It’s Hemp History Week 2015

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It’s Hemp History Week 2015

hemphistoryweekThe 6th annual Hemp History Week, “a nation-wide education campaign and marketing program that seeks to renew strong support for hemp farming in the U.S. while raising awareness about the benefits of hemp products”, is now officially underway.

This year’s campaign will include “grass-roots 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, and farmer outreach”, according to the Hemp Industries Association, the group that started Hemp History Week.

Through Hemp History Week 2015, supporters 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.

The 6th Annual Hemp History Week is taking place today, June 1st, through Sunday, June 7th. You can find out more information, including how to get involved, by clicking here.

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