Why Hemp is Illegal



Hempstead Project Heart’s mission is to create awareness of the many benefits of hemp for the planet and people. Through collaborations, arts and music, we work to elevate public consciousness about hemp as a basis for a healthy green economy.

Hempstead Project Heart is a project of Earth Island Institute.

John Trudell is the co-founder of Hempstead Project Heart with Willie Nelson. We are dedicated to raising awareness about the environmental, social, and economic benefits of restoring industrial hemp in America.

Your support is needed to keep HPH active: Make a Donation and receive a FREE Hemp T-Shirt

We are a small grassroots organization that relies on donations from individuals like you to sustain our work. Please consider a gift to Hempstead Project Heart to help us raise funds for our 2015 budget.

Donate $30 or more and we’ll send you a beautiful hemp t-shirt that features the John Trudell message of “Think More, Believe Less” with original KNACKA artwork.

Your partnership will allow us to continue to spread knowledge about the many benefits of  hemp and provide tools to inspire the new hemp green economy in the USA. Please give generously.




“Our attitude is its time to create an alternative green economy built and designed around hemp. This is going to take an infusion of the energy of clear thinking, common sense and responsibility. We encourage people to look and see for themselves the history, facts, and realities of hemp as a renewable resource. We are asking that people consider re-establishing our ancestral relationship to hemp as a part of our living reality. Use this energy of the past as energy for the future. We encourage anyone interested in the hemp alternative to spread that interest around.” — John Trudell

Hempstead Project Heart collaborates and networks with a wide spectrum of groups, businesses and individuals to foster awareness and dialogue around the benefits of restoring hemp. We invite you to join us in this collaboration!

Our current collaborators include:

Earth Island Institute

Hemp History Week

Vote Hemp

Hemp Industries Association


Lydia’s Lovin Foods


The California State Grange

The Hemp & Cannabis Foundation

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