URGENT ACTION – Federal Legalization of Industrial Hemp
The U.S. Congress is poised to legalize hemp agriculture and we need your voice! Help us secure industrial hemp under federal law.
Our mission is to raise awareness of the benefits of industrial hemp for people and the planet and redevelop thriving hemp economies that connect tribal, urban and rural communities. We utilize education, organizing, coalition building and advocacy to catalyze a shift that allows hemp farming, manufacturing and entrepreneurship to flourish.
Our vision is one where hemp agriculture, manufacturing and commerce help create a vibrant, healthy and prosperous future for coming generations. We see a future where tribal nations are able to fully participate in developing and advancing the hemp industry, creating meaningful livelihood for reservation residents. We see the renewal of economic vitality and ecological health in rural and farm communities that once benefited from the hemp boom of the last century. And we see innovative technologies based on hemp propelling a new wave of clean products, from foods to automobile construction to housing. This vision is rooted in long-term economic growth and job creation that connects urban, rural and tribal communities while protecting the Earth we all share.
America was once a hemp powerhouse in the world. The United States built the hemp industry as a result of the fiber shortage in the late 1800’s. From 1890 to present, the American Hemp Industry was at its height during World War II and shuttered after the war. View the hemp timeline and see where it all started as well as where we are today.