Topic: CBD

CBD teacher Anna Symonds keeps people abreast of research

Working for East Fork Cultivars of Takelma, Anna Symonds, a 38-year old professional rugby star, visits many dispensaries, conferences and public platforms to tell the story of the positive healing and recreational uses of CBD. Especially telling was her recent visit to Lakeview — Lake County was the reddest Oregon county in the last presidential election — where she trained budtenders in two dispensaries on the latest details and discoveries about cannabis, especially CBD, then gave a well attended talk at the public library. There, Symonds learned, were two ladies from each of the two major churches, desiring to learn

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What do docs say about CBD pet remedies?

Some dogs freak out each July 4 when the fireworks get started. Or maybe it’s the first thunderclap signaling a summer storm that prompts sensitive dogs to start whining, panting or pacing — seeking an escape from the scary sounds. To sooth these frayed nerves millions of pet owners now turn to CBD. With nationwide legalization, the hemp market has exploded, leading to many varieties of CBD pet products: from tinctures and salves to doggie biscuits. While derived from cannabis, hemp lacks the higher levels of THC found in marijuana, so it won’t get your pet high — but countless

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Global Hemp Innovation Center at Oregon State University works for the future of cannabis

“Why global?” That’s one of the first questions Jay Noller, director of the Global Hemp Innovation Center at Oregon State University, is asked. The answer is rooted in both fact and vision. First, it is global because it represents research that is taking place across four countries in North America, Asia and Europe. The Hemp Innovation Center is the epicenter of some of the world’s leading pioneers in the science of hemp. Second, and maybe more importantly, it is a nod to the future of hemp and its potential to solve a host of global challenges — in health care,

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A haunted hemp harvest

Hemp’s ascendancy as Southern Oregon’s top crop came crashing down for some this season with at least four suicides, acres wiped out by mold and other catastrophes that turned fields of dreams into nightmares. “I think it’s a wakeup call, and that nothing is easy,” said Michael Monarch, a local pioneer in the industry who is owner and founder of Oregon Best Hemp LLC and co-owner of Epic Family Farms. Monarch said he’s familiar with one Applegate grower who committed suicide after mold destroyed his 20-acre crop. The grower baled up the wet hemp in plastic bags but didn’t compress

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In pursuit of big profits, hemp growers blaze a perilous new path in Northwest agriculture

SAUVIE ISLAND, Ore. — On a foggy November day, farm workers take clippers to a field of bushy green plants, snipping tops full of flower buds dotted with flecks of sticky resin. By the end of the day, the cuttings dry inside a southeast Portland warehouse, hanging from tall plastic trellises like aromatic curtains. This harvest from a 22-acre patch of land looks, feels and smells like marijuana. But this is hemp cultivated to produce CBD, increasingly popular in pills, tinctures, oils, rubs and foods. Though lacking an intoxicating punch, CBD also is in high demand as a smokable flower

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It won’t be easy seeing green from hemp harvest

Ajit Singh strode across his 16-acre hemp field toward a broken-down harvester. He’d been hoping all day that the mechanic now crouched beside the machine could get it back up and running. It was late October and Singh still had thousands of stinky green and purple cannabis plants across 425 acres to pick, dry and sell before winter. Like many hemp growers in Jackson County, he was harvesting slowly, facing a mold problem and unhappy with prices offered by potential buyers. “We want a better price,” said Singh, a soil scientist and former garden store owner — and, he said,

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Hemp Farmers Market kicks off grander plans for fast-changing industry

For Sean Holt, an Ashland gathering of Southern Oregon hemp growers was more than a farmers market, it was a sign of a new era. Standing at a table Saturday at the first Hemp Growers Market, Holt handed out sample gram-size smokeable nuggets of his Hempress II strain. The sight of police officers walking the beat in Ashland’s Historic Railroad District yielded something Holt called historic – nothing. “This is historic, the cops saw us, saw open buds and just walked away,” Holt said. “A bunch of strangers shared a moment.” Holt’s farm, Baron von Hemp of Ashland, was among

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How to make medible cannabis gummies at home

Aside from being cute and convenient, gummies are a flavorful, fun and effective way to medicate. If possible, make these candies in a silicon mold and they’ll pop right out after being chilled. It’s also helpful to taste the mixture before pouring it into the mold. If the weed taste is too strong, try adding some additional honey. Ganja Gummies Makes 24 servings THC per serving: 5 mg Ingredients 1 large package orange Jell-O 1-1/2 cups orange juice, divided 1/2 cup honey 1/4 cup Cannabis Infused Cooking Oil, preferably coconut 4 packets gelatin Dash cornstarch Instructions Combine the Jell-O and

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Science of growing champion buds

During a recent visit to Alter Farms just outside of Grants Pass, a late summer rain began to fall lightly, cooling the day and intensifying the pungent aroma of cannabis flowering in the field. I was on a mission to meet a few particular cannabis plants at the farm, and I didn’t mind getting a bit wet in order for introductions to be made. Last May, Alter Farms was honored at the fourth annual Cultivation Classic in Portland for three of its sun-grown strains. The company, headed by Cody Alter, Jodi Haines and Jason Rambo, took home first place in

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Horn Creek Hemp Company is a family affair

    Remember the good old days of the family farm, where kin of all generations showed up each day to plow, plant, weed, water and harvest crops and share in the fruits (biological and financial) of their labors — and the sense of security and community that brought? We’ve lost most of that to urbanized living and corporate ag — but, say the Murdochs of Jacksonville, hemp is helping their family bring it back. It’s a crop with the potential to do a lot of good in the world, so demand is high, and the long labors on their

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Murphy Hemp and Wellness in Grants Pass is serving up an alternative form of medicine. Here they break down some variants in CBD – isolates, broad-spectrum, and full-spectrum (also know as whole plant extract).