At Finola, we’ve been separating the hemp from the hype since 1995!
Click HERE for a three page PDF that has our seed prices and ordering instructions.
The World Health Association’s (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence held their 40th Annual Meeting in Geneva, 4-7 June 2018 to discuss cannabidiol (CBD) and concluded; “To date, there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.” The final report also concluded that “there are no case reports of abuse or dependence relating to the use of pure CBD” and “no public health problems have been associated with CBD use.” For more information on this, read the full 28 page report HERE.
The World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) has decided to remove cannabidiol (CBD) from its list of prohibited substances, effective January 1, 2018. WADA, which regulates prohibited substances for athletes, announced the move in a 2017 September 29th update. The Canada-based agency oversees the World Anti-Doping Code, which is used by more than 600 sports organizations, including the International Olympic Committee. The World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, is currently reviewing CBD’s therapeutic potential in a revision that may redefine how CBD is regarded and controlled internationally.
Meanwhile, back on the farm– on 20 April 2016, seven species of animals munched on a pile of hempseed in our backyard, in Finland. We still have snow on the ground at this time of year. Our game camera took 588 pictures during this 15 hour dinner-breakfast-brunch-lunch banquet. Not all of these pictures are in this PDF (27 mB), so click here to see a few of the best ones.
Current status of FINOLA in the EU: Perfectly Legal!
If hemp samples are still collected in your country for THC testing, be sure to help your agricultural officials plan for the correct time to take field samples of FINOLA (between 40 to 60 days after sowing in most places). The correct time of sampling is dependent on latitude and heat energy, with earlier sampling times at warmer latitudes lower than 60o (40-50 days after a sowing near latitude 50o) and later sampling at higher latitudes (50-60 days after sowing near latitude 60o). Earlier sampling times will apply to stressed crops.
Click HERE for a 12 page PDF (31MB) on FINOLA’s morphology and development with pictures.
Click HERE to download a two page PDF that describes some basic information about the FINOLA variety of oilseed hemp, the Finola company and the Finola® registered trademark.
SOME PEER-REVIEWED ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS on HEMP by Dr. JC Callaway:
Click HERE for a chapter on Hempseed Oil (36 A4 pages, 524 kB pdf), by JC Callaway and DW Pate. This revised version was published in 2009 as Chapter 5 (pp. 185-213) In: Gourmet and Health-Promoting Specialty Oils, Robert A. Moreau and Afaf Kamal-Eldin (Eds.), AOCS Press, Urbana Il, ISBN 978-1-893997-97-4.
Click HERE for a short new article by JC Callaway, entitled “Hempseed oil, in a nut shell”, published in the March 2010 Volume 21(3) of inform; a monthly publication of the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS).
Hempseed Oil is a functional food: Read about the results of these two clinical studies:
Effects of hempseed and flaxseed oils on the profile of serum lipids, serum total and lipoprotein lipid concentrations and haemostatic factors. Schwab US, et al. European Journal of Nutrition . 2006, volume 45(8), pages 470-477
For general information on hempseed nutrition, check out this publication:
With hemp come politics, and when sloppy science collides with careless administration, unfortunate things can happen, typically to individuals and small companies. This publication describes the real impact of institutional ignorance and bureaucratic bumbling with dubious scientific results.
Some history on the FINOLA variety
FINOLA is the world’s leading producer of hempseed and useful flowers. It was developed in Finland in 1995 under the breeder’s code FIN-314, and independent agricultural trials for Plant Variety Rights (PVR) began in the Netherlands during 1997. The PVR for FINOLA was eventually granted by the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) in 1999. The FINOLA oilseed hemp variety was finally admitted to the European Union’s list of subsidized crops in February of 2003, soon after the European Commission had officially recognized oilseed hemp as an industrial crop. Before that time, hemp was primarily used for fibre production. Before 2003, it was a completely new idea to grow hemp specifically for grain production. Although the situation was bleak in these early years, we decided to continue. Because we could, and because we thought this agricultural innovation was important to the health of our plant and to the health of our species.
The Finola name and the seed-drop logo are trademarked.
The FINOLA variety of oilseed hemp is protected by OECD Plant Breeder Rights.
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