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Issue 24

The Kingpins In
Charge Of Canada's
Marijuana Task Force!
By Marc Emery

9 Ways To
Use Hemp
In Your
Skin Care

Can Hemp
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A CASH Crop? On Hot Days.
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The Kingpin In Charge

Of Canada's Marijuana Cannabis Use And
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What's Worse Than 9 Ways To Use Hemp

Pot Being Illegal? In Body Care.

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19-years in jail for Cannabis Cartoons.

Marijuana Conspiracy
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Can Hemp, Long Overshadowed by
Marijuana, Rise as an Industry?
By Winston Ross Newsweek Magazine - 6/19/16

Cliff Thomason left the real estate business last year to become
something of a pioneer: a hemp farmer. The Grants Pass,
Oregon, man was the first in the state to legally grow hemp,
after Oregon began licensing growers in 2014, joining 17 other
states nationwide that have differentiated hemp from marijuana
and set up separate regulatory systems for growing it. But
Thomason is one of only 43 farmers in the state targeting their
efforts at producing seed and fiber, as opposed to the
cannabidiol oil extracted from hemp stalk and used both as a
balancer of the psychoactive properties of marijuana and a
purely medicinal product, easing symptoms from back pain to
anxiety. In the booming cannabis industry, hemp has become a
neglected stepchild.
People are moving in a very singular direction, says Thomason, who is running for governor as an independent.
The number of farmers growing industrial hemp is pathetic, he told Newsweek at a hemp convention in Portland
earlier this month. Its the first plant on earth that can feed you, house you, clothe you and heal you.

That may be true grown for millennium, hemps uses as fiber and even building materials are apparently
endless but the hemp industry now finds itself completely overshadowed by its sexier cousin: marijuana. Legal
pot in four states and the District of Columbia has resulted in a groundswell of attention and cash for a booming
new industry, but the much more useful crop that was banned by the same federal law that halted legal
marijuana in Oregon isnt reaping much benefit.

Theres no media attention about it, says Courtney Moran, a Portland, Ore., attorney who represents industrial
hemp growers. Marijuana legalization is raising awareness, but not really where we want to go with it. Industrial
hemp doesnt get you high, it makes you sensible products. So maybe its not as sexy a news piece.

The public still has trouble distinguishing between hemp and marijuana, both painted with the same brush by
reefer madness scare tactics from the early 1900s that failed to differentiate between one form of cannabis that
gets people high and another form that doesnt. Hemp farming is bumping along slowly in Oregon, 11 brand-
new licensees planted five viable crops (others were spoiled thanks to infiltration from nearby pot farms and other
issues) and this year the number of farmers has surged to 43. But the industry could be much bigger, Moran
says. She filed a petition with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency just last week to declassify hemp as a federally
banned schedule 1 substance, thanks to the minuscule presence of THC in hemp.

Theres also tension between hemp and marijuana farmers, says Josh Taylor, who organized the hemp
convention. Marijuana farmers worried that hemp plants will produce seeds that infiltrate their own crops have
burned down the stalks, he said, which has led to buffer zones in states like Colorado.

A lot of people come to events like this just looking to get high, said Ben Christensen, who makes soap, lotion
and massage oil out of hemp for his six-year-old business Oregon Hempworks. The company now sells products
in 10 stores across the country, he said, and people are slowly learning that this is not just some niche market
for hippies. Everyone is asking for the stuff now. But still, Christensen often finds himself explaining the
difference between hemp and marijuana. I cant wait for the headlines to stop saying High Hopes for Hemp.

In 1938, hemp was called A Billion Dollar Crop. It was the first time a cash crop had
a business potential to exceed a billion dollars. -- Popular Mechanics, Feb. 1938.
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Why did Justin Trudeau put a past kingpin of prohibition in charge
of marijuana legalization task force?
My extradition to the
United States, for
which I was arrested
on July 29, 2005, was
a joint United States
and Canadian
government project
remarkably, 30
departments of the
U.S. and Canadian

By Marc Emery

In Canada it involved Health Canada, the Ministry of Public Safety, the RCMP,
Vancouver Police Department, the Canadian prosecutorial service, Immigration
Canada, the B.C. solicitor general, the B.C. attorney general, and even the office of
the deputy prime minister.

From 2002 when the U.S. opened its case against me, to July 2005 when I was
arrested, the Liberal government of the day under Jean Chrtien and Paul Martin
had Alberta MP Anne McLellan as point person in the three cabinet portfolios that
were responsible for extraditing me; she was variously the justice, health, and public
safety minister in those three years, as well as being deputy prime minister on the
day I was arrested on July 29, 2005.

Earlier this month, McLellan was made chairperson of the legalization task force.
This task force will listen to submissions by the public and experts in the fall and
winter and come up with legislation proposals. But with former Toronto police chief
Bill Blair and McLellan heading up the legalization file, is it any wonder NDP MP
Anne Minh-Thu Quach rose in the House of Commons on June 3 to say this:

Mr. Speaker, the Liberals made a big promise to legalize marijuana. However, the
government just assigned the file to the former justice minister, who has said in the
past that she is opposed to the medical use of marijuana. Let me summarize. A
former police chief and now a pot opponent are in charge of the legalization of
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Someone finally said the obvious! McLellan has a history of fighting marijuana use.
In her time in the Liberal government spotlight, McLellan called marijuana a
scourge, suggested that marijuana led to the murder of four Mounties in the
Alberta town of Mayerthorpe, promised a Liberal government would never be in the
business of legalizing marijuana, wanted judges who refused to give tough
penalties for weed offenses to explain their reasons in writing to her, said we do not
want Canadians to use marijuana, and essentially instructed staff to obstruct the
processing of Canadians trying to access marijuana to relieve pain.

In an August 17, 2005, Vancouver Sun article entitled Irwin Cotler Throws Up
Smokescreen, columnist Ian Mulgrew speculated on McLellans fingerprints being
all over the Emery extradition file, noting she was a "pro-American hawk and rabid
anti-pot crusader.

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In the months before my arrest for extradition to the United States, I was jousting
with McLellan in newspapers about the four Mounties killed by a lone shooter in
Alberta who had some marijuana plants in a barn. It was laid out in a Calgary Sun
Advertise At article entitled "Political Furor Sparked", which was published on March 5, 2005.
Here's a snippet of what appeared: What were doing is enhancing the Criminal
Code by increasing the maximum sentences that courts can levy against grow-ops,
McLellan told reporters.

This is hysteria, said Marc Emery, the leader of the BC Marijuana Party, the
bodies are hardly even cold and already they want to imprison tens of thousands
more people growing marijuana. If marijuana were legal, we wouldnt have any of
these problems. I regard this as the ultimate political exploitation.

Casper@Time4Hemp.com Pot smokers should be outraged. McLellans appointment sadistically mocks

everyone who has worked for and supported this movement. It mocks the voters.
Are we dumb enough to think that McLellans lust for meanness towards marijuana
sinners has suddenly disappeared? McLellans appointment to a marijuana file is like
bringing the Ku Klux Klan back to write civil rights legislation. Now magazine of
Toronto published an article on July 26, 2007, about a government audit of the
medical marijuana program, which stated: The audit makes particular wise, we are
all wasting our time. Is this possible with you, Madame Chairperson?"

I wrote in earlier blogs that the most important aspect of this legalization task force is
to remind the committee and the country of the millions of victims of the 50 years of
marijuana prohibition. McLellan in that sense is the perfect foil. After all, as health
minister, justice minister, and public safety minister, shes one of those responsible
for so many prohibition victims.

So here are my questions for the chairperson of the legalization task force. And
since the Trudeau government has repeatedly put forth its desire for transparency,
Im sure I will get my chance to put these questions to chairperson McLellan in
person when the task force goes traveling across Canada to hear from Canadians.

Madame Chairperson, it's been a long, long time. Eleven years ago, before I was
earmarked for exile by your government, we were talking about marijuana
prohibition. Were back to continue that conversation now. At that time, you and I
were talking about the hysteria you created by claiming marijuana was responsible
for the death of four Mounties in Mayerthorpe, Alberta. We learned a lesson there.
Before any evidence is presented we must be assured it is going to be objectively
studied. Otherwise, we are all wasting our time. Is this possible with you, Madame

"Thousands of lives have been hurt and damaged because of your belief that
marijuana is a scourge. On March 5, 2005, the Toronto Sun reported you saying
'Marijuana production is a violent, organized scourge that juries must battle with firm
sentences.' Do you still believe this?"

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"You said in the Toronto Sun of May 4, 2005, 'We', meaning the Liberal
government of your day, 'we are not in the business of legalizing marijuana.
We are in the business of putting in place a new penalty regime for small
amounts of marijuana.' Is this still your belief?"

Do you believe the government should not allow Canadians to use

Do you believe marijuana was the reason for the murder of four RCMP officers in Mayerthorpe?

Do you still believe the government is not in the business of legalizing marijuana?

As a cabinet minister, you were instrumental in co-operating with the U.S. government in my extradition from
Canada to the U.S. penal system. Would you do the same today? Why did you do it then?

Do you believe Health Canada staff should still be instructed to obstruct Canadians trying to access medical

What would you have done to Health Canada staff if they had refused to follow your orders to obstruct the
processing of Canadians seeking to access medical marijuana? Specifically, would they have been fired? Did
any Health Canada staff refuse to follow orders? Did any quit?

Do you have any regrets about ordering medical cannabis to be witheld from ill and suffering people in pain?
As a result, do you feel any guilt or remorse for your sanctions?

Do you feel you owe these suffering Canadians an apology for the intentional denial of their pain through the
obstruction and delay of their access to medical cannabis?

Do you feel you owe Canadians an apology for the damage marijuana prohibition has done to Canada, to its
government and institutions, and to its citizens?

Do you still work for the law firm of Bennett Jones LLP that describes itself as a 'very entrepreneurial law firm'
that wants to be the 'go to' law firm for licensed producers (LPs) of marijuana in Canada?

This last question is what should disqualify McLellan for the appearance of a conflict of interest. But then Justin
Trudeau was first introduced to legalization by Tweed Marijuana licensed producer cofounder Chuck Rifici, who
has gotten rich as a consequence of his investment in his LP, and who has been agitating for all competing
dispensaries and cannabis sellers to be arrested and shut down.

Rifici is also the chief financial officer of the Liberal Party of Canada. McLellans place of employment openly
seeks licensed providers to represent while she maintains impartiality on this task force.
How can the task force be taken seriously? McLellan, the insensate Prohibition zealot who aided in my exile and
the denial of medicine for thousands of Canadiansand whose law firm represents the corporate beneficiaries
of the Conservative government's Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations programis the official face of
Trudeaus legalization.

How does this task force have any credibility? It doesnt, but that makes no difference to this government.
McLellan is refusing all interviews about her appointment. She knows her past beliefs are lunacy to others but
others dont count. Anyone who uses the word scourge to describe something is not likely to change her mind
about that. Scourge is a word worth paying attention to because it indicates a specific mindset. It's much worse
than dangerous. Dangers can be avoided or protections enacted.

Not so for a scourge. A scourge represents a curse, a menace, a plague, a bane of existence, doom, calamity,
disaster. It's a very grim word. It is in an entirely different emotional category. You will not be allowed to grow
your own scourge. In light of this, how can the public believe anything is going to change the minds of Blair and
McLellan? Thats why they were appointed. Bill and Anne are among the most adamant, longest-serving,
influential, hard-core prohibitionists in the country. They are ideological fanatics when it comes to marijuana.

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What's Worse Than Pot Staying Illegal?
Pot As An FDA-Regulated Drug

By Will Yakowicz
A lawyer who helps companies gain regulatory approval says getting reclassified as a legal, but
controlled substance could kill the industry. The end of marijuana prohibition is coming. But how
the federal policies will change could have a dramatic effect on the nation's burgeoning legal
marijuana businesses, which could fall victim to the same scourge that has hampered so many
other nascent industries: regulations. At the end of this month, the Food and Drug Administration
and the Drug Enforcement Administration will announce their decision whether or not to
reclassify marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act. The agencies did not give a hint as to
which way they are leaning, but there are a number of moves they could take--the plant could be
de-scheduled completely like alcohol or tobacco; it could remain as a Schedule I drug (it's current
classification) or some of the plant's active chemicals could be rescheduled while the whole plant
could remain illegal.

The real concern among those in the industry is what happens if the FDA and DEA reschedule
marijuana as a Schedule II drug. FDA regulation experts say if pot is placed in the same category
as legal pharmaceutical formulations of opioids like oxycodone and stimulants like amphetamine
the burden of keeping up with regulatory compliance might be too costly for many of today's
small marijuana companies. "Schedule II would be a nightmare for the cannabis industry," says
Andrew Lttleman, a lawyer and partner at Fuerst Lttleman David & Joseph in Miami. His firm
helps companies navigate FDA's laws and regulations. Right now, since marijuana is classified
as an illegal drug with no medical benefits, the drug's prohibition is policed by the Drug
Enforcement Administration and other law enforcement agencies. But if it is reclassified as a
drug with medical benefits, the FDA would lead the charge in regulating its manufacture,
distribution, sale, and use.

What's more, under the Schedule II classification, every cannabis-derived product would be
subject to the kind of scrutiny typically reserved for drugs like Adderall and OxyContin. If, for
instance, a brand says its Cannabidiol (CBD) oil cures seizures or Tetrahydrocannabinol edibles
(THC) relieve pain, the products will be targeted for testing. If the claims turn out to be unproven,
that company could be charged with criminal misbranding, says Lttleman. So rather than just
going back to the drawing board, a company's operators might face prison time or fines. Further,
if a company's manufacturing facilities aren't up to FDA standards, the products made in those
facilities would be considered an "adulterated drug," or impure and unfit for consumption, under
federal law, says Lttleman.

To be sure, ensuring your products are viable and safe for consumers is a worthy endeavor.
There are, after all, a great many reasons why many regulations exist in the first place.
Additionally, this new classification could give marijuana something of a credibility boost--that is,
it puts the drug in the same league as legal, but controlled substances that are regulated by the
government, prescribed by degree-holding doctors, and dispensed by licensed pharmacists.

The trouble is, the marijuana industry as it exists today simply isn't prepared for the rigors of
transforming into a pharmaceutical industry. If marijuana becomes a Schedule II drug, the FDA
would subject companies to intense inspections and testing. Companies would need to get their
packaging and labeling approved by the FDA; the Federal Trade Commission would be there to
ensure companies don't sink to unfair or deceptive marketing and advertising practices. If
marijuana was de-scheduled, and placed into the same category of alcohol and tobacco, it would
fall under the purview of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. That has its
own maw of legal hoops to maneuver.

"If the FDA came out and said we are making cannabis Schedule II and the entire industry didn't
change, the whole industry would be illegally trafficking a Schedule II substance," says Hank
Levy, a CPA for marijuana companies, including Harborside, one of the largest dispensaries in
the nation. Simply put, the industry as it stands today would not be legal under a whole set of
other laws. "I don't see Schedule II as being any help here for the existing cannabis industry at
all," says Lttleman, who notes that the changes likely open the door to big pharmaceutical
companies that have the experience manufacturing Schedule II controlled substances. "This is
the red carpet for Purdue Pharma and Pfizer to enter the industry," adds Ittleman. Even so,
marijuana entrepreneurs remain undeterred. The cannabis industry is a $40 billion dollar market
regardless of federal law and it's not going away.
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GFarmaLabs plans to build nation's largest
commercial cannabis farm in Desert Hot Springs
By Leticia Juarez - 06/16/16 (KABC-TV)

The first and largest marijuana cultivation farm in Southern California will
be located in Desert Hot Springs. GFarmaLabs is spearheading this
initial movement. "It's going to be filled with greenhouses. It's going to be
an agricultural center out in the middle of the desert," Berto Torres of
GFarmaLabs said.
Legal marijuana cultivation can prove to be beneficial for the city of Desert Hot Springs. Land values are
skyrocketing, and new businesses are sprouting up overnight. Ben Breinberg moved from the Netherlands five
months ago to open a hydroponic business. "This is going to be the biggest in the world. So yeah, I'm happy to be
right in the middle of it," Breinberg said. However, there are mixed reactions from residents. Desert Hot Springs
resident Joan Davis is concerned about the new cultivation businesses.

"We have to look at the big picture. Our children are our future, and where is the future for them and this?" Davis
said. Resident Jonathan Thomas is more supportive. "If somebody settles here with a business and is doing
productive things for the city, I don't see how somebody could have a problem with that," Thomas said.

Everyone, though, agrees that Desert Hot Springs needs the money. The city declared insolvency in 2014. Mayor
Scott Matas said in a statement, "We anticipate the GFarmaLabs project will provide local jobs and spur up to $1
million in tax revenue allowing more funding for police, education, health resources and infrastructure in the city."

Cannabis And Cellulose

You may be wondering what on earth is cellulose?, and what does it have to do with cannabis Considering that
we live in a world where consumption is key, the term cellulose is something that you just may need to become
acquired with, as it is a term that is probably associated with many of the materials things around you right now.
Cellulose is a fundamental part of the cell walls of plants and many species of algae. Cellulose can be used to
make a wide range of products, including paper and plastic's - particularly celluloid, cellophane and rayon.

The cellulose from cannabis fibres can be extracted and used to make cellophane, rayon, celluloid and a range of
other plastics. Cannabis fibres are known to contain around 65-70% cellulose, which is great for production,
specially when you consider that wood only contains 40% cellulose. This is arguably a fantastic solution to some
of the problems which face the modern world. Cannabis can be grown quite easily in domestic situations, usually
around three months, leaving plenty of biomass to be used for its fibres; while leaving the trees well alone.

The History Of Cannabis In India

Cannabis has a long history in India, veiled in legends and religion. The earliest mention of cannabis has been
found in The Vedas, or sacred Hindu texts. These writings may have been compiled as early as 2000 to 1400 B.C.
According to The Vedas, cannabis was one of five sacred plants and a guardian angel lived in its leaves. The
Vedas call cannabis a source of happiness, joy-giver, liberator that was compassionately given to humans to help
us attain delight and lose fear (Abel, 1980). It releases us from anxiety. The god, Shiva is frequently associated
with cannabis, called bhang in India. According to legend, Shiva wandered off into the fields after an angry
discourse with his family. Drained from the family conflict and the hot sun, he fell asleep under a leafy plant. When
he awoke, his curiosity led him to sample the leaves of the plant. Instantly rejuvenated, Shiva made the plant his
favorite food and he became known as the Lord of Bhang.

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James P. Calhoun (L) and (R) Ernest Daniels

James P. Calhoun - #09497-018: Marijuana Conspiracy - 19 years!

I was once a happily married, hardworking 45-year-old who earned a good, honest
living in the commercial fishing industry. I was, and had been for nearly 20 years,
stepfather to my wife's two sons by her first marriage. My wife taught music at a local
private school and she was music director/organist at a local church. Both boys were in
college: one, the eldest, was in pre-med at Stanford; the youngest was at Troy State in
Alabama. All things considered, we felt we had done reasonably well thus far in life.

In January of 1988 I was asked by some people about the possibility of using my
fishing boat to import marijuana. As time passed and plans were discussed, my
tension, fear, guilt and worries mounted. Finally, in early May 1988, I wanted out of the
discussions, period. I had changed my mind after being initially tempted.

I took back my boat before any marijuana could be loaded aboard. The boat left the
dock in Jamaica empty and returned empty to the U.S. No drugs were ever loaded,
imported or sold. Although I'd almost made a major mistake, I felt I had done nothing
wrong. I still to this day believe I did nothing wrong, certainly nothing that would merit a
lifetime in prison.

One morning at the crack of dawn in December 1988 the FBI surrounded my home,
burst through the door, jammed guns to the heads of my wife and my youngest stepson
(who had the misfortune to be home), and arrested me. My attorney advised that as a
first offender I was facing ten years in prison. Out of naivete or ignorance, I went to trial
and was convicted of Conspiracy to Import, Possess and Distribute in excess of 1,000
Kilograms of Marijuana.

In addition to the ten-year mandatory minimum sentence, the Pre-Sentence

Investigation Report (PSI), compiled by the prosecution, recommended five additional
levels (7 -1/2 years) of enhancements. The PSI Report recommended two levels (3
years) for a gun possessed by someone I didn't even know and an additional three
levels (4 -1/2 years) because the Parole Officer who conducted the Pre-Sentence
Investigation considered me to be a supervisor or manager in the conspiracy.

I knew nothing of any gun until just before trial. However, the judge ruled that guns
were "foreseeable in drug offenses." I was therefore responsible for the gun charge
and punishable. My PSI indicates that I was a manager because I attended meetings.
At sentencing, however, the government used the twisted logic that I must have had
supervisory authority because I had the authority to abort the conspiracy.

My family members and I were stunned. Already ruined financially, I was about to be
sentenced to 20 years in prison for, as I see it, a reneged agreement! I was so terrified
by that time I ran. After several months living my worst nightmare, I realized that I was
not cut out to be a fugitive. I thought surely that government attorneys would come to
their senses. I turned myself in, agreed to extradition back to Florida, and agreed to
plead guilty to Failure to Appear.

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I was sentenced to an additional year for failure to appear at the first sentencing. My total
sentence amounted to 222 months (18 1/2 years) in prison, at my age a lifetime for something I
only thought about but didn't do.

I have not seen anyone in my family for years. My parents' health precludes a trip of several
hundred miles. My oldest stepson is in Oregon with his wife and medical practice. My younger
stepson, who was home for Christmas when I was arrested, has never forgiven me for the
terror he suffered at the hands of the police who stormed our home. I'm not sure I blame him.

Now, at the age of 57, I have been in prison nearly eleven years. Although these facts are
irrelevant, I have in the last five years been diagnosed with metastatic malignant Melanoma
(terminal cancer), osteoarthritis, and degenerative bone and disc disease. My chances of
surviving until my release date of 2006 are very, very slim.

Should I survive my imprisonment, to what do I have to look forward? I will probably be

unemployable because of my age coupled with my status as a convicted felon, not to mention
health problems and companies that don't like to pay those costs. As I look around here in Download for FREE at your
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that Congress criminalize, thus relegating many thousands of souls to a life of misery, poverty
and homelessness - if we are lucky enough to live through prison.

Ernest Daniels - #03332-017: Cocaine Conspiracy - 16 years!

I was a single parent struggling to raise my two small children in Miami. Besides working full-
time at Dade Community College, I operated a home-based interior decorating service. I
received a phone call in December 1993 from a Mr. Bridges who was interested in window
treatments. I had never met the man before and agreed to meet him at his home to take
measurements and give him an estimate.

Mr. Bridges mentioned an incident concerning a friend of his, Mr. Jeune, who was stopped for
a traffic violation just after picking up $16,000 from Mr. Bridges Laundromat business. His
friend had no driver's license and no identification so the law enforcement officer confiscated
the money. He told me that If I could retrieve the money, he would pay me $4,000 in addition to
the window treatment job.

Since his story was so unusual, I called the Escambia Sheriff's Department and spoke with
Deputy Vic Phillips and told him I wanted to retrieve the money, and asked if there were any
suspicions surrounding its seizure, or if it had been involved in any criminal activity. His reply
was no, so we arranged a time that I could travel from Miami to pick up the money, but was told
when I arrived that he needed a few days to review documentation. A few days later, I was
contacted by the deputy and was told I could come and pick up the money. When I told this to
Mr. Bridges, he said he had a change in schedule and would join me on the flight north. To my
surprise, we were met upon our arrival by Mr. Jeune, who had a motel and we drove there in a
taxi cab. At the motel, Mr. Bridges brought me the telephone and asked if I would dial a number
for him. There was no answer and he re-dialed it himself.

Suddenly, the door burst open, the police rushed in, and Mr. Bridges and I were under arrest.
Mr. Jeune was a police informer and the taxi cab driver who brought us to the motel was a
police officer. I was charged with conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine base. I was
tried, convicted and sentenced. I must serve 15 and 1/2 years in prison followed by 5 years of
supervised release. I had no prior criminal history. I learned that Mr. Bridges was the main
target of an ongoing drug investigation. Mr. Jeune was part of the drug operation and owed Mr.
Bridges $16,000, which he did not have, so, in fear for his life, he went to the police and
became an informant.

I was tried with seven other "co-conspirators" -- all testified they never knew me. The only
person who could have exonerated me was Mr. Bridges, but my court-appointed lawyer failed
to bring him to the witness stand. Mr. Jeune also testified that he and I never had any type of
dealings concerning drugs. It was in December in 1993, and I wanted to give my girls the best
Christmas present ever. I made a terrible mistake, used poor judgment and made bad
decisions -- and I am paying for it now. Unfortunately, my daughters are also forced to pay, and
for the rest of their lives. Do the lives of my daughters even matter? Or does the obsession of
the government with the drug war preclude any kind of sensibility as to what the real problems
are in this country?

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Microsoft Makes Bold Move Into Marijuana Biz

By Marco della Cava, USA TODAY - 06/17/16

SAN FRANCISCO Microsoft is welcoming marijuana compliance company Kind Financial onto its Azure
Government cloud platform, marking a legitimizing first for the legal cannabis business while positioning the
technology giant at the vanguard of a potentially lucrative new industry. Los Angeles-based Kind, which provides
seed-to-sale tracking solutions, had been a commercial client of Microsoft's Azure cloud since its 2014 debut.
But after nearly nine months of talks with Microsoft officials, Kind CEO David Dinenberg got the word his
company would be promoted to Azure Government, a separate cloud platform whose security and compliance
protocols are geared toward entities that interact with federal agencies.

"Thanks to Microsoft's huge reach, it'll be easier for us to target every state with our compliance solutions," says
Dinenberg. "It's a win-win for both of us as more states look to legalize medical marijuana." Kimberly Nelson,
executive director of Microsoft's state and local government solutions division, said in a statement that "Kind
agreed that Azure Government is the only cloud platform designed to meet government standards for the closely
regulated cannabis compliance programs and we look forward to working together to help our government
customers launch successful regulatory programs."

For Microsoft, welcoming a cannabis-focused data management company onto its specialized cloud points to the
dynamic thinking coming out of the office of CEO Satya Nadella, who is two years into his plan to pivot away
from a crumbling software licensing model and toward a cloud- and mobile-first business. Last week, Microsoft
made a $26-billion bet on professional networking site LinkedIn, whose purchase is aimed at bolstering its
mission to make its suite of Office products a must for enterprise customers. While helping Kind start its
Government Solutions arm via Azure Government is small potatoes by comparison, there is are no doubt that
being first into a growing sector could prove lucrative for Microsoft down the road in 2015, marijuana sales hit
$5.7 billion, but are expected to jump to $22 billion by 2020, according to industry analytics firm New Frontier.

"Its undeniable that Microsoft's interest in this industry shows we are maturing," says New Frontier CEO Giadha
DeCarcer. "Not only will the perception of companies in the cannabis space improve externally as a result of this
news, but it'll also mean that everyone from Mom and Pop businesses to sophisticated multinationals will see
their opportunities improve." Currently, 25 states have legalized medical marijuana use, ranging from Alaska to
Washington. The seismic shift for the industry is expected to come when states opt to legalize recreational use.
So far, only a handful have including Colorado and Oregon but this fall five more states, including pivotal
California, are expected to vote on the matter.

Much like alcohol and tobacco, marijuana is a federally regulated substance whose sale must be rigorously
tracked and catalogued. Companies such as Kind offer end-to-end solutions that offer marijuana-related
businesses, regulatory agencies and financial institutions a way to interact while remaining compliant of state
and federal regulations. "I can't put into the words the responses I've been getting from others in our industry,"
says Dinenberg. "We are all clamoring for credibility, and this made everyone smile."

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Supreme Court Rules Cops Can Break The Law To Enforce The Law!
Washington D.C. In another devastating blow to the 4th Amendment, the Supreme Court ruled that evidence
of an alleged crime can be used against a defendant even if police did something inappropriate or even illegal to
obtain it. In a split 5-3 decision, the justices voted to reinstate the drug-related convictions of Joseph Edward
Strieff. In the case of Strieff, he was illegally detained during a concededly unconstitutional detention, which
eventually led to the discovery of drugs inside his vehicle.

In Strieffs case, a trial court judge later found that the officer did not have enough evidence to initially stop and
question him. But the judge ruled that Strieffs subsequent arrest on an outstanding traffic warrant justified the
search implying that the use of criminal behavior to catch criminal behavior is just. The Utah Court of Appeals
agreed with the trial court that the drug evidence was admissible at trial, but, in a moment of logic, the Utah
Supreme Court last year reversed that decision.

The Utah Supreme Court noted in its January 2015 decision that the case presented a gap of substantial
significance in terms of prior rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court on Fourth Amendment issues, and that other
courts that have addressed the issue have come to substantially different conclusions regarding search and
seizure law. The Fourth Amendment exclusionary rule allows criminal defendants to suppress fruit of the
poisonous tree that is, evidence obtained as a result of a search or seizure that violates the Fourth
Amendment. The reason this rule exists is due to the obvious conflict of interests in cops breaking the law to
enforce the law.

However, thanks to this ruling by the Supreme Court, that is exactly what will happen now. Police have
essentially been given a free pass to violate the rights of individuals just so long as they find evidence of a
crime. The logic applied by the Utah Supreme Court in 2015, was thrown to the wayside in a handout to the
police state. Given the reality of the militarized police state rising up from the horrors of the war on drugs, the fact
that cops can now legally act illegally to bust people for possessing arbitrary substances is chilling. As if breaking
the law wasnt enough, prior to this ruling, police were no longer required to even give the appearance of an
understanding of the laws theyre tasked with enforcing, thanks to a recent court decision surpassing even the
veritable green light previously granted in Heien v. North Carolina. In the Heien case, the Supreme Court ruled a
police officers reasonable mistake of law gives rise to reasonable suspicion that justifies a traffic stop under the
Fourth Amendment. A motorists broken tail light caused an officer to make a traffic stop during which
evidence of a separate violation of the law was discovered in the vehicle. But in North Carolina, a broken tail light
wasnt illegal, thus not sufficient cause to justify the stop nor the arrests stemming from it, lawyers argued,
because that would be a violation of unreasonable searches and seizures.

However, the Supreme Court ruled the officers ignorance of the law essentially didnt matter effectively
allowing police around the country the ability to make stops if they reasonably believe the cause for the stop is
legal. Plainly, police can stop and search you despite ignorance of the law. Now, in U.S. v Shelton Barnes et. al.
a case that seemed to slip by largely unnoticed even that flimsy justification has been deemed too
constricting of police power, and police ignorance can actually be used against you in a trial. Justice Sonia
Sotomayor said in dissent that the decision in Utah vs. Edward Joseph Strieff, is a blow to constitutional rights.
The court today holds that the discovery of a warrant for an unpaid parking ticket will forgive a police officers
violation of your Fourth Amendment rights, Sotomayor wrote. Sotomayors dissent was joined by Justice Ruth
Bader Ginsburg and Justice Elena Kagan. Now, police need not understand the law, or even abide by the law to
enforce the law. In what world is this considered acceptable? -- Matt Agorist - June 20, 2016

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Japanese First Lady to headline inaugural Kyoto Hemp Forum

Japan last year grew a grand total of five hectares of hemp. But that output belies the growing enthusiasm for the
crop, which has a long history all across Asia, including the Land of the Rising Sun. And now those boosting
Japanese hemp have enlisted a powerful ally -- First Lady Akie Abe, who will headline the first-ever Kyoto Hemp
Forum, an international event set July 2 and organized by the Japan Hemp Association (JHA).

Hemp can be a viable substitute for fossil fuels, synthetic fibers, tree-based papers, and processed food proteins,
which cause global environmental ramifications of unquantified proportions, the JHA said in announcing the
Forum. Hemp is a viable substitute for deforestation.

The Forum has drawn leading hemp advocates, practitioners and company reps for the one day program
including Paul Benhaim of Hemp Foods Australia and Elixinol (Colorado, USA); U.S. hemp author Chris Conrad,
who penned the landmark title Hemp Lifeline to the Future as early as 1994; Paul Stanford, founder of The
Hemp and Cannabis Foundation in the USA; and Argentine farmer and activist Mike Bifari, who led successful
cannabis decriminalization efforts in Argentina, and who has an application pending to grow hemp in Uruguay.

Speakers from Japan include Patrick Collins, who teaches Economics at Azabu University and has applied to
grow a small hemp field in Japan; Makoto Matsumar, Founder and CEO of Hemp Foods Japan; and Daisaku
Kadokawa, Mayor of Kyoto. Delegates from five continents are already set to attend, JHA said.

Hemp remediation Japan is still facing a crisis.

The planet is now facing a nuclear disaster at least 10 times greater than the infamous Chernobyl reactor
meltdown a magnitude often referred to by scientists as an Extinction Level Event (ELE).

The Japanese Fukushima Dai-ichi triple nuclear meltdown has already affected the US. Radioactive material has
been spilling from the power plants since March 11, 2011, exposing every creature on Earth to plutonium, cesium
137, uranium, and other toxins that travel through the ocean, jet stream and food and water systems. People
every day drink, eat, breathe and wash with radioactive particles that cause disease, disaster and that could
possibly end human life on earth. We NEED Hemp remediation Japan NEEDS to move fast on this.

To limit this catastrophe, all nations should cultivate radiation-eating fungi and plants such as cannabis hemp to
re mediate the radiation and mend the ecosystem. Medical marijuana and hash oil (such as Rick Simpsons oil)
reduce cancer risk, and hemp foods and beverages are an excellent nutrition source to bolster the immune
systems of people and livestock. We NEED Hemp remediation Japan can save LIFE by using it. Hemp is a
biomass champion at cleaning the environment of many toxins including radiation, as demonstrated in the
Chernobyl crisis. High-melanin-content mushrooms that eat radiation are partners in a great phyto-remediation
team to clean the environment. -- By j Nayer

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I baked the cake on a 1/4-sheet sized baking
sheet but you could also bake in round pans,
just make very thin layers (3 maybe instead of
2). The cake will be cut and layered into the
Lemon Berry Trifles in a Jar jars so the pan you bake it in doesnt much
matter, as long as you end up with thin cake
Not only are these delicious, you can make layers. Leftovers will keep in their covered jars
them ahead of time, and they are easy to for 3 or 4 days in the fridge.
store and transport as each one is made and
served in its own individual jar. I used half Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
pint Mason jelly jars to make 10 individual Grease and flour a 9X13 inch quarter sheet
servings. The jars are always handy to have
pan baking sheet. In a small bowl, mix
around as they provide a better place place
together flour, baking powder, baking soda,
to store your marijuana stash than the typical
and salt. Set aside.
plastic biggie or prescription bottle. The red,
white and blue color scheme of this recipe
makes it perfect for an Independence Day In large bowl with an electric mixer, cream
barbecue or picnic, but these are fabulous canna-butter and sugar together until light and
medicated desserts to serve all summer long. fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, then lemon
Experiment with favorite fruits as they come extract, lemon zest, and yogurt. Lower mixer
into season blackberries, strawberries, speed and mix in dry ingredients until just
peaches, and mangos make wonderful combined. Scrape edges and mix by hand to
alternative choices to the blueberries and ensure batter is evenly mixed. Pour into
raspberries depicted here. greased half sheet pan and smooth out into
one even layer. Bake for about 10 minutes or
Time Required: 60-mins until lightly browned. Set aside to cool 30
Yields: 10 servings.
Prepare the lemon cream by whipping
What You Need - Cake: together the heavy cream, confectioners
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour sugar, lemon extract until stiff peaks start to
1 teaspoon baking powder form. Whip in the lemon zest.
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt To assemble the trifles, use an upside-down
6 tablespoons cannabis infused butter half-pint jelly jar as a cookie cutter and cut 20
3/4 cup sugar circles from the baked cake. Dont worry if you
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract need to piece some of these circles together,
2 large eggs once they are layered in the jar, nobody will
1/2 cup plain yogurt ever know the difference. This dessert is
2 tablespoons lemon juice VERY forgiving!

What You Need - Filling Press 1 cake circle into the bottom of each of
2 cups heavy cream the 10 half-pint jars. Add a layer of fruit,
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar followed by a layer of cream, then another
1 teaspoon lemon extract cake circle, more berries, and more cream.
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest grated Garnish with a few fresh berries on top and
2 cups blueberries fresh serve, or if making ahead, cover with jar lid
2 cups raspberries fresh and refrigerate until serving time.

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Nip It In The Bud: Cannabis Use And Intimate Partner Violence

By: Mitchell Colber - The Leaf OnLine

The old trope of cannabis making users outrageously violent is as old as Harry Anslingers Gore File, yet
despite evidence to the contrary, this myth has stuck around and taken new forms over the years. A new study
by UC Davis and Duke University is making headlines, purporting to show that cannabis use may increase the
rate of intimate partner violence (IPV) and lead to overall worse life outcomes in middle age. Dr. Magdalena
Cerd and her colleagues at Duke University are the most recent group of researchers to use the Dunedin
Multidisciplinary Health and Development Research Units (DMHDRU) data on 1,037 babies born in Dunedin,
New Zealand between 1972-73. The DMHDRU has been following those children all through their lives and
now the study is in its fifth decade; along the way over 1,000 scholars have used this data for analysis,
including Dr. Cerd. This is important to note, because none of the researchers in this current study had any
say in how the original data was collected, how accurate it may be, how questions were asked, etc. It is also
worth noting that previous studies using the Dunedin sample to make claims about cannabis use have been
debunked for failing to control for confounding variables like socioeconomic status and other drug/alcohol use.

In Rogebergs discussion of the Dunedin study, he makes the point that extensive publications on the Dunedin
cohort indicate that early-onset cannabis use is more common for those with poor self-control, prior conduct
problems, and high scores on risk factors. He adds that based on results from a similar cohort, a likely
consequence of this is that Mori participants will be overrepresented. The Mori are the indigenous
Polynesian people of New Zealand, and, as of the 2013 census, the largest ethnic minority in the country at
15% of the population (followed by Asians [12%], Pacific Peoples [7%], and the catch-all MELAA Middle
Eastern/Latin American/African [1%]). While the Mori are the second largest racial group in New Zealand, in
the US, the Mori population is so low the census does not keep records of them as a specific group;
Wikipedia says there are under 4,000 Mori in all of America. The entire population of New Zealand is 4.67
million people, roughly the same as Louisiana. Additionally, even though it is totally illegal in New Zealand,
cannabis is used at an even higher rate than it is in the US.

Clearly, for many reasons, New Zealand is not America, and extrapolating from one country to another is not
guaranteed any measure of accuracy. This issue is compounded when you have American researchers
deciding how to control for another cultures socio-cultural factors; put another way, how can someone who
has never been raised in a given culture know how to control for culture-specific factors? This is evident in Dr.
Cerds study, which doesnt mention the Mori once in the entire publication, and perhaps did not adequately
control for confounding variables related to their likely over-representation in the sample.

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It is further worth noting that the entire Dunedin sample is 1,037 (Margin of Error = 3%), but only about 18% of the sample
used cannabis, reducing the actual sample size in Cerds study of cannabis users to be closer to 200 people (Closer to a 7%
MoE), and making the results much less accurate and even harder to generalize than the Dunedin study itself.

Dr. Cerd herself is realistic about her research, mentioning in the discussion section that, the findings are particular to a
cohort of individuals born in Dunedin, New Zealand, in the 1970s and may not generalize to groups exposed to different social
norms regarding cannabis use or a different set of economic and social circumstances. Dr. Cerd added that the prevalence of
cannabis dependence is higher among New Zealanders than in other developed nations. She also cautioned that their findings
should be considered in light of limitationsthe study took place in a setting in which cannabis is illegalthe question
remains whether the same consequences would arise in a setting in which cannabis is legal. Finally, Dr. Cerd made it clear
that the researchers do not purport to report a causal relationship between cannabis dependence and economic/social problems
[but] cannabis dependence could be a marker of a life trajectory characterized by social and economic adversity. As Dr. Cerd
points out, a major reason for jail time, fines, and numerous other issues, which led directly to the downward trend they
observed, was because the drug war makes criminals out of people who seek to use a plant which is safer than alcohol.

Bearing all of this in mind, when I heard that one of their findings was that persistent cannabis dependence (and regular
cannabis use) was also associated with higher rates of intimate relationship conflict, including physical violence and
controlling abuse, I had serious doubts. It seemed Dr. Cerd and her colleagues missed a major study out of the University of
Buffalo, which used more recent data about actual Americans to make conclusions about how cannabis effects IPV.

Dr. Philip Smith and colleagues at the University of Buffalo released a study two years ago, using data from a decade-long
longitudinal study from New York which was completed in 2006, and yielded data which is not only more culturally relevant
to those living in America, but also thirty years more up to date than Dunedin. While previous research on the association
between marijuana use and IPV has generated inconsistent findings, Dr. Smith found that, using fully adjusted models, more
frequent marijuana use by husbands and wives predicted less frequent IPV perpetration by husbands. Husbands marijuana use
also predicted less frequent IPV perpetration by wives. If youre beginning to think that only husbands use matters,
Moderation analyses demonstrated that couples in which both spouses used marijuana frequently reported the least frequent
IPV perpetration. The only group found to have any increase in rates of IPV were wives who had already reported IPV
perpetration during the year prior to marriage, in other words, only women with a history of abuse were more likely to
perpetrate more IPV because of increased use of cannabis.

Dr. Smiths study, like Dunedin and nearly all studies on cannabis, did not record the amount or potency of cannabis
consumed, just the frequency of usage. Without knowing the dosage of cannabis consumed, whether it was CBD or THC-rich,
and other factors any findings will have little relevance as they cannot be replicated in other studies. Until more studies come
out shedding light on this topic, ideally ones which record dosage information, the topic of whether cannabis leads to more
intimate partner violence has been nipped in the bud, and for those of us in America it seems the answer is most likely no but it
really kind of depends.

While insisting marijuana has no medicinal value whatsoever,

government approves new drug derived from cannabis to treat
multiple health conditions
Hypocrisy on the part of the FDA regarding the effectiveness of marijuana as
medicine has once again been clearly documented as the agency - after insisting
publicly for years that 'cannabis has no medicinal value' - is now ready to grant a
license to GW Pharmaceuticals to begin marketing a cannabinoid-based drug which
will be used to treat multiple sclerosis.

The truth is that the government has known for decades that marijuana does indeed
have medicinal value. In fact, it has issued many patents for cannabinoid-based drugs.

From BlacklistedNews.com: "Similar cannabis-based formulations created by GW

Pharmaceuticals and other drug companies are expected to treat autism, muscular
dystrophy, glioma, ovarian and pancreatic cancer and schizophrenia, as well as
epileptics. Orders for this product are expected to grow 40 times over in the coming
years." For well over half a century, the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana has been
criminalized by the United States government, despite centuries of use worldwide for treating a
wide range of ailments

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9 Ways To Use Hemp Oil In Body Care

There are a lot of superlative claims about hemp oil: most unsaturated oil, best essential
fatty acids (EFA) ratio and combination, highest amino acid variety, only plant source of
vitamin D. Can one oil be all that? In short, yes. Before we go further, let me address that
unspoken question, Will hemp oil make me high? No, it wont. Hemp oil is pressed from
the seed of the hemp plant, and this seed does not contain THC, or
tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the psychoactive component of marijuana. However,
because of this concern, many hemp oil suppliers provide transparent certifications to
assure buyers of the lack of THC content in their products. Test Pledge is one such
resource, wherein producers and processors of hemp oil and hemp nut must
commission THC tests on each and every lot of hemp nut and oil, performed by a
properly accredited laboratory according to the official Health Canada protocol.

In their assessment of hemp cosmetics on workplace drug testing, Petra Pless, DEnv, and Gero Leson, D Env,
state, In case of the highly unlikely full-body application of pure hemp oil with a 10 ppm THC content on partially
compromised skin THC uptake could conceivably be raised to 11 g/day. Even this higher rate is only a fraction
of the 450 g/day of oral THC intake, found not to result in a positive screening test for marijuana.

Dont judge hemp because it may have a kooky cousin. Thats hardly fair. Who doesnt have an offbeat family
member or two? Hemp oil contains unsurpassed essential fatty acids (EFAs). As we are increasingly learning,
there are good fats and there are bad fats. What makes a good fat good has much to do with these EFAs,
specifically omega-3 and omega-6, which are present in hemp oil in the perfect ratio of 1:3. Plus, hemp oil
contains the anti-inflammatory gamma linoleic acid (GLA) as well as omega-9. Its fatty acid profile is better than
fish oils, better than flaxseed oilsit is the best. Among many benefits, these EFAs provide for more elastic skin
and shiny, stronger hair.

Hemp oil contains a power-packed punch of additional nutrients, including calcium, potassium, magnesium,
copper, vitamin A, vitamin B1 (thiamin), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B5, vitamin B9 (folate), and vitamin D (of
which it is the only plant source), along with a useful dose of the antioxidant vitamin E (tocopherols) as well as all
10 amino acids for protein building. Add to that list chlorophyll (thats why its green), phytosterols, phospholipids,
magnesium, sulfur, potassium, phosphorus, and a bit of iron and zinc.

Hemp oil is extremely non-comodogenic. In other words, it doesnt clog pores. And because its lipids mirror the
lipids that our skin produces naturally, it works in sync with our body to soothe and cleanse. Healthy skin
produces linoleic acid. If, for whatever reason, the skin cant produce linoleic acid, it alternatively produces oleic
acid, a thick and sticky pore blocker. Hemp oil contains the good linoleic acid.

Hemp oil is also a natural humectant, which means it draws moisture into the skin. Instead of sitting on top of the
skin the way less-effective oils do, its able to penetrate the skin, moisturizing between cells and strengthening the
cell matrix. It can get to hair roots, as well, strengthening the scalp and reducing dry flaking or dandruff. It evens
out skin tone and reduces blotchiness. Just remember, pure hemp seed oil goes rancid easily. It needs to be kept
in the fridge. However, you can look for it as a shelf-stable ingredient in other personal care products.

1.) Alleviate dry skin. Rub the oil directly onto dry, cracked skin. For a deep conditioning treatment for hands and
feet, massage in the oil then wear socks or gloves overnight to let it work its magic.

2.) Strengthen nails and heal cuticles. Massage a small amount of hemp oil directly into nails and cuticlesgreat
for both fingernails and toenails.

3.) Mask overnight. Massage hemp oil into cleansed facial skin before bedtime.

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4.) Remove makeup. Oil follows the like dissolves like rule, which means that hemp oil will dissolve the oils
and waxes in makeup, especially in stubborn eye makeup. Gently rub a small amount of oil into the makeup
and wipe with a cotton ball or a soft tissue.

5.) Steam facial skin. Massage a tablespoon of oil into the skin on your dry, clean face, massaging for several
minutes. Then lay a hot (not scalding) damp washcloth over your face and let it sit until it cools. Wipe with the
washcloth. Repeat with another hot washcloth until all the oil is wiped off.

6.) Condition hair. Before shampooing, massage a tablespoon or so of hemp oil into your scalp and let it sit for
about 10 minutes. Afterwards, shampoo as normal. You might find you dont need conditioner.

7.) Reduce acne. This may sound crazy, but this oil actually reduces acne. Massage hemp oil into problem
areas and work it in gently for several minutes. The oil will actually draw out sebum plugs that cause
whiteheads, blackheads, and even cysts. Do this daily during breakouts.

8.) Relieve eczema. A 2005 study found that 2 tablespoons of dietary hemp seed oil consumed daily may help
relieve the effects of atopic dermatitis, or eczema.

9.) Support overall health. Eat it. You can eat it straight and enjoy its nutty flavor or you can put it in salad
dressings, as a butter replacement on toast, rice, potatoes, vegetables...its delicious! Keep in mind that pure
hemp seed oil cannot be used for high-heat cooking. It has a low smoke point and will totally break down even
at a moderate heat, at which point all nutritional benefits are lost.

Hemp Oil is also nutritious! The oil contained in the hemp seed is 75-80% polyunsaturated fatty acids (the
good fats) and only 9-11% of the less desired saturated fatty acids. Hemp seed oil is reputed to be the most
unsaturated oil derived from the plant kingdom. The essential fatty acids contained in hemp seed oil are
required in our diet more than any other vitamin, yet our bodies do not naturally produce them. They must be
obtained from external sources in the food we eat. Essential fatty acids are involved with producing life's
energy throughout the human body and without them, life is not possible. In general, North Americans have a
high dietary deficiency in essential fatty acids due to our high intake of animal fats versus plant fats, caused by
our high consumption of processed foods and meats versus natural organic foods.

Hemp seed oil has been dubbed "Nature's most perfectly balanced oil", due to the fact that it contains the
perfectly balanced 3:1 ratio of Omega 6 (linolei/LA) to Omega 3 (alpha-linolenic/LNA) essential fatty acids,
determined to be the optimum requirement for long-term healthy human nutrition. In addition, it also contains
smaller amounts of 3 other polyunsaturated fatty acids in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), oleic acid and
stearidonic acid. The EFA combination is unique among edible oil seeds.

Hemp seed oil also provides an adequate supply of antioxidants (Vitamin E), carotene (precursor to Vitamin A),
phytosterols, phospholipids and a number of minerals including calcium, magnesium, sulfur, potassium,
phosphorus, along with modest amounts of iron and zinc. Hemp seed oil is also a good source of chlorophyll.

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