1996: Hempsters consult with the Navajo Nation

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Celebrating Hemp History Month – In September 1996 a few hempsters were asked to go to Window Rock in the Navajo Nation. Woody Harrelson, Chris Boucher, Michael Myers, Jim Robinson and I traveled there for 3 days, on our dime and at Christie Bohling and Patrick Lange’s request, to consult on Hemp with the Navajo Nation administrators and a Judge. They had irrigated land and a closed particle board plant up north.

When I first met Woody I said to him before the introduction “aren’t you Brett’s brother?” Brett Harrelson was an infamous motorcycle racer in California. I showed Woody my raw Hempeh Burger in a package and being a raw foodie at the time he quickly opened and ate it right then and there.

On the drive back from Window Rock to Albuquerque airport, I smoked a fatty of the hemp flower fines at the bottom of the bag of seed given to the Navajo, to empirically test whether hemp could get one high. It did not, but now I realize I got a bunch of CBD from it. – Richard Rose

This series courtesy of the Richard Rose Report

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