It’s Hemp History Week in the U.S., which means it’s time kick up yer heels and celebrate this miracle plant!

Hemp History Week is appropriately based in Colorado, where some of the first legalisation of cannabis took place, making the state one of the hemp hot spots of the nation.

Hemp History

Hemp History Week took root in 2010, with a mission to change the federal hemp laws of the U.S. Back in 1937, hemp got lumped in with its controversial cousin, marijuana, and is still on the federal list of Schedule I controlled substances today, but in recent years, the cannabis laws have been changing.

Celebrating hemp is easy. There’s so much to celebrate! From healthy, nutritious foods to sustainable building materials, clothing and plastic alternatives, what’s not to love?

Click here to read about five ways to celebrate hemp!