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Hemp History Week 2015 is June 1-7

Hemp History Week 2015 is June 1-7.

Hemp History Week is an annual educational event sponsored by the Hemp Industry Association. According to the HIA's Hemp History Week website:


Now in its sixth year, Hemp History Week is 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. The 6th Annual 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.

Through Hemp History Week 2015, we will:

  • Celebrate America‚Äôs 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.

Check out Drug War Facts for more information about hemp.