Loading
Search
NEWS STORIES

Businesses promote hemp products in MarshfieldSubmitted: 11/17/2018
Angela Kim
Angela Kim
Reporter/Morning Anchor
akim@wjfw.com

Businesses promote hemp products in Marshfield
MARSHFIELD - Almost 50 years passed before farmers across the state could grow one of their favorite plants. But recently, the hemp plant was legalized for farmers to grow and make into things like CBD oil, or even a snack.

People gathered in Marshfield Saturday to learn a little more about hemp. 

One woman, Teri Koepke, said her life was completely changed because of it. She was diagnosed with cancer in 2016. 

"In December I was told I wouldn't be alive in February," said Koepke.
 
But Koepke used hemp to reduce cancer cells in her bloodstream. 

"I would absolutely say it saved my life. 100 percent," said Koepke. 

James Naumann, Greenleaf Events LLC owner, helped put on the event. He said it's to educate the public on what hemp can do for people like Koepke. 

"We got right on the front of this because it is a situation that can help so many," said Naumann. "We don't want people to have that stigma and be worried they'll be busted by the law or pass a drug test. And we want people to feel better, of course!"

He also wanted to bust commons myths like hemp making people high. 

"I could ingest this entire container and I would never get high from it," said Koepke. 

The most important thing to both of them is reconnecting people with this plant after 50 years.

"Being able to share these products with people that is changing their lives as well as my own; I don't think there is a better thing I can offer in the world than being able to help," said Koepke.

The next hemp expo will be in March in Milwaukee.

Naumann said he plans on hosting more throughout the state to keep educating people on the benefits of this plant. 


Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
| Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS

MADISON - Key races in Wisconsin came into clearer focus Monday, the deadline for candidates to file nomination papers to get on the November ballot.

+ Read More

MADISON - Protesters spray painted graffiti on the Wisconsin state Capitol, dumped paint on the beloved "Forward" statue outside, broke into businesses downtown and defaced the Wisconsin Veterans Museum before police in riot gear used tear gas to disperse the crowd early Tuesday morning.

+ Read More

LUDINGTON, MICH. - A man who handled finances at a Lake Michigan ferry company pleaded guilty Tuesday to fraud in a scheme to steal money from the business.

+ Read More

MADISON - The University of Alaska System's top official has emerged as the only finalist for the University of Wisconsin System president opening, University of Wisconsin officials announced Tuesday.

+ Read More

RHINELANDER - The protests related to the death of George Floyd started in Minneapolis and  they've now happened in over 100 cities across the country  and Monday night, Rhinelander hosted a peaceful protest of its own.

The protest kicked off at the Oneida County Courthouse around 6:00 p.m Monday evening.

Newswatch 12 spoke with a couple of protesters about why they decided to advocate for this in Northern Wisconsin, their reasons ranged from standing up against police brutality to making minorities feel comfortable here.

Protester Keziah Williams-Alloway says she was happy with yesterday's turnout and tone.

"I'm extremely happy that it went peacefully there was some citizens that it was maybe not going be peaceful i am so glad that it was," said Williams-Alloway.


+ Read More

TOMAHAWK - The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has cancelled the 39th Annual Tomahawk Fall Ride at SARA Park, which was set for September 17-20.

+ Read More

STEVENS POINT - The education program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point was ranked second in the nation for the second year in a row, according to Study.com.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: