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Wow! Begins in 4 days.

After many fits and false starts, the time has finally come!

It comes after the death of my mother (expected) and my daughter (not expected). After ideas thought of and discarded. Ideas tried, pitched, then canned as not workable.

It comes after a documentary on the Milwaukee Mob was successfully made, a demo reel was created, and a short film that few will ever see… But this is finally it.

I have found a creative team I trust and can work with: my great writing editor Ms. Tharp, and the famous Jason Love (Video Cool Dude).  So thankful to have found them.

Kickstarting the Documentary

Some successes (the Mob film) others not (the short film that I will not name) have led me to the point that I can say that on 7/4/18 the Kickstarter will go live! (Note: there might be a delay with the holiday since Kickstarter has to give an OK , but we hope a delay will not happen).

This Kickstarter will, of course, be posted here as will all updates. The team and I are counting on you to help, if only by sharing it with others.

I picked Independence Day to start the Kickstarter for I strongly feel that  industrial hemp will help many small farmers stay farming and stay independent of Big Corn (but that’s another topic all together).

Other News and Ponderings

What I found to be crazy is that someone I thought, due to her faith, would not like the project has been VERY helpful! Whereas another individual, who, I assumed, would, if not be interested, at least be able to help me to understand more regarding the human cost of the War on Drugs, has instead gone all Reefer Madness on the idea of legal cannabis and hemp. Its crazy! Then again, there’s a lot of money to be made by backing the War on Drugs… Disappointing and surprising, to say the least. But not discouraging as we still have plenty of great people on our side!

On other news: Ms. Tharp has picked up a full-time gig, so she might be delayed coming by here to fix up the posts on the blog — you have been warned!

In conclusion: Get ready for July the 4th!

It’s Go Time!! Let’s do this!

My Editor

Hello again, Everyone!

It’s time you met another important member of my team: my esteemed editor. Her name is Lauren Tharp. (The lovely girl on the left).

Lauren is a multiple award-winning freelance writer, and the owner of LittleZotz Writing. She’s been the Head Editor for several publications, and we’re lucky to have her as the editor for The Great Hemp Tour blog.

Why Lauren is the Best in the Biz

I first met Lauren in 2012, and we spent the end of the world (Dec. 21, 2012) talking to each other on my podcast. It wasn’t long after that we became close friends, and have been ever since. She’s one of my favorite people in the entire world — and a professional I greatly admire.

Of course, it didn’t take Lauren long to realize that, as good as I am at talking, I suck at writing. No spell check in the world could catch all of my mistakes! And that, of course, was a hindrance when it came to communicating on this blog (and any of my other blogs!).

When I could afford to, I hired Lauren on retainer and she’s been my editor ever since. And she does a fantastic job! (Trust me: if she wasn’t around to catch all of my various errors, this blog would be nearly unreadable!).

She’s quick, efficient, affordable, and doesn’t tease me too hard when I make dopey mistakes. She’s a pleasure to work with, and I plan to utilize her skills even further when we start producing written materials (e-books, etc.) for The Great Hemp Tour.

If you’re looking to hire a freelance writer or editor to make your blog posts perfection, head over to Lauren’s site and have a look around. She gives free mini consultations/price quotes! (You can also hire her as a mentor if you prefer to learn how to do things yourself).

Glad to have you on the team, Lauren!

Forward into the fog!


I have great news! Lauren Tharp, who owns LittleZotz Writing, has joined the effort of The Great Hemp Tour as an editor!

She has agreed to help by editing some of my writing.

This will help improve the postings here as well help me do a better job of my own in the future from learning from her.

I am thankful for her help with the Great Hemp Tour!

If you like to know more about her and I hope you do go to http://laurentharp.net/