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Group Hopes To Spur State Hemp Industry

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RIPON -- A group promoting the rebirth of the hemp industry in Wisconsin will meet this week in Ripon.

The advocacy organization, Wisconsin Hemp Order, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Little White Schoolhouse on Blackburn Street in Ripon.

The meeting takes place on the 90th anniversary date of the founding by regional hemp growers and processors of the Wisconsin Hemp Order in Ripon.

While the last American hemp mill in Brandon closed in 1957, the area is still ripe to be the center of a revived hemp industry once legal impediments are removed, according to a press release from the Wisconsin Hemp Order.

The keynote address Thursday will be delivered by David P. West, the last holder of a government permit for hemp research.

More information is available by contacting Order Secretary Ben Masel at ( 608 ) 442-8830 or bmasel@tds.net or West at davewest@gametec.com.

Pubdate: Wed, 17 Oct 2007
Source: Reporter, The (Fond du Lac, WI)
Copyright: 2007 Gannett Wisconsin Newspapers
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