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1995: Healthy Hemp Burgers in the NY Times

1995: Healthy Hemp Burgers in the NY Times

In May of 1995 the Sunday New York Times Magazine gushed about Hempeh Burger, and included a picture. Authentic momentum is hard to create, but when it happens, it’s magic. Like this.

Later, it was seen on CBS-TV’s Good Morning America, and sported the hemp food industry’s only FDA-legal health claim “reduces risk of heart disease.”

Carnivores and vegans alike enjoyed the hearty taste, made with real food not powders. The first hemp burger was also vegan, high in fiber, gluten-free, keto-friendly, and sold coast-to-coast, 1994-2002. ...
1996: Let Them Eat Hemp

1996: Let Them Eat Hemp

Let Them Eat Hemp. Hemp Times, Oct 1996, story by Peggy Matthews, photo by Dan Skye.Pull quote: “My advisors even said not get into hemp—which of course led me to think that I should” –Richard Rose Overnight successes usually aren’t. So when people wonder how Richard Rose got so successful so quickly, he laughs. “It … Continue reading "1996: Let Them Eat Hemp" ...
CBD Greatly Improves Performance in Stressful Situations, Reduces Anxiety

CBD Greatly Improves Performance in Stressful Situations, Reduces Anxiety

Anxiety can lower our cognitive and creative abilities, and make us very uncomfortable. One aspect of it is negative self-evaluation, thinking that we did poorly at something. It especially happens when having to be in social situations or when having to speak or perform before an audience. This 2011 study from Brazil found that 600 … Continue reading "CBD Greatly Improves Performance in Stressful Situations, Reduces Anxiety" ...

“Moving HEMP Forward,” with Richard Rose

Join Mandi Kerr with Richard Rose, founder of The Richard Rose Report, on this episode of Moving HEMP Forward as they talk about celebrating the history of Hemp. Since 1980, Richard Rose has been innovating award-winning natural foods, over 150. After being in the Inc 500 for a first-mover soy foods success, he turned his … Continue reading "“Moving HEMP Forward,” with Richard Rose" ...
1996: Ancient Fun With Websites

1996: Ancient Fun With Websites

In 1996, my Rella Good Cheese Co. was still known as “Sharon’s Finest,” the company on the Inc. 500 in 1993. Rella then spawned HempRella and Hempeh Burger in 1994, then The Hemp Corporation, then HempNut, Inc. in 1996. I call it Continuous Improvement as applied to Branding. Web sites were fairly new back then, … Continue reading "1996: Ancient Fun With Websites" ...

Tax Analysis of the MORE Act

Here’s a very good analysis of Rep. Nadler’s new version of the MORE Act from the Tax Foundation: Less Should be MORE with Federal Cannabis Taxation. A five-percent excise tax to the Feds is a very small vigorish to pay in exchange for descheduling, legal banking, protection from RICO suits and prosecution, and especially the … Continue reading "Tax Analysis of the MORE Act" ...

Canada Violates International Law With CBD Import Ban

This is a USMCA (formerly NAFTA) violation. CW has a good case, as does any U.S. CBD company: “Charlotte’s Web Products are not easily available in Canada because laws do not allow for bulk importing of U.S.-grown hemp CBD or related products into Canada, the release said.” Read more at: https://www.dailycamera.com/2021/04/20/canada-approves-3-charlottes-web-hemp-cultivars/ Click to SAVE as … Continue reading "Canada Violates International Law With CBD Import Ban" ...

Did Colorado Just Ban CBD?

In the announcement of their ban on Delta-8 THC, MED said: ““chemically modifying or converting any naturally occurring cannabinoids from industrial hemp is non-compliant with the statutory definition of ‘industrial hemp product’” in state laws.” Decarboxylation of CBDa to CBD fits that definition, as does the current practice of converting CBDa to CBN. Plus the … Continue reading "Did Colorado Just Ban CBD?" ...

Plant-based Food Industry Wins; Lessons for CBD Companies

500,000 consumers helped the plant-based food industry push back on the EU’s ban on use of terms such as soy “milk” and vegan “meat.” This is a lesson to the hemp industry, which missed a brilliant opportunity to push back on the ludicrous Novel Food registration requirement for CBD, which has been in food longer … Continue reading "Plant-based Food Industry Wins; Lessons for CBD Companies" ...
Economics of Shelling Hempseed

Economics of Shelling Hempseed

The future of Hemp is food. That’s not to say fiber doesn’t have a role to play, as where there is seed there is fiber. It’s a symbiotic relationship, a dual crop with two income streams. But food has more of a social imperative than walls of houses or animal bedding. How often do you … Continue reading "Economics of Shelling Hempseed" ...

Cleaning Water with Hemp Stalks

Diamidoximated cellulosic bioadsorbents from hemp stalks for elimination of uranium (VI) and textile waste in aqueous systems AbstractSelective abolition of hazardous U(VI) ions from nuclear power plants and removal of toxic colorants from textile industries pose great challenge. The work aims to develop cellulosic bioadsorbents from waste stalks of local weed, Cannabis sativa, commonly known … Continue reading "Cleaning Water with Hemp Stalks" ...
Sequential Sampling of Four Hemp Cultivars for Cannabinoids – 2020

Sequential Sampling of Four Hemp Cultivars for Cannabinoids – 2020

Sequential Sampling of Four Hemp Cultivars for Cannabinoids – 2020 Four cultivars of Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) were planted and grown in a Maury‐Bluegrass siltloam soil at the University of Kentucky North Farm research complex near Lexington, Kentucky. Soil test levels were adequate for P and K. Nitrogen was applied as Urea at 150 lbs. … Continue reading "Sequential Sampling of Four Hemp Cultivars for Cannabinoids – 2020" ...

qPCR Better Than Agar for Microbiolgy Analysis

Benchmarking qPCR to Culture: PDA vs DRBC “The State of Michigan is in the process of scrutinizing molecular methods and culture based methods for the detection of Total Yeast and Mold (TYM) on cannabis. They chose to run this study on DiChloro Rose Bengal with Chloramphenicol (DRBC). The chloramphenicol is an antibiotic. This … Continue reading "qPCR Better Than Agar for Microbiolgy Analysis" ...
How to Get 1% Max THC for Hemp Without Congress

How to Get 1% Max THC for Hemp Without Congress

I’ve been advocating for 1% maximum THC for hemp since 2015, just on principle. The current 0.3% is arbitrary and unhelpful, and the originator of it (Dr Ernest Small of Canada) regrets that it became the de-facto standard. It’s great to now see the movement for 1% pick up speed and backers. This issue has … Continue reading "How to Get 1% Max THC for Hemp Without Congress" ...

Help Those Who Help Us

This is from Mr. Kenzi Riboulet-Zemouli at FAAAT, which lobbied the U.N. Vote for the past five years, culminating in a landmark decision December 2020. They’ve been working on this relatively quietly for years. “Do you know a lot of people able to push changes in international law, and living under poverty levels? I know … Continue reading "Help Those Who Help Us" ...

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