Ben Christiansen from Oregon HempWorks swings by the Saturday With Mary Jane Portland studio to share more of the hidden history of hemp that has been deliberately wiped away from American history books. Ben is the unofficial docent of hemp conceptual products, hemp media, and hemp history. Budtender Brielle and her BFF Alex pepper Ben with questions about products derived from hemp, and Ben shares mind-blowing factoids such as where the term “yellow journalism” comes from, as well as which European car manufacturers are already using hemp in their automobiles!

“Everyone should have at least one thing in their day-to-day lives that are made of hemp.”  -Ben Christiansen

Ben Christiansen from Oregon HempWorks talks to a conference attendee. Ben's Hemp display is a regular fixture at Oregon cannabis events.

Ben Christiansen from Oregon HempWorks talks to a conference attendee. Ben's Hemp display is a regular fixture at Oregon cannabis events.