Ray Stevens (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thu, 12 Oct 1995 11:19:40 -0400 (EDT)
I believe the company in New Mexico that markets organic tobacco is
*American Spirit*. I have not seen it since I moved from NM some years
ago. It was marketed in a pouch for pipe smoking and hand rolling, and
possibly as tailor-made cigs. If my memory is correct they also sold
kinick-kinick (the spelling is surely wrong) a mixture of tobacco and
other herbs for smoking.
The person who posted that tobacco is important in Native American
ceremonies is correct, I have seen it smoked in a pipe and hand rolled in
When I lived near York, Pa. I was told that the Amish folk grow their own
tobacco and roll it into cigars. Some tobacco is still grown in Hispanic
Northern New Mexico for personal use and the possibility of growing
organic tobacco for home consumption was a topic of interest among people
in the organic farming/back to the land movement which is the recent
ancestor of sustainable agriculture.