Hemp History Week-2015

June 1-7 is Hemp History Week! 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But all hemp used in the U.S. must be imported due to outdated federal policy outlawing hemp farming in the U.S.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!