Hemp bio Diesel fueled Mercedes
3 months before 9-11 Lancaster County got to meet the mavericks & Lancaster Newspaper documented.
HempCar Journey Begins
Hemp Meeting GOT THE FARMERS INTERESTED
I met Kellie & Grayson
I was vending at the Washington DC NORML event selling Hempzels™ their team had converted a Mercedes Benz to run on hemp seed bio diesel fuel. It smelled like french fries, was noisy but didn't use typical gasoline. They had no idea where they were going to start so I suggested coming up to Hempland Township, they did it better and went to Henry Anslingers grave in Johnstown, Pa first than came to Lancaster, York and toward Philly, New York - 13,000 miles to prove a point.
From Activism to Common Sense- knowledge has helped change the laws.
Lancaster Press Conference
I met Steve Groff earlier at my Hemp Meeting with the farmers in Yoder's Restaurant. He was growing a similar plant "kenaf" - people would say some guy in southern Lancaster is growing hemp and we found out it was sun hemp. Years later Steve is now CEO of Hemp Innovators out of Holtwood, PA besides a Cover Crop Farming Guru.
I invited Les to provide a demo which he was happy to participate he is know Executive Director of Keystone Cannabis Coalition. .
Moments _ news - Action
Another wonderful way to show the true potential of the "New Billion Dollar Crop" as Popular Mechanics told us in 1939
More to be added - An additional information
Thanks again for Ronnie Harper for capturing a lot of this and the interview later.
Thursday May 31st 2001 - 3 months before 911 - Press Releases Sent Out
Working With Steve Groff
Steve & I met prior when I hosted the Hemp Meetings with the Lancaster Farmers earlier in the year. He embraced the idea that his farm would eventually be growing hemp, he is HEMP Innovator
Started in Virginia
Drove up to Johnston Pennsylvania to Henry Anslingers Grave
Over to Custom Blends and Mark Tucci's magic at his store
Up to Three Mile Island to get a picture with Hempfield Supervisor Michael Wagner and former Tobacco growing President Jane Balmer
Moving Forward towards Philadelphia
Up to New York City
Than to Massachuesett's and onwards 13,000 miles
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We don't need to re-invent the wheel to leave a great legacy for our children