Dr. Bronner's Head Arrested in White House Hemp Civil Disobedience Action

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Tue, 12 Jun 2012 12:04:32 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

David Borden at Stop the Drug War - David Bronner, the long-haired president of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap, locked himself in a cage in sight of the White House yesterday morning, and pressed hemp oil from hemp plants. The DC pigs arrested him, of course, which was his intent. Bravo!

Bronner said he was waging a "beer bet" with President Obama that the hemp plants are not marijuana and have no drug value. The plants were grown from Canadian hemp seed, and under Canadian regulations, hemp can have no more than 0.3% THC, meaning the plants have no use as a medicinal or recreational drug.

"The industrial hemp plants I am harvesting and processing into oil cannot produce a high of any kind, but according to the Obama administration I'm in possession of approximately 10 pounds of marijuana," said Bronner. "President Obama's US Attorney who handles drug cases in Washington, DC will not be able to prove my hemp has any more drug value than a poppy seed bagel. The Obama position on hemp is not science-based or good for the US economy. We've lobbied and campaigned for over a decade and feel abandoned by our president, who as an Illinois state legislator voted twice for hemp cultivation."

YouTube video from the Dr. Bronner's story on the protest shows Mr. Bronner in his cage processing hemp into oil, spreading it on bread, and eating it. Then it shows the fire department cutting him out of the cage and the pigs putting him into a cop car, in handcuffs.

From inside the cage in the back of the cop car: "Reefer madness shall be buried. American farmers will grow hemp again."

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