The ongoing explosion of the cannabis market has led to some exciting developments, and now it seems we’re on the verge of exploring an entirely new frontier: medical cannabis honey. Thanks to a substantial recent investment in an Australian tree plantation and some promising trends, experts believe that cannabis honey farm funding can be a positive development on a few fronts, including the potential for health benefits and helping to regenerate depleting bee populations around the world. Although we’re still in the early stages, new techniques have cannabis enthusiasts excited about the prospects of medical cannabis honey as researchers on the cutting edge push into uncharted territory.
Similar to cannabis, tea trees have a range of different medicinal applications, including the highly sought after Manuka honey that is produced by bees that pollinate with the tea trees. Some of the main benefits typically associated with Manuka honey include antioxidants that provide an immune system boost while acting as an anti-inflammatory agent. That’s why Manuka honey is such big business, with tea tree farms mostly in Australia and New Zealand exporting honey all over the world.
Looking to build on the successful Manuka honey market, organic tea tree farm Jenbrook just took in a $1.49 million infusion to partner up with EVE Investments with the goal of developing medical-grade hemp honey. Since Jenbrook already supplies the U.S. with a substantial amount of tree oil and honey products, the new direction makes perfect sense thanks to the blossoming medical cannabis market around the United States. With 29 states already on board with medical cannabis and more likely to pass initiatives in the 2018 elections, the overall potential of medical cannabis honey seems to be extremely promising despite being in the early phases of testing and development.
While it’s impossible to say for sure what the health benefits of medical cannabis honey might be, experts at Southern Cross University in Australia are already doing the legwork to test out the new product. Currently, Jenbrook is also in the process of finalizing new types of honey that will have anti-bacterial benefits and the company claims the honey will be able to treat certain diseases as well. With Jenbrook fixated on producing honey that maximizes health benefits, cannabis honey will be developed in the same way and aims to find new medical implementation for hemp.
But it’s not even only about human health either, as there is another potential benefit that is both small and enormous at the same time. While bee populations continue to drop around the world, creating significant complications with pollination, researchers are optimistic that hemp and tea tree farms could actually help regenerate bee populations. Based on the early research involving low THC cannabis plants and bees, Jenbrook official Bryan Easson recently suggested that the observable benefits to bee hives has provided some significant optimism. If Jenbrook is able to showcase bee hives thriving while pollinating with cannabis plants, the potential upside for cannabis honey would in turn go well beyond the billion-dollar Manuka honey market that the company is taking aim at.
Perhaps more than anything, creative cannabis trends like the production of medical cannabis honey suggests that the hemp revolution could really just be getting started. As the cannabis market in the U.S. and around the world continues to expand dramatically, the incentive for investment firms like EVE Investments to jump into the world of hemp research is likely to only increase from here. The ongoing development of products like cannabis honey also points to the exciting new ground being broken as researchers scramble to come up with the next big hemp application. Even though it will be a while before we fully understand the benefits and attributes of such collaborations, the world of cannabis seems to be breaking into new territory faster than ever.