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FDA’s Lies Kill

FDA’s Lies Kill

Ironically on April 20 in 2006, FDA released a statement entitled “Inter-Agency Advisory Regarding Claims That Smoked Marijuana Is a Medicine.” In it FDA states that “there is currently sound evidence that smoked marijuana is harmful. A past evaluation by several Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies … concluded that no sound scientific … Continue reading "FDA’s Lies Kill" ...
Pricing for Problem Customers

Pricing for Problem Customers

When I was running fast-growing Rella Good Cheese Co. (#281 on the Inc. 500 in 1993, known then as “Sharon’s Finest”), I realized some wholesale customers were a delight and some were a total Pain In The Ass, yet they both were charged the same price. Those who were a hassle took more of our time and … Continue reading "Pricing for Problem Customers" ...
The Birth of “Business = Activism”

The Birth of “Business = Activism”

In 1980 many vegetarian entrepreneurs had a collective vision inspired by the Book of Tofu (William Shurtleff and Akiko Aoyagi). Some of us went on to create Silk soymilk, Westbrae tofu, and TofuRella cheese alternative. Small village style tofu shops, thousands across the country just like Japan. Yes, we were naïve, yet we persisted. I … Continue reading "The Birth of “Business = Activism”" ...

2015: Making CBD “Sausage”

“Laws are like sausages, it’s better not to see them being made.” The following is the letter I wrote in 2015 to the person handling hemp for then-Congressman Polis. It was on behalf of 18 CBD companies, fifteen in Colorado and three of which were the largest in the country at the time. It was … Continue reading "2015: Making CBD “Sausage”" ...
2002: State Dep’t on Kenex NAFTA Suit

2002: State Dep’t on Kenex NAFTA Suit

In 1999 Kenex Inc. was a Canadian company exporting many different hempseed and fiber products to the U.S. I was one of their customers for one shipment, and in reviewing pro-forma invoices in advance of the export to me in California I noticed a massive red flag: they put “Contains less than 10 ppm THC.” … Continue reading "2002: State Dep’t on Kenex NAFTA Suit" ...
My Forty Years Under FDA’s Thumb

My Forty Years Under FDA’s Thumb

I write a lot about FDA, and the things I say are admittedly not in the realm of Conventional Wisdom. See it here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. So then, why listen to me when it comes to FDA? I don’t know what you … Continue reading "My Forty Years Under FDA’s Thumb" ...
DEA Admits the Obvious: Hemp Delta-8 is Legal

DEA Admits the Obvious: Hemp Delta-8 is Legal

The Alabama Board of Pharmacy asked DEA whether or not Delta-8 THC (D8) is a controlled substance. Delta-8 is an isomer of Delta-9 THC, and today is made from CBD from hemp. On September 15, 2021, Terrence L. Boos, Ph.D., Chief of the Drug & Chemical Evaluation Section, Diversion Control Division replied what many of … Continue reading "DEA Admits the Obvious: Hemp Delta-8 is Legal" ...

USDA: Time For Action on Hemp

For U.S. hemp it’s time to get real, time for action not platitudes. Only legal 3 years now, acreages harvested are falling, 1/3 of the crops are noncompliant, bankruptcies frequent, and farmers and processors are losing interest and money fast. We need to make the pivot from hemp for cannabinoids to hemp for the other … Continue reading "USDA: Time For Action on Hemp" ...
“A Law Repugnant to the Constitution is Void”

“A Law Repugnant to the Constitution is Void”

With these words written by Chief Justice John Marshall, the Supreme Court for the first time declared unconstitutional a law passed by Congress and signed by the President. Keeping that in mind, remember these facts; like the Marihuana Tax Act (MTA) before it, Marijuana in Schedule 1 is unconstitutional four ways to Sunday: 1) Congressional … Continue reading "“A Law Repugnant to the Constitution is Void”" ...

Some Smokable Hemp in Europe Sprayed With Toxic Synthetic

In eight countries in Europe, about a quarter of the 1,142 smokable hemp (flowers, resin, vape liquid <1% THC) samples tested contained the synthetic designer drug MDMB-4en-PINACA. It is a potent CB1 receptor agonist, first reported last year. The vape liquid samples contained zero phytocannabinoids. The toxic dose of MDMB-4en-PINACA is unknown, but it’s likely … Continue reading "Some Smokable Hemp in Europe Sprayed With Toxic Synthetic" ...

4 Hemp Food Cos.

Four hemp food companies, especially with vegan meat and dairy alternatives: https://Planetbasedfoods.com https://neprafoods.com/ https://www.lettherebehempfoods.com/ https://www.hempwayfoods.com/ more ...

Cannabinoid Metabolites as Inhibitors of CYP450 Enzymes, With Implications for Cannabis-drug Interactions

Cannabinoid metabolites as inhibitors of major hepatic CYP450 enzymes, with implications for cannabis-drug interactionsDrug Metabolism and Disposition; September 7, 2021 Abstract“THC competitively inhibited CYPs 1A2, 2B6, 2C9, and 2D6, CBD competitively inhibited CYPs 3A4, 2B6, 2C9, 2D6, and 2E1, and CBN competitively inhibited CYPs 2B6, 2C9, and 2E1. THC and CBD showed mixed-type inhibition for … Continue reading "Cannabinoid Metabolites as Inhibitors of CYP450 Enzymes, With Implications for Cannabis-drug Interactions" ...
The (Poly)Pharmacology of Cannabidiol in Neurological and Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Molecular Mechanisms and Targets

The (Poly)Pharmacology of Cannabidiol in Neurological and Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Molecular Mechanisms and Targets

The (Poly)Pharmacology of Cannabidiol in Neurological and Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Molecular Mechanisms and TargetsInt. J. Mol. Sci. 2021, 22(9), 4876 Abstract“Cannabidiol (CBD), the major nonpsychoactive Cannabis constituent, has been proposed for the treatment of a wide panel of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, including anxiety, schizophrenia, epilepsy and drug addiction due to the ability of its versatile … Continue reading "The (Poly)Pharmacology of Cannabidiol in Neurological and Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Molecular Mechanisms and Targets" ...

Patent- METHOD AND COMPOSITION FOR TREATING EATING DISORDERS

Patent- METHOD AND COMPOSITION FOR TREATING EATING DISORDERS Abstract“Method and composition for treating eating disorders in humans and veterinary animals by administering a composition including: (i) mirtazapine, (ii) a cannabis compound and (iii) a fat-soluble vitamin.” more ...

Performance Evaluation of Hemp Concrete by Non-destructive Test

Performance evaluation of hemp concrete by non-destructive testMaterials Today: Proceedings, available online 25 September 2021 Abstract“Non-destructive test (NDT) is used to find the physical properties of concrete without any destruction to the structure. There are various methods of NDT in order to calculate the strength of concrete members. Hemp is a type of agro-waste which … Continue reading "Performance Evaluation of Hemp Concrete by Non-destructive Test" ...

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