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CBD Contraindications

Some people appear to be allergic to Cannabis in different forms; some to the fresh leaves, others to the smoke, and for others the Cannabinoids or Terpenes. Here are known and potential contraindications for Cannabidiol (CBD), from Kevin McKernan of Medical Genomics: “Most drugs are metabolized by the liver. P450 cytochromes are responsible for metabolism … Continue reading "CBD Contraindications" ...
Cannabis Chemotypes

Cannabis Chemotypes

Type 1: THC dominant Type 2: CBD:THC mixed (~1:1) Type 3: CBD dominant Type 4: CBG dominant Type 5: no Cannabinoids Type 6: CBC dominant (proposed) From (click for link): “Identification of a new chemotype in Cannabis sativa: cannabigerol-dominant plants, biogenetic and agronomic prospects.” Planta Medica 53:277-280 “Potential of marker assisted selection in hemp genetic … Continue reading "Cannabis Chemotypes" ...

The Oldest Cannabis Recipe Ever?

In the “oldest cookbook ever written,” known as “De Honesta Voluptate Et Valetudine” (“Of Honest Voluptuousness and Health“), is a 543-year old drink recipe calling for Cannabis/hemp flower products. It is even decarbed in “nard oil” (spikenard or muskroot, aromatic amber-colored essential oil derived from Nardostachys jatamansi, a flowering plant of the valerian family). Written … Continue reading "The Oldest Cannabis Recipe Ever?" ...
CBD Politics = Sausage

CBD Politics = Sausage

“Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.” – Otto von Bismarck From Mr. Kenzi Riboulet-Zemouli on the machinations around the CBD vote yesterday U.N. vote on CBD: seeing through the smokescreen of confusions. Politics is the art of the next best von Bismarck elaborates: Initial ingredients:Laws=beginning ideas and first … Continue reading "CBD Politics = Sausage" ...

Sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson Deserves Reasonable Accommodation from Team USA

"You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." Between this incident and the MORE Act passing the House last December, it's a golden opportunity put the nail in the coffin of Prohibition. ...
International Business In The Dark Ages

International Business In The Dark Ages

In today’s world with Fedex and DHL, Google Translate, maps with GPS on your phone, scanning, Zoom, PDFs, email, text, WhatsApp, fast wifi, broadband internet, cheap SIMs and phone cards in foreign lands, people don’t realize just how hard it was to do business internationally in the ‘80s and ‘90s. ...

Henry Ford: Passion for Plant-based Foods

I can't help but think that if Henry Ford realized just how nutritious the seed of hemp is, he would have done what I did and pivot from using soybean to hempseed to make foods like milk and ice cream. ...
Pro Product Development Tip

Pro Product Development Tip

When sampling a new product to people, the worst thing you can hear is “that’s good.” “That’s okay” or “that’s not bad” or “that’s good” is the wrong answer. While hearing “that sucks” tells you what you likely already know, hearing “that’s good” will lull you into going to market prematurely. Huge mistake, especially if … Continue reading "Pro Product Development Tip" ...

Regulate Cannabis Like Zucchini

Regulate Cannabis Like Zucchini, Soft Secrets (Italy), 2020 #4, page 27/28. Interview of Richard Rose by Fabrizio Dentini. 1) How do you present yourself to the Italian public? Now in my sixties, I came to Italia 4 years ago to retire. My wife is Italian, born in Brazil. We love Italy for many reasons and … Continue reading "Regulate Cannabis Like Zucchini" ...

1998: Hempseed Foods

By Richard Rose           When hemp’s potential for commercialization is discussed most people think of clothing, fabric, cordage and the like.  Even though hempseed is far more nutritious than soybean in virtually all respects and almost as versatile, the typical reaction to hempseed as a food is that it has limited application beyond nut bars … Continue reading "1998: Hempseed Foods" ...

1992: Hempseed: Nature’s Perfect Food?

Lynn and Judy Osburn were the first to write about hempseed as food that I know of. Alan Brady was the first to make hempseed ice cream that I know of. While both used whole hempseed, my vision was to shell it in order to increase the nutrition and palatability. Dr Udo Erasmus was the … Continue reading "1992: Hempseed: Nature’s Perfect Food?" ...
1994: Secret Government Hemp Crop Destroyed

1994: Secret Government Hemp Crop Destroyed

One of the most-persistent canards about hemp is that it was banned. But that’s not true, it always just needed a permit. In 1994, HIA co-founder Chris Boucher grew a ½ acre plot of Fedora and Kompolti hemp in Brawley California, with USDA’s permission on USDA land. But in mid-summer, with little warning, Imperial County … Continue reading "1994: Secret Government Hemp Crop Destroyed" ...

1999: Hemp Foods on CBS-TV; Roseanne and Richard Make Potato Salad for Millions

I might as well wrap up Hemp History Month 2021 with a watershed event. This was a big moment for hemp, and to this day the biggest stage for hemp foods. Roseanne Barr had an afternoon talk show on CBS-TV, and I answered easy questions about hemp and made a hemp potato salad. We had … Continue reading "1999: Hemp Foods on CBS-TV; Roseanne and Richard Make Potato Salad for Millions" ...
1994: How I Sold Not Just a Product, But Social Change

1994: How I Sold Not Just a Product, But Social Change

"This is how you sell not just a product, but social change. Normalizing Cannabis, one bite at a time." ...
2001: HempNut Display Unit

2001: HempNut Display Unit

“Finance Your Activism” by Selling HempNut Foods ...

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