By Mike Marino
A: I was approached by Richard Cowan (former president of NORML) in Amsterdam around 1994 and he floated the idea.
A: We are currently only in La Paz , Mexico but we have plan for more locations depending on our initial success. Ideally we would have locations around the world so guests can travel from one of our hemp hotels to the next without losing a buzz. About 12 years ago, I was part of a group of individuals starting a real hemp hotel, built from hemp near Berlin , Germany . Unfortunately the project was so debt laden that it never opened its doors.
A: No, we are a legal business and have no illegal activities taking place, we do not constitute a negative influence locally but we are enhancing tourism and stimulate the local economy with our guests shopping and dining and drinking locally.
A: Hemp oil is the best oil to use on the human skin, it is more readily absorbed than any other oil known to man. This was proven in scientific tests. Hemp oil has a fatty acid profile that is similar to the profile in our own bodies. Since other hotels offer beautification services we thought a hemp oil massage would make sense.
A: With hemp you can cook almost any meal; Hemp meatloaf, with hemp flour we can bake bread, pancakes and cookies. There is hemp coffee and hemp tea with hemp milk and hemp ice cream. The sky is the limit with hemp, the number of meals than can be cooked with hemp ingredients is endless. Here is another example of a menu that we can feature: Hemp Miso Soup with Shrimp Dumplings. Smoked Trout and Cucumber tossed in Hemp Garlic Chile Oil. Watercress, Fresh Sprouts and Red Onions with a Hemp Citrus Vinaigrette. Grilled Seitan Sweet Potato Napoleon with Bok Choy in Hemp Beet Oil Balsamic Reduction. Hemp nut Veggie Burger. Hemp nut Crusted Black Rice Cakes. Orange Hemp Seed Tuilles with Hemp Vanilla Ice Cream & Fresh Berries. Hemp Coffee with Hemp Liqueur for dessert. Etc. etc.
A: Hemp Dinner; Hemp Meatloaf (vegetarian). Hemp ice cream with hemp coffee and hemp liqueur.
A: Several Hemp Beers; Burke’s Hemp Ale (from Australia ), Cannabia Hemp Beer (from Germany ), Hanfblute (from Switzerland), Greenleaf Hemp Lager, Humboldt Hemp Ale.
A: We have outfitted the hotel with as many hemp products as we have available and that we can afford; Hemp Sheets, Hemp Towels and Bath Robes, Hemp Soap, Shampoo and Conditioner, Hemp Food, see above. The hotel in Germany that I was involved in was constructed with hemp building materials but the hotel in Mexico is not a new building but an existing hotel fitted with hemp products.
A: This is No. 1. The Hemp Hotel concept is a ‘living’ or contemporaneous Hemp Museum. It is an up to date showcase of how you can incorporate hemp into your life or hotel stay. Using hemp we have the most sustainable and ecological products and applications anywhere in the industry.
A: Yes, absolutely, this is one of the exciting parts of our business.
A: We would like to make franchise opportunities available to entrepreneurs who want to open up a Hemp Hotel in their city or neighborhood anywhere in the world. Please feel free to contact me; email@example.com
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