Hemp Industry Poised for a Comeback

Hemp Industry Poised for a Comeback
Posted by CN Staff on April 23, 2005 at 08:22:50 PT
By Ron Chepesiuk, Special To The Vermont Guardian
Source: Vermont Guardian 
Industrial hemp has long been a lucrative crop for farmers in Canada, Europe, and Asia, and governments in many countries have encouraged research into its development. In April, for instance, the Government of Canada’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development Program awarded Hempton Clothing, Inc., the world’s largest hemp T-shirt apparel brand, a $223,118 grant in recognition of the company’s work in developing environmentally friendly fabrics and garments in 2002 and 2003.
This is one of many such grants the Canadian government has made available for hemp research.In the United States, however, the forces of drug prohibition have long associated hemp with marijuana, and the U.S. government has blocked its use. Yet, hemp and marijuana come from different varieties of the cannabis plant, and low THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) varieties of cannabis are cultivated for non-drug uses, such as soap, paper, food, and even high tech bio composites used in automobiles. THC is an active ingredient found in hemp, marijuana, and hashish.“There are millions of cars on the road with hemp door panels, tens of millions of dollars spent annually on hemp food and hemp body care, and hemp paper is being made in the U.S., ” said Alexis Baden-Mayer, director of government relations for Vote Hemp, a Washington, DC, nonprofit dedicated to the acceptance of industrial hemp. ”So people are asking tough questions about why the U.S. government won’t distinguish low THC hemp from high THC drug varieties.” But it looks like this state of affairs is about to change. Hemp industry spokesmen are optimistic that hemp farming is about to make a comeback almost 50 years after federal law prevented U.S. farmers from growing the crop. The end of its three-year battle with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and recent pro-hemp, state sponsored initiatives are the two big reasons for the hemp industry’s optimism.The hemp industry’s battle with the U.S. government ended in February when the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ordered the DEA to pay $21,265 in legal expenses to Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps. The Escondido, CA-based company, which has used hemp oil in its soap products since 1998, largely financed the Hemp Industries Association’s fight to overturn DEA efforts to ban the sale of foods containing hemp products. The association is a trade group of hemp businesses that represents the interests of the hemp industry and works to encourage research and development of new hemp products.Earlier, the 9th Circuit ruled that the DEA had ignored Congress’s exemption to the Controlled Substance Act, which specifically exempts hemp seed, fiber, and oil from government regulation, and agreed with the association that hemp seed contained just minor traces of THC, much like poppy seed contains insignificant amounts of opiates. In regulating the manufacture and distribution of controlled substances, the Controlled Substance Act provides the legal foundation for the U.S. government’s war on drugs. Then, on July 2, 2004, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied the DEA’s petition for a re-hearing of the case. The DEA had the option of appealing the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court, but the allotted time for an appeal expired on September 28, 2004.“Nobody has ever been able to block the DEA in court from interpreting the law the way it wanted,” said Adam Eidinger, Vote Hemp’s communications director. “The court decision was 3 to 0, and even the Reagan appointee on the court agreed with us. It was a reality check for the DEA.”David Bronner, president of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, added, “It’s a sweet victory and certainly an embarrassment to the DEA. It proves that the DEA’s attempt to ban hemp never had any legal merit.”In making its case to ban hemp, the DEA claimed that the use of hemp products could cause a false positive reading of drug tests. Hemp activists maintain that companies in the hemp industry voluntarily observe reasonable THC limits similar to those observed by hemp businesses in Canada and European countries, and that these limits protect consumers with a wide margin of safety from workplace drug testing interference. Manufacturers of hemp nut and oil products in North America also participate in a TestPledge program, hemp activists pointed out. Manufacturers pledge to hold the THC in hemp nut and oil below levels that makes failing a drug test extremely unlikely, even when a person consumes large amounts of those products on a daily basis.As for personal care products made with hemp seed oil, Eidinger said, “In recent years, a handful of people have alleged that they failed workplace drug tests because of using hemp oil products on the skin. Such allegations were routinely proven false, and there has yet to be a case in which someone was excused [from work] due to the use of hemp oil personal care products.”As the hemp industry savors its court victory, it is making gains in the legislative arena. This year, several state legislatures are considering hemp legislation that would allow farmers to grow industrial hemp. Five states (Hawaii, Kentucky, Montana, North Dakota, and West Virginia) allow for hemp farming on a commercial or research basis, but hemp can’t be legally grown in the United States without a permit from the DEA. According to Vote Hemp, the agency has allowed only an experimental plot in Hawaii. In California, Assemblyman Mark Leno introduced a bill that would allow the California State Department of Food and Agriculture to issue licenses to grow and process hemp. Companies that sell hemp products must now contract with Canadian farmers for their hemp. Nutiva, a California-based organic food company, estimates that it would save more than $100,000 in transportation and related costs if it could buy hemp seeds from California growers and process them at a plant the company plans to build in California.“We pay Exxon and Chevron a lot of gasoline for truckers,” John Roulac, Nutiva’s president and founder, told the Sacramento Union newspaper. “We’d rather pay that money to California farmers to grow a sustainable crop.”Leno’s bill bans anyone with a criminal conviction from getting a license to process or grow hemp and requires that the hemp be tested in the fields so as to ensure that the THC levels don’t exceed the prescribed limits. A hearing of the bill before the Senate Environment and Wildlife Committee was scheduled for April 19.The California initiative is similar to other bills introduced in North Dakota, New Hampshire, and Oregon.• In North Dakota, House Bill 1492 passed Feb. 16 by a vote of 87 to 3; a similar bill passed in the Senate on March 1 by 46 to 0, and is awaiting the governor’s action. In 1999, North Dakota became the first state to pass hemp farming legislation, but it hasn’t challenged the DEA’s authority in the courts. The proposal allows North Dakota State University to begin storing “feral seed hemp” in anticipation of the day the growing of industrial hemp becomes legal.• The bill in Oregon allows the State Department of Agriculture to administer a licensing, permitting, and implementation program for growers and handlers of hemp. On April 6, the state Senate Environment and Land Committee took testimony.• The New Hampshire proposal requires qualifying farmers with no criminal convictions to plant at least five acres of hemp annually. A bill passed the New Hampshire House on March 23 by a margin of 199 to 68, and has moved to the Senate for consideration.• Vote Hemp is currently working with Congressman Ron Paul, R-TX, to introduce the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, which aims to distinguish hemp from marijuana and legalize the former for U.S. farmers to grow. Hemp advocates say these legislative initiatives make them excited about their industry’s future. “We want American farmers to have the opportunity to grow industrial hemp without being harassed by the DEA,” Eidinger said.Ron Chepesiuk is a Rock Hill, SC based freelance writer and Fulbright scholar. His latest book, Drug Lords: The Rise and Fall of the Cali Cartel (Milo Books), will be published in May.Source: Vermont Guardian (VT)Author: Ron Chepesiuk, Special To The Vermont GuardianPublished: April 22, 2005 Copyright: 2005 Vermont GuardianContact: editorial vermontguardian.comWebsite: News Hemp Links Hemp Archives 
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Comment #25 posted by FoM on April 26, 2005 at 09:33:09 PT
Thank You.
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Comment #24 posted by Druid on April 26, 2005 at 09:28:19 PT
thanks again
In Memory of Dr. Jay I would like to leave you all with a little of his sense of humor...******************************The Death Of Stuart LittleWe were all shocked when disclosures were made that the CIA promoted the sale and distribution of crack cocaine in minority neighborhoods. How low can a government sink?Today’s announcement of the untimely death of Stuart Little tells us just how low. Unknown to many, film star and celebrity mouse Stuart Little worked his way through the Actors Studio by moonlighting at UCLA as a laboratory mouse. In later years Stuart’s agency, William Morris, hid the tawdry details of Stuart’s early efforts to survive in Hollywood. They also hid the fact that Stuart had participated in government research on marijuana which resulted in a life long addiction.Seeking answers about the new super pot sweeping the nation, government scientists were determined to quickly ascertain just how dangerous the potent marijuana was. Research on human subjects was initially tried but the subjects were uncooperative spending their afternoons in the laboratory watching cable television and using the lab microwaves to heat various snacks. With results lacking to prove harmful effects on humans, researchers sought out cooperative mice. Stuart was an early volunteer.The mice were not told just how strong the marijuana was. Miniature smoking apparatus were prepared along with samples of Purina Bud Chow which was supplemented to the mice diet. High doses of Oregon “Blue” bud were provided Stuart and the other mice who were maintained on a steady diet of 100-200 grams per day estimated to contain a minimum THC daily dose of 25,000 mg.Of course Stuart got hooked. Fortunately for Stuart he was not one of the mice chosen for autopsy but his 12 week experience with daily marijuana use changed his life forever. He seemed to blossom at first starring in a number of movies loved by children and adults as well. His performances convinced Rex Reed, noted critic that Stuart was the mouse equivalent of Chaplin and Keaton combined.What Reed and the rest of us didn’t know was that the government had addicted Stuart to high grade pot. Without a daily dose Stuart’s tail wouldn’t curl and his pads hurt. At first, friends at the studio insured that Stuart would have his daily supply which didn’t appear to alter his performances. As his addiction worsened, however, his friends couldn’t find enough high grade to keep Stuart going. There were repeated incidents of retakes made necessary from Stuart’s frequent coughing bouts from Mexican brick weed. Stuart’s personality began changing and his behavior became increasingly erratic.Stuart Little claimed privately that his use of marijuana was strictly medical. Unknown to most, Stuart grew up in a rough neighborhood in Altoona, Pennsylvania where feral cats terrorized the mouse population. “It was a veritable mouse pogrom”, said Little. Suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Stuart found that marijuana initially had calming effects. These effects soon turned to odd hallucinations closely resembling schizophrenia. One incident, covered up by sympathetic reporters, reportedly involved Stuart’s arrest in a North Hollywood bar where he was dressed as Minnie and was accompanied by former puppet actor “Pookie” of Soupy Sales fame.Stuart’s demise came last Saturday during a flight from Burbank to Fresno, California where he was scheduled to open a new Toys R Us store at the Gary Condit Plaza Mall. Stuart and friends were having a wild party with government marijuana smuggled to the actor from NIDA labs in Mississippi. While cruising over Bakersfield at 25,000 feet Stuart became convinced he could glide into Fresno on his own power. Ripping the tablecloth from the private jets dinner table, Stuart made an unauthorized exit from the jet. He is seen here in his last photograph plummeting to earth where he landed horribly in a Kings County cattle feed lot. Stuart will be missed. It goes to show that mice and
marijuana don’t mix.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Part 2Riot at Stuart Little Memorial ServiceBy: Bob ArbogastDaily NewsFans expecting that beloved Stuart Little would receive a gracious send offThirty minutes into the service agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration arrived in a number of late model black Suburban vehicles. The team was personally led by DEA Chief Asa Hutchinson who served a search warrant signed by recent Bush appointee, Judge Lance Ito. Agents ordered the crowd quiet and temporarily handcuffed Stuart’s pall bearers singling out the aged Pookie of Soupy Sales fame for special attention as Stuart’s alleged marijuana connection. Pookie was wrestled to the ground and a body search conducted in view of horrified mourners. Agents then proceeded to unseal Stuart’s coffin and search for a reported stash of medical marijuana that friends had allegedly placed to guide Stuart on his journey in the after-life. Agents found no marijuana whatsoever in the coffin but confiscated Stuart’s Jack Herrer pipe and a plentiful supply of copper pipe screens and collector editions of High Times. Agents then began to search the crowd for contraband.Outraged mourners attacked the DEA raiding party pelting them at first with flowers and jeers. The mood turned ugly and a full scale brawl ensured. Federal agents called a tactical alert. Several agents succumbed to repeated blows from Stuart’s faithful fans. Four hundred and twenty mourners were injured in the melee along with at least a dozen Federal agents, two of whom were treated for acute marijuana intoxication following their search of the Kotton Mouth Kings frontman, Daddy X. Federal agents released VX gas on the unruly crowd and fired a number of rounds from their automatic weapons killing Pookie outright and severely wounding Los Angeles Police Chief Bratton, a known supporter of medical marijuana. Several dozen mourners were arrested on charges ranging from possession to being chronically ill without a plan. Forty five seriously injured mourners were transported to Glendale Adventist Hospital where they were treated, fed mushroom tacos, and remain in serious but stable condition except for an understandable stomach upset.White Fang, representative for Pookie, stated that a wrongful death suit was being prepared for the carnage visited upon his old friend. Critically ill Chief Bratton remained in a coma at nearby Little Mary of Atwater Memorial Hospital. Local medical cannabis activists established a protective cordon around Bratton’s room fearing DEA retaliation. Bratton is expected to survive the assault.As we see below, Stuart began his journey to the great beyond in great trepidation and in anxiety over the terror visited upon his faithful minions. Is Stuart sailing to Valhalla or just running from a cruel government?All humans, mice, puppets, and DEA Agents living, dead, or in coma, are strictly fictitious and any resemblance to real people is entirely coincidental….**********************************written by DR Jay about 2 years ago
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Comment #23 posted by FoM on April 26, 2005 at 09:10:28 PT
I'm really sorry. I didn't know Dr. Jay except I recognized his name. I just was reading the heart felt comments on Overgrow concerning Dr. Jay. He was really loved on your site. I hope his family will hold up ok thru this terrible time. We lost a friend and he was buried yesterday. He was only 50 and he will be missed forever. He had a form of MD and we were told he started drinking because it was hard to handle. He was found by his one child and they said he died from a seizure. They both are free now and that makes it easier to take.
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Comment #22 posted by Druid on April 26, 2005 at 08:59:11 PT
Rest In Peace Dr. Jay
Thank you FoM******************Jay's Bio: (full text below these links) page: (its huge and Jay did most if not all of them) seach of Jay's writings on our AAMC web site
(again a HUGE volume of work on MMJ):
OR Jay CavanaughFrom:
Born and raised-Los Angeles, CaliforniaEducation:
Undergraduate-UC Berkeley/CSUN-BA Biology, 1976 Graduate- UCLA- Public Health Administration Certificate, 1978-80, CSUN Cell and Molecular Biology 1989-90, Tulane University 1990-94, Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry (Board of Regents Scholar), Stanford University, School of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Immunology 1994-95Public Service:
Gubernatorial Appointment to California State Board of Pharmacy 1980-82, reappointed 1982-86, reappointed to final Constitutional term 1986-90. Assisted in developing and coordinating drug enforcement against pharmacies, wholesalers, and manufacturers, diverting narcotics. Developed and implemented Recovering Pharmacist Program. Assisted in insuring pharmacist consultation with patients.Past Chairperson:
Los Angeles County Research Evaluation and Advisory Panel (REAP) for chemical dependency treatment and prevention.Employment:
Los Angeles County Health Department 1970-73 Outpatient drug treatment caseworker.Interagency Drug Abuse Recovery Programs:
founder and Executive Director 1973-89 and 99-2000. Oversaw four Los Angeles outpatient treatment centers for adult and adolescents. Served as expert witness in Los Angeles, Ventura, and Orange County Courts.NASA / NBA (Lakers) / LAPD / LAUSD (LA Unified School District):
Crisis Intervention Consultation and Employee Assistance training.AAMC background:
Became involved with medical marijuana movement in 1997, first as a patient, then as an AAMC member serving as Los Angeles County Director and on the AAMC Medical Advisory Board. Became National Director in April, 2001.Author:
Numerous professional Journals, and upcoming cookbook (The Canny Bus Trip Kit). Cable cooking show planned.Personal:
Married (Nancy) with two teen step children (John Paul and Erin).
Hobbies include poetry (book published), computers, cooking, gardening, film, and the arts.
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Comment #21 posted by FoM on April 25, 2005 at 13:39:41 PT
Rest in Peace Dr. Jay
It is with dearest regret that I must inform all of you, friends to my dad, that the good doctor has left to play that final 18 rounds in the sky. He passed away this morning with my mother by his side. He surley will be missed by me as well as all of you. Please feel free to contact our family and keep in touch with us. Dr. Jay was a man of deep spirituality and compassion and it is a tragedy to humanity to have lost truly one of its best. Gods speed with all of you and thanks to everyone of you who have been touched by Jay's life and thank you for touching mine and my family with your compassionate words and inspiration. Dr. Jay Robert CavanaughOctober 1, 1949-April 24,2005Rest In PeaceJp
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Comment #20 posted by FoM on April 25, 2005 at 12:23:09 PT
I just finished reading that comment a few seconds ago. Thank you for the update. God Bless Dr. Jay and his family.And also you Druid. He is your friend and I know how painful it must be for you too.
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Comment #19 posted by Druid on April 25, 2005 at 12:14:16 PT
Dr. Jay update
This is the latest word from his son ....***************************This is Jp again. Its 8:19 am here and My mom just left again for the hospital. As of saturday there were signs of life but as of yesterday I saw him and there is no life in his eyes. His platelettes in his blood are at about 4 right now and when I saw him he was all swelled up and the look of hope and life in his eyes was gone. I am so sorry everybody but there is no hope of recovery. Soon my dad will be gone but not forgotten. Im sorry that the news must come like this but Jay will not get better from this point. It is only a matter of time now. God calls his children home when he wants them........
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Comment #18 posted by PainWithNoInsurance on April 25, 2005 at 11:59:45 PT
Free Markets Are Coming to the USA
This ought to give the DEA something to cry about. Oh shame of wanting to grow food and clothing.
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Comment #17 posted by FoM on April 25, 2005 at 10:28:35 PT
Press Release from
California Considers Industrial Hemp Bill; Assembly Committee to Hold Hemp Bill Hearing, April 27 at 1:30  
WASHINGTON -- April 25 -- News Advisory: Thousands of local businesses, organizations, individuals, and farmers are backing new industrial hemp legislation (AB 1147), that would give California farmers the right to grow low-THC varieties of hemp. On Wednesday, April 27 at 1:30pm, in Room 444 supporters of AB 1147 will testify at a California Assembly Agriculture Committee hearing.WHO: Assembly Agriculture CommitteeThe following individuals will speak in favor of AB 1147: David Bronner, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, based in Escondido, San Diego County; Candi Penn, Executive Director of the Hemp Industries Association, based in Sonoma County; Vanessa Bogenholm, VB Farms, Chair of California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF); Dr. Gero Leson, Principal, Leson & Associates, Berkeley, CA; Michael Greene, Principal, CDS Consulting, Sacramento, CAWHAT: Hearing on hemp farming bill, AB 1147, introduced by Assemblyman Mark LenoWHERE: California State Capitol, Room 444WHEN: Wednesday, April 27 at 1:30 p.m."California farmers are always looking for new crops. AB 1147 will enable them to meet the rising intra-state market for hemp created by the growing number of California businesses that make and sell hemp based foods, fibers, and cosmetic products," Vote Hemp's Sacramento lobbyist Michael Greene says, "AB 1147 will enable California businesses to buy hemp grown by California farmers rather than importing hemp from Canada, Europe, China and the many other hemp producing countries."Supporters of AB 1147 include: 1300 members of the California Certified Organic Farmers; 199,546 members of the Sierra Club of California, City and County of San Francisco; Vote Hemp; 200 member companies of the Hemp Industries Association; North American Industrial Hemp Council, Inc.; 50,000 California members of the Organic Consumers Association; Organic Ad Advisors; Nutiva; Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps; Knoll Farms; Rainforest Action Network; Environmental Wholesale Products; Sweetgrass Natural Fibers; Hempy's; Hemp Traders; Heartsong Herbal Brewing Company; Burcaw Chiropractic; Robinson's Health Products; Luvland Farms Lavender; Alice's Mountain Market; CDM Corp; Heavenly Low Carb; PAD; J. Ginsberg & Associates; Living Foods.Com; Eagle Trust Union; Center for Healing; New Hope Natural Media; Salon Charisma; Whole Balance; Raw 4 Real; Hemp Sisters; Malu Healthcare; The Living Temple; Strictly; Eco Goods; French Meadow Bakery; and EnviroGentle.CONTACT: Vote Hemp Zoe Mitchell, 202-253-2990Michael Greene, 916-849-1570 For more information, please visit
Hemp Links
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Comment #16 posted by FoM on April 25, 2005 at 08:45:27 PT
Hemp Article from NPI Center
Co-Founder of Leading Hemp Foods Company Featured in April's Entrepreneur MagazineApril 25, 2005 
(Winnipeg, Manitoba) – Six years ago, Mike Fata was a 22 year-old pressing oil from nutritious hemp seeds and selling it to four local health food stores. With hemp agriculture just emerging from a long prohibition due to its misunderstood and distant relationship to marijuana, the odds for economic success may have seemed a stretch and the need for consumer education was daunting. Fata’s ability to overcome many business challenges has earned him a full-page write-up in the current April 2005 edition of Entrepreneur Magazine. Complete Article:
Manitoba Harvest
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Comment #15 posted by afterburner on April 25, 2005 at 08:23:49 PT
RE Comment #11 posted by PainWithNoInsurance 
"A War on Technology and the Economy 
"This prohibition of the free markets for food, clothing, and a lot of other things by the federal government is just an expansion of the war on drugs. Originally coming from the war on drugs and our citizens; it has expanded to a war on the economy and research for better living for our citizens. These days it seems the rich federal government is very often at odds with its own poor states." 
In the early days of the Republic (in this citation the year 1837), the Courts were very clear about the public interest and the extent of State power.Excerpt from a link on another thread, here regarding State vs. City Jurisdiction:{In New York v. Miln, 36 U.S. (11 Pet.) 102 (1837), the question before the Court involved the attempt by the City of New York to assess penalties against the master of a ship for his failure to make a report as to the persons his ship brought to New York. As against the master's contention that the act was unconstitutional and that New York had no jurisdiction in the matter, the Court held:{"If we look at the place of its operation, we find it to be within the territory, and, therefore, within the jurisdiction of New York. If we look at the person on whom it operates, he is found within the same territory and jurisdiction," 36 U.S., at 133.{"They are these: that a State has the same undeniable and unlimited jurisdiction over all persons and things within its territorial limits, as any foreign nation, where that jurisdiction is not surrendered or restrained by the Constitution of the United States. That, by virtue of this, it is not only the right, but the bounden and solemn duty of a State, to advance the safety, happiness and prosperity of its people, and to provide for its general welfare, by any and every act of legislation which it may deem to be conducive to these ends; where the power over the particular subject, or the manner of its exercise is not surrendered or restrained, in the manner just stated. That all those powers which relate to merely municipal legislation, or what may, perhaps, more properly be called internal police, are not thus surrendered or restrained; and that, consequently, in relation to these, the authority of a State is complete, unqualified and exclusive," 36 U.S., at 139.} --Federal Jurisdiction complete article cites extensive case law regarding the limits of Federal jurisdiction and the powers reserved for the sovereign States.
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Comment #14 posted by potpal on April 25, 2005 at 07:07:39 PT
Roll call
Hempwallace, AR US
Hemp Swamp Brook, CT, US
Hempstead Brook, CT, US
Hemp Key, FL US
Hemp, GA US
Hemp Factory Branch, IL US
Hemp Ridge, KY, Shelby, US
Hemphill, KY, Letcher, US
Hemphill, LA US
Hempfield Lake, MI US
Hemphill Lake, MN US
Hemple, MO US
Hemp Hill, NH US
Hempstead, NY, Nassau, US
Hempstead, NY, Rockland, US
Hempstead Gardens, NY, Nassau, US
Hemp Patch Branch, NC, US
Hemphill Bald, NC, US
Hemphill Creek, NC, US
Hemphill Knob, NC, US
Hempfield, PA, US
Hemp Branch, SC, US
Hemphill Lake, SC, US
Hemp Branch, SC, US
Hemphill Lake, SC, US
Hemp Fork, VA, US
Hemp Mill Branch, VA, US
Hemppatch Branch, VA, US
Hemppatch Mountain, VA, US
Hemp Hill Creek, WA, US
Hempel Creek, WA, US
Hempel Lake, WA, US
Hemphill, WV US
Hempton Lake, WI US
Weed, CABack to the future...start your engines!
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Comment #13 posted by mayan on April 25, 2005 at 03:24:15 PT
Dr. Jay
You are a warrior. Thank you and get well. The war on hemp is a war on the planet and it's peoples. How do the powers control the common folk? They control the earth's finite resources. Sustainability is the enemy of those who seek total control. Power to the people. 
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Comment #12 posted by FoM on April 24, 2005 at 09:53:55 PT
Thank you. Please keep us informed. I feel so bad for Dr. Jay and his family. I have the greatest respect for those who stand up for those who are sick and want to use Cannabis to help them feel better. I hope they find what is causing him to be so very sick and are able to help him recover.
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Comment #11 posted by PainWithNoInsurance on April 24, 2005 at 09:46:34 PT
A War on Technology and the Economy
This prohibition of the free markets for food, clothing, and a lot of other things by the federal government is just an expansion of the war on drugs. Originally coming from the war on drugs and our citizens; it has expanded to a war on the economy and research for better living for our citizens. These days it seems the rich federal government is very often at odds with its own poor states.
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Comment #10 posted by Druid on April 24, 2005 at 09:46:32 PT
latest update
small but good :)within the last hour we were told:"she said there was signs of improvement and there was neurological (SP) activity
which she said is a good sign"She also said that if anyone wants to call the Kid's are manning the phone's and checking E mail's
here the info for anyone that want to call to give there support or drop an E mail(818) 346-4493
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Comment #9 posted by FoM on April 24, 2005 at 09:40:36 PT
I'll read the threads you posted from Overgrow. That might answer my questions. Thanks!
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Comment #8 posted by FoM on April 24, 2005 at 09:38:30 PT
You're welcome. I've been looking for an update on his condition but I haven't found any in the e-mail news I get. Have you heard? What health problems does Dr. Jay have. I can't seem to find anything on that either. How old is Dr. Jay? I know I have a lot of questions but I only know Dr. Jay from his name.
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Comment #7 posted by Druid on April 24, 2005 at 09:33:30 PT
Dr. Jay
Thank you for posting that information FoM. Dr. Jay is a friend of mine and I really appreciate that you have informed that community on his condition. To add to what you posted...If anyone would like to express their support but not bother Nancy with a phone call then her email is nancynomohr yahoo.comDr. Jay has been the Moderator (DrJay2001) for our Medical Forum on OverGrow ( )for some time now. He is also a medical moderator at International Cannagraphics ( ) which is another excellent grow site/magazine. His expertise on Cannabis, Anatomy and Health have been an invaluable resource to the medical community. He has helped so many people with many things. He has work with the AMMA has also been invaluable.Trainwreck is one of Dr. Jays most favorite strains of Cannabis. Please remember Dr. Jay if you are smoking Trainwreck. My prayers are with you Dr. Jay.Transcendent Laws of the Heart: and their son Jon Paul have been posting updates on Overgrow under DrJay's screen name in these 2 threads: are all welcome to post your thoughts and prayers to the Cavanaugh family there as well. Nancy will read them.thanks.
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Comment #6 posted by afterburner on April 23, 2005 at 22:56:17 PT
10-4Message received and replied.
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Comment #5 posted by FoM on April 23, 2005 at 22:08:21 PT
I just got finished reponding to it. Check your e-mail.
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Comment #4 posted by afterburner on April 23, 2005 at 22:04:26 PT
You have mail, the Neil Young one.
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on April 23, 2005 at 20:57:20 PT
Dr Jay Cavanaugh's E-Mail Address
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Comment #2 posted by ekim on April 23, 2005 at 20:18:03 PT
chose life------ awaiting the governor’s action.
Dr Jay Cavanaugh thank you for doing something to help others/ it must be relaxing knowing that one has tried to leave the place a little griner.• In North Dakota, House Bill 1492 passed Feb. 16 by a vote of 87 to 3; a similar bill passed in the Senate on March 1 by 46 to 0, and is awaiting the governor’s action. remember govs of ca and il stoped single handedly votes like those above. how can that be. when lawmakers hold hearings speak with views held here and have come to see that the complete distruction of a wild natural plant that has so many uses runs contrary to the good of the people. The proposal allows North Dakota State University to begin storing “feral seed hemp” in anticipation of the day the growing of industrial hemp becomes legal.anyone in a position of power over safe guarding the natural resorces of the people are lucky to have Natural Feral Hemp Seed growing near them. For this seed to have withstood all that has been horled, is saying something. To know the nutritual value of this seed to the children and to the sick and old cries out for protection for the good of all.
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on April 23, 2005 at 16:15:55 PT
Very Important News from DPFCA
DPFCA: Dr Jay Cavanaugh Hospitalized in Extremely Grave Condition Dear Drug Policy Reformers, **** please forward ***It is with great sadness that I relate that Dr Jay Cavanaugh, is hospitalized with Liver and Kidney failure, is on a ventilator and is in extremely grave condition.Dr Jay is a *real* fighter and hope springs eternal.His wife, Nancy, can be reached at the Cavanaugh home at (818) 346-4493 and says your prayers, calls and emails  are welcomed.I'll post updates as needed.take care --- peace --- ashley in atlantaPS: Dr Jay is founder and National Director of the American Alliance for Medicinal Cannabis at -- ---- Dale Gieringer (415) 563-5858 // canorml 2215-R Market St. #278, San Francisco CA 94114
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