Forwarded for a friend: DEA needs a truck-sized clue

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Sat Oct 07 2000 - 04:22:21 MDT

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Subject: Fwd: Please oppose DEA's plan to ban hemp.
Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2000 20:40:06 -0700
From: Andrea van de Loo <>

Please oppose more inane control mania from the DEA. The web site is
efficient! With a few clicks you will have a letter of your choice sent
our representatives.
Thanks, Andrea

>October 5, 2000
>Dear Friend:
>Have you heard that the DEA is proposing to ban certain hemp products
>in the United States?
>If you've already heard enough, please visit
>right away to make your voice heard.
>The DEA and the drug czar claim that hemp products are "confounding
>our federal drug control testing program." They are claiming that the
>use of hemp products can cause people to test positive for marijuana,
>even if they have not used marijuana. This, the DEA argues, undermines
>the government's ability to hunt down marijuana users.
>Under the proposed ban, hemp products intended for human consumption,
>such as hemp seed cakes and nutritional supplements, would be illegal.
>The DEA is also threatening to ban personal-care hemp products -- such
>as hemp-based shampoos, soaps, lotions, and lip balm -- because they
>claim that hemp products that touch the skin might convey THC into the
>human system!
>Only hemp paper, clothing, rope, and animal feed (including birdseed)
>would still be legal, because the DEA expects that people will not eat
>these products.
>Please visit to send a letter opposing the
>DEA's new prohibition. (You can send one of six pre-written letters
>with just the click of a button.) If you act now, you can help prevent
>the proposed ban from taking effect. It will be difficult to reverse
>the regulation should it actually take effect, so it is important to
>act quickly.
>Thank you for your help on this important matter!
>Coalition to Save Hemp
>P.S. Would you please forward this e-mail message to your family and
> friends?

Andrea van de Loo <>
         Truth and Freedom

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