Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap CEO Has Hemp Protest Cut Short By Police With Chainsaw

David Bronner had been camped out in a steel cage in front of Lafayette Park for almost three hours before a truck full of firemen came to remove him forcibly with a chainsaw.

The long-haired president of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, a top-selling natural soap chain based in Escondido, Calif., was holding court in an 64-square-foot cage to draw attention to the federal prohibition on growing industrial hemp, a policy which fails to distinguish between oilseed and fiber varieties of cannabis. Read more

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