Hempstalk 2010: Ben Masel – Industrial Hemp

Ben Masel of Madison NORML talks about the political montra of 2010 (Jobs, Jobs, Jobs) and details the Fairwater Hemp Company of Wisconsin using industrial hemp as electrical energy in 1917 and the potential for hemp as a future energy crop.

Footage: Portland Hempstalk
September 11, 2010

Courtesy: Hemp News

Hempstalk: http://www.hempstalk.org

Portland’s annual Hempstalk Festival in Portland, Oregon advocates decriminalization of marijuana for medicinal, industrial, and recreational use. Founded in 2005 by the Hemp and Cannabis Foundation, the festival takes place the weekend after Labor Day in September, and features food vendors, live music, guest speakers and information booths. This public event has always been free to attend.
According to Paul Stanford, founder and presenting sponsor of the event, “Hempstalk is about the many uses of agricultural hemp fiber, oil, protein, fuel and medicine. We are working to end adult cannabis prohibition, allow adults to grow their own and license the legal sale of psychoactive cannabis to adults. We believe that hemp will save the Earth’s biosphere with the adoption of hemp seed for bio-diesel fuel, which will solve the energy and world hunger problems, and stop deforestation when hemp fiber is used for paper and building materials. We support the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act of 2012 to implement this. We shall overcome!”

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