Date 09-25-90 (1008) Number 864 The Rasta Think Tank To ALL Refer# NONE Subj Hemp for Vict

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============================================================================== Date: 09-25-90 (10:08) Number: 864 The Rasta Think Tank To: ALL Refer#: NONE From: SKOSCH PENROSE Read: NO Subj: Hemp for Victory Conf: (28) Drugs ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Letter from "HEMP (Help Eliminate Marijuana Prohibition) H.E.M.P. 5632 Van Nuys #210, Van Nuys, CA 91401 (818) 377-5886 Dear Friend, For the last fifteen years, the United States Department of Agriculture's 1942 film, "Hemp For Victory", was given to every facet of the,media (newspapers, magazines, TV, etc.) by the California Marijuana Initiative, the Oregon Marijuana Initiative, NORML, etc., as part of our proof of hemp's history and the incredible potential for mass-producing hemp by harvesting it mechanically (see "Popular Mechanics" Feb. 1938 article, "New Billion DOllar Crop", enclosed). And for the last fifteen years the USDA, its library, and the Library of Congress have told or written the media and all other interested parties (e.g., see enclosed letter to Jim Evans) that no such movie was *ever* made by the USDA or any branch of the US government. In May of 1989, Maria Farrow, Carl Packard, and myself, Jack Herer, were in Washington D.C., going through the Library of Congress' motion picture and filmstrips records, and the records at the USDA library at Bettsville, Maryland. After being told by their librarians that it simply couldn't have disappeared form the card catalogs, files and electronic searches of all our major libraries if the US government had indeed made it, we looked until we were beat, and we quit. Then we decided to try once more at the Library of Congress. We asked for the film catalogs of thirty to fourty years ago, and after all those government searches denying its existence, we found it! (See enclosed certification from the Library of Congress) We donated two VHS copies of "HFV" into the Library of Congress, and they were accpeted on May 19, 1989. Jack Herer. (Copies of supporting documents may be found on page 102 of: "The Emperor Wears No Cloths: The Authoritative Historical Record of the Cannabis Plant, Hemp Prohibition, and How Marijuana Can Still Save the World." by Jack Herer. 1990 Edition, HEMP/Queen of Clubs Publishing Skosch Penrose --- EZ 1.33 #197 Only the working class can change society.


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