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Hemp History Week at Jazzfest
June 9, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
BURLINGTON, Vt. — Join us for Hemp History Week, presented by Heady Vermont, The Vermont Hemp Company, Bern Gallery and KIND Consulting. We’ll be enjoying brews at Foam Brewers amidst Burlington Discover Jazz Festival week. Come learn about hemp and network with fellow community members at the kickoff of summer!
The Eighth Annual Hemp History Week is June 5-11, 2017. Together with grassroots organizers, farmers, producers, and advocates from all walks of life we will change federal policy on hemp in the U.S. while raising awareness about the benefits of hemp products.
The 8th Annual campaign will include grassroots events across the country, nationwide retail promotions, hemp plantings (in some states where hemp farming is legal under Section 7606 of the U.S. Farm Bill), documentary screenings, farmer outreach, and so much more.
Through Hemp History Week, we will:
- Celebrate America’s rich history with industrial hemp before it was outlawed and educate the public about the barriers to hemp farming in the United States.
- Advocate for a federal policy change while sending a strong, positive message to the Executive Branch and Congress to remove barriers to hemp farming and let farmers grow the versatile and profitable crop.
- Engage consumers by showcasing the range of hemp products available and the nutritional as well as environmental benefits that they provide.