Hemp History Week 2013
Celebrate Hemp: Our History, Our Future
Every day, more and more Americans discover the benefits of hemp. This ever-expanding market includes healthy food and body care products, as well as eco-friendly textiles, clothing, auto parts, and building materials. But despite hemp’s growing popularity, an outdated and misguided Federal policy – created in the 1930s – currently prevents U.S. farmers from growing this nutritious, versatile, and eco-friendly crop. It is time for Federal policy on industrial hemp to reflect today’s reality and ensure a better tomorrow for America’s families and farmers, the economy and our planet. As more Americans recognize the health and environmental benefits of hemp products, hemp farming promises job creation and economic opportunity for farmers and manufacturers, and ensures that nutritious foods are more accessible and affordable for consumers. In turn this means healthier lifestyles, a stronger economy, and a more sustainable world. Now in its fourth 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 4th Annual campaign will include grass-roots events across the country, nationwide retail promotions, a day of action, and a national restaurant program as well as events starring the following endorsers…
Through Hemp History Week 2013, we will:
1. Celebrate America’s rich history with industrial hemp before it was outlawed and educate the public about the barriers to hemp farming in the United States.
2. 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.
3. Engage consumers by showcasing the range of hemp products available and the nutritional as well as environmental benefits that they provide.
Find one of more than 800+ local events
Can’t make a local event? Make your voice heard with thousands of others for the #HempParty on Twitter June 5th at 5pm PST / 8pm EST. Please RT
Hemp History Week will also be partnering with the hemp documentary, Bringing It Home to premier the film. Find your local showing
June 3 New York City, NY, Comedy Bar, 7:00 pm *With Filmmakers Linda Booker and Blaire Johnson, Alexandria Jamison; Eric Steenstra; Facebook event; open to public/free admission
June 4 Portland, OR, G Diapers, 5:30 pm; Facebook event; open to public/free admission
June 6 San Francisco, CA, Inner Mission, 7:00pm, *Q&A with Director Linda Booker, Nutiva CEO John Roulac and John Trudell; Facebook event; open to public/free admission
June 6 Bellingham, WA, Bellingham Community Coop; 6:30 pm; Facebook event; open to public/free admission
June 8 Boulder, CO, Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place, 6:30 pm; Facebook; open to public/free admission
June 9 Escondido, CA, Stone Brewery World Bistro and Gardens, 7:00 pm, * Q&A Linda Booker and David Bronner of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, Facebook event, open to public/free admission
June 9 Petaluma, CA, Sunflower Center, 4:00 film, Trudell Show 7:30; Special guest and performance by John Trudell, Facebook event
See prAna’s Spring Hemp Collection