Candy Bar to Fuel North Dakota Hemp Lawsuit

Canadian company to donate profits from special edition product.

Ruth's Hemp Foods has introduced a special edition hemp snack bar to promote support of Vote Hemp.

Vote Hemp, a Washington, DC-based industrial hemp advocacy group, is funding the legal costs of two North Dakota farmers, Dave Monson and Wayne Hauge, in the farmers' lawsuit against the US Drug Enforcement Agency.

100 percent of all profits from the first three months' sale of the Vote Hemp Bar will go directly to Vote Hemp. Thereafter, 20 percent of the bar's profits will be donated to Vote Hemp for the entire life of the bar.

Ruth Shamai, president of Ruth's Hemp Foods, helped legalize industrial hemp production in Canada in 1998.

"The United States government should get past all the drug association rhetoric and take a clear-eyed look at low-THC industrial hemp for its many valuable assets, including it being a healthy, nutrient-dense food," she says. "And, as a bonus, it is a very low-impact, environmentally-friendly crop."

Ruth says that industrial hemp has important to many nations, including the U.S. Colonial America had mandatory hemp farming; U.S. Presidents Washington and Jefferson both grew hemp; the first U.S. flag was sewn from hemp canvas; and, the first two drafts of the US Declaration of Independence were written on hemp paper, she says.

Source: Vote Hemp

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