The Wonders and Pragmatism of Hemp



from Conscious Life Expo 2013, The Visionary Conference

“Why use up the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in the annual growth of the hemp fields?”
-Henry Ford of Ford Motor Company


Industrial hemp is a cultivated, low-THC variety of Cannabis. It is grown for its seeds, oil and fiber.


Join this panel of Hemp experts and activists for a lively discussion about Hemp as a truly a wonder plant. There are over 25,000 confirmed uses for hemp that include clothing, paper, plastic alternatives, building materials, nutrition and much more. Hemp seed contains more essential fatty acids than any other source, is high in B-vitamins and is second only to soybeans in complete protein. Hemp produces more pulp per acre than timber on a sustainable basis, and can be used for every quality of paper. The hydrocarbons in hemp can be processed into a wide range of biomass energy sources, from fuel pellets to liquid fuels and gas. Ford, GM, Chrysler, Saturn, BMW, Honda, and Mercedes are currently using hemp composite door panels, trunks, head-liners. Amendment 64 just passed, allowing for the cultivation of industrial hemp in Colorado. Farming industrial hemp in the US will provide manufacturing jobs, expand green initiatives, and provide our struggling agriculture industry with a cash crop that can be grown across the country.


Steve Levine (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) currently serves on the Board of Directors of both the Hemp Industries Association ( and Vote Hemp ( He also is working with the 4th annual Hemp History Week national campaign June 3-9, 2013. (


John Trudell is the creator of Hempstead Project Heart (Hemp Energies Alternative Resource Technologies) with Willie Nelson. Hempstead Project Heart is an attitude about creating awareness of the many uses of hemp as way of establishing a green economy in America. Please visit


John W. Roulac is the founder and CEO of Nutiva®, the world’s leading brand of organic hemp foods and coconut oil. John is author of four books on hemp. In 2001, he successfully sued the U.S. DEA to keep hemp foods legal. Founder of, he published six books and reports on hemp and founded four nonprofit ecological groups.

Albert Guadan of Hemp Technologies handles business development and sales in Sacramento, California, helping to educate the community in using Industrial Hemp and Lime materials, as well as our other natural, sustainable products. Well versed in current affairs, world policy and economics.


Lawrence Serbin has been in the hemp industry for 23 years. He is the President and Owner of Hemp Traders, the countries largest supplier of hemp fiber products such as textiles, twine, yarn, and rope. He is also the Vice President of the Hemp Industries Association


Running Time: 115 min