Did you know hemp can’t be grown in the US for industrial purposes (food, clothing, paper, etc.)? It’s illegal. So all the great hemp products we enjoy (protein powder, hemp seeds, hemp milk, hemp ice cream, clothes, bracelets, etc.) is imported from other countries that can grow it.
History lesson: Did you know the Declaration of Independence was drafted on hemp paper?
Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp. And Benjamin Franklin owned a mill that made hemp paper.
Historically it’s an important crop, one that I love, and has gotten a bad rap because it’s always associated with marijuana.
I’m about to get all “political.” Well, not really. That’s not my style.
But if anyone is interested, I just thought I’d bring awareness that you can write your representatives letting them know how you feel about this issue (if you have an opinion which I do; I love hemp).
So I encourage you to Vote Hemp! 🙂 You can find your representatives here, and just shoot them a quick email letting them know your thoughts.
(Is anyone totally turned off from reading my blog anymore because of this?)