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Les Starks Beginning Quit Your Job

Straight from the heart, Les Stark bares all in why he left his full time job at Shady Maple Smorgasboard last year in 2012 to sell his book - Hempstone Heritage and stay involved with his passion - legalizing cannabis / hemp for a better world and a new opportunity for him.

 

Hempstone Heritage

Hemp History 1937 - 1968

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1937

Congress Passes “Marijuana Tax Act”- Objections by the AMA & National Oil Seed Institute or rejected, AMA realized that “Marijuana” was in fact Cannabis or Hemp two days before the tax act goes into effect.

1937

Henry Anslinger had testified to Congress that "Marijuana is the most violence causing drug in the history of mankind."

1937

Mechanical Engineering 1937 – “HEMP & FLAX THE MOST PROFITABLE CROPS – FROM THE SEED TO THE LOOM”

1938

Popular Mechanics February 1938 – “NEW BILLION DOLLAR CROP” International Harvester Equipment To Revolutinize & Lower Cost of Commercial US Hemp Farming.

1938

Enos Scheaffer,81 ,arrested in Lancaster, Pennsylvania for growing hemp, quoted that he was growing seed for his chickens.

1938-42

The Japanese invade the Philippine's and cut off our Manila (Abaca) hemp supply. USDA Produces Film – HEMP FOR VICTORY!

1942

The U. S. government distributes 400,000 lb.. (pounds) of cannabis hemp seed to American farmers from Wisconsin to Kentucky

1942

American farmers produced 42,000 tons of hemp fiber per year. Plant 36,000 acres of seed hemp, an increase of several thousand percent from previous years.

1943

Colonel J.M. Phalen, editor of the *Military Surgeon*, declares in an editorial entitled "The Marijuana Bugaboo": "The smoking of the leaves, flowers, and seeds of Cannabis sativa is no more harmful than the smoking of tobacco. . . . It is hoped that no witch hunt will be instituted in the military service over a problem that does not exist." [Quoted in ibid. p. 234]

1944

New York Mayor LaGuardia's Marijuana Commission concludes that there is no link between cannabis and violence, instead citing beneficial effects of marijuana. Harry Anslinger goes berserk, denouncing Mayor LaGuardia and threatening doctors with prison terms should they dare to carry out independent research on cannabis

1947

The Yearbook of Agriculture; 1943-1947, USDA Author: H.A. Borthwick, USDA Senior Botanist in the Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering  Pages: 282-283 DAY LENGTH AND FLOWERING – HEMP “New practices that can be used in breeding hemp have resulted from recent photoperiodic studies”……*excerpt – “a locality can be found in which the conditions are favorable to the  formation of these intersex male flowers on female plants in sufficient quantity that a good crop of seed could be obtained.“

1948

Harry Anslinger testifies before a red-baiting Congress that marijuana causes users to become peaceful, pacifistic "zombies." Anslinger warned that the Communists might use marijuana to weaken the fighting spirit of American troops during wartime. This was a complete reversal of earlier testimony; in 1937

1956

 

Fibres (Engineering and Chemistry) Author: Carl V. Feaster, Agronomist, Field Crops Research Branch, Ag Research Service, USDA “MONOECIOUS HEMP BREEDING IN THE UNITED STATES”The hemp breeding programme in the United States is being directed toward improvement of fibre quality through the development of strains with uniform maturity among plants. Present commercial varieties are dioecious, with the male plants returning about three weeks before the female plants. This results in fibre of different maturity and consequently less uniformity

1961

UN treaty allows for the cultivation of industrial hemp.

1964

Dr. Raphael Mechoulam of the University of Tel Aviv isolates THC Delta-9, the primary active ingredient in cannabis -- and one of at least 60 compounds found in cannabis that have therapeutic value

1968

 

Author Les Stark Using Hemp Break at Hempcar event

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