This year we are celebrating the 7th annual Hemp History Week June 6th-12th. Hemp is a controversial crop, so below we have outlined 10 facts about hemp that you should get to know!
- Farming hemp in the USA is only permitted for pilot programs in 3 states (thanks to the 2014 Federal Farm Bill).
- Raw hemp is imported from Canada, Europe, and China because of laws barracading the USA from selling it.
- Hemp is high and Omega-3’s and Omega-6’s.
- Contains all 9 essential amino acids.
- Rich in fiber.
- Rich in minerals and vitamins.
- Hemp and marijuana are NOT the same thing! They diverged genetically MANY years ago. The THC content in marijuana is far higher than hemp.
- Hemp fibers are longer, stronger, and more mildew resistant than cotton.
- Hemp is an excellent sustainable alternative for construction, paper, clothing because of it is non toxic, pest, fire, and mold resistant, and its durability.
- In Canada, Hemp nets $200-400 per acre, in comparison to USA corn which is about $160. Farming hemp in the USA would open up economic trade and job opportunities for Americans.
Hemp History Week is a crucial part of moving forward with Hemp Farming in the US. A Market carries a variety of hemp products including but not limited to soaps, seeds, oils, and snacks. We look forward to seeing you this week to celebrate Hemp History! For more information or to get involved with the hemp campaign, visit http://www.thehia.org/ or https://www.votehemp.com/.
In honor of Hemp History Week this June, A Market will be offering a raffle basket for our hemp fans! Between June 6th and June 12th, post a photo of your favorite hemp product on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, tag A Market and use the hashtag #AMarketgiveaway. At the end of the week, all entrees will be put into a hat to be drawn for a raffle basket of hemp goodies!
The winner will be chosen and announced via A Market social media platforms on June 15th.