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Revelations from Congressional Testimony in the Hearings on the Marihuana Tax Act in 1937

These quotes are from Harry Anslinger, the man uber-racist FDR dispatched to put brown-skinned people in jail not for drugs, but for not having one certain little stamp proving they paid a tax; an economic crime. By 1937, many of today’s drug companies made hundreds of popular and efficacious medicines dispensed by pharmacists containing Cannabis … Continue reading "Revelations from Congressional Testimony in the Hearings on the Marihuana Tax Act in 1937" ...

Anslinger’s Super Racist Boss: FDR

I know Herer said the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 was all Harry Anslinger, but do you really think only Anslinger was behind it? A low-level railroad cop was able to single-handedly marshall the federal government to wage a war on Blacks and Mexicans, getting Congress to go along and the White House what, just … Continue reading "Anslinger’s Super Racist Boss: FDR" ...
The State of Hemp Foods in 1997

The State of Hemp Foods in 1997

Here is a clip from the 1997 documentary “The Hempen Road” by Dave Olson, featuring Eric Zima (Zima Foods) and Todd Dalotto (Hungry Bear). In 1997, the hempseed food industry was in its quaint infancy. “Hippies making food in their kitchens” would not be an uncharitable description for the most part. None of these were … Continue reading "The State of Hemp Foods in 1997" ...
“Biocrete” FTW

“Biocrete” FTW

Hempcrete is so awesome it doesn’t even need hemp! Or as I call it, “Biocrete.” Most any ag waste will do, including virgin Kenaf (“K-hemp”) if you’re in the sub- or tropics where low-THC Cannabis doesn’t perform as well. Millions of tons of ag wastes are burned every year, while hemp is still the rarest … Continue reading "“Biocrete” FTW" ...
Hempy ThanksLiving

Hempy ThanksLiving

For millennia people have been eating hempseed, and even now a billion people eat it weekly (China). A vegan source of complete protein and omega-3, it tastes great raw. ...

GMO Hemp

From Cannabis Evolution and Ethnobotany by Clarke and Merlin: “Biotechnology in the form of genetic modification has also reached Cannabis. An Irish research group successfully transferred genes for grey mold resistance to an industrial hemp variety (Clarke and Watson 2007). Grey mold is one of the leading pests of Cannabis, causing crop loss and contaminating … Continue reading "GMO Hemp" ...
1999: Hemp Foods on National TV x5

1999: Hemp Foods on National TV x5

In America, the fastest way to introduce something new and spur diffusion and acceptance is through that one-eyed monster, TV. To normalize Cannabis a generation ago, the easiest path was by using marijuana’s red-haired stepchild, hemp. Ironically, hemp has proven to be the sharp point of the Cannabis legalization spear. And especially food, as it … Continue reading "1999: Hemp Foods on National TV x5" ...

FDA’s CBD Mismanagement Borders on the Criminal

FDA allows drugs Kava-kava and St John’s Wort in foods, and we’ve already had a half-dozen years of massive CBD diffusion, ie: “real world experience.” There are 20,000 unregistered NDIs like CBD, but only CBD raises their ire. But only if crossing state lines. Intrastate/10A FTW. “Jessica Wasserman, a Washington DC-based cannabis attorney, told Schiller … Continue reading "FDA’s CBD Mismanagement Borders on the Criminal" ...

INDUSTRIAL HEMP: GLOBAL MARKETS AND PRICES (1997)

Regarding INDUSTRIAL HEMP: GLOBAL MARKETS AND PRICES (1997) by Valerie L. Vantreese in the Department of Agricultural Economics at University of Kentucky. Many think China banned hemp cultivation sometime in the last century. I know they did not as I purchased hundreds of tons of seed from them in those years. Here is confirmation: “China … Continue reading "INDUSTRIAL HEMP: GLOBAL MARKETS AND PRICES (1997)" ...
On a Standard of Identity for Primary Hempseed Products

On a Standard of Identity for Primary Hempseed Products

Comments of Richard Rose on the ProposedStandard of Identity for Primary Hempseed Products ASTM Subcommittee D.37.91 is considering primary hemp product standards of identity. The following is in reference to “hempseed” (one word) for technical uses and “hemp seed” (two words) for sowing uses. For decades, “hempseed” has been the existing convention to differentiate the … Continue reading "On a Standard of Identity for Primary Hempseed Products" ...

1986: Soyfoods Standards Development Timeline

Here’s the story of the soyfoods industry standards for presentation to the FDA which I helped write in 1984-1986, from History Of Tofu and Tofu Products. Back then 37 years ago we had to type our comments on a typewriter, sign it with a pen, fold it in thirds, put in an envelope, address the … Continue reading "1986: Soyfoods Standards Development Timeline" ...
1996: The HempNut Story

1996: The HempNut Story

The HempNut Story           We believe HempNut is the greatest invention to happen to hempseed ever!  Most people agree that the outer shell is not very tasty, more for birds than for humans.  It’s dirty, with typical field contaminants such as pathogens and manure.  And the shell has trace amounts of THC on it, not … Continue reading "1996: The HempNut Story" ...
1996: Citizen Citation

1996: Citizen Citation

City of Baltimore Citizen Citation Baltimore was where I first introduced hemp foods, at ExpoEast in the convention center in September 1994. When my amazing PR agent Sandra Weinstein asked them to give me this Citizen’s Citation and why, they agreed! It was a surprise, I didn’t even know it was a Thing. “City of … Continue reading "1996: Citizen Citation" ...
1994: Tofu cheese and rock ‘n’ roll

1994: Tofu cheese and rock ‘n’ roll

Tofu cheese and rock ‘n’ roll Santa Rosa Press Democrat Business section, Sept 18 1994, by Brad Bollinger. What can you make of a guy who has an MBA, hair down below his shoulders and plays guest guitar with a band called the Pink Flamingos?           A budding business star, according to Inc. magazine.           … Continue reading "1994: Tofu cheese and rock ‘n’ roll" ...

Infuse Hemp Buds?

Want to naturally infuse hemp buds with terps in a certain ratio to mimic any Cannabis strain? Then combine this:https://theterpenestore.com/terpifuse-bucket-system/ with this:https://therichardrosereport.com/relative-terpene-content-of-popular-strains/ ...

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