2nd annual HEMP HISTORY WEEK May 2-8th, 2011







Lost opportunities for farmers and businesses have real consequences. With $400 million in estimated U.S. retail sales annually, American companies making hemp products have no choice but to import their raw materials because our farmers continue to fear they will be prosecuted for growing hemp, due to an out of date federal policy which confuses non-drug industrial hemp with drug varieties of Cannabis.

Hemp History Week is a national grassroots education campaign designed to renew strong support for hemp farming in the U.S.


Hemp History Week seeks to:

  • Celebrate America’s rich history with the crop before it was outlawed and educate the public about the barriers to hemp farming in the United States.
  • Engage consumers by highlighting the range of hemp products available and the nutritional as well as environmental benefits that they provide.
  • Advocate for a federal policy change while sending a strong, positive message to President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to end the ban on hemp farming and let farmers grow the versatile and profitable crop.


Sustainable hemp seed, fiber and oil are already used in nutritious food, textiles, body care and even auto-parts. Companies like Ford Motors, Patagonia, and The Body Shop, in addition to Hemp Industries Association members such as Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps and Nature’s Path are using imported hemp in their products today.


The second annual Hemp History Week will take place May 2-8, 2011. Please sign on to show your support.


I support Hemp History Week.


signed by

Alicia Silverstone
TheKindLife.com, actress, NY Times best-selling author


Andrew Weil, M.D.
Best-selling author


Phil Lempert
Editor SupermarketGuru.com The Lempert Report


Ashley Koff, R.D.
Founder of Ashley Koff Approved, author, media spokesperson


Brendan Brazier
Ironman triathlete, formulator of VEGA, best-selling author and plant-based nutrition expert


Alexandra Jamieson
Certified Holistic Health Counselor and author


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