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1996 | Woody Harrelson launches hemp essay contest

Updated: Jan 19, 2019

After all the controvery surrounding Woody Harrelson's trial for planting hemp in Kentucky, and Donna Cockrel's persecution for having him speak to her 5th grade class, Woody took measures to educate by having students create the message.

July 10, 1996 papers reported Harrelson had launched a state-wide essay contest encouraging children to write about hemp, its history and the products that can come from it. First place would recieve a $500 reward, second $300 and third $150 spanning three separate age groups.

Click the links below to learn more about the Harrelson and Cockrel trials:



Image: The Daily News, July 10, 1996

The Free Lance-Star, July 10, 1996

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