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ATHS News: Building a future with Lego Bricks

Morning Hempers! ATH Shop are very pleased to report that Lego Ltd, a major player in the Plastic industry, recently declared that they are joining the Hemp revolution and, in turn, helping to safeguard the future of our planet and wildlife, by making the switch to Hemp Plastic for all their Lego toys! So why is this so important? Well, Hemp is one of humanities oldest cultivated crops, dating back over 10,000 years to Ancient China and Mesopotamia. Its medicinal use can be traced back to 2700 BC and even throughout Roman times. Industrial Hemp was also used to make rope, fabrics, paper and more in the past. However, new laws imposed early in the 20th century put a stop...

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ATH Shop Asks: Can CBD help treat arthritis?

Hi Hempers! Today we're asking an important question on the use of CBD to combat the effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis!  What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term, autoimmune disease that causes joint pain, swelling and stiffness. It most commonly affects the hands, wrists and feet, although it can impact on any joint in the body. RA occurs when the immune system attacks healthy body tissue, mistakenly sending antibodies that usually fight infections, to the lining of your joints.For many, arthritis is a condition often thought to be associated with old age, but in fact, RA is most common between the ages of 30 and 60. RA can cause significant suffering and have a huge impact on daily...

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ATHS News: The 'Novel Foods' Saga

Hi Hempers! Some of you may be aware of the 'Novel Foods' saga around CBD and Hemp ingestion that has been ongoing since January 2019. Under European Law, "food that has not been consumed to a significant degree by humans in the EU before May 15, 1997" is classified as 'Novel Food' and it has been deemed that Hemp and CBD fall into this category.  However, we all know that Hemp as been consumed for much longer than that! Therefore, organisations such as the EIHA (European Industrial Hemp Association) have been collecting evidence to prove the history of Hemp ingestion.  EIHA MD Lorenza Romanese explains: "People have eaten hemp for centuries, without mulling on whether it is a food, a...

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