Original Articles

Articles
Hempire Hemp Shoes to Ukraine Army

Hempire Hemp Shoes to Ukraine Army

Hempire, a hemp company in Ukraine, is supporting the army and supplying them with real hemp shoes. These shoes are super-light and comfortable and protect feet from sweating. To inquire about products, click: https://hempire.tech/products or call +380 50 312 3491...
Most Complete Book on Hemp Textiles Ever

Most Complete Book on Hemp Textiles Ever

I expect this book will become The Bible of traditional hemp textiles found in many cultures across the globe. “Git Skoglund is a Swedish textile researcher and journalist, who has studied the Cannabis plant and its many useful products since the early 1990s. Her primary focus is hemp textiles made by traditional cultures, and her … Continue reading "Most Complete Book on Hemp Textiles Ever"...

95% CBD + 5% THC Treats Autism

Cannabinoids as a potential treatment for Autism (studies used 20:1 ratio of CBD:THC). Read the study at: https://www.imrpress.com/journal/FBE/14/1/10.31083/j.fbe1401001/htm#b193...

Canopyright™: CYA for Breeders

Before giving your prized genetics to Cornell or OSU or Phylos or USDA, get a genomic test and register it with Canopyright. Any Cannabis type, marijuana or hemp. You want to keep honest people honest but if they or their predecessor stumble, you want protection from theft of your IP. Otherwise these seed bank collections … Continue reading "Canopyright™: CYA for Breeders"...
Variability in Antinutritional compounds in Hempseed meal of Italian and French varieties

Variability in Antinutritional compounds in Hempseed meal of Italian and French varieties

“AbstractThe use of hempseed flours in the animal diets may be limited by the presence of antinutritive compounds. The content of phytic acid, condensed tannins, trypsin inhibitors, cyanogenic glycosides and saponins was evaluated in hempseed meal of three italian varieties (dioecious) and three french varieties (monoecious) of Cannabis sativa L. The analysis of variance showed … Continue reading "Variability in Antinutritional compounds in Hempseed meal of Italian and French varieties"...

The effects of germination on the composition and functional properties of hemp seed protein isolate

Sprouting the hempseed then using the protein fraction from it makes a functional protein ingredient for meat alternatives and perhaps frozen desserts: “The effects of germination on the composition and functional properties of hemp seed protein isolate AbstractThe effects of germination on the functional properties of hemp seed protein isolates was evaluated in this study. … Continue reading "The effects of germination on the composition and functional properties of hemp seed protein isolate"...
Separate from the Dunning-Kruger Pack

Separate from the Dunning-Kruger Pack

I’ve noticed that some people would rather spend $100,000 to do it wrong themselves than $10,000 to learn how to do it right from an expert. But the beginning stage is where the right consultant can add the most value. Especially because if you’re on the wrong path, the longer you go, the more attached … Continue reading "Separate from the Dunning-Kruger Pack"...
USDA allocates $550 million for projects for underserved producers

USDA allocates $550 million for projects for underserved producers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is allocating up to $550 million to support projects that enable underserved producers to access land, capital, and markets, and train the next, diverse generation of agricultural professionals. These investments are made through funding provided in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Section 1006, as amended by Section 22007 of … Continue reading "USDA allocates $550 million for projects for underserved producers"...

Hemp Protein Best at Remediating Toxic “forever chemicals.”

“Abstract Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are a group of environmentally persistent, man-made chemicals used in many industrial products and everyday consumer items. Of the plant proteins trialled, those of hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) were found to be far superior for PFAS removal than the next best protein, soy. The use of hemp plant proteins … Continue reading "Hemp Protein Best at Remediating Toxic “forever chemicals.”"...

Tax and Regulate Like Food

While consumable hemp and marijuana are required to be tested before sale, guess what isn’t? Food! And it’s killing people every year. Here’s just the latest example:https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/08/poopy-lettuce-at-wendys-still-prime-suspect-in-outbreak-that-just-doubled/?amp=1...
Whitewashing Hemp’s Failure

Whitewashing Hemp’s Failure

The following story reveals what happens when you take a company’s statements at face value, with no due diligence. It states that the hemp industry has matured, despite crashing hard for years now: Lies have been the main marketing tool of many hemp companies, from “fake it til you make it” to pump & dump … Continue reading "Whitewashing Hemp’s Failure"...

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?"...

Fiber Wars: The Twenties and the Rise of Chemurgy

June is Hemp History Month. Fiber Wars Chapter 6 The Twenties and the Rise of Chemurgy “The cause celebre of the Chemurgy Movement was ethanol fuels made from the fermentation of grain. In his analysis of the their initial interaction, David Wright described the reception of the chemurgists by the USDA as enthusiastic. But heavy … Continue reading "Fiber Wars: The Twenties and the Rise of Chemurgy"...

DEA Destroys Billions in CBD

June is Hemp History Month. Around 98% of the Cannabis that DEA has eradicated before 2014 was been hemp, “ditchweed,” over 5 Billion plants. That loss of germplasm has been costly: Kentucky and Colorado farmers had to import hemp seed to plant. And the CBD that desperate parents can’t get for their child? It’s in … Continue reading "DEA Destroys Billions in CBD"...
The Original “Hemp Hearts”

The Original “Hemp Hearts”

June is Hemp History Month. You’ve heard of “Hemp Hearts,” but did you know it’s not a generic term but rather a brand name stolen from the original Hemp Hearts company, owned by Roger Snow in Alberta, Canada? Many of the same people appropriating his trademark first turned their sights to my Hemp Nut, calling … Continue reading "The Original “Hemp Hearts”"...

Court: “Hemp Flowers Not Novel Food”

Big news: Polish Court rules that hemp flowers are NOT a novel food, and have a history of consumption: “this plant () has a history of use and does not constitute a novel food () the undoubted evidence presented by the party in the context of the procedure in question showed a history of consumption … Continue reading "Court: “Hemp Flowers Not Novel Food”"...

Leave Your Reply