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Lobbying video and action alert from Vote Hemp

Hemp History Week on the Capitol from Ben Droz and Vote Hemp on Vimeo.

Celebrate the 2nd Annual Hemp History Week
May 2nd-8th 2011

Industrial hemp has played a significant role in American history. In fact, in the early 1700’s American farmers in Virginia were required by law to grow it. Today, healthy and sustainable hemp products are sold across the country, but American farmers are prohibited from growing this crop.

Did you know that ice-cream, non-dairy beverages and protein powders can be made from nutritious hemp seeds? Or that body-care products like soaps, lotions, and lip balms contain hemp oil? And that hemp fibers can be made into environmental friendly paper, fabric and building materials?

Hemp History Week seeks to celebrate America’s rich history with industrial hemp and generate strong support for the re-legalization of hemp farming.

Get involved with Hemp History Week today!

The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011 will be introduced later this month. So far the list of original cosponsors is Ron Paul, Barney Frank, Dana Rohrabacher, Congressman Jared Polis, Congressman Jim McDermott and Chellie Pingree! Please write to your Representatives in Congress and ask them to become an original cosponsor of the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011.

Link to Please Cosponsor Industrial Hemp Farming Act email letter:  http://capwiz.com/votehemp/issues/alert/?alertid=22527501

Hemp History Week 2011

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