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How Exactly Does CBD Work in the Brain and Body?

CBD 101

How Exactly Does CBD Work in the Brain and Body?

Dr. Nisha Cooch PhD, PMP Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most abundant components of the cannabis plant and has been growing in popularity in recent years, as research and legislation have started to focus on the potential therapeutic benefits of the substance. Though talks about cannabis often relate to the intoxicating effects of its most abundant element - tetrahydrocannabinol, better known as THC – CBD does not cause intoxication. The substance does, however, impact the central nervous system and the body more broadly, and we're beginning to understand how CBD affects the brain and body. Scientists are scratching the...

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A Letter from Laura: Why Organic Farming and Organic Hemp?

Letters from Laura Organic Farming

A Letter from Laura: Why Organic Farming and Organic Hemp?

Why we choose organic farming and organic hemp, and how you and I benefit. Plus, a brief update on happenings around Mt. Folly Farm.

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A Letter from Laura: Celebrating Women's History Month

Letters from Laura

A Letter from Laura: Celebrating Women's History Month

Dear Friends, March is Women’s History Month, and several groups have asked me to speak about my life and work. I was born in the late summer of 1957, which makes me a “boomer,”  but one too young for the jolting summer of 1968. That summer I was riding my pony, while my future husband, nine years older, was heading to Vietnam. I came of age in the 1970s, married in the spring of 1982 and started farming immediately. One of my first feminist farm memories comes from the National Cattlemen’s Association Meeting in Colorado in 1983. My mother, a...

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A Brief History of Hemp in the United States

Hemp Education

A Brief History of Hemp in the United States

While hemp is a popular topic today, this isn’t the first time the plant has been involved in our culture. It turns out that hemp has a well-documented history in the US.

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A Letter from Laura: The State of Hemp and CBD in 2019

Letters from Laura

A Letter from Laura: The State of Hemp and CBD in 2019

A look at the state of hemp and CBD as we enter 2019 from the perspective of Laura Freeman, CEO of Mt. Folly Farm, Homestead Alternatives, and Laura's Mercantile.

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