(Boulder, CO) – Award-winning filmmaker Josh Hyde’s new documentary American Hemp is now available for cost-free on Amazon Prime and other major streaming platforms. The film chronicles the modern day Colorado hemp sector for two years major up to the 2018 federal Farm Bill legalizing hemp. Leaders of the hemp movement, farmers, Colorado regulators, members of the Oglala Lakota Native American Tribe, and the founders hemp meals enterprise, Evo Hemp, all share accounts of how hemp has impacted their lives and how it will revolutionize the U.S. agricultural economy. To watch the trailer click here and for extra details, contact Josh Hyde at 618-521-1070. To watch the film in its entirety, click right here.
“Over the final two years, I’ve been documenting the hemp sector due to the fact it is a single of the most good items taking place in the U.S. right now,” stated Hyde whose other films include Postales, My Friend’s Rubber Ducky, and Chicle. “The target of American Hemp is to show a group of people today of all races, colors and creeds coming with each other to generate a functioning option to a challenge society has failed to solve– bringing higher-paying agricultural jobs to poor rural communities.”
One particular of the film’s major characters is hemp activist and former president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation of South Dakota, Alex White Plume. Twenty years ago, he was a single of the very first Americans to openly plant, cultivate, and generate hemp inside the borders of the United States since it was prohibited by federal anti-drug laws in 1968. White Plume has partnered with Evo Hemp whose distribution chain has produced his Native American-grown hemp obtainable in thousands of retail outlets, and he is now preparing a hemp industrial park complete of diversified nearby hemp firms, and processing centers for tribal growers.
““As a sovereign nation right here, if you get hemp from us it is legalized by the Oglala Lakota Sioux Tribe, not the state of South Dakota,” stated White Plume. “There’s a significant distinction, this is a sovereign hemp.”
The 2018 Farm Bill opened the doors to a hemp boom when it removed the non-psychoactive hemp plant from the controlled drug category exactly where marijuana resides. Hemp is now legally acknowledged as a farm commodity like corn, wheat and soybeans.
“American Hemp gets behind the front lines of the subsequent agricultural evolution,” stated Evo Hemp Co-Founder Ari Sherman. “The film tracks the raw hemp from the fields to the shelves of American grocery retailers. Along the way, Evo Hemp partners with Alex White Plume of the Oglala Lakota Tribe to generate the very first Native American hemp items in the United States.”
By the finish of 2019, Colorado Division of Agriculture projections anticipate Colorado could have about 50,000 acres of hemp. That is up from 1,811 acres cultivated in 2014, when the very first modern day hemp was grown. The demand for CBD oil, the non-psychoactive derivative of hemp, is the most significant driver of the demand for hemp in Colorado and across the nation. Major cannabis researchers BDS Analytics and Arcview Industry Analysis, projects that the collective marketplace for CBD sales in the U.S. will surpass $20 billion by 2024.