We received the December
issue. Congratulations on another fine journal.
Early this year, an Australian company was under serious legal threat for importing sterilized hemp seeds to use in food production.
I referred them to one of your articles which showed that hemp seeds contain no THC, and it proved to be a factor of some importance in the decision to drop the charges against them!
Keep up the good work!
Roseworthy Hemp Information Network
I was impressed by the
variety of contents in the IHA information package, which I received in mid-August of
1996. Several items were new to me, and the selection of color slides was
spectacular! After going over the check list, however, I noticed something missing;
a sample of 'hemp stone', which was described as a small, rust red or black square.
After a call to the IHA, I was assured that the hemp stone had been enclosed. I was also informed that this material was in short supply, and that its omission was unlikely. I considered the possibility that my missing piece of hemp stone may have, to the untrained eye, resembled a piece of hashish. Since my package had already been inspected (i.e., opened) enroute, I petitioned Finnish customs to investigate this possibility. Their prompt response neither confirmed nor denied a hand in the matter, but only asked how much the missing item was worth. I responded with more forms, to indicate that an actual answer was more valuable to me than a quick payoff. Almost three months have passed without a response. Fortunately, "with a little help from my friends", I was able to eventually obtain samples of this 'suspicious' material.
J.C. Callaway, Ph.D.
Dept. of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of Kuopio
FIN-70211 Kuopio, Finland