Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The press team at HIA and VoteHemp have been busy in the US. From Vermont, good news comes in the form of the passage of H267, the hemp bill which was passed 126-9. In Wisconsin, however, AB 146 is having a hard time getting a floor voice, despite a vote of 9-0 last year to recommend passage. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Gene Hahn, is on his last term. HIA suggests that people get on to this and send a postcard to Assembly Speaker Michael Huebsch and Assembly Majority Leader Jeff Fitzgerald. The struggle continues in North Dakota, where Dave Monson (himself a politician, GOP) has filed an appeal to the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in regards to their case against the DEA, which was dismissed in District Court last November.
On more trendy notes, the fashionistas are well into hemp in New York, where Donatella Versace, Behnaz Sarapfour, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan Intl., Isabel Toledo and Doo.Ri showed off their hempen apparel at Gotham Hall. A display at Barney's Madison Avenue store will be on display from 1-12 Feb and will include hemp creations.
Also from the US, Vote4Hemp has just done an interview with me, and listeners can tune in at In the future, expect to catch an interview with Green Party favourite Cynthia McKinney!

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