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to import their raw materials because our farmers continue to fear they will be prosecuted for growing hemp, due to an out of date federal policy which confuses non-drug industrial hemp with drug varieties of Cannabis.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:
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.
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