Friday, October 16, 2009

"...Kill It Before It Grows..."

From Alternet:
Defiant Hemp Farmers Plant Seeds at DEA
Headquarters to Protest Government Interference

By Phillip S. Smith, Drug War Chronicle. Posted October 16, 2009.

Hoping to focus the attention of the Obama administration on the DEA's bad policies, leading activists were willing to get arrested to make their point.

Fresh from the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) annual convention last weekend in Washington, DC, a pair of real life farmers who want to be hemp farmers joined with hemp industry figures and spokesmen to travel across the Potomac River to DEA headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, where, in an act of civil disobedience, they took shovels to the lawn and planted hemp seeds. Within a few minutes, they were arrested and charged with trespassing.

Hoping to focus the attention of the Obama administration on halting DEA interference, North Dakota farmer Wayne Hauge, Vermont farmer Will Allen, HIA President Steve Levine, hemp-based soap producer and Vote Hemp director David Bronner, Vote Hemp communications director Adam Eidinger, and hemp clothing company owner Isaac Nichelson were arrested in the action as another dozen or so supporters and puzzled DEA employees looked on.

"Who has a permit?" demanded a DEA security official. "A permit -- that's what we want from the DEA," Bronner responded.
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1 comment:

  1. the damn constitution was written on paper made from hemp..the first levi jeans was made from hemp..dea can kiss my chubby redneck pagan ass.
    on the plus side i love bob marley and that song.