May 2nd through May 8th is Hemp History Week. This week stems from a national grassroots education campaign whose goal is to educate our country of our national history with hemp as well as the many environmental and health benefits associated with hemp.
According to HempHistoryweek.com, This week is meant to :
“-Celebrate America’s rich history surrounding hemp farming, processing and marketing before it was banned and to educate the public about the barriers to hemp farming in the United States.
-Engage consumers by highlighting the range of hemp products available and the nutritional as well as environmental benefits that they provide.
-Advocate for a federal policy change while sending a strong, positive message to President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to end the ban on hemp farming and let farmers once again grow the versatile and profitable crop.”
I personally celebrate hemp all the time. I drink hemp milk often, eat hemp seeds and use hemp oil in my food. I love the brand Nutiva for my hemp products but there are so many great ones out there to choose from like Tempt and Kashmir Superfood.
I have my eye on a pair of hemp sneakers from the brand Simple and some hemp kitchen towels as well. Of course I will only be buying these items once my current sneakers and kitchen towels are ready to be retired.
In honor of Hemp History Week, Whole Foods is having a big sale on all things hemp!. Pretty exciting huh?. I plan on taking advantage of this for sure. Every dollar you spend on a hemp product makes a statement that you support hemp as a viable, enviro-friendly resource that we can all benefit from. I will also begin reading a book I bought a few months ago called The Great Book of Hemp: The Complete Guide to the Environmental, Commercial, and Medicinal Uses of the World’s Most Extraordinary Plant by Rowan Robinson.
I am very excited to learn more about this wonderful plant and resource the earth has offered to us and how we can hopefully change the policies relating to growing hemp in this country.
What hemp products do you love?
What concerns and/or hopes do you have for the future of hemp?