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Learn more about how this phenomenal plant can help wean us from petroleum, improve our diets, and restore our soil.

Did you know hemp is readable, drivable, buildable, and profitable, all while protecting the climate? There’s one hitch… For nearly a century, it’s been illegal to grow industrial cannabis in the United States—even though Betsy Ross wove the nation’s first flag out of hemp fabric, Thomas Jefferson composed the Declaration of Independence on it, and colonists could pay their taxes with it. But with the research provision included in the latest federal Farm Bill, one of humanity’s longest-utilized plants is about to be reincorporated into the American economy. Get ready for the newest billion-dollar industry!

Hemp History Week, June 2-8, 2014, is an industry-wide education initiative of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp designed to amplify support for hemp farming in the U.S.