We strive to provide neutral and balanced information about the burgeoning hemp industry nationally and globally. Rick has been to 30 + countries studying hemp across many legal frameworks. Morris brings event promotion to the podcast with customers from all over the world. Together they bring experience, network and entertainment to the educational podcast.
36 Hemp for Our Future - Hemp Helps America
This episode takes a look at how three amazing hemp leaders bring the industry together in an effort to help combat some of the issues resulting from pandemic pandemonium. Hemp for Our Future was the brain-child of Courtney Moran and Shawn Hauser, who brought in Annie Rouse and Friends of Hemp to organize and execute an ongoing campaign to gather supplies and help utilize hemp products to help America fight the war on COVID.
From delivering cannabinoids to front line healthcare workers in New England to the donation of hundreds of clothes from companies like Colorado Hemp Company, this campaign has dozens of hemp companies supporting it on a nationwide scale. Go to Hemp For Our Future to see the video, learn how you can donate and support this worthwhile cause.
Rick speaks with Kyla DuMont, the Vermont transplant to Los Angeles, that finds her path taking her home as a result of the COVID economic relocation program - essentially leaving L.A. for Vermont to maintain employment consulting for companies in the cannabis space focusing in hemp. She describes the current state of the State of California, how she came up with the idea of MediMaple, combining cannabinoids with maple syrup, and how many folks didn’t realize maple came from a tree! We discuss that as one of her passions, bringing together healthy, high-grade Vermont syrup with healthy cannabinoids -- and trying to expand to CBG so law enforcement and healthcare workers can use it for endocannabinoid issues.
"And I think for a long time to come there will be opportunities for hemp to be the most appropriate suitable material for a number of reasons." - Shawn Hauser.
Learn more about this episode of Lets Talk Hemp with Morris Beegle and Rick Trojan at www.letstalkhemp.com/36
35 Chris Boucher - In The Beginning
In this episode we discuss the beginning of the Hemp Industries Association, in 1994 in Arizona. Before the HIA was established, there was the True Hemp Industry Alliance (THIA), first established in 1992, who called the meeting where HIA name was created. THIA created a certification program called the True Hemp seal certification - to test and confirm products being labelled as hemp were 100% hemp, and preventing unscrupulous players from mislabeling products. This group pooled together funds to import millions of tons of hemp textiles into the USA. Like any new movement there were competing groups and trying to gather everyone on one platform was not easy. Chris discusses some of the issues in the “beginning” of hemp’s reformation - the difficulty confirming that imported Chinese hemp was truly hemp and not mixed with cotton or other fibers. It wasn’t without obstacles as competing certifications were created, debate raged on using the hemp plant leaf versus those that didn’t want the stigma attached, and police threatened arrest for serving hemp seeds at festivals. For the past 3 decades, Chris has fought to raise awareness of hemp and it’s benefits. His stories provide insight into where the industry started and some of the battles fought along the way.
“We wanted to see hemp like Cotton Inc and we wanted to see hemp like the linen council, so we used those as models. This thing was bigger than all of us, we’re like hemp’s gonna save the world!” - Chris Boucher
Learn more about this episode of Lets Talk Hemp with Morris Beegle and Rick Trojan at www.letstalkhemp.com/35
34 Regenerative + Boutique = Opportunity
In this episode, Morris & Rick visit with Dionne Holmquist & Shane Davis, from Hemp Spirit Extracts & Slow Hemp, about cultivating boutique hemp in a regeneratively. They also discuss the plight of native tribes and small farmers, and their Slow Hemp methodology. We then jump across the pond to speak with Kehry Reyher, of Hemp Today fame, about the history of his hemp vision, the incredible Naklow Palace, state of European regulations and the Nepalese Karaoke prank played on Rick during Asian Hemp Summit 2019.
"Let's learn together and grow together in a regenerative way so that what we do now feeds the future." - Shane Davis.
Learn more about this episode of Lets Talk Hemp with Morris Beegle and Rick Trojan at www.letstalkhemp.com/34
33 That's a Fact...Jack!
Listen in to hear what is new in the 14th edition of The Emperor Wears no Clothes, how hemp can be used to reverse the greenhouse effect, and what Rick was doing in 1973.
"We know that if we embrace this plant for paper, fiber and fuel that we can eliminate so many of the things that are just destroying the different aspects of this country" - Dan Herer
Learn more about this episode of Lets Talk Hemp with Morris Beegle and Rick Trojan at www.letstalkhemp.com/33
32 COVID 19 - HEMP 20 #onelouder
Find out what is on the US Hemp Roundtable agenda, why family-owned companies are making CBD products, and what doctors are taught about medical cannabis.
"We're saying to the FDA, as an industry, please regulate us -- fairly and appropriately." - Ola Lessard.
Learn more about this episode of Lets Talk Hemp with Morris Beegle and Rick Trojan at www.letstalkhemp.com/32
31 Mother Earth Get's a Breather as Society Shuts Down
We discuss the cannabis industry in the U.K. and Colombia, the outlook for legalization of cannabis in the United States, and Mother Earth during COVID-19.
"2020 Will be the year of the proof of the pudding for the industry with regards to its commercial viability." - Paul Benhaim.
Learn more about this episode of Lets Talk Hemp with Morris Beegle and Rick Trojan at www.letstalkhemp.com/31
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Useful info at a minimum
Useful and information at a minimum and hidden between snarky political comments and undertones.
Great info but language
This is full of info that is useful but the language is overboard...the message is not enhanced by use of foul language the entire time. Sorry I cannot keep listening.