The national hemp industry is growing and Vermont remains one of seventeen states where hemp cultivation is legal under state law. Forbes recently reported that the CBD hemp market is estimated to grow 700% by 2020. The event will also include a business pitch competition that will feature five final teams/individuals giving ten minute pitches to judges who will select a winner to receive a $1000 cash prize along with over $2000 in in-kind support. Panel session presenters will share practical information for Vermont landowners and farmers and answer questions about planting, cultivating, and harvesting hemp in Vermont. Ceres PM will lead a ‘CBD 101’ workshop to discuss the current possible uses for ‘cannabidiol’, a non-psychoactive compound that has been used increasingly for general wellness.
On August 14, 2017, the FDA asked for people's experience in the Federal Register in an effort to help the United Nations' World Health Organization decide whether 17 controversial drugs have any medicinal benefits and if they should face international restrictions under the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances. CBD is the only drug on the list that the FDA specifically called “beneficial.”read more
Most seizures happen suddenly without warning, last a short time and can stop by themselves. It is extremely crucial to be wary of the person's surroundings by removing any obstacles that may harm them. Here are a few helpful tips on supporting someone that experiences seizures. Prevent them from falling, or guide them to the floor as gently as possible. Do not hold down the person as this may cause injury and check for any injuries. Loosen any tight clothing around your loved one's neck and waist and create a comfortable safe space for them.read more
Hemp products are now legal in the United States and is the strongest and longest plant fiber in the world. For thousands of years, humans have used parts of the hemp plant for food, textiles, paper, fabric, and fuel oil. Today, healthy hemp products can be found in your local grocery store in milk, oatmeal, body scrubs, and organic hemp oil!read more
Anxiety and stress affects a sufferer physically as well as mentally. Here are a few friendly reminders to help you during these stressful situations. Taking time for yourself to physically calm down is the first step. This can be done by taking a warm bath, hiking, or a cup of tea. Remembering fond memories helps alleviate stress, as it takes you back to a happy place and focus on the calm and good feelings. There's no shame in rewarding yourself with positive reinforcement after accomplishing a dreadful task. Don't forget to breathe through this whole process!read more