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Free download: “10 Things to Know Before Growing Hemp”

Get the FREE White Paper “10 Things to Know Before Growing Hemp” only from The Richard Rose Report. Just provide your name and email to download the FREE White Paper, available only at The Richard Rose Report. Want to know if growing Hemp is for you? Not sure where to turn or how to start? … Continue reading "Free download: “10 Things to Know Before Growing Hemp”" ...

Quest for the Golden Fiber

Quest for the Golden Fiber follows Cannabis expert Robert Connell Clarke on his explorations of Turkish hemp culture. Join us as we visit weavers and rope makers in their countryside homes, and follow the crop cycle in the last village where they still grow hemp as they have for centuries. Presenter, Writer, and Researcher Robert … Continue reading "Quest for the Golden Fiber" ...

Push Back on FDA Wish Lists

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking every pronouncement by FDA is settled law etched in granite. Instead, think of it as what it really is: wish-lists by unelected over-reaching bureaucrats testing the waters of public opinion with often-unconstitutional (Schedule 1 for Cannabis) ideas designed to reward them and their buddies (Big Pharma). They want … Continue reading "Push Back on FDA Wish Lists" ...

1994 Cannabis Cup

Here is a Portuguese news report filmed at the 1994 7th Annual Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam. Edited for English content and brevity. With Jack Herer, Sean Munro, DJ Monica, Richard Rose (with hat and guitar, getting a fully-clothed massage, and discussing and sampling hemp food), Pascale and Franck Lagouge, Dion Markgraaf, Eagle Bill and his … Continue reading "1994 Cannabis Cup" ...

1972: Prop 19 in California

Some of us cut our activism teeth in 1972, with the first California Proposition 19 to legalize Marijuana. Before I could even vote I was explaining it to people going into stores. I’m sure there were more like me, some still around. The 1972 California Marijuana Initiative appeared as Proposition 19 on the ballot for … Continue reading "1972: Prop 19 in California" ...
Time for a New FDA Regulatory Category?

Time for a New FDA Regulatory Category?

Cannabinoid products are on a collision course with FDA’s single-molecule fetish. The Cannabis industry strives for robust “full spectrum” and “broad spectrum” poly-cannabinoid profiles, FDA wants only one active ingredient, two at most. The only solution is to define this new class of Cannabis products as a new category. There is precedent for the same … Continue reading "Time for a New FDA Regulatory Category?" ...

CBD May Convert to THC in the Stomach

Chemical conversion of CBD to THC was known to be possible but commercially unfeasible as it was cheaper to grow the THC than convert it. But a 2007 study suggests that stomach acid can convert oral CBD to Δ9 THC (2.9%), CBN (1.1%), and two metabolites (1.4% and 10%), one of which is 25% as … Continue reading "CBD May Convert to THC in the Stomach" ...
Hemp Flower Products: 12,000 Years of Safe Continuous Use Around The World

Hemp Flower Products: 12,000 Years of Safe Continuous Use Around The World

Here’s why Hemp Flower Products should be classified as a food ingredient existing before October 1994, for the purposes of DSHEA to FDA. This submission is a stakeholder comment to your “Development of a List of Pre-DSHEA Dietary Ingredients” issue. My name is Richard Rose and I’m an award-winning food industry professional of 37 years … Continue reading "Hemp Flower Products: 12,000 Years of Safe Continuous Use Around The World" ...

Non-Cannabis Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids are known to occur in several plant species besides Cannabis. See Rudolf Bauer et al., CB Receptor Ligands from Plants, 8 Curr. Topics in Med. Chem. 173, 173-86 (2008), detailing plant species in which cannabinoids are known to occur besides Cannabis, including coneflower (Echinacea), oxeye (Heliopsis helianthoides), electric daisy (Acmella oleracea), Helichrysum umbraculigerum, liverwort … Continue reading "Non-Cannabis Cannabinoids" ...
Better Nomenclature Needed; Not Phenotype or Genotype, but Chemotype

Better Nomenclature Needed; Not Phenotype or Genotype, but Chemotype

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. … Continue reading "Better Nomenclature Needed; Not Phenotype or Genotype, but Chemotype" ...

Is U.K. “Reefer Madness” Linked To Tobacco Use?

The British establishment is going through a profound Reefer Madness phase, desperate to keep Cannabis (that’s what they call marijuana but they oddly don’t include hemp) illegal. Not actually illegal as much as a monopoly for just their Big Pharma friends, as the UK’s Drugs Minister’s husband grows weed for GW Pharmaceuticals. Just like in … Continue reading "Is U.K. “Reefer Madness” Linked To Tobacco Use?" ...

Hemp Genetics Sources

Selection of which cultivar(s) to grow is perhaps the single most-critical part of the growing hemp puzzle. Choosing the wrong cultivar can be a disaster, losing your crop after expensive inputs due to flowering issues, lack of market, lack of cannabinoids (CBDa and CBGa), or high THC level (0.3% max THC in US and Canada, … Continue reading "Hemp Genetics Sources" ...
Richard Rose Professional History

Richard Rose Professional History

Richard started a movement by being the first to widely market to the masses sophisticated branded perishable foods made from hempseed, not only proving the viability of a new industry but changing society’s stigmas too. His work provided a roadmap for passionate, innovative, values-based leadership in business and society. The revolution in food he started … Continue reading "Richard Rose Professional History" ...

Hemp Farm Bill Winners and Losers

The 2018 Farm Bill (“FB18”) in December descheduled hemp Cannabis at the federal level, turning regulation over to USDA, which is delegating it to the states. As passed it only legalized growing it and its fiber, but also banned drug felons from low-THC drug-free industrial hemp. Surprisingly, an hour after Trump signed it, the FDA … Continue reading "Hemp Farm Bill Winners and Losers" ...

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