The veterans group Growing Warriors will also be at the event, said Stansbury. The program helps veterans to re-enter civilian society by teaching them agricultural skills. “If they want to arrest a bunch of war veterans for planting hemp, thats their decision,” she said. The hemp fiber, she added, will be processed and made into American flags.
More proof that the DEA and their failed War on Drugs/Poor People has destroyed far more American lives than terrorism ever will.
The DEA are the jackbooted thugs of our nightmares. They are the epitome of Totalitarian Big Government, using our tax dollars to imprison farmers for growing a renewable alternative to oil.
The updated story notes that after this story broke the DEA released the seeds. Perhaps more publicity will convince DEA chief Michele “Pot is as dangerous as Heroin” Leonhart to resign, and maybe even convince congress that there are better ways to spend the $40 billion a year we spend on the failed Drug War.
For more Drug War facts: http://www.drugpolicy.org/drug-war-statistics