“HIA is helping us”, but which HIA is that?

By Richard Rose I’m confused: you say “HIA is helping us”, but which HIA is that? After all, the worst parts of the California hemp law are the very same ones they’ve been pushing in CA and HI since 2009. No CBD, mandatory certified cultivars, no pruning of individual plants, …

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Hemp Post-Wildfire Remediation

We were fortunate enough to be at the Colorado CCI Western District meeting on Friday August 24th, 2018, to hear the presentation about using hemp in post-wildfire remediation with Mr. Jason Lauve of Hemp Cleans. This has been an ongoing investigation into how Hemp, Cannabis Sativa L., may be used …

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It’s Been Time To Question Who You Follow

A fake and a liar. Corruption at the top of the ranks with the President of Hemp Industries Association, a Canadian hemp group with specific intentions, Joy Beckerman. Watch out for the corrupt scammers who represent themselves as experts in hemp, they are experts at gaslighting and misleading people. Beckerman …

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Pot Felons Created The Industry, Now They Need Our Help

By Richard Rose Marijuana felons are the unheralded heroes of the hemp and marijuana movements. Without them working in great danger for years to satisfy a market monopolized by the government, none of this happens. Not hemp, not medical marijuana, not the bloated stock market valuations making the rich richer. Therefore, one …

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Dangerous Legislation Must Be Stopped!

“No Farm Bill is Better than Living With a Bad Farm Bill!” No Food for millions: “It will cut $4.1 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Floor amendments will cause even more destruction, including ones that will attempt to cut SNAP even deeper. SNAP does work as it was intended …

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New American Policy: Canada First

One of the last chances many farmers and entrepreneurs have to manifest the American Dream isn’t just being stripped away. No, the American Dream is being sold out to the highest bidder. In this case, that bidder is Canada At the time of my writing, it has been less than …

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Discrimination in Mitch McConnell’s Hemp “De-Scheduling”

Minority communities that have been hit hardest by the failed War on Drugs will find it difficult to participate in the growing and thriving hemp industry, thanks to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Recent federal Senate Farm Bill amendments made by McConnell included a “concession” to the Department of Justice in …

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Leaders of Hemp Support Farmers At The Southern Tier Hemp Summit

The Fourth of July is around the corner and industrial hemp is the conversation on everyone’s tongue. Ushering in a New Era for Hemp The sun poured over the nearby hills and in through the tall glass windows, illuminating the buzzing activity in the lobby at the Koffman Southern Tier …

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New York Southern Tier Hemp Summit

Join us for the first annual Southern Tier Hemp Summit, an event designed to bring industry leaders together with the community to educate, network, and plan for the future. Registration to attend is free of charge but spots are limited.    There will be four panel discussions on topics such …

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Hemp Future Week, Day 5: “Hobacco,” “Not-Pot,” and “Nobacco”

Richard Rose Your CannaCoach, Pioneer in the Hemp Industry for 24 Years. Consult the Consultant your Consultant consults. “Hobacco,” “Not-Pot,” and “Nobacco”: savior of the artisanal craft Cannabis farm in a future of cheap imported molecules? Smokable high-CBD Hemp flowers have much potential as we see in Switzerland and Italy, where looser hemp laws (1% …

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Hemp Future Week, Day 4: Cannabiotics

Richard Rose Your CannaCoach, Pioneer in the Hemp Industry for 24 Years. Consult the Consultant your Consultant consults. CBD and other Cannabinoids or Terpenes as a MRSA or VRE antibiotic, and/or a preservative? “Antibacterial Cannabinoids from Cannabis sativa: A Structure-Activity Study” J. Nat. Prod. 2008, 71, 1427–1430 “Results and Discussion …

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Hemp Future Week, Day 3: Cannabisin B.

Richard Rose Your CannaCoach, Pioneer in the Hemp Industry for 24 Years. Consult the Consultant your Consultant consults. Cannabisin B Kills Cancer Cannabisin is a group of lignanamides found in Cannabis fruits and shells. There are 8, Cannabisin-A through -G. They may be in response to UV and image1 (1)insect …

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Hemp Future Week, Day 2: Cannabidiol (CBD)

Richard Rose Your CannaCoach, Pioneer in the Hemp Industry for 24 Years. Consult the Consultant your Consultant consults. Nothing has caused a revolution in hemp’s history like the development of the Cannabidiol (CBD) industry. Because of CBD, there has been more innovation and advances in hemp the last 2 years …

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Dwarf Germplasm: the Key to Giant Cannabis Crops

Richard Rose Your CannaCoach, Pioneer in the Hemp Industry for 24 Years. Consult the Consultant your Consultant consults. “Dwarf germplasm: the key to giant Cannabis hemp seed and cannabinoid crops” In Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, April 2018, Volume 65, Issue 4, pp 1071–1107, by Ernest Small, 13 December 2017 …

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Hemp Future Week, Day 1: Graphene from Hemp Fiber

Richard Rose Your CannaCoach, Pioneer in the Hemp Industry for 24 Years. Consult the Consultant your Consultant consults. When you think of hemp, high-tech carbon-fiber-like sheets of nanoparticles only one atom thick likely don’t come to mind. But they should. Someday Tesla could run on hemp graphene batteries, and California …

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It’s Nigh Time to Grandfather Hemp

by Richard Rose Humans and the animals humans eat have been ingesting phytocannabinoids such as THC and CBD for many thousands of years, in many different cultures, without any social, mental, or physical problems arising from consumption. The sticky resin on the flowers of the female Cannabis or Hemp plant (same genus, …

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OK Hemp Law Not O.K.

Richard Rose In the latest state hemp law that no one appears to read before applauding, here is my analysis of Oklahoma’s recent HB 2913. Like Arizona, Oklahoma figured out how to appear to allow hemp despite onerous regulations penalizing local farmers: “Oklahoma Industrial Hemp Agricultural Pilot Program“ Requires Certified …

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Arizona’s New Hemp Law Stifles Innovation, Silent On CBD

By Richard Rose Arizona’s new SB 1098 hemp law stifles innovation by mandating Certified hemp seed, although none exists for its 31-37 degrees latitude. Like Colorado encouraging new genetic breeding for that state’s hot and dry conditions, and rewarding Arizonans with new intellectual property, it instead requires paying high prices to foreign corporations. …

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