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“Hemp Bound is the best book of the year…Doug Fine has created a blueprint for the America of the future.”
Since Hemp Bound was published just three weeks ago, four more states have legalized hemp cultivation. And not just those you might call the usual suspect states: we’re talkin’ Nebraska, Indiana, South Carolina and Tennessee. This on top of federal authorization of hemp research in this year’s Farm Bill. Heck, the DEA just turned over 286 pounds of hemp seed to Kentucky farmers. When did all this good governing start happening?
Hemp Bound proposes, through two years of worldwide field research, that these developments are important for humanity. If you agree, to spread the message to your peeps and keep the momentum going, please join a big one day rankings push.
Simply order your (or your third, or your colleague/boss/employee/aunt’s) copy of Hemp Bound any time today (Thursday) by clicking here. Or go to: http://amzn.to/1oefJsZ
(For people who like to support indie bookstores, so do I. This is to send a message that hemp is here to stay. Thanks for the indulgence.)
As a father who’d like to bequeath a livable climate, I send this Dispatch with massive thanks. In addition to hoping you’ll spread this missive far and wide by all media known (from Facebook to the platforms too hip for me to know about yet), one other request: while on Amazon please write lots of five star comments.
Now, I often miss these kind of one-day pushes and wonder, “Um. It’s Saturday. Should I still order it?” I checked, and the answer is, “Yes.”
On the live event side of things, at http://dougfine.com/events you can check out where the Hemp Bound live event, with its playbook for reviving the hemp economy, is coming to your community. At every one of the dozen tour stops so far, some entrepreneurs, farmers or processors have approached me about bringing the tri-cropping ideas expressed in Hemp Bound into the real world economy. (Tri-cropping, you’ll see in the book, is utilizing one hemp harvest for three applications: seed oil, fiber and energy.)
One of these events (complete with slide show, a 1735 hemp bound book an audience member brought, and my tales of taking a hemp-powered limo ride) was taped by C-Span. The first airing is at: http://www.c-span.org/video/?318921-1/book-discussion-hemp-bound
Even I can’t believe this is all really happening. Not to this extent. Not this fast. How did it go from the dream of my college roommate with the lava lamp to federal policy? I’m just grateful. So are American farmers. One hemp pioneer I followed in the book, Ryan Loflin, is clear about what hemp’s return means.
“It takes half the water that wheat does,” the 41-year-old Coloradan told me, scooping up a handful of drought-scarred soil so parched and sandy it evoked the Sahara. “And provides four times the income. Hemp is going to revive farming families in the climate change era.”
Also excited are my own Funky Butte Ranch goats, as you can see in the photo below: they’ll be getting homegrown hemp seed feed very soon, as will I.
-Doug Fine, Funky Butte Ranch, NM
P.S. I don’t even know what to say about this one except thanks to the one and only Willie Nelson, one of my principal role models. Asked to support this Hemp Bound rankings effort, he just Tweeted: Best book o’the year! Launch #HempBound 2 #Top10 on @amazonbooks w/1day push 2day &revive #America thru laughter http://amzn.to/1oefJsZ