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The Laffer Curve and Pot Taxes

The Laffer Curve and Pot Taxes

If you want to argue reducing pot taxes, whip out the Laffer Curve. ...
KY Reduces Max THC in Hemp by up to 25%

KY Reduces Max THC in Hemp by up to 25%

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is reducing the THC limit for 2022 by as much as 25%. That’s extra-legislative: Congressional intent was 0.3%, one decimal place. That covers up to 0.39999%. KDA’s blame of Congress for the extra decimal place is shameful. Ironically, Kentucky has long treated hemp horribly and enabled those sucking hundreds of … Continue reading "KY Reduces Max THC in Hemp by up to 25%" ...

Lessons from Cali Hemp

California’s Industrial Hemp Advisory Board is a lesson in who is really our ally and who isn’t. A few years ago when it started the two biggest hemp companies there were put on it despite their long commitment to purchasing from Canada and China. The owner of one was even made President. They didn’t encourage … Continue reading "Lessons from Cali Hemp" ...

“My, Aren’t We Tall!”

Attention Hempsters: the pioneers whose shoulders you stand upon are still around. You aren’t really that tall, just look down and give us a high-five. Those who pioneered hemp textiles, hemp food, hempseed oil nutrition, hempcrete, hemp breeding, and CBD we’re still here! Although to look at hemp expo speaker schedules and the hemp media, … Continue reading "“My, Aren’t We Tall!”" ...
Time for a Hemp Food Association?

Time for a Hemp Food Association?

Don’t you think hemp’s first billion dollar industry, hemp foods, deserves its own trade association? There’s a building one and a fiber one and a CBD one and an animal food one but not one for “Hemp 2.0,” seed for food, and its unique challenges. There are numerous segment-specific initiatives needed such as hemp food … Continue reading "Time for a Hemp Food Association?" ...
Hemp Food vs Medibles

Hemp Food vs Medibles

One issue Hemp Food companies have to manage is the consumer perception that these drug-free foods will get them high, or make them fail a drug test. Part of the reason for that, one that was easier to address in the ‘90s, is the rise in the regulated market for “medibles,” or marijuana edibles. The … Continue reading "Hemp Food vs Medibles" ...
France Comes to Its Senses

France Comes to Its Senses

France dropped its fleeting ban on the use of hemp flowers. Must’ve been the “big shouting” and “riots.” “We decide something, then put it in the room and wait for a while to see what happens. If there is no big shouting and no riots because most people do not understand what has been decided, … Continue reading "France Comes to Its Senses" ...
“Vegan” vs. “Plant-based”

“Vegan” vs. “Plant-based”

It might be time to differentiate between vegan foods that are made with real food ingredients and those that are made to be as realistic to meat as possible, typically using powders. Perhaps “Vegan” for the former and “Plant-based” for the latter. Especially when restaurants may not be segregating their prep and cooking surfaces and … Continue reading "“Vegan” vs. “Plant-based”" ...
Huge Ancient Hempseed

Huge Ancient Hempseed

In a 1,300-year old Chinese tomb they found hempseed twice as large as usual: No doubt, as in the ‘90s I hired leading Cannabis breeders to develop a large-seeded hemp variety not unlike that, huge seeds weighing in at 17/gram. The parents were from Yunnan, China. Huge seeds meant to be shelled into HempNut brand … Continue reading "Huge Ancient Hempseed" ...

CBD vs Covid, Again

CBD prevented viral replication in lung cells and people on CBD had lower Covid infection rates: Cannabidiol inhibits SARS-CoV-2 replication through induction of the host ER stress and innate immune responses “The spread of SARS-CoV-2 and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic underscores the need for new treatments. Here we report that cannabidiol (CBD) inhibits infection of SARS-CoV-2 … Continue reading "CBD vs Covid, Again" ...

PubMed: “Cannabinoid + Covid”

U.S.-government funded PubMed returns 88 papers for the keyword search “Cannabinoid + Covid:” See them at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=Cannabinoid+Covid&sort=date&size=100 ...

New Hemp Cannabinoid-based Fermented Anti-aging Food Ingredient

Here’s a GoFundMe for an interesting new hemp cannabinoid-based fermented anti-aging food ingredient. Like most innovators in Canadian hemp, he had to wrestle the government to launch it. “Canterpene Bioderivative Anti-Aging TechnologyGoal: $2,000,000” See it at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/canterpene-bioderivative-antiaging-technology ...
CBDa and CBGa Effective Against Covid

CBDa and CBGa Effective Against Covid

This study found CBDa and CBGa effective against the Covid virus but only in vitro. Now to test on live beings before we get too excited. Read it at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35007072/ ...

NPA Sues FDA over Exclusion

CBD companies should line up to help; the same Exclusionary Rule blocks them. THC vendors too, they’ll run up against this eventually too: “NPA filed a lawsuit in December of last year challenging FDA’s wrongful application of the ‘exclusionary clause’ of DSHEA regarding the dietary ingredient NAC. NPA is asking the industry and industry trade … Continue reading "NPA Sues FDA over Exclusion" ...
Legalizing Will Save 1.1% of all Rx $

Legalizing Will Save 1.1% of all Rx $

The US could save $500,000,000 annually 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 all prescription drug expenditures. With the 51-year lie of marijuana … Continue reading "Legalizing Will Save 1.1% of all Rx $" ...

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