A Guide To Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Hemp

A Guide To Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Hemp

By Daron Babin - August 16, 2016

Hempire is a weekly show dedicated to exploring the non-psychoactive side of the cannabis plant.  Hemp was once a cornerstone of the American economy and is currently used in over 25,000 products including paper, textiles, construction materials, health food, and fuel. Tune in and discover all there is to know about this wonder crop that is now making an historic comeback. Below is a list of topics with descriptions that will give you an idea of the range The Stanley Brothers are looking to cover in upcoming episodes. Just when you thought you knew about hemp. Check out below to see what you are in store for.


Title: Cannabis 101: Hemp vs Marijuana

Summary:  Learn about the differences and similarities between hemp and marijuana, both legally and scientifically.



Title:  History of Hemp

Summary:  Dig deep in to the history of this amazing “wonder crop” and learn about its many uses throughout the course of mankind as well as the important role it played in the early days of the United States.



Title:  Hemp & the Economy

Summary:  Explore the potential economic benefits of hemp cultivation and distribution in the United States and the impact it has on employment, economic growth and the environment.



Title: Hemp & the Environment

Summary:  Discover the ways hemp benefits the environment, restores contaminated soil, and can be used as an alternative source for paper, plastic and fuel.



Title: Hemp: Domestic vs Imported

Summary:  Learn about the differences between domestically grown hemp and hemp imported from other parts of the world, including the distinct difference in quality, the potential impact each has on public health, and on the U.S. economy.



Title: Different Hemp for Different Reasons

Summary: Explore the difference between industrial hemp grown for textiles and fabrics and industrial hemp grown for human consumption, including the different cultivation techniques, genetic profile and cannabinoid ratios.



Title: Cannabinoids: Pharmaceutical or Dietary Supplement?

Summary:  A great debate is emerging around whether naturally occurring cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant should be developed as pharmaceutical drugs or dietary supplements.  Just how far will special interests go to control these compounds in the cannabis plant?



Title: The US Hemp Industry Landscape:

Summary:  Learn more about what’s emerging in the fast growing hemp industry, including the current landscape of the hemp industry and the myriad of available consumer products derived from hemp (oils, beverages, vapes, food items, topicals).



Title: Cannabinoids in Sports

Summary:  From youth sports to the big leagues, the risk of traumatic brain injury remains a constant.  Find out how the use of cannabinoids may help treat and prevent the onset of symptoms associated with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and traumatic brain injury.



Title: Cannabis & Research (Part 1):

Summary:  Learn more about the existing research surrounding how cannabinoids can benefit a variety of diseases and conditions.

Guest: Heather Jackson or Ryan Vandrey or Marcell?


Title: Cannabis & Research (Part 2):

Summary: While it will take years to research all the potential medical applications of cannabinoids, there are thousands of anecdotal stories of people using cannabis to treat a variety of conditions.  Tune in to hear personal stories from people positively impacted by the use of cannabinoids.

Guest:  Realm families         


Title: Cannabis & Research (Part 3)

Summary:  Learn more about how you can get involved and advance the research of cannabinoids by supporting organizations like the Realm of Caring Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to this issue.

Guest:  Heather Jackson


Title: Fraud in the Cannabis Industry

Summary:  As is the case with many fast-growing industries, fraudulent companies in the cannabis industry are making a fortune off of unsuspecting customers.  Find out how you can protect yourself from being a victim.



Title: Can Hemp Save Fido?

Summary:  There is growing evidence suggesting cannabinoids can benefit our four-legged friends as much as their human counterparts.  Learn more about the research that could lead to a better quality of life for dogs everywhere.



Title:  Getting the Medical Community On Board

Summary:  Why is it that so many in the medical community are reluctant to accept the medicinal value of cannabis despite overwhelming evidence of its health benefits?  Find out what needs to be done to get the medical community on board with cannabis as a viable treatment option.

Guest:  TBD Doctor


Title: Regulating the Hemp Industry

Summary:  In 2015 and again in 2016, the FDA issued warning letters to several companies in the hemp industry, but were they justified?  Find out what impact those letters had on hemp producers and explore the ways in which the industry should be regulated.



Title:  The Patent on Cannabinoids

Summary:  It’s news to many in the general public that the U.S. Government holds a patent on cannabinoids (the compounds found in hemp and marijuana) as a neuroprotectant and antioxidant.  What are the implications of this patent on research, legislation and the marketing of cannabis products?

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