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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"...

Another State Legalizes CBD Foods

6-15% CBD foods legalized in Virginia...

Study: CBD Reduces Lung Inflammation and Fibrosis

CBD is effective at reducing airway inflammation and fibrosis, common symptoms of the Covid-19 virus...

CannaSearch Daily

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. In 2023 the free email service was renamed The Richard Rose Report…This Week. I don’t make all the CannaSearch Daily posts personally, as there are thousands. Rather, the value of … Continue reading "CannaSearch Daily"...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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...

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?"...

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?"...
Richard Rose Professional History

Richard Rose Professional History

Richard started a movement by being the first to widely market to the masses sophisticated branded perishable foods made from hempseed, not only proving the viability of a new industry but changing society’s stigmas too. His work provided a roadmap for passionate, innovative, values-based leadership in business and society. The revolution in food he started … 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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