Empresarios de Costa Rica‬ crean ‪combustible‬ basado en ‪‎cañamo‬

Empresarios de Costa Rica‬ crean ‪combustible‬ basado en ‪‎cañamo‬

Transforming hemp into the surfboard beneath your feet or the plane that takes you skyward: That’s the mission of the Canadian company Hempearth, which has made Costa Rica a key player in its operations. Hemp is the non-psychoactive variety of the Cannabis sativa plant, and is often used for industrial reasons because of its strength and versatility. Hempearth’s founder, Derek Kesek, a Canadian internet marketer, musician, chef and former organic restaurant owner, says he is working to create of the world’s first hemp airplane, its biofuel and a series of hemp surfboards.

While his company is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Kesek has also been working out of La Guácima, Alajuela, where the company has been producing hemp biofuel. He anticipates that within a month, Hempearth’s surfboards will be released in Costa Rica as well.

The Tico Times spoke with Kesek about his project. Excerpts follow.

Can you tell me more about the hemp airplane?

About three years ago I started a company solely based on hemp. I contacted several plane manufacturing companies and asked them if this idea was possible. I sent them some hemp, did some testing and then I got a contract signed by one of the companies. The rest was history. Then I started getting help from some newspapers and so on. We’ve been on Kickstarter, but we’ll probably have to do it again. I was recently in Costa Rica for about eight months, producing the hemp biofuel for the plane. … I put my heart and soul into this project, just one day at a time.

Why did you choose to use hemp?

Because it’s eco, it’s green, it’s sustainable and we all want a better future. It’s lighter, it’s stronger and it’s becoming legalized all over the world.

What is the process to produce the biofuel here in Costa Rica?

We had some hemp seed oil shipped in from Canada. I had a chemist make the fuel and he has his own processing plant located just outside of San José, so he produces the fuel for us. Once the hemp plane is ready, we’ll fuel it with this particular hemp fuel.

Hempearth’s airplane plans to use biofuel made out of hemp for a more sustainable design. Via hempearth.net

Have you tried out the surfboards? When are you releasing them?

They’re coming out soon. I just found the shaper. Probably within the next month you’ll see some hemp surfboards surfacing from the company. I’ve met some pro surfers in Costa Rica who are going to ride the boards, including Marcela García and Valeria Soto.

Why did you choose to distribute them in Costa Rica?

It’s a big industry there. I learned how to surf when I was there, so I love it. Hemp can also grow very well in Costa Rica. They’re about to legalize that kind of stuff. It’s a great industry; it can replace coffee and sugar cane.

Basically, by building these boards, producing biofuel in Costa Rica made from hemp and producing hemp surfboards there, we just want to get a head start on a really big industry that’s coming. It’s going to benefit the country and it will create jobs.

CORRECTION: The Kickstarter campaign we linked to in the original version of this article is no longer active; the campaign was discontinued because the fundraising target was not met. We apologize for the error. For more information on Hempearth, visit the company’s Facebook page.


Source: Ticotimes

Receta de azúcar cannabico

Receta de azúcar cannabico

Ante la noticia publicada estos días de que pronto saldrá al mercado estadounidense un azúcar cannabico con contenido en THC, en este artículo os daré las claves para que elaboréis un un azúcar cannábico vosotros mismos. Sin necesidad a esperar que este producto salga al mercado.


-100 gramos de azúcar moreno

-10 ml de tintura cannabica (En este caso de GumJack)

-Bol pequeño

-Papel de horno

-Deshidratadora de alimentos o un horno preciso

-Molinillo de café

1. Mezclamos en el bol el azúcar moreno y la tintura hasta crear una pasta uniforme.

2. Cuando la mezcla sea uniforme lo esparciamos en un papel de horno.

3. Metemos el papel de horno con nuestro Canna-Azúcar en el horno o deshidratadora a 70 ºC, durante dos horas.

4. Una vez totalmente seco lo pasamos por un molinillo de café hasta alcanzar la molienda deseada.
Una vez tenemos la molienda la podemos utilizar para endulzar café, infusiones, zumos… Igual que usamos el azúcar “normal” pero con un agradable toque de THC. ¡Y en tan solo dos horas!

¡Yo Vaporizo!


Fuente: Cañamo

Innovadores hallazgos en la investigación de cannabis medicinal

Innovadores hallazgos en la investigación de cannabis medicinal

New evidence for the clinical efficacy of cannabis therapy is presented in the latest issue of the Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology (JBCPP), a De Gruyter publication. The authors have studied cannabis therapy for many years at international research centers, examining its effects, potential applications, and risks.

In his article, Raphael Mechoulam, a highly respected pioneer in the field of cannabis research, provides an overview of research projects and clinical trials undertaken recently at Israeli universities and hospitals on the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). After presenting evidence that cannabinoids are useful for treating a broad range of conditions – including Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, and gastrointestinal illnesses such as Crohn's disease – Mechoulam calls for more extensive clinical trials.

In her article, the Canadian researcher Mary E. Lynch, a leader in the field of alternative pain therapy, explains that 25 of 30 randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that cannabinoids have analgesic effects. These findings are of particular interest for the development of new pain therapies, because demographic change and increasing life expectancy will lead to greater numbers of patients with chronic pain.

The other articles in the journal address various topics, including how the body's endogenous cannabinoid system can be influenced to treat anxiety disorders (Irit Akirav), kidney diseases (Joseph Tam), glaucoma (Melany Kelly) and traumatic brain injury (Mann and Shohami).

The recent legalization of cannabis for medical purposes in some US states has reinvigorated the debate over cannabis in Germany. Support for medical cannabis has been rising in Germany. Legislators recently passed a law that will enable severely ill patients who lack treatment alternatives to get dried cannabis flowers and cannabis extracts from pharmacies with a prescription from their doctor. The law will go into effect in the spring of 2017.

Convinced that treatment with cannabinoids can have more benefits than risks, a growing number of physicians and pharmacologists have been making calls for more clinical research as well as broader use of medical cannabis.

The JBCPP issue on cannabis research can be viewed online at the following link: http://bit.ly/23djtuM.


Fuente: Alpha Galileo

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