HEMP RISING

Josh Schneider

Fresh weekly takes on the latest hemp regulatory news, with experts from around the globe! Get rare perspectives on hemp policy reform through the eyes of a plant nerd and the rising leaders of the Hemp Revolution! Listen to new weekly episodes of HEMP RISING with Josh Schneider LIVE every Wednesday at 8 AM PST on Clubhouse! read less
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Ep. 23 - BioScience Company Leads Research of RARE Cannabinoids w/ Jessica Tonani, Verda Bio & Simple Jane CBD Skincare
Feb 9 2023
Ep. 23 - BioScience Company Leads Research of RARE Cannabinoids w/ Jessica Tonani, Verda Bio & Simple Jane CBD Skincare
Jessica Tonani is a biotechnology professional with over two decades of experience in life sciences. CEO of Verda Bio; a cannabis research company which she co-founded. Verda Bio is performing genomic, analytical and agricultural research on cannabis.Jessica has been active in changing cannabis research legislation. She has worked on multiple pieces of legislation enabling the research of cannabinoids in Washington State. Verda Bio has one of the only State issued cannabis research licenses in the country and has sequenced the genomes of Cannabis Sativa plants, collaborated with leading research institutes, and tracked feedback from users to create a high-quality line of plant-based products; commercialized under the tradename Basic Jane.Jessica has been named one of the most interesting people in cannabis by Seattle Times and a cannabis leading lady by Cannabis Now. Additionally, Jessica has been widely quoted as an expert in publications such as Nature, Science, Popular Science, Bloomberg, High Times, Genome Technologies and Entrepreneur. Jessica was a Howard Hughes fellow with an MS in immunology and a BS in microbiology.Josh discusses VerdaBio’s latest research with Jessica - their proprietary cannabis plant library and how “developing stabilized plant varieties utilizing proprietary genomic, plant breeding and metabolic technologies is creating products sourced from her research that improves quality of life and enable the next generation of consumer cannabinoid-based products.”This episode went over 2 hours and we decided to keep all of it for you!  We couldn’t decide where to edit, since every minute of it was such great conversation! We’re pretty sure you will be glued right to the end! Support the showDownload & Listen On Your Favorite App!HELP US GET 1K DOWNLOADS IN 30 DAYS!
Ep. 24 - How the Emerging Hemp Food Industry Will Build the US & Global Hemp Economies w/ Richard Rose, Founder of the Hemp Foods Association
Feb 9 2023
Ep. 24 - How the Emerging Hemp Food Industry Will Build the US & Global Hemp Economies w/ Richard Rose, Founder of the Hemp Foods Association
Definitely an episode you must hear as Josh tackles several hot issues with OG, Richard Rose, founder of the Hemp Foods Association, and author of the Richard Rose Report.  The expert voice in all things hemp foods, listen to Richard’s keen insights regarding what the hemp industry still needs and why hemp grain is poised to be the market’s first billion dollar sector. For 27 years Richard Rose has been a hemp foods pioneer, researcher, author, educator, advocate, speaker, consultant, product developer, brander, marketer, thought leader, Mentor, and entrepreneur. After pivoting from a successful 14-year soyfoods marketing career, in 1994 he started a movement by being the first to market sophisticated branded perishable foods made from hempseed to the masses, not only proving the viability of a new industry but changing society’s stigmas too. That revolution in food became hemp’s first billion dollar industry, and today is 90% of Canadian hemp. Until CBD it was the leading value-driver for hemp, globally.For over four decades he’s been a leading innovator in the natural food industry with such soyfoods as TofuRella, Cottage Tofu Salad, and LeTofu sold around the world. Receiving the first 3 hemp industry awards for food innovation, he was the first food professional in hemp foods in North America, and paved the way for those he inspired to follow. Support the showDownload & Listen On Your Favorite App!HELP US GET 1K DOWNLOADS IN 30 DAYS!
Ep. 22 - BONUS * LIVE Recording of UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade & Development, Industrial Hemp Workshop, Geneva 01.18.23
Jan 28 2023
Ep. 22 - BONUS * LIVE Recording of UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade & Development, Industrial Hemp Workshop, Geneva 01.18.23
Original audio download link “The UNCTAD Commodities Branch has recently produced a report on industrial hemp that will provide the background material for a forum on the ecological properties and economic potential of this commodity. National experiences will also be shared on the development of an industrial hemp value chain.Industrial hemp does not have intoxicating properties. Nonetheless, it remains a controversial plant, as it is often mistakenly associated with use as an intoxicant. The report discusses the general uses of industrial hemp, and how they are reflected in international production and trade statistics. Based on current experiences and empirical expertise, the report also defines the steps that could be taken by developing countries where climate and agronomic characteristics are favourable to cultivate the crop in order to exploit its economic and social potential. The report provides some information about production worldwide and trade of industrial hemp products. Overall, about 40 countries currently produce some significant quantities of industrial hemp. However, due to a narrow set of hemp products covered by international trade statistics, recorded trade flows do not fully reflect the true size of the global industrial hemp market. Indeed, despite an estimated overall value of about $5 billion in 2020, trade in such products, as reported in international trade datasets, amounted to a mere US42 million. Thus, a clear effort is urgently needed to include a more representative set of hemp-related products in international product classifications. Information about prices of hemp products is also scarce. Currently available sources of information are scattered and are not easily comparable. However, some patterns emerge within the sector. Important price differences exist between raw, semi-processed hemp, hemp yarn and more sophisticated derivative products. To fully exploit the potential of industrial hemp, countries would need to take specific actions. For instance, a clarification of the legal status of hemp as distinct from intoxicant cannabis substances could be the first step taken by governments. A precise understanding of production constraints imposed by regulatory frameworks in destination markets would also be necessary to identify market potential. Regional cooperation to facilitate the establishment of production chains may also be a strategy for developing countries to consider.” - From UNCTAD Workshop WebpagePhotos from:https://unctad.org/system/files/information-document/UNCTAD-Hemp-programme.pdfAdditional Resources:See the Newest UN Report on Hemp COMMODITIES AT A GLANCESpecial issue on industrial hempDownload  the full report here © 2022, United NationsThis work is available through open access, by complying with the Creative Commons licence created for intergovernmental organizations, at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/.The findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its officials or Member States.The designations employed and the presentation of material on any map in this Support the showDownload & Listen On Your Favorite App!HELP US GET 1K DOWNLOADS IN 30 DAYS!
Ep. 21- Kansas Poised to Become Fiber & Grain Leader (Again) w/ Sarah Stephens, CEO, MidWest Hemp Technologies
Jan 19 2023
Ep. 21- Kansas Poised to Become Fiber & Grain Leader (Again) w/ Sarah Stephens, CEO, MidWest Hemp Technologies
Sarah Stephens, CEO, of Midwest Hemp Technology, (MHT), joins us with Sales Manager, Jenifer Holmes, for a full report on the steadily growing hemp industry in Kansas. MHT is a hemp processing company manufacturing hemp fiber and grain crops serving Kansas and midwestern USA farmers. The facility is located in Augusta on four acres and is currently focused on hemp (grain) seed food, the company is currently able to sell hemp oil for cooking, hemp seed protein powder, and the hurd mix that can be used to create ‘hemp lime’, a sustainable building insulation alternative.Although the hemp plant can be used for several different enthings such as bioplastics, textiles for clothing, food for humans and livestock, mulch for the garden, hempcrete and much more, Stephens wants the community to know that it is not being utilized for the growth of cannabinoid or CBD-related products. ‘These are outdoor crops. When you grow for CBD, usually, you’re probably inside or in a hoop house with all female only plants that will produce flowers and that’s where the cannabinoid production is,’ said Sarah Stephens, CEO of Midwest Hemp Technology. ‘These plants are male and female, directly sowed into the ground and harvested with a combine. There’s nothing to smoke on it. Someday we hope it’s grown like wheat.’During MHT’s open house on Thursday, Nov. 3, the crew was offering hemp product samples like cookies and muffins made with hemp seeds, popcorn popped with hemp oil and a chance for the community to ask questions.‘It’s a high-protein, high-fiber and high in omega’s seed. What we’re doing is breaking the seed into oil and protein powder. Eventually we should be able to feed it to animals, but it’s a long process for that.If you’re a farmer that’s interested in growing a hemp crop, reach out to the team at Midwest Hemp Technology by emailing info@midwesthemptech. com.‘If you want to grow, we will help you fill out the application, help you meet the deadline, buy the crop and you know that you’ll have a buyer,’ said Stephens. (From Times Gazette  November 7, 2022 article by Nikole Babb) Support the showDownload & Listen On Your Favorite App!HELP US GET 1K DOWNLOADS IN 30 DAYS!
Ep. 20 - Meet the Kentucky Hemp Pioneer Who Got Woody Harrelson arrested; Joseph Hickey, Founder of Kentucky Hemp Industries Assoc.
Jan 11 2023
Ep. 20 - Meet the Kentucky Hemp Pioneer Who Got Woody Harrelson arrested; Joseph Hickey, Founder of Kentucky Hemp Industries Assoc.
Joseph Hickey’s long history in the hemp industry started in 1992 with his discovery of the 1942 articles of incorporation for the long dormant Kentucky Hemp Growers Cooperative.  He renewed the charter and became its founder and Executive Director in 1994. That same year, after a meeting with Mr. Hickey, Kentucky Governor Brereton Jones established the Kentucky Hemp Task Force to research hemp’s economic opportunities for rural farmers. Mr. Hickey and actor/activist Woody Harrelson established Tierra Madre in 1995, focused on creating sustainable environmental solutions, and in 1996 orchestrated Woody’s hemp planting arrest, jury trial and eventual acquittal, an incident that brought national attention to the hemp issue. Hickey organized the world’s first International Hemp Conference in 1996, and in 1998, along with The Body Shop founder, Anita Roddick, he launched Kenex Ltd., Canada’s first hemp seed and fiber processing company. In 2014, after more than 26 years of lobbying and research efforts, Mr. Hickey became a founding member of Atalo Holdings, Inc. and this year began his new venture Halcyon Holdings to continue his vision for the re-commercialization of the US hemp industry.In addition to being a founding member of the board of the Kentucky Hemp Industries Association and the Friends of Hemp, Mr. Hickey also recently joined as a Founding Board Member of FIHO - the Federation of International Hemp Organizations! Support the showDownload & Listen On Your Favorite App!HELP US GET 1K DOWNLOADS IN 30 DAYS!
Ep. 18 - Building Beyond Zero Using Hemp Materials for Carbon-Smart Architecture w/ Wade Atteberry, Tiny Hemp Homes, Western Fiber
Dec 23 2022
Ep. 18 - Building Beyond Zero Using Hemp Materials for Carbon-Smart Architecture w/ Wade Atteberry, Tiny Hemp Homes, Western Fiber
Listen to CEO, Founder of the Original 420 Brand, Owner of  Tiny Hemp Homes,  two- time cancer survivor & Serial Entrepreneur, Wade Atteberry, share his latest adventures as he makes a case for the future of hemp building and construction as one of the best ways to heal the planet and mitigate climate change!Wade has become a distinguished and respected voice  of the industry, working closely with international industry leaders  for over three decades as a master, custom builder, contractor - serves on the board of the Hemp Farmwrs Guild, and now, Director of Business Development at Western Fiber - California’s  leading fiber manufacture, seeking funding to propel the production of hemp fiber, specifically for building and construction materials. Wade divulges on how the magnitude of Carbon capture offers incredible opportunities for hemp building and construction, as projects can far surpass “point zero”, and actually move into carbon banking, with the proper use of sustainable, plant based materials. He currently has Patent Pending on the process of making Hempwool Insulation fireproof, and shares a hopeful future for the newly converted cotton gin, now titled the Riverdale Hemp Gin.His passion and vision is working toward the first Volumetric Modular Hemp Building Factory. https://youtu.be/WxhuCJxeJXkSupport the showDownload & Listen On Your Favorite App!HELP US GET 1K DOWNLOADS IN 30 DAYS!
Ep. 15 - From Illegal to Essential: It’s Time for a Polar Shift in Values… w/ Paul VonHartmann, Hemp Ecologist & Author of “Cannabis vs Climate Change”
Nov 24 2022
Ep. 15 - From Illegal to Essential: It’s Time for a Polar Shift in Values… w/ Paul VonHartmann, Hemp Ecologist & Author of “Cannabis vs Climate Change”
Paul is one of our favorite Cannabis  OG’s - a seasoned expert always teaching us something new and mind blowing about this incredible plant with an unforgettable passion and sincerity for his life’s work. This episode offers an hour of in-depth discussion with Paul looking at the  numerous ecological (and ultimately, climate) benefits of Cannabis, followed by  an additional hour of  post-show questions and discussion with LIVE audience members. “The planet is in big trouble from greenhouse gases that warm and change the climate. Ashland resident Paul J. von Hartmann proposes a cure you might not expect. It’s cannabis.Von Hartmann has been a Cannabis scholar and speaker for over 25 years on the need to decriminalize Cannabis and get it out to the world, not just for healing to the user, but for healing of the planet in these perilous times of climate change.Von Hartmann is an organic Cannabis farmer, who worked with Ebb & Flow Farm in Oregon and recently authored the book “Cannabis vs. Climate Change: How hot does it have to get before all solutions are considered?”Von Hartmann founded the California Cannabis Ministry, in 2007, and the first cannabis college in Amsterdam before that. “Cannabis is completely unique -the only crop that produces complete nutrition and sustainable energy from the same harvest,” he said in an interview with So Good Herb. “It has the three essential fatty acids in proper proportion for long-term consumption and is loaded with amino acids and proteins.”For the planet, Cannabis’ most significant property may be production of “atmospheric terpenes (volatile unsaturated hydrocarbons found in the essential oils of plants), and these are needed to protect Earth from the sun, that is, the UVB radiation that has increased as we’ve cut down boreal (far northern) forests to make paper and killed off half of marine phytoplankton.”Cannabis, he says, is the only crop capable of replenishing the atmosphere with terpenes we need for survival, as well as helping sequester carbon in boreal forests and ocean plants. Inherent in this process of healing the planet, he says, is reducing burning of fossil fuels and turning to plants, such as hemp, as the new source of plastics. Massive cannabis farming also produces much oxygen.Cannabis can make the world go around in many ways, he says. Industrial hemp can be a multibillion-dollar industry, can produce a plant-based fuel, and can help sequester carbon by fully replacing fossil fuels.“It’s the illogical social prejudice against a plant in a society that feels it’s okay to burn fossil fuels, knowing they are Gaia-cidal (earth-killing), but still continues to do it. Nothing else can do all the same things that Cannabis does.”Von Hartmann calls for a  “radical shift of values, from illegal to essential,” to liberate our most valuable and  essential resource — Cannabis, which Paul describes as “mankind’s functional interface with the natural order.”Quoted from “So Good Herb” 2018 article by John DarlingUGU3jN4jJikzSqt8uIqNSupport the showDownload & Listen On Your Favorite App!HELP US GET 1K DOWNLOADS IN 30 DAYS!