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Hempsters: Plant the Seed

hempsters

Year: 2003

Type of movie: Documentary HEMPSTERS PLANT THE SEED

Filmmaker, Produced by Diana Oliver & Directed by Michael Henning details the efforts of seven activists in challenging the United States government to legalize industrial hemp so that we might cease reliance on foreign oil, conserve our forests, and discover more efficient forms of energy. Across the world, over 30 countries rely on industrial hemp to fulfill their agricultural needs. In America, however, hemp is associated so closely with marijuana that lawmakers are afraid to touch the topic lest they be seen as opponents of the war on drugs. Back in 1996, actor and environmental activist Woody Harrelson planted four feral hemp seeds in Kentucky, challenging state law and risking jail time simply to raise public awareness about the many benefits hemp. He was eventually acquitted, though the high-profile trial that followed drew exactly the kind of attention to the cause that Harrelson had hoped for. In this documentary, Harrelson, Ralp Nader, Willie Nelson, Julia “Butterfly” Hill, Merle Haggard, and others voice legitimate concerns about the reasoning behind maintaining the ban on industrialized hemp, while illustrating the many potential benefits of reconsidering our current laws. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi.

Unrated,

Documentary, Drama, Special Interest

Diana Oliver

Michael Henning

Jun 28, 2011

 

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About the Author
What is Hemp Out? Hemp Out is a social movement in support of the Hemp culture , by educating, marketing, promoting, socially engaging with consumers on all things hemp to grow a movement we tagged as ‘HEMP OUT’ its purpose, to educated the masses on hemp . It started with 8 savvy women & a stellar digital media design guy that span our efforts across North America. The team with their diverse backgrounds ranging from Nutrition experts, Activists, technicians to writers & researchers seriously fell in love with this incredible story of the hemp plant. We all felt a need to bring forward truth as this plant itself is the most misunderstood little plant alongside by its illicit cousin marijuana… and yet both but, are a remarkably versatile plant, with protective properties, it feeds our planet, saves lives, provides jobs and supports sustainability; we simply knew our mission at the Hemp Out Agency is we must educate the masses.
  1. Teri Wallace Reply

    Great amazing indie film right on point and truthful!

  2. Ken Fujimoto Reply

    This movie is really good!

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