Hot Springs To Host Free Hemp Festival

Hot Springs To Host Free Hemp Festival
Posted by CN Staff on August 16, 2003 at 07:13:15 PT
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Source: Rapid City Journal 
Hot Springs  A free public seminar in Hot Springs on Friday, Aug. 22, will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about hemp but were afraid to ask.The seminar, which runs from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Mueller Civic Center, will feature speakers, exhibits, vendor booths, a free lunch and a benefit auction for the Alex White Plume Legal Fund.
Sponsored by the Hemp Industries Association, it is open to the public. Donations will be accepted.Activities start at 10:30 a.m. with an opening prayer by Joe American Horse and a American Indian veterans' color-guard flag ceremony. Oglala Sioux Tribal President John Yellowbird Steele will give opening remarks.The first of the day's three panel discussions is titled "The Lakota Perspective: The Case for Tribal Sovereignty." It will provide an historical overview of the industrial-hemp movement and the current status of the Drug Enforcement Administration's case against White Plume, who supporters say is the only farmer in the U.S. to plant, cultivate, harvest and sell an industrial-hemp crop since 1968.Speakers will include White Plume, attorneys Bruce Ellison and Tom Ballanco, and Tom Cook from Slim Buttes Land Use Association. "Contracting for Lakota Hemp" will also be part of the program.A free lunch will follow, featuring salads, sandwiches, snacks and beverages made from hemp oil, nuts and seeds.The second panel, "National & Global Perspective," will touch on the South Dakota Industrial Hemp Council, hemp processing prospects for the region, the NAFTA/US hemp bill and Canada's hemp industry.The final panel is titled "Industry Overview: Towards a Biobased Economy." David Bronner, of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps fame and chairman of the Hemp Industries Association's Food and Oil Committee, will be a panelist. Hemp foods, hemp-fed beef and fish biocomposites and fiber applications will be discussed.For more information, see: Rapid City Journal (SD)Published: August 16, 2003Copyright: 2003 Rapid City Journal Contact: dan.daly rapidcityjournal.comWebsite: Related Articles & Web Site:Cannabis News Hemp Links Plumes Relinquish Hemp Crop Grower Defiant After Crop Taken Hemp Archives 
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Comment #4 posted by Richard Paul Zuckerm on August 16, 2003 at 09:19:17 PT:
Bob Newland, a fellow member of the Fully Informed Jury Association, can tell you about the Hemphasis Magazine being planned. Please contact him at newland, for more information?
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on August 16, 2003 at 08:14:27 PT
Thank you herbdoc215
I will check it out! I liked what you said: I never was very good at being forbidden anything. Me either.
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Comment #2 posted by herbdoc215 on August 16, 2003 at 08:05:12 PT
FoM, Here is a live stream from Hempfest!!!!
I'm going to check this out from time to time over the next few days...I want to be in Seattle soooo BAD I can taste it, I never was very good at being forbidden anything? There are so many people I want to see whom I miss, well at least I can watch it on the net some today, both day's are being streamed on this site. Peace, Steve Tuck
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on August 16, 2003 at 07:30:35 PT
This is All I've Found on The Hempfest So Far
Hempfest Political speakers on drug policy reform, craft exhibitors and music. Phone(s): 206-781-5734 
 ScheduleMyrtle Edwards Park3130 Alaskan Way W.Seattle, WA 98121 206-684-4075 Saturday, August 16: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.Sunday, August 17: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
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