2000: Exposing hemp to millions on CNN

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Celebrating Hemp History Month [Last in a Series] – Do you remember the day after the Gore v Bush election, November 8, 2000? Everyone went to bed the night before unsure who won, and millions went to CNN.com the next morning to see the lead food feature that morning was a story written by HempNut Inc.’s late PR professional, Maria Jekic. Much of the publicity we got back then was thanks to her and colleague Pamela Stewart.

She wrote literally every word about HempNut brand shelled hempseed, and CNN.com ran it all, including three recipes. For millions of people around the world, it may have been their first inkling that hemp could be food, even if we wouldn’t know who would be President for another few months. – RR

This series courtesy of the Richard Rose Report

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