West Virginia Hemp Week Events

 

Parkersburg, WV

Location: 113 Ann Street Parkersburg, WV 26101
Date: 06/05/2018 to 06/09/2018
Time: 11:00am to 4:00pm
Phone: (304) 917-9189

Each day we will focus on a different sector of the plan with educational workshops to accompany them. We will offer discounted products all week as well, as this event will be held in our retail store in downtown Parkersburg. Tues – Hemp Paper Education (Workshop to be scheduled to Elishewa Shalom) Wed – Hemp Construction (Presentation – WV hemp harmer Clay Condon has built a hemp house and is a business partner) Thurs – Hemp Nutraceuticals (Presentation – Bonnie Buchman (RN, PhD, MD) discussing cannabinoid therapeutic potential) Fri – How to Farm Hemp (Presentation – Morgan Leach will be presenting the application and developmental process of farming hemp) Sat – Legislative Support (Workshop – Morgan Leach writing your representatives to support industrial hemp legislation at the local, state, and federal level.

Thomas, WV

Location: 216 East Ave Thomas, WV 26292
Date: 06/08/2018
Time: 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Phone: (304)599-4906

Come celebrate Hemp History Week all week long at Tip Top in historic Thomas, WV. There will be a table with hemp fabric swatches, rope, threads, historical information, stickers and buttons during the week and an event on Friday (Grass-fed Burger Night!), June 8, from 5:30-8pm. We will provide hemp treats to sample and New Belgium’s Hemperor HPA hemp beer will be on tap (it’s delicious.) Come on out and experience the many uses of hemp!!!

Lewisburg, WV

Location: WV State Fair grounds 947 Maplewood Ave Lewisburg, WV 24901
Date: 06/09/2018 to 06/10/2018
TIme: 8:00pm to 2:00pm
Phone: (304)646-3215

Join us to celebrate National Hemp History Week! Learn more of the history of hemp in WV, the nation and the bright future Hemp is bringing back now! “Hemp can be catalyst for agriculture in West Virginia providing farmers with a high yield cash crop, but the real impact will come in the downstream industries that will provide jobs in both the industrial and energy sectors of the state.” Hemp has the potential of becoming a significant commercial industry for the U.S. Currently, the U.S. imports more hemp than any other country in the world, and the total retail value of hemp products sold in the U.S. reached $573 million in 2015, according to Hemp Industries Association. Allowing hemp to be grown domestically on a commercial scale would provide a significant economic boost to U.S. processors and manufacturers”.~Morgan Leach WV Farmers Co-op For the first time since World War II, hemp seeds will be legally planted in West Virginia. Industrial Hemp is the best source of CBD Oil for possible health benefits that rival those of medical marijuana that is legal and available without prescriptions or cards. It is below the FDA legal limit of 0.3% THC. It contains a wealth of cannaboids and healthy Omegas! Industrial hemp is used to produce paper, food, fuel, textiles, fabrics, bioplastics, and building and construction materials. 🌎 By the mid-1600s, hemp had become an important part of the economy in New England, and south to Maryland and Virginia. The Colonies produced cordage, cloth, canvas, sacks and paper from hemp during the years leading up to the Revolutionary War. Most of the fiber was then destined for British consumption, although at least some was used for domestic purposes. Ironically, the first drafts of the Declaration of Independence were penned on hemp paper. 📜 Hemp fiber was so important to the young Republic that farmers were compelled by patriotic duty to grow it, and were allowed to pay taxes with it. George Washington grew hemp and encouraged all citizens to sow hemp widely. Thomas Jefferson bred improved hemp varieties, and invented a special brake for crushing the plant’s stems during fiber processing.

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Berkeley Springs, WV

Location: 25 Troubadour Lane Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Date: 06/09/2018 to 06/09/2018
Time: 8:00am to 12:00am
Phone: (304)258-9381

All Grassed Up is joining us to wrap up Hemp History Week 2018! No cover charge, we are here to spread the word, listen to great music and have fun. Petitions and literature will be on hand as well as someone to answer questions and provide information regarding the uses and benefits of industrial hemp. Weather permitting, we will be set up in the park with the outdoor stage. We thank both Promising Leith and All Grassed Up for helping us put these events together for Hemp History Week.

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New Martinsville, WV

Location: Wetzel County Farmers Market, Bruce Park, New Martinsville, WV 26155
Date: 6/14/18
Time: 3:30-6:00
Phone: n/a

Come see The Garden Path to learn, sample, and find out what you can do to support growing industrial hemp in WV! The Garden Path grows and provides old-time varieties of produce, herbs, and plants grown in as natural environment as possible. It will be a HEMPTASTIC time!

The story of the Rodale Institute’s pioneering research on organic, no-till farming of hemp in Pennsylvania. Their hemp study focuses on hemp’s benefit to soil health and crop rotations within a regenerative agriculture model, and will provide farmers the necessary tools and knowledge to successfully farm hemp commercially once federal prohibition of the crop is lifted. Learn more about Hemp History Week, June 4 -10, 2018, and sign up to get involved at www.hemphistoryweek.com

 

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