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About Hemp Lobby

Hemp Lobby Chronicles is a project aiming to preserve the environment while promoting the economy.

Based in the former logging town of Pe Ell, Washington (USA), Hemp Lobby takes a global views of economics and agricultural policy and seeks to educate policymakers on the critical factors to socio-ecological success.

Hemp Lobby encourages the use of hemp cannabis for the myriad industrial applications as well as enthusiastically supports medicinal applications of cannabis and adamantly denounces the misguided war on drugs.

Subscribe to Hemp Lobby Chronicles featuring relevant news clips and discourse by Hemp Lobby executive director Ed Saukkooja and occasional articles by communications director, Dave Olson.

About Hemplobby 
Hemp Lobby is an independent lobbyist organization started and operated by business-people and citizens concerned with helping government and the community bring cannabis sativa into the mainstream of commerce and culture in a fair and expedited manner.  Read Hemplobby’sMission, Goals, Positions and Plans, in News Alerts …

HempLobby Motto

“Promoting the economy while protecting the environment.”  Learn more about hemp in the list of informational resources …

HempLobby Mission

Hemplobby’s mission is to educate the general public, business community and government about the commercial and environmental benefits of cannabis sativa agriculture in Washington State in a professional manner and to facilitate positive change based on this accurate hemp information.

HempLobby  history
Hemp Lobby was formed in 1997 by long-time hemp consultant and businessman, Ed Saukkooja in the community of Pe Ell. In 1998 Ed moved the base of operations to Olympia to have better access to the Capitol campus. At that time he was joined by long-time hemp activist, writer and entrepreneur, Dave Olson to conduct a campaign of grassroots education aimed at joining government, agriculture and business in the common goal of promoting the economy while protecting the environment.  More history and bios …

  1. Lawrence Keefe permalink
    July 13, 2007 8:41 pm


    Can you tell me the status of H.R. 1009 Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2007 ?

    • March 5, 2010 3:05 am

      Lawrence; Just hasn’t gotten enough traction. Let me check with my friends at Votehemp, and I’ll get back to you.
      Ed Saukkooja

  2. Charles Sweet permalink
    October 3, 2009 8:04 pm

    How can I join and donate to the Hemp lobby in order to leave a better planet for my kids?

    • March 5, 2010 3:01 am

      Hi Charles; Depending on where you live, find a humanitarian program in your community that benefits the least of us. I live in Washington State/ and if I had extra money right now, I would make a donation to This is the organization promoting I-1068, an initiative to place on the Nov. 2010 ballot, a measure to re-legalize cannabis.
      Thanks for the thought; Ed

  3. December 1, 2009 5:48 am

    Politicians are 10 years behind the times when it comes to hemp use. People have been fighting for a long time against marijuana and pot prohibition with some movement going on now. Still too slow for those caught up in the jail system for possessing a little weed. Our freedoms have been trampled on by folks who know nothing about how beautiful cannabis can be for someones life, if one learns how to grow cannabis. Keep up the good work.

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