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How to Get 1% Max THC for Hemp Without Congress

How to Get 1% Max THC for Hemp Without Congress

I’ve been advocating for 1% maximum THC for hemp since 2015, just on principle. The current 0.3% is arbitrary and unhelpful, and the originator of it (Dr Ernest Small of Canada) regrets that it became the de-facto standard. It’s great to now see the movement for 1% pick up speed and backers. This issue has … Continue reading "How to Get 1% Max THC for Hemp Without Congress" ...

Help Those Who Help Us

This is from Mr. Kenzi Riboulet-Zemouli at FAAAT, which lobbied the U.N. Vote for the past five years, culminating in a landmark decision December 2020. They’ve been working on this relatively quietly for years. “Do you know a lot of people able to push changes in international law, and living under poverty levels? I know … Continue reading "Help Those Who Help Us" ...

Self-certify Your CBD as GRAS

Have you considered self-certifying your CBD products as Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) so you are “legal” at the federal and state level? It would get around the ban on CBD in California and other states, for example. Two of the industry’s largest companies did (CV Sciences and Charlotte’s Web), and so should you. It’s … Continue reading "Self-certify Your CBD as GRAS" ...

The $20 Billion Elephant in the Room

It is estimated that the global Cannabis market is now about $20 Billion in size. Cannabis and Hemp businesses have many trade associations and lobbyists representing them, and they generally want the opposite of what Consumers need. Regulators and police have a seat at the table, as does the medical side (Big Pharma and doctors), … Continue reading "The $20 Billion Elephant in the Room" ...
Systemizing Your Operations for Fun and Profit

Systemizing Your Operations for Fun and Profit

Being one of the early “virtual companies” starting in the 1980s, I had to figure out a new way to do a business selling products made just for us, after out-sourcing all aspects of business except our core competencies (marketing and product development). One effective tool was to systemize all of the tasks for running … Continue reading "Systemizing Your Operations for Fun and Profit" ...
World Hempseed Hectares, 1961-2019

World Hempseed Hectares, 1961-2019

Here is world hempseed acreage, 1961-2019. Largest producers were China, USSR, and France. Source: FAO. Save this page as PDFPrint this page ...

Free Novel Food Application Resources

The European Union (and others) are requiring a Novel Food (NF) application for CBD products. To comply, every company must submit an application for what amounts to the exact same thing, for each and every SKU. The whole thing is odd as CBD has been in the human diet long before member nations even existed, … Continue reading "Free Novel Food Application Resources" ...
Legalization is Inevitable, But Which Flavor?

Legalization is Inevitable, But Which Flavor?

In Italy, patient Walter Benedetto was recently acquitted for growing marijuana in his house solely to treat his crippling rheumatoid arthritis. He has a prescription but the government can’t supply him with enough of the right type, so he grows it with a little help from a friend. It was just the latest in a … Continue reading "Legalization is Inevitable, But Which Flavor?" ...

CBD Haterz Miss a Few Essential Facts

CBD Haterz miss a few essential facts: CBD at night increases expression of CBR1, giving you a bigger THC high the next day CBD reduces psychosis and anxiety, better for when you get super high on THC CBD potentiates positive THC effects while cutting its negative effects, so that THC is better for you Drop … Continue reading "CBD Haterz Miss a Few Essential Facts" ...
Hemp For Plastic… But Which?

Hemp For Plastic… But Which?

While the current discussion about hemp plastics is welcome, it is still mostly performative and aspirational because the real work of how to get from here to there is not part of the conversation. Which use of plastics should be targeted? Why? How would hemp be used? What type of hemp product? Who is the … Continue reading "Hemp For Plastic… But Which?" ...

First report of Pythium myriotylum causing root rot in Cannabis sativa (L.) in California

First report of Pythium myriotylum causing root rot in Cannabis sativa (L.) in California TL Pitman, RN Philbrook, JG Warren – Plant Disease, 2021 In June of 2020 we observed greenhouse grown Cannabis sativa in Sonoma County, CA and Monterey County, CA showing stress symptoms: stunting, leaf chlorosis, and leaf senescence, when moved to … Continue reading "First report of Pythium myriotylum causing root rot in Cannabis sativa (L.) in California" ...
Hemp Fiber Ex/imports, 1961-1994

Hemp Fiber Ex/imports, 1961-1994

Here are net ex/imports for hemp fiber (tow), 1961-1994. Biggest exporters: Hungary, USSR, China. Biggest importers: UK, Italy, Germany. Source: FAO. Save this page as PDFPrint this page ...
Non-psychotropic Plant Cannabinoids: New Therapeutic Opportunities from an Ancient Herb

Non-psychotropic Plant Cannabinoids: New Therapeutic Opportunities from an Ancient Herb

This image explained, found in Non-psychotropic plant cannabinoids: new therapeutic opportunities from an ancient herb: CBD and THCV are anti-epileptic, reduce seizures (calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II indirectly causes reduction). CBD is anti-psychotic, reduces psychosis (transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1 direct action). CBD is a neuroprotectant, protects against or helps repair the damaging effects of a … Continue reading "Non-psychotropic Plant Cannabinoids: New Therapeutic Opportunities from an Ancient Herb" ...
Dwarf Germplasm: the Key to Giant Cannabis Crops

Dwarf Germplasm: the Key to Giant Cannabis Crops

Dwarf germplasm: the key to giant Cannabis hempseed and cannabinoid crops In Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, April 2018, Volume 65, Issue 4, pp 1071–1107, by Ernest Small, 13 December 2017: Abstract After a century of banishment, both euphoric (“marijuana”) and non-euphoric (“industrial hemp”) classes of Cannabis sativa are attracting billions of dollars of investment … Continue reading "Dwarf Germplasm: the Key to Giant Cannabis Crops" ...
HempNut To The Rescue

HempNut To The Rescue

One way to move those millions of pounds of hempseed still sitting in bins from the past few seasons in Canada is by making a 1-kilogram re-sealable brick of a flexible gas-flushed package of HempNut (the original generic name for shelled hempseed, branded by Richard Rose in 1996). Donate it or sell at cost for homeless and disaster … Continue reading "HempNut To The Rescue" ...
New Cultivars Needed For Legal Urban Homegrows

New Cultivars Needed For Legal Urban Homegrows

Every big city in the world will be watching what NYC does with legalization. Taxed and regulated for-profit dispensaries aren’t the only answer; Cannabis is FUN to grow, it’s cheap, and many adults want to do so… and of course they should be allowed. If Ficus and Spider Ferns are allowed in apartments, so should … Continue reading "New Cultivars Needed For Legal Urban Homegrows" ...
U.S. Hemp Farmers Face Uncertain Future: China

U.S. Hemp Farmers Face Uncertain Future: China

The world's oldest and largest hemp culture is angling to dominate global hemp production. ...

Delta-8: Legal + Illicit

DEA doesn’t have much room to mess with Delta-8 THC (D8). After all, Congress knew when it legalized THC in hemp that there was as much as 6 pounds of it per acre, when they expressly allowed it in the Agriculture Improvement Act (2018 Farm Bill). Although I studied not chemistry but linguistics (marketing), I … Continue reading "Delta-8: Legal + Illicit" ...

Richard Rose Interview on Hemp Food

“Check out Wendy Love Edge’s interview with Legendary Hemp Food Pioneer, Richard Rose! Who do you have to thank for today’s U.S. Hemp Food Industry? Richard You have Richard to Thank. 💯🔥💚” Click here to watch: https://www.cannatube24.com/view?v=2718579212 Save this page as PDFPrint this page ...

Richard Rose: Cannabis Pioneer From California

During a summer evening Soft Secrets UK had the pleasure of meeting Richard Rose, an American citizen with a long career in cannabis activism. The following is the report of the pleasant chat we shared on the positives and negatives aspects of cannabis regulation in some American states. Read more at: https://softsecrets.com/gb/2020/12/24/richard-rose/ Save this page … Continue reading "Richard Rose: Cannabis Pioneer From California" ...
Relative Cannabinoid Ratios

Relative Cannabinoid Ratios

Cannabis Chemotypes (Marijuana and Hemp): Type 1: THC dominantType 2: CBD:THC mixed (~1:1)Type 3: CBD dominantType 4: CBG dominantType 5: nil CannabinoidsType 6: CBC dominant (proposed) From: “Identification of a new chemotype in Cannabis sativa: cannabigerol-dominant plants, biogenetic and agronomic prospects.” Planta Medica 53:277-280“Potential of marker assisted selection in hemp genetic improvement.” Euphytica 140:107–120 Save … Continue reading "Relative Cannabinoid Ratios" ...
The Sordid Saga of California Hemp Continues

The Sordid Saga of California Hemp Continues

The latest in California’s long hatred of all things hemp continues. Here’s the latest on AB 45, the bill to regulate hemp into oblivion. It kills smokable hemp (California received tobacco tax revenues of $832,379,000 in 2015, 0.74% of total tax revenues), tinctures (because they contain alcohol), makes foods far more difficult to produce, makes … Continue reading "The Sordid Saga of California Hemp Continues" ...
Hemp 1.0 – 4.0 (updated)

Hemp 1.0 – 4.0 (updated)

For 12,000 years, this was hemp, your Grandfather’s hemp: Then in the mid-90s the first significant change in hemp happened, use of seed for commercial foods: Around 2010 the next seismic shift in hemp occurred, with the introduction of Cannabidiol (CBD) and the emergence of “medicinal hemp:” Finally, the latest significant shift: hemp as a … Continue reading "Hemp 1.0 – 4.0 (updated)" ...

Hemp Kills (lyrics)

Hemp Kills Hemp Kills with “Bros” like these Reefer madness affects more than the police Lie cheat and steal, the ends justify the means Hemp has lost its soul, sold out its dreams DEA’s evil that’s for sure But HIA’s equally unpure If we stoop to use the devil’s tools Then we’re all just a … Continue reading "Hemp Kills (lyrics)" ...

Hemp for Victory (lyrics)

Hemp for Victory A                              C#7                    F#                            E                     D             Dsus   DWhen God made Adam and Eve he gave them the best plant to start the breed A                                                        C#7              F#                                D            Dsus         DProviding food, oil, warmth and shelter too, hemp was the best plant to see them through ChorusA                                  G               DHemp for victory … Continue reading "Hemp for Victory (lyrics)" ...

I’m a Nut for Hemp, a Hemp Nut I Am (lyrics)

I’m a Nut for Hemp, a Hemp Nut I Am George grew it, Jefferson smoked it Lincoln loved it and Kennedy too The original Hempsters used it for liberation From the King’s brutal domination Ford put it in his cars While it put Caldwell behind bars A friend to all the stars Made Woody act … Continue reading "I’m a Nut for Hemp, a Hemp Nut I Am (lyrics)" ...

Hemp’s Contretemps (lyrics)

Hemp’s Contretemps We come together to talk about hemp Again and again it’s just a contretemp It’s going in a way you could not see Don’t flee don’t pee don’t be That guy getting in the way Hear a brotha out, sit and have a stay Sure they gonna make cara bucks Why else grow … Continue reading "Hemp’s Contretemps (lyrics)" ...

What Is Hemp? (lyrics)

What Is Hemp? (to the tune of What Is Hip? by Tower of Power) You lookin for a new bag, with a price that won’t make you gag, and maybe try to raise your social status You goin to all the nice shops, hittin all the hot spots, lookin all around for that new hip … Continue reading "What Is Hemp? (lyrics)" ...
Study: Cannabis Users’ Creativity In New Venture Ideation Depends On Their Entrepreneurial Passion And Experience

Study: Cannabis Users’ Creativity In New Venture Ideation Depends On Their Entrepreneurial Passion And Experience

As one who has used Cannabis to inspire new heights of creativity for five decades, and who has used it to create entirely new products and product segments over four decades, I took particular interest in this new study on that very thing. What they determined is that stoners have more-ambitious ideas informed by our … Continue reading "Study: Cannabis Users’ Creativity In New Venture Ideation Depends On Their Entrepreneurial Passion And Experience" ...

The Lie of “Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol”

Amendment 64 was Colorado’s “Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol” initiative, which passed with 55% of the vote in 2012, getting 60,038 more votes than President Obama. Part of the measure reads “effectively regulating cannabis in a manner similar to alcohol.” However, seven months into it, Regulating Marijuana Like Alcohol has been anything but like regulating marijuana … Continue reading "The Lie of “Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol”" ...
Super “Bowl” LV: THC is a Powerful Neuroprotectant

Super “Bowl” LV: THC is a Powerful Neuroprotectant

THC is a powerful neuroprotectant against Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), concussion, and Chronic Traumatic Encephalitis (CTE), even at an ultra low 0.15 mg dose. Cannabinoids shouldn’t just be allowed in the NFL, they should be mandatory. Even in MMA, Soccer, Boxing, MotoGP. #superbowl #thc #cannabis #6630507 #marijuana #cannabinoid #CTE #TBI Save this page as PDFPrint … Continue reading "Super “Bowl” LV: THC is a Powerful Neuroprotectant" ...

If You Want a Better Society… Then Legalize Marijuana. Here’s Why.

At first blush legalizing marijuana might seem trivial, insignificant. But in fact it impacts so much of society, and all for the better. The economy, jobs, public safety, industrial hemp, real estate, farming, public health and well-being, workplace safety, policing, taxation, mental health, racism, civil liberties, government corruption, and much more. A nonpartisan issue, reform … Continue reading "If You Want a Better Society Then Legalize Marijuana. Here’s Why." ...
R U a Hemp Nut?

R U a Hemp Nut?

The Cannabis Art Guild is proud to offer the community the next generation in Conscious Activist gear. Wear your activism proudly with the HempNut T-shirt. The pioneering iconic Hemp Food brand, The Original HempNut “Hulled Hempseed,” has returned to the Cannabis community after more than 20 years, with a message of Hope and Unity for … Continue reading "R U a Hemp Nut?" ...
1999: HempNut, Inc. Banner Ads for Hemp Food

1999: HempNut, Inc. Banner Ads for Hemp Food

Back in 1999 websites were fairly static, before embedded videos and Flash. Many still had excruciatingly slow dial-up connections to the internet, so file size had to be small. Some of us remember waiting hours to download one small image, and we still thought it was the coolest thing. Thus the only practical way to … Continue reading "1999: HempNut, Inc. Banner Ads for Hemp Food" ...

List of Known Cannabinoids

Here’s a list of Cannabinoids known as of June 2020. Such a list will always be growing, as new Cannabinoids are discovered and invented often. Thank you to Palms Island Products for compiling it. 1           Cannabigerovarin (CBGV)               2           Cannabigerovarinic acid (CBGVA) 3           Cannabigerol (CBG)                         4           Cannabigerolic acid (CBGA)           5           O-Methlycannabigerol                    6           Cannabigerolic acid methylether  7           … Continue reading "List of Known Cannabinoids" ...

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Nobacco (smokable hemp) FTW

Nobacco (smokable hemp) FTW

Smokable hemp has profoundly positive public health implications, a true smoking cessation tool, the first natural non-tobacco tobacco replacement. It could save millions of lives. So then why are states banning it? From The Atlantic: The Easy Way for Joe Biden to Save Lives “Eliminating nicotine from tobacco products could help up to 5 million … Continue reading "Nobacco (smokable hemp) FTW" ...
E.U.: Hemp CBD Legal

E.U.: Hemp CBD Legal

The EU’s European External Action Service shared with all United Nations Member States the conclusions of the CJEU regarding CBD and the Single Convention: “must be interpreted as precluding national legislation which prohibits the marketing of CBD lawfully produced in another Member State when it is extracted from , unless that legislation is appropriate for … Continue reading "E.U.: Hemp CBD Legal" ...
MORE Act Fiscal Analysis

MORE Act Fiscal Analysis

Click here to see and download the fiscal analysis on the MORE Act from the CBO. It’s just this: Save this page as PDFPrint this page ...
The Overton Window Problem

The Overton Window Problem

One reason legalization is so slow is the legalization industry’s mismanagement of the Overton Window. Well, that plus not wanting to find new jobs once successful, a perverse incentive. We need a pro-legalization group to stake out the far left of the Window. The smart thing to do would be for NORML et al to … Continue reading "The Overton Window Problem" ...
Thoughts on December 2, “our” Liberation Day

Thoughts on December 2, “our” Liberation Day

First, here’s the recap of the historic United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs decision on December 2: The World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation to delete cannabis and cannabis resin from Schedule IV of the 1961 Convention, but to maintain it in Schedule I of the 1961 Convention was decided by 27 votes to 25 and … Continue reading "Thoughts on December 2, “our” Liberation Day" ...

The U.N. Legalizes Marijuana, Internationally

PRESS RELEASE U.N. revokes 60-year ban – declares cannabis legitimate medicine BREAKING NEWS – Today the United Nations took the bold step of removing cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 drug Convention treaty , 6 decades after its placement, recognizing the therapeutic value of this century-old medicinal plant and no longer considering it as … Continue reading "The U.N. Legalizes Marijuana, Internationally" ...

Half of Big Pharma Studies Fabricated Data, FDA Knows But Ignores It

FDA is but a Thug protecting the profits of the Mafia known as Big Pharma, not your health or safety. Lives hang in the balance but meanwhile they claim Cannabis is not medicine despite 47 states, tens of thousands of studies, and thousands of years of use to the contrary. With billions of dollars on the line, … Continue reading "Half of Big Pharma Studies Fabricated Data, FDA Knows But Ignores It" ...
Terpene Content of Popular “Strains”

Terpene Content of Popular “Strains”

What gives Cannabis its smell and flavor? Terpenes, the aromatic and medicinal chemicals found in the trichomes of the plant, as many as 200. What makes one variety, or “strain” as it’s commonly called, different than another? The mix of those Terpenes create the characteristic flavor. That’s why Blue Dream smells and tastes different than … Continue reading "Terpene Content of Popular “Strains”" ...

Court: CBD Legal in E.U.

On 19 November 2020 the European Court of Justice has published the judgment on the Kanavape Court Case C-663/18. It ruled France cannot ban a legal product produced outside the country, in this case Czech Republic. It is analogous to impeding commerce between states in the US. Since Cannabidiol (CBD) is not listed in the … Continue reading "Court: CBD Legal in E.U." ...
The 1% Solution for Hemp

The 1% Solution for Hemp

While the current standard in the US is that hemp must be less than 0.3% delta-9 THC, for many reasons farmers are eager to see it raised to 1%. Although the psychoactive threshold for THC is almost 1%, that’s only in the absence of CBD of which hemp has at least 10 to 30 times … Continue reading "The 1% Solution for Hemp" ...
“Legalization” Isn’t Legalization

“Legalization” Isn’t Legalization

In 2012 Colorado “legalized” adult-use marijuana; it got more votes than either Presidential candidate. Yet, arrests for possession fell by only a little more than half. If anyone can still go to jail for it, it’s not actually legal. California still arrests around 6,000 annually, mostly for possession. Thus, on a per-capita basis, Colorado arrests … Continue reading "“Legalization” Isn’t Legalization" ...

New Method to Determine Hemp from Seedlings

Combine “Validating a predictive model of cannabinoid inheritance with feral, clinical, and industrial Cannabis sativa” (2020) with “Recommended methods for the identification and analysis of cannabis and cannabis products” (2009) to argue to USDA for a better definition of hemp. “CONCLUSIONS: Our results extend the generality of the inheritance model for THC:CBD to diverse C. … Continue reading "New Method to Determine Hemp from Seedlings" ...
New CBG Seed Approved in E.U.

New CBG Seed Approved in E.U.

Matterhorn (aka: Perugina CBG) is now an official plant variety with the CVPO in Europe. The next step is certification, thereby making it legal for EU farmers. Most certified varieties are for fibre, a few for seed. This is the first Type 4 (CBG dominant) and the first feminized variety. It is available through High … Continue reading "New CBG Seed Approved in E.U." ...

DEA: “Marijuana is Safe”

In 1988 DEA Administrative Law Judge Francis Young wrote in NORML v DEA: “Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. By any measure of rational analysis marijuana can be safely used” and “marijuana is far safer than many foods we commonly consume.” Read more: OPINION AND … Continue reading "DEA: “Marijuana is Safe”" ...

Make Max THC in Hemp 2%, Says IHA

The issue of max THC in hemp is hot right now, but it was back in 1998 as well, in Canada. Health Canada is like the FDA, so it would be as if FDA licensed all the hemp farms in the US instead of USDA. While it is regulated like a drug not an agricultural … Continue reading "Make Max THC in Hemp 2%, Says IHA" ...
CBC: Bigger Than CBD?

CBC: Bigger Than CBD?

Will CBCa (cannabichromenic acid) and CBC (cannabichromene) be the next hot commercial cannabinoids? If based just on medical benefits, quite likely. A peer cannabinoid of THCa and CBDa, CBCa also is converted from CBGa via a CBC synthase. Besides being an anti-inflammatory, it appears to work wonders for what could be the next scourge of … Continue reading "CBC: Bigger Than CBD?" ...
Cannabinoid Pathway Chart

Cannabinoid Pathway Chart

Cannabinoid Pathway chart (partial), v1.5. By Richard Rose. Click here to download a PDF of it. Save this page as PDFPrint this page ...

Even At 2% THC, Hemp is Not a Diversion Threat

The issue of max THC in hemp is hot right now, but it was back in 1998 as well, in Canada. Health Canada is like the FDA, so it would be as if FDA licensed all the hemp farms in the US instead of USDA. While it is regulated like a drug not an agricultural … Continue reading "Even At 2% THC, Hemp is Not a Diversion Threat" ...

Pot Smokers Are Safe Drivers

In case someone actually thinks roadside drug testing has something to do with safety, note they don’t test for opiates or benzos, which is the drug most involved in crashes. Also, ganja use has little impact on crashes: “ABSTRACT The starting point for this review was a literature search that identified eleven epidemiological studies of … Continue reading "Pot Smokers Are Safe Drivers" ...

Hemp Food Video Released

Here’s the Bootleg Avocado “Hemp Huggers” video on hemp foods with hempreneurs Ari Sherman, Chad Rosen, Kaelan Castetter, and Richard Rose. Is this the first hemp food panel discussion you’ve ever seen? 1:10:23 length. Click here: https://youtu.be/ZxXaeakaJ04 Save this page as PDFPrint this page ...

Hemp Threads: Weaving an Industry Interview

Hemp Threads: Weaving an Industry- “The Hemp Nut,” an Interview with Richard Rose. With host Dan Isenstein of Hemp Highway of Kentucky. See it here: https://youtu.be/qPmmafdOeqs Save this page as PDFPrint this page ...

How To Legalize CBD Hemp Foods in Each State

Why and how to legalize all hemp flower products including flowers and naturally-occurring CBD, in each state. ...

CBD = GRAS?

I maintain the GRN-778 for hempseed oil made GRAS the cannabinoids such as THC and CBD contained therein. The key word is “added” (if it is already naturally and unavoidably present in the hempseed oil, then it is not “added”): 10. Is it legal, in interstate commerce, to sell a food (including any animal food … Continue reading "CBD = GRAS?" ...

Hemp Saves Family Cut Off From the World 40 Years

A family living deep in the Siberian forest lost contact with the world for 40 years. What kept them alive? Hemp. “Clothes were patched and repatched until they fell apart, then replaced with hemp cloth grown from seed.” “By the time the Lykovs were discovered, their staple diet was potato patties mixed with ground rye … Continue reading "Hemp Saves Family Cut Off From the World 40 Years" ...

Tell the DEA What You Think About Cannabis and Hemp Here

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) opened a 60-day comment period on its proposed Interim Final Rule on hemp. It’s rare The People get to talk directly to DEA in an official Comment Period about its bad policies on Cannabis, such as still being on Schedule 1 (“no medical value”) after 50 years, or DEA … Continue reading "Tell the DEA What You Think About Cannabis and Hemp Here" ...
U.N.: Hemp 100% Legal

U.N.: Hemp 100% Legal

The Single Convention Treaty on Narcotic Drugs is the document bureaucrats have allowed to compromise every country’s sovereignty to the United Nations in Europe, including the US. It’s the reason many nations have laws on drugs, controlled substances. According to that Treaty, all parts of the industrial hemp plant are LEGAL, and exempt from control. … Continue reading "U.N.: Hemp 100% Legal" ...

First Experimental Evidence of Hop Fibres in Historical Textiles

Hops are a cousin to Cannabis, in the same Cannabaceae family. While hemp is well-known as a textile fiber, until now hops were not: First Experimental Evidence of Hop Fibres in Historical Textilesby Skoglund, Holst, and Lukešová24 July 2020 AbstractHop (Humulus lupulus) has been used in Scandinavia since at least the ninth century AD, as … Continue reading "First Experimental Evidence of Hop Fibres in Historical Textiles" ...

Hemp Check-off Programs Ripe for Abuse, Unconstitutional

“got milk?”Dancing California Raisins. “Pork: the other white meat.” Those are all promotional products of mandatory commodity industry check-off programs, which force farmers to pay ad agencies with a trade association skimming off the top. Many courts have ruled them unconstitutional. Some are pushing such a check-off program for hemp. While no doubt it will … Continue reading "Hemp Check-off Programs Ripe for Abuse, Unconstitutional" ...

Richard Rose on “The Old Hemp Farmer” Podcast

“This week The Old Hemp Farmer and the Full Contact Cannabis podcast gang got to talk a spell with Richard Rose. I consider Richard to be one most pivotal people in the modern Hemp movement. It’s been real interesting talking to all of the different people in the Cannabis business but this was way cool. … Continue reading "Richard Rose on “The Old Hemp Farmer” Podcast" ...
Amazon: Largest CBD Retailer or Just One Big Fraud?

Amazon: Largest CBD Retailer or Just One Big Fraud?

Amazon has been a big retailer of CBD as early as 2014, maybe still today with over 9,000 products. Even in Australia I bought CBD from Denver via Amazon.com.au. Yes, their Terms Of Service claims you can’t, but that’s more of a litigation/regulatory CYA. It keeps away the milquetoast sheep, they want brave lions as … Continue reading "Amazon: Largest CBD Retailer or Just One Big Fraud?" ...

CannLib Search

CannLib is a curated private library of >8,200 documents on all aspects of Cannabis, Hemp, and Marijuana. It is available for searching for a fee, that’s a service called CannLib Search. It’s for anyone studying or researching cannabis/hemp/marijuana, cannabinoids, medicine, or cannabis science. Breeding, cultivating, processing, history, research, botany. All cannabinoids, marijuana, primary hemp products, … Continue reading "CannLib Search" ...

FDA: Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Compounds, Quality Considerations for Clinical Research, Draft Guidance for Industry

Download here FDA's "Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Compounds: Quality Considerations for Clinical Research; Draft Guidance for Industry." ...
How to Push Back on EFSA CBD Decision

How to Push Back on EFSA CBD Decision

What could one do to leverage the Novel Food decision on CBD by EFSA for the good of society? This issue has many natural allies: fiscal conservatives, social liberals, law and order right-wingers, black lives matter lefties, social equity, appropriate criminal justice, harm reduction, patients’ rights and access, affordable medicine, reducing burden on the state … Continue reading "How to Push Back on EFSA CBD Decision" ...

Nixon’s War on People

Why Nixon really wanted drug laws (hint: it was totally political and it was totally racist). ...

E.U. CBD: Crisis = Opportunity

CBD in Europe has been handed a unique situation. We have the history (12.000 years of use, Europeans smoked hemp before tobacco), the science (35.353 studies on PubMed alone), economics (read: JOBS!), disintermediation of mafia (state or private), huge potential improvement in public health, and massive public support behind us. This opening gambit by E.U. … Continue reading "E.U. CBD: Crisis = Opportunity" ...

FDA: Comment on CBD by Sept. 20

FDA’s single-molecule fetish for drugs is on a collision course with the CBD industry’s full- and broad-spectrum, multi-molecule ethos. This is the agency’s second open public comment period on CBD and Cannabis. FDA wants to hear from you regarding its recent report to Congress on CBD. Submit your comments by clicking on: Submit Comments Online … Continue reading "FDA: Comment on CBD by Sept. 20" ...

E.U. Stalls Novel Food Applications

This appears to torpedo EIHA’s multi-million Euro project to obtain Novel Food (NF) status for some members, and highlights the need for a better approach than blind compliance with every whim of every bureaucrat in Brussels. Meanwhile, the UK considers minimally-processed (non-selective) CBD extracts to not be a NF: CBD extracts can be derived from … Continue reading "E.U. Stalls Novel Food Applications" ...
Vancouver Hemp 2000 Report

Vancouver Hemp 2000 Report

In 2000, hemp food was still in its infancy. It later became 90% of Canadian hemp thanks in part to conferences like this. Extracts of Vancouver Hemp 2000 conference report on Hemp Food : Don Wirtshafter of the Ohio Hempery spoke on market development and selling hemp food products in the United States. … Continue reading "Vancouver Hemp 2000 Report" ...

HIA Turns to Koch

How bad are things at HIA? So bad, they are turning to Koch Industries to bail them out. They are hiring the Development Director at Marijuana Policy Project to be Executive Director. From a reporter: “Soros doesn’t bankroll Marijuana Policy Project. I’ve dug through 15 years of finances. First it was the late Peter Lewis, … Continue reading "HIA Turns to Koch" ...
R U Paying 40% Tax 4 Flies 2?

R U Paying 40% Tax 4 Flies 2?

Here’s a recent picture of a fly found in an eight of adult-use marijuana bought from a state-regulated dispensary in Los Angeles. Many are under the mistaken impression state-regulated retailers are automatically better than legacy market retailers. State marijuana “legalization” is little more than an old school shakedown racket. Pay the Governor’s Goons lots of … Continue reading "R U Paying 40% Tax 4 Flies 2?" ...

Hawaii Passes Bad Hemp Law. Again.

Of all the states, Hawaii has the most difficulty with hemp and the laws of botany, being at 20° latitude north. Cannabis at that latitude increases THC and doesn’t flower when you want it to, compared to the north. If a state wanted to protect downwind medical grows, they would mandate growing hemp female-only. Hawaii … Continue reading "Hawaii Passes Bad Hemp Law. Again." ...

NutraCast Podcast: Hemp pioneer Richard Rose on CBD, FDA

On this episode of the NutraCast we were joined by Richard Rose, who has worked with hemp for decades and is a self-described ‘Hemp OG.” He created the first “open-source” hemp brands Nobacco and Not-Pot. He has also created CannaSearch, which has opened consumer access to research of Cannabis for dozens of medical conditions. Additionally, … Continue reading "NutraCast Podcast: Hemp pioneer Richard Rose on CBD, FDA" ...

How to Get Teens to Not Smoke Pot? Legalize.

Teen marijuana use is dropping significantly because of legalization. In “Adolescent Treatment Admissions for Marijuana Following Recreational Legalization in Colorado and Washington” is: “Results: Over all states in the analysis, the rate of adolescent treatment admissions for marijuana use declined significantly over the study period, with the mean rate falling nearly in half. The decline … Continue reading "How to Get Teens to Not Smoke Pot? Legalize." ...
FDA: 82% of CBD Products Contain What They Say, Or More

FDA: 82% of CBD Products Contain What They Say, Or More

FDA recently tested Hemp products, and found 82% disclosed CBD within tolerances or higher. They showed good results: little adulteration, and only 1 had a heavy metal, lead. They even tested products silent on or claiming no CBD. Oddly, FDA over-stated THC by 13% (“THCa + THC”), and referred to the LOQ but never revealed … Continue reading "FDA: 82% of CBD Products Contain What They Say, Or More" ...

Another State Legalizes CBD Foods

6-15% CBD foods legalized in Virginia ...
Two Popular Cannabinoids

Two Popular Cannabinoids

CBS: Cannabullshitiol. CBSa: Cannabullshitiolic acid. Chemical structure: 3$-9€-OOH. I had Proof of Life but it died. #Cannabis #Cannabinoid Save this page as PDFPrint this page ...

FDA’s Request for Comments on Descheduling Marijuana Open Now

We let CBD usurp what should have been about FDA’s 50-year lie called Schedule 1 for marijuana. That has to end now, especially in a post-Covid world. Now is the time for a full-court press to deschedule marijuana. We can have an impact as the comment period is open for an indefinite time. ...

Cannabinoids FTW Against COVID-19

A new Chinese study conducted in hospitals in Wuhan found that elevated levels of C-reactive protein, a standard marker of inflammation that has been linked to poor diet, “correlated with disease severity and tended to be a good predictor of adverse outcomes.”” A longitudinal study found cannabis use in early adulthood lead to low CRP … Continue reading "Cannabinoids FTW Against COVID-19" ...

Study: CBD Reduces Lung Inflammation and Fibrosis

CBD is effective at reducing airway inflammation and fibrosis, common symptoms of the Covid-19 virus. ...
Psilocybin: World’s Safest Medicine

Psilocybin: World’s Safest Medicine

Why do they want to regulate the world's safest medicine like HazMat, for the benefit of only a few? ...
Richard Rose’s Years at Hemp Industries Association (HIA)

Richard Rose’s Years at Hemp Industries Association (HIA)

Few know my history helping turn the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) into a credible trade group. I hold it accountable today because I feel a responsibility to keep it on the straight and narrow, like I did years ago. My work driving the interest in food was the first for it, skeptical from the start … Continue reading "Richard Rose’s Years at Hemp Industries Association (HIA)" ...
Pot, Hemp Still Schedule 1 in California

Pot, Hemp Still Schedule 1 in California

Like every other “legal marijuana” state, California never actually descheduled Cannabis in the state: In California Code, Health and Safety Code – HSC § 11054 is:“(a) The controlled substances listed in this section are included in Schedule I.(d)(13): Cannabis (d)(20) Tetrahydrocannabinols. Synthetic equivalents of the substances contained in the plant, or in the resinous … Continue reading "Pot, Hemp Still Schedule 1 in California" ...
U.S. Gov’t Has 33,535 Studies on Marijuana Going Back 180 Years

U.S. Gov’t Has 33,535 Studies on Marijuana Going Back 180 Years

Can we legalize now? 33,535 studies just in federal government-run PubMed. First was in 1840, 66 years before FDA started: “On the Preparations of the Indian Hemp, or Gunjah (Cannabis Indica), Their Effects on the Animal System in Health, and Their Utility in the Treatment of Tetanus and Other Convulsive Diseases.” Br Foreign Med Rev. … Continue reading "U.S. Gov’t Has 33,535 Studies on Marijuana Going Back 180 Years" ...
Defund DEA

Defund DEA

The first police agency which needs to have resources re-allocated is DEA. Re-deploy to USDA a portion of DEA’s $1.6 billion domestic enforcement budget, say 1/3. It’s only right, as for years DEA‘s marijuana eradication program was composed 98% of feral hemp (ditchweed). And with 47 states recognizing Cannabis is medicinal, DEA’s Cannabis focus should … Continue reading "Defund DEA" ...
2000: Tofu Tsar

2000: Tofu Tsar

2000: Tofu Tsar. Northern California Bohemian, Nov 22, by Paula Harris. OUR OWN LOCAL tofu tsar, Richard Rose, is a guy we can thank for popularizing tofu, somehow making the bland pallid gunk suitable (hey, even desirable) for the American palate. He’s also founder and president of the Rella Good Cheese Co. and HempNut Inc. … Continue reading "2000: Tofu Tsar" ...

Exception to Descheduling; DEA Still Offending Constitution

One requirement for a substance to be listed as Schedule 1 is “no medical value.” Every chance I get I point out that Schedule 1 for marijuana is unconstitutional 47 times over. Why 47? That’s how many states have found medical value in it, and the federal can not over-ride or undo that. Each state … Continue reading "Exception to Descheduling; DEA Still Offending Constitution" ...
Is HIA’s 21-Year War on U.S. Hemp Finally Ending?

Is HIA’s 21-Year War on U.S. Hemp Finally Ending?

After a Generation of "Manufacturing Dissent," is HIA's War on U.S. Hemp Finally Ending in Insolvency? ...
Hemp Terpenes for Improved Terroir

Hemp Terpenes for Improved Terroir

Many counties in California are banning marijuana grows up-wind from wineries, over fear of “Terpene Taint,” the smell of the aromatic compounds in the plant contaminating their wines. Yes, it’s a stretch of logic and science, but  the mono-culture grape industry owned mostly by foreign corporations rules those counties. However, it appears that the first … Continue reading "Hemp Terpenes for Improved Terroir" ...

$4 B, 1.1% Savings in Rx Drug Costs from Legal Marijuana

Why won’t the Feds legalize? The US could save $500,000,000 annually just in prescription drug costs if medical marijuana was legal, and that’s just the Medicare Part D costs. Extrapolated to all US prescription costs not just Part D (disabled and retired), the annual savings is almost $4 billion, 1.1% of prescription drug expenditures. With … Continue reading "$4 B, 1.1% Savings in Rx Drug Costs from Legal Marijuana" ...

Prop 65: Marijuana Smoke and Δ9-THC

Office Of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment Proposition 65 Evidence On The Developmental Toxicity Of Cannabis (Marijuana) Smoke and Δ9-THC October 2019, 441 pages Click here to download free:https://oehha.ca.gov/media/downloads/proposition-65/chemicals/cannabisdarthid100419.pdf Save this page as PDFPrint this page ...
CBD Smokable Hemp Impact: 10% Fewer Drugs Prescribed

CBD Smokable Hemp Impact: 10% Fewer Drugs Prescribed

☑️ -10% anxiolytic and sedative prescriptions ☑️ -5% anti-psychotic prescriptions ☑️ -1.5% anti-epileptic, anti-depressive, opioid and anti-migraine prescriptions Study: Do-It-Yourself medicine? The impact of light cannabis liberalization on prescription drugs “Abstract This paper provides the first analysis of “Do-it-Yourself Medicine” concerning marijuana consumption by studying the effects of the unintended liberalization of light cannabis [CBD … Continue reading "CBD Smokable Hemp Impact: 10% Fewer Drugs Prescribed" ...

FSMA HACCP Plan for Free Download

If you produce food, Cannabinoid products, or smokable hemp, this should be your bare-minimum quality assurance program: FSMA Human Food Audit ChecklistIowa State University Extension and Outreach Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law on January 4, 2011. FSMA is the largest change in food … Continue reading "FSMA HACCP Plan for Free Download" ...

The Richard Rose Report + Hemp Today Podcast: Developing Hemp in the Tropics

PODCAST (15 min.) The Richard Rose Report: Episode 3: June 9, 2020 – This week Richard takes us through the latitudinal zones and the potential for industrial hemp in traditional “not hemp” zones. Click for more: https://hemptoday.net/ht-podcast-the-potential-for-developing-hemp-in-not-hemp-zones/amp/ Save this page as PDFPrint this page ...
Cannabullshitiol

Cannabullshitiol

Two popular Cannabinoids: CBS: Cannabullshitiol. CBSa: Cannabullshitiolic acid. Chemical structure: 3$-9€-OOH. I had Proof of Life but it died. (Yes, this post is humor, or if you’re British, humour.) #Cannabis #Cannabinoid Save this page as PDFPrint this page ...
The One-Percent Solution

The One-Percent Solution

I’ve been arguing for 1% max THC for hemp for 5 years. CDA SecAg Duane Sinning even called me for doing so (“‘Free the Farmer 2016’ is counterproductive as it is factually inaccurate and does not reflect reality. A few people are pushing it because they have a personal agenda, but it … Continue reading "The One-Percent Solution" ...
Pearl-Clutchers Demand FDA Do Something, Anything, About CBD

Pearl-Clutchers Demand FDA Do Something, Anything, About CBD

Four anti-dietary supplement organizations with zero expertise in Cannabis or Hemp sent an 11-page letter to FDA demanding action on safe, nontoxicating, not-Scheduled CBD from legal hemp. It amounts to “Prohibition v2.0,” a desire to criminalize CBD except for Big Pharma, and for FDA to do something anything so the big boys can monopolize CBD. … Continue reading "Pearl-Clutchers Demand FDA Do Something, Anything, About CBD" ...

World’s. Worst. Laws.

World's. Worst. Laws. The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) is behind some of the worst hemp laws in the country, designed to block hemp while appearing to legalize it, in California and Hawaii. ...
1980-2020: Richard Rose Industry Firsts

1980-2020: Richard Rose Industry Firsts

Vegan and Soyfoods FirstsVegan restaurant in California (1980)Vegan egg-nog (1981)Tofu merchandised in a box (1985)Tofu frozen dessert powdered mixes (1985)Tofu ice cream exported to Japan (1986)Food & Beverage Marketing “Leading Innovator of 1986” (1986)Organic vegan cream cheese (1994)Introduced 80+ vegan and soyfoods (1980-1994): Brightsong Tofu, Marinated Tofu, Vege-Herb Tofu, Soymilk, Tofu Creamie, Tofu Salad Dressing, … Continue reading "1980-2020: Richard Rose Industry Firsts" ...
2002: DEA’s THC Clarification Causes Confusion

2002: DEA’s THC Clarification Causes Confusion

DEA’s THC Clarification Causes Confusion. Natural Foods Merchandiser, March 2002, p. 18, 20, by Mitchell Clute. On Oct. 9, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration issued a clarification of the Controlled Substances Act of 1972 stating that hemp foods containing any detectable levels of THC, the psychoactive chemical found in marijuana, will henceforth be considered illegal … Continue reading "2002: DEA’s THC Clarification Causes Confusion" ...
2001: DEA Threatens Hemp Industry

2001: DEA Threatens Hemp Industry

DEA Threatens Hemp Industry. Vitamin Retailer, December 2001, by Lisa Schofield. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has issued new interim rules stating that any hemp product that “causes THC to enter the human body” may not be manufactured, sold or consumed in the United States. These rules, which were published in the October 9 issue … Continue reading "2001: DEA Threatens Hemp Industry" ...
1995: Hemp As Food

1995: Hemp As Food

Hemp As Food. SHARE Guide, Nov/Dec 1995, by Richard Rose. Care, Handling, and Preparation of Hemp Seeds It is taught that Buddha ate one hemp seed a day for three years in his ascetic period. If hemp seed was good enough for Buddha, it should be good enough for us. But how, and in what … Continue reading "1995: Hemp As Food" ...
1998: Hemp Association Guides Budding Industry

1998: Hemp Association Guides Budding Industry

In the early days of hemp foods we had unique issues, from calming consumer fears about THC and drug tests to social legitimization of the emerging segment. Hempsters back then were into fiber, long before CBD, and skeptical that hemp could ever be a commercial food ingredient. So I started the HFA to help other … Continue reading "1998: Hemp Association Guides Budding Industry" ...
2000: Hemp Study Off Mark; Natural Foods Merchandiser

2000: Hemp Study Off Mark; Natural Foods Merchandiser

Hemp Study Off Mark. Natural Foods Merchandiser, March 2000, by Scott Yates. USDA claim of thin market misses point, opponents say. A recent study showing that the future for the hemp trade is “small and thin” misses the point that the modern market is in its infancy and could grow fast because the product is … Continue reading "2000: Hemp Study Off Mark; Natural Foods Merchandiser" ...
1996: Let Them Eat Hemp!

1996: Let Them Eat Hemp!

Let Them Eat Hemp! Hemp Times, Oct 1996, photo and story by Malcolm MacKinnon. Pull quote: “My advisors even said not to get into hemp—which of course led me to think that I should” —Richard Rose Overnight successes usually aren’t. So when people wonder how Richard Rose got so successful so quickly, he laughs. “It … Continue reading "1996: Let Them Eat Hemp!" ...
1996: Shaking its Seedy Past

1996: Shaking its Seedy Past

Shaking its seedy past. Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Jan 29 1996, by Ted Appel. Subhead: Industrial-grade hemp generating business surge It’s no pipe dream: Hemp, the clean-and sober cousin of marijuana, is becoming big business. Again.  Used for centuries to make ropes and paper, hemp is starting to shake its seedy reputation in the United … Continue reading "1996: Shaking its Seedy Past" ...
1995: Hemp, Hemp, Hooray; Rolling Stone

1995: Hemp, Hemp, Hooray; Rolling Stone

Hemp, Hemp, Hooray. Rolling Stone, April 1995, by Chuck Dean. In grassroots America, the buzz is that products made from hemp, marijuana’s funky fun cousin, are dope — er, we mean hip. “There’s more of a market than can be satisfied right now,” says Mari Kane, editor of Hemp World magazine. Made using imported hemp … Continue reading "1995: Hemp, Hemp, Hooray; Rolling Stone" ...
2001: Rose Sees Red, Hemp Food is Legal, No Matter What Activists Said

2001: Rose Sees Red, Hemp Food is Legal, No Matter What Activists Said

Rose Sees Red, Hemp food is legal, no matter what activists said.. High Times (2001), story and photo by Dan Skye. Although there have been concerns expressed by hempseed companies and consumers about the DEA’s enforcement of the ban on THC in edible hemp products, some businesspeople are shocked at the uproar. “Hemp foods are … Continue reading "2001: Rose Sees Red, Hemp Food is Legal, No Matter What Activists Said" ...
1999: Switzerland Allows Sale of Marijuana Labeled As Hemp

1999: Switzerland Allows Sale of Marijuana Labeled As Hemp

In the ’90s Switzerland allowed the open sale of “sachets” of locally-grown outdoor marijuana, and the sky didn’t fall, stoned zombies didn’t roam the streets, and no one become a junkie overnight. They had a definition of hemp defined by end-use, not % THC. Since they were sachets for fragrance in your armoire, they were … Continue reading "1999: Switzerland Allows Sale of Marijuana Labeled As Hemp" ...

Fraud Waiting to Happen

Can we all agree that every self-regulating scheme in the industry is just a fraud waiting to happen? They are marketing shams, scams, and worse: they endanger patients and consumers. Click here to read this report on one such scheme from the Texas Cannabis Industry Association: https://web.archive.org/web/20201205002645/https://www.texascannabisindustry.org/tciareport Save this page as PDFPrint this page ...
2001: From Cheese to Seeds

2001: From Cheese to Seeds

A HempNut Store and Café franchise prototype was just one of the many casualties of the unfortunate suit by the fiber- and retail-based Hemp Industries Association (HIA) suing DEA for legalizing 96% of the hemp industry (no max THC). That killed the hemp food market for years, and almost took Canadian hemp with it. Flush … Continue reading "2001: From Cheese to Seeds" ...
2000: Rosebud (High Times Interview)

2000: Rosebud (High Times Interview)

Rosebud. High Times Interview. High Times, April 2000, photos and story by Dan Skye. Richard Rose was a sickly child until he discovered he was allergic to dairy products. Changing his diet changed his life. At 43, the California native is an energetic entrepreneur who built a small natural foods empire, The Rella Good Cheese … Continue reading "2000: Rosebud (High Times Interview)" ...
2001: DEA Legalizes Hemp Products, HIA Sues to Stop It

2001: DEA Legalizes Hemp Products, HIA Sues to Stop It

Hemp’s False Flag Event It was a perfect storm of fckery: a half-dozen lawyers smelling hundreds of thousands in billable hours, a recently-taken Vote Hemp wanting to foment upset via the victim narrative for donations, Bronner wanting to make a big splash, and stoners with no skin in the game suing DEA over hemp was … Continue reading "2001: DEA Legalizes Hemp Products, HIA Sues to Stop It" ...
Cannabis Marketing Best Practices

Cannabis Marketing Best Practices

Marketing Best Practice #1: I put an inch-and-a-half high neon green 7-finger marijuana leaf on a dark purple background and the word HEMP just as big on the shelf of thousands of supermarkets and natural food stores coast-to-coast in both the US and Canada as far back as 25 years ago. Even an Air Force … Continue reading "Cannabis Marketing Best Practices" ...
1999: First Online Hemp Store, “Finance Your Activism”

1999: First Online Hemp Store, “Finance Your Activism”

Starting in 1999 HempNut, Inc. had hemp’s first online food store, on Yahoo! Stores. It may have even been the first online hemp store of any kind. It was unique for the fact that if one bought a full case, they paid the wholesale price (one-half the retail price). That was by design, to encourage … Continue reading "1999: First Online Hemp Store, “Finance Your Activism”" ...

Hempseed Oil Intentionally Misbranded as “Hemp Oil”

How is Hempseed Oil intentionally being misbranded as Hemp Oil? Here’s just one example, Health Canada has a similar rule. At the meeting of the Nomenclature Working Group of the AHPA Cannabis Committee on August 4, 2014: “Upon discussion of this policy on identification of the plant part in product labels, the following action was … Continue reading "Hempseed Oil Intentionally Misbranded as “Hemp Oil”" ...
2004: Ninth Circuit says Hemp Suit “Gratuitous”

2004: Ninth Circuit says Hemp Suit “Gratuitous”

Starting in 2001 the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) killed the hemp foods market for 2.5 years, and almost took Canadian hemp down with it, for NOTHING, all over a lie. In a post-9/11 world, DEA wanted to concentrate on terrorism and was willing to explicitly legalize hemp products with any amount of THC, no maximum, … Continue reading "2004: Ninth Circuit says Hemp Suit “Gratuitous”" ...
1934: Henry Ford, Vegan Foods + Hemp Pioneer

1934: Henry Ford, Vegan Foods + Hemp Pioneer

As one who has processed tons of soybean into foods starting in the ’70s, and then the same for hempseed starting 25 years ago, I’m certain that if Henry Ford knew hempeed exceeded soybean in nutrition and flavor, he would have done all his food work with it instead of soya. Hempseed tastes way better, … Continue reading "1934: Henry Ford, Vegan Foods + Hemp Pioneer" ...

Legalization Strategies

This was my message to Australians, but it goes for those in any country with Cannabis Prohibition: You have the power to change things, once you realize you have the power to change things. Those in power never concede anything without a demand. Demand, don’t request. Break out of the box of “we’ve always done … Continue reading "Legalization Strategies" ...
1994: Hemp Foods are pre-DSHEA, But Just Barely

1994: Hemp Foods are pre-DSHEA, But Just Barely

In 1994 I introduced the first perishable hemp food, HempRella cheese alternative. We were at Booth #1 in the foyer entrance of the huge ExpoEast natural food trade show in Baltimore. Coming down the escalator to enter it, you couldn’t help but notice us and our hemp leaf signs, we were <right there>. The booth … Continue reading "1994: Hemp Foods are pre-DSHEA, But Just Barely" ...

HIA Insolvent?

Is HIA Insolvent, and Why? ...

1915: Hempseed, the Original Animal Feed

USDA is demanding studies before admitting the obvious: Hempseed is the original animal feed. Ironic. In 1915 Hempseed was one of the grains used to develop modern animal feeds, and the idea of combining proteins to increase quality. Here are more Hemp citations found in academic literature that I commissioned in 1999 for my book … Continue reading "1915: Hempseed, the Original Animal Feed" ...

Obscure Historical Hemp References

Here are more Hemp citations found in academic literature that I commissioned in 1999 for my book The HempNut Health and Cookbook. The source was an agriculture database which is not online, with perhaps a million references. All were originally sourced by hand from libraries around the world for at least the past 45 years … Continue reading "Obscure Historical Hemp References" ...
2000: “Hey Dude! Hemp Food Is Here.” Better Homes and Gardens

2000: “Hey Dude! Hemp Food Is Here.” Better Homes and Gardens

Many mainstream publications wrote about my hemp foods decades ago. The bad puns were new and adorably part of it. What does Normalization of Cannabis look like? Like this: Better Homes and Gardens, that bastion of mainstream homemakers. Hey Dude! Hemp Food Is Here. Better Homes and Gardens, 2000. Chips, snack bars, and burgers made … Continue reading "2000: “Hey Dude! Hemp Food Is Here.” Better Homes and Gardens" ...
2001: Hemp, Hemp, Hooray

2001: Hemp, Hemp, Hooray

Hemp, Hemp, Hooray. San Francisco Chronicle, Feb 23 2001, by Marina Wolf. Subhead: Santa Rosa Man Sells Food Derived From The Plant Say the words “hemp” and “food” in the same sentence, and most people think either of midnight munchies or of Alice B. Toklas’ famous brownie recipe. But in fact there’s a whole world … Continue reading "2001: Hemp, Hemp, Hooray" ...
2001: Go To Pot!

2001: Go To Pot!

Go To Pot! Sun, Feb 6, 2001, by Stanton Fleiss. Docs hail amazing new snack food… made from hemp In a twist that gives new meaning to the phrase “potluck dinner,” scientists have discovered you can add years to your life by eating the seeds of the hemp plant – marijuana’s next of kin. The … Continue reading "2001: Go To Pot!" ...
1995: “We’re trying to de-demonize cannabis in general, and certainly hemp in particular”

1995: “We’re trying to de-demonize cannabis in general, and certainly hemp in particular”

We hit the national media jackpot this year: Details, Rolling Stone, the Sunday New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, and High Times magazine. How do you Normalize Hemp in an era of stigma? Like this. Richard Rose Eyewitness, Details magazine, April 1995, by Sarah Ferguson.For all the new start-ups, there are also seasoned entrepreneurs venturing … Continue reading "1995: “We’re trying to de-demonize cannabis in general, and certainly hemp in particular”" ...
1994: Hempeh Burger

1994: Hempeh Burger

HempNut Hempeh Burger wasn’t “just a hemp burger.” It was the first hemp burger, it had the first and only FDA-legal health claim on a hemp food, it was sold nationwide, in two countries, it was vegan, and it was organic. 1994-2002. As seen on CBS This Morning. This vegan organic tempeh burger containing 10% … Continue reading "1994: Hempeh Burger" ...
2001: The Brand-New Nut That Can Add Years to Your Life!— Woman’s World

2001: The Brand-New Nut That Can Add Years to Your Life!— Woman’s World

The brand-new nut that can add years to your life! Woman’s World – The Woman’s Weekly, Jan 2 2001, by Caitlin Castro. Subhead: Impressive new studies show that this surprising snack can protect you from a host of diseases – and make you feel better right now! Five daily servings of fruits and vegetables…seven servings … Continue reading "2001: The Brand-New Nut That Can Add Years to Your Life!— Woman’s World" ...
2001: Get Hep To Hemp, The Soybean of Tomorrow

2001: Get Hep To Hemp, The Soybean of Tomorrow

In the early and mid 1990s, supermarket chains in the U.S. and Canada didn’t know how market and merchandise the emerging vegetarian and vegan foods industry. That was typically tofu, soymilk, tempeh, and foods made from those such as my TofuRella cheese alternative and the similar foods from Galaxy Cheese, and vegan meat alternatives from … Continue reading "2001: Get Hep To Hemp, The Soybean of Tomorrow" ...
2001 Mary Jane’s Cousin

2001 Mary Jane’s Cousin

Mary Jane’s Cousin. The Monthly (east SF bay area, California), Aug 2001, p 19, by Chiori Santiago, photos by Alain McLaughlin. A staple crop in colonial times, hemp was linked to its psychoactive cousin in the ‘20s and has been vilified ever since. Today, hemp is making a revival. Dubbed “the Soybean of the New … Continue reading "2001 Mary Jane’s Cousin" ...
1996 “When we introduced hemp cheese they said we must be smoking something. We are now.”

1996 “When we introduced hemp cheese they said we must be smoking something. We are now.”

“When we introduced hemp cheese they said we must be smoking something. We are now.” ...
1995 HempRella For Victory

1995 HempRella For Victory

HempRella For Victory. High Times, 1995, story and photo By Gabe Kirchheimer. What’s spreadable, edible and incredible? Why, HempRella, the new cheese alternative made from hemp seeds! Now you can have your hemp and eat it too. “Just like cheese it’s firm when cold and melts when heated. Plus it tastes great! Our special process … Continue reading "1995 HempRella For Victory" ...
May 27, 2015: “A Great Day for North Carolina”

May 27, 2015: “A Great Day for North Carolina”

Five years ago Jason Lauve and I were asked by Preston Whitfield to speak with the North Carolina Secretary of Agriculture Troxler. We would help a local company get hemp legal there, which ended up becoming the NCIHA. Bob Crumley headed it up, and Innovate Naturally was in the crew. So the 4 of us … Continue reading "May 27, 2015: “A Great Day for North Carolina”" ...

Hemp History

1986: Richard Rose: a Leading Innovator 1994: Small Companies Big Dreams 1994: Then and Now 1994: Hemp Foods Are pre-DSHEA, But Just Barely 1994: Hempeh Burger 1995: “We’re trying to de-demonize cannabis in general, and certainly hemp in particular” 1995: HempRella For Victory 1999: First Online Hemp Store 2000: Rosebud (High Times Interview) 2000: Distinguished … Continue reading "Hemp History" ...

Distinguished Alumni, Sonoma State University, 2000

Richard Rose BA, marketing, 1989 Richard Rose came to SSU after running his own tofu business for six years. Although widely acknowledged for popularizing tofu as a food suitable for American palates, he felt empty. “There has to be a better way,” he thought. After receiving his BA, Richard decided that his ultimate goal was … Continue reading "Distinguished Alumni, Sonoma State University, 2000" ...

Then and Now

After being on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies in 1993, Inc. did a follow-up story including Richard Rose: Sure, these CEOs still substitute imagination, know-how, and effort for capital. Sometimes. Once a bootstrapper, always a bootstrapper? Not quite. If you’re going to move beyond the start-up phase, there are habits that have to … Continue reading "Then and Now" ...
Richard Rose: a Leading Innovator Since 1986

Richard Rose: a Leading Innovator Since 1986

Long before pivoting to innovating in the hemp food segment, Richard Rose was infamous for innovating in the mainstream food segment. In Food & Beverage Marketing in December 1986, listed before the likes of Campbell Soup, Conagra, General Mills, and H.J. Heinz was Richard’s company Brightsong Foods, the only small food company and the only … Continue reading "Richard Rose: a Leading Innovator Since 1986" ...
Small Companies, Big Dreams

Small Companies, Big Dreams

In 1994 this article appeared in Food Business, a trade journal for the food industry with massive circulation. It discussed my approach and challenges to marketing foods made from tofu. It was published just months before I introduced my first hemp product, and got into my “virtual company” approach to business operations, namely, out-source all … Continue reading "Small Companies, Big Dreams" ...

Three Papers on Heating of Hempseed Oil

Three papers on heating of hempseed oil. ...
Anita Roddick: Hempseed Oil Pioneer

Anita Roddick: Hempseed Oil Pioneer

No woman has had as much impact on the global hemp movement as the late Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop. In the mid-90s she introduced a number of skin care products containing hempseed oil, sold in thousands of her stores around the world. She fought mall owners to be allowed window displays featuring … Continue reading "Anita Roddick: Hempseed Oil Pioneer" ...

CannaSearch Daily info

CannaSearch Daily is a free service curated by The Richard Rose Report to distribute up-to-the-hour, factual information on Hemp and CBD to the community, quickly. I don’t make all the CannaSearch Daily posts personally, as there are thousands. Rather, the value of CannaSearch Daily is in my curation of content which is the product of … Continue reading "CannaSearch Daily info" ...

U.K. “Reefer Madness” Linked To Tobacco

One of the most persistent Prohibitionist canards in the U.K. is that of “Skunk Psychosis,” pretending that marijuana alone is responsible for psychosis in users there. What they won’t tell you is this: most Brits smoke it with tobacco, sometimes as much as 20 times more tobacco in a joint than Cannabis. And as it turns out, … Continue reading "U.K. “Reefer Madness” Linked To Tobacco" ...
Did FDA Legalize CBD/THC While We Weren’t Looking?

Did FDA Legalize CBD/THC While We Weren’t Looking?

This is my take on FDA and CBD: 1) FDA accepted Hempseed Oil as Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) per DSHEA (GRN 778 on December 20, 2018).  2) FDA has long known of the presence of cannabinoids in hempseed oil, studies show as much as 225 ppm THC, and since Hemp is usually at least 20:1 CBD:THC, that … Continue reading "Did FDA Legalize CBD/THC While We Weren’t Looking?" ...
DUI From Hemp Oil?

DUI From Hemp Oil?

If you think there’s no THC in common Hempseed Oil, get ready for a Cognitive Dissonance: studies show there can be enough for a DUI The 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp products with a maximum of 3,000 ppm (0.3%) THC. In hemp, CBD content can be 20 to 50 times higher than THC content, thus as much as … Continue reading "DUI From Hemp Oil?" ...

11 Recent Studies on Hemp as Animal Feed

Despite 12000 years of use, USDA hasn't decided on Hemp as an animal feed. Here are 11 studies... ...

Hemp Bills in the US Congress

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Comments to USDA Regarding Establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program

Introduction These comments are in reference to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program interim final rule, Docket no. AMS-SC-19-0042. I am Richard Rose of The Richard Rose Report. Starting in 1994 I was the first to introduce sophisticated branded dry, perishable and frozen foods based on hempseed, after … Continue reading "Comments to USDA Regarding Establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program" ...
Oxymoron: Tropical Hemp

Oxymoron: Tropical Hemp

Hawaii is the hardest state in the US to develop hemp, in a 0.3% max THC environment. That’s why it lost half of its R&D hemp crop this year. It was expected, even Colorado and Kentucky lose acres to noncompliant hemp. That only half was lost in Hawaii is a miracle. If they had stuck … Continue reading "Oxymoron: Tropical Hemp" ...
The HempNut Cookbook (1st AND 2nd editions combined, 2000/2004)

The HempNut Cookbook (1st AND 2nd editions combined, 2000/2004)

The HempNut Cookbook (1st AND 2nd editions combined, 2000/2004). 180 pages and 200 recipes, by Richard Rose and Brigitte Mars, edited by Christina Pirello. FREE Download Save this page as PDFPrint this page ...

CBD is Not a Novel Food in EU (2019)

CBD is Not a Novel Food in EU (2019). 7 pages, by Richard Rose. FREE Download Save this page as PDFPrint this page ...

Model State/Tribe Hemp Regulations, per 2018 Farm Bill

Model State/Tribe Hemp Regulations, per 2018 Farm Bill. 7 pages, by Richard Rose. FREE Download Save this page as PDFPrint this page ...

Development of a List of Pre-Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act Dietary Ingredients

Development of a List of Pre-Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) Dietary Ingredients. 18 pages, by Richard Rose. FREE Download Save this page as PDFPrint this page ...
CannHarvest Field Day Notes

CannHarvest Field Day Notes

Presentation of Agronomist Jason Lynch of Macquarie-Franklin regarding Hemp at the CannHarvest Hemp Field Day in Bothwell TAS, February 2019. 21 pages. FREE Download Save this page as PDFPrint this page ...

Did FDA Just Approve CBD and THC as GRAS?

Let’s push the Overton Window over to our side. So many use it against themselves, such as suggesting that which your opponent would, or arguing in advance using your opponent’s position as though it were immutable. One liberal Congressman from a marijuana state even suggested putting marijuana into the BATF. It’s like offering a something for … Continue reading "Did FDA Just Approve CBD and THC as GRAS?" ...

Free download: “10 Things to Know Before Growing Hemp”

Get the FREE White Paper “10 Things to Know Before Growing Hemp” only from The Richard Rose Report. Just provide your name and email to download the FREE White Paper, available only at The Richard Rose Report. Want to know if growing Hemp is for you? Not sure where to turn or how to start? … Continue reading "Free download: “10 Things to Know Before Growing Hemp”" ...

Quest for the Golden Fiber

Quest for the Golden Fiber follows Cannabis expert Robert Connell Clarke on his explorations of Turkish hemp culture. Join us as we visit weavers and rope makers in their countryside homes, and follow the crop cycle in the last village where they still grow hemp as they have for centuries. Presenter, Writer, and Researcher Robert … Continue reading "Quest for the Golden Fiber" ...

Push Back on FDA Wish Lists

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking every pronouncement by FDA is settled law etched in granite. Instead, think of it as what it really is: wish-lists by unelected over-reaching bureaucrats testing the waters of public opinion with often-unconstitutional (Schedule 1 for Cannabis) ideas designed to reward them and their buddies (Big Pharma). They want … Continue reading "Push Back on FDA Wish Lists" ...

1994 Cannabis Cup

Here is a Portuguese news report filmed at the 1994 7th Annual Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam. Edited for English content and brevity. With Jack Herer, Sean Munro, DJ Monica, Richard Rose (with hat and guitar, getting a fully-clothed massage, and discussing and sampling hemp food), Pascale and Franck Lagouge, Dion Markgraaf, Eagle Bill and his … Continue reading "1994 Cannabis Cup" ...

1972: Prop 19 in California

Some of us cut our activism teeth in 1972, with the first California Proposition 19 to legalize Marijuana. Before I could even vote I was explaining it to people going into stores. I’m sure there were more like me, some still around. The 1972 California Marijuana Initiative appeared as Proposition 19 on the ballot for … Continue reading "1972: Prop 19 in California" ...
Time for a New FDA Regulatory Category?

Time for a New FDA Regulatory Category?

Cannabinoid products are on a collision course with FDA’s single-molecule fetish. The Cannabis industry strives for robust “full spectrum” and “broad spectrum” poly-cannabinoid profiles, FDA wants only one active ingredient, two at most. The only solution is to define this new class of Cannabis products as a new category. There is precedent for the same … Continue reading "Time for a New FDA Regulatory Category?" ...

CBD May Convert to THC in the Stomach

Chemical conversion of CBD to THC was known to be possible but commercially unfeasible as it was cheaper to grow the THC than convert it. But a 2007 study suggests that stomach acid can convert oral CBD to Δ9 THC (2.9%), CBN (1.1%), and two metabolites (1.4% and 10%), one of which is 25% as … Continue reading "CBD May Convert to THC in the Stomach" ...
Hemp Flower Products: 12,000 Years of Safe Continuous Use Around The World

Hemp Flower Products: 12,000 Years of Safe Continuous Use Around The World

Here’s why Hemp Flower Products should be classified as a food ingredient existing before October 1994, for the purposes of DSHEA to FDA. This submission is a stakeholder comment to your “Development of a List of Pre-DSHEA Dietary Ingredients” issue. My name is Richard Rose and I’m an award-winning food industry professional of 37 years … Continue reading "Hemp Flower Products: 12,000 Years of Safe Continuous Use Around The World" ...

Non-Cannabis Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids are known to occur in several plant species besides Cannabis. See Rudolf Bauer et al., CB Receptor Ligands from Plants, 8 Curr. Topics in Med. Chem. 173, 173-86 (2008), detailing plant species in which cannabinoids are known to occur besides Cannabis, including coneflower (Echinacea), oxeye (Heliopsis helianthoides), electric daisy (Acmella oleracea), Helichrysum umbraculigerum, liverwort … Continue reading "Non-Cannabis Cannabinoids" ...
Better Nomenclature Needed; Not Phenotype or Genotype, but Chemotype

Better Nomenclature Needed; Not Phenotype or Genotype, but Chemotype

We need better nomenclature for discussing Cannabis, beyond Indica/Sativa or even NLD/BLD/NLH/BLH. Why? Because “strain” names are about as informative as band names, and that’s because… The same genotype could produce wildly different chemical composition depending on growing practices. There are virtually no pure or true Indica or Sativa cultivars anymore, they are all Hybrids. … Continue reading "Better Nomenclature Needed; Not Phenotype or Genotype, but Chemotype" ...

Is U.K. “Reefer Madness” Linked To Tobacco Use?

The British establishment is going through a profound Reefer Madness phase, desperate to keep Cannabis (that’s what they call marijuana but they oddly don’t include hemp) illegal. Not actually illegal as much as a monopoly for just their Big Pharma friends, as the UK’s Drugs Minister’s husband grows weed for GW Pharmaceuticals. Just like in … Continue reading "Is U.K. “Reefer Madness” Linked To Tobacco Use?" ...

Hemp Genetics Sources

Selection of which cultivar(s) to grow is perhaps the single most-critical part of the growing hemp puzzle. Choosing the wrong cultivar can be a disaster, losing your crop after expensive inputs due to flowering issues, lack of market, lack of cannabinoids (CBDa and CBGa), or high THC level (0.3% max THC in US and Canada, … Continue reading "Hemp Genetics Sources" ...
Richard Rose Professional History

Richard Rose Professional History

For over four decades Richard has been a leading innovator in the natural food industry, with such soyfoods as TofuRella, Cottage Tofu Salad, and LeTofu sold around the world. Then in 1994 he pivoted from soybean to using hempseed, an older and far more nutritious protein source. He was the first food professional in hemp … Continue reading "Richard Rose Professional History" ...

Hemp Farm Bill Winners and Losers

The 2018 Farm Bill (“FB18”) in December descheduled hemp Cannabis at the federal level, turning regulation over to USDA, which is delegating it to the states. As passed it only legalized growing it and its fiber, but also banned drug felons from low-THC drug-free industrial hemp. Surprisingly, an hour after Trump signed it, the FDA … Continue reading "Hemp Farm Bill Winners and Losers" ...

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White Papers + Downloads

White Papers + Downloads

The HempNut Book This is the original version of the 2nd edition cookbook except without the recipes, but including a Glossary with 48 terms and full Bibliography with 514 references. It was what was sent to the publisher before it was edited to fit into 192 pages printed. I’m offering this version free as it’s … Continue reading "White Papers + Downloads" ...

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Subscribe to our YouTube® Channel The Hemp Nut: The Richard Rose Report Playlist on YouTube, dozens of exclusive videos: Click here to hear the NutraCast Podcast with Hemp pioneer Richard Rose on CBD, FDA. Click to hear the podcast of How to Market and Brand Your Business with the Tofu Mogul Turned Hemp Nut with … Continue reading "Videos" ...

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Click here for CannaSearch Daily, delivered to your inbox daily for free Click for Hemp Seed Sources for Planting Click for over 60 Free Downloads worth $10,000 Click for Hemp Videos Click for Hemp History Click for Free Report 10 Things to Know Before Growing Hemp Click for Services Available Click to read media articles: … Continue reading "Free Resources" ...
The Richard Rose Report

The Richard Rose Report

Welcome, I’m Richard Rose. I focus mainly on Hemp (low-THC and industrial varieties of Cannabis) issues. It is free, all I ask for is your email address for the newsletter. Despite over a thousand posts on Hemp and CBD since 2014, Facebook and Instagram are too nebulous for those of us who write on controversial … Continue reading "The Richard Rose Report" ...
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