The 7th Annual Hemp History Week – and industry wide initiative of the Hemp Industries Association and Vote Hemp – begins on June 6th, and goes through to June 12th. Together with grassroots organizers, farmers, producers, and advocates from all walks of life will use the week to work towards a change in federal hemp policies, while raising awareness about the benefits of hemp and hemp products.
This year’s campaign will include grassroots events across the country, nationwide retail promotions, hemp plantings (in some states where hemp farming is legal under Section 7606 of the U.S. Farm Bill), documentary screenings, farmer outreach, and much more.
Through Hemp History Week, activists will:
- Celebrate America’s rich history with industrial hemp before it was outlawed and educate the public about the barriers to hemp farming in the United States.
- Advocate for a federal policy change while sending a strong, positive message to President Barack Obama and Congress to remove barriers to hemp farming and let farmers grow the versatile and profitable crop.
- Engage consumers by showcasing the range of hemp products available and the nutritional as well as environmental benefits that they provide.
To learn more about events occurring Hemp History Week, and to get involved, click here.