The following content is an audio transcription of the HempAware Radio recorded June 18th 2013. Keep in mind this was prior to Hemp being legal to grow in the USA.
Welcome. It is June 18th, 2013, and this is HempAware Radio with your host Tyler Hemp.
You just heard Ziggy Marley with special guest Woody Harson in the song Wild and Free. We’re broadcasting from Southern California. Has a beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky, and it’s a perfect place to plant seeds, seeds of consciousness, seeds of hemp eventually.
It’s not legal to grow hemp in the United States while we’re broadcasting this show, but it is legal to grow 30 other industrialized nations including Canada, Australia, England, France, Germany, and many others.
Today we’re going to open up the phone lines and see if anyone has any questions about the history of hemp or anything about hemp for that matter.
Also we have special guest Eric Hemp Seed Loitz.
So we’re gonna share a little bit about hemp history. We’re gonna continue with it, and what people can do to raise more awareness about hemp.
What can we do on a daily basis to consume this miraculous plant? Like I said, today we’re gonna revisit and continue with the history of hemp around the world and in the United States.
But before we get into that, I’d like to acknowledge all the amazing artists, musicians, representatives, business owners, mothers, children, and every being who is supporting and contributing to the HEMP movement and raising awareness about this miraculous God-given plant for food. Shelter, clothing and so much more.
As we know, there’s supposedly over 25,000 known uses for hemp. Well, we’re on a mission to spread awareness about hemp, but also, let people know what are those 25,000 known uses?
And Eric who we’re gonna bring on the line today, has created hempeverything.com.
All of those 25,000 known uses or maybe unknown uses, I’ve never seen it published anywhere, but there was an article published in 1931 called New Billion Dollar Crop, and guess what?
It was an article in Popular Mechanics Magazine about hemp, about the hemp industry, about how easy it is to grow and about all the uses that you can turn it to.
HempAware Radio is dedicated and committed to sharing the truth about hemp with love and with consciousness. And that’s why we’ve designed the, the radio station and, the project to be called HempAware.
First, it’s about being aware, it’s about having your attention on something because it’s with our, our minds and with our awareness that we create our world.
So what you focus on expands. What you think about, you bring about. So the more people we have thinking about hemp, utilizing hemp on a daily basis, and most importantly, sharing it with their friends and their family, we’re going to experience a paradigm shift on this planet, and I truly believe it.
Our, our vision is to provide SHELTER, FOOD, and CLOTHING for the entire world with HEMP.
This show isn’t just about hemp and how fricking amazing this plant is. It’s also about consciousness. It’s about wholeness.
It’s about love. It’s about honoring and respecting and loving and appreciating our bodies, our minds, our spirit, and our entire Mother Earth that gave birth to us.
This beautiful planet, this water planet, is designed to thrive and have abundance, and all of its inhabitants, are designed to experience that as well.
So our vision and our mission is to continually spread love, spread knowledge, spread wisdom and awareness about this incredible plant so that we can start providing food, shelter, and clothing for as many people as possible so that they can get onto their visions and their dreams and do what they need to do to be fulfilled and to fulfill their purpose and their mission here in life.
And if we don’t have our basic needs met, If we don’t have food on our table and we don’t have a house to live in or clothing on our back, we’re not gonna be happy.
We’re not gonna experience the level of comfort to go out and be able to give to others and to be able to contribute in a massive way.
So I am going to cut to a commercial and when we get back, we’re gonna jump into, recap the history of hemp, where it came from, where it’s going, and shortly after that we’re gonna Eric Hempseed Loitz on. We’ll be right back.
We’re gonna recap on the origins of. Hemp history and then we’re gonna go into a little bit more history and bring you up to speed on where we are today when it comes to hemp.
I shared with you on the last episode that it has been written that the cannabis plant is the two dog plant from the two dog star known as Sirius. This was proclaimed by the Dogan Tribe of Africa who discovered this binary star system, Sirius.
I shared with you that hemp was used for fabric in ancient China and that the scythe by the Scythians, was used to harvest hemp, in 1500 BC and China made hemp paper in 100 bc.
So, you know that the Declaration of Independence was written on hemp. Actually, it was drafted you, the final draft I think was on Hyde, but the original drafts were on hemp paper.
Betsy Ross made the first American flag from hemp fibers. And we left off last week’s episode right around when hemp became illegal to grow in the United States.
There’s so much that we could go into about how hemp is ingrained into our history, and I leave it up to you to do your own research.
Don’t just take my word for it. Don’t just believe my words. Do your own research and, really question everything I say, just as we want you to question everything.
I mean, it’s important to constantly be asking questions and expanding your knowledge, expanding your awareness. And doing your own research.
And a great place to do that is HempAware.com. We have a hemp history section, a hemp timeline, and all kinds of artifacts, to keep yourself educated. Where we left off was right around the thirties and forties when hemp started to become illegal.
But before it became illegal in 1936, there was a campaign that was started to demonize hemp, and there was actually a movie you might be familiar with called Reefer Madness. And it promulgated placing users in an institution for the criminally insane for the remainder of their natural lives just for consuming cannabis.
This of course, was all the medicinal psychoactive variety of cannabis that they were propagandizing, spreading, false information about hemp and completely merging it with marijuana and basically saying it’s the same thing. And eventually, you know, they changed the word marijuana in the newspapers with the word hemp.
So there was a lot of lies going on. DuPont, William Randolph Hearst, Harry Anslinger, Andrew Mellon, all these big players in the Federal Bureau of Narcotics. Andrew Mellon was the Secretary of Treasury at the time.
So you know, William Randolph Hurst had his cronies, he had his. His cohorts, so to speak, that were, ganging up together to demonize this hemp plant so that DuPont and the lumber industry could continue without competition from hemp, because as we know, hemp can be produced into everything that petroleum can be produced into: plastics, fuel. clothing, fabrics and composites so many more amazing resources.
So in the 1930s, I believe it was 1937, the Marijuana Tax Act was enacted by the unrelenting. Promotion of Harry Ann Slinger, and he was the government’s expert witness during the congressional hearings on the proposed Marijuana Tax Act as proof of marijuana’s malevolence, he introduced into evidence the bogus Hearst newspaper headlines that trumpeted the violence, insanity, and death caused by marijuana.
So Anslinger was the government’s expert witness who was teaming up with Andrew Mellon and, William Randolph Hurst. And they were proclaiming that, marijuana causes people to walk on white people’s shadows, and, it causes, you know, Hispanics and blacks to rape women and children.
And just the most absurd claims that totally untruthful, and lies, outright lies. So anyway, in the 1940s, the US government re-legalized hemp for a short period of time.
And as I mentioned, the popular Mechanics magazine came out in 1938, the NEW Billion dollar crop.
And unfortunately, it didn’t happen. Hemp was a threat to those with their investments in timber and oil and the chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and there was a rampant propaganda against hemp.
However, while all this was happening in 1943, there was Hemp for Victory, a campaign that was produced by the Department of Agriculture, the US government, allowing and actually educating farmers and aiding them and growing hemp for the war efforts.
And they even created this film called Hemp for Victory. Google it. And after the war, hemp was banned again. So it went under the rug and ever since the United States has not been able to grow hemp, but in 1998 the Canadian government legalizes commercial farming of industrial hemp, US imports hemp seed and hemp seed oil, mainly from Canada and China.
A lot of the edible seeds come from Canada. So all of this, you know, money is going. Canadian farmers, which I don’t mind. I love Canada. I wanna support the hemp farmers.
However, I do wanna bring it home so we can lower costs, we can provide more food, shelter, and clothing for more people at a much better price if we are to legalize it.
And once we do legalize it here in the us. So in 98, Canada legalized it and they’ve been growing it ever since. In 2004, the Ninth Circuit Court decision and the Hemp Industry Association versus DEA permanently protects sales of hemp foods and body care products in the US and that was because the US tried to stop the sale of hemp foods, whether it was hemp seeds, hemp seed oil, hemp body care products.
They tried to come. And basically the DEA tried to stop the sale of industrial hemp because of this law that’s enacted.
But thank you so much to the Hemp Industry Association standing up against the DEA with the support of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps and the Bronners family and so many other institutions like Vote Hemp and Hemp History Week, are just doing the work really to educate and empower the planet because it’s so important. We gotta do this.
So, in 2005, a bill was introduced to the US Congress for the first time to allow the state to regulate him farming, but to date no committee hearings or floor vote has taken place.
In 2007 the first hemp licenses in over 50 years were granted to two North Dakota farmers. In 2010, The HIA, which is the Hemp Industry’s Association, uncovers diaries and photographs of the USDA’s chief botanist Lyster Dew Dewey, who grew five varieties of hemp on the current site of the Pentagon.
The Pentagon you guys. Can you believe that? The Pentagon was a hemp farm.
Representative Ron Paul makes congressional statements in support of hemp history week also in 2010. We have supporters, you guys. There’s so many people supporting hemp, that it’s unbelievable. It’s not legal.
So as you can see, hemp has had a rich history on our planet for possibly up to 10,000 years.
No other plant has had such a beneficial commercial, economical, environmental, and of course, political impact than hemp has.
And now we’re celebrating and arriving the hemp movement and industry and markets in the U.S.. With Hemp History Week VoteHemp. Are you hemp aware? Are you using hemp on a daily basis?
Is your company using hemp? Well, we’ve got a campaign going on right now to raise awareness with hemp through the HempAware Project.
If you’re a HempAware company or an individual and you want to start letting the world know that you are hemp aware, now is the time we’re going global guys.
So let’s team up.
But for now, I am going to bring Eric Hempseed Loitz on the line.
Welcome aboard. I’m glad to have you on HempAware Radio.
Yeah. Sorry, last time we got cut off, but I’m glad to be back and it’s all hemppening.
It is. It’s all hemppening.
I’m so glad to see you out
there. You’ve been traveling from here to Oregon, and back and forth all over, connecting with incredible hemp heads like Ziggy Marley, his son, Daniel Marley. And I know, you connected with Reverend Michael Beckwith recently and I’ve seen you with so many people just spreading awareness about hemp.
And I wanna thank you so much for everything you’re doing, man. It’s really, really a blessing and a gift to have someone that’s so enthusiastic, and out there spreading the knowledge and the wisdom about this powerful planet. So thank you!
Oh yeah, it’s my pleasure. It’s kind of, you know, our obligation once you know the truth to to not hold back from giving advice and spreading the love and so that people can’t be in denial.
And hemp is a great way to spark people’s attention to the fact that there’s things like people being taken advantage in certain ways, and hemp is a great way to get us to recognize other things as well.
So it’s a good way to start a conversation and meet people and create depth and a relationship right off the bat.
And people all resonate from who I’ve talked to with hemp so much that when I meet people, all of a sudden they feel like they’re my best bud, and they hold a strong feeling about hemp.
So there’s a lot of enthusiasm and that’s kind of what has driven me over the years is through people’s enthusiasm and encouraging me to keep doing what I’m doing so, yeah.
Well, since today’s topic is the history of hemp, I wanted to ask you, what are some of the most pinnacle moments in hemp history, or I would say in the history of the world where hemp was a part of, the progression of humanity and, expanding our technologies or what have you… or what’s your favorite hemp history moment?
Okay. Well something that I was really drawn towards is a lot of spiritual practices and teachings.
And when I looked into more about Christianity and where it derived from and some stuff about that, I kind of saw how hemp could tie into a lot of these spiritual practices.
And when I found out about how it ties into the Christian faith, I was really blown away.
A lot of people don’t know this, but in the Christian faith, originally the Gnostic Christians were using hemp as a wholly anointing oil for their baptism purposes. And it also was one of the major ingredients in their like six to nine pounds of medicine. So in my mind, I think that back then they were using the leaves and the oils and seeds, but it’s hard to tell what they were actually using.
But the word is traced back in a, the Hebrew, first Hebrew Bible to being KaNeH BoSeM. Which is pretty fascinating because all the Christians who, who became Christians would have to get baptized with this oil and they’d have to put it on everything.
And it had like olive oil, myrh, cinnamon leaf and and this KaNeH BoSeM. And what’s cool is to be a Christian you have to be anointed with that because the Christian, the actual Latin word I found out refers to the anointed ones and Christ took the title the Anointed one for the Messiah.
And so a lot of people don’t really know how that word came about, but it happens to be referenced to this holy anointing oil.
This verse in Exodus 30: 23, you guys can check it out and most Bibles actually don’t use the word KaNeH BoSeM, the original word, they used fragrant cane, or this word calamus.
The word got mistranslated a while back when the inquisition happened. They were doing away with a lot of the gnostic principles and practices and kind of got pushed under the rug. And the funny thing I think is that the word anti-Christ, those opposed to the anointed one or anointed ones.
So the thing that we’re dealing with today is the same thing they were dealing with back then is preserving their freedoms and their peace of mind through spiritual practices.
And it’s amazing to see how hemp was a major part of that. And bringing people together to give them confidence to stand up to the Pharaohs of the kings and and feeling like they had their own God.
They weren’t gonna look up to this God that was present to them.
So for the skeptics out there and people that are wanting to know, you know, the documentation or what, what would be a good source for people to validate and confirm this history? Do you know any books or references or, you know maybe, religious texts or, or any source where people could go?
Cuz I, I know you know Chris Conrad and Rowan Robinson and Jack Herer are all major hemp historians and they’ve they’ve collected a lot of this information. Do you have a reference that people could go to, to, you know, validate these claims? Cause you know, a lot of Christians, they’ve been taught to fear and you know, to avoid hemp at all costs.
And so you know, now this could be opening up a whole new door for people. Where could they go to validate and confirm these claims? Okay, well there’s this girl named Vera Rubin, I believe her name was, and she was hired to do anthropology studies and track the, root words of how cannabis like actually.
Came from the doggon tribe from Mali, west Africa and to basically see how it was transferred from tribe to tribe, to, to different religions and different cultures and how the names were changed and kept the, the root kind of word. But the book that I would recommend is called Cannabis and the Soma Solution, and it’s by gentleman named Chris Bennett outta Canada.
He’s very active, in documenting history on YouTube. He has a lot of videos talking about the history of hemp and his book is amazing on documenting it. And I believe he is working on a documentary where he is going to some of the historical hemp spots around the world, and he’s definitely someone to tap into for his hemp resources.
And there’s a lot of references about religious practices and how it tied with hemp and a whole gamut of information that I think everyone would benefit. Amen. Thank you, Eric.
We are broadcasting from Southern California and we’re just so thankful for, for the opportunity to share with you the knowledge and the wisdom and the power of this God given miraculous plants.
What I want to do is have you share with people the most important thing that they can do on a daily basis to expand and rapidly increase the knowledge, the awareness about hemp around the planet.
What can one person do on a daily basis to make that happen? All right. Well, I believe if we’re being the change we wish to see with our world changing the, the little world that we’re creating for ourself, that it’s gonna be a great ripple effect around the world. And so information is 90% of a battle.
So if we can just keep informing one person to another person and getting everyone in our team, our family, our communities many hands make light work.
So we’re up against kind of a, a force that’s trying to, you know, belittle us, to make us feel like we’re not empowered with this, you know, ability to take on what we’re up against.
And so if we are, if we have numbers, we’re gonna be able to get people to Kind of pick up on it. People that we’re interested will see that we’re into it by wearing clothes.
And one of the things I’m really wanting to work at is getting people’s art on a hemp paper, really amazing artists musicians and team up with people that have amazing talents so that all their followers and people will know about hemp and how their supporters in HempAware.
Being an example, a living art piece, and showing people an enthusiastic way to get them more excited about hemp. So they’re telling people and sparking conversations with random people, connecting with artists, musicians different leaders around the world to let them know.
And, so that’s one of our projects, that’s one of our missions is, to get as many people on board with hemp so that we can create a paradigm shift on this planet so that we can have food, shelter, clothing and so much more with this incredible God-given plant.
We love and appreciate every single one of you. Thank you so much for listening.
This is HempAware Radio and we will be back next week for another episode of HempAware Radio.
Thank you so much, Eric for being on the line today and we’re right. Thanks Tyler.
All right, brothers and sisters, we’ll talk to you all soon. Much love. Blessings