Industrial Hemp Research and Development
Industrial Hemp is a viable resource that needs to be reinserted into our manufacturing processes. Through research and development American States University (ASU) hopes to bring innovative and modernized uses of this fast growing “renewable” resource.
Native American Agriculture Initiative Plan
ASU is in partnership with Cannabis Science, Free Spirit Organics Native American Corporation, HRM Farms, AECG and Raymond C. Dabney University (RCDU) to conduct a Native American Agriculture Initiative Plan; 2017 CBIS/FSO NAC MBS. Through the ASU Department of Agriculture, the initiative and its entities, a robust University infrastructure is utilized to focused on education, research, and job creation.
To-date, there have been approximately 30 part-time workers hired, and we expect that another 50 -75 people will be hired before the harvest is completed. The harvesting process is very labor intensive and seasonal. Once we reach year round harvesting, the Company expects the number of full-time permanent staff to increase substantially to service the full 250 – acres for this project and any required expansions.
The 2017 CBIS/FSO NAC MBS is a total of 250 acres. Since the Initiative launch, Cannabis Science has over 3,500 acres under contract for economic development for Universities and site services including, laboratory facilities for research & development. Other key fundamentals depending on the demographics of the area include housing, apartments, and dormitories, as well as the required retail services based on area demographics such as restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores, clinics/pharmacies, and retail strip malls.
Educational and Economic Development Initiative
ASU and RCDU play an integral role in the Native American Agriculture Initiative Plan. Their main function is the complete oversite and mind mapping of the Native American educational and economic development initiative by extensively using its research and development programs. Both ASU and RCDU give the opportunity for financially challenged individuals to obtain a quality education within their structured and regulated programs.
For the Stockton CA site University scholarships will be awarded to qualified prospective students within the City of Stockton from both ASU and RCDU.
Additionally-subsidized education packages will be available from ASU’s 37 trade industry courses, as well as RCDU’s 3 main curriculums of Law, Business, and Healthcare as well as its’ entrepreneurial job creation program.
Agricultural Research and Development Programs
ASU’s Department of Agriculture drives our Alternative Medicine program. These bodies will drive our success in the research and development of cannabinoids using industrial hemp. ASU’s Alternative Medicine program integrates several of our programs and becomes a comprehensive educational and economic development approach. We will use this program to create curricula for each of the areas of economic development.
As we research and identify each target indication of cannabinoid drug development, and the development of alternative medicines, we will create curricula for each area.
Areas of research with Industrial Hemp include:
- Alternative medicinal uses of CBD’s
- Cancer, PTSD, Chronic Pain, Arthritis, Epilepsy, Autism, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s Disease
- The development of alternative biofuels,
- The development of construction materials from plants,
- The development of clothing materials,
- The development of automobile parts, and
- The development of rope and strings.
Curricula for each area:
- Regulatory compliance
- Company creation and structure
- Department Management teams and operating staff
- Planting to Harvest
- Laboratory testing to formulation creation
- Manufacturing and distribution
- Observational and clinical studies
- Sales and Marketing
Through these programs and curricula, students will learn real-world skills and entrepreneurial competencies.
One of the main goals of the Native American Agriculture Initiative Plan is to vertically-integrate operations in order to provide as many jobs throughout the community in agriculture, education, healthcare training, construction, and general retail services;
- Academic and vocational training covering each applied industry;
- Agricultural research;
- Development of healthcare infrastructure, including hospitals and health centers;
- Pharmaceutical and Alternative Medicines development;
- Creation of a sustainable, food security system that is based on sound agricultural practices that produce sufficient food for consumption and that are designed to reduce poverty and allow for real farm-to-table programs;
- Development of water management systems; and
- Development of waste management systems that reduce the prevalence of critical risk factors for infectious diseases.
- Investment in communications infrastructure, to include satellite, internet, mechanical device development, and cellphone infrastructure; and
- Support for policy, regulatory, and jurisdictional environments, as they pertain to public healthcare, agriculture, education, job creation, and most important; on the job training oriented for success.
This type of initiative provides us with a platform for real collaborations and real growth. In addition to the agriculture, extraction, and property development operations, we are able to couple formal education programs with real-world, commercial research activities that give us a positive impact in the communities where we operate and contribute to overall economic development.