A couple made Hemp History this week with their engagement that took place during a hemp bill-signing ceremony in Pennsylvania. It was the first time a wedding proposal has happened during a bill signing.
The newly-engaged couple, Les Stark and Erica McBride, met during through their shared advocacy fight for medical marijuana and industrial hemp farming legalisation. Most recently they were fighting for a research program that aims to revitalise the hemp crop in Pennsylvania. It was at the signing of this bill that Stark proposed to McBride.
Stark opened his marriage proposal with a 6-minute speech about hemp research before he got to the point, egged on by Gov. Tom Wolf.
In his proposal, Stark commented on the project they worked on together, of helping to make the hemp bill a reality.
The couple plan to marry in a Pennsylvania hemp field.
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