Schools are letting out for the summer, and Kentuckians have a chance to shift their focus on education toward hemp.
Six historic sites across Kentucky have planted hemp in advance of next week’s Hemp History Week, the country’s largest educational campaign about hemp.
The Heritage Hemp Trail, part of the Kentucky Hemp Heritage Alliance, will host a series of events from June 4-9 at historic sites in Kentucky during the 10th celebration of Hemp History Week.
“We found by educating people through our heritage and our history and through events like this when people experience the renewed hemp industry in the context of our history at these historic sites, they really can understand the difference between hemp and marijuana and what we’re trying to do through the head pilot program here,” Alyssa Erickson said.
Erickson helped found the Heritage Hemp Trail in 2017 as an initiative to promote the history of hemp in Kentucky.
In December, Congress passed the 2018 Farm Bill which removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and legalized farming of the plant in the U.S. for the first time since 1937. Hemp, like marijuana,