Title: Bom Bom launches ‘world’s first’ hemp milk liqueur
Author: The Spirits Business
Date: 15 June 2018
Bom Bom’s Fully Baked is made from a dairy-free alternative that is extracted from hemp seeds, however it does not contain the THC chemical found in marijuana.
Bom Bom founders Kevin Mowers and Eva Maria Janerus said in a joint statement: “We want our company to always evolve and we never settle for just good or even just great, which is why Fully Baked uses hemp milk.
“Not only is it lower-calorie and vegan, like our Nilli Vanilli, but it’s nut-free as well and has no artificial flavours or preservatives.”
Fully Baked, a creamy blend of chocolate chip cookie and brownie flavours, is based on the founder’s favourite ice cream flavour.
Bottled at 14.2% abv, Fully Baked will be available in 750ml format, with an RRP of US$19.99-US$21.99.
The US-based liqueur producer’s latest flavours joins its Nilli Vanilli expression, which launched in March, and its Coco Mochanut flavour.
Title: Hemp Pesto Aioli & Hemp Tacos: Cooking With Hemp Way Foods
Author: Ministry of Hemp
Date: 30 May 2018
HEMP PESTO AIOLI RECIPE
Recipes by Carla Boyd, Hemp Way Foods
- 1 12 oz. jar mayonnaise
- 1 bunch fresh basil
- 1-2 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup hemp hearts (any brand)
- 1 tsp. sriracha for added kick
- 1 tsp. lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
Combine Hemp Way Foods’ hemp burger crumbles with hemp pesto aioli and other fresh ingredients for a delicious taco dinner. (Carla Boyd / Hemp Way Foods)
Directions: De-stem basil leaves. Blend all ingredients together and refrigerate. Hemp pesto aioli can be used as a sauce or spread in almost any dish.
HEMP TACOS WITH HEMP WAY FOODS’ CRUMBLES
- 1 8oz package of Hemp Way Foods hemp burger crumbles
- 1 tsp. Cumin powder
- 1 tsp. Coriander
- 1 tsp. Fennel seeds
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
Directions: Defrost crumbles in a skillet with small amount of oil to crisp (1 tsp.). Stir all ingredients together and toast in the pan. Toast crumbles to desired crispness (about 8-10 minutes). Serve in corn tortillas with hemp pesto aioli on top.
BBC Cannabis & Sex
Title: Meet the Cannasexuals: Can your vagina get high?
Date: 15 June 2018
Adam and Dounia* from Luton have been combining cannabis and sex for the last three years. “Sometimes I use it to get rid of my anxiety in the bedroom,” explains Dounia. While you might think this involves king skins and a grinder, she’s not talking about getting high. “One of my favourite products is actually non-psychoactive; it’s a spray I use on – and in – my lady parts. I feel a warmth and comfort down there that I wouldn’t without it.”
Adam and Dounia are part of a growing number of ‘cannasexuals’ – people who use carefully designed cannabis-infused products (often ones that have no psychoactive effect) to enhance their sexual experience. “I’m not that confident with my body, I don’t exactly have the picture-perfect figure,” continues Dounia, with a sigh. “But [even used topically] cannabis really helps me let go of these thoughts; my mind and body go to a relaxed place.”
Title: ‘My Research Shows If You Use Cannabis In Low Doses In Your 40s And 50s, You Probably Don’t Get Alzheimer’s’: Dr. Gary Wenk
Date: 4 June 2018
what Wenk has learned in his studies of animal models is, well, mind-blowing. One key discovery he’s made involves stem cells, which he said, “can be turned into any new cell, and the brain uses them to wire up new circuits and things like that. We retain the ability to make new neurons, but as we get older, that ability dissipates over time until after a while we stop generating new stem cells completely, and we move to what we call neurogenesis, which is associated with depression and cognitive impairment, and increases the risk of dementia and other diseases of aging. What we found was that those stem cells turned themselves off, but still possessed and expressed marijuana receptors as well.
“We thought, ‘That’s interesting. What would happen if we were to stimulate those receptors?’ Could we get those stem cells to wake up? That was one of my most important discoveries — that yes, you can.”