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Looking for volunteers for a pro-hemp project December 24, 2005 7:43 AM

Hello hempsters,

Recently, I joined the team of "One Earth One Mission" ( www.oeom.org ) which is a major up and coming environmental organization. I am currently managing a hemp project for them.

Currently we are doing in-depth research for a magazine article on industrial hemp. I need a few good people to join my team and help with some research projects. Please let me know if you are good at research and interested in this project. Thanks so much guys

~natalie~

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Natalie, December 24, 2005 8:14 AM

What does the job require? I've always been interested in doing something pro-active in the hemp direction. I truly believe it can save the planet if we get the special interest lobby groups out of the US government. I'd be willing to devote a little time to the project if I can do it from the middle of Alaska. I'd LOVE to grow hemp for hemp oil and ethanol up here and make it a 'hemp oil' state instead of the crude oil state it is. I've read that if we used six percent of US land to grow hemp for that reason only, we'd completely eliminate our dependency on foriegn oil. With Exxon and other oil companies making record profits this year though, that'll happen when pigs fly, or when the people take back their government from the corporations, whichever comes first. Thanks for taking on this project! doris  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 December 24, 2005 8:31 AM

Doris,

What would be required is for you to be able to do thorough research on your time, from your home and/ or local library maybe.

I will give you some specific questions to research the answers for and you will send me the information that you find. It would have to be well referenced and come from a very legitimate source. We will have to have good communication but, it is a part-time, volunteer project that shouldn't interfere too much with your life.

The research will go toward the writing of an article for a new magazine for the environmentalist community.

If you are good at time management and research projects, then you'll be perfect. Let me know if you are still interested. Thanks so much

~natalie~

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Natalie December 27, 2005 6:05 PM

Since I am doing research as I write I might as well try to do some research for you so I can learn and pass it along.

This is what you need is articles put together to educate the public.  You need more media attention.

In a previous posting about activism you stated you passed out flyers.  What points did you have your flyers?  Where did you canvass?? 

I will help you on this issue but only on the hemp production.  We can get this Farming Act of 2005 passed but we need a national debate to get it out of "mud" or out of the judiciary committee.  You really do not have much time. 

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 December 27, 2005 9:50 PM

Scott,

I you would like to be a part of this but you will have to fill out an application with the organization and they ask that you that put in about ten hours a week. It would be great if you could help with this as you seem very passionate about it now and sound experienced in the research department. I am just not sure that you will want to since you have your other project to work on. Let me know if you are still interested though.

~natalie~

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 December 27, 2005 9:55 PM

By the way, in answer to your questions, my flyers were split into sections that gave brief details and facts about different aspects of hemp such as what it is, hemp in our history, hemp and the environment, hemp and our economy, why hemp is illegal, and suggested sites and books to donate to or learn more from. I live in a tourist, town so I would go to the board walks and events and pass them out to everyone and anyone. I also sold crafts at craft fairs and used the opportunity to talk to my customers about it. Especially when I sold hemp jewelry pieces

~natalie~

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Natalie December 28, 2005 5:11 AM

Natalie, I only wish I could help.  You are right I do have a lot on my plate and some weeks I will and some weeks I might not.  But if there was a way to get the information that would be great.  The congressional races are about to start in the Spring.  You need to get positive points separated to convince them.  Now for me to be convince I noticed the positive aspects about biofuel.  That how it convinced me. When out convincing people you need to see what interest them about hemp.  Do they like jewelry then why not try jewelry from hemp.  You need to get their interest and match with the benefits of hemp.

It seems you done a  lot of work and doing a good job.  Now posting it on many groups work for me and I noticed it worked for some others.  That is why we need it on TV or more in the newspaper.  We need the discussion on the "kitchen table."  Keep me update and I will try to get it as a topic on a campaign I work on.

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ill help July 11, 2006 6:32 AM

id love to help ,

Michael

message me

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Hi Natalie July 27, 2006 3:56 AM

I do a lot of work on my own time with the GM Free Ireland network - showing anti-GM films and doing protests and holding information stalls. My hubby and I are very interested in Hemp as a resource, especially as a fuel and as a building material. He reckons Hemp could save the world, if only the legislators would get out of its way. We are starting a college year in September at the Irish Organic Farming college, and would love our year project to be on Hemp farming. If you have information or flyers that you can share with us, please post it on this site. I would love to see a copy of any information you have, and if it is electronic form, we could print it out and distribute flyers here in Ireland too.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 January 16, 2007 10:35 PM

Natalie,

  I'm not sure what the parameters of your project are...I am definitely interested from a resource aspect...the possibilities are virtually infinite...I would love to be of some assistance...do you need technical synopsis and writing..those I'm good at...also I'm Very experienced from the Medicinal aspect...I've been growing it for 28 years...it has been my preferred Medicine for 41 years...I have a lot of experience on the illegality issue...which excludes me currently from legal cultivation of Hemp..a deplorable situation since I have a deep Spiritual bond with Shiva which goes back to Mexico in '66, Haight-Ashbury, and Nepal...The Greatful Dead...this is a worthy project to tackle to honor my Roots and Tops..

I have access to much information and medical Data as well and many friends active in NORML and on local community access cable TV here...Pot is a 3 billion dollar business just in Oregon...it's our biggest cash crop...I want to remove it from the Black Market...The laws created the Black Market and now the DEA depends on it...even feeds it...it's sick!

You are not going to find a more rabid Advocate than me, and if you do, I want to meet them...

Peace and Love...

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When U put it together January 25, 2007 9:16 AM

Natalie,
If you need to make your findings look good, my services as a graphic designer are at your disposal.
If there's one thing most "causes" forget is the marketing of the subject. So if you want to make an impression let me help you dress it up.
Rick T.
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