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How CBD is Actually Legal Today

This is something I’ve advocated for years: hempseed oil can legally contain Schedule 1 controlled substances as long as they are natural and unavoidably present, including THC and CBD. With hemp’s natural 20:1 CBD:THC ratio, 0.3% THC could result in 6% CBD. Legally. While the story below is regarding England, even in the US FDA … Continue reading "How CBD is Actually Legal Today" ...
Use New Type 3s in E.U., Here’s Why…

Use New Type 3s in E.U., Here’s Why…

Use of approved EU varieties is technically just to get CAP subsidies but those are only for fibre anyway. While they do provide an affirmative defense if a local cop comes calling, that’s nothing a few blue tags and certificates lying around can’t fix. As long as it’s <0.4% total THC (0.39 = 0.3) next … Continue reading "Use New Type 3s in E.U., Here’s Why" ...

Fool Me Once, Shame on You, Fool Me Twice…

The New Normal, it appears, is to tell heads of state and bureaucrats about hemp, and make wild unlikely promises in order to get it legal especially in sub- and tropical nations, but also US states. One even said “industrial hemp is medicinal but marijuana is recreational” when legalizing hemp at a latitude not historically … Continue reading "Fool Me Once, Shame on You, Fool Me Twice" ...

Science is Lazy, Not Stoners

While the big grant money is in seeking to find harms in teens consuming cannabinoids the better science is in figuring out how 50-year stoners cope, people in their 60s and beyond. Although previous studies revealed poor short-term memory from Cannabis, it’s not so much for older stoners, absent brain disease. The myth is of … Continue reading "Science is Lazy, Not Stoners" ...

Hemp in the 2023 Farm Bill

In the 2023 Farm Bill, besides addressing hemp cannabinoids and the “Value The Seed” proposal, I suggest the following. The first uses the UN’s definition of hemp, and is practical because the high CBD content makes the THC not be a diversion threat, and allows true testing of delta-9 THC content as Congress intended. The … Continue reading "Hemp in the 2023 Farm Bill" ...
FDA’s “Cannabis Derived Products Data Acceleration Plan”

FDA’s “Cannabis Derived Products Data Acceleration Plan”

Cannabis Derived Products Data Acceleration Plan by FDA Exploring Novel Data Sources to Help Inform Cannabis Derived Product Safety and Quality Gaps. October 2021. Click here to read more, including free download: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/public-health-focus/cannabis-derived-products-data-acceleration-plan ...

Stoners Have Better Covid Outcomes

“Conclusions: This retrospective cohort study suggests that active cannabis users hospitalized with COVID-19 had better clinical outcomes compared with non-users, including decreased need for ICU admission or mechanical ventilation.” Read the study at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35932069/ ...

Gourmet Hemp Foods

From Gourmet Hemp Foods, maker of hempseed-based sauces: “According to Rye Matthews, a Kentucky Hemp Farmer, “There hasn’t been enough education and experience on the consumer side to understand that hemp is also a food and these products exist and taste great.” For example, sales of hemp milk are projected to reach $454 million but … Continue reading "Gourmet Hemp Foods" ...

Hemp Protein to Afghanistan

Founding Hemp Food Association member (1998) Hempzels® is helping bakers in Afghanistan improve the nutrition of their bread with hemp protein powder (presscake) made in Pennsylvania. Much like on the hemp fiber side where the hurd was lost or discarded until a commercial use for it was found (paper) around 1919, until about 20 years … Continue reading "Hemp Protein to Afghanistan" ...

Pot Bill Hurts Hemp Foods

The Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA) was released by Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Cory Booker (D-NJ). It includes provisions for hemp, namely reducing max THC in products such as foods from 3,000 ppm to 10 ppm, harmonizing it down to Canada’s. This has been a goal of the ASTM D37 … Continue reading "Pot Bill Hurts Hemp Foods" ...

Hemp Biochar Improves Soil

“Overall, the results indicate that HR and HB will have beneficial effects on soil health and productivity, therefore potentially improving soil’s resilience to changing climate.” Read the study at: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0264620 ...

ODS: a Model for FDA Office of Cannabis?

The Office of Dietary Supplements, part of the National Institutes of Health, is the lead federal government entity addressing the scientific exploration of dietary supplements. ODS is located in the NIH Office of the Director in the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives in Bethesda, MD. ODS was established by Congress as part … Continue reading "ODS: a Model for FDA Office of Cannabis?" ...
Hemp Food: 3x Better at CO2 Than Hempcrete

Hemp Food: 3x Better at CO2 Than Hempcrete

“The report from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) found that, for each dollar, investment in improving and scaling up the production of meat and dairy alternatives resulted in three times more greenhouse gas reductions compared with investment in green cement technology, seven times more than green buildings and 11 times more than zero-emission cars. Project … Continue reading "Hemp Food: 3x Better at CO2 Than Hempcrete" ...
Hemp Textiles OG: Barbara Filippone

Hemp Textiles OG: Barbara Filippone

From EnviroTextiles about the hemp textiles OG, Barbara Filippone: “June is Hemp History Month, and we celebrate one of the greatest natural fiber experts in the world. Barbara Filippone was a famous fashion designer working with natural fibers in India back in the 1980’s. Her infamous multimillion dollar design on launch was the “Godey skirt” … Continue reading "Hemp Textiles OG: Barbara Filippone" ...
10 ppm Max THC an Int’l Trade Violation?

10 ppm Max THC an Int’l Trade Violation?

At 10 ppm max THC for hemp foods while the US is at 3,000 ppm, has Canada established an illegal non-tariff trade barrier in violation of USMCA (née NAFTA) and other international trade treaties? Especially since it appears Health Canada enforces it only on imports? And the same for the E.U. and its new 3.75/10 … Continue reading "10 ppm Max THC an Int’l Trade Violation?" ...

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