The HempFarm Report

Jan. 2002

Welcome to The HempFarm!

Last month in the struggle for economic freedom we quoted Bob Marley, this month we quote another enlightened friend of peace and the environment:

"We keep going back into the history of these extremists, these fundamentalists, and understanding the Islamic culture, and understanding foreign policy. We're embracing religion, which is a beautiful thing to see, but the thing no one is talking about is oil. Why don't we set ourselves free? We have the technology for electric cars, and we have other power sources. Yes, it would be expensive to make the switch over, but we could, and we would have complete autonomy from our need for oil. We would not have to rape Alaska, and we wouldn't have to be dependent on those guys over there. In the long term, if we could free ourselves from the dependency of oil, we'd be alright." -Brad Pitt, Well Informed Actor.

A sustainable future based on renewable natural resources may sound expensive, but the cost of economic freedom is far cheaper than the tax breaks, subsidies, corporate welfare, and "Wars for Oil" that our forced dependence on petroleum secretly costs us every year. Instead of giving billions of dollars to oppressive terrorist regimes and their oil-sucking business partners, we should be giving it to North American farmers and the local factory workers who will process the hemp for this emerging Trillion Dollar Industry.

Our goal at The is to encourage an open debate about the available renewable natural resources that can now end our need for foreign oil. Only by exploring the history and potential future of hemp for food, clothing, shelter and fuel, can we end our dependence on expensive and toxic petrochemical resources dominated by a few politically "well-connected" multinational energy giants. (Anybody seen Enron in the news lately?)

Before we can begin to understand the endless potential of a world economy based on locally grown and processed natural resources, we have to understand the central role hemp has already played in the last 12,000 years of our civilization.

Unfortunately, instead of openly discussing the history of hemp and its potential as a clean industrial resource, ignorant and corrupt congressional representatives take our tax money to escalate the $50 billion "War on Drugs" by destroying the lives of more than one million families a year for possession of a dried flower.

Instead of discussing the indisputable facts, the DEA and other agencies invested in perpetuating the Drug War, rant and rave that: "The Ancient History of hemp is simply the collective hallucination of a bunch of Hippie Communists". Meanwhile, secret "lobbying" allows petrochemical corporations to poison our food, air, and water supply. What's a bigger threat to your family, cannabis or cancer?

We can either openly discuss the history of hemp as any real democracy would allow, or we can continue to protect corporate investments in foreign oil with political lies and American blood.

If you want to judge the facts for yourself, please come to and check out our growing collection of information on the history and potential of Hemp.

The New Stuff:

Book of the Month:
The Emperor Wears No Clothes By Jack Herer's_ClothesBOM.html
This is the book that almost single-handedly revived the Hemp movement in America. Every page of Jack Herer's classic book is filled with information and historical documentation about the demonized weed Marijuana. From USDA documents to congressional records, this is the place to start if you want to understand the history, evolution, and prohibition of Hemp as a renewable natural resource.

Canadian Firm Plans to Sue U.S. Over Hemp Ban
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian hemp grower and processor Kenex Ltd. said on Monday it will sue the U.S. government for C$20 million ($12.7 million) under the North American Free Trade Agreement for stopping the company from selling its hemp food products in the United States.

Marijuana and the Bible
It has played a significant role in the religions and cultures of Africa, the Middle East, India, and China. The fact that Jesus wore Hemp clothes and read his old testament by the light of a hemp oil lamp is only the beginning of the ancient history of this miraculous plant.

The History of the Non-Medical Use of Drugs in the United States
If you have ever wondered how illegal drugs got that way, this paper is for you. The text is a speech derived from 'The Forbidden Fruit and the Tree of Knowledge: An Inquiry into the Legal History of American Marijuana Prohibition' by Professor Richard J. Bonnie & Professor Charles H. Whitebread. It is one of the most in depth studies ever written about the legal history, and racist motivations behind Marijuana prohibition.

Transcripts of Congressional Hearings on The Marijuana Tax Act of 1937
Before C-SPAN, there was only the Congressional Record. Read for yourself exactly how ignorant, racist, and corrupt congressman banned the most important natural resource known to man. Why end the depression for the people, when you can protect the profits of the richest few?

Political Comics
A cartoon says a thousand words.

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We need your help spreading the truth about the past and future of cheap renewable natural resources. Please tell your friends and family that hemp can help save our world if we simply discuss the situation intelligently and honestly, without a lot of paranoid rhetoric and political propaganda blotting out the truth.

It's time to stop falling for the lies and stand up for the truth, for once you know the truth, you can only lie down or fight.

Peace through Hemp!

Zed B. Starkovich
Hollywood, Ca