Hemp History Week 2016 dates announced, Movement produces new promo video.
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  The Movement Messenger | Vol. 2 – Issue 10 | November 2015
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Watch our Latest Video!

We just completed the new promotional video for the 7th annual Hemp History Week campaign, to be held June 6-12, 2016. Directed by Movement Media’s Lauren Stansbury and filmed by Robin Bell at the University of Kentucky’s Spindletop Research Farm during last year’s Hemp History Week celebrations, the video showcases work by agronomists and agriculture students to research hemp as a viable alternative to tobacco farming. An interview with Leah Black - the country’s first ever graduate student in hemp research - highlights how young people are leading the future of hemp production. Scenes with the campaign’s lead coordinator, grassroots events organizer, and the Hemp Industries Association’s executive director Eric Steenstra, elaborate on how Hemp History Week is generating momentum and progress in hemp advocacy around the country.

During 2015, a record volume of industrial hemp was planted and harvested in the U.S. following the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill, with successful crops in Colorado, Hawaii, Kentucky, Indiana, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, and Vermont. Over half of all U.S. states have lifted the ban on industrial hemp farming at the state level, however, federal law still prohibits industrial hemp cultivation due to outdated and inaccurate drug policy. With momentum building across the country, and increasing consumer awareness about the health benefits, economic opportunities, technological innovation, and other advantages of industrial hemp, advocates and organizers are eager to see 2016 be the year industrial hemp farming expands across the American agriculture landscape once again. 

Check out this new video - tell us what you think and share it with friends! 

U of KY student talks hemp

Until next time,

Ryan Fletcher
on behalf of Movement Media

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On our Minds

RyanRyan: Everything doesn’t happen for a reason.
Lauren: Bookmark this piece by Anne Menely for your next Sunday afternoon read: a sharp, smart essay on Palestinian peace activism and food politics, Resistance is Fertile
Jazmín: I do love DC
Tom: Last week the World Health Organization declared that hot dogs, bacon and other processed meats cause cancer. This is just one more reason for me to cut back my meat consumption and go vegetarian.
MichelleMichelle: My family and I recently visited Pisgah National Park, one of my favorite places in the world. There was no cell phone reception, just quiet and awe. We live in a naturally beautiful country and should support efforts to protect wondrous places.
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