June 4-10, 2012 marked the biggest and most celebrated Hemp History Week to date. The 3rd Annual Hemp History Week featured over 800 events in cities and towns throughout all fifty states, including 100 grassroots volunteer-led events; more than 700 retail promotions; a restaurant program; and a letter writing campaign that generated over 15,000 letters and calls to U.S. Senators encouraging them to support changes to federal policy that would allow American farmers to once again grow industrial hemp.
The national grassroots education campaign organized by Vote Hemp and the Hemp Industries Association was designed to renew strong support for the return of hemp farming and processing to the U.S. The 2012 campaign celebrated the theme of Hemp for a Healthy Future: Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Economy, Healthy Planet. Organizers have announced plans for the fourth annual campaign to be held from June 3-9, 2013. More details on the 2013 campaign as well as an archive of events and press coverage from the 2012 effort can be found at:www.HempHistoryWeek.com.