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America’s Burgeoning Hemp and CBD Markets

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Published on Oct 17, 2014

Informa’s INSIDER Video Series explores America’s burgeoning Hemp and CBD Markets

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THEI #1 Hero Video Pick: Jack Herer – Emperor of Hemp (Full)

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Published on Sep 26, 2013

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R.I.P. Jack

Dig a little DEEPER ~ THEI.us Archive “Jack Herer”

Seattle Cops Handing Out FREE Munchies At HEMPFEST 2013 THIS WEEKEND!!! (Video Report)

Featured Image: HempFest, Seattle, WA. SOURCE: NORML

From youtube uploaded by MOXNEWSd0tC0M· on Aug 14, 2013

August 14, 2013 KING 5 News

Smoke Down Prohibition 7 in Philadelphia PA (Video Report)

Featured Photo: The Liberty Bell, Philadelphia Pa, in sight of the Smoke Down Prohibition protests. CREDIT: Tony the Misfit on Flickr. SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons. (This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. Public Domain).

From youtube uploaded by AdamKokesh

Published on Jul 30, 2013

The Adam vs the Man team cover the Smoke Down Prohibition 7 in Philadelphia PA.

[Inside] Tha Jackal’s Head+Hard Copy: Marijuana Support ~ Hip Hop ICONS Layzie Bone & Thin C on the “Hemp” Bible, “The Emperor Wears No Clothes”

From [Inside] tha Jackal’s Head: 5/31/2013

Hip Hop legends Layzie Bone of super rap group Bone Thugs, and Harmony, and fellow Mo Thugs artist Thin C give major props to the late Jack Herer who wrote the book “The Emperor Wears No Clothes.” If you are not familiar with Jack Herer I suggest you check out the video below this one.

 

The Emperor Wears No Clothes is a book written by Jack Herer. Starting in 1973, Jack Herer took the advice of his friend “Captain” Ed Adair and began compiling tidbits of information about cannabis and its numerous uses. After a dozen years of collecting and compiling historical data, Herer first published his work as The Emperor Wears No Clothes in 1985. The eleventh edition was published in November 2000, and the book continues to be cited in cannabis rescheduling and re-legalization efforts.

The book, backed by H.E.M.P. (America), Hanf Haus (Germany), Sensi Seeds/Hash, Marihuana & Hemp Museum, Amsterdam, (Netherlands), and T.H.C., the Texas Hemp Campaign (America), offers $100,000 to anyone who can disprove the claims made within. Quoting from the book’s back cover:

“If all fossil fuels and their derivatives, as well as trees for paper and construction were banned in order to save the planet, reverse the Greenhouse Effect and stop deforestation; then there is only one known annually renewable natural resource that is capable of providing the overall majority of the world’s paper and textiles; meet all of the world’s transportation, industrial and home energy needs, while simultaneously reducing pollution, rebuilding the soil, and cleaning the atmosphere all at the same time… and that substance is — the same one that did it all before — Cannabis Hemp… Marijuana! . . . Jack Herer The Emperor Wears No Clothes

The title of the book alludes to the classic fairy tale “The Emperor’s New Clothes” by Hans Christian Andersen. Herer uses Andersen’s story as an allegory for the current prohibition of cannabis.

European experts on hemp, like Dr. Hayo M.G. van der Werf author of the doctoral thesis Crop physiology of fibre hemp (1994), criticized the book for containing some inaccuracies.

Dig a LITTLE DEEPER: “Jack Herer”

UPDATE: Why Businessman, Politician Support Pot (Video Report)

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I think I’ll weigh in on that. Why would someone with so much money and power be willing to go out on a limb and tell the world  that he plans on putting up millions with aims of building a worldwide outlet for a substance that can not be sold over most of the world legally. Is he crazy?   Is he having ‘high’ pipe dreams? Does he know something we don’t?

I believe the answer is none of the above. I just thank he has done his home work. After all, the major argument for the rationalization for making the  possession etc. of the hemp plant a felony with long prison sentences is the claim that “There is no medical benefit for the drug.”

With 19 states, and more talking about making medical marijuana legal that no longer holds true.  And when you throw in the fact that the Federal Government has been supplying patients with medical marijuana since the 1970’s, a good lawyer can tear the government’s argument out by the roots! 

And without that argument the whole conspiracy against hemp will fall like a row of dominoes. . . . EDITOR

From youtube uploaded by PigMine4

Published on May 30, 2013

NEW Marijuana Documentary (Full Video)

From youtube uploaded by IAMHEMP420 on May 6, 2013

Longest Most Educational Weed Documentary! (4 hrs 21 min 3 sec)

From youtube uploaded by IAMHEMP420

Published on May 2, 2013

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4/10/13 Pot Civil War: News from the Front Lines (W/Videos)

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From the New York Daily News

Maryland lawmakers pass medical marijuana bill

ASSOCIATED PRESS  TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013, 10:39 AM

The state Senate approved the measure, 42-4. The action sends the bill to Gov. Martin O’Malley, who indicated he is likely to sign it. . . . Read Complete Report

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From Delaware Online

As marijuana goes legit, investors rush in

Written by Tim Mullaney Gannett/USA TODAY Apr 8, 2013

Brendan Kennedy and Michael Blue are nice boys. Really. They’re bankers. Yale MBA classmates. Wearers of ties.

And, if luck and changing laws cooperate, they’ll be drug barons of a certain kind. . . . Read Complete Report

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From Toke of the Town

Celebs, athletes politicians, religious leaders urge Obama for drug law reform

By William Breathes in CultureNews

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 4:20 pm

What do P-Diddy, Cameron Diaz, Nicki Minaj, Ron Howard and Mark Wahlberg all have in common? Aside from being ridiculously famous and wealthy, they all support the reformation of drug laws in this country. More than 175 actors, artists, athletes and elected officials signed on to an open letter to President Obama today, asking him to change our drug policy laws from punitive, harsh jail times to one that favors evidence- based prevention and rehabilitation. . . . Read Complete Report

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from youtube uploaded by TheAlexJonesChannel

Former Prosecutor Says End Drug Prohibition

Published on Apr 6, 2013

For 21 years, Palos Park attorney James Gierach has been trying to convince elected officials and the public that the war on drugs is a failure. . . . From discription published with video.

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From NORML

Kentucky Industrial Hemp Legislation Becomes Law Without Governor’s Signature

by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director 

April 5, 2013

On Friday, April 5th, Governor Steve Beshear of Kentucky stated that he will let Kentucky’s industrial hemp measure become law without his signature. Gov. Beshear had expressed concerns that marijuana growers could hide their illegal growing operations with hemp plants. Despite his concerns, he allowed the measure to become law without his signature and did not veto the legislation. . . . Read Complete Report

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From NORML

Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana Introduced in Alabama

by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director

April 5, 2013

Many traditionally write off the Southern United States as an area dead to cannabis law reform, but one Representative is behind a new effort that can change all of that. . . . Read Complete Report

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From youtube uploaded by Massteaparty

Florida Lawmakers Consider Initiative To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Published on Apr 5, 2013

Push To Legalize Pot Spreads To Florida
Florida Lawmakers Consider Initiative To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Pot Prohibition: On the Front Lines (Video Reports)

From youtube uploaded by IAMHEMP420

Florida: Bill for medical use of marijuana filed in Florida Senate

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from youtube uploaded by IAMHEMP420 Published on Mar 20, 2013

Maryland: Senate OKs fine for small amounts of marijuana

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from youtube via IAMHEMP420 on Mar 20, 2013

California: Policing marijuana

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from Denver Westword Blogs

 Top ten hemp legends: Which myths are true — and which went up in smoke?

By Melanie Asmar Mon., Mar. 18 2013 at 9:50 AM

Did Henry Ford really make a car out of hemp? Was the Declaration of Independence written on hemp paper? Did Abraham Lincoln use hemp oil in his lamps?

The hemp plant, a variety of Cannabis sativa that’s the subject of this week’s cover story “Green Acres,” is steeped in lore. Some hemp legends are true. Others are half-true, and some are completely false. Here, we present ten hemp myths culled from the Internet — and attempt to separate the fact from the fiction.

10. George Washington grew hemp. . . Read Complete Report

From youtube uploaded by votehemp
George Washington Grew & Used Hemp at Mount Vernon – Hemp History Week
Uploaded on Jun 15, 2010

A group of hemp farming supporters visited Mount Vernon during Hemp History Week, May 17 – 23, 2010, and were taken on an educational tour exploring George Washington’s farming and use of industrial hemp. Tour guides show the areas where hemp was grown at Mount Vernon as well as how George Washington used hemp for textiles, fish nets and other purposes. More info at Hemp History Week: http://www.HempHistoryWeek.com