Hemp is a plant with a massive historical significance, dating back thousands of years. In the U.S., it was once used as currency – in colonial times, hemp production was mandated in order to assure a steady supply of easily the most diverse plant on the planet.
To celebrate the history, and the future, of hemp, the 4th annual Hemp History Week will be held this week, starting today, June 3rd. The event is marked by thousands of organizations, retail outlets and activists participating in a week of educating the public on the many uses of hemp, as well as informing on its history and urging lawmakers to end this absurd prohibition that the U.S. government continually clings to.
Those interested in learning more about this nation-wide event should go to their website – which has a bunch of great information and ways to get involved – by clicking here.
[Updated on June 3rd]