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Nader differentiates between hemp, marijuana

Posted on September 6, 2000

Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader joined people who want to grow and market industrial hemp yesterday in criticizing federal agencies for making it difficult for farmers to grow the crop.

Nader calls for legal hemp farming

Posted on September 5, 2000

Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader joined people seeking to legally grow and market industrial hemp Tuesday in criticizing federal agencies for making it difficult for farmers to grow the crop.

Nader At Odds With Drug Agency Plan

Posted on September 5, 2000

Under pressure from the White House drug czar, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is planning to classify industrial-use hemp as the most serious narcotic drug, such as heroin and cocaine. Green Party presidential nominee Ralph Nader disclosed the plan Monday and blasted government efforts to crack down on farmers who want to grow industrial-use hemp for use in food, cosmetics, carpets and paper products.

Nader & LaDuke blast DEA proposed hemp food policy, raid in South Dakota

Posted on September 5, 2000

DEA reportedly will propose new restrictions on hemp food products, ignore plea by farmers and businesses to allow hemp crops in the US.

Activists Denounce DEA Plan to Ban Hemp Foods, Federal Raid on Pine Ridge Reservation

Posted on September 4, 2000

Andy Kerr and Jeff Gain, board members of the North American Industrial Hemp Council, as well as Joe American Horse will be available afterward to answer questions.

DEA recently approved the Seed Importation Permit, so the Project can continue

Posted on September 1, 2000

The good news is: Industrial hemp grows quickly and can be cultivated year-round in Hawaii. The bad news is: Hawaii’s fledgling industrial hemp research may soon be stymied by a lack of seed sources, since importation of hemp seeds is illegal under federal law.

Feds Destroy Hemp Field of Hope

Posted on August 30, 2000

The contradictory nature of the drug war came home to Pine Ridge August 24 as federal agents cut down and seized the one-acre field of hemp plants growing at Alex White Plume’s home near Manderson, South Dakota.

The Body Shop: Letter to the DEA

Posted on August 28, 2000

My company, The Body Shop, has been an international pioneer in the renaissance of industrial hemp. We campaign so passionately on its behalf not only because hempseed oil has proved so successful for us — our hemp range of skin care products will account for almost 4 per cent of total sales in 2000 (our annual sales in 1999 were $996 million) — but also because we believe its countless applications make industrial hemp equally promising for other businesses.

Federal Agents Seize Hemp Plants

Posted on August 26, 2000

Federal agents seized at least 2,000 marijuana plants Thursday from land on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, U.S. Attorney Ted McBride said Friday. But the landowner, Alex White Plume, called them industrial-grade hemp plants and said the Oglala Sioux Tribe allowed him to grow the crop. He said agents from the FBI and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration removed 4,000 hemp plants, some as tall as 15 feet, that he had planted in April.

Feds seize 2,000 hemp plants

Posted on August 25, 2000

Federal agents seized at least 2,000 marijuana plants Thursday from land on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southern South Dakota, U.S. Attorney Ted McBride said Friday.