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Hemp History Week 2011

Dear Reader,

Hemp seed, protein powder, milk & oilThe Hemp Industries Association and Vote Hemp are proud to be sponsors of the second annual Hemp History Week (May 2-8th, 2011). As subscribers to the Vote Hemp email list you may not know that we have separate email lists that we don't share. Please click here to subscribe to the Hemp History Week email list so you don't miss out on announcements and campaign news as they develop. Below is the forwarded email that was sent out to the Hemp History Week list last week announcing the campaign launch. Please sign up today and help us to create hemp history!

Did you know that America's history is rooted in growing hemp? It was Thomas Jefferson who once said, "Hemp is of greatest importance to our nation". Today, healthy and sustainable hemp products are sold across the country, but American farmers are prohibited from growing industrial hemp as a crop.

We want to create new hemp history in this country - history that includes economic opportunity for American farmers who want to grow hemp. We also want you to be able to benefit from eco-friendly and nutritious hemp products. That's why we're proud to announce Hemp History Week 2011, a week-long celebration of the benefits of hemp health and sustainability, May 2nd-8th, 2011.

Hemp History Week is a national grassroots education campaign designed to renew strong support for hemp farming in the U.S. This year, health advocates such as physician Dr. Andrew Weil, actress and author Alicia Silverstone and TV personality and consumer advocate Phil Lempert will join with leading hemp products companies, natural foods retailers and passionate volunteers to advocate for U.S. farmers who wish to grow industrial hemp.

Get involved

Join the cause and start planning how you'll celebrate hemp this May. Hemp History Week 2011 will feature events in cities and towns all over the country. Consider organizing an event in your community with support from Hemp History Week and product samples from our great hemp industry sponsors.

The campaign will also feature a day of action to encourage the Obama administration to change federal policy and allow American farmers to once again grow industrial hemp. Have you sent a letter to the President and Attorney General? Please click here and take action now! Follow us on Facebook and watch our web site for what's new.

Last year, hundreds of volunteers organized two hundred events in thirty-two states and generated tens of thousands of letters and postcards to the President and Attorney General. Not bad for the campaign's inaugural year. With your help, we can do even more in 2011. Let's add a bright new chapter to America's hemp history. Please get involved today!


Doe Hatfield
Event Coordinator
Hemp History Week
Hemp field

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Hemp History Week seeks to:
  • Celebrate America's rich history surrounding hemp farming 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.
Please forward this announcement widely and get involved.

Save the Date: May 2-8, 2011 is Hemp History Week!

Get Involved Today - Click here!
About Vote Hemp
Vote Hemp is a national, single-issue, nonprofit organization dedicated to the acceptance of and free market for industrial hemp, low-THC oilseed and fiber varieties of Cannabis, and to changes in current law to allow U.S. farmers to grow the crop.

About the Hemp Industries Association
The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) represents the interests of the hemp industry and encourages the research and development of new products made from industrial hemp, oilseed and fiber varieties of Cannabis.

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Doe Hatfield
Event Coordinator
Hemp History Week

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