Hemp History Week
The 8th Annual Hemp History Week is June 5-11, 2017. The Indiana Hemp Industries Association together with grassroots organizers, farmers, producers, and advocates from all walks of life will change the Federal policy on hemp in the U.S. while raising awareness about the benefits of hemp products.
Through Hemp History Week, we will:
- 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.
- Advocate for a federal policy change while sending a strong, positive message to the Executive Branch 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.
What is Hemp?
Hemp is a fiber and oil-seed crop with deep roots in American history. Today, U.S. States increasingly embrace the innovative and sustainable potential of non-drug, industrial hemp.
Industrial hemp is a rich fiber woven throughout American history. From ship rigging and canvas covered wagons to nutrient-dense seed oil and protein, our history wouldn't be the same without hemp.
Hemp Seed Matcha Marshmallows
"It is so exciting to collaborate with the Indiana Hemp Industries Association and Foods Alive. Hemp is a native super food and as a Chef, it is important to bring awareness to this great product" - Chef Alexa Lemley.
Join the growing movement of farmers, producers, organizers and advocates from all walks of life as we work together to bring hemp back to American soil.