Celebrate the 5th Annual Hemp History Week by joining the Hemp Bound book club with author Doug Fine! Learn more about how this phenomenal plant can help wean us from petroleum, improve our diets, and restore our soil. Did you know hemp is readable, drivable, buildable, and profitable, all while protecting the climate? There’s one hitch… For nearly a century, it’s been illegal to grow industrial cannabis in the United States—even though Betsy Ross wove the nation’s first flag out of hemp fabric, Thomas Jefferson composed the Declaration of Independence on it, and colonists could pay their taxes with it. But with the research provision included in the latest federal Farm Bill, one of humanity’s longest-utilized plants is about to be reincorporated into the American economy. Get ready for the newest billion-dollar industry! Save 35% off your purchase of Hemp Bound here w/ discount code HEMP35 Doug Fine is a comedic investigative journalist, bestselling author, and solar-powered goat herder. In his travels to meet the leading hemp growers and researchers worldwide, he has become an expert on sustainable applications—and the policies that are keeping this bountiful plant out of American farmers’ fields and the profit across international borders. Fine has reported for The Washington Post, Wired, Salon, The New York Times, Outside, National Public Radio, and U.S. News & World Report. He is the author of three previous books: Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution; Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living; and Not Really an Alaskan Mountain Man. Hemp History Week, June 2-8, 2014, is an industry-wide education initiative of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp designed to amplify support for hemp farming in the U.S.