In 2009, hemp supporters won a major victory when the Farm Bill was passed, allowing states to legalize the plant for agricultural and industrial uses. As it turns out, the newly legalized crop would not only provide a sustainable way for farmers to produce a crop for use in top-quality food and body care products, but would also help the environment and create jobs.

July is National Hemp Month, and it’s a great time to appreciate the many ways the hemp plant has shaped our world. A typical person in the United States has never consumed hemp, but before hemp was an agricultural product it was used as a medicine and fiber, and was even a staple in some ancient cultures. In fact, the word “cannabis” comes from the genus name Cannabis, the family plant that includes the hemp plant!

In addition to parades, fireworks and barbecues, July is marked by two other momentous events that were on the calendar long before Independence Day. July is National Hemp Month, and the period from the 17th to the 23rd. The month of July has been declared Hemp History Week. National Hemp Month is the brainchild of cannabis company cbdMD, which launched on December 4. February 2019 was launched to promote the benefits and debunk the myths surrounding cannabis products.

Hemp History Week is now in its 12th edition. year, an area-wide cannabis awareness week. According to the website, the campaign aims to raise awareness of the environmental, sustainability, health benefits, regenerative agriculture potential and emerging technological applications of industrial hemp.

First a little history

It is said that hemp was already used 8000 BC. Chr. rebuilt. The Chr. appeared in Asia. The Chinese were the first people to be associated with hemp, and ma is the Chinese word for hemp. When the Chinese discovered the bisexual nature of the plant, the males were called it and the females chu. The Chinese knew that male plants produced the best fibers for clothing and that female plants produced the best seeds. The men were harvesting hemp and the women were weaving. They started weaving in the fall and winter to make their clothes and sell what was left over.

When the pioneers arrived in America before the Revolution, most of them processed cannabis for their own use, leaving little for sale. England wants her colonies to return cannabis, but little leaves the new country. Americans have become so adept at producing their own cannabis products that they are less inclined to import them from England. In fact, Americans have moved beyond the stage of domestic production of hemp products. In 1718 some Irish spinners and weavers came here. These women showed the settlers how to make even finer hemp cloth, which sparked a passion for spinning in Boston. The Boston Stamp Act of 1765 led to a boycott of English products, causing the colonists to make even more clothing from hemp.

Farmers were even forced to grow cannabis or risk fines. Hemp was used in America to make clothes, ropes, boat sails, money and paper. It was one of the most important cultures in building power in the early days of the United States.

It was that way until it was made illegal in the 1930s. The most popular theory is that after Prohibition ended in Washington, the Department of Prohibition began using marijuana to justify the human and economic resources needed to run the department.  D.O.P. chief Harry Anslinger has gone to great lengths to demonize marijuana in the eyes of the American public, but some economists and historians also suggest that prohibition was motivated by powerful political and economic interests around oil, timber and cotton. Whatever the reason, cannabis has taken a hit and is still struggling to regain its reputation and market position.

With the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill with the amendment on hemp cultivation, hemp was removed from the Controlled Substances Act. Since then, the industry has grown by leaps and bounds, in areas ranging from health and wellness to textiles and building materials such as hemp concrete. Cannabis companies like Colorado’s Receptra Naturals have enthusiastically joined in, offering discounts during National Hemp Month, and events are being held across the country to celebrate the history of cannabis and educate people about it. In recent years, manufacturers of products such as. B. Dr. Bronner’s, Nutiva and Manitoba Harvest, offered discounts in honour of cannabis.

By encouraging cannabis consumers to continue to support the industry with their purchases, or by educating the public about the role of cannabis in America’s past, present, and future, cbdMD and the industry collectives supporting the July commemorations of the Hemp Positive Calendar hope that concentrated efforts to raise awareness and gain voter support will ensure that 2021 goes down in hemp history as the year hemp was established as a major economic and agricultural product in the United States.

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