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By Winona LaDuke
Winona’s Hemp & Heritage Farm is growing. The winter seemed endless for us here in Northern Minnesota, temperatures ranged far, and the storms were brutal. We are grateful for the warmth of this time.
Spring has passed, it’s summer now, and the crops are in. More are coming. Cannabis, or hemp, is one of many crops we grow here, to produce cordage, and soon textiles.
This year, we are growing fifty female CBD plants, all to offer food, textiles and health products. We also grow corn, beans, squash, potatoes, tobacco and a host of garden vegetables. We are interested in growing food for future generations – Indigenous foods, biodiverse foods, and foods in a time of climate change.
We learn from our work. That’s to say, we’ve grown traditional crop varieties for almost twenty years. As a young woman, my father, Sun Bear, or Vincent LaDuke, told me that he did not want to hear my philosophy if I could not grow corn.
Harvard-educated economist, tribal leader, water protector, and former U.S. Vice Presidential candidate Winona LaDuke, through her work with Winona’s Hemp & Heritage Farm and the nonprofits Honor the Earth and Anishinaabe Agriculture Institute, is dedicated to advancing regenerative agriculture and a sustainable hemp economy among Native American communities in the U.S. WinonasHemp.com.
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An Interview with Dr. Jan Roberts:
From the China International Hemp Industry Forum in Harbin, ChinaJoin Morris Beegle and Rick Trojan for a brand new episode of the Let’s Talk Hemp Podcast, featuring Dr. Jan Roberts to discuss the endocannabinoid system in the human body, cannabis dosing issues, and the pros and cons of regulating the cannabis industry. Dr. Jan Roberts is a host on the New Hemp Times podcast, CEO and co-founder of the International Research Center on Cannabis and Mental Health (IRCCMH), and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
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