In late 1993 farmer Joe Strobel and engineer Geof Kime, formed Hempline, Inc., and applied to the Canadian federal government for a license to grow industrial grade cannabis sativa. Until this point no Canadian farmer had grown hemp for fibre -legally or illegally- for several decades. This is Joe Strobel's description of how the application process went and the result of the planting. The following is an only slightly-edited speech by Tillsonburg farmer Joe Strobel to the Canadian Hemp Association Toronto seminar in early September 1994. -Ed
Events in Cannabis History from September to November, 1994.
The Church of the Universe is a religious group centered in Ontario that considers cannabis to be the tree of life and therefore a sacrament. They are involved in a number of legal battles stemming from this belief. On July 17th, Brother Daniel Morgan, a member of the Church of the Universe, was found murdered in his home -Ed
It's December 31st, 1994, and an incredible year for me at HEMP BC comes to an end. 1995 heralds a very ambitious program, but first, a reflection back...