Nicole Burnette, owner of Queen Hemp Company, is our guest for episode two of the Carolina Cannabis News podcast.
Queen Hemp Company is one of more than 400 farms licensed under the N.C. Industrial Hemp Pilot program, though it was the first farm licensed in Charlotte, N.C.
In this episode we discuss what it’s like to grow hemp indoors, what it means be a “vertically integrated” company and we get into a little hemp history, too. We also talk about the importance of knowing what’s in your cannabidiol (CBD) products. (Ask for lab results, y’all!)
We also mention Hurricane Florence which was bearing down on the Carolinas at the time of our recording. We are happy to report that Queen Hemp Company, which grows inside, did not lose power. Burnette says that she’s thinking about the farmers on the coast who didn’t fair as well.
Another update since recording: Queen Hemp Company products can now be found at Pet Wants, in Charlotte. And Queen Hemp CBD honey is now available at Caudle Creek Farms.
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Documents mentioned in the podcast:
A 1937 letter from the American Medical Association to the U.S. Congress opposing cannabis prohibition.
A 1972 report from the Shafer Commission, an investigative body appointed by then Pres. Richard Nixon. In the report, which you can read here, Nixon was advised to decriminalize cannabis and remove it from the Schedule I drug listing. Nixon, of course, ignored that recommendation.
Carolina Cannabis News editor, Rhiannon Fionn (left), and Nicole Burnette, owner of Queen Hemp Company at the taping of this podcast episode.
Listen to our first podcast episode with guest N.C. state Rep. Kelly Alexander, Jr. (D-107, Charlotte).