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NPA Sues FDA over Exclusion

CBD companies should line up to help; the same Exclusionary Rule blocks them. THC vendors too, they’ll run up against this eventually too: “NPA filed a lawsuit in December of last year challenging FDA’s wrongful application of the ‘exclusionary clause’ of DSHEA regarding the dietary ingredient NAC. NPA is asking the industry and industry trade … Continue reading "NPA Sues FDA over Exclusion" ...
Legalizing Will Save 1.1% of all Rx $

Legalizing Will Save 1.1% of all Rx $

The US could save $500,000,000 annually in prescription drug costs if medical marijuana was legal, and that’s just the Medicare Part D costs. Extrapolated to all US prescription costs not just Part D (disabled and retired), the annual savings is almost $4 billion, 1.1% of all prescription drug expenditures. With the 51-year lie of marijuana … Continue reading "Legalizing Will Save 1.1% of all Rx $" ...

A Hidden Origin Story of the CBD Craze

“For decades, Dr. Carlini’s research was not replicated, in part because so few people had access to the compound: Both the pot held at the nation’s sole government-sanctioned marijuana lab at the University of Mississippi and the illegal pot being smoked around the country had only trace CBD content. (Mr. Turner even tested several kinds … Continue reading "A Hidden Origin Story of the CBD Craze" ...
Cannabis Nomenclature: 3-legged Stool?

Cannabis Nomenclature: 3-legged Stool?

We could look at Cannabis nomenclature as a 3-legged stool: chemotype, genotype, phenotype. But how to express them easily is The Art. Sativa/Indica is sooo 18th Century. Especially with 150 cannabinoids and 200 terpenes giving us 30,000 possible combinations just on chemo alone. Types 1-6 work defining by cannabinoid ratios, the chemotype. “OG x NL5” … Continue reading "Cannabis Nomenclature: 3-legged Stool?" ...

Three Kings Day

From historian Chris Bennett:“Today in Poland and Lithuania, and in former times also in Russia, on Christmas Eve when it is believed that the dead visit their families, a soup made of hemp seeds, called ‘semieniatka,’ is served for the dead souls to savor. In Latvia and the Ukraine, a dish made of hemp was … Continue reading "Three Kings Day" ...

Pot Taxes: Epic Fail

Don’t be so quick to embrace marijuana taxes. There shouldn’t even be a tax: savings from non-enforcement is an order of magnitude greater. Adding taxes on top of that is double-dipping. They’re shooting themselves in the foot with high taxes; take budget from the drug squad windfall savings instead. Even a mere 0.0001% tax demands … Continue reading "Pot Taxes: Epic Fail" ...

Easy Solution For US’s SCND Problem

What’s the US going to do about the U.N. Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (SCND) Treaty, the mother of all drug laws? I suggest do what Uruguay, Paraguay, The Netherlands, Jamaica, and Canada do, and soon Malta, Luxembourg, and Thailand will do, and what the government already did to many Native American treaties: ignore it. … Continue reading "Easy Solution For US’s SCND Problem" ...
1999: “The Peanut Butter of the Next Millennium”

1999: “The Peanut Butter of the Next Millennium”

This was an ad we ran in many national consumer magazines to drive pull-through at retail, and make the product a success. In this case, Hemp Times. From 1995 through 2001 we spent $250,000 in trade and consumer ads, and PR to make it a Thing. It worked: today hemp food is hemp’s first billion … Continue reading "1999: “The Peanut Butter of the Next Millennium”" ...
Consult The Hemp Consultant Your Hemp Consultant Consults

Consult The Hemp Consultant Your Hemp Consultant Consults

Want to hear the independent unvarnished truth, informed by over four decades of success in entrepreneurial business? Thousands of business professionals know who to turn to when money and reputation are on the line. Click here to find out why. Or here. Or click here to schedule a time to speak with Richard. Facebook followers … Continue reading "Consult The Hemp Consultant Your Hemp Consultant Consults" ...
1987: “New Soy Cheese Best Yet to Hit Market”

1987: “New Soy Cheese Best Yet to Hit Market”

While today all the cheese alternatives are vegan, in the ‘80s the first ones contained casein, a milk protein. That includes my TofuRella in 1986. Although the FDA nevertheless allowed us to call it “nondairy,” we didn’t. Using casein was a critical early step in developing the cheese alternative segment, as it made for a … Continue reading "1987: “New Soy Cheese Best Yet to Hit Market”" ...
University of Kentucky Research Farm is Total Loss

University of Kentucky Research Farm is Total Loss

A rare December tornado completely destroyed the University of Kentucky Research Farm, which performs hemp research. No one was injured at the farm. ...
Cannabidivarin (CBDv)

Cannabidivarin (CBDv)

Cannabidivarin (CBDv) is a natural medicinal hemp phytocannabinoid. It oxidizes to the rarer cannabinoids CBEv and CBNDv. Add them for fuller “full spectrum.” Here are 87 studies on PubMed mentioning it:https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=Cannabidivarin&sort=date&size=200 And here’s a bunch on Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&scisbd=1&as_sdt=0%2C5&q=Cannabidivarin&btnG= Top image courtesy Swiss Cannabinoid. ...
U.N.: Hash = Hemp = Hash

U.N.: Hash = Hemp = Hash

Many don’t have a full picture of the cannabinoids and their ratios found in traditional hashish. Like me, I long assumed that they were mostly-all THC. But a 2014 study from Dr Lumir Hanus found that many of the samples from Lebanon, Morocco, and India seized by police were quite high in CBD. The Leb … Continue reading "U.N.: Hash = Hemp = Hash" ...

John Stahl on Hemp for Paper

Here’s a scene from Dave Olson’s 1997 documentary “The Hempen Road” featuring hemp pioneer John Stahl of Evanescent Press. He was planning on growing hemp for paper in Humboldt, and even installed a 12-foot fence and security lights to satisfy DEA. Local marijuana growers told him they wouldn’t let his first crop pollinate theirs because … Continue reading "John Stahl on Hemp for Paper" ...

“Empirical THC Testing”

Here’s a scene from Dave Olson’s 1997 documentary “The Hempen Road” featuring hemp food pioneer Dr Jace Callaway of FINOLA talking about how he tested the crop for THC, much to the surprise of police. Filmed at the Vancouver Hemp Symposium. 1:49 Copyright 1997 Dave Olson ...

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