Nothing can be said about the growing number of hate crimes happening against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders – except that it’s unacceptable. In the analysis made by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at CSU San Bernardino, reports relating to hate crimes have drastically increased to nearly 150% in just a span of a few years in America’s biggest cities.
Seeing how vital the role of education is in this ongoing dilemma, several organizations and individuals have leveraged the movement against hate crimes by emphasizing the important roles of the AAPI community in America before and up to the present. The month of May has been designated as the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month – and with this comes a lot of activities made to help debunk stereotypes and biases against those belonging to the community.
However, despite the wide range of resources available on the internet, we can’t deny the fact that there are still a lot of misconceptions happening in society. Aside from racial discrimination, there’s also this serious stigma around cannabis consumption. This is the reason why the AAPI Cannabis industry business owner –Howard Hoffman – of the award-winning CBD brand, Complete Hemp, highly emphasizes the importance of education and research in combatting disinformation and perennial perceptions.
Here's What You Need to Know About the Award-Winning CBD Brand Complete Hemp
Complete Hemp is an AAPI-owned and led CBD brand that has bagged the UNFI CBD Pitch Slam Award for developing the highest quality and most effective CBD brand in major distribution. It is co-founded by the first Filipino CEO of a Cannabis Company, who aims to change the world through health and nutrition education.
Combining the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda into the wholistic formulations and ingredients of Complete Hemp’s product lines, the AAPI company is able to produce high-quality skincare, pain, and skin relief, CBD and CBG oil, CBD gummies, and veggie caps that have played a vital role in the overall health and wellness of the consumers.
Stepping up the skincare game, Complete Hemp developed anti-pollution and all organic CBD topicals, the Collagen Booster Serum with CBD Full Spectrum and the Face & Eye Moisturizer Cream with CBD Full Spectrum that are made from organic ingredients blended with hemp CBD to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, sun spots, age spots, puffiness, and hyperpigmentation.
With its long history as a medicinal plant, the Cannabis Sativa plant has been the subject of research among modern scientists. The chemical compound found in the hemp plant, Cannabidiol, has been found to interact well with the endocannabinoid system – associated with bringing therapeutic potentials to the body.2Complete Hemp’s Full Spectrum CBD Cannabis Sativa Whole Plant Extract and Broad Spectrum CBG - THC Free contain more than 100 different active cannabinoids, including terpenes, phytocannabinoids, and flavonoids.
Just recently, the AAPI-company has released its THC-free vegan gummies specifically made for those who want to opt for a more organic, vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO chewable alternative. With its organically-grown ingredients, like organic sugar cane, pectin, citric acid, carnauba wax, broad-spectrum hemp extract, and hemp extract (cannabinol), these CBD gummies may promote relaxation and a sense of calmness.
With the unceasing determination of the company to educate people by providing well-researched products, they found out that before the hemp plant is exposed to heat, cannabinoids are in their natural acidic state form. Previously, the acidic forms of cannabinoids are believed not to be pharmacologically active. However, new research has challenged such belief and now, many researchers are continuously exploring the many exciting biological and therapeutic potentials of these acidic precursors. Hence, the introduction of the Extra Strength Full Spectrum Acidic Cannabinoid Complex Formula – Complete Hemp’s vegan liquid capsule that is blended with organic, cold-pressed hemp seed oil.
Because of Complete Hemp’s efforts in providing high-quality hemp products in the market, all of its products were certified by the USPAAC – the largest and most established non-profit organization representing Pan Asian Americans which has been recognized at both national and federal levels. In fact, the company’s CEO received the Asian American Leadership Award in 2019, which has been awarded by the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce.
Indeed, there are so many things that we can still learn and discover from the Cannabis Sativa hemp plant. The same that there are so many things that we can learn from the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders thriving in the country. May the celebration of the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month remind us to continue learning how diverse and unique we all are – not letting these differences hinder us from exponentially growing into a better community.
1 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Health and Medicine Division; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice; Committee on the Health Effects of Marijuana: An Evidence Review and Research Agenda. The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2017 Jan 12. 4, Therapeutic Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids. Available from:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK425767/
2 Zou S, Kumar U. Cannabinoid Receptors and the Endocannabinoid System: Signaling and Function in the Central Nervous System. Int J Mol Sci. 2018;19(3):833. Published 2018 Mar 13. doi:10.3390/ijms19030833