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Animal Groups Clutch Pearls Over Hemp

Many don’t realize that in the early years the American Soybean Association hated us vegan food producers because we could turn scarcity into abundance, with our 16:1 net protein yield over meat. Opposing hempseed today, which has been fodder way longer than even rice or soya, would be right up their alley. Read more at: … Continue reading "Animal Groups Clutch Pearls Over Hemp" ...

FDA Citizen’s Petition on CBD

The Natural Products Association has filed a citizen’s petition calling for FDA to either rule that CBD is a legal dietary ingredient or to make a rule allowing enforcement discretion on the substance. Read more at: https://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Article/2022/02/22/npa-submits-citizen-s-petition-demanding-resolution-on-cbd-issue ...
THC Varies By 8x in Hemp Tops

THC Varies By 8x in Hemp Tops

Did you know Cannabinoid levels in hemp tops can vary by 8x between the fan leaves and flowers? That’s why the test sample collection is so critical. USDA could achieve the practical effect of 1% max THC today, just by modifying the collection protocol. ...
Field Trials for Hempseed in Tasmania

Field Trials for Hempseed in Tasmania

Here is Cannabis scientist Robert C. Clarke discussing the 2018 field trials in Tasmania that I participated in. The plan was Rob would grow the hempseed and I would turn it into branded hemp foods and get it into people’s stomachs. The trial was 172 acres (70 ha) and 19 varieties. There are a few … Continue reading "Field Trials for Hempseed in Tasmania" ...
Microdosing 20x Safer Than Cannabis

Microdosing 20x Safer Than Cannabis

Dr David Nutt is a drugs expert in England. His 2010 study “Drug harms in the UK: a multicriteria decision analysis” found that even heroic doses of psychedelics are safer than Cannabis, after accounting for 16 possible harms. For psychedelics those harms were “Drug-specific impairment of mental functioning” and “Family adversities.” But in today’s age … Continue reading "Microdosing 20x Safer Than Cannabis" ...
Cannabinoid Facts Label

Cannabinoid Facts Label

This is one way to disclose Cannabinoid and Terpene content in a product, much like the FDA-mandated Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts already familiar to consumers. The advantage of this for the consumer is obvious, but how does it help the manufacturer? Because raw lab reports often reveal trade secrets. To the knowledgeable eye they … Continue reading "Cannabinoid Facts Label" ...

EPA-approved Pesticides for Hemp

EPA-approved pesticides for Hemp. If you think they aren’t needed, in most cases you would be wrong. Not to mention use of herbicides sprayed pre-emergent. And don’t get me started on Nitrogen Read more at: https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/pesticide-products-registered-use-hemphttps://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/pesticide-products-registered-use-hemp ...
“Biocrete? “Ricecrete?”

“Biocrete? “Ricecrete?”

Looking to start a Hempcrete business? Consider using something other than the most-tightly regulated and expensive fiber crop in history, such as ag waste. Then, if and when appropriate, pivot to hemp. With 561,431 acres of rice grown in Italy, one company uses the massive amount of rice waste to build with. It’s far cheaper … Continue reading "“Biocrete? “Ricecrete?”" ...

Hemp Associations Versus Hemp (Again)

In keeping with their long history of hurting hemp (see here, here, here, here, and here), the hemp trade associations now support a new bill in Congress to devastate the young industry by criminalizing Delta-8 and other legal isomers. Ironically, Delta-8 products saved the hemp industry the last two years. It also tightens max THC … Continue reading "Hemp Associations Versus Hemp (Again)" ...
ASTM D.37 Needs YOU!

ASTM D.37 Needs YOU!

Have you been in the Cannabis or Hemp production or processing industry for a while? Do you know your stuff? Are you concerned about noobs making Standards that you’ll have to later use, thus want to get them right? Then I strongly suggest you join the ASTM D.37 Cannabis Committee, which includes Hemp. The problem … Continue reading "ASTM D.37 Needs YOU!" ...

Grassroots CBD Campaign?

If the national hemp associations in the US and Europe possessed even a smidgen of vision and competence, they would’ve developed a grassroots campaign to protect CBD years ago. Much like the Plant-based foods trade association did in Europe for use of terms like “milk,” for vegan foods. Besides the immediate effect it also builds … Continue reading "Grassroots CBD Campaign?" ...
Unlike CBD, Food Variance as High as 1,500%

Unlike CBD, Food Variance as High as 1,500%

Recently many have tried to play “gotcha” with the CBD industry by testing and publicizing the difference between stated and actual CBD content. The latest one called the products “foods” but used a variance of +/-10% instead of the typical 20% variance used in foods. Just one “gotcha.” But all along I’ve been saying “now … Continue reading "Unlike CBD, Food Variance as High as 1,500%" ...
All Use Is Medicinal

All Use Is Medicinal

“Recreational” Cannabis or Marijuana is a Prohibitionist construct. Don’t buy into it, it’s a linguistic therefore mind-control trap. In fact, the science-based truth is that All Use Is Medicinal. It’s the newer way for Prohibitionists to divide us, the Cannabis user. Us v Them, but in fact we are All One. Don’t fall for the … Continue reading "All Use Is Medicinal" ...

Schedule 1 Workaround

Having a hard time setting up a state-legal marijuana business? Between trademarks, insurance, and banking, they make it as difficult as possible simply because it is still Schedule 1 federally. One workaround is to pivot to a different Cannabis product, namely hemp. Hemp (<0.3% max THC) is federally legal and in every state, yet it … Continue reading "Schedule 1 Workaround" ...

CAP is Now 60; it Should Retire

The E.U.’s Common Agriculture Program is 60 years old this year, the farming subsidy scheme. But many decry it’s impact on small farms; they say it favors small hobby and large corporate farms at their expense. One said: “As a farmer, it needs a lot of reforms. Subsidies should take into account productivity and/or conservation … Continue reading "CAP is Now 60; it Should Retire" ...

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