The Beverage Blog

Hemp: An American Outlaw

The Marijuana Tax Act, which took effect in 1937, outlawed the sale of all forms of cannabis. In one fell sweep, this ruling also condemned cannabidiol and hemp, marijuana's non-psychoactive derivatives. In the months before hemp’s prohibition, our government worked to promote hemp with their "Hemp for Victory" campaign. Their movement emphasized the resources hemp had to offer during the widespread sparsity of World...

If you’ve ever had a friend with a dairy allergy – or if you are that friend – you’ve known the heartbreak of a lifetime without ice cream. Thankfully, the marketplace is better today than ever before for those of us with allergies to food. Almond milk, coconut milk, and soy milk are popular options for those living without lactose. Many without serious issues just prefer the taste of dairy-free options to milk that comes from cows (myself incl...