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Hemp for America! Farmers plant hemp seeds on DEA's front lawn
10-16-2009, 07:52 AM, (This post was last modified: 10-16-2009, 07:56 AM by Easy Skanking.)
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Hemp for America! Farmers plant hemp seeds on DEA's front lawn
Quote:Hemp for America! Farmers plant hemp seeds on DEA's front lawn


Friday, October 16, 2009 by: Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

(NaturalNews) You can buy hemp products in America, including textiles, nutritional supplements, soaps and ropes. You just can't grow hemp in America. So all the hemp used in these products purchased by Americans is grown somewhere else: China, Canada, India, Chile and many other countries. Meanwhile, Americans farmers suffer under increasing debt and decreasing revenues from stalled crop prices. What's wrong with this picture?

What's wrong, it turns out, is that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) makes no differentiation between industrial hemp and marijuana. To the DEA, it's all the same crop (never mind that smoking industrial hemp will only make you vomit, not high) and anyone caught planting hemp will be arrested and prosecuted using the same laws that were really only intended to halt hard-core street drug pushers.

As anyone who isn't smoking crack has already figured out (and even a few who are), America's drug policy is a scandalous failure. Not only has the so-called "War on Drugs" utterly failed to stop the flow of recreational drugs in America, it has criminalized struggling farmers who seek to grow industrial hemp as a profitable, renewable crop that's in high demand across multiple industries.

The War on Drugs has accomplished one thing, though: It has filled the nation's prisons with small-time "offenders" who got caught with an ounce or two of weed in their pockets. America's drug policy, it seems, is a boon for the prison industry, but a curse upon our nation's farmers.

Planting seeds to make a point

To communicate this point, a small group of true American heroes recently marched to the DEA headquarters in Washington D.C. and planted hemp seeds on the front lawn. As cameras rolled, they were arrested for trespassing, but the point had already been made: Industrial hemp is good for America. It's good for farmers, it's good for the economy and it's good for the environment (because hemp needs no pesticides and is a renewable crop that grows well even in poor soils).

You can watch the YouTube video of this event here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJgHS6SLEe4
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(Please share this video link with others. Help get the word out.)

Among those arrested at the event were David Bronner from Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps (http://www.DrBronner.com). David Bronner, whom I've interviewed on several occasions, is one of America's revolutionary heroes. Along with other supporters like Ronnie Cummins of the Organic Consumers Association (http://www.OrganicConsumers.org), he fought hard to clean up organic labeling of personal care products by exposing the "organic cheaters" who falsely use the "organic" word on their product labels. He's also been a strong advocate for the legalization of hemp seeds in America (which were only legalized as a food a few years ago) as well as a dedicated supporter of authentic Fair Trade practices.

David Bronner was joined in the hemp-planting protest by Adam Eidinger, another true American hero who has stood his ground on numerous grassroots advocacy issues. He's the communications director for Vote Hemp (http://www.VoteHemp.com), a grassroots advocacy group seeking to see industrial hemp once again legalized across the United States of America.

Also present at the hemp planting were Wayne Hauge, a North Dakota farmer, and Will Allen, a Vermont farmer who seeks to grow hemp as one of his crop options.

Take action now to legalize industrial hemp
These six men took courageous action to send an important message: America needs hemp. (And some would argue that, likewise, California needs marijuana, but that's another story altogether.)

Legalizing the farming of industrial hemp has nothing to do with legalizing recreational drugs. Industrial hemp isn't pot. You can't smoke it. (Well, actually, you can, but you can also smoke dandelion weeds, and they both give you roughly the same nauseating result.)

The DEA's stance against hemp is an outmoded, leftover remnant of an ancient drug policy that favored force over common sense. And it's time to change it. America needs to end its irrational criminalization of industrial hemp farming.

You can help. This Take Action page allows you to easily contact your representatives in Washington to let them know that you support the de-criminalization of industrial hemp farming: http://capwiz.com/votehemp/home/

Let your representative legislators know that both U.S. farmers and the U.S. economy need a profitable, renewal crop grown right here at home. Hemp is the answer.

In the mean time, just so you know, two other strong advocates of hemp products are Ruth's Hemp Foods (http://www.RuthsHempFoods.com) and Nutiva (http://www.Nutiva.com). They, as well as Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps (http://www.DrBronner.com) deserve your support.

Additional resources for this story include:

Associated Press:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap...

Washington Post:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dy...

VoteHemp
http://www.VoteHemp.com



Overgrow the government!!!!
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10-22-2009, 06:40 PM,
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Hemp for America! Farmers plant hemp seeds on DEA's front lawn
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03-05-2010, 05:10 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-05-2010, 05:11 PM by persecuted in alberni.)
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RE: Hemp for America! Farmers plant hemp seeds on DEA's front lawn
LOL again folks its all about TELLING these hitlers You will grow what you want and dont need the ok from anyone thats what it is all about.
I live on the west coast of vancouver island which is all rain forests and when an area is logged off the first thing that should be planted is hemp in the same area where new trees are planted.
The tree planters could carry seeds with them as they plant new trees and just simply dropping them would produce hemp plants that could be left to grow and die and rot right there or harvested for and of the thousands of things it can be used for.
It cleans the air we breath very well and if left to die will go back into the soil but one season of hemp should be grown in every new area being planted with new trees.
The whole point behind the banning of the drug is not because the man doesnt want us to get high it is because he doesnt want the product that can be made into anything to wipe out the cotton,plastic,logging,oil industries.

Once we rid the planet of the hitlers that dictate to us we can invest in the product and study it even further to find out exactly what it realy can be turned into and do for us.
God put the plant here for a reason but Lucifer realized this and so set out to ban it and make us feel we are bad people if we use it or go near it.
It is all about educating the brainwashed and to show everyone how to overgrow the government.
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03-06-2010, 07:16 AM,
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RE: Hemp for America! Farmers plant hemp seeds on DEA's front lawn
Excellent find, thanks.

But if they allow hemp to grow then the factories would see much of their chemicals to be replaced by what they were before the ban... hemp.

I have never understood why it is illegal to grow here but it is legal to buy hemp products produced abroad. Oh yea, the evil female plant. We can't have a lot of laid back, chilled out workers and soldiers now can we. Think of the ramifications it would have. No need for antidepressants, no spouse abuse or arrests like with alcohol. And that list goes on and on. Next thing you know would be people actually wanting real freedom....and we can't have that can we.Dodgy
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