Hemp - The Multi Billion Dollar Crop - Part 1: Nutritional Benefits, Medical Use Of CBD, Other Uses Of Hemp

  • The global market for hemp applications consists of more than 50,000 products
  • Markets include foods and beverages, nutritional supplements, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics
  • Hemp Oil and CBD can positively affect cancer, arthritis, diabetes, chronic pain, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis, attested in more than 23,000 studies
  • Hemp seeds have the ideal ratio of omega 3/6 fatty acids of 3 to 1 and contain very high levels of vitamins, protein, carbohydrates, minerals and fiber
  • The Canadian cannabis market alone grew at a CAGR of 80.42% over the last two years
  • The global nutraceutical market was estimated at around 205.39 billion USD in 2016 and is projected to reach around 294.79 billion USD by 2022, at a CAGR of 6.7% from 2017 to 2022

In this edition of the Round Table, experts like world famous nutritionist David “Avocado” Wolfe and entrepreneur Craig Goodwin investigate nutritional, medical and environmental benefits as well as the splendid financial prospects of the outstanding super commodity hemp.

While all world is watching closely at the marijuana markets, its non-psycho-active sibling hemp still lacks the attention it deserves. This super commodity has been used for thousands of years by cultures all over the world. Industrial cultivation and processing of hemp offers tremendous opportunity, over 50,000 different applications for hemp are recorded up to date. With its superior health benefits, especially hemp seeds are not only a gift for personal nutrition, health- and body care, but also have the potential to change several industries, including the functional food, pharmaceutical and cosmeceutical markets.

Cannabis legislation is catching up to socio-cultural reality on a global scale, thereby creating vast fortunes for investors. The explosion of the industry is the best prove of that: the Canadian cannabis market alone has grown by more than 300% over the last two years.

Craig Goodwin

goodwinJ. Craig Goodwin is the President, Director, & Founder of Naturally Splendid Enterprises Ltd. He has over 30 years of sales and marketing experience including Senior Account Executive for one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in the world, The Jim Pattison Sign Group. While with The Jim Pattison Sign Group, Craig was one of the most successful sales executives in Western Canada and received numerous awards for outstanding achievements.

David Wolfe


David “Avocado” Wolfe is the rock star and Indiana Jones of the superfoods and longevity universe. The world’s top CEOs, ambassadors, celebrities, athletes, artists, and the real superheroes of this planet - Moms - all look to David for expert advice in health, beauty, herbalism, nutrition, and chocolate!

Simon Scholes


Simon Scholes is a CFA® charterholder and brings 20 years of financial experience to supervising equity research projects. Prior to First Berlin, he worked as a sell-side analyst at ABN AMRO in London and at Bankgesellschaft Berlin in Frankfurt. Simon holds a BA degree in German from Oxford University.

Rafael Dulon


Rafael Dulon is the founder and general manager of Hanf Farm AG, a larger company located in Germany, which grows ecological hemp and processes it to diverse food products. His main focus is in the development and processing of high-quality hemp food products. Rafael Dulon finished education in biological Agriculture and Marketing, and is permanently upgrading his functional knowledge about hemp.

Joscha Krauss

Joscha Krauss just recently took over the management of MH medical hemp GmbH, which is based in Berlin.
For the past three years he has been active worldwide in the area of medicinal cannabis and Cannabidiol (CBD) in particular.
He holds an Bsc. in Forest Science & Ressource Management as well as a Master of Science in ecology.

Georg Holzach

Georg Holzach is a renowned German TV journalist who presented 14 TV formats in seven German networks, including subject areas like: business, stock market, world affairs, science and health.
He also moderated more than 250 international conferences and corporate events for 100+ clients in German, English and French, trains managers for interviews and is a lecturer at ten higher education institutions.

Craig Godwin:

"The hemp plant itself is one of the most nutritional plants that have ever been known to be on earth."

"The base products of hemp: seed, protein and oil should be in everybody’s diet, every single day.”

"It has been around for 6.000 years and been used by civilizations the world over."

"Naturally Splendid has positioned itself very well indeed by investing in science and technology, research and development."

David "Avocado" Wolfe:

"20 trace minerals, making it one of the most unusual and most important seed crops in the world."

"CBD is game changer to all who have to deal with a child who has any kind seizure disorder."

"Ideal food for the developing brains of children."

"24% of the American population is on any kind of anxiety medication, anti-depression medication or some kind of mental disorder medication – all these things can be supported, helped or even eleviated by CBD."

"In 1942 Henry Ford produced a fiber 10 times the strength of steel at a fraction of its weight."

Simon Scholes: 

"One of the major drivers is the functional food industry."

"The diversification is obviously very interesting to invest, the company has several legs to stand on."

"Ethical Investing is a big trend and Naturally Splendid is a part of that."

Joscha Krauss:

"CBD has very strong antioxidant effects and very good anti-inflammatory effects."

"There is a HUGE variety of diseases you can treat with CBD."

"The American market (for CBD) is huge, the European market is very undeveloped in regards to Cannabidiol, a very big market is the Asian market. There is no CBD there. There is a huge potential!"

Rafael Dulan:

"It has so many opportunities for the human being and for agriculture."

"The effect of the hemp cultivation for the soil is really great."

"I am very convinced that we will have the boom here in Europe as well."

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