"Let Not Mankind Bogart Love"
from Hemp News
Country music legend has long been a supporter of ending cannabis prohibition.
By Bonnie King, Salem-News.com
(SALEM, Ore.) - The Oregon Cannabis Tax Act (OCTA 2012) has been gaining momentum as the time grows closer to the deadline for signatures to be submitted to the State, but nothing compares to the recent endorsement by the legendary country music star Willie Nelson.
"I am very honored that Willie has given his full endorsement for OCTA 2012," said Paul Stanford, author of the bill. "While he was prepping for his show at the new Performing Arts Center in Las Vegas, he took the time to cut a 30-second ad for the campaign which will be appearing everywhere possible in the coming days and weeks." (See Video above)
"Willie and I met back in 1990 and he has been a supporter of our efforts here in Oregon for a long time."
Willie Nelson and the late Gatewood Galbraith went on a well known historic road trip in the early 1990s. The group drove Galbraith's biodiesel–fueled red Mercedes Benz across Kentucky, spreading the word about the future of the biodiesel industry. Stanford followed them in a caravan of 20+ cars, CNN and other TV News crews in tow, from Lexington, to Frankfort, the state capitol, and on to a benefit concert Willie did for Gatewood's first gubernatorial bid in Louisville.
By Jay, Willie Nelson Peace Research Institute Staff Writer
Art Bell and Willie Nelson talk about hemp cannabis marijuana in this clip no longer available on the original Coast to Coast site. In this clip from Friday May 9th, 1997, country music legend Willie Nelson chats with Art Bell about the state of hemp criminalization. You may find it surprising how little has changed in the last dozen years.
While several states now allow medical marijuana and thousands of people have been able to emerge from under the dark cloud of criminalization, millions more still fear for their freedom because they enjoy the benefits of this herb superb. The country as a whole still suffers under the unnecessary burdens of the expensive and ineffectual War On Drugs while being denied the financial benefits of this valuable commercial crop.
Kentucky: 2011 Gubernatorial Candidate Gatewood Galbraith Gains Grassroots Momentum With Willie Nelson EndorsementSubmitted by restore on Sat, 01/15/2011 - 23:57
"Together we can restore Kentucky to prosperity." Gatewood Galbraith/Dea Riley 2011
By Michael Bachara, Hemp News Correspondent
United we stand, divided we fall: Bluegrass State, if you are tired of all the negative political rhetoric taking place in the capitol in Frankfort between both Democrats and Republicans, vote Gatewood/Riley in 2011!
Willie Nelson, creator and spokesperson of the newly formed Tea Pot Party, officially announced the group’s first endorsement for a U.S. political race: Independent candidates Gatewood Galbraith and Dea Riley for Governor and Lt. Governor of Kentucky. It is a move sure to shake up the status quo and the Galbraith/Riley ticket would be a fresh beginning for a state aiming to achieve greater economic results. Currently Kentucky’s unemployment rate is at an all time high, their poverty ranking has increasing from 15.4 to 17.3 percent over the past eight years under both a Republican and Democrat administration, marking them as the fifth poorest state in our nation.
"I am a longtime friend of Gatewood Galbraith. We crossed Kentucky in a car that ran on hemp fuel one time when he ran for governor. I think the teapot party should back him this time. He is a good man and will do a good job," proclaimed Nelson.
By Jay, Willie Nelson PRI
The backroom deals, disinformation and political slight-of-hand that ushered in the era of cannabis hemp marijuana criminalization has been fully revealed as a fraud perpetrated upon the United States population. The falsehoods stand bare and truly show that The Emperor Wears No Clothes.
The Emperor Wears No Clothes, backed by H.E.M.P. (America), Hanf Haus (Germany), Sensi Seeds/Hash Marijuana Museum (Netherlands), and T.H.C., the Texas Hemp Campaign (America), offers $100,000 to anyone who can disprove the claims made within. To quote the back cover:
If all fossil fuels and their derivatives, as well as trees for paper and construction were banned in order to save the planet, reverse the Greenhouse Effect and stop deforestation; then there is only one known annually renewable natural resource that is capable of providing the overall majority of the world’s paper and textiles; meet all of the world’s transportation, industrial and home energy needs, while simultaneously reducing pollution, rebuilding the soil, and cleaning the atmosphere all at the same time… and that substance is — the same one that did it all before — Cannabis Hemp… Marijuana!
Video showing Farm Aid's press event from the 2009 concert in Maryland Heights, Missouri on October 4, 2009.
Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, and Rhonda Perry (of the Missouri Rural Crisis Center) all talk about Farm Aid's actions in the past and the current hope for positive change to keep family farmers on their land.
Neil Young & Willie Nelson - Home Grown Farm Aid 2009
A Peaceful Solution written by Willie & Amy Nelson on April 29th, 2007 at 3:03am on the bus in California, on the way to Coachella.
Amy’s video takes us from New York to Carl’s Corner, TX where her Dad, Willie Nelson, meets with local farmers to discuss Biodiesel crops on April 25th, 2007. Amy suggests in her video that Biodiesel represents a peaceful solution for sustainability.
Sustainability offers a peaceful solution to end war for oil and protect our environment.
Sustainability offers the means to provide for the needs of the community without damaging the ability of future generations to provide for their own needs.
Sustainability guarantees that the process, although implemented continuously, will not injure the environment in any way or pass on high costs to anyone participating.
There is a peaceful solution. It’s called a peace revolution.
Now let’s take back America.
There’s a war and we’re in it, but I know we can win it.
So let’s take back America.
It’s a dream, so believe it.
United States: Economic Stimulus - Biodiesels as Giveaways Could Build Community, Consumer AwarenessSubmitted by restore on Fri, 12/19/2008 - 00:34
Big 3 Buyout - Eat your heart out, America, our government is back in control.