I’m Déa Million, a self-proclaimed “Hempvangelist” who believes that industrial hemp is the ONE TRUE viable resource and SOLUTION to many of the world’s greatest challenges. This website is developed to help educate and activate interest about this little known plant. It’s also meant to assist educators in developing, administering, evaluating, and managing educational programs about industrial hemp.
I first learned about the benefits of industrial hemp in 1996 when I picked up Jack Herer’s book, “The Emperor Wears No Clothes”. Ever since then, I’ve been a hemp advocate who’s been studying the history and benefits of the plant while attended hemp festivals, seminars, and talks all over the country.
In the Spring of 2015, I moved to Colorado to immerse myself in the industrial hemp industry and in February 2016 I had the good fortune to join Rick Trojan’s Hemp Road Trip for it's virgin tour across the United States. The mission of the road trip was to increase awareness on industrial hemp through a global grassroots campaign. We educated the public, influenced policy makers, and showcased the benefits of the plant for its multipurpose uses:Health, Energy, Manufacturing,Planet. I was the tour's videographer who shot, edited, and published close to 40 videos in six weeks.
During my thirty years of life and work experience I've experienced many other cultures through traveling and living in many different areas of the globe. I've worked in the corporate and freelance spaces where I acquired project management skills, organizational leadership skills, and community development skills. I’ve organized several environmental awareness events and worked closely with environmental organizations. I've returned to higher education after thirty years to learn how best to educate and influence the populace on the many ways industrial hemp can literally stop, reverse, and heal the destruction we humans continue to do to our planet.
Now that industrial hemp is completely removed from the Controlled Substance Act, I’m excited to get back on the road and hempvangelize to those who are willing to unlearn 70+ years of untruths and damaging propaganda about this amazing miracle plant.