Misunderstood: A Brief History of Hemp in the US

Natural. Misunderstood. Legal. This is the story of hemp in the United States. A forbidden fiber in the U.S. since 1970, hemp has taken the heat for almost five decades. Until the Farm Bill passed in December of 2018, hemp was federally illegal to grow for commercial purposes, making it risky for businesses to invest in a new crop that was incorrectly classified as a drug.

Action Opportunities…

Page through this fascinating article in Forbes magazine about the legalization of hemp in the 2018 Farm Bill.

Learn how to cultivate hemp from The National Hemp Association.

Filmmaker: Campbell Brewer

Running Time: 15 mins

Language: English

Campbell Brewer - Filmmaker

Campbell Brewer is a film director and cinematographer based in Venice, California. His love of the outdoors and adventure have paired perfectly with his camera. This mix has taken him on shoots in over 30 different countries. He focuses most of his time on creating documentaries and commercial content for brands. While not shooting for clients he writes and develops documentaries. He has worked on Hollywood features such as The Help and Get On Up. His photography work is primarily 35mm film. He co-founded and currently runs Little Village Films.