Welcome to the second issue of this year's The
Vote Hemp Weekly News Update!
When I was a kid one of my favorite Saturday
morning TV shows was Hot
Dog with Jo Anne Worley, Jonathan Winters
and Woody Allen. You got to see all kinds of things
being made. In the story "The Dish On Escondido's
Magic Soap," there is a video clip
of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps being made. Fun stuff.
There is a little bit of the inevitable giggle factor on
oil in the soaps, as demonstrated by the funny quote
from one of the
newscasters: "Take a bath
and you'll want a snack when you get out."
Progress continues in North Dakota with hemp farming license applications now
available. State legislator
David Monson was the first to submit an
application, and when his license is issued he will
apply for a DEA permit. Vote Hemp put out a related
press release which
generated some good stories. The DEA part of the
equation will certainly make things interesting.
Our other stories this week show the great
potential of hemp, from food to fiber Ñ but
mostly across the rest of the globe with the U.S. just
being a consumer, not a producer. We continue to
work on getting quality legislation introduced and
passed, and things are surely progressing.
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to Vote Hemp today to help us continue fixing the
in the U.S.
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Weekly News Update Editor
|The Dish On Escondido's Magic Soap
KFMB News 8
San Diego, CA
January 5, 2007
Some of the world's purest and best-loved soaps
are manufactured in Escondido.
Dr. Bronner's has been a pure soap opera since
1948, that's when David Bronner's grandfather, the
late Dr. E.H. Bronner, began manufacturing his
"He was trained in the German guild system as a
master soap maker," David Bronner said. "He came
over to the states in the 20s with all these kinds
of natural castile soap recipes."
In the 60s, Dr. Bronner settled into the hills of
Escondido and began marketing his magic soap.
|Nutty Hemp a Hot Food Trend
By Phil Lempert
NBC Today Show
January 16, 2007
One of the hottest food trends for 2007 may well
have its origins dating back thousands of years.
Take a look down the aisles ... and it's all about
Hemp has been grown for at least the last 12,000
years for fiber and food. George Washington and
Thomas Jefferson both grew hemp, and in fact
Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on
|Herbkersman Wants to Study Legalizing Hemp
By Kirsten Singleton
Savannah Morning News
January 20, 2007
COLUMBIA, SC Ñ Rep. Bill Herbkersman believes
he has found a way to replenish South Carolina's
farming industry, re-establish textile mills and do
the environment some good in the process.
It's just not quite legal yet.
Herbkersman, R-Bluffton, is proposing a committee
to study whether South Carolina should pursue
"authorization of the cultivation and production of
The challenge, he said, will be to convince
lawmakers there's a significant difference between
industrial hemp and its cannabis cousin, marijuana Ñ
and that the potential benefits are worth a deeper
|North Dakota Man Aims to Be 1st Hemp Farmer
By Dale Wetzel, Associated Press
January 15, 2007
BISMARCK, ND Ñ State legislator
began pushing the idea of growing industrial hemp in
the United States a decade ago. Now his goal may be
within reach, but first he needs to be
Monson turned in an application Monday to the
state Agriculture Department to become the nation's
first licensed industrial hemp farmer. State
Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson said Monson
provided fingerprints with his application, which
will be used for a background check to prove he is
not a criminal.
The farmer, school superintendent and lawmaker
would like to start by growing 10 acres of the crop,
and he spent part of his weekend staking out the
field he wants to use.
Canadian Farmer Says 'Industrial Hemp Most Profitable Crop' He Grows
By Sue Roesler
Bismarck Farm & Ranch Guide
January 18, 2007
John Ackland sits inside his automotive shop in
Craik, Saskatchewan, snacking on an energy bar Ñ
made with hemp seeds.
Ackland says the energy bar is chockful of hemp
seeds, naturally containing Omega-3s, 6s and 9s in
the correct balance for optimal health, as well as
the essential nutrient gamma linolenic acid.
"It's very healthy Ñ people eat them for high
energy," Ackland said, pointing to the many other
hemp products he sells, including flour, heating
oil, shampoo, salves, ointments and the "softest
hand lotion you've ever put on your hands."