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Hemp Group Exhibits at Farm Bureau Convention

Posted on January 12, 2005

Charlotte, North Carolina — Hemp industry representatives exhibited their products at this week’s American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention in the Charlotte Convention Center to educate farmers about the need to change federal laws.

The Vote Hemp group, a non-profit advocacy organization, gave away hemp food and displayed a variety of hemp-based products such as automobile parts and paper.

“The U.S. government treats hemp the same as marijuana even though dozens of countries, including Canada, England and Germany understand the difference,” said Eric Steenstra, president of Vote Hemp. “The American Farm Bureau annual convention is the perfect place for Vote Hemp to jump-start our legislative and education efforts by networking with farmers from across the country who want to grow industrial hemp.”

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