I Want My Hemp TV

Casper Leitch and Willie Nelson discuss cannabis while  Geroge Clayton Johnson  (left, in yellow shirt) and  Jack Herer  (in back ground wearing the Hemp Learning T-shirt) listen in.

Casper Leitch and Willie Nelson discuss cannabis while Geroge Clayton Johnson (left, in yellow shirt) and Jack Herer (in back ground wearing the Hemp Learning T-shirt) listen in.

The 1991 Time 4 Hemp Television Series was the FIRST television series in broadcast history about cannabis.

It also had some very famous guests! Below are a few segments from the 1991 Time 4 Hemp Television Series that started it all. ‘Time 4 Hemp’ is the first TV series in broadcast history to focus on marijuana as the main topic; and do so in a positive light. It was also the first community cable program to debut in 19 states and 24 cities. It was also the first community cable series to be seen in all 50 states. It was the first community cable series to become international. Segments were broadcast in Canada, Australia and the Netherlands. Willie Nelson, Dr Tim Leary and Jack Herer are among the many people to sit down and take Time 4 Hemp with Casper Leitch.


Chris Conrad was the guest on the first segment of the television series, ‘Time 4 Hemp’. He is considered one of the Fathers Of The Marijuana Movement. He helped Jack Herer write the book; The Emperor Wears No Clothes’ and has gone on to author several of great books on cannabis.

Jack Herer was the guest on the second segment of the television series. Jack Herer wrote the book; ‘The Emperor Wears No Clothes’. He hired Casper Leitch as his office manager in 1989.

Jack Herer and his good friend, Capt Ed Adair, were the guests on the third segment of the series. Capt Ed was Jack’s mentor. He and Jack were arrested on a few occasions for leading protest against hemp prohibition together.

This video contains 2 interviews with Willie Nelson. The first is when he sat down for the 1991 TV interview. The second interview is a 2016 radio interview when he stopped by the Time 4 Hemp studio to wish Casper a happy birthday.

It's a Long Story: My Life
By Willie Nelson

Casper was invited to be a guest speaker at the 1991 National NORML Conference in Washington, D.C., while there he recorded a handful of interviews. Dennis Peron had just succeeded in a major cannabis political victory in San Francisco a few days prior to this recording.

Dr Tod Mikuriya worked along side Dennis Peron on Propitiation P. and sat down to detail the impact it would have on the medical cannabis community.

California Chronicles of Medical Marijuana
Starring Terrence Hallinan, Dr. Tod Mikuriya, various activists and citizens

Keith Stroup had recently returned to the position of ACTING DIRECTOR OF NORML and talked about the direction he wanted to take the organization.

Marijuana Law in a Nutshell (Nutshells)
By Mark Osbeck, Howard Bromberg

Dr. Tim Leary (the Father Of The LSD Movement) was a big fan of the television series, ‘Time 4 Hemp’ and asked to be a guest March of 1992.

High Priest (Leary, Timothy)
By Timothy Leary

Mae Nutt, better known as Grandma Marijuana, was the first person to go all the way to the United States Supreme Court to secure permission for her son to have medical marijuana.

Steve Bloom was an editor at High Times magazine at the time of this 1991 interview. The magazine had recently been attacked by the DEA.

Debbie Goldsberry had recently started a new cannabis organization, The Cannabis Action Network, and was a guest to promote it and their work.

Gatewood Galbraith sat down for a interview at the San Francisco Earth Day event in 1991. Gatewood was running for Governor of Kentucky at the time - and nearly won that year!