|ACTOR DENNIS WEAVER SPEAKS UP FOR INDUSTRIAL HEMP
Los Angeles, California
Dennis Weaver is a leader in the drive to legalize the growth of industrial hemp anywhere in the United States, and he is encouraging enactment of appropriate approval in California. He is supporting the Coalition for Agricultural and Industrial Renewal (C.A.I.R.) in its increasingly successful move to gain California acceptance for the crop.
Weaver recently returned to the United States from Canada (where industrial hemp farming is legal), having completed his co-starring role in "The Virginian," a feature which will be shown on TNT January 9.
As the president and founder of The Institute of Ecolonomics, Weaver is actively working to protect the environment worldwide, while strengthening the economy. In his opinion, growing industrial hemp is an Ecolonomic project which has countless beneficial applications.
Noted for an acting career in all media, and honored for such series as "McCloud" and "Gunsmoke," Weaver quotes from a resolution approved by the California State Assembly on September 10 which states:
"Industrial hemp can be easily distinguished from marijuana by
appearance, cultivation methods and chemical analysis because industrial
hemp is a non-intoxicating, benign form of the cannabis sativa plant that contains less
than 1% tetrahydrocannabinol, while marijuana contains 5 to 20 percent."
To contact Mr. Weaver, please telephone Julian Myers Public Relations,
at (310) 827-9089.