Big Pharma In Outrage Over Willie Nelson’s CBD: Complete Strength CBD – He Fires Back With This!

Big Pharma In Outrage Over Willie Nelson’s CBD: Complete Strength CBD – He Fires Back With This!

In an emotional 1-on-1 interview, one of America’s most respected icons revealed that he wouldn’t be where he is without CBD.

We all know and love Willie Nelson as the charismatic country star who has never been shy about advocating for marijuana use. He has always been focused on creating music, going on tour, and promoting America. However, he shocked everyone when he announced his new CBD line, Complete Strength CBD, would be the next step in his career.

In recent developments, Willie revealed that he would be stepping away from the spotlight to put more time into his wellness business, now that it has grown so fast:

“This was a really, really difficult decision for me. When I started this whole thing back in 2015, it really was just a part time passion project and a way for me to give back. Now here we are almost 5 years later and Complete Strength CBD has steadily grown into a full-fledged business that’s helped thousands of people become pain free and much happier. My line gives me a chance to do something bigger than music and I knew I would regret it for the rest of my life if I let that opportunity pass me by.”

Willie went on to say that he never really expected things to get this big and that several studios and sponsors were furious that he was splitting up his time. In fact, relations with some studios grew so tense that they ended up giving him an ultimatum – singing or his wellness line.

He knew he would receive scrutiny from fans and sponsors for quitting, but he felt it was time to work on something that would positively change the lives of millions of people.

The product Willie is referring to is his breakthrough CBD wellness line Complete Strength CBD. The star has spent the past four years developing a line of highly effective and highly potent wellness products that he claims are the solution for those who don’t want to resort to using opiates.

His product Complete Strength CBD sold out within ten minutes when first launched and it seems the world can’t get enough of the benefits and results.

Willie even admitted that big pharma companies are furious with him  after noticing a large decline in sales since Complete Strength CBD was launched on the market.

“Users of Complete Strength CBD are experiencing results that before now were only possible through prescription medication. It’s obviously a much cheaper, and safer alternative and because of that pharmaceutical companies are finding it harder to keep patients using their prescriptions.”

Having a crowd of angry pharmaceutical companies is a unique and effective endorsement for Complete Strength CBD, but Willie has still been proactive in getting Complete Strength CBD into the hands of those who need it.

Complete Strength CBD has been found to have a positive impact on key body functions including – neurological, physical, and psychological.

This includes but not limited to:

  • Reduces Chronic Pain
  • Supports Joint Health
  • Reduces Anxiety
  • Reduces Headaches
  • Reduces Blood Sugar
  • Supports Cognitive Health
  • Antioxidant Support

While making an appearance on ‘Fox’ he gifted the cast and crew with Complete Strength CBD products and made sure every guest was given a sample of the life changing supplement. Since then, he has cultivated a huge celebrity clientele who are regularly reordering the products. See for yourself!

This story first appeared at The Misanthrope London

Taking Hemp to Bio-Plastics

Taking Hemp to Bio-Plastics

Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP) announced today the Company was featured in “Plastics News” regarding the Company entering the hemp bioplastics industry.  The Plastics News article titled “Hemp, Inc. taking hemp into bioplastics” details the operations at Hemp Inc.’s facility in Spring Hope, N.C., where the Company has begun processing industrial hemp for bioplastics. Within the article, the outlet describes the operations that will help fill the growing demand for hemp-based and natural materials.

According to the news source, the material that is being processed at the facility has completed positive beta testing. A quote from the original press release that is included in the article states, “This is a venture no one else is doing in America and what hemp was put on this earth to do,” said Hemp, Inc. CEO Bruce Perlowin. “While everyone focuses on CBD, we are here focusing on the next big thing, which is the industrial part of the plant – the part that can help save the world.”

In addition to the announcement regarding Hemp, Inc.’s entry into the hemp bioplastics industry, Plastics News also highlighted that the Company has two additional natural product ventures. These two product ventures include DrillWall™ and Spill-Be-Gone™ for the oil industry, making hemp bioplastics the Company’s third natural product venture. The outlet also included Hemp, Inc.’s promotional video entitled “Could Hemp Save the Planet?

The hemp industry is expected to jump from $1.1 billion in revenue in the year 2018 to an estimated $2.6 billion by the year 2022, according to New Frontier Data. Additionally, bioplastics are predicted to control five percent of the plastics market by 2020 and rise to 40 percent by 2030, according to Grand View Research.

Read the Plastics News article “Hemp, Inc. taking hemp into bioplastics”. 
Hemp, Inc. is a global leader in the industrial hemp industry with bi-coastal processing centers.  
WHAT IS HEMP, INC.?
What is Hemp, Inc.? With a deep-rooted social and environmental mission at its core, Hemp, Inc. seeks to build a business constituency for the American small farmer, the American veteran, and other groups experiencing the ever-increasing disparity between tapering income and soaring expenses. As a leader in the industrial hemp industry with ownership of the largest commercial multi-purpose industrial hemp processing facility in North America, Hemp, Inc. believes there can be tangible benefits reaped from adhering to a corporate social responsibility plan

Petroleum or Hemp Economy?

Petroleum or Hemp Economy?

As most of the world understands, the petroleum economy is in its final days. The damage it has done to the world is substantial. It is survivable only because it will soon be dismantled.

My recent interview with a major head of a giant petroleum conglomerate was eye-opening, heartful and revealing. In short he has sent out his minions to find the center of the hemp world for the purpose of taking it over. He plans to go from Big Oil to Big Hemp. 

In the process of the takeover he will become a social and economic hero. He understands the implications of his role in this next step. He is truly a visionary. When I asked him what a person ought to invest in, he was quick to insist that anyone who wants to get on board this new bullet train to mindful profits, one ought to be the first to market with any and all items that support the hemp industry in any way.

“Your product could be as small as a hemp hat, briefcase, candle or tennis shoe or it could be an innovative way to make the hemp wood, plastic, hemp filters or hemp surfboards…Also any production machinery that can improve the production of the plant or provide a better way to use the fiber for clothing or the biomass for insulation ought to be advertised and available in the marketplace now.”

“Be first to market. Put your stuff out there into the face of the investors, manufacturers, farmers, and the crafts people who will be fabricating everything from shoes to plastic wrap and hemp-crete homes to biofuel, all from this amazing plant. Now is your time to get ahead of the curve. Tell people about it. Make sure people in the industry know you exist, that they know what you’re offering and how it works.”

When I asked him what the time frame is, he hinted that the lobbying to correct the current law was in process, the major financial arrangements were being made.

“It’s for the sake of the planet and the profits. Without the planet, there are no profits.”

He went on to tell me about the biodegradable “plastic” bottles that can just about save mankind single handedly. He spoke for an hour about acreage and yields and the rebirth of the American farm family. This crop grows in about 12 weeks and it can change every industry including papermaking!  When he was done he was slightly hoarse and he excused himself. He had to get up early to travel to a speaking engagement. We need a social and economic hero right about now.

Todd Andrews – A Visionary, Author, Poet, who believe in Human Transformation

Note from the Editor: This story happened in the realms of possibilities – in other words, ‘it could happen’!

A Booming Industry

Vote Hemp’s 2017 US Hemp Crop Report found that 23,343 acres of hemp were cultivated in America that year alone. In 2018, that number rose to 77,000 acres. Now that hemp is legal nationwide, this number is expected to skyrocket during 2019. https://fee.org/articles/green-rush-how-hemp-is-growing-the-ec

Vote Hemp Releases 2019 U.S. Hemp Grower License Report

Vote Hemp Releases 2019 U.S. Hemp Grower License Report

Vote Hemp, the nation’s leading grassroots hemp advocacy organization, has released its 2019 U.S. Hemp License Report.

The report documents state-by-state progress of hemp legislation passed in 2019, reported licensed acreage of hemp, identifies states with active hemp farming programs and estimates the amount of hemp that will be planted in this critical year following the federal legalization of hemp through the signing of the 2018 Farm Bill. To view the complete 2019 U.S. Hemp License Report, please visit: https://www.votehemp.com/u-s-hemp-crop-report/.

“We are seeing hemp cultivation dramatically expand in the U.S. in 2019, with over quadruple the number of acres licensed in hemp compared to last year and the addition of 13 more states with hemp programs,” said Eric Steenstra, President of Vote Hemp. “Now that we have lifted federal prohibition on hemp farming, it’s time build the infrastructure and expand hemp cultivation and the market for hemp products across the country so that all can reap the benefits of this versatile and sustainable crop.”

Since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp cultivation in the U.S. has grown rapidly. The number of acres of hemp licensed across 34 states totaled 511,442 in 2019—more than quadruple the number of acres licensed from the previous year. State licenses to cultivate hemp were issued to 16,877 farmers and researchers, a 476% increase over 2018. Licensing is a good indicator to show intent but we know from previous years that significantly less hemp is planted than what is licensed due to a variety of factors including access to seed and/or clones, a lack of financing as well as inexperience. This will be the case again for 2019 and Vote Hemp estimates that 230,000 acres of hemp will actually be planted and 50-60% of that will be harvested due crop failure, non-compliant crops and other factors resulting in 115,000-138,000 acres of harvested hemp.

Hemp processors are critical to the growth of the industry and the report also documents dramatic investments and growth in hemp processing facilities. States which license processors reported 2,880 processing licenses, an increase of 483% over 2018. Several key states including Colorado do not license processors so processing capacity is actually significantly higher. The growth in processors is largely for extraction and positions the hemp industry well to meet market demand for extracts but more investment is needed for fiber and grain processing.

The new 2018 Farm Bill, signed into law by the President on December 20, 2018, includes Section 10113 titled “Hemp Production,” which removes hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, places full federal regulatory authority of hemp with USDA, and allows State departments of agriculture to submit hemp program plans for approval and regulate hemp cultivation per their State specific programs. The USDA is expected to release new federal regulations for hemp cultivation this fall as required by Section 10114 of the Farm Bill and states with approved plans can begin regulating hemp cultivation under the new Farm Bill provisions starting in 2020.

In addition to defining hemp as cannabis that contains no more than 0.3% THC by dry weight, the 2018 Farm Bill asserts a ‘whole plant’ definition of hemp, including plant extracts; and removes roadblocks to the rapidly growing hemp industry in the U.S., notably by authorizing and encouraging access to federal research funding for hemp, and removing restrictions on banking, water rights, and other regulatory roadblocks the hemp industry currently faces. The bill also explicitly authorizes crop insurance for hemp. For more details on the specific hemp provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill, please check out Vote Hemp’s blog post, “Hemp in the Farm Bill: What Does It Mean?” https://www.VoteHemp.com/hempinthefarmbill.

Among the fastest-growing categories in the natural foods industry, hemp seed is a rich source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids (EFAs), providing both SDA and GLA, highly-digestible protein, and naturally-occurring vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin E and iron. An excellent source of dietary fiber, hemp seed is also a complete protein—meaning it contains all ten essential amino acids, with no enzyme inhibitors, making it more digestible by the human body. Advancements in hemp research and manufacturing demonstrate the remarkable versatility and product-potential for hemp. Hemp bast fiber has shown promising potential to replace graphene in supercapacitor batteries, which could then be used to power electric cars and handheld electric devices and tools. Hemp fiber can also be used to create environmentally friendly packaging materials, and hard bio-plastics for use in everything from airplanes to car parts. Hemp houses are also on the rise, as hempcrete, which is energy-efficient, non-toxic, resistant to mold, insects and fire, has many advantages to synthetic building materials, lumber and concrete.

To date, forty-six states have defined industrial hemp as distinct and removed barriers to its production. These states are able to take immediate advantage of the industrial hemp research and pilot program provision, Section 7606 of the Farm Bill: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

This story first appeared on Vote Hemp.

Oak is Out, Hemp is in – HempWood Factory Opens in Kentucky

Oak is Out, Hemp is in – HempWood Factory Opens in Kentucky

“Oak is out. Hemp is in,” says HempWood leader Greg Wilson, whose 15,600-square-feet factory is now officially open for business in Kentucky. 

HempWood is a reverse-engineered wood substitute with advantages over traditional oak hardwood, says Fibonacci, the company behind it. Those include a higher availability, a much quicker grow time of six months, and a 20 percent higher density. HempWood can be used in furniture, flooring, and other woodworking projects.

“We’re taking something that grows in six months and we’re able to able to replicate, if not out perform, a tropical hardwood that grows in 200 years,” Wilson said at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday. Wilson and Congressman James Comer cut the ribbon at the ceremony, later demonstrating how HempWood logs are manufactured. The plant will consume $1 million a year in raw materials (all coming from local farmers and neighboring counties) and have a significant impact on labor, generating another $1 million a year, WPSD Local 6 News reported. The one-of-a-kind HempWood plant will run two presses over two shifts.

Around 12 employees and three managers are needed each shift – reaching around 50 employees overall by the end of the year. Wilson is currently taking job applications at work@hempwood.com. Two people will be hired each month through the year’s end. Eight employees currently work at the plant. HempWood will be available in blocks, pre-sawn boards, flooring, and finished products such as cutting boards and skateboards at prices lower than oak. The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority approved $300,000 in tax incentives for the operation.

The incentives, based on performance, will allow Fibonacci to keep some of its investment by meeting job and investment targets. The company will also receive no-cost recruitment and job placement servies from the Kentucky Skills Network. “The commonwealth’s burgeoning hemp industry is quickly gaining national attention, and this exciting project will significantly intensify that spotlight,” Kentucky’s Governor Matt Bevin said. “This hardwood alternative opens up new possibilities within the construction and woodworking industries and emphasizes the capabilities hemp has across numerous sectors.

We are grateful to Greg Wilson and Fibonacci LLC for locating the United States’ first HempWood operation in Kentucky, and we look forward to the powerful impact the company will have on the region’s economy and the overall industry.” Wilson was inspired to create the HempWood product after working for a bamboo flooring company. He co-owns SmartOak, which manufacturers engineered wood products from would-be waste logs. 

Wilson told the Murray Ledger that he is planning seven other HempWood facilities around the country. Wilson hopes to add another press at the Murray plant by next year and double the employees. 

This story originally appeared at Woodworking Network.