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  Hemp Supporters Hold Rally Near Sturgis
Posted by CN Staff on May 08, 2005 at 14:24:07 PT
By The Associated Press  
Source: Associated Press  

hemp Sturgis, S.D. - More than a thousand supporters from Wyoming to Wisconsin braved the rain last week for the 5th annual Black Hills Hemp Hoedown near Sturgis. The event's promoter, Jeremy Briggs, said it is just common sense to legalize a plant with so many benefits.

Hemp can be used to make textiles and paper and grows in abundance, Briggs said. Though illegal in the U.S., Briggs said other countries export hemp products here.

"It's a billion dollar market here in the U.S. and our farmers should be getting a chance to get a piece of that pie," he said.

Vendors at the hoedown sold products containing hemp - including beer.

Briggs said it is a common misperception that the event is "a big hippie pot fest."

He said his group hopes to use the festival's proceeds to get a medical marijuana petition on next year's ballot.

Source: Associated Press (Wire)
Published: May 8, 2005
Copyright: 2005 The Associated Press

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Comment #3 posted by afterburner on May 11, 2005 at 07:11:57 PT
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Comment #2 posted by eco-man on May 09, 2005 at 18:22:36 PT
MMM 2005 world map and city list.
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Comment #1 posted by eco-man on May 09, 2005 at 18:20:46 PT
Madison Daily Leader article.
A similar version of the AP article.

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Madison Daily Leader

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?BRD=1302&dept_id=181981&newsid=14495171&PAG=461&rfi=9

Hemp supporters hold rally near Sturgis

By: The Associated Press. 05/09/2005

The event's promoter, Jeremy Briggs, said it is just common sense to legalize a plant with so many benefits.

Hemp can be used to make textiles and paper and grows in abundance, Briggs said. Though illegal in the U.S., Briggs said other countries export hemp products here.

"It's a billion dollar market here in the U.S. and our farmers should be getting a chance to get a piece of that pie," he said.

Vendors at the hoedown sold products containing hemp -- including beer.

Briggs said it is a common misperception that the event is "a big hippie pot fest."

He said his group hopes to use the festival's proceeds to get a medical marijuana petition on next year's ballot.

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