CBD For Veterans & First Responders: Interview with Ian Erickson of Pure American Hemp Oil
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Within the new episode of the Ministry Of Hemp Podcast, we discuss the advantages of CBD for veterans, police, and first responders of all types.

Our host Matt sits down with veteran and ex-narcotics officer Ian Erickson to debate how CBD helps vets and first responders. Erickson explains why he left the police pressure to begin his personal CBD firm. Discover Ian’s hemp merchandise, and extra data on their low cost program for veterans and first responders, at Pure American Hemp Oil. You too can take a look at their app, HempMaps.

Right here is the hyperlink to the article about why you shouldn’t purchase CBD on Amazon.com that Matt talks about originally of the present. In search of good CBD? Attempt our High CBD manufacturers web page.

Due to the toll their work takes on their our bodies, CBD is good for veterans, police, EMTs and different first responders.

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CBD For Veterans & First Responders: Episode transcript

Under you’ll discover a full written transcript of this episode. Thanks once more for listening!

Matt Baum: 00:05 Welcome to a different episode of the Ministry of Hemp Podcast. My title is Matt Baum. I’m your host, and I need to thank everyone that’s been supporting the present to date, and listening, and leaving us suggestions, giving us calls on our voicemail. That quantity is 402-819-6417, and we love to listen to from you, and we’ve been doing these reveals. My buddy Package who’s the editor in chief of MinistryofHemp.com and I reply your hemp and CBD associated questions, and to date you guys have had some actually good ones.

Matt Baum: 00:38 As we speak on the present, I discuss to Ian Erickson from Pure American Hemp Oil. Ian is a veteran, and he’s an ex cop, and he’s one of the crucial attention-grabbing guys that I’ve talked to on this enterprise. I actually haven’t thought of it till we get into it, however who wants CBD and the reduction that it could carry greater than first responders which were injured on the job. He’s a tremendous man. He’s constructed like a truck. He’s not what I anticipated in any respect. He’s obtained a mohawk with dreads, and he appears to be like like a UFC fighter. I liked him. He was a lot enjoyable to speak to, and I can’t await you guys to listen to this interview.

CBD on Amazon

Matt Baum: 01:16 Earlier than we try this although, I need to discuss Amazon.com, and I need to discuss them as a result of we get into it a little bit bit on this interview.

Matt Baum: 01:29 I’m under no circumstances anti-Amazon.com. I’ve an Amazon bank card that I desperately have to repay. Don’t point out that to my spouse. She doesn’t at all times take heed to the present so … However we discuss CBD on Amazon, and Alibaba, and Pinterest, and a few of these different websites the place we’ve seen quite a lot of CBD recently. Now, I’m going to have a hyperlink to an article that Package simply wrote for MinistryofHemp.com about hemp on Amazon, and why you shouldn’t purchase it there. And principally, it comes right down to the truth that promoting CBD on Amazon is in opposition to their insurance policies. They don’t permit it. They don’t permit something with CBD as an ingredient. But yow will discover a ton of various CBD oils on Amazon making all method of false claims, and the rationale that they’re there may be as a result of it appears to be as a result of they’re making false claims.

Matt Baum: 02:32 They’ve ridiculous dosages in them like 20,00Zero milligrams, 30,00Zero milligrams. They’re means too good to be true, and most of them are produced from hemp seed oil. And in case you take heed to this present in any respect, then you understand hemp seed oil, whereas it’s nice for cooking, it doesn’t have CBD in it. It simply doesn’t. The one means you’re going to get that’s from oils which are derived from hemp flower. From firms like Pure American CBD who we’re speaking to at this time. I’m going to have a hyperlink within the present notes to this text that Package put out. It’s implausible and it spells all of it out. In a nutshell, you can’t purchase CBD from Alibaba or from Amazon proper now. You simply can’t do it as a result of they’re not promoting the true factor. And promoting this faux stuff, all it does is additional that entire CBD is snake oil declare and CBD doesn’t work for me.

Matt Baum: 03:27 The true stuff is on the market. You simply need to go to the precise place to search out it, and Ministry of Hemp is a wonderful place to do this. You’ll be able to examine our high manufacturers part. I’ll have a hyperlink to that within the present notes as effectively. We all know these guys. They’ve glorious lab outcomes, and we belief them. And that’s what you need to search for, a trusted model that presents their lab outcomes, that’s not making ridiculous claims. I can not stress how vital it’s to look the place these items is coming from, and take a look at who’s promoting it, and look what the claims they’re making are. In the event that they’re telling you that they will remedy each illness on the planet, and you may get it for 10, 20 bucks, they’re mendacity. It’s that easy. It’s too good to be true, and we don’t want that proper now. What we’d like is extra schooling, and what we’d like is extra guys like Ian Erickson who’re doing it and doing it the precise means. Let’s get to my dialogue with Ian proper now.

Ian Erickson on discovering CBD after a automobile crash

Ian Erickson: 04:25 My title is Ian Erickson, and I’m the co-creator and proprietor of Pure American Hemp Oil which is a CBD model of a full product line of CBD merchandise. It’s a greater recognized firm and we do quite a lot of different work as effectively. So, inside the neighborhood.

Matt Baum: 04:42 So, Ian, the place did you come from? How did you occur upon hemp?

Ian Erickson: 04:46 Nicely, it’s type of really a loopy story. I really obtained a crashed into by a automobile.

Matt Baum: 04:51 Okay.

Ian Erickson: 04:52 Wasn’t anticipating to t-boned-

Matt Baum: 04:54 No one is. That’s the factor about being t-boned, proper?

Ian Erickson: 04:57 Yeah, I used to be completely sudden, and it was much more sudden as a result of it occurred after I was on responsibility as a police officer.

Matt Baum: 05:03 Oh, Jesus.

Ian Erickson: 05:04 So, yeah. So, it’s type of a bizarre intro to how I obtained into hemp as a result of I by no means heard about CBD or something up till that time. Had actually unhealthy ache in my left wrist. I already had it reconstructed earlier than. The screw got here out of my wrist with the impression on my door.

Matt Baum: 05:21 Like actually out of your wrist?

Ian Erickson: 05:24 Yeah. It was anchored in. I had a screw in my wrist, and it was in place to maintain my wrist intact and preserve it good, after which when the impression occurred on my door, I had my arm within the door as I used to be driving, I used to be doing a u-turn on the time, and so at the moment that impression brought on the wrist to reinjure itself and simply to have the screw come free. So, it required reconstruction on that. And I even have a pair different illnesses. I obtained a reconstructed backbone. I had a double backbone fusion, a disc elimination, [inaudible 00:05:54] an ankle surgical procedure, an angle elimination [crosstalk 00:05:57]-

Matt Baum: 05:58 Have been you want a rodeo clown or a stunt man or one thing earlier than you had been a cop?

Ian Erickson: 06:02 No. It was after I was in Iraq after I was within the Marine Corps, so [crosstalk 00:06:04]-

Matt Baum: 06:04 Okay. Nicely, that’ll do it, too. That’ll absolutely-

Ian Erickson: 06:06 Yeah, positively. A pair roadside bombs, you understand? [inaudible 00:06:08] No massive deal.

Matt Baum: 06:09 Certain. Certain.

Ian Erickson: 06:09 I walked away so I’m good. I can’t complain.

Matt Baum: 06:11 There you go.

Ian Erickson: 06:12 However that’s the place all that stuff occurred. However the brief model of it’s it was a bunch of ache. I used to be taken out of the sphere. I couldn’t return to the sphere to do work till I had surgical procedure, and the surgical procedure was unsuccessful. So, I heard about hemp oil, CBD oil that didn’t have any THC, and there was type of a grey space on the time. No one knew precisely what’s happening with it legality sensible. We had the 2014 farm invoice, and so I used to be like, effectively, you understand what? It’s not unlawful, and everyone says it really works nice. I’m going to present it a strive. And it was nice. It labored superb.

Ian Erickson: 06:51 And I used to be like, that is one thing … I already had a pair different companies that I had on the facet that I used to be working, and I used to be like that is one thing that I’d actually prefer to get into as a result of I believe that it could assist lots of people, particularly within the first responder neighborhood and the army veterans.

Matt Baum: 07:05 Completely. Completely.

CBD for police: Breaking the stigma

Ian Erickson: 07:06 And so, having that backstory and type of being in that neighborhood for so long as I’ve been for the final 15 years in each army and legislation enforcement, I actually wished to type of break the stigma of CBD, and hemp, and all that, and cannabis associated merchandise, and see if there was a solution to type of bridge the hole within the two communities, and convey a product in that may very well be useful, and never have the stigma hooked up to it. So, that’s [crosstalk 00:07:29]-

Matt Baum: 07:28 Do you assume there nonetheless is a stigma? Whenever you method different cops or folks within the service, [crosstalk 00:07:34] are they nonetheless like, “No means, man.”

Ian Erickson: 07:36 Oh, yeah. If folks aren’t educated, they’ll simply say no matter. I’ve been referred to as a few various things since I obtained into this [inaudible 00:07:43], and I’d simply type of chortle it off and I’m like, no matter, man. I obtained thick pores and skin. I may actually care much less. However there may be that stigma of, one, deathly afraid that they don’t know what they’re getting, and it may [inaudible 00:07:55] false optimistic. Departments don’t care. When you get a optimistic studying for THC, you’re gone and that’s accomplished. So, no pension, no retirement, no nothing. So, no person desires to threat that.

Matt Baum: 08:06 Critically, all of that goes away simply with one optimistic THC check? And that’s for police?

Ian Erickson: 08:12 Yeah, yeah.

Matt Baum: 08:12 That’s madness.

Ian Erickson: 08:14 It’s. It’s completely insane. It’s complete madness. After which, different cops can do different issues and that doesn’t occur. They get to retire.

Matt Baum: 08:21 Proper.

Ian Erickson: 08:22 But it surely’s all as much as the discretion of the particular departments’ coverage, after which the chief of police, and the politics of the day, and all that sort of stuff. So, it’s simply a lot shaky floor there that folks don’t need to threat it. So, it’s unlucky. Even now, I’ve had folks that I do know which are cops use it, they find it irresistible, they assume it’s nice. The division helps them which is nice. After which, there’s some others which are like, “Nicely, it’s at your personal threat. We’re not going to let you know you may’t use a authorized product now that we’ve got the 2018 farm invoice, it’s completely good. However we’re going to place out an inside memo to everyone and say, effectively, we are able to’t confirm what’s in it. We are able to’t confirm what’s [inaudible 00:08:59], and so in case you take that threat, that’s on you, after which we’re going to resolve from there.”

Training and the HempMaps app

Ian Erickson: 09:04 So, it’s unlucky, nevertheless it nonetheless exists. And so, selling schooling such as you guys do Ministry of Hemp is de facto, actually vital, particularly since it’s type of wild west proper now. There is no such thing as a regulation happening. It’s very minor, and so getting extra schooling on the market to folks to make the precise selections on what they’re getting product sensible is I believe actually important. So, that’s why we developed an app referred to as Hempmaps. Sort of a little bit play on Weedmaps. We type of took a few of their thunder a little bit bit.

Matt Baum: 09:33 Certain. Hey, if it really works. Come on.

Ian Erickson: 09:36 Yeah. We’re like, “Hey, you understand what? Weedmaps works. Perhaps Hempmaps will work, too.”

Matt Baum: 09:41 That’s what the entire web does. It’s like rappers. All of them borrow a little bit little bit of everyone’s glow, you understand?

Ian Erickson: 09:45 Just a bit bit. We’ll simply take a little bit bit from right here and a little bit bit from there. We are able to’t market or purchase adverts, so I’m like, effectively, you understand what? We are able to use Hempmaps as an academic software.

Matt Baum: 09:55 So, what does Hempmaps do?

Ian Erickson: 09:55 What’s that?

Matt Baum: 09:55 What does Hempmaps do?

Ian Erickson: 09:59 So, it’s an app. You discover within the app shops. It’s within the Apple retailer and it’s within the Android retailer. It’s principally it has our model on there, Pure American Hemp Oil. It will get details about ours. We’re really in search of a weblog proper now to RSS feed into it to do stay updates for instructional functions for data each day. It will possibly funnel via the app. After which, we additionally inbuilt a QR code scanner. So, on that QR code scanner, you possibly can take any of our merchandise, flip them the other way up, scan the underside of the QR code on one among our merchandise, your lab will pop up, and the quantity of CBD will pop up-

Matt Baum: 10:33 That’s superior.

Ian Erickson: 10:33 … after which when you’ve got a zero THC product, it’ll present zero THC.

Matt Baum: 10:37 That’s superior.

Ian Erickson: 10:38 So, you may see precisely. So, that’s our high quality management that we do with Pure American Hemp Oil. After which additionally on there we’ve got an app, after which we drop a pin for all of our resellers. So, in case you’re a reseller of Pure American Hemp Oil, we throw you a little bit free advertising, drop a pin on you, and say, “Hey, yow will discover Pure American Hemp Oil at this retailer.” After which, you get walk-in site visitors, or if we’ve got an precise gross sales rep that’s going round, you may contact that rep in your space.

Matt Baum: 11:00 That’s sensible.

Ian Erickson: 11:00 Now we have one in California, and Montana, and yeah. So, quite a lot of irons within the fireplace in the intervening time. So, it’s type of like, okay, let’s do Hempmaps at this time, let’s do Pure American Hemp Oil at this time. Okay, we obtained to alter the web site. It’s type of loopy time. We’ve been doing this for over two years now.

First responders and veterans utilizing CBD

Matt Baum: 11:14 Wow. So, let me ask, how do you join with … Nicely, you mentioned additionally you’re a vet, and also you even have linked with a number of vets. How have you ever linked with them, and what was their preliminary response to stuff like this?

Ian Erickson: 11:26 It’s been overwhelmingly optimistic to date. There’s at all times skepticism. You’re going to run into that. Particularly while you’re coping with type-A personalities, and army, and veterans-

Matt Baum: 11:34 Macho males, proper?

Ian Erickson: 11:35 Yeah, it’s that machismo like, “Oh, that shit ain’t going to work. Yeah, it doesn’t have any THC in it.”

Matt Baum: 11:41 “I don’t want your hippie crap.”

Ian Erickson: 11:42 Yeah. “We don’t want that. [inaudible 00:11:44] want Motrin.” However-

Matt Baum: 11:42 Motrin.

Ian Erickson: 11:47 When you really minimize via the noise, and also you’re like, “Hey dude, pay attention, simply strive it out.” Within the very starting, I used to be giving out far more free product than I ought to have. You bought to make some cash so you may preserve going, however I used to be like, hey, my buddy wants assist, all proper dude right here. And so, the response was nice. All people liked it. They’re like, “I’m actually excited to strive it.” They usually’re telling different folks about it, they usually’re shopping for into it. So, I created it’s referred to as the Veteran and First Responder Program, and that features lecturers additionally as a result of I contemplate them first responders [crosstalk 00:12:13]-

Matt Baum: 12:13 Completely. Yeah.

Ian Erickson: 12:15 And so, we provide 25% off throughout the board and free transport to all these classes of individuals. And so, after they log in, they get a particular login, we tag them entry, after which they will order from us at a reduction year-round. There’s no gimmicky … like I’ve seen a pair adverts on the market for another manufacturers [inaudible 00:12:31] title, however they’re like, “Oh, it’s Memorial Day weekend. We’ll give 5% to this charity.” We don’t function like that. We do 25% to everyone all yr lengthy, and that each single sale that we make on our web site, Pure American Hemp Oil, a portion of that routinely goes to the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and our official charity of Pure American Hemp Oil, and we’ve got a ticker reveals how a lot we’ve donated since June once we signed up with them to be their official CBD model. And so, they instantly get swiped over from every sale, and we assist that charity as effectively. So, that’s why we type of preserve our circle tight, preserve our overhead low so we are able to really do issues that matter.

Matt Baum: 13:08 Yeah, and also you’re coping with a gaggle of men such as you who’ve so many various accidents, bizarre accidents they sustained, and fixed persistent ache who sometimes fall into opioid use. And this can be a nice solution to preserve someone from crawling to hydrocodone or one thing. Definitely.

Ian Erickson: 13:24 Completely, and that’s what I … I simply don’t perceive the hypocrisy that we face now could be everyone’s, both you go to the VA otherwise you go to someplace, they usually’re like, “Oh yeah, you’re on this critical quantity of ache from this big damage, and I can completely relate to that as a result of I’ve taken the identical forms of ache reduction drugs after the surgical procedures that I’ve had.” After which they get hooked on it, after which it’s so onerous to get off of it. And it’s harmful. It’s so harmful. But it surely’s being funded and given to those guys like sweet, however there’s a lot stigma and push again simply to get to the purpose we at the moment are with CBD. It’s simply it’s ridiculous.

Matt Baum: 13:55 Yeah. It’s [inaudible 00:13:56].

Ian Erickson: 13:56 The identical goes for marijuana. I gained’t get on the entire marijuana factor, however I’ve completely zero downside with marijuana and cannabis. I believe it needs to be authorized in all 50 states, and it’s an incredible software for lots of veterans on the market [crosstalk 00:14:06]-

Matt Baum: 14:05 Completely agree. Particularly in terms of stress and in terms of emotional points and whatnot. For sure. I’d quite a man is, particularly a veteran, is utilizing CBD oil and probably marijuana to take care of points like that quite than medication, like tablets and booze.

Ian Erickson: 14:24 Ache killers and booze, and that’s what it at all times goes to. And so, it’s unhappy that we are able to’t get to some extent, and I was a narcotics cop. I got here from each spectrums of this. I type of have a holistic view of the entire thing, and it’s simply it’s too unhealthy that as an alternative of it as folks struggling, folks needing assist, and giving them a viable choice that it’s a lot more healthy for them than the choice they’re being given, it turns into a political factor as an alternative of simply serving to folks the place we have to.

Matt Baum: 14:51 Get them in, hand them tablets, and get them out the door.

Ian Erickson: 14:54 Precisely. It’s simply turning folks over, after which … That’s all politics and I may actually care much less about politics, however I simply hope sometime we are able to really make a optimistic impression, and we are able to do what it got down to be. And I believe that having that neighborhood, particularly the veteran neighborhood and being part of that, and having that be a driving pressure in direction of making good modifications for all folks, I believe it’d be an incredible factor.

Matt Baum: 15:15 For sure.

Ian Erickson: 15:15 And it appears to be like like taking place, too.

On being a former cop

Matt Baum: 15:17 What do the fellows in your division, your narc departments say while you informed them, “Hey, you understand what? I believe I’m accomplished with this cop factor. I’m going to go work at CBD. I’m going to go work in hemp.”

Ian Erickson: 15:26 Oh God, it was humorous. Nicely, I began out in LA, so I used to be with LAPD, after which I got here to Texas and I used to be with one other division right here. So, I used to be working narcotics in LA. And so, after I discuss to my buddies there, they’re like, “Let me get this straight, dude. You will have dreadlocks now.” I’m like, “Yeah.”

Matt Baum: 15:44 You’ll be able to’t see him, however he has a mohawk presently.

Ian Erickson: 15:49 “You will have a CBD oil model, and also you drive a Tesla. What’s fallacious with you? What did Austin do to you?” I’m like, “Don’t fear, man. I nonetheless go capturing on the weekends. Don’t fear.”

Matt Baum: 15:57 Okay. There’s one thing within the water although. Austin’ll get everyone finally, you understand?

Ian Erickson: 16:00 It’s. I swear, it’s like you may’t not change a little bit bit while you come to Austin.

Matt Baum: 16:05 Proper, proper.

Ian Erickson: 16:06 No, however everyone’s been tremendous supportive. Truthfully, the overwhelming majority of narcotics cops and cops basically, the fellows really on the bottom doing the work, don’t have an issue with cannabis.

Matt Baum: 16:19 Nicely, it’s a waste of their time.

Ian Erickson: 16:20 I can’t converse for everyone, and I gained’t, however from my expertise it’s a waste of time, sure.

Matt Baum: 16:28 Yeah.

Ian Erickson: 16:30 You’re losing taxpayer funds since you’re taking someone for an offense, more often than not low-level marijuana possession, misdemeanor, and also you’re placing them via the system which prices cash [inaudible 00:16:40] that. After which, they’re actually out earlier than you end delivering your paperwork, and submitting all of your proof, and every part else. As an alternative of truly seeing that and being like, “You already know what? We’re spending more cash, of taxpayer cash, to undergo this infinite cycle, and it’s not doing something. We’re not stopping any of this, and …” I at all times say this to folks and it blows their minds, I’m like, “I’ve been in quite a lot of fights with quite a lot of drunks being a cop. Lots of people at bar closes and every part else that simply bar fights, simply loopy stuff. Folks on PCP and a few actually onerous, nasty medication. [inaudible 00:17:13]. What occurred to my wrist? The man was on PCP and that’s what tousled my wrist the primary time again in California. By no means fought a stoner child. It was simply [inaudible 00:17:21] some weed. Truthfully. [crosstalk 00:17:23] like, “Okay, man.” I’m like, you understand what? I really feel unhealthy. I’m like, “Rattling it. Now I really feel type of unhealthy, dude.” I’m like, “All proper. Nicely, let’s go.”

Matt Baum: 17:30 “No matter, bro. This sucks.”

Ian Erickson: 17:34 “No matter dude.” I’m like [inaudible 00:17:34]. It was at all times the humorous factor, we’d at all times … You don’t need to know if the child’s obtained weed since you’re going to be spending hours on paperwork, and taking away from actual [crosstalk 00:17:42]-

Matt Baum: 17:42 Don’t inform me. Simply don’t inform me.

Ian Erickson: 17:43 It’s like, “Dude, you understand what?” It’s like that is the check. It’s like, “Do you’ve gotten any weapons on you?” They’re like, “No, man, however I obtained some weed.” I’m like, “Fuck!”

Matt Baum: 17:53 That’s not what I requested. I didn’t ask that.

Ian Erickson: 17:54 Dude, [inaudible 00:17:54]. I gave you an opportunity. I like speaking on the cop angle too with all these items as a result of it was such part of my life for therefore a few years, however with the ability to really attempt to be … As a result of I do know what it was like rising up in California as a child. You simply don’t like cops, and particularly the local weather now could be folks don’t like cops as a result of they don’t assume [inaudible 00:18:14] they usually don’t get it or no matter. There’s loads of folks on the market which are simply not like that. And if they may had the prospect, they’d be smoking like no matter.

Matt Baum: 18:23 After all. They usually’d most likely mellow out extra, you understand?

Ian Erickson: 18:25 They don’t care, they usually’re good dudes, yeah.

Ian Erickson: 18:27 Precisely. [inaudible 00:18:27] It’s truthfully, it’s the DA’s, it’s the politicians, and it’s the excessive finish brass that they actually type of give everyone a foul title on the [inaudible 00:18:34] considering they’re not those which have to really work together with folks.

Matt Baum: 18:37 Precisely.

Ian Erickson: 18:37 If I can humanize that a little bit bit extra and type of carry [inaudible 00:18:40] I like to do this, too.

CBD within the army

Matt Baum: 18:43 Nicely, it’s terrible as a result of the folks that want this essentially the most, the folks that would actually be helped by this essentially the most are nonetheless not allowed to make use of it.

Ian Erickson: 18:48 No, and I used to be so disillusioned after I obtained … Truly I obtained a name or an e mail from a buddy who’s abroad, and he’s like, “Hey, we simply obtained an inside memo that every one Marines and Navy personnel should not allowed to make use of CBD merchandise in any respect.” I’m like, “Are you kidding me proper now?” I’m like, “What are you speaking about?” And I’m like, “Ship me that.” So, he’s despatched it to me, and I learn it, and I used to be like … And it was a directive, strict directive saying that any hemp derived merchandise, regardless that they’re authorized, are to not be consumed by army personnel, lively responsibility army personnel for the very same purpose. They mentioned that, “We are able to’t confirm this, and there’s not something in place but.” And I get these arguments, I perceive, however then possibly put in some tips. Perhaps herald someone who is aware of what the fuck they’re speaking about, and say, “Okay, how do you confirm that is great things?” After which create a listing, and provides them a useful resource like solely do that. The factor that they’re afraid of, and I perceive this, they’re afraid of individuals popping for marijuana, after which blaming it on CBD.

Ian Erickson: 19:48 That’s what the departments are fearful about, and that’s what our [inaudible 00:19:51]. So now, everyone’s scrambling to get the CBD or the THC testing in children to see the extent of THC. So, whoever develops that’s going to make a billion {dollars}.

Matt Baum: 19:59 Oh, yeah. In a single day.

Ian Erickson: 20:00 Yeah. Actually a ton.

Pure American Hemp Oil, a veteran-owned CBD model

Matt Baum: 20:00 It’s going to be nuts. It’s going to be nuts. So, let’s discuss your product actual fast. So, what’s it you guys do? What do you supply? What set you apart? Let’s discuss that.

Ian Erickson: 20:11 Yeah. No, completely. So, how we supply our materials, first off is it’s going to be … Now we have a farm in Tennessee, and we solely contract with them. They solely use natural farming strategies.

Matt Baum: 20:22 So, it’s single farm?

Ian Erickson: 20:24 Sure. Single farm. So, we actually manufacture from that farm, and it goes from soil into the seed to bottle inside the similar space inside 5 miles. Our merchandise, they include zero THC. We check. We make it possible for they’re a broad spec product. And we’ve got a full line of merchandise. So, we’ve got our oils, so we’ve got 4 completely different oils. We go from a energy to 300 milligrams all the way in which as much as 2,500 milligrams.

Matt Baum: 20:49 Oh, wow.

Ian Erickson: 20:50 Yeah. We don’t go larger than 2,500 as a result of we see that there’s a little bit little bit of a threat to get some THC in there in case you go additional with a broad spectrum with that. All of our oils, it’s all pure components. We don’t add any fillers. We don’t do the hybrid factor like quite a lot of firms are on the market doing proper now with the hemp seed oil mix with the CBD. None of that. It’s pure CBD. It exams out at excessive CBD rankings, and we be sure that it’s third occasion examined, and it reveals in our labs we’ve got a excessive focus of CBD in ours.

Ian Erickson: 21:19 We really check a little bit bit larger than what we’re displaying so far as the quantity of milligrams for the whole bottle. So, you get a little bit bit greater than what you’re paying for. We’d quite have over than underneath when persons are selecting our product.

Matt Baum: 21:30 Completely. Completely.

Ian Erickson: 21:33 And our supply technique is MCT oil. So, there’s lots on the market that [crosstalk 00:21:37]-

Matt Baum: 21:37 Now actual fast, while you say MCT oil, what’s MCT oil?

Ian Erickson: 21:42 So, MCT oil is the oil that we really minimize with and we’ve got it because the supply technique for the CBD itself. So, it breaks down, and because the chopping agent is used because the natural MCT oil.

Matt Baum: 21:53 Okay. So, it’s simply the precise oil.

Ian Erickson: 21:57 Sure. Simply the precise oil itself for the precise supply agent to enter the bloodstream, we use MCT oil. So, yow will discover it in shops, yow will discover it on Now Meals is a model that has it as effectively. However there’s quite a lot of advantages to having MCT oil that’s derived from coconut. And that’s simply type of what we’ve seen is one of the simplest ways to carry the product into consumption for human beings.

Matt Baum: 22:22 Proper. A whole lot of fatty acids in coconut oil, and that CBD sticks to the fats, and the fats carries it proper in, proper?

Ian Erickson: 22:29 Yeah, completely. And we’ve had a little bit little bit of pushback from some folks, they usually say that, “Nicely, in case you don’t have THC in it, it gained’t activate.” Now, and I’ve at all times wished to speak to folks about that as a result of I’d like to see this examine the place that reveals that because-

Matt Baum: 22:42 I simply did. I’ve talked to some folks about this, too, and there’s very professional and really con on that, however no person has any actual information to assist both facet.

Ian Erickson: 22:51 No. I don’t perceive the place they get this from, so like I’d love … If any of your listeners right here have it, please, I’d like to see this because-

Matt Baum: 22:57 Identical right here.

Ian Erickson: 22:58 … we don’t have THC in our merchandise. The CBD prompts. We check it. We make it possible for it’s really activated [inaudible 00:23:06] full product, too. They’re not simply samples. And folks use it, they usually have superb outcomes, they usually love our merchandise. So, I simply don’t perceive the place this notion comes from. When you don’t have the 0.3% of non-psychoactive, nothing THC in your product that it one way or the other prompts.

Matt Baum: 23:22 Yeah. It’s not flipping a swap or something. It appears type of foolish to me, too.

Ian Erickson: 23:24 Yeah. It’s prefer it’s not doing that. That’s not the way it works. So, I believe that’s type of a gimmicky factor.

Matt Baum: 23:26 I’ll say on some merchandise you may name them if say this can be a broad spectrum as a result of it doesn’t have THC in it, I agree with that. You most likely can’t name it a full spectrum as a result of there is no such thing as a THC. So, in case you assume you’re getting some type of profit from that 0.03, no. Not in that one you’re not.

Ian Erickson: 23:43 And typically with the topical facet of the home, in case you do a full spec in topical, you may charge it at zero in case you check it and it comes again at zero. If it’s a non-amount and it doesn’t charge, then it may very well be thought-about zero at that time. Even doing it at that.

Matt Baum: 23:59 What sort of extraction you guys doing?

Ian Erickson: 24:01 It’s a CO2 extraction.

Matt Baum: 24:03 CO2? Okay.

Ian Erickson: 24:04 Yeah.

Matt Baum: 24:05 [crosstalk 00:24:05] Is that the way you guarantee there’s no THC, or is it have extra to do with the plant that you just’re beginning with?

Extra on faux CBD on Amazon and Alibaba

Ian Erickson: 24:13 It’s extra of what the extraction then the crops. We solely harvest from industrial hemp, and it’s solely American made. It’s not imported. Clearly, like I mentioned, it’s from a farm regionally that who we contract with. So, we’ve got our high quality management now. We wish it to remain as an American product as a result of the historical past of hemp, it was a really massive and prevalent factor in America. And so, we’re desirous to type of carry that again and preserve it as an American product as a result of, once more, you may go on Alibaba, all these different locations, and see all this crap, and you don’t have any thought what you’re getting.

Matt Baum: 24:44 Oh yeah. Amazon. Amazon’s one other one. It’s horrible.

Ian Erickson: 24:47 They’re simply importing it. Yeah. Amazon and I’ve a foul relationship. Earlier than I knew that they had been very anti- CBD, after I first began this model, I’m like, oh yeah, I see all this hemp oil and all this CBD stuff on Amazon. Let’s put it on there and actually type of get quite a lot of publicity. They usually got here again they usually stored on denying us and shoving us down. I’m like, “what’s going on, guys?” They usually’re like, “Your product has CBD. We don’t permit CBD.” I’m like, “You will have merchandise on right here proper now that say CBD, and I do know for a proven fact that they’re mendacity they usually have hemp seed oil, they usually provide the labs say hemp seed oil-“

Matt Baum: 25:22 That’s the reason Amazon lets them do it. They actually are encouraging folks to promote the faux stuff.

Ian Erickson: 25:27 They let folks [inaudible 00:25:28] and lie on Amazon.

Matt Baum: 25:29 Yeah. They need the faux sufficient as a result of they will’t get in bother of their thoughts.

Ian Erickson: 25:33 It’s so irritating as a result of, and that is what I at all times inform folks, I’m like, “We need to be a participant on this for longterm. We need to be a model that has keep energy, that’s acknowledged,” and I at all times type of equate it to the power drink craze. Vitality drinks first got here out, you bought all these loopy manufacturers popping out, do all this loopy stuff, and then you definitely’re type of left with three. You’ve obtained Rockstar, Pink Bull, and Monster. We need to be one among three left behind after all of the crazies which are attempting to tear everyone off and screw folks over are gone, and are discovered to be fraudulent the way in which that they’re.

Ian Erickson: 26:02 Sadly, Amazon’s giving them the car to be fraudulent, and I believe that places their shoppers in danger. So, I’d simply inform anyone, be very cautious about what you’re shopping for on Amazon since you don’t know the place it’s coming from, it’s not being examined, and it’s not CBD. Even whether it is they usually’re one way or the other sneaking it in there, it’s not the sort that you just need to get.

Matt Baum: 26:21 Yep. You get the seeds. No good for you. Seeds and stalks don’t do it. So, the place can we go to search out your product? The place can we get it?

Remaining ideas on Pure American Hemp Oil

Ian Erickson: 26:27 So, yow will discover our product on PureAmericanHempOil.com. We’re redoing the web site proper now as a result of, like different CBD manufacturers, we’ve had points with our processing as of lately.

Matt Baum: 26:38 Go determine. No. I hadn’t heard of that. Fascinating.

Ian Erickson: 26:43 I do know. Bizarre. I obtained approached by Sq., the great folks at Sq., they usually have a beta program that we’re part of now. However that required us to utterly redo our web site. So, we’re within the technique of doing that, however we’re nonetheless stay and on PureAmericanHempOil.com.

Matt Baum: 26:54 That’s nice. Sq. actually simply permitted this final week, didn’t they?

Ian Erickson: 26:58 Yeah. Yeah, they did.

Matt Baum: 26:58 That is model new.

Ian Erickson: 27:00 Yeah. If Sq.’s listening, your charges are a little bit excessive so please work on these, but-

Matt Baum: 27:07 The opinions shared right here don’t have anything to do with MinistryofHemp.com.

Ian Erickson: 27:07 We welcome with you with open arms. We admire it, and we’re not going to lift our costs simply because our bank card processing charges [inaudible 00:27:13]. We nonetheless need to preserve our costs the place they’re at as a result of I would like folks to have the ability to really purchase the merchandise, and it actually does assist while you even have a very good value level for it.

Ian Erickson: 27:22 So, apart from the oils, we’ve got 4 completely different capsules. Now we have a sleep system with melatonin.

Matt Baum: 27:29 Oh, I’d like to strive that.

Ian Erickson: 27:30 It’s nice.

Matt Baum: 27:30 I’d positively strive that.

Ian Erickson: 27:33 It knocks you out. It’s so good. As a result of I don’t sleep effectively as a result of I’ve ADD 24/7.

Matt Baum: 27:36 You and me each.

Ian Erickson: 27:37 That is one firm. I run three different ones. So, this is only one factor I obtained to [inaudible 00:27:41]. Whenever you’re impartial, I didn’t actually end up how I obtained out of being a cop, I used to be given the choice, “Hey, sit at a desk. As a result of the surgical procedure didn’t go effectively, you’re not going to return to the sphere, or depart.” And I wasn’t vested, and I didn’t have sufficient time to retire right here as a result of I didn’t have over 10 years right here in Texas. So, I’m like, you understand what? I’ve a pair issues within the works, and I’m going to present this one a go and type of work for myself on it.

Matt Baum: 28:06 Honest sufficient.

Ian Erickson: 28:08 So, yeah. So, the sleep system with the melatonin’s nice. Now we have a power system really with caffeine for the mornings.

Matt Baum: 28:15 Oh, actually?

Ian Erickson: 28:16 Yeah. We minimize the CBD in half since you don’t desire a ton of CBD within the morning from my expertise as a result of it makes me a little bit drained and groggy. So, having caffeine with it’s a good decide me up within the morning. After which, we simply have plain CBD with our MCT, after which we’ve got an anti-inflammatory one with curcumin in it.

Matt Baum: 28:33 Oh, wow.

Ian Erickson: 28:34 We add that to it, and that’s our fourth capsule model that we’ve got. After which, we’ve got gummies. Now we have 300 milligram gummies that are actually, actually good. These are … You’ll be able to see them proper right here.

Matt Baum: 28:45 Oh, yeah.

Ian Erickson: 28:45 These are 300 milligram gummies. They’re 10 milligrams every they usually’re good all through the day. You will have one thing come up, you bought to present a speech, you’re a little bit jittery, a little bit nervous, a little bit anxious about one thing, get a little bit little bit of ache, you may pop a gummy. It doesn’t provide you with an over quantity of CBD all through the day. Just a bit bit to type of knock that edge off, and type of reset you and get again to regular.

Ian Erickson: 29:04 Then, we’ve got topicals. We obtained, let’s see, proper now we’ve got 4 completely different topicals. We simply launched a ache curler, and our ache curler is 600 milligrams for the whole curler. So, it’s like a roll-on. Sort of like a Biofreeze [inaudible 00:29:18]. Identical idea, similar every part else, however you’ve gotten 600 milligrams of CBD for the whole bottle.

Matt Baum: 29:24 Very cool.

Ian Erickson: 29:25 We’re then working two different pump high topicals, 150 milligram and a 300 milligram, and people are [inaudible 00:29:32].

Matt Baum: 29:31 Wow. You guys are doing every part. That is loopy.

Ian Erickson: 29:36 Yeah, we do. Yeah. Now we have a full product line. Yeah. I wasn’t messing round. I used to be like we’re going to be all-in on this and we’re not going to do it fallacious.

Matt Baum: 29:41 Certain sufficient. Yeah.

Ian Erickson: 29:42 After which, we’ve got our ache balm. So, it’s just a bit field and it is available in a jar, and that’s 120 milligrams simply in a balm. Nice lip balm. Nice utility in a balm for that. After which, let’s see. Am I lacking every other merchandise?

CBD for canines

Ian Erickson: 29:58 Oh yeah. We obtained a pet line. My canine Bane, he’s our Pitbull. Love him.

Matt Baum: 30:05 Nice title.

Ian Erickson: 30:06 I’m like, “Dude, you’re now moving into enterprise with me buddy. So, you may’t [inaudible 00:30:09] all day.”

Matt Baum: 30:09 There you go. Certain, positive.

Ian Erickson: 30:12 Now we have Bane’s Bites, and people are a beef chews for canines. Work nice. They’re two milligrams of CBD per bites. They’re simply type of intermediate all through the day or if one thing comes up, automobile experience.

Matt Baum: 30:21 Oh, cool.

Ian Erickson: 30:21 After which, we’ve got Bane’s Drops. Now we have a 250 milligram and 100 milligram drops for meals, and people are bacon flavored. So, it goes sprinkled on their meals. He will get the 200 milligram full dropper, 250 milligram as soon as a day and he does nice with that. He’s obtained [crosstalk 00:30:39]-

Matt Baum: 30:38 I’ve obtained a Pug that’s really on CBD as effectively, so-

Ian Erickson: 30:41 Yeah?

Matt Baum: 30:41 Yeah.

Ian Erickson: 30:42 Superior.

Matt Baum: 30:42 She’s obtained a backbone factor and it’s helped lots. She’s paralyzed, I imply she will be able to’t stroll, however she’s not shaking as a result of she’s not in ache anymore. So, we’re giving her CBD. It’s been superb.

Ian Erickson: 30:52 Nice. That’s superior.

Matt Baum: 30:53 Yeah.

Ian Erickson: 30:54 I’ll ship you some to check out.

Matt Baum: 30:55 Yeah. Please. I need to strive these canine … the chews. Positively. These could be nice.

Ian Erickson: 30:59 Chews too? Okay, superior. Yeah. We obtained chews, we obtained the drops, after which we additionally even did a balm, a ache balm-

Matt Baum: 31:05 Oh, actually?

Ian Erickson: 31:05 … for canine as a result of I seen that within the summertime, particularly in Texas, you may’t stroll your canine previous a sure level. It’s too sizzling. They burn their paws on the asphalt. It’s horrible for them. And even within the mornings after I stroll Bane, he will get a little bit bit not burnt, however he’s just a bit uncomfortable. So, it’s a nostril and paw balm. It type of goes into their paw, can heal up their paw. In the event that they’re a little bit sick, you may rub some on their nostril, and that’s been recognized to assist as effectively. So, attempt to avoid all of the gimmicky stuff. However these are the merchandise that I believe actually do assist.

CBD agave nectar

Ian Erickson: 31:35 After which, our final product that we’ve got, we’re popping out with a shower balm product that needs to be out in a few weeks as soon as we completed up the packing containers for these. However the final ones that we’ve got which are obtainable proper now is definitely I mixed one other product, one other firm that I’ve which is a Bower Agave. It’s an agave nectar firm that I began with a pal of mine just a few years ago-

Matt Baum: 32:00 As a result of in case you’re going to do CBD, it’s possible you’ll as effectively do agave.

Ian Erickson: 32:01 Yeah. You would possibly as effectively do it, proper? And I’m like I see everyone on the market proper now, and I used to be simply considering, I used to be like I see all these folks with their honey and syrup, and all this different stuff, and I’m like I may positively formulate CBD agave, and have the primary one in the marketplace. And I obtained a lot.

Matt Baum: 32:16 Why not? Positively.

Ian Erickson: 32:17 I’m like let’s do it. So, we simply manufactured and obtained it accomplished. It’s two completely different variations. It’s mild and uncooked agave, and the uncooked agave you employ it for issues that aren’t candy that you just need to make candy. So, you do it for baking and stuff like that. The sunshine agave you employ it to reinforce the flavour of issues which are already candy.

Matt Baum: 32:37 Like a margarita for instance.

Ian Erickson: 32:39 [crosstalk 00:32:39] 500 milligrams of CBD per bottle, and then you definitely get 20 milligrams of CBD per serving which is one tablespoon.

Matt Baum: 32:45 Not unhealthy.

Ian Erickson: 32:46 It’s a very good quantity.

Matt Baum: 32:48 Yeah.

Ian Erickson: 32:49 So, I used to be really making one thing I known as, and I trademarked however sadly we didn’t end up the trademark on it but as a result of we haven’t put it on the market. It’s only a [Valerita 00:32:58]. So, it’s a tequila margarita sort of concoction, however I used it with the CBD agave as an alternative of normal agave. Good. So good. So, having that CBD craft cocktail, or having it together with your espresso within the morning just a bit bit. It really works nice.

Matt Baum: 33:16 I did a present the place we sat down with a bartender that made a bunch of craft cocktails with CBD oil [crosstalk 00:33:21], however CBD agave, that’s a fair higher thought, man. It’s simply good.

Ian Erickson: 33:24 You may make an quaint in order for you an quaint with CBD. There’s a lot extra you are able to do with it. Particularly even with baking, folks need to make treats or no matter with it, they will really dose with this, they usually don’t have to make use of sugar as a result of they’re going to get the identical desired sweetness impact with much less utilizing the agave, however then you definitely’re additionally going to have the ability of getting the CBD in it as effectively. So, I’m like how can I not do that? I’ve to do that.

Matt Baum: 33:51 Yeah. It’s sensible.

Ian Erickson: 33:54 So, I’m like let’s try this. Why not? Let’s simply add one thing else to do. We don’t need to sleep tonight. Overlook it. Let’s go.

Matt Baum: 34:00 I don’t need to take up anymore of your time since you’re an insanely busy man, however thanks a lot.

Just a few phrases from Matt

Matt Baum: 34:03 Once more, big due to Ian. He was so cool and I like speaking to him. If you’re a veteran, or a primary responder, or a instructor that is considering attempting CBD to take care of ache or to take care of stress, take a look at PureAmericanHemp.Com. They’ve a 25% off program only for you. And personally, I believe that’s superb. We live in a rustic with a large opioid disaster and at last somebody is bringing these drug firms which have pushed these medication on to a really susceptible populace to court docket, and I can solely hope that the choice falls in the entire victims favors. When you can also make a option to do one thing like CBD that’s non-addictive, that’s in truth useful, I urge you to make it. Please. And once more, make sure to search for high quality manufacturers that aren’t solely answerable for rising their very own hemp, rising it the precise means, however they current their lab outcomes, and they don’t seem to be promoting you a miracle remedy.

Matt Baum: 35:06 Proper now, hemp wants details, it wants schooling, and it wants firms which are doing it the precise means. So please, in case you’re going to make a purchase order, make an informed one, and let MinistryofHemp.com allow you to with that. Try our high model hyperlinks the place you’ll discover a entire record of firms which are doing it and doing it the precise means.

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Matt Baum: 36:07 Like I mentioned, we’ve obtained a bunch of nice listener questions. We’ll be doing one other hemp Q&A on the following present. After that, I believe we’re going to be speaking about why banks and digital cost processors are so hesitant to course of hemp funds. It’s going to be an incredible present and I hope you stick round for it. For now, I’m Matt Baum, your host. Please maintain your self, maintain others, and make good selections, will you? That is the Ministry of Hemp signing off.

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