My blog is dedicated to the exploration of industrial hemp in America including the rich history of all forms of cannabis, the evolving law and politics of hemp and marijuana, the many products made from cannabis and the capacity, real or imagined, of hemp to re-industrialize rural America and revitalize the American family farm.
Industrial hemp has a long, useful history in the United States. The Declaration of Independence was drafted on hemp paper and hemp products played a vital role in the Second World War, among other things.
To help Americans better understand that history — and to promote future prospects for the crop — the Hemp Industries Association and Vote Hemp have set June 6-12 as the annual Hemp History Time.
The groups note that 27 states have now lifted the ban on industrial hemp farming at the state level, although federal law still prohibits commercial industrial hemp production.
The 27 states are: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Virginia.