RIP Steve Levine: Once Arrested for Planting Hemp Seeds on DEA Lawn


Celeb Stoner report.. Longtime hemp activist Steve Levine has passed away. Levine was former president of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and a board member of Vote Hemp. Levine lived in Carpinteria in Santa Barbara County, CA. He was in his mid-70s. The cause of death is unknown. In 2011, Levine was arrested along with five others after they planted hemp seeds on the lawn at the DEA headquarters in Arlington, VA. According to a Vote Hemp press release, “The six protesters planted hemp seeds with ceremonial chrome shovels engraved with: Hemp Planting Oct. 2009 ~ DEA Headquarters ~ American Farmers Shall Grow Hemp Again, Reefer Madness Will Be Buried.” Featured in the 2007 documentary The Union: The Business of Getting High, Levine said about his favorite plant, hemp: “It opens a whole new market on every level. The fiber itself is the strongest natural fiber in the world. Hemp is an excellent source for biofuel. It’s the highest quality paper there is, it’s archival quality. Hemp paper that you find in museums that’s hundreds of years old haven’t even yellowed. To supplement the wood, we could solve the deforestation problem Read more at

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