The Birth Of ‘Marijuana Media’.
‘Time 4 Hemp’ has been breaking ground and leading the way in Cannabis Journalism since 1991.
Due to the many accomplishments listed below, Casper Leitch has be named by ‘High Times’ magazine as ‘The Father Of Marijuana Media’. In FEB 2013, ‘High Times’ Magazine awarded Casper the ‘Freedom Fighter of the month’ award because of his relentless dedication to ending cannabis prohibition.
The ‘Time 4 Hemp’ television series made its debut Jan. 05, 1991 with host, Casper Leitch, on the Van Nuys Community Cable Network.
1.) It was the FIRST community cable series to broadcast in ALL 50 states (thanks to many hard-working cannabis activists across the United States).
3.) It was the FIRST television series in all of broadcast history to feature the hemp plant as the main topic of focus in a positive view.
4.) It was the FIRST television series that Willie Nelson spoke out publicly on in favor of ending marijuana prohibition.
5.) The series was also visited by Dr. Tim Leary. For this segment, Casper became a participant in one of the FIRST smoked marijuana studies funded by the U.S. government at UCLA headed by Dr. Donald Tashkin.
6.) During this participation, he became the FIRST person to be filmed smoking a LEGAL MARIJUANA CIGARETTE produced by the government.
7.) In 1999, Time 4 Hemp became one of the FIRST to offer a website completely dedicated to sharing information about cannabis.
8.) Time 4 Hemp was one of the FIRST websites on the internet to offer free video and audio downloads.
9.) Time 4 Hemp opened one of the FIRST hemp websites designed specifically for mobile phones in 2001.
10.) Time 4 Hemp was one of the FIRST podcast series to focus on the topic of cannabis when it launched in 2002.
11.) American Freedom Radio picked up the series in August 2009 where it was broadcast until that network closed its doors in August of 2013. In September of 2013, iHeartRadio picked up the series AND gave it STATION STATUS and the Time 4 Hemp Global Broadcasting Network was born, making it the FIRST all pro-cannabis broadcasting network on iHeartRadio.
12.) In 2015, Time 4 Hemp was the FIRST all cannabis networks on ROKU-TV.