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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" ...
Effect-focused Chemotype Nomenclature

Effect-focused Chemotype Nomenclature

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. You never hear about Cannabis ssp Afghanica, the commercial reason we have … Continue reading "Effect-focused Chemotype Nomenclature" ...
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." ...

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" ...

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