On this day, December 12, 2018, history was made after Congress passed the U.S. Farm Bill with a provision for hemp. After over 80 years of prohibition, U.S. farmers are now closer to being legally allowed to cultivate and manufacture hemp. Never has there been a more important time in our country’s history as farmers can now look towards incorporating a new crop to help make up for the loss of revenue resulting from a dropping demand for tobacco products and also to produce a new and sustainable crop. Couple that with the unprecedented job creation opportunity on the manufacturing side, today was a victory for the United States. All that waits is a signature from President Trump to give the green light.
Hemp, which provides a sustainable alternative to crops that require an immense amount of time and resources, is super beneficial to the U.S. economy and environment. Hemp is also highly nutritious, and can replace nearly every resource intensive product that the United States is currently producing – that includes petro-chemicals and timber. For everything the U.S. uses oil and gas to manufacture everyday products, fuel and plastics in particular, hemp can replace. Not only that, it can be used to build fire-resistant home, and textiles for clothing. In fact, Jack Herer (1935-2010), author of the Emperor Wears No Clothes, and one of the world’s most well-known hemp proponents, wrote in his $100,000 challenge in the back of his book:
If all fossil fuels and their derivatives, as well as trees for paper and construction, were banned in order to save the planet, reverse the greenhouse effect and stop deforestation; then there is only one known annually renewable natural resource that is capable of providing the overall majority of the world's paper and textiles; meet all of the world's transportation, industrial and home energy needs, while simultaneously reducing pollution, rebuilding the soil and cleaning the atmosphere all at the same time... and that substance is the same one that has done it before... Cannabis/Hemp/Marijuana!...
So here we are, a new paradigm about to emerge that can solve a good majority of problems that our nation faces. The reach of this change is pretty astounding. From agriculture and manufacturing to health and wellness, and even saving our planet, hemp is going to revolutionize so much about our way of life. It is the progressive move we needed to make to not only ensure the growth and health of our nation, but that of the world, and its creatures, including ourselves.
Bolivar Hemp Company is proud to be at the genesis of this great change. We pride ourselves in providing products that are American made from hemp grown in Colorado. Together, we can grow this new industry to be the best that it can be to bring about new growth that we have never before imagined. It is just that big. Join the revolution.