Category: History of Hemp

  • Dr. Phillip Leveque – Oregon Medical Cannabis Pioneer Still Advocating at 92

    Dr. Phillip Leveque – Oregon Medical Cannabis Pioneer Still Advocating at 92

    “I have been studying the medical use of marijuana since 1950 and I am very proud of the fact that I essentially introduced medical marijuana to the state of Oregon.” – Dr. Phillip Leveque, Doctor of Pharmacology/World War II Veteran A high school student interviews Dr. Phillip Leveque about his experience with marijuana/cannabis and legalization.…

  • Hemp Oil Hustlers: Project CBD Investigates Medical Marijuana Inc.

    Hemp Oil Hustlers: Project CBD Investigates Medical Marijuana Inc.

    October 14th, 2014 – Project CBD, a non-profit organization focusing on cannabidiol research and education, has published a report that questions the integrity of the products and business practices of Medical Marijuana Inc. and its subsidiaries. The report, titled “HEMP OIL HUSTLERS: A Project CBD Special Report on Medical Marijuana Inc., HempMeds and Kannaway”, was…

  • Second Annual ‘Hemp History Week’ with Over 550 Celebrations Underway Throughout all 50 States

    Second Annual ‘Hemp History Week’ with Over 550 Celebrations Underway Throughout all 50 States

    May 4th, 2011 – WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, May 2nd marks the start of the 2nd Annual Hemp History Week, which is taking place from May 2nd-8th, 2011. The national grassroots education campaign aims to renew strong support for hemp farming in the U.S., which was grown here for centuries until farming of the crop…

  • Why Hemp became Illegal in America

    Why Hemp became Illegal in America

    Here is the link to the original: Source June 4, 2010 – The answer is simple and can be summed up in three words. RACISM, GREED and LIES. You see? It was the perfect crime under the auspices of law. ♦ Anslinger  could  justify his new high profile position within the United States Government. ♦ Hearst had the…

  • Hemp as an Alternative Fuel, Clothing Fiber and Superfood

    Hemp as an Alternative Fuel, Clothing Fiber and Superfood

    May 31, 2010 – The events taking place in the Gulf of Mexico have sounded alarms for a rallying cry for new alternative fuels. The best of these may come from hemp. Hemp has been cultivated for its many uses for the past 12,000 years. Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp on their…

  • The Hemperor, Jack Herer has Died

    The Hemperor, Jack Herer has Died

    The global cannabis community mourns the loss of the great Jack Herer. The one and only Jack Herer will be missed forever. April 15, 2010 – (SALEM, Ore.) – The sad news has been confirmed. Jack Herer, author of Emperor Wears No Clothes and renowned around the world for hemp activism, has died at 11:17…

  • Portland Celebrates 500th Cannabis Common Sense Program

    Portland Celebrates 500th Cannabis Common Sense Program

    (PORTLAND, Ore.) – Three events are taking place this weekend that give a glimpse into how far we have come in the fight for the freedom of Hemp and Cannabis. First, this Friday, August 14th marks the 500th episode of the show Cannabis Common Sense (CCS), the show that tells the truth about marijuana and…

  • Liberty or Death, And Marijuana?

    Liberty or Death, And Marijuana?

    July 7, 2009 – “Liberty or Death” was a battle cry during the American Revolution. The quest for liberty led the founding fathers to write such world changing documents as the Declaration Of Independence and the Constitution. What many Americans do not realize today is that both of these revolutionary documents are printed on paper…

  • Virginia’s Other Cash Crop

    Virginia’s Other Cash Crop

    July 6, 2009 – In the early 1600s, the colony of Virginia was on the verge of failing to make a profit until John Rolfe married Pocahontas to gain the secret of growing tobacco. But another important crop, often overlooked in history books, is a plant that has gained a bad reputation in modern times–hemp.…