Category: Hemp Facts

  • Third Annual ‘Hemp History Week’ Campaign is Biggest Yet

    Third Annual ‘Hemp History Week’ Campaign is Biggest Yet

    June 18, 2012 — June 4-10, 2012 marked the biggest and most celebrated Hemp History Week to date. The 3rd Annual Hemp History Week featured over 800 events in cities and towns throughout all fifty states, including 100 grassroots volunteer-led events; more than 700 retail promotions; a restaurant program; and a letter writing campaign that…

  • Hemp: The ‘Miracle Plant’ that can Save the Planet

    Hemp: The ‘Miracle Plant’ that can Save the Planet

    October 24, 2010 – What would the world be like if birds didn’t sing? It’s a frightening thought — an unearthly scenario — but one that the US Congress had to contemplate during hearings for the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, the law that made marijuana illegal in the United States and in the process…

  • Perfect Plant? 7 Great Uses For Industrial Hemp

    Perfect Plant? 7 Great Uses For Industrial Hemp

    April 24, 2010 –  a quick review of all the great uses for industrial hemp–you know, that non-psychoactive relative of marijuana that for myriad moronic reasons is more or less illegal* to cultivate in the United States but not work with and sell–seemed apropos. From clothing, to food, to fuel, to a whole host of…

  • Week Long Education Campaign to Bring Back Hemp Farming

    Week Long Education Campaign to Bring Back Hemp Farming

    ‘Hemp History Week’ Events Planned in 50 States March 10, 2010 – WASHINGTON, — The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp are excited to announce the 1st Annual Hemp History Week to be held May 17-23, 2010. As a national grassroots education campaign designed to renew strong support for hemp farming in the U.S.,…

  • Updated: Farmers Arrested Planting Hemp On DEA Headquarters Lawn

    Updated: Farmers Arrested Planting Hemp On DEA Headquarters Lawn

    October 13, 2009 – A group of civilly-disobedient hemp farmers and business leaders were arrested this morning while digging up the lawn to plant industrial hemp seeds at the headquarters of the Drug Enforcement Administration. David Bronner, the president of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, a more than 60-year-old company that does tens of millions of…

  • Farmers, Hemp Industry Leaders Arrested for Planting Industrial Hemp at DEA Headquarters

    Farmers, Hemp Industry Leaders Arrested for Planting Industrial Hemp at DEA Headquarters

    October 13, 2009 – Washington D.C. – Farmers, Hemp Industry Leaders Arrested for Planting Industrial Hemp at DEA Headquarters in Act of Civil Disobedience to Protest ‘Reefer Madness’ At approximately 10 a.m. this morning, North Dakota farmer Wayne Hauge, Vermont farmer Will Allen, and fed up American entrepreneurs, who have dedicated their livelihoods to developing…

  • Legalizing Hemp – Correcting History’s Mistake Benefits Oregon’s Agricultural Industry

    Legalizing Hemp – Correcting History’s Mistake Benefits Oregon’s Agricultural Industry

    July 30, 2009 – Gov. Ted Kulongoski announced last week his intent to take pen in hand and make Oregon the seventh state to legalize the growing of hemp. By signing into law Senate Bill 676, which allows farmers to grow hemp statewide and was passed by a veto-proof 27-2 margin, Kulongoski is among the…