Dear Mr. President:
On the celebration of previous President’s Day., we would like to welcome you to consider a great opportunity for the U.S. economy and the country as a whole.
Have you met hemp? The hemp plant is an important fiber and oil-seed crop with deep roots in U.S. history. Not too long ago, hemp was a staple crop in American agriculture. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams all grew hemp and actively advocated for commercial hemp production. For good reason!
U.S. manufacturers currently import raw hemp from Canada, Europe, and China, while our farmers miss out on the profitable opportunity to grow hemp. Did you know that hemp nets up to 2.5 times the value of U.S. corn and soy? The annual retail sales of hemp products have been growing for many years, and reached $688 million in 2016.. What if all this hemp could be grown on U.S. soil?
Hemp can be utilized in a wide array of applications. Car panels, construction materials, fabrics, plastic, paper, nutritional supplements, and even aerospace applications.. the options are endless.
Some wonder whether hemp might have the psychoactive effects that some of its similar looking cousins in the cannabis family have. However, hemp is not a drug and is distinctly different in this regard. It is impossible to experience a ‘high’ from any of the hemp products on the U.S. market.
Hemp is a crop that has the potential to unite and bring economic growth to our nation. Therefore, on this day, we invite you to embrace hemp and all its potential, like many presidents throughout history have before you. Celebrate hemp with us this year during Hemp History Week , June 4 – 10, 2018. Let’s allow U.S. farmers to grow hemp once again!
- The environment could benefit greatly from this too.
Happy President’s Day.
By Hamptonbaymedicalnews.com and facebook.com/herbawareness