This 1989 video (shown on right), produced by Jack Herer's political action group H.E.M.P. (Help Eliminate Marijuana Prohibition), showcases Hemp For Victory, a 1942 film produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in which American farmers are encouraged to grow hemp for the war effort.
Activist Jack Herer outlines the U.S. government's long denial and recent confirmation of the existence of the film.
The video also contains short excerpt from the 1936 anti-marijuana film, Reefer Madness, which is followed by a denunciation from Herer.
Footage archived by the Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH).
Music: "The Triumph of Neptune - Ballet Suite (excerpts) (1937 Remastered Version): Schottische" by Robert Alva/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Thomas Beecham (Google Play • AmazonMP3)
Written by Roger Lothamer
This Video Tells Jack's Story & The Hemp Prohibitionists
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Below is a modern hemp house to model.
The House That Jack Built
The House That Jack Built is an industrial hemp project to research and build a hempcrete house in Eugene Oregon.
Named in honor of Jack Herer, the author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes, and who lived and died in Eugene Oregon, this project aims at building a hemp research center made of hemp, which would also be a hemp museum with educational displays and hemp products.
To begin with hempcrete manufacturing and construction, we will secure the land to grow industrial hemp, and build a hempcrete house from the harvested hemp to be the research center.
We see this as the start of creating a local community resource for actually becoming green sustainable. Hemp is the main resource to offset carbon in the ozone. Just by growing, the plants eat carbon, and when hemp is made into hempcrete it locks the carbon so it does not emit into the air.
Plus, hemp can be used for the floors, ceilings, insulation, roofing and generating energy—as well as home furnishings like rugs, carpets, furniture, drapes and curtains, sinks and bath tubs, sealants and finishes, paints and glues—almost everything needed to live in a home.
Building with hemp is the first manufacturing process that is essential to healing the environment. Actually, we must stop using tree-wood, petroleum, coal-driven steel (Washington State University studies showed hemp pressed-board has the tinsel strength of steel), all fossil fuels—and anything causing the carbon problem.
So, the first step to stopping dependence on those polluting building models, is to create alternative resources to replace them. Hempcrete is the answer for building huge warehouses and convention centers, as well as whole shopping centers and factories, homes, and apartment buildings.
Eugene Industrial Hemp and Capitol Seed are launching a campaign to raise the funds to manifest this into reality. We are in the process of creating our business plan, and are contacting the state universities and the state Agricultural department. We are putting together an Advisory Board to help in the process, and we are looking for volunteers to facilitate the implementation. Join us in this adventure and contribute money, resources, time and energy.
The House That Jack Built will have a special and prominent sign with engraved plaques on it, thanking all those who donated funds or resources to actually get it built. We are looking for sponsors as well, especially businesses that want to manufacture hempcrete products and build hempcrete homes.
We seek media personalities and benefactors to promote our plan to work with Habitat For Humanity and build hempcrete houses for the homeless--while teaching them the growing, manufacturing, and building techniques. We will create small models of The House That Jack Built made of hempcrete, and give them to donors who can contribute, as an award acknowledging our appreciation.
Hemp can save our environment, our economy, and our world. It has been proven that Hemp is the #1 sustainable, and annually renewable, natural resource on the planet. The House That Jack Built is the seed project we all plant to grow, and reap a healthy harvest as the fruit of our labors. Put your energy into the action and join us.
Respectfully seeking your reply,
Roger Lothamer & Donnie Harbick
Chief Facilitators of Capitol Seed and Eugene Industrial Hemp
We are asking Oregon Cannabis/Hemp Farmers to contribute decorticated hemp stalks to chip up for the hempcrete, please help if you can. Give us a call or send email to arrange it.
Grow some hemp for The House That Jack Built!
Jack Herer was the 1st to say, "Let My People Grow!!!"