Hemp and the rule of law
A Documentary Film by Kevin Balling
Blending history with current events, "Hemp and the Rule of Law"
traces the crop’s legendary past in U.S. agriculture and chronicles the politically-charged debate to return the crop to American farmers.
Thirty-one countries including Canada, England and the European Union now grow hemp.
Although it has no psychoactive potential, hemp shares the same plant family as marijuana (cannabis).
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration makes no distinction between hemp and marijuana, and the United States remains the only industrialized country where farmers are not permitted to grow it.
"Hemp and the Rule of Law" addresses renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, national security, the War in Iraq, and examines hemp’s role in achieving a “green” industrial future.
Kevin Balling has been producing video and film in North Carolina for twenty five years. He is a two-time recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Regional Fellowship, and a two-time recipient of a North Carolina Fellowship for Video and Film.
His work has been funded through the Foundation for Independent Video and Film, The Beldon Fund, The Benton Foundation, The Kaltenborn Foundation, Greenpeace, and The Sierra Club to name a few. Kevin has been on the faculty of Appalachian State University since 1982.
Buy This DVD