010: Hemp’s Hardy, Hidden History


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Oregon HempWork’s Benjamin Christensen watched Fight Club years ago, and after being inspired by its iconic logo, a novel new hemp soap product was born. As years passed and his collection grew, Ben has now become regarded in the Pacific Northwest as one of the foremost experts regarding the cultivation, history, and versatility of the hemp plant. Ben shares a snapshot of how processing is coming online in Oregon, and Brielle and Alex pepper him with questions about hemp and marvel at how—in a parallel universe—hemp could be easily found in your pantry, your wardrobe, your bookcase, and even your garage.

Bonus: Check out the 1942 U.S. war propaganda film “Hemp for Victory,” which the government insisted didn’t exist until intrepid Oregonian Jack Herer found a copy in a forgotten archive somewhere.

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