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Letter from the President Hi guys, Until now, the Drug Enforcement Administration argued that industrial hemp is essentially identical to psychoactive cannabis, and therefore a "Schedule I substance" under the Controlled Substances Act. Schedule I substances face the strictest penalties for use and are considered to have no benefit to humanity, despite the numerous benefits of all forms of cannabis. The 2018 Farm Bill completely removed hemp and anything made from hemp from the Controlled Substances Act. This will improve numerous policies that hurt the industry. Hemp businesses routinely struggle to access banking, advertising, and other services. We're the only product in the grocery store that can't be advertised. Attitudes are already changing. Even before being signed into law, the 2018 Farm Bill inspired the Alabama state attorney general to back off from plans to prosecute CBD stores. This could be a moment with international significance. Our attempts to encourage hemp farming in foreign countries often faced resistance from officials afraid of U.S. government retaliation. That could be on the verge of changing. All of these countries around the world are going to open up their hemp policies now.

- Ari She


President & Co-Founder - Evo Hemp


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It’s nice to see things laid out on paper as a


happen this week, this month, or even this

Brittany Greer

energetically begins to draw those things

It’s a new year! Often times that means

anything that is inspiring can really help us

making resolutions, starting new projects, trying out new eating and exercise habits. All of these things sound great in theory, but what tends to happen for a lot of us is a slow decline in motivation to continue to try and achieve these new goals. We hope for big monumental changes when sometimes we aren’t quite ready for them to happen. We bite off more than we can chew, and it can leave us feeling disheartened, discouraged, and as though

reminder of where to put our energy if we want to achieve our goals. They don’t have to year - but creating a clear set of REAL goals toward us. Collaging photos, words, or gain clarity over what it is we are striving for. Checking in with those things daily will constantly push us to continue making decisions that will begin to make our goals into our realities. You know how we’ve all heard about “muscle memory”? Well, our brain is the main component of this expression, and is the reason we can do things like dance, recall facts & remember different life events. A lot of our memory is unconscious, but the majority of it is because of focused conscious attention. If we consistently expose ourselves

we have failed. Why do we do this to

to a reality we wish to manifest, we put our

ourselves? I think ultimately, we all want to

brain in the mental state as though we’ve

do be better. But why do we only

already attained it. Our brain begins to

want to make these changes at the start of

remember these things as actuality which, in

a new year? Why aren’t we constantly

turn, affects our nervous system, our muscular

challenging ourselves to make

system, etc. and shapes our current existence.

improvements? To have new experiences,

The law of attraction folks, it’s a real thing -

treat our bodies right, or make something

and I like to talk about it A LOT! try that thing we’ve always

This year, personally, I want to continue to

wanted to try but never have. This year,

make improvements. I want to keep

instead of making resolutions that I

consuming foods and products that

probably won’t keep, I plan to create a

nourish and revitalize me. I still want to

vision board for the upcoming year.

exercise my body through activities that

Somewhere I can put travel plans,

seem more like play than actual workouts. I

relationship goals, nutrition ideas, fitness

want to laugh until I cry, listen to beautiful

plans etc. and hang it up in my home to

music, and continue having experiences

have a daily dose of inspiration.

that leave an imprint on my life. Because at the end of the day, we’ve only got this one to live! Let’s make 2019 the best year yet.

2019 Goal: Be A better me.


An Interview with a Woman Hemp Farmer WORDS BY MORGAN MAGDA

She has been working in the Hemp

Having recently acquired their

one begins, and it is a rich time to

As another year ends, a new

world for 3 years and is currently

permits for hemp we are excitedly

reflect on what has got us this far,

the farm manager on a hemp and

planning for 3 acres for hemp

whether it be on an interpersonal

cannabis farm named “Flower of

production. I am the caretaker of

level or reaching outward to a

Life Farm” on Kauai, Hawaii. At the

the medical cannabis grow, so I am

whole eco-system of wonder. It is

beginning of our phone

looking after about 40 plants right

true the womb of our mothers, and

conversation Kat painted me a

now. One of the biggest things I

the womb of mother earth has

beautiful picture of her sitting in

have been experiencing as a

birthed every living thing into

the dirt, sun shining on her face,

woman, while on this land, or the

existence. Making this life, this eco-

surrounded by happy cannabis

farm “community” in a larger sense,

system, possible. During this time of

plants. On my end I am sitting with

is the lack of community. Being a

reflection and honoring, it is

a hot cup of tea, looking out the

woman, community is really

important to understand eco-

window to a blustery snowy day.

important. It’s family. It’s how we

feminism. Eco-feminism is a fairly

Both scenes were perfect for the

rely on one another to have

new feminist theory. “The theory

deep, inspiring conversation we

everything taken care of. . I feel like

utilises intersectionality, that is the

were about to have.

women are the community holders

interconnectedness of identity traits

and the community builders. They

(race, class, gender, sexuality, etc.),

Morgan: Thanks for taking the time

want to build community and have

to recognize similarities between

to have a conversation with me. As

clear understanding and

the oppression of the environment

your friend and fellow eco-feminist

communication with the community.

and the domination of women

I am so happy to be speaking with

Something that I have been

(Megan Capriccio 2017). Vandana

you about your work. Can you paint

noticing is the lack of community

Shiva, an eco-feminist expert

me a picture of what your

especially when the land owners

describes the movement’s most

experience on the farm has been

are men. I have worked on one farm

important values are respecting

thus far in relation to your identity

in New Mexico where a woman was

difference and the biodiversity of

as woman?

the leader of the farm. At that farm

life that allows it to flourish and

there was a stronger connection for

thrive (Mies & Shiva 1993). I wanted

Kat: So just to give you the layout of

me to healing community. I’m also

to pay homage to this framework in

the farm we are 3 years old and

noticing Winona Laduke and her

feminism by having a conversation

just beginning to plant its roots.

mission with the hemp plant too.

with an eco-feminist woman

There is an abundance of banana

There is something so incredibly

working in the hemp industry.

and avocado trees in the orchard,

powerful about women pushing the


surrounding a medical cannabis

hemp movement forward and


bringing community and healing

Kathleen Brickner, also known as

Kat, is a passionate eco-feminist recently graduated from Naropa

alongside this plant. So that’s what

University in Boulder, Colorado.

I am looking to do as well.

M: Is there a reason working

If my children are going to be

K: What I feel so deeply is that

with Hemp feels so resonant

growing up in a sustainable

the work never stops, especially

for you?

world this plant is the key. It

when you care. I believe the

can pretty much replace all of

planet will support us in the

K: Yes, there is. With cannabis

the destructive modes of

important work that we are

it’s all about the healing. Our

living. Whether it be cotton,

doing if it is sustainable and

internal healing and the

paper where we cut so many

regenerating. But sometimes it

healing of the earth. And this

trees down to grow, or oil a

doesn’t feel that way. That is

plant directly addresses both of

finite resource.This plant is an

why community is so important.

those things simultaneously. The

infinite resource. Its gifts are

That is our foundation. Take

cannabis plant is also a

adaptability and growth. It’s

care of your community and

nurturer. It nurtures the earth,

the most versatile plant I have

your community will take care

the air and the water. omen

ever come across. Its structure

of you.

are nurturers and powerhouses

can be made into anything. It’s

of creators. So, I feel like we

so quickly grown. It’s a fast

**While there is connection to

are really connected to this

producer. It doesn’t take away

women, motherhood, and the

plant. Also, for cannabis to be

from soil or air. It just

earth throughout this article

in its most medicinal form it

continues to add. Women are

we realize that not all who

must come from the flowers of

very much like that too. We

identify as women have the

the female plant. This makes

give, we give, and we give.

same reproductive system!

me think of the medicine that

That is very much our nature.

lies within the nature of the

We just give. Motherhood put


me on this path. I wouldn’t have come to this awakening

M: Your mission with hemp is

if that didn’t happen to me.

inspiring! I am now getting curious as to what brought you

M: It’s really beautiful that your

to this work in the first place?

identity as a woman and mother is so deeply connected

K: What really brought me to

to your passion and mission

this path of working with

with hemp. I feel like you really

cannabis and hemp is the fact

embody the eco-feminist

that I was pregnant for 2

mission as well. Do you have

months. I was a mother. During

any final words of wisdom that

that time, I had to ask myself

you feel inclined to share?

‘What is the most important thing to me in this life in order to support life that is to come’. In asking this I realized the two most important things to me in this life were being able to grow my own food and my relationship to the hemp plant.



Meal Prep!

It's a New Year so bring on the healthy recipes! One thing many of us do not take advantage is meal prepping! Usually, it's pretty easy to do and it saves us so much why not?! Here are some yummy recipes to incorporate into your day!




crispy sesame tofu with zucchini noodles


INSTRUCTIONS: *Make the Sauce

INGREDIENTS: sesame peanut sauce -1/2 cup peanut butter -2 tablespoons Sesame Oil -1/4 cup light low sodium Soy Sauce -1/4 cup Rice Vinegar -1 teaspoon Chilli Flakes -2 tablespoons Maple Syrup (or Honey) -2-3 Garlic Cloves, roughly chopped -1 knob of fresh Ginger, peeled and roughly chopped -1 tablespoon Oil *try hempseed Oil -12 oz/350 gms firm Tofu, cut into small pieces -Zucchinis, spiralized -Sesame Seeds and Green Onions for topping *sprinkle hemp hearts, too!

In a blender or food processor, add all the ingredients for the sauce along with a splash of water and blend till smooth. Set aside 1/4 cup sauce and divide the rest in the mini sauce containers. You might be left with a little extra sauce which you can reserve for later – it works really well as a salad dressing! *Cook the crispy tofu Heat oil in a pan and add the tofu. As soon as the tofu is a very light brown, add 1/4 cup sauce to the pan and toss the tofu in it. Cook everything on low heat. In some time, the sauce will start to evaporate and slowly it will start turning into golden brown and sticking to the pan and tofu. Things will become crispy and you finally you’ll be left with crispy browned bits of tofu in the pan. *Assemble To assemble the meal prep containers, divide zucchini noodles in the containers. Divide the tofu amongst the containers and place the mini sauce containers on one side. Place the lid and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

honey sriracha glazed meatballs with rice


INGREDIENTS: For the meatballs: -2 lb. lean ground turkey -1 cup whole wheat panko breadcrumbs -2 eggs -¼ cup green onions, chopped -½ tsp. garlic powder -½ tsp. salt -½ tsp. black pepper *add in 1-2 tbl. hemp hearts For the sauce: -¼ cup Sriracha -3 Tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce -3 Tbsp rice vinegar -3 Tbsp honey -1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger -3 cloves garlic, minced -½ tsp. toasted sesame oil

INSTRUCTIONS: -Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. -In a large bowl, mix together turkey, breadcrumbs, eggs, green onions, garlic powder and salt/pepper until well combined. -Shape mixture into 1½-inch balls (you'll make roughly 40 balls) and place spaced apart on prepared baking sheets lightly sprayed with cooking spray. -Bake meatballs for 20 to 25 minutes, or until browned and cooked through. -While the meatballs are baking, combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking continuously. Reduce heat and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes (the sauce will start to thicken) then toss with the meatballs. -Serve immediately over brown rice and top with green onions and a few sesame seeds, *and some hemp hearts! Enjoy!

The Top 3 New Year's Resolutions & How to Actually Achieve Them Happy New Year! With it being 2019, comes the need of the “new me.” Resolutions to make us better people are in the air and seems like it’s all everyone thinks about for a couple weeks before it slowly dies away. The problem with resolutions is we wait until this time of year to start them and we never follow through with them. How can we make sure our resolutions stick with us throughout the entire year? The MAIN problem: Our resolutions are too broad. Typical goals for many of us include eating better, sleeping better, and being happier. The problem with these is that they sound nice, but how exactly are you going to achieve those things? We need to set clear goals that are easy to follow and manageable so we don’t give up on them so fast.

For eating better, instead have it where you set the goal of having only one cheat meal a week or eating vegetables for dinner every night, or at least 3-4 times a week. Make sure whatever goal you make, it is something you can actually accomplish so be reasonable with it, at first, and if you feel you are handling it well, make it even more intense, if that is your wish. Small steps are key to creating the lifestyle you want. For sleeping better, I, personally, have set the goal to get 8 hours of sleep during my weeknights. I have a problem of going to bed too late and either being tired and cranky, or I end up taking a long nap during the day, messing up my sleep schedule. For those of you with the same problem, try it with me! I have started with during the weeknights as that is the easiest time in my week to stick to a schedule, versus the weekend. Have a problem with falling asleep, though? I take my CBD before I go to bed to help fix that problem! Maybe your resolution is just trying to fall asleep at a decent time, then maybe CBD is right for you. Try it and see the difference. For being happier, I sometimes laugh to myself as I always wish to be happier, yet life seems to get in the way of that. It’s hard to control what happens to us in our lives, but we have to try and stay positive about it all and look forward to what’s ahead. For this, I really think those small steps is what will get you there. For me, eating well, and having a good routine is all I can ask for. For those are things I can control. I have seen suggestions for us social media fanatics to unfollow any account, or person, that makes us feel less of ourselves so that any picture you see on your Instagram feed will make you feel good and inspired, versus sad and disappointed, or even jealous. Another, for me, is I love to wear makeup and experiment with it, but then I take it off and I don’t always like what I see. Instead, I have grown to accept my natural beauty and only wear makeup for parties or special occasions. I think a huge part of happiness is acceptance of who we are and embracing that, because how can we be happy if we aren’t happy with ourselves. New Year’s does mean a new beginning, so take that chance. If you are one for resolutions, make sure they are easy to follow and manageable for you. Keep going with those goals and don’t give up so fast! We are all amazing human beings who can do anything we want to so make goals that help you get to where you want to be.

News From Evo Hemp: We were featured on Yahoo Finance!

A special thanks to Yahoo Finance and Reporter Alexis Keenan for speaking with us on the difficulties of being a hemp company. Lots of struggles happen behind the scenes that we hope many will see and understand. Checkout Alexis' story on Yahoo now and help us spread the word on hemp!

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