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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." ...

How to Legalize Smokable Hemp?

The best way to legalize smokable hemp is to legalize marijuana: “Police Can’t Search You For Smelling Like Marijuana Under New Virginia Law” from Marijuana Moment. ...

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”" ...

Carl Olsen on the 1307.03 DEA Exemption (video)

Here’s a video on policy hero Carl Olsen on the DEA 1307.03 Federal Exemption for state Medical Cannabis programs. Every medpot state should apply for one to defeat Schedule 1 for medical in that state. ...

E.U. Fibre Subsidies + 0.3%

The recent passage of rules in the E.U. allowed an increase in max THC to 0.3% from 0.2%. It was 0.3% until 1999. Switzerland (which is not in the E.U.) is 1%, as are many other nations. The legislation also allows importation of foreign seed that is 0.3%, such as the Canadian varieties, subject to … Continue reading "E.U. Fibre Subsidies + 0.3%" ...

E.U. Marketing Standards

The recent passage of rules in the E.U. allowed an increase in max THC to 0.3% from 0.2%. It was 0.3% until 1999. Switzerland (which is not in the E.U.) is 1%, as are many other nations. The legislation also allows importation of foreign seed that is 0.3%, such as the Canadian varieties, subject to … Continue reading "E.U. Marketing Standards" ...

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" ...

GOP: 60% Say Legalize

Marijuana legalization is so popular, even 60% of Republicans support it. Add Democrats, and it’s 62%. That shows it is a bipartisan, not Liberal, issue. “Poll: Republicans Like Marijuana Legalization, Too (Even If It’s Kamala Harris’s Idea) Fifty-eight percent of all likely voters—and 54 percent of voters who identified as Republicans—say the federal government should … Continue reading "GOP: 60% Say Legalize" ...
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. ...

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" ...
1307.03 Exemption: A New Tack for Legalization?

1307.03 Exemption: A New Tack for Legalization?

While we’ve all believed descheduling of marijuana was the goal at the federal level, there has always been another path staring us right in the face the whole time: a “1307.03 Exemption” to the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). It accomplishes the same result, that of removal of marijuana from Schedule 1. The conflict between federal … Continue reading "1307.03 Exemption: A New Tack for Legalization?" ...

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 ...

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 ...

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" ...

California Trying to Kill Hemp? (Again)

UPDATE: it appears AB 228/2028 is dead in this session. Expect it to be revived next year. The research institution changes alone would have sunk most research. Adding the Harmonized Tariff Code language included hemp fiber to it, they were likely aiming for imported biomass. Like other marijuana states, they want CBD in dispensaries where … Continue reading "California Trying to Kill Hemp? (Again)" ...
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" ...

Trump’s October Surprise?

Could Trump Legalize Marijuana as His October Surprise? Here's how and why. ...

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" ...
VP Harris Is The “Anointed” One

VP Harris Is The “Anointed” One

If elected, VP candidate Kamala Devi Harris will be one heartbeat away from the Presidency. Despite commuting Roger Stone’s sentence, the Cannabis industry’s inside man in DC, Trump didn’t legalize like many thought he would. He could still use it as an October Surprise, just to “own the libs.” Since we have no choice this … Continue reading "VP Harris Is The “Anointed” One" ...

Kamala Harris on Marijuana (Video)

Although Kamala Harris was literally a prosecutor of the war on marijuana, her views have evolved. She and drug war architect Joe Biden are the perfect ones to reverse 83 years of unpopular, racist, unconstitutional laws against pot. They owe society that much. After 4 years of Trump, the whole country will need it to … Continue reading "Kamala Harris on Marijuana (Video)" ...

JoMala Owes Us

If Trump was going to legalize Marijuana, he would have by now. Cannabis reform’s only hope is with Biden/Harris. Considering their past, there’s no one better to reform the profoundly unpopular, racist, and unconstitutional war on Marijuana than “JoMala.” They owe us one. How often do you have the actual Architect and a loyal Soldier … Continue reading "JoMala Owes Us" ...

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?" ...

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