Body Shop Owner Sends White House Hemp, Congrates!

Body Shop Owner Sends White House Hemp, Congrates!
Posted by FoM on February 27, 1999 at 08:19:04 PT

Washington, D.C.: Body Shop International Founder Anita Roddick sent President William Clinton several hemp goods last week, and urged him to support legal distinctions between hemp and marijuana. 
   "Don't go wobbly with misinformation," Roddick plead. "Hemp is a good product and not a drug. Across the planet people use it for food, clothing, fuel and lotions to make people more comfortable in their own skin."   The Body Shop distributes several hemp-based skin care products including lip conditioner, hand oil, soap, and body lotion. Roddick sent her appeal to Clinton after learning that Air Force One stewards offered the President hemp beer while returning from Mexico.   "Congratulations on breaking the hemp barrier on Air Force One," she wrote.   A spokesman for the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announced that officials will no longer serve the beverage, Hemp Golden Beer, aboard Air Force One. Despite the beer's legality, the spokesman called it an "inappropriate" drink to have on the President's plane.   Ironically, the Air Force, which operates Air Force One, recently prohibited all personnel from ingesting any food or nutritional products containing hemp because military drug tests can not distinguish between the legal products and marijuana.   For more information, please contact either Allen St. Pierre of The NORML Foundation   (202) 483-8751 or NORML board member Don Wirtshafter of The Ohio Hempery   (740) 662-4367.
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