Hemp Timeline

Jack Herer publishes “The Emperor Wears No Clothes”

June 1, 1985

Jack Herer publishes “The Emperor Wears No Clothes”

The Emperor Wears No Clothes is a non-fiction book about the history of cannabis hemp written by Jack Herer. Starting in 1973, the story begins when Herer takes the advice of his friend, “Captain” Ed Adair, and begins compiling tidbits of information about the Cannabis plant and its numerous uses, including as hemp and as a drug. After a dozen years of collecting and compiling historical data, Herer first published his work as The Emperor Wears No Clothes, in 1985. Herer believed that hemp could save the planet promoted his vision and the end of Cannabis prohibition. 

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Vote Hemp founded

May 4, 2000

Vote Hemp was founded in 2000 by members of the hemp industry including David Bronner, Erik Rothenberg, Eric Steenstra, Lloyd Hart and Eric Lineback with the goal of brining back hemp farming in the U.S.

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DEA publishes rules purporting to make hemp foods illegal

October 9, 2001

DEA publishes rules purporting to make hemp foods illegal

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published 3 rules in the Federal Register purporting to “clarify the status of hemp.” These ill conceived rules were an attempt to ban legal hemp foods. Vote Hemp board members David Bronner, Eric Steenstra and Patrick Goggin lead an effort to file a lawsuit and injunction…

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Vote Hemp helps to draft first federal Industrial Hemp Farming Act

June 22, 2005

Vote Hemp helps to draft first federal Industrial Hemp Farming Act

Vote Hemp works with Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) to draft the first modern federal hemp legislation, The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2005 (H.R. 3037).

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