31 March 2014

LEGAL HEMP & MARIJUANA! are celebrated on this landmark Solartopia Green Power & Wellness Show as Harvey is joined by long-time hemp campaigners Anndrea Hermann and Tom Murphy. We celebrate electoral victories in Colorado, Washington State and elsewhere. Then we explore the deep details of legalized hemp, now a half-billion-dollar/year industry in Canada. Based in Manitoba, Anndrea explains the realities of a hemp industry that employs tens of thousands of Canadians for a crop that’s used in food, cleansers, construction, paper, rope, twine and much much more. From Maine, Tom tells us of federal legislation aimed at finally bring the hemp industry back in the US, where it might well outstrip its smokable cousin in terms of revenue and employment. The future of cannabis—industrial and otherwise—is the future of American health, economy and agriculture.


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