HEMP BEER ON AIR FORCE ONE (fwd)

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Wed, 17 Feb 1999 11:26:50 -0500 (EST)


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Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 08:30:07 EST
From: Dana Beal <dana@cures-not-wars.org>
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Subject: HEMP BEER ON AIR FORCE ONE

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>XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX 02/16/99 22:05 UTC XXXXX
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>IN VIOLATION OF BAN, HEMP BEER SERVED ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE
>
>**Exclusive**
>
>The Hemp Revolution has hit the White House!
>
>Late Monday evening aboard Air Force One, stewards passed out HEMP
>GOLDEN
>BEER to the president, members of Congress and the press and other
>personnel.
>
>The move came just weeks after the Air Force banned the use of all
>products
>containing hemp oil -- including Hemp drinks!
>
>For any active-duty, Reserve and Air National Guard members, conviction
>for
>digesting Hemp products can bring two years in prison and a dishonorable
>discharge!
>
>HEMP GOLDEN BEER --  "smooth, mild, mellow herbal flavor" and "brewed
>with
>hemp seeds," according to the label -- was an instant hit with
>Washington
>insiders who have been stressed out over the year-long Lewinsky scandal.
>
>President Clinton was returning from Mexico when the hemp based drink
>was
>served.
>
>"The president tasted, but did not swallow," laughed one reporter aboard
>the
>plane.
>
>http://marijuananews.com   notes that FREDERICK BREWING CO. [NASDAQ:
>BLUE]
>has just introduced HEMP GOLD, a cream ale brewed with hemp seeds.  "The
>beer is smooth and mild - very, very drinkable," comments Steve Nordahl,
>FBC's VP of Brewing Operations.
>
>Passengers were mellowed out.  "Clinton lingered with members of
>Congress in
>the guest cabin. While the president signed pages of Air Force One
>stationery for one guest, others showed off to Clinton the T-shirts and
>other Mexican souvenirs they'd picked up," reported the ASSOCIATED PRESS
>in
>PM cycles.
>
>The White House Travel Office refused to comment if any passengers
>reported
>a bad case of the munchies after the trip.
>
>The Air Force One/HEMP GOLDEN BEER development comes just weeks after
>the
>Air Force banned the use of all products containing hemp oil.
>
>A sergeant beat a marijuana charge by claiming traces of the drug came
>from
>a cholesterol-lowering supplement.
>
>"We don't want people testing positive and jeopardizing their careers
>because they swallowed something they may have thought was healthy and
>good
>for them," said Lt. Col. Peter Durand of the Air Force Surgeon General's
>Office.
>
>Lt. Gen. Charles Roadman, Air Force surgeon general, issued the Hemp
>prohibition on January 22, 1999. It makes hemp oil use a violation of
>the
>Uniform Code of Military Justice's article 92, which prohibits personnel
>from disobeying direct orders or regulations. Conviction can bring two
>years
>in prison and a dishonorable discharge.
>
>"In the interest of military readiness and good order and discipline,
>active-duty, Reserve and Air National Guard members are now prohibited
>from
>consuming any products containing hemp seed oil," declared Lt. Col. Greg
>Girard of the Air Force judge advocate general's office in the Pentagon.
>
>"Most of these products are still expressly marketed and sold in health
>food
>stores," Durand said. "Service members need not be concerned that they
>are
>unwittingly ingesting hemp products in foods and drinks."
>
>Unless you're traveling aboard Air Force One.
>--
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