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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”" ...

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" ...

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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" ...

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 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?" ...

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