Hemp questions answered with Matt & Kit: Complete episode transcript Below you’ll find the complete written transcript for this episode: Speaker 1: 00:00 The Ministry of Hemp podcast was brought to you by LifePatent, purveyors of high-quality CBD products that just happen to be one of our favorite brands too. They care very deeply about their customers because when it comes down to it, LifePatent understands their customers are people seeking relief. You can learn more about the entire line of CBD-related products at lifepatent.com. Matt Baum: 00:31 Welcome to another episode of the Ministry of Hemp podcast. Today on the show, I am joined once again by ministryofhemp.com’s editor-in-chief and all around brilliant guy, Kit O’Connell. We are going to be answering your hemp-related questions on our second Ministry of Hemp Q&A show. I am super excited, so let’s get to it, shall we? Kit, welcome back for another Ministry of Hemp Q&A. It is always good to have you, sir. Kit O’Connell: 01:11 It’s good to be here. I enjoy dropping in for these. Matt Baum: 01:14 This is where I bring you on to do my job for me and I appreciate that. Thank you. We got a few voicemails today and, again, the questions are kind of all over the place, which is great. If you guys want to call, like I said at the beginning of the show, you can always do so. Just call us at 402-819-6417 and leave your message with your hemp-related question. Kit, should we get into the first one? You ready? Kit O’Connell: 01:37 Let’s jump in. Matt Baum: 01:38 All right. Here we go. We don’t sell CBD, just
November 26, 2019
Will we soon use a CBD-based drug to help people quit smoking? And what’s CBN and how can it help us sleep? On episode 21 of the Ministry of Hemp Podcast, Matt talks about a new pharmaceutical drug that uses synthetic CBD and nicotine to help people quit smoking. After that Matt has a conversation with Pure American Hemp Oil Co-Founder Spencer Schelp about their new CBN tincture for sleep, and why some consumers want to include the cannabinoid CBN in their healthcare routine. Here’s some links from Leafly on CBN’s sedating effects and some more information from High Times and PopSugar. Can natural compounds found in hemp, like the cannabinoid CBD, contribute to quitting smoking and help end other addictions? More on CBD and addiction Here’s some more links explaining how some people have used CBD to quit smoking or ease the effects of other addictions: Can CBD help overcome opiate addiction?Why are people using CBD to help quit smoking? Send us your feedback We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows like this one! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Keep in mind, this phone number is for hemp questions only and any other inquiries for the Ministry of Hemp should be sent to info@ministryofhemp.com. Thanks again for listening! Contact sales@ministryofhemp.com if you’re interested in sponsoring our podcast or other content on our website. Can CBD Help You Quit Smoking? Complete episode transcript Below you’ll find the complete written transcript for this episode: Matt Baum: 00:02 Welcome to another episode of the Ministry of Hemp Podcast. I’m your host, Matt, and this show is of course brought to you by ministryofhemp.com, America’s leading advocate for hemp education where you can find information about all things hemp all the time. Matt Baum: 00:18 Today on the show we are going to talk about a specific cannabinoid called CBN. We’re going to talk about how it’s different than CBD, what it does, and why people want to incorporate CBN into their health regimen. So today on the show I’m going to sit down for a conversation with Spencer Schelp. He is one of the owners and cofounders of Pure American Hemp Oil. You might remember just a few episodes ago when Ian Erickson, the other founder from Pure American Hemp Oil, came on and talked about their mission. Well, today he’s going to talk about their new CBN tincture and why you might be interested in CBN. But before we get into that, let’s talk a little bit about hemp in the news. CV Sciences develops new CBD-based drug to help people quit smoking Matt Baum: 01:10 If you’ve been listening to the show, you’ve probably heard me mention the drug Epidiolex, which is the first FDA-approved drug using CBD as an ingredient to treat seizures in children. Now, Epidiolex was a huge story but it is not the only drug that is now seeking FDA approval using CBD as its main ingredient. CV Sciences out of San Diego is probably best known for their PlusCBD Oil. If you’ve spent some time over at ministryofhemp.com, you may have seen their name. Matt Baum: 01:44 CV Sciences also has a pharmaceutical division and currently they’re working on a medication known for now as CVSI-007 to treat nicotine addiction and help people stop using smokeless tobacco products. Now, a lot of nicotine addiction is treated by supplementing a different type of nicotine for the nicotine that was in cigarettes. Think vaping, think Nicorette Gum or NicoDerm patches. All of which give the body the nicotine that you are craving without a cigarette. Matt Baum: 02:18 The theory here is if you’re trying to kick nicotine, let&
November 22, 2019
How can we increase minority representation in the hemp industry? That’s the topic of episode 20 of the Ministry of Hemp Podcast. In this episode, our host Matt talks about a new report with good news about drug testing and CBD. Then Matt is joined by Giovan Jenkins and Steven Brown, the founders of Nothing But Hemp for a discussion about why there is so little minority representation in the hemp industry and their plan to change that. Also mentioned on the show: a recent report predicts $1 billion in CBD sales in 2019. (Article feature photo from Disabled And Here released under a Creative Commons Attribution License.) Send us your feedback We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows like this one! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Keep in mind, this phone number is for hemp questions only and any other inquiries for the Ministry of Hemp should be sent to info@ministryofhemp.com. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp Podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. If you really want to help us out, we’d love for you to rate or review the show. Giovan Jenkins of Nothing But Hemp poses with some of the company’s products. Why aren’t there more black people and minority representation in general in the hemp industry? (Facebook / Nothing But Hemp) Thanks again for listening! Contact sales@ministryofhemp.com if you’re interested in sponsoring our podcast or other content on our website. Minority Representation in Hemp: Complete episode transcript Below you’ll find the complete written transcript of this episode: Matt: 00:03 Minority representation is on the rise in just about every aspect of American business, except for the hemp industry. Today on this show, we’re going to talk about why at present, hemp is still a very much venture capitalist game in America and the USDA just handed down some new guidelines that no one is really happy about, but we’ll get to that in the next episode. Today we’re going to talk about why there isn’t more minority representation in the hemp business and what companies like Nothing But Hemp are doing to change that. My name is Matt Baum. I’m your host and this is the Ministry Of Hemp podcast. But before we get into that, let’s talk about drug tests for a minute. Drug tests and CBD Matt: 00:54 This month in the November edition of the journal of analytical toxicology researchers working with the Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine published a study about the impact of CBD exposure on urine drug testing. Now, I’m bringing this up because a lot of you have called our phone line, (402) 819-6417, and asked us, “Is taking CBD going to get me in trouble in drug test?” It’s a valid question and the answer is still kind of yes and no, but it’s looking like it’s leaning towards no. Matt: 01:33 Here’s the good news. This latest study used human subjects that were using a hundred milligrams of CBD orally or through a vaporizer and when their urine samples were tested, only one of the 218 urine samples that were collected gave a positive result for THC and the one that did could be an outlier. Now there have also been some studies out there that show when CBD encounters acid, it can convert to THC, so by that logic, if you’re taking CBD orally, say in a pill form, sooner or later it’s going to encounter your stomach acid. The good news is, while scientists have seen this happen in lab settings, there have been no observations of this taking place in the human stomach. The final findings of this study basically said, “These data indicate that acute dosing of pure CBD will not result in posit
November 13, 2019
Our Editor in Chief Kit O’Connell just returned from the 2019 Hemp Industries Association Conference, so he came on our podcast to discuss what he’d learned and share part of an interview he conducted with HIA president Joy Beckerman. In episode 19 of the Ministry of Hemp Podcast Matt interviews Kit about his visit to the Hemp Industries Association annual conference, which took place this year in Charlotte, NC. The big talk at the event were new Department of Agriculture guidelines which could make it even harder for U.S. hemp farmers. Another topic of concern at the show was whether North Carolina could ban smokable hemp. But there was lots to discuss after the first year of legal hemp growing since the 2018 Farm Bill became law, legalizing the crop again after decades of prohibition. Kit gives a shout out to The Hempville, a company helping North Carolina farmers bring hemp fiber and other parts of the plant to market. He also mentions a presentation by hemp lawyer Frank Robison, who previously came on our show, and PlusCBD Oil, one of our favorite CBD brands. Joy Beckerman, president of the Hemp Industries Association (left), poses with Kit O’Connell, Editor in Chief of Ministry of Hemp. (Photo: Ministry of Hemp) At the end of the podcast, Kit shares part of a lengthy conversation he had with Joy Beckerman, the president of the HIA. and a hemp advocate with decades of experience. Joy is also regulatory officer and industry liaison for Elixinol, one of our favorite CBD brands. Kit and Joy talk about supporting small hemp farmers, future Food & Drug Administration guidelines for CBD, the cleverly named CBD brand Sunday Scaries, and the future of the industry in general. Send us your feedback We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows like this one! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Keep in mind, this phone number is for hemp questions only and any other inquiries for the Ministry of Hemp should be sent to info@ministryofhemp.com. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp Podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. If you really want to help us out, we’d love for you to rate or review the show. Thanks again for listening! Contact sales@ministryofhemp.com if you’re interested in sponsoring our podcast or other content on our website. More hemp & CBD resources Kit created a Twitter moment with highlights from the 2019 Hemp Industries Association Conference. Here’s some other resources we mention in the podcast: Homemade CBD Hot Cocoa RecipeWhat is the endocannabinoid system?Why hempcrete homes are healthier and more sustainable to live in CBD is predicted to become a billion dollar industry in 2019, and the CBD boom was very visible at this year’s Hemp Industries Association Conference. (Photo: Ministry of Hemp) Hemp Industries Association Conference 2019: Complete episode transcript Below you’ll find the complete written transcript for this episode: Matt Baum: 00:06 Welcome to another exciting episode of The Ministry of Hemp podcast. My name is Matt Baum and I am your host, and today we are going to take a break from listening to me. You’ve got to be getting sick of it by now and I totally understand. I’m going to hand the reigns over to editor-in-chief of ministryofhemp.com, Kit O’Connell, who became our man on the street reporter at the recent Hemp Industries Association Conference in Charlottesville, North Carolina. Just like it sounds, this is a show for hemp professionals, for people that are in the industry and people that are looking to get into the hemp industry. Kit met a lot of cool people and talked to a lot of cool people, one of which is Joy Beckerman, the President of the Hemp Industries Association. She als
October 31, 2019
You’ve probably heard that CBD can reduce symptoms of pain and inflammation for many people, but what if the anti-aging properties go deeper than that? In Episode 18 of the Ministry of Hemp Podcast, we’re talking about the many anti-aging properties of CBD. This time, our host Matt talks with Dr. Joe Maroon a practicing Physician and Neurosurgeon at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Joe tells us about about his work and life experience with the healing benefits of CBD. Joe works with CV Sciences, makers of Top CBD Brand PlusCBD Oil, as an Independent Director. His book is “Square One: A Simple Guide to A Balanced Life“. We also check in on the news that women’s soccer super-star Megan Rapinoe is getting in the CBD business, and the growing popularity of CBD for pro athletes. We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows like this one! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Keep in mind, this phone number is for hemp questions only and any other inquiries for the Ministry of Hemp should be sent to info@ministryofhemp.com. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp Podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. If you really want to help us out, we’d love for you to rate or review the show. Thanks again for listening! Contact sales@ministryofhemp.com if you’re interested in sponsoring our podcast or other content on our website. From reducing inflammation to helping balance the endocannabinoid system, we took a closer look at the anti-aging properties of CBD. More about CBD & aging Here are some other articles we’ve written about the benefits of CBD in aging bodies: Picking the Right CBD For Your PainThe Benefits of CBD for Senior CitizensUsing Topical CBD for Arthritis, Muscle Aches & Joint PainWhat Science Says About CBD For Arthritis The Anti-Aging Properties of CBD: Complete episode transcript Below you’ll find the complete written transcript for this episode: Matt Baum: 00:07 Welcome back to the Ministry of Hemp Podcast. My name’s Matt Baum. And I am your host. And today on the show, it wasn’t easy, but I finally found a doctor who’s willing to go on record talking about hemp, CBD and the actual medical benefits that it provides. Now it might seem weird that I even have to say that out loud, especially with the amount of CBD and news coverage of CBD and medical claims that several companies are making. There’s a huge business and it’s all the rage right now, but not a lot of doctors are willing to come out and talk about the actual benefits until more research comes in. Today we’re going to talk to Dr. Joe Maroon. He’s a physician and practicing neurosurgeon at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. And as it happens, he is the author of just such a study. But before we get into all that, let’s talk about hemp in the news. Soccer star Megan Rapinoe endorses CBD Speaker 2: 01:04 Rapinoe ready. To fire this in presumably with pace. [inaudible 00:01:16] and all the way in. Matt Baum: 01:21 As most of you probably have already heard or maybe even watched this past summer, the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup was won by our U.S. Women’s team and we couldn’t be more proud of them here at Ministry of Hemp. Arguably the biggest star of the show was Megan Rapinoe who won the Golden Boot and Golden Ball awards. Not only was she amazing on the field, she has a huge personality and also said some stuff that upset the President a little bit, so I kind of like her for that too. Now that Megan has some time off, she is joining her twin sister in a business venture. Her twin sister just happens to own a CBD compan
October 28, 2019
In episode 17 of the Ministry of Hemp Podcast, we explore what could be the future of growing hemp for CBD: feminized hemp. What is feminized hemp and why is it so special? Our host Matt learns from Michael Townsend of Hemptown USA. In this episode, Matt talks with Townsend about the benefits of growing feminized hemp for CBD products and what is feminized hemp anyway? We also learn a bit more about CBG, an additional cannabinoid with unique benefits. We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows like this one! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Keep in mind, this phone number is for hemp questions only and any other inquiries for the Ministry of Hemp should be sent to info@ministryofhemp.com. Feminized hemp, which produces no seeds, may be the future of CBD and hemp extract. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp Podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. If you really want to help us out, we’d love for you to rate or review the show. Thanks again for listening! Contact sales@ministryofhemp.com if you’re interested in sponsoring our podcast or other content on our website. Is feminized hemp the future of CBD? Complete episode transcript Below you’ll find the full written transcript for this episode: Matt: Welcome back to the Ministry of Hemp podcast. My name is Matt Baum, and I am your host. In the last few episodes we’ve been talking to some farmers and some people who know a lot about growing hemp. And today we’re going to talk about a specific kind of hemp, feminized hemp, that is used specifically for CBD. Feminized hemp is a term that I’d heard before, but I didn’t really know what it was. Lucky me, I found somebody who knows all about it. But before we get into that, let’s talk about the part of the hemp plant the CBD specifically comes from. Mainly that is the flower because the flower is what produces trichomes. Trichomes are the resin and sort of hair like follicles that contain the phytocannabinoids that CBD producers are going for. Since the flower of the hemp plant contains the highest density of trichomes, of course, growers want to encourage hemp to flower. And this is done by either getting it out in the sunlight in your fields, or growing indoors with very controlled lighting. The bigger the flowers, the more trichomes there are. And the more trichomes there are, the more CBD you’ll be able to get out of those flowers. The trichomes in the hemp flower start out clear, and then they kind of become a milky white, and later on they’ll even turn amber. Right around then it’s usually time to harvest. Though hemp growers have to be really careful when they harvest because they want to make sure that the level of THC in that plant is below 0.3%. Now as it turns out, some very smart growers have figured out that there are certain types of hemp plants that will have higher levels of CBD, lower levels of THC and produce even more trichomes than normal industrial hemp. And this type of hemp is what they call feminized hemp. And it’s something that’s been popular with marijuana growers for quite some time, but now using feminized plants has moved into hemp growing. And I found just the guy to tell me all about it. Breeding THC out of hemp Michael: Yeah, so my name is Michael Townsend. I’m the president, and co-founder, and director of Hemptown Organics, which is doing business as Hemptown USA. Matt: Michael, one of the things I was interested in talking to you about was specifically feminized hemp. When I looked your website, that seems to be what you guys are pushing. And you’re pushing it because it seems to have more CBG, CBD and CBN involved. Can you talk about that? What is feminized hemp?
October 17, 2019
In episode 16 of the Ministry of Hemp podcast, we meet a “CBD specialist” and learn about nano-encapsulated CBD. Our host Matt interviews Ambary Garden‘s CBD Specialist Jess Reynolds. They talk about growing hemp in Colorado, getting into the hemp industry, Ambary Gardens nano full spectrum CBD, and finding the right dose of CBD for your needs. We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows like this one! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Keep in mind, this phone number is for hemp questions only and any other inquiries for the Ministry of Hemp should be sent to info@ministryofhemp.com. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp Podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. If you really want to help us out, we’d love for you to rate or review the show. Thanks again for listening! Contact sales@ministryofhemp.com if you’re interested in sponsoring our podcast or other content on our website. In the Ministry of Hemp podcast, we meet Jess Reynolds, a CBD specialist. Plus, how do you know the right dose of CBD? What is a CBD specialist? Complete episode transcript Below you’ll find the complete written transcript for this episode: Matt Baum: 00:03 This is the ministry of hemp podcast. I’m your host, Matt Baum, and today on the show we’re going to talk to Jess Reynolds. Jess is the resident CBD expert at Ambary Gardens out of Colorado. We’ll talk more about what exactly is a CBD expert in a little bit. I thought it was kind of funny when he said it, too. It turns out he’s not kidding. The guy’s a CBD expert. He’s smart, he’s funny, and he was a lot of fun to talk to. Finding your CBD dose Matt Baum: 00:28 But before we get into that, I wanted to touch on something that John and I talk about briefly later on in the interview. It’s about how to approach finding the right dosage of CBD for you. You’ll hear it towards the end of the interview, we go into a little bit about pharmaceutical medicine and how it’s tailored with certain rules. If you’re this size or this age or this weight, take this much. And that’s not necessarily the case with CBD. Matt Baum: 00:58 CBD affects everybody differently, so it’s harder to figure out the proper dosage. From what I’ve learned and from what I hope you’ve learned on this show, the best way to go is to start slow and low. From my experience, a 250 milliliter tincture … And that is CBD that is bonded with some type of oil, usually an MCT coconut oil. Start with half a dropper in the morning, half a dropper at night and see if that helps. You can always go up from there. If you find that you’re doing a full dropper in the morning or a full dropper at night, don’t be afraid to move on to maybe a 500 milligram bottle, or even 1000 milligram bottle, which is what I use pretty regularly. Everybody’s metabolism is different, of course, and like I said, CBD is going to affect everybody differently. So don’t be afraid to experiment with it, and don’t get frustrated. Matt Baum: 01:53 It may take a little time to find the right dosage for you, but keep at it and you will. Just be sure that you’re dealing with honest and upfront companies that are growing the hemp the right way, extracting the CBD properly, and using the right ingredients for either their tinctures, or their pills, or their balms, or whatever they’re using. Matt Baum: 02:14 Now keep in mind anybody that tells you that this is a cure all or a miracle drug, or you don’t need chemotherapy, you just need CBD, well, they’re lying, and that’s just not the
October 10, 2019
In episode 15 of the Ministry of Hemp podcast, we get an update on hemp banking. Plus, this episode marks the beginning of our new Profiles of Women in Hemp series. First, our host Matt discusses the recent passage of the SAFE Banking Act in the U.S. House of Representatives and what it means for hemp businesses. Then we begin our Profiles of Women in Hemp with a conversation with Jane Pinto, founder of First Crop. On the Ministry of Hemp Podcast, we’re beginning a series on the women of hemp. We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows like this one! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Keep in mind, this phone number is for hemp questions only and any other inquiries for the Ministry of Hemp should be sent to info@ministryofhemp.com. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp Podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. If you really want to help us out, we’d love for you to rate or review the show. Thanks again for listening! Contact sales@ministryofhemp.com if you’re interested in sponsoring our podcast or other content on our website. More about women in the hemp industry Here are some other articles we’ve published about women in the hemp industry: Exploring Hemp in India with Mansi Shah of Hemp Fabric LabBecoming a hemp advocate, with Cait CurleyWomen owned CBD brands we love Women In Hemp & Hemp Banking Update: Complete episode transcript Below you’ll find the full written transcript of this episode: Matt Baum: 00:04 Welcome to the Ministry of Hemp Podcast. My name is Matt Baum. Today on the show, we are starting the first of what I’m calling a series focusing on women in the hemp industry. Today we’re going to listen to my conversation with Jane Pinto from First Crop. Jane is amazing. She is not unlike interviewing a unicorn. She is spiritual. She is excited. She is powerful, and she is helping hemp farmers to bring their product to the public and making sure they do it in a safe and responsible way. Jane was wonderful, and I can’t wait for you to hear this interview, but before we get into that, let’s touch on a little news first. Hemp banking update Matt Baum: 00:52 Just a couple episodes ago, we were talking about banking and how difficult it is for anyone in the hemp business to legitimately process electronic payments or get loans from a bank. Well, there’s actually very good news this week. The SAFE Banking Act or the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act of 2019, which is sponsored by several different bipartisan representatives, just passed in the US House of Representatives with a bipartisan vote of 321 to 103, which is crazy because there are no more bipartisan votes in Washington, DC. The hemp industry is feeling pretty good. It looks like this could pass the Senate, and the SAFE Act is going to be introduced, and it’s going to get voted on. Matt Baum: 01:39 What it would do, it would allow marijuana related businesses and states with some form of legalized marijuana and strict regulatory structures as well as businesses selling hemp derived products, that’s where the hemp comes in, to access the banking system. 2019 was not a great year for hemp crops. The farmers battled rain and drought and hail, mold, everything you can possibly imagine that would kill a hemp plant. This year’s harvest, which is the first since hemp was made legal throughout the US under the 2018 Farm Bill is estimated to come in at 115,000 to 138,000 acres, and that’s according to votehemp.com. That sounds like a lot, but it’s nothing when you think about the millions of acres that are devoted to major cash crops. Matt Baum: 02:30 I kn
October 2, 2019
In the newest episode of the Ministry of Hemp Podcast, we take a look at regenerative agriculture and how hemp can play a part in a more sustainable world. Our host Matt talks with John Roulac, founder of ReBotanicals and an outspoken proponent of regenerative agriculture. They talk about everything from what it means to be a responsible farmer, the Center for Food Safety’s Hemp-CBD Report Card, to how gross rotten coconuts can be. John isn’t just an environmentalist and founder of one of Ministry of Hemp’s Top Brands, he’s also working on a film called “Kiss the Ground” narrated by Woody Harelson produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows like this one! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Keep in mind, this phone number is for hemp questions only and any other inquiries for the Ministry of Hemp should be sent to info@ministryofhemp.com. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp Podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. If you really want to help us out, we’d love for you to rate or review the show. Thanks again for listening! Contact sales@ministryofhemp.com if you’re interested in sponsoring our podcast or other content on our website. In the Ministry of Hemp Podcast, John Roulac of REBotanicals tells us about the role of hemp in sustainable agriculture. More resources: Hemp, agriculture and sustainability Here are some articles we’ve published about regenerative agriculture and hemp: How Hemp Can Heal the SoilFarming the Fields of Green: Hemp Growing in America Regenerative Agriculture, Hemp and Saving the World: Complete episode transcript Below you’ll find a full written transcript of this episode: Matt Baum: 00:00 Last week was a pretty huge week for climate science. I’m sure you heard that there was a climate strike, I’m sure you saw Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old climate activist that spoke in front of the UN last week. She gave a very fire and brimstone speech that some genius on YouTube set to death metal, and it’s wonderful. Speaker 2: 00:27 [inaudible 00:00:27] How dare you? Matt Baum: 00:35 She said all her speeches will have death metal in the background from now on, and as a metalhead I can get behind that, but the important part was we were actually talking about climate science, in a time where there’s been a lot of attacking science, and a lot of attacking the facts of climate change. It’s so cool to see the youth of the world coming together and organizing these climate strikes. Matt Baum: 01:00 So today on the show we’re going to talk about what some hemp farmers are doing to do their part, to grow hemp responsibly. It’s part of a practice called regenerative agriculture. My name is Matt Baum and this is the Ministry of Hemp podcast. Meet John Roulac Matt Baum: 01:22 Today on the show I’m having a conversation with ne of the founders of one of Ministry of Hemp’s top brands, RE Botanicals. His name is John Roulac, and not only is he a huge proponent of regenerative agriculture and making an incredible CBD product, but he is also a very outspoken, punk rock environmentalist that is not afraid to call people out when they’re doing it wrong. I don’t know if I’ve talked to anyone with the depth of knowledge that John has about hemp, from seed to plant, to processing and finally to market. Matt Baum: 01:59 When John is not working at RE Botanicals, or speaking about regenerative agriculture, he is currently working on a movie with producer Leonardo DiCaprio, Woody Harrelson narrates, the film is ca
September 25, 2019
In episode 13 of the Ministry of Hemp Podcast, we take a look at recent developments in hemp insurance, and ongoing problems around banking and finance for hemp farmers and hemp companies. First, our host Matt Baum talks to Clark Wu, cannabis attorney with bbhcounsel.com (he was with a different firm at the time of the interview) about why banks are still hesitant to handle hemp profits. Then, Matt talks with Jonathan Miller, General Counsel at the U.S. Hemp Roundtable, about developments in crop insurance for hemp farmers and what it means to the financial stability of the hemp industry. We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows like this one! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Keep in mind that phone number is for hemp questions only and any other inquiries for Ministry of Hemp should be sent to info@ministryofhemp.com. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp Podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. If you really want to help us out, we’d love for you to rate or review the show. Thanks again for listening! Contact sales@ministryofhemp.com if you’re interested in sponsoring our podcast or other content on our website. Win CBD for dogs from Charlotte’s Web As Matt mentioned on the show, we’re running a giveaway with Charlotte’s Web. Three lucky readers will get a sample of their CBD for dogs. Win Charlotte’s Web CBD Oil for Dogs in the Ministry of Hemp giveaway. To enter, like this post on Instagram and tag three of your friends. Then, subscribe to our newsletter. You can also read the complete contest rules here. Make sure you enter before September 30, 2019! Good luck, and look on our Instagram at the end of the contest for a special discount code too. More resources: Hemp farming and the hemp industry Here’s some other articles we’ve published about hemp farming, hemp legalization, and the hemp industry: 2018 Farm Bill legalizes hemp in AmericaWhy are some truckers & CBD sellers still getting arrested over hemp?Why do smaller farmers grow hemp? In the Ministry of Hemp podcast we talked about hemp insurance and issues around banking and hemp. Hemp insurance and banking with hemp: Complete episode transcript Below you’ll find the entire written transcript for this episode: Matt Baum: 00:03 Welcome to the Ministry of Hemp podcast. My name is Matt Baum. I’m your host, and today we’re going to talk about money. If you’ve been paying attention, then you’ve probably heard that hemp is the new go-to cash crop for American farmers. It’s going to save American farmers. It’s going to change the way they do business and that’s true. It probably is going to change a lot of things, but right now the single biggest impediment to hemp farmers, to hemp businesses, to anybody that wants to do anything in the hemp industry, is moving your money around. Matt Baum: 00:41 While the 2018 Farm Bill made hemp legal to grow in all 50 states, there are still some states fighting this like Idaho and South Dakota, and it may never be legal there the way that they’re going, but it is legal just about everywhere else and a lot of states are writing their own hemp programs right now. The biggest issue at the moment, big American banking doesn’t trust hemp. It sees an industry that is not fully regulated, that is currently in its infancy and just not worth putting their money behind. But there are some people that are working to change that, and today we’re going to talk to two of them. Talking hemp law with Clark Wu Matt Baum: 01:29 Meet Clark Wu. Clark Wu: 01:30 Well, my name is Clark Wu. I’m a cannabi
September 18, 2019
On the latest episode of the Ministry of Hemp Podcast Matt talks to Marielle Weintraub, president of the U.S. Hemp Authority, to discuss CBD vaping safety and how the recent deaths should affect your vaping decisions. Then Matt talks to Steve St. Clair from Enerhealth Botanical Science about the science behind an ancient form of extraction. Now, if only Matt could pronounce “spagyric” … Editor’s Note: We’re running a giveaway with Charlotte’s Web. Enter on our Instagram for a chance to win CBD oil for your dog. -KO We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows like this one! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Keep in mind that phone number is for hemp questions only and any other inquiries for Ministry of Hemp should be sent to info@ministryofhemp.com. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp Podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. If you really want to help us out, we’d love for you to rate or review the show. Thanks again for listening! Contact sales@ministryofhemp.com if you’re interested in sponsoring our podcast or other content on our website. We talked with an expert on hemp quality about CBD vaping safety and hemp certification. More resources: Vaping and CBD safety Here’s some more articles we’ve written about vaping and picking safe, quality CBD: Be Careful When You Buy Your Next CBD5 Ways To Identify Quality CBDVaping CBD 101: A Guide to Vaping & Safety CBD Vaping Safety and Spagyric Extraction: Complete episode transcript Below you’ll find the complete written transcript of this episode; Matt Baum: 00:04 Hello again. It’s Matt Baum. I am your host of the Ministry Of Hemp Podcast, and today on the show we are going to be talking about another type of extraction for our extraction series. This one is called Spagyric extraction and Spagyric from Enerhealth is going to tell us all about it. But before we get to that, perhaps you’ve heard the news. Is it safe to vape CBD? Trump: 00:28 Vaping has become a very big business as I understand it, like a giant business at a very short period of time, but we can’t allow people to get sick and we can’t have our youth be so affected and I’m hearing it, and that’s how the first lady got- Matt Baum: 00:42 According to the Center for Disease Control, six people have died from a lung disease linked to vaping, and a reported 380 confirmed and probable causes have been identified across 36 States and the US Virgin Islands. So today we’re going to talk about it. Let’s get into it. Is it safe to vape CBD? I’m not going to address e-cigarettes or anything else. We’re going to focus here on hemp. That’s what we do in this show. Matt Baum: 01:13 I spoke to Marielle Weintraub last week on the subject. She was at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore and she was running around trying to find a quiet place. I’m glad. Thank you for letting her in. She’s super smart- Marielle Weintr: And I’m president of the U.S. Hemp Authority. Matt Baum: 01:25 … and she’s super helpful… Excellent. And today, Marielle, we are going to talk about vaping and how dangerous it is and how many people that’s killed and when is the slaughter are going to end. Marielle Weintr: 01:41 It depends if you put that into comparison of how many people have died from alcohol and tobacco and so on. Matt Baum: 01:43 Right. Of course. There’s been a lot of news recently about six deaths due to somebody tampering or making their own mixtures, and this has led the Trump administration to jump on it right away because six deaths is way too many. We won’t even go into gun deaths, but six death
September 10, 2019
In the new episode of the Ministry Of Hemp Podcast, we talk about the benefits of CBD for veterans, police, and first responders of all kinds. Our host Matt sits down with veteran and ex-narcotics officer Ian Erickson to discuss how CBD is helping vets and first responders. Erickson explains why he left the police force to start his own CBD company. Find Ian’s hemp products, and more information on their discount program for veterans and first responders, at Pure American Hemp Oil. You can also check out their app, HempMaps. Here is the link to the article about why you should not buy CBD on Amazon.com that Matt talks about at the beginning of the show. Looking for good CBD? Try our Top CBD brands page. Because of the toll their work takes on their bodies, CBD is ideal for veterans, police, EMTs and other first responders. We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows like this one! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Keep in mind that phone number is for hemp questions only and any other inquiries for Ministry of Hemp should be sent to info@ministryofhemp.com. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp Podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. If you really want to help us out, we’d love for you to rate or review the show. Thanks again for listening! Contact sales@ministryofhemp.com if you’re interested in sponsoring our podcast or other content on our website. More resources: CBD for veterans Here are some more articles about how CBD can help veterans and first responders: First CBD And PTSD Study Reveals Promising Potential For More ResearchHow CBD Oil Can Relieve Symptoms Of PTSDHow CBD Oil Could Help Ease Your AnxietyWhy CBD Oil Could Help Ease Your Chronic Pain CBD For Veterans & First Responders: Episode transcript Below you’ll find a complete written transcript of this episode. Thanks again for listening! Matt Baum: 00:05 Welcome to another episode of the Ministry of Hemp Podcast. My name is Matt Baum. I am your host, and I want to thank everybody that’s been supporting the show so far, and listening, and leaving us feedback, giving us calls on our voicemail. That number is 402-819-6417, and we love to hear from you, and we’ve been doing these shows. My buddy Kit who is the editor in chief of MinistryofHemp.com and I answer your hemp and CBD related questions, and so far you guys have had some really good ones. Matt Baum: 00:38 Today on the show, I talk to Ian Erickson from Pure American Hemp Oil. Ian is a veteran, and he’s an ex cop, and he’s one of the most interesting guys that I have talked to in this business. I really haven’t thought about it until we get into it, but who needs CBD and the relief that it can bring more than first responders that have been injured on the job. He’s an amazing guy. He’s built like a truck. He’s not what I expected at all. He’s got a mohawk with dreads, and he looks like a UFC fighter. I loved him. He was so much fun to talk to, and I can’t wait for you guys to hear this interview. CBD on Amazon Matt Baum: 01:16 Before we do that though, I want to talk about Amazon.com, and I want to talk about them because we get into it a little bit in this interview. Matt Baum: 01:29 I am by no means anti-Amazon.com. I have an Amazon credit card that I desperately need to pay off. Don’t mention that to my wife. She doesn’t always listen to the show so … But we talk about CBD on Amazon, and Alibaba, and Pinterest, and some of these other sites where we’ve seen a lot of CBD lately. Now, I’m going to have a link to an article that Kit just wrote for MinistryofHemp.com about hemp on Amazon, and why you shouldn’t buy it there. And basically, i
August 23, 2019
The Ministry of Hemp Podcast returns with another episode answering your hemp & CBD questions! Our host Matt and Ministry of Hemp Editor in Chief Kit recorded another episode of questions. This time it’s mostly health questions relating to CBD but they touch on growing hemp in Texas and the dangers of buying CBD from Amazon. Send your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Keep in mind that phone number is for hemp questions only and any other inquiries for Ministry of Hemp should be sent to info@ministryofhemp.com. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp Podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. If you really want to help us out, we’d love for you to rate or review the show. Thanks again for listening! Contact sales@ministryofhemp.com if you’re interested in sponsoring our podcast or other content on our website. More resources: CBD and health Here’s some articles we’ve written which relate to the CBD questions answered in this episode: Creating DIY CBD From Hemp FlowerFull Spectrum CBD vs. CBD IsolateHow CBD Can Help You SleepVaping CBD 101Why CBD is Great For Seniors We also recommended products from our Best CBD Capsules and Top CBD Gummies articles, and Mr. HempFlower hemp buds. Editor Kit and Host Matt respond to CBD questions in the Ministry of Hemp Podcast. Hemp & CBD questions with Matt & Kit: Episode transcript Below you’ll find the complete written transcript of this episode. Matt Baum: Welcome back to the Ministry of Hemp Podcast. My name is Matt Baum. And I am pleased to say, I hadn’t planned on it, but I got a bunch of really good phone calls and questions from you guys. So we’re going to go right into our Hemp Q&A, part two. Once again, Kit O’Connell is going to join me in answering some of these questions. Kit is the editor-in-chief over at ministryofhemp.com, and he did a great job last time, so I brought him back. Matt Baum: But I’m super proud of you guys. You came up with some really good ones this time. And I want to keep doing this. I want to have more of these shows. If you want to know how hemp paper is made, or what is hemp concrete, or you want to know what kind of CBD you should be taking, please call me at (402) 819-6417, and leave us a message, be sure to include your name so I know who I’m talking to, and ask away. Anything hemp related goes. And, like I said, I’d like to do one of these in between each interview episode that I’m doing. So it’s your show, please use it. Matt Baum: But let’s get to it. It’s time for Hemp Q&A number two. Matt Baum: Kit, welcome back. It’s always good to have you on the show, man. Kit O’Connell : Yeah, good to do this again. Matt Baum: Yeah. We got some pretty cool questions today, most of which are sort of medically related, but, I mean, we’re not playing doctors, but I think we could help a little bit, right? Kit O’Connell : We can offer what we’ve learned, yeah. We’re definitely not doctors. Matt Baum: No. Kit O’Connell : And you’re going to get tired of hearing us say this by the end of the podcast probably, because I bet we’re going to say it again. But we’ve learned a lot by working here, so we’ll do our best to tell you what we’ve heard. Matt Baum: But again, this is not medical advice. Kit O’Connell : Right. Matt Baum: It’s just a friend to a friend here. Let’s get going with this first one. CBD and the elderly Speaker 3: Hello, I’m calling in today to inquire about an elderly woman and the possibility of how and if CBD would be helpful, and the interaction with the medications she’s presently on. She is suffering some pain at this time, an
July 31, 2019
On this episode of the Ministry of Hemp Podcast Matt sits down with Frank Robison, Attorney at Law who provides legal advice and counseling to a wide array of clients in the cannabis (marijuana and hemp) space including industry, university and not for profit organizations. Frank and Matt have a discussion of the problems facing transporting hemp in the U.S. and abroad. We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows like this one! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Keep in mind that phone number is for hemp questions only and any other inquiries for Ministry of Hemp should be sent to info@ministryofhemp.com. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp Podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. If you really want to help us out, we’d love for you to rate or review the show. Thanks again for listening! Contact sales@ministryofhemp.com if you’re interested in sponsoring our podcast or other content on our website. More about hemp and the law Here’s some resources from our archives about hemp law and transporting hemp: Court Rulings Enable Sending Industrial Hemp By MailFour Faced Felony Charges After Oklahoma Hemp SeizureWhat The 2018 Farm Bill Means For US Hemp & Agriculture Transporting hemp remains legally complex, both across state lines and for international imports and exports of hemp. Transporting hemp: Episode transcript Below you’ll find the full written transcript for this episode: Matt Baum: Hello again. My name is Matt Baum and you are listening to The Ministry of Hemp Podcast. And today on the show we are talking about interstate commerce, imports and exports specifically, you guessed it, the importing and moving of hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill all but decriminalized hemp, removing it from its Schedule I drug status, and realizing that this is a cannabis plant with less than 0.03% THC, which means it can’t get you high in a nutshell. So now that hemp is legal, farmers, truckers and retailers all live in a state of nirvana where we’re celebrating hemp and everyone is happy, right? Well, not exactly. Currently hemp still lives in sort of a gray area while the FDA and USDA figures out how we’re going to define it based on how much THC is present, based on what type of isolate is present. There’s so much that goes into it. And lucky for us, I found somebody much smarter than me to explain the challenges in something that should be simple, moving hemp around the United States Meet Frank Robison. Frank Robison: So like it… My name’s Frank Robison. I’m a cannabis attorney, most of my client base are in the hemp business or in hemp. I have some sort of nexus to the hemp industry at various levels, from growers to processors to entities that make and sell hemp products. And some of those clients actually are vertically oriented and they do all of the… They do everything from growth processing, product development to retail sales. I have been practicing in this area of law for about seven years. I started practicing in with ‘cannabis law’ as very interestingly a state of Colorado, University of Colorado attorney. And I was very… I was immediately attracted to- Matt Baum: Frank’s a pretty amazing guy and he’s exactly who we want fighting for hemp in this country, but he also speaks legalese. He’s a lawyer and he’s good at what he does. So I will break in here and there during our interview to spell some stuff out, break down some acronyms and just clarify things a little bit. Frank Robison: … regulation. As I was advising in the export control space, I would inevitably get questions about importations. Matt Baum: Sure. Frank Robison: And I figured the best way to have a
July 15, 2019
Got questions about hemp? In episode 8 of the Ministry of Hemp podcast, we do some Hemp Q&A, answering questions submitted by our listeners. Kit O’Connell, Editor in Chief of Ministry of Hemp, joins Matt. One great resource Kit mentions in the show: the Reddit CBD subreddit. It’s a very useful and shockingly friendly resource for your hemp questions. We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows like this one! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Keep in mind that phone number is for hemp questions only and any other inquiries for Ministry of Hemp should be sent to info@ministryofhemp.com. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp Podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. If you really want to help us out, we’d love for you to rate or review the show. Thanks again for listening! Contact sales@ministryofhemp.com if you’re interested in sponsoring our podcast or other content on our website. More resources: CBD & chronic pain This week, many of the questions were around using CBD oil for pain. Here’s some resources from our site: Comparing CBD & THC for Chronic PainHow To Pick The Right CBD For Your PainScience Explains Why CBD Could Help Your Chronic Pain Vaping CBD For Pain In this episode, we recommended Medterra 3000mg CBD Tincture to a listener looking for a very high potency CBD isolate. Look for our complete review of several different high potency CBD oil products later this month. We also recommended LifePatent CBD-A Tincture, from one of our Top CBD Brands of 2019. In this Hemp Q&A episode, Kit O’Connell and Matt Baum answer listeners hemp questions. Hemp Q&A With Matt & Kit: Episode Transcript Below you’ll find the complete written transcript of this episode. Matt Baum: 00:06 Welcome to our very first Q and A episode of the Ministry of Hemp podcast. I am so excited. We’ve had our Google phone number open for a little while now. You can always call it and leave a message at (402) 819-6417. Funny story, when I started doing this I was saying a slightly different number where I mixed up the numbers and a very nice man was getting your calls. I ended up calling him and apologizing. Great guy. doesn’t know anything about hemp but thank you for being cool about that. So we’ve been collecting your questions about hemp and today I am going to sit down with the editor in chief of ministryofhemp.com, Kit O’Connell, and we are going to answer some of your questions. Let’s get into it, shall we? Matt Baum: 00:57 Kit, I appreciate you joining me today and answering some listener questions. You ready for this? Kit O’Connell: 01:03 Yeah, it should be fun. I’ve been looking forward to coming on the show some more. Matt Baum: 01:06 Cool. Let’s get into it. Let’s start right here. CBD Tips: Dosing, drug complications and more Christina: 01:10 Hi, I am just researching this now. My cousin has been a nurse, she’s just retired, a nurse all her life, and she’s taking CBD oil or tincture. I’m not sure what the difference is yet, but she’s taking 3.3 milligrams a day I believe, or per serving. So as I’m going through your bottles, I’m seeing that, 300 to a thousand, to 2,500 whatever in a 30 milliliter bottle. So in a 30 milliliter bottle, is that to be taken twice a day and how many days would that last? Would that be a 30 day amount? Christina: 02:11 Anyway, I’m just kind of trying to figure out the difference between tincture oil, how many servings a person normally would take. I had to quit taking naproxin, which was helping me from arthritis in my back and neck and that’s mainly what I was trying to find something for su
July 2, 2019
The Ministry of Hemp podcast is back with a look at the history of American hemp. This week Matt talks with Peter Page, senior editor for Green Entrepreneur, about the future of American hemp. Then he dives into Hemp’s troubled history in America with Annie Rouse, host of the Anslinger: the Untold Cannabis Conspiracy podcast. We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Keep in mind that phone number is for hemp questions only and any other inquiries for Ministry of Hemp should be sent to info@ministryofhemp.com The history of American hemp is a dramatic rise and fall, from widespread acceptance to total prohibition. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp Podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. If you really want to help us out, we’d love for you to rate or review the show. Thanks again for listening! Contact sales@ministryofhemp.com if you’re interested in sponsoring our podcast or other content on our website. MORE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF HEMP Hemp For Victory: Why did this film disappear?History Of Hemp As Medicine Since Ancient ChinaThe Past, Present And Future Of Using CBDThe Truth Behind Cannabis Prohibition THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN HEMP: EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Below you’ll find the complete written transcript of this episode: Matt Baum: 00:06 Back in 1942 the US government put out an informational film called “Hemp For Victory”. Speaker 2: 00:10 Hemp For Victory. Matt Baum: 00:18 It was one of those World War 2 propaganda films. it’s up on Youtube right now if you search for it. World War II was coming to a close and hemp was looked at as a miracle crop that made fire hoses, it made parachutes, it made shoes for troops, it made rope for battleships, it was going to win the war. And shortly thereafter, the same miracle crop that the US government said was going to help us win World War II, would up and vanish from American farm fields. Matt Baum: 00:49 The history of hemp in America, this is the Ministry of Hemp podcast, my name is Matt Baum. Matt Baum: 00:54 The FDA has been holding some meetings to hear from people and how different states are going to handle their plans for growing hemp. In doing so, there’s been a lot of discussion. And namely, how are you going to make sure that American farmers are protected. Protected in the sense that there’s a lot of hemp that’s imported from overseas, mainly Europe. And American farmers want some reassurances that we’re going to do this the right way, and make sure that no only are we taking care of the plant, but taking care of the people that are growing the plant. FOCUSING ON AMERICAN GROWN HEMP Matt Baum: 01:41 I sat down for a talk with the senior editor for GreenEntrepreneur.com, Peter Page, who wrote an article about farmers trying to make sure that only CBD from American grown hemp is legal. Matt Baum: 01:57 The piece I called you about specifically I found, someone posted it on Ministryofhemp.com. And it was about hemp farmers, American hemp farmers, basically coming to talk to the US hemp round table. And they are saying, specifically, that yes we want hemp legal, but only American hemp. Peter Page: 02:18 There’s the context for that was an interview with the folks from GenCanna, which is a big operation in Kentucky. Matt Baum: 02:25 Right, Steve Bevan is who you were talking to. Peter Page: 02:27 Yes, Steve Bevan. Thank you. And because I forget a lot of stuff. Matt Baum: 02:33 It’s not problem. Me too. Peter Page: 02:36 And the context of course was, FDA public hearing. Matt Baum: 02:41 Right. Peter Page: 02:41 Taking public comment, oral public comment on hemp. Which is really basically about CBD,
June 3, 2019
This week Matt is talking to Annie Rouse from Anavii Market, one of our favorite online CBD marketplaces, about the recent experiments with hemp on the international space station. Then, David Chadwick of Leading Edge Pharms talks about cannabinoid science. Finally, Eric Knutson from Functional Remedies leads off the first in a series of discussions about extraction techniques when he speaks about the benefits of lipid extraction. In this episode, we talk about cannabinoid science, including the beginning of our look at different methods of extraction. We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Ministry of Hemp Podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. If you really want to help us out, we’d love for you to rate or review the show. Thanks again for listening! Contact sales@ministryofhemp.com if you’re interested in sponsoring our podcast or other content on our website. MORE ON CANNABINOID SCIENCE Here are more articles about cannabinoids and hemp science: Bioavailability & CBD Water Solubility: Exploring The Science Of CBDCBD History: The Past, Present And Future Of Using CBDOther Cannabinoids: There’s More Than Just CBD & THC In Hemp & CannabisOther Cannabinoids Revisited: Even More Cannabinoids Episode Transcript: ‘Cannabinoid Science’ Matt Baum: 00:06 Hey this is Matt Baum, and welcome to another episode of the Ministry of Hemp podcast, brought to you by ministryofhemp.com, America’s leading advocate for hemp. Matt Baum: 00:17 Today on the show we are going to get into some more science; we’re going to talk about extraction. First we’re going into what we’re trying to extract, and then we’re going to talk about one of the ways to extract it. This is actually going to be a multi part series that happens in a few episodes but before we do any of that, my other life, I’m a massive nerd and I host a show all about that, called The Two-Headed Nerd! podcast. Matt Baum: 00:44 So when I heard that hemp as being sent to the International Space Station to be studied, I had to learn more about hemp in space. Speaker 1: 00:55 Yes it came from outer space, to fill the world with terror, to bring you unforgettable suspense. Hemp in space Matt Baum: 01:04 Now don’t be alarmed, there’s no mutant strain of space hemp coming to take over the planet and destroy humanity, yet. But, there is some really cool stuff coming going on, on the ISS, that’s the International Space Station right now, and I found just the person to talk to about it. My new friend. Annie Rouse: 01:23 Annie Rouse, and I am co-founder of Anavii Market, and Anavii Market was one of the collaborators that helped to send hemp seeds up the International Space Station. Matt Baum: 01:36 You’re going to hear from Annie in the next episode as well. She is involved in so much cool hemp stuff. Matt Baum: 01:43 Okay and let me ask you why are we sending hemp seeds to the International Space Station? I’m not trying to sound like, “I’m a taxpayer, dammit,” and I mean that, I’m curious, what are we doing with it? Annie Rouse: 01:54 Well, that is a very good question, tax dollars has nothing to do with this. Matt Baum: 01:58 That’s good, that’s good. Annie Rouse: 02:01 So we were working, Anavii Market’s based in Lexington and there’s a company also based in Lexington called Space Tango. They do a lot of research on commercializing and doing R&D on applications that can be
May 14, 2019
This week on the show Matt is talking to Jenn Price from Golden State Govt. Relations and Chris Fontes from Hempexchange.com about the problems with today’s hemp supply chain and what’s being done in the private sector to compensate for the lack of government oversight. We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Under the current lack of legal regulations, the industry’s supply chain remains inconsistent at best. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. If you really want to help out, we’d love for you to leave a short written review or even just a rating of our podcast. More About the Hemp Supply Chain Here are some articles which explain more about the hemp industry: CBD Supply Chain: How the Hemp Industry Is All ConnectedThe Challenges Of Growing Hemp in AmericaFull Traceability — From Seed to Shelf: The Key to Finding the Best Hemp CBD Product Episode Transcript Matt Baum: 00:01 How often do you think we go to the grocery store a week? If you had to guess? Casey: 00:05 Three times. Matt Baum: 00:05 Three times. Because we don’t have kids, and we don’t plan that well. Right? Casey: 00:09 We’ve been better. We usually go on Sunday. Matt Baum: 00:11 That’s true. Casey: 00:11 And then maybe once… I would say, okay. Yeah, once during the week and the farmers market. So yeah three times. Matt Baum: 00:16 Okay. So what do you think at the grocery store produce wise, what do you think is the hardest thing to get to the grocery store from the farmer? If you had to guess. Don’t say Brussel sprouts. Casey: 00:32 I was going to go with beets this time. Matt Baum: 00:33 Beets? I would have said something like avocados. Casey: 00:37 Oh yeah. Okay. Matt Baum: 00:38 Because avocados come from- Casey: 00:40 Mexico. Matt Baum: 00:40 Mainly from Mexico and drug lords were controlling it. What if I were to tell you that even with drug lords controlling avocados coming in the United States there was a product that’s even harder to get to market and it’s grown right here in the United States, and it’s not illegal. Casey: 01:00 I’d believe that. Matt Baum: 01:01 You’re terrible. I’m talking here with my wife, Casey, and she works for a local university medical school. She works in science outreach and public relations. I’m not mentioning the name of the school because hemp is still a touchy subject in Nebraska. It’s legal, but we don’t really have a state plan for it yet. So let me ask you this. Casey: 01:30 Yes. Matt Baum: 01:30 Would you believe me if I told you that it was easier to get marijuana, which is still completely illegal than it is to legally get hemp in Nebraska? Casey: 01:41 Oh yeah. I believe you 100%. Matt Baum: 01:43 It’s ridiculous, right? Casey: 01:44 Yeah. That seems really silly. Matt Baum: 01:50 This is Matt Baum and you’re listening to the Ministry of Hemp Podcast. And today we’re talking about supply chain, not just any supply chain, but of course the hemp supply chain. How hemp gets from the farm to the company that’s going to do with whatever it is they’re going to do with it, whether it’s making rope, making CBD, or putting it in food, and the
April 23, 2019
Welcome back to the Ministry of Hemp podcast, recorded this time at NoCo 2019. We were completely overwhelmed by the sheer scope of the 2019 Nothern Colorado Hemp Expo in Denver, Colorado. In this episode, Matt talks to so many amazing people doing things you would not believe with hemp. Our guests include: Nick French from Colorado Hemp Honey Lyndsey Davidsson from Queen City Hemp David Little from Incentive Gourmet Patrick Flaherty from PF Design Lab Marcus Gringnon from the Hempstead Heart Project Winona LaDuke from Winona’s Hemp The indigenous hemp growers panel at NoCo Hemp Expo. We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. If you really want to help out, we’d love for you to leave a short written review or even just a rating of our podcast. More about NOCO 2019 Read more about our visit to NoCo 2019: Discussing Hemp Patents And More At NoCo Hemp Expo 2019 Hemp Farmers Plan A Sustainable Future At NoCo Hemp Expo Episode Transcript Matt Baum: Welcome back to another exciting episode of The Ministry of Hemp podcast, and I want to thank everybody that has been listening and giving feedback, it has been great. You can always tweet at us on Twitter, @MinistryofHemp.com. You can hit us up on Facebook\MinistryofHemp, or you can call us too, 402-819-6147. And you can leave us comments, questions, anything you want. I would love to play them on the show. Please, give me a call. Matt Baum: And of course you can always find that number in the show notes as well. But enough of all that. On March 29th, I was in Colorado for the two day Northern Colorado Hemp Expo, the largest hemp expo in the United States. The NoCo Hemp Expo started about six years ago, this was NoCo6. And just like anything else, it started pretty small. NoCo was put on by the Colorado Hemp Company, which is a division of WAFBA which stands for We Are Better For Alternatives, which I’m assuming means alternatives to wood, alternatives to plastic. Matt Baum: The basic idea was to get people that are excited about hemp and what you can do with it under one roof. To show it off, not just for industry people, but for people that want to know where this is going. It started very small, and now it has grown to huge size. 10,000 people plus attended NoCo6 this year. I was one of them, and today we’re going to explore my NoCo audio [inaudible 00:01:48]. Let me tell you, I was not prepared for what I walked into. Matt Baum: This year’s NoCo Hemp Expo took place at the Crown Plaza Hotel, just next door to Denver International Airport. As we walked in, we had to check in to get our media badges and whatnot, and there was this really long hall we walked down with a ton of people.Okay we made it we’re in Colorado. Everyone seemed really nervous. I struck up this conversation with a very nice woman while I was walking down the hall. Matt Baum: There is a ton of people here. Are we going the right way? Speaker 1: The expo hall’s this way. I know it’s really confusing. Matt Baum: Like what’s that huge line for? Do you know? Speaker 3: To get registered for the conference passes. Speaker 2: When I went to buy my conference pass they were sold out and I booked my arrangements at the end of February. Matt Baum: Who you with? Speaker 2: Black River Hemp Company. Matt Baum: I’m Matt Baum, Ministry of Hemp. I’m recording for a podcast so I’m just getting some background audio right now. So what do you guys do? Speaker 2: Seed to sell. So last year was our first year we could grow in Wisconsin, and my background is in natural therapies and holistic health. So I’ve been waiting for an opportunity like this to bring this plant medici
April 4, 2019
Welcome to episode 3 of the Ministry of Hemp Podcast! This time on the show we’re talking about what goes into hemp farming and the challenges facing today’s hemp farmer. This episode’s guests include: Our new Regulation Wrangler (cool title right?) Jenn Price from Golden State Govt. Relations where she serves as a consultant in the cannabis industry. Jenn opens the show talking about the challenges of USDA and FDA regulations that could slow down the industry. Josh Hendrix, Director of U.S. Hemp Production for CV Sciences, Inc and Plus CBD Oil, talks about hemp farming and the challenges of growing a crop that’s been illegal for 75 years. And finally, the show closes with an introduction to the Indigenous Perspectives of Hemp panel at this past NoCo Hemp Expo in Denver Colorado. Olowan Martinez of the Oglala Sioux Tribe spoke about a major issue facing tribes growing hemp on reservation lands that I hadn’t even considered. We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. More about Hemp Farming Read more about hemp farming in the U.S.: Full Traceability — From Seed to Shelf George Washington’s Hemp Farm How Hemp Saved A Piece Of Vermont Farming History The Many Uses Of Hemp On Smaller Farms What The 2018 Farm Bill Means For US Hemp & Agriculture Episode Transcript Matt: Welcome back to the Ministry of Hemp Podcast. Matt: Last time on the show we were talking about eating hemp and how to introduce it into your diet, but that hemp has got to come from somewhere. So today on the show we are going to look at hemp farming and the challenges that American hemp farmers face. Matt: Now, I’m sure you’ve heard that recently the 2018 Farm Bill passed, and that Farm Bill allowed farmers to start growing industrial hemp. The Farm Bill defines hemp as cannabis that contains less than .3 per cent THC. I’d love to tell you that was it and farmers everywhere are rejoicing, but there’s not quite hemp gold in those fields yet, son. Matt: Now that the government is involved, that means Uncle Sam has some rules and regulations that he’s going to need farmers in all 50 states to follow if they want to get in on growing hemp. Towards the end of last month, the FDA and the USDA made some announcements that they were going to open the floor to listen to representatives and their plans for how their states would like to grow hemp, sort of like the meeting of the committee to form a committee if you will. Matt: Of course there’s going to be lots of rules and regulations coming down, now I am not a lawyer, I only pretend to be one on my comic book show every once in a while. Not here, this is serious stuff. So I found the next best thing. Jen Price D.C.: Hi, I’m doctor Jen Price, D.C., I am the director of state compliance at Golden State Government Relations and I work with people on regulatory compliance for cannabis, and as hemp has become the big hot topic, we are transitioning towards helping folks with hemp as well. Matt: Jen is great, she is a super passionate cannabis activist, she is a doctor of chiropractic, and she knows her way around these legal rules and regulations pretty good, so I have made her the official Ministry of Hemp legal consultant. Bad news Jen, I’m afraid it doesn’t pay well. Jen Price D.C.: I just want to say, before I go into any of this, I am not a lawyer. I work in regulation and compliance so we are following all of this, I do work with all of this, but nothing I’m saying here is legal advice. Matt: Okay, so unlike lawyers you’re not full of B.S. is what you’re saying? Jen Price D.C.: Right, I’m just going to give it to you straigh
March 6, 2019
The Ministry of Hemp Podcast Episode 2: Eat Drink and Be Hempy In this episode, Matt looks at how to add hemp seeds to your daily diet with help from Ministry of Hemp’s video producer Jessica St. Cyr and writer Elijah Pickering. Then Matt and his wife Kacie head to one of Omaha’s favorite cocktail bars, Herbe Sainte, for CBD cocktails prepared with care and style by Bar Manager Austin Elsberry. We want to hear from you too. Send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email matt@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. Read more articles on hemp food and drink: Hemp for breakfastHow To Make Your Own Hemp MilkCBD Drinks & Cocktails Below you’ll find the full written transcript of episode #2. EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Matt: 00:04 Hey this is Matt with the Ministry of Hemp podcast welcoming you to episode two. Matt: 00:10 Now today you might notice I sound a little bit different because we’re going to be talking about hemp in food. So it only seems right to maybe start this show in my kitchen. And that’s where we are. Matt: 00:21 I’m here with my sous chef, a little black pug named Mable and we are making a hemp scramble for breakfast. It’s Sunday morning, super cold outside and I’m putting off shoveling. So why not make a protein packed scramble with some CBD goodness, to get the day started? Matt: 00:39 So we’re starting with a shallot. If you don’t know what a shallot is, a shallot is like an onion, times two. They’re amazing. They’re purple. I’m going to use half of one because I’m only making food for me today. Although, this little pug tends to get a little bit every time too. Matt: 00:54 From there, got some spinach that we’re going to chop up. This is a scramble so we’ve got some fresh, washed spinach. I’ve got some green onions. And I’m just going to rough chop this spinach. Do sort of a rough chop on the shallots as well. I like having big pieces of shallots in there. Matt: 01:20 Always wash your spinach. Even if you wash it when you first bought it, wash it again. It’s just a safe thing to do. Matt: 01:26 From there, I’m going to crack our eggs. Using three of them. Crack your egg on a flat surface, that’s going to prevent you from getting shells into your scrambled eggs. Matt: 01:42 And then another little trick I learned back when I was working in a hotel. You know how hotel eggs are always yellow and fluffy and huge? The trick is fat. So we are going to add just about a tablespoon of sour cream into our eggs. And then from there, we’re going to whip them up real good. And this is an important step because not only are we whipping the sour cream into the eggs, whipping air into the eggs too. And that’s what’s going to make them fluffy. Matt: 02:17 Get them good and whipped. The sour cream isn’t going to completely break down in there, but you will see it start to mix with the eggs real well. Just about ready here. I’m going to put a pinch of salt directly into the eggs. Matt: 02:42 And now we’re going to get into the action. So now, we head over to the stove. And this is where the hemp oil comes in. If you’re making eggs traditionally, you need butter. I’m using one tablespoon of melted butter. I’ve got my pan on the heat, just about medium. You don’t want to go too hot. Matt: 02:59 And because I am using full spectrum hemp oil, this
February 9, 2019
Welcome to the first episode of the Ministry of Hemp podcast! This inaugural episode is really an introduction to the show, the host, hemp, CBD, and the people that use it. Join host Matt Baum and learn about hemp with help from the good folks at CuredByNature.com, CEO of Palm Organix Alex Herrera, and learn about how CBD can help those living with medical conditions like Crohn’s disease when he talks with ministryofhemp.com contributor Annalise Mabe . We want to hear from you too so please, send us your questions and you might hear them answered on future shows! Send us your written questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, email us at info@ministryofhemp.com, or call us and leave a message at 402-819-6417. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. Below you’ll find the full written transcript of episode #1. EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Matt Baum: Hi, my name’s Matt Baum, and I’m excited to welcome you to episode number one of the Ministry of Hemp podcast, brought to you by America’s leading advocate for hemp, ministryofhemp.com. If you’ve been to the site, then you already know how cool it is. It’s full of all kinds of information, recipes, interviews, news, virtually anything that you want to know about hemp is there. It’s curated by my buddy Kit, who is an amazing journalist and does a wonderful job. Kit is going to be a frequent guest on the show. In fact, he is going to talk a little bit about what is hemp in a few minutes here. Before we get to that, with this being episode number one, I thought we should introduce some very basic things, starting with me, the host, and how I came to bring hemp into my life. Matt’s story My name is Matt Baum. I’m 43 years old. I’m also the host of the Two-Headed Nerd Comic Book podcast. If you’re a nerd, check that out. You’ll probably dig it. For the last 30 years of my life or so, I’ve been playing drums as a musician, I’ve been working professionally in kitchens as a cook, and taking side gigs as a copywriter and freelance journalist. What do all those things have in common? Repetitive motion, basically. Now I played in a lot of very loud bands, punk rock bands, hardcore bands. I also played in some much quieter bands, but the point being I was always hitting drums, hitting cymbals, and injuring myself. I never learned how to play. I never took lessons. I sat down at the drums and just started playing one day. And in doing so, some of my favorite musicians were guys like Keith Moon, Tommy Lee, guys that hammered their drums. I just thought they put on an amazing show, so that’s what I did. I beat the hell out of my drums. I put on a show every time. With that, I beat the hell out of my hands, too. When I wasn’t drumming and touring in bands, I was at home working in kitchens, cooking. The good things about being a musician and a cook is whenever you’re not touring, there’s always cooking jobs available. But with those cooking jobs comes a lot of chopping, a lot of peeling, a lot of hand work, a lot of small, minute, finger work that really wears on you, not to mention the cutting, the burns, and the myriad of other injuries you can sustain while cooking. Needless to say, my hands weren’t getting any better. And then one day, I got into a car accident. I got hit head-on by a woman that crossed four lanes of traffic. It would turn out that she was a cab driver that had had a stroke behind the wheel while driving. She side-swiped a cop car in front of me which probably saved my life and slowed her down a little bit before plowing into my tiny, little Honda Civic. I was young and I was stupid, so I didn’t have a safety belt on at the time. My head hit the windshield. My right hand went through the dash, and my knee went into the lower part of the dash. I was supposed to leave and go on tour two weeks later with the band and had to canc
January 29, 2019
Get ready for the new Ministry of Hemp Podcast hosted by Matt Baum! Each episode Matt digs into the world of hemp to explore the culture, products, and best practices to look for in your own hemp experience. Featuring hemp news and interviews with the people behind the movement in every episode and answers to your questions. Give us a call and leave a message at (402) 819-6417, shoot us an email to info@ministryofhemp.com, post on our Facebook page or tweet at us @ministryofhemp on Twitter and we’ll answer your questions on the show! Watch for the new Ministry of Hemp Podcast coming to iTunes and everywhere you stream your favorite shows! EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Matt Baum: Hey, my name is Matt Baum, and I am proud to announce America’s leading Hemp advocate, the Ministry of Hemp, is getting a podcast. And it’s hosted by me. Now, I am by no means an expert, but I’m going to be learning with you guys on every episode. There’s been a lot of stuff about Hemp in the news lately, about CBDs in the news lately. And, like a lot of people, you probably don’t know what it all means. But that’s what we’re here for. Matt Baum: We’re going to talk about Hemp culture, we’re going to talk about responsible Hemp farming. We’re going to talk to the farmers, the providers, and the people that make Hemp products here on this show. But, we also want to talk to you. Please, shoot us your questions at Ministry of Hemp on Twitter, or Facebook backlash Ministry of Hemp. We want to hear from you guys, it’s going to be fully interactive. If you’re not on the Twitter or the Facebook, that’s cool too, you can always send me an MP3 question to matt@ministryofhemp.com, and you and your question could be featured on the show. Matt Baum: It’s the Ministry of Hemp podcast, and it’s coming soon everywhere podcasts can be downloaded or streamed, Apple, iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, all over the place. Watch for it, I’m excited, I hope you guys are too.
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