My blog is dedicated to the exploration of industrial hemp in America including the rich history of all forms of cannabis, the evolving law and politics of hemp and marijuana, the many products made from cannabis and the capacity, real or imagined, of hemp to re-industrialize rural America and revitalize the American family farm.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
THE LATE JOHN TRUDELL EXPLAINS WHY WE NEED HEMP NOW
“If HB166 successfully passes, a farmer would not need a license to grow hemp. There would also be no regulatory structure so hemp would be grown, bought, and sold just like tomatoes or pumpkins.” [Source]
John Trudell was a Native American rights activist, musician, actor, poet, and protector of the earth who moved into the immaterial realms of the spirit in 2015. His legacy lives on, and the 2006 full-length documentary Trudell tells the story of his inspiring yet tragic life. Among many social issues, he was outspoken about the need to re-open American farmland to the cultivation of industrial hemp, a crusader for the many uses of this uniquely versatile plant.