The Mission Statement for Jungmaven, the hemp clothing company founded by Robert Jungmann, begins with the credo, “We believe the earth belongs to everyone.”
Caring about the earth is a common refrain within the hemp and cannabis communities. After caring comes advocacy and action, with renewed interest in hemp education growing, as it’s planted once again across the country.
Education is everything when you are talking about a sustainable plant that was literally prohibited from being grown,” he said. “Education is the only way to stop making the same mistakes over and over again.”
Jungmann grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. In the summer of 1984 he and family traveled to California for the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. They then headed north, relocating to Seattle, Washington, as his father had gotten a promotion.
“I fell in love with the trees, the mountains and the water,” he shared. “I climbed a tree and found a glass pipe with a fully loaded bowl of weed. It’s as if the universe said, ‘Welcome to Washington, here’s a loaded bowl, my friend.”
Jungmann, who was 15 at the time, brought the bowl back to his house, inviting friends over for a football game, stating,