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Self-certify Your CBD as GRAS

Have you considered self-certifying your CBD products as Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) so you are “legal” at the federal and state level? It would get around the ban on CBD in California and other states, for example. Two of the industry’s largest companies did (CV Sciences and Charlotte’s Web), and so should you. It’s … Continue reading "Self-certify Your CBD as GRAS" ...

The $20 Billion Elephant in the Room

It is estimated that the global Cannabis market is now about $20 Billion in size. Cannabis and Hemp businesses have many trade associations and lobbyists representing them, and they generally want the opposite of what Consumers need. Regulators and police have a seat at the table, as does the medical side (Big Pharma and doctors), … Continue reading "The $20 Billion Elephant in the Room" ...
Systemizing Your Operations for Fun and Profit

Systemizing Your Operations for Fun and Profit

Being one of the early “virtual companies” starting in the 1980s, I had to figure out a new way to do a business selling products made just for us, after out-sourcing all aspects of business except our core competencies (marketing and product development). One effective tool was to systemize all of the tasks for running … Continue reading "Systemizing Your Operations for Fun and Profit" ...
World Hempseed Hectares, 1961-2019

World Hempseed Hectares, 1961-2019

Here is world hempseed acreage, 1961-2019. Largest producers were China, USSR, and France. Source: FAO. Click to SAVE as a PDF ...... Click to PRINT ...

Free Novel Food Application Resources

The European Union (and others) are requiring a Novel Food (NF) application for CBD products. To comply, every company must submit an application for what amounts to the exact same thing, for each and every SKU. The whole thing is odd as CBD has been in the human diet long before member nations even existed, … Continue reading "Free Novel Food Application Resources" ...
Legalization is Inevitable, But Which Flavor?

Legalization is Inevitable, But Which Flavor?

In Italy, patient Walter Benedetto was recently acquitted for growing marijuana in his house solely to treat his crippling rheumatoid arthritis. He has a prescription but the government can’t supply him with enough of the right type, so he grows it with a little help from a friend. It was just the latest in a … Continue reading "Legalization is Inevitable, But Which Flavor?" ...

CBD Haterz Miss a Few Essential Facts

CBD Haterz miss a few essential facts: CBD at night increases expression of CBR1, giving you a bigger THC high the next day CBD reduces psychosis and anxiety, better for when you get super high on THC CBD potentiates positive THC effects while cutting its negative effects, so that THC is better for you Drop … Continue reading "CBD Haterz Miss a Few Essential Facts" ...
Hemp For Plastic… But Which?

Hemp For Plastic… But Which?

While the current discussion about hemp plastics is welcome, it is still mostly performative and aspirational because the real work of how to get from here to there is not part of the conversation. Which use of plastics should be targeted? Why? How would hemp be used? What type of hemp product? Who is the … Continue reading "Hemp For Plastic… But Which?" ...

First report of Pythium myriotylum causing root rot in Cannabis sativa (L.) in California

First report of Pythium myriotylum causing root rot in Cannabis sativa (L.) in California TL Pitman, RN Philbrook, JG Warren – Plant Disease, 2021 In June of 2020 we observed greenhouse grown Cannabis sativa in Sonoma County, CA and Monterey County, CA showing stress symptoms: stunting, leaf chlorosis, and leaf senescence, when moved to … Continue reading "First report of Pythium myriotylum causing root rot in Cannabis sativa (L.) in California" ...
Hemp Fiber Ex/imports, 1961-1994

Hemp Fiber Ex/imports, 1961-1994

Here are net ex/imports for hemp fiber (tow), 1961-1994. Biggest exporters: Hungary, USSR, China. Biggest importers: UK, Italy, Germany. Source: FAO. Click to SAVE as a PDF ...... Click to PRINT ...
Academics Drove the CBD Explosion

Academics Drove the CBD Explosion

When Cannabis Prohibition 2.0 begun in 1970 with the Controlled Substances Act, it was Scheduled in the most-restrictive category, that of One. Although hemp stalk and nonviable seed had an exemption, that still meant all marijuana and hemp flower products such as CBD, terpenes, flowers, viable hempseed for food, an hempseed oil made from viable … Continue reading "Academics Drove the CBD Explosion" ...
Dwarf Germplasm: the Key to Giant Cannabis Crops

Dwarf Germplasm: the Key to Giant Cannabis Crops

In Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, April 2018, Volume 65, Issue 4, pp 1071–1107, by Ernest Small, 13 December 2017 is Dwarf germplasm: the key to giant Cannabis hempseed and cannabinoid crops: Abstract After a century of banishment, both euphoric (“marijuana”) and non-euphoric (“industrial hemp”) classes of Cannabis sativa are attracting billions of dollars of … Continue reading "Dwarf Germplasm: the Key to Giant Cannabis Crops" ...
HempNut To The Rescue

HempNut To The Rescue

One way to move the millions of pounds of hempseed still sitting in bins from the past few seasons in Canada is by making a 1-kilogram re-sealable brick of a flexible gas-flushed package of HempNut (the original generic name for shelled hempseed, branded by Richard Rose in 1996). Donate it or sell at cost for homeless and … Continue reading "HempNut To The Rescue" ...
New Cultivars Needed For Legal Urban Homegrows

New Cultivars Needed For Legal Urban Homegrows

Every big city in the world will be watching what NYC does with legalization. Taxed and regulated for-profit dispensaries aren’t the only answer; Cannabis is FUN to grow, it’s cheap, and many adults want to do so… and of course they should be allowed. If Ficus and Spider Ferns are allowed in apartments, so should … Continue reading "New Cultivars Needed For Legal Urban Homegrows" ...
U.S. Hemp Farmers Face Uncertain Future: China

U.S. Hemp Farmers Face Uncertain Future: China

The world's oldest and largest hemp culture is angling to dominate global hemp production. ...

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