The Hemp Revolution has hit the White House! 

The Hemp Revolution has hit the White House! 
Posted by FoM on February 17, 1999 at 08:03:21 PT
Here's the complete story!
The Hemp Revolution has hit the White House! Late Monday evening aboard Air Force One, stewards passed out HEMP GOLDEN BEER to the president, members of Congress, the press and other personnel. 
The move came just weeks after the Air Force banned the use of all products containing hemp oil -- including Hemp drinks. For any active-duty, Reserve and Air National Guard members, conviction for digesting Hemp products can bring two years in prison and a dishonorable discharge! HEMP GOLDEN BEER -- "smooth, mild, mellow herbal flavor" and "brewed with hemp seeds," according to the label -- was an instant hit with Washington insiders who have been stressed out over the year-long Lewinsky scandal. President Clinton was returning from Mexico when the hemp based drink was served. "The president tasted, but did not swallow," laughed one reporter aboard the plane. notes that FREDERICK BREWING CO. [NASDAQ: BLUE] has just introduced HEMP GOLD, a cream ale brewed with hemp seeds. "The beer is smooth and mild - very, very drinkable," comments Steve Nordahl, FBC's VP of Brewing Operations. Passengers were mellowed out. "Clinton lingered with members of Congress in the guest cabin. While the president signed pages of Air Force One stationery for one guest, others showed off to Clinton the T-shirts and other Mexican souvenirs they'd picked up," reported the ASSOCIATED PRESS in PM cycles. The White House Travel Office refused to comment if any passengers reported a bad case of the munchies after the trip. The Air Force One/HEMP GOLDEN BEER development comes just weeks after the United States Air Force banned the use of all products containing hemp oil. A sergeant beat a marijuana charge by claiming traces of the drug came from a cholesterol-lowering supplement. "We don't want people testing positive and jeopardizing their careers because they swallowed something they may have thought was healthy and good for them," said Lt. Col. Peter Durand of the Air Force Surgeon General's Office. Lt. Gen. Charles Roadman, Air Force surgeon general, issued the Hemp prohibition on January 22, 1999. It makes hemp oil use a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice's article 92, which prohibits personnel from disobeying direct orders or regulations. Conviction can bring two years in prison and a dishonorable discharge. "In the interest of military readiness and good order and discipline, active-duty, Reserve and Air National Guard members are now prohibited from consuming any products containing hemp seed oil," declared Lt. Col. Greg Girard of the Air Force judge advocate general's office in the Pentagon. "Most of these products are still expressly marketed and sold in health food stores," Durand said. "Service members need not be concerned that they are unwittingly ingesting hemp products in foods and drinks." Unless you're traveling aboard Air Force One. 
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