Dr. Bronner’s Co-Hosts Celebration of Legalization of Hemp Farming and 10th Annual Hemp History Week in San Diego on June 6th
Event to Feature Speech by Gov. Newsom and Performances by Chali 2NA & The House of Vibe, Iron Sage Wood, and DJ Rafi-El at the Music Box
May 30th, 2019
VISTA, CA – Dr. Bronner’s, family-owned maker of the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America, will join hemp businesses, hemp farmers, and leaders of hemp industry organizations and advocates on June 6th at the Music Box, in celebration of the 10th Annual Hemp History Week campaign and the recent change of federal law to allow hemp farming in the U.S. A reception for press and VIPs will take place from 6 pm to 8 pm, followed by a concert open to the public featuring Iron Sage Wood, Chali 2NA & The House of Vibe, and DJ Rafi eL.
“We are celebrating the long overdue but monumental victory of hemp farming legalization, and recognizing the tenacious and inspiring work of advocates around the country who have brought about this great day,” said David Bronner, CEO of Dr. Bronner’s. “We are proud to have played a role in bringing hemp back to American farms.”
WHAT: 10th Annual Hemp History Week Celebration: Return of the Plant!
WHEN: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Media & VIP Party: 6pm to 8pm
Reception for members of the media and VIPs, to include hemp foods and beverages, a speaker program and awards ceremony for featured farmers and movement leaders, with MC Ashley Koff, RD and CEO of the Better Nutrition Program.
*Media are encouraged to attend; please email Lauren@drbronner.com to RSVP and arrange preferred interviews.
General Admission Performances: 8pm to 12am
Performances by Chali 2NA & The House of Vibe, Iron Sage Wood, and DJ Rafi eL
With MC Doug Fine, Hemp Farming Activist and Author
WHERE: The Music Box, 1337 India Street, San Diego CA 92101
All profits from this event will be donated to the Hemp Industries Association, a U.S. based non- profit trade organization representing hemp businesses, farmers, manufacturers and entrepreneurs. General admission tickets are $20.00 and are available via the Music Box website: https://musicboxsd.com.
Founded in 2011, Hemp History Week is a nationwide campaign of the Hemp Industries Association dedicated to educating consumers about the ecological and health benefits of hemp products; rally grassroots support for hemp farming legislation; and, change federal law to legalize hemp farming in the U.S. In December of 2018, with the passage of the Farm Bill, the campaign achieved this goal, as industrial hemp was defined as cannabis that contains less than 0.3% THC by dry weight, and was thereby defined as distinct from ‘marijuana’ and removed from Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act.
Special event guests include Ashley Koff, RD, CEO of the Better Nutrition Program and longtime Hemp History Week supporter; Hemp History Week Featured Farmers; Executive Director of the Hemp Industries Association Colleen Keahey Lanier; David Bronner, CEO of Dr. Bronner’s, and Mike Bronner, President of Dr. Bronner’s; and other leading figures in the hemp farming movement. Hemp farming activist and author, Doug Fine will be MC for the concert portion; and the event will include a special video address from California State Governor Gavin Newsom.
The event will also feature education stations, with information and hemp products from sponsors: Hemp Industries Association, Dr. Bronner’s, Plus +CBD Oil, Barlean’s, Tree Free Hemp, Manitoba Harvest, and Pacific Foods. Attendees will also have the opportunity to bid in an auction for a guitar made from hemp composite bio-plastic, courtesy of Silver Mountain Hemp Guitars.
A founding sponsor, steadfast supporter, and financial anchor of Hemp History Week over the past decade, Dr. Bronner’s support for the Hemp History Week campaign is but one facet of the company’s commitment to hemp farming in the United States. Dr. Bronner’s played a key role in generating public support for the federal legalization of hemp farming through the 2018 Farm Bill. To read the article by company CEO David Bronner, “Hemp Agriculture Now Legal in United States!” and learn more information about Dr. Bronner’s commitment to hemp, and hemp farming legalization, please visit: https://www.drbronner.com/all-one- blog/2018/12/hemp-agriculture-now-legal-united-states/.
About Dr. Bronner’s
Dr. Bronner’s is a family business committed to honoring the vision of founder Emanuel Bronner by making socially and environmentally responsible products of the highest quality, and by dedicating profits to help make a better world. Dr. Bronner’s commitment to social justice, environmental sustainability and progressive business practices is part of the company’s mission to put into practice the principles that inform the philosophy printed on the company’s iconic soap labels written by founder Emanuel Bronner. The company is the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America and widely renowned around the world. Based on 2018 sales, a bottle of Dr. Bronner’s soap was sold, on average, every 2.2 seconds throughout the year. For further information, please visit: https://www.drbronner.com/