Friday, November 30, 2007

In some countries, hemp is still an outlaw. Legalisation campaigns are going on where needed, including the US. North Dakota farmers received a boost of hope this week as the DEA is allowing the ND State University to grow it, although the paperwork is still not finalised. Click here for full story.
Even where it has been legal, there are problems. In Sweden, where it has been legal since1993, the police haev been confiscating the crop of farmer Ulf Hammarsten until this very year. He had to go to the EU courts to get his rights. In addition to his rights, he has received an environmental prize by Laholm officials. For full story click here.
Pictured above is a hemp shop in Canada, where hemp was legalised in 1996.

No comments: