It’s hard to deny that hemp is becoming more popular among foodies. Part of this is due to the rising popularity of hemp seeds, which we offer in our Hemp Harmony Hemp Seeds, as teeny-tiny sources of incredible nutrition.
If you’re reading this, you might already know some basic hemp facts. But if you want to go deeper into the storied history behind this superfood’s budding industry, we’ve compiled the top 3 books for hemp novices below – a great start for anyone who’s interested in exploring more about hemp.
This one is an oldie but essential for those curious about hemp. Considered “the hemp bible,” this thorough guide by author Rowan Robinson takes readers through the long history of hemp, dating all the way back to 7,000 B.C. Readers can expect historical facts related to the use of hemp spanning world cultures, and the hemp prohibition in North America and how it has influenced the modern hemp industry.
For those interested in more casual yet equally factual and informative hemp reading, Doug Fine’s book takes readers to the front lines of the women and men who are spearheading the hemp revolution in the 21st Century. From hitching a ride in a hemp-powered limo in Denver, Colorado, to visiting hemp concrete-insulated houses in Asheville, North Carolina, Fine’s book gets into the heart and soul of issues facing the hemp industry.
The title of this book takes on a whole new meaning after author and activist Jack Herer was hailed as “Emperor of Hemp” for his thoughtful writings on hemp and his outspoken advocacy against the government’s prohibition on it. Readers will find an easily digestible yet well-researched primer on the political intricacies that have plagued the hemp industry, including medical research studies and excerpts from Congressional testimonies.