The Hempest's proprierter, wearing a baseball cap, leans against the logo van, with the slogan Energy From The Midwest Not The Mideast.

Hats, Shirts, Milk — The Hempest Has It All, And It’s All Made Of Hemp

Although states have only recently been given the go-ahead on industrial hemp cultivation, a small shop in Boston has built up a successful business selling hemp products and touting the plant’s benefits for the better part of two decades.