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

Posted on August 23, 2000

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.

Coloradan to aid actor in hemp trial

Posted on August 23, 2000

Former Colorado lawmaker Lloyd Casey remembers when actor Woody Harrelson went to bat for him. That’s why he’s boarding a plane today for Lexington, Ky., to see if he can return the favor by helping Harrelson with a cause both men are fighting for — the legalization of hemp.

Woody Harrelson tests Kentucky law, risking jail for farmers

Posted on August 18, 2000

On August 24, 2000, six jurors will decide whether to send Woody Harrelson to prison for up to 12 months, or exonerate him for his 1996 planting of four certified industrial hemp seeds in Beattyville, Kentucky. Because Kentucky law makes no legal distinction between industrial hemp and marijuana, Mr. Harrelson has been charged with possession of marijuana.

Learn More About Benefits of Hemp

Posted on June 28, 2000

We’re all going to die. Well, maybe not just yet. There seems to be increasing alarm from the environmental crowd that earplugs are becoming a necessity. The part that confuses me the most is why they are not more readily supporting actor Woody Harrelson’s efforts to distinguish between industrial hemp and marijuana? Recently, he was arrested for ceremoniously planting four industrial hemp seeds in Kentucky as an act of civil disobedience.

Former governor offers aid to Woody Harrelson in hemp bust

Posted on June 3, 2000

Former governor Louie Nunn says he has neither met Woody Harrelson nor seen any of his films. But the former Republican governor likes the actor’s stand on hemp, and has offered to help represent Harrelson at his Aug. 24 trial for planting four hemp seeds in a Lee County field four years ago. Harrelson, 38, is charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Woody Harrelson Puts Trusts in Jurors for Kentucky Hemp Challenge

Posted on June 2, 2000

Woody Harrelson commented that, “I have made the decision to go to trial because I believe Kentucky farmers should have the same freedom to grow industrial hemp as farmers in Canada, England, France and even China. I feel comfortable putting my fate in the hands of the people of Kentucky believing six of my peers will see the absurdity of this law and refuse to send me to jail.”

Trial set for hemp advocate Woody Harrelson

Posted on June 2, 2000

Actor Woody Harrelson goes on trial in August for planting four hemp seeds in his crusade to cultivate the plant for industrial use, but his lawyer said the evidence had disappeared like a puff of smoke.

Actor Woody Harrelson is scheduled for trial in August on a drug charge

Posted on June 2, 2000

The case began as a challenge to a Kentucky law that makes no distinction between marijuana and hemp. It went all the way to the state Supreme Court, where all seven justices reversed lower court rulings and said the law is constitutional. Now comes the Aug. 24 trial.

Harrelson must stand trial in hemp case US court

Posted on March 24, 2000

The Kentucky Supreme Court Thursday derailed Woody Harrelson’s crusade to legalize hemp cultivation, ordering the actor to stand trial for planting four seeds of the marijuana relative in 1996.

High Court Says Harrelson Must be Tried for Marijuana Possession

Posted on March 23, 2000

Actor Woody Harrelson today lost his battle to draw a legal line between industrial hemp and its narcotic cousin marijuana. The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled there is no difference and said Harrelson has to go back to Lee County to be tried for possession of marijuana.