Canna Berlin. One brand, one mission: namely, to rehabilitate the miracle plant hemp, in order to do good to man and the earth. Because hemp is a true all-rounder - healthy, sustainable and versatile. We offer you gently processed hemp products so you can enjoy its benefits. Do not worry: you will not experience a high..
Because our products consist of so-called useful hemp. This has a vanishingly small THC (tetrahydrocannabidiol) content of less than 0.2 percent and can thus de facto trigger no intoxication. Rather, commercial hemp has long been used in industry as a raw material: For example, for the production of paper, clothing and cosmetics. Nevertheless, few people know about the great potential of this wonderful plant, because the bad reputation as a drug precedes it. We from Canna Berlin therefore want to enlighten and give the image of the plant a new coat of paint. Hemp offers namely a lot of advantages, which we would like to present to you in the following once..
Superfood - hemp is healthy.
First of all: hemp is very healthy, new German: a Superfood. Especially its seeds and its leaves do everyone good!.
Hemp seeds are high in vitamins A, B, D and E, which is important for skin, hair, nails and eyes. They are rich in vital polyunsaturated fatty acids such as omega-3 and omega-6, as well as the rare but essential alpha-linolenic acid. In addition, hemp seeds have essential amino acids and are real protein bombs, have 30 grams of protein per 100 grams! That is as much as meat has! This is especially important for vegans and vegetarians who do without protein from meat. But that was far from all, because hemp seeds are rich in zinc, iron, magnesium and fiber - these are good for digestion, make long full and have hardly any calories..
But hemp leaves should also be part of a healthy and balanced diet. This is because their high magnesium content has an anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic effect. Their high iron content also helps to supply our blood with oxygen: if you take too little iron, it reduces your physical performance. Also good for's blood, but also for muscles and nerves is the high calcium content of hemp leaves, because in just 10 grams are 300 mg calcium - with it you would have already covered a quarter of his daily calcium needs. And then there are their antioxidants that protect us from cancer, inflammation and stress.
Another special strength of hemp is its cannabinoids. These are natural chemical compounds from the resinous flower of the cannabis plant. The most popular cannabinoid is currently probably cannabidiol - short CBD. Its therapeutic uses are nowadays tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world, meanwhile CBD is used to relieve pain and in the treatment of cancer, among others. More and more researchers believe that CBD is a true miracle drug: CBD calms the nervous and immune systems, reduces stress, has anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, relaxing, anxiety-relieving effects. Wow. It is important to emphasize that CBD makes neither high, nor addicted..
If you are curious, you should try our 5% CBD Full Spectrum Oil; 100% vegan and mild in taste.
Hemp is sustainable
But hemp is not only good for people, it is also good for the earth. Because hemp is low-maintenance, tear-resistant, water-repellent and grows quickly. Due to its resilience, its cultivation does not require pesticides and it thus represents an ecological alternative to cotton, for which namely circa 80% of all manufactured pesticides are used. But that's not all! Hemp is also good for the soil in which it is planted. Because hemp prevents weeds and is an efficient CO2 reservoir. Through its leaves in several tiers, it also provides shade and a favorable microclimate. Hemp roots can even extract toxic heavy metals from contaminated soils and make them fertile again: even near Chernobyl, Russian agronomists planted hemp to clean the soil of radioactive substances..
Hemp has many uses.
Last but not least, hemp is extremely versatile and finds use in various industries. Hemp is processed into insulation material, building material, rope, oil, textile, paper, interior lining of cars, wool. Furniture, ... Almost as if there is nothing that can not be produced from hemp!.
For a short time hemp has even served as a plastic substitute. So there are now plant pots from a hemp mixture that is biodegradable. So hemp could even help us in the medium term to counteract the pollution of our planet..
Our mission - far from accomplished
You might think that so many advantages mean that the mission of Canna Berlin mentioned at the beginning would be a no-brainer. Alas, far from it. On the contrary, hemp's bad reputation precedes it: as the operator of a hemp store, one is quickly placed under general suspicion. Not infrequently, raids also take place in CBD stores in Berlin, where cash, products and cell phones are confiscated, due to the accusation one would operate illegal trade in cannabis..
Also the decision of the EU Commission to classify CBD as a so-called Novel Food (Novel Food), complicates the sale of hemp and CBD products significantly and leads to the fact that manufacturers and retailers must declare them as cosmetics. Detailed on the topic gives in one of our next blog posts.
Café Canna Berlin
So there is still a lot to do! But we are motivated to the tips of our fingers! Among other things, we have therefore opened about a year ago the Café Canna Berlin in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin's first hemp café.
The Café Canna Berlin is to offer away from our online store the opportunity to meet in real life and exchange - so an analog place of encounter. Here we want to educate about hemp, advise on our products and of course offer a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy. Here you can not only fall back on our entire product range from the online store, but also try vegan cakes, coffees and snacks. Everything on hemp basis and everything super delicious.
The Café Canna Berlin is thereby under the motto Regional, Vegan, Sustainable - exactly like our hemp so!
If we have now aroused your curiosity, we recommend visiting our online store to take a look at our Canna Berlin hemp and CBD products: To the shop.
Your team from Canna Berlin