Hemp History 2015


June 1-7 is Hemp History Week

We are celebrating Hemp History Week this year with other Indiana businesses and non-profits, who focus on hemp, for a healthy lifestyle and sustainable environment for the future. If you’re in Tippecanoe County, there’s an educational event on June 3rd with free samples, tastes, drinks and a documentary to clear the air. For more information please read our Press Release below.

Limited seating, so please RSVP to watch the award winning documentary: Bringing It Home.

If you didn’t know, Hemp History Week is from June 1st thru June 7th, 2015. It’s the time of year where if you haven’t learned about the cannabis plant known as Industrial Hemp, then, now is the time to find out. Online, some people use the hashtag #hemphistoryweek others use hashtag #sowtheseeds and #hemphousedoc. There are many places all over the USA that get involved by hosting educational events just like ours. Free samples are usually passed out all week long, sometimes more than one event on the same day in the same city or town. The reason for all of this is due to the fact that if you live in the USA you are not allowed to sow the seed. We are celebrating Hemp History Week this year with other Indiana businesses and none profits, who focus on hemp for a healthy life style and sustainable environment for the future. If you’re in Tippecanoe County, there’s an educational event with free samples, tastes, drinks, and a documentary to clear up any confusion surrounding Industrial Hemp. For more information please read our Press Release.


LafayetteScreeningPressRelease June 3

The Indiana Hemp Industries Association and INHIA Members Tippy Hemp, Real Hemp LLC and FoodsAlive, team to host a screening of a highly-acclaimed hemp documentary in Lafayette, Indiana. Lafayette, IN— Wednesday, June 3, 2015, the Indiana Hemp Industries Association and Hoosier-owned businesses, Tippy Hemp, Real Hemp LLC and Foods Alive, host a free screening of the industrial hemp documentary, BRINGING IT HOME. This hour-long documentary is an intriguing exploration of hemp’s potential for the sustainable industry in America: From textiles to building materials to food, hemp is battling its way back onto the field and filling store shelves. But the question remains – if Hoosiers can purchase hemp products, then why are the state’s farmers forbidden to grow the crop? Although the curtain is slowly being lifted, the lack of knowledge and a deep confusion with marijuana have shrouded the many benefits of industrial hemp. Many Hoosiers still have questions regarding the crop’s capacity to produce locally-sustainable jobs in various sectors, including agriculture and manufacturing. In 2013, Indiana Farm Bureau approved the following policy position, “We support the legalization and the production of industrial hemp as renewable fiber energy and for industrial uses only”. Indiana’s advance continued in March 2014, when Governor Pence signed Indiana’s industrial hemp bill, SB 357, which was forwarded to his desk by a nearly unanimous vote. Currently, all states are limited by Section 7606 of the Farm Bill, which only allows the growth and cultivation of hemp to occur by institutions of higher education or state departments for the purpose of researching growth, cultivation or marketing. This month, Indiana will join Kentucky, Tennessee and several other states in growing hemp. Indiana’s hemp research will occur at Purdue University. Indiana’s agricultural dominance, coupled with Purdue’s international leadership in agriculture and technology, positions the state to take the lead in this burgeoning industry. Join us for an evening with state officials and hemp industry leaders to discuss the future of hemp in Indiana. Education is the key to success. It is the mission of INHIA, Tippy Hemp and other members of the hemp industry to educate attendees about industrial hemp, current legislation, as well as the many benefits hemp offers Indiana’s economy and environment. WHEN: Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Screening at 7:00 PM. There will be hemp tastes, coffee, and a variety of hemp products for purchase. A hemp industry panel will provide a short presentation immediately following the screening, with a period of open Q&A – WHERE: Jenks Rest Center at Colombian Park, Lafayette, Indiana. (http://www.jenksrest.com/home.html) **RSVP: Limited Seating. Please RSVP to jamie@inhia.org

LafayetteScreeningPressRelease June 3



Did you know:

Industrial hemp has been grown in the U.S. since the first European settlers arrived in early 1600’s as the #Hemp Law of 1619 ordered every American colonist to grow 100 plants

 The Declaration of Independence was drafted on #hemp paper.

 George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams all grew hemp and actively advocated for the commercial hemp economy.

 USDA Chief Botanist Lyster Dewey grew 5 #hemp varieties at Arlington Farms, VA, the current site of the Pentagon.

 USDA Bulletin No. 404 published in 1916 showed that industrial #hemp produces 4x more paper per acre than trees.

 Today hemp is used for thousands of sustainable products from nutritious food, body care, clothing, plastics, auto parts and even ethanol.

But all hemp used in the U.S. must be imported due to outdated federal policy outlawing hemp farming in the U.S.

We believe it’s time to bring hemp back to America’s farms. This June, we’re joining with leading natural products companies, celebrity endorsers and grassroots activists across the nation to celebrate Hemp History Week. Visit the store or www.hemphistoryweek.com to learn more and get involved!