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Woody Harrelson, Guilty or Innocent, will appear on Court TV

Posted on August 23, 2000

Lexington, Kentucky — Guilty or innocent? On August 25th, on the day after Woody Harrelson stands trial, the actor/environmentalist will appear on Court TV with Catherine Crier discussing the outcome of his court case in which he challenged Kentucky law that includes hemp within its definition of marijuana. Former Kentucky Governor Louie B. Nunn, Harrelson’s attorney, will appear with him on the nationally televised program at 12:30 pm (EST).

Four years ago Woody Harrelson orchestrated his own arrest in Beattyville, Kentucky when he planted four seeds of low THC industrial hemp. His arrest was ruled to be unconstitutional by two lower courts in the state. However, last spring the Kentucky State Supreme Court ruled that Harrelson would have to stand trial, stating that hemp in fact is included in the marijuana statute.

Hemp was Kentucky’s largest agricultural cash crop for over a century and the state led the nation in hemp production during the 19th and 20th Century.

Harrelson says, “These are strange times when drug enforcement decides the American farmer cannot grow a crop that could revolutionize the economy simply because it bears a resemblance to another plant that makes you euphoric.”

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