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For Immediate Release
Friday, November 1, 2013

CONTACT: Lauren Stansbury 402-540-1208

Ryan Fletcher 202-641-0277

Hemp Industries Association Presents Screening of New Documentary Film on Benefits of Industrial Hemp at Busboy's and Poets on Nov. 18
"Bringing It Home" Sparks Dialogue on Policy Reform, will Conclude Hemp Lobby Day on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, DC — On Monday, November 18th at 7pm, Busboys and Poets at 14th and V Streets NW will host a special DC screening of the new documentary film Bringing It Home to conclude the 20th annual HIA conference organized by the Hemp Industries Association, and a Hemp Lobby Day on Capitol Hill. Admission to the screening is free and open to the public. This event will include discussion on current legislation efforts to legalize industrial hemp, and how proponents of industrial hemp can get involved in hemp advocacy at both the state and federal levels. For more information on the 20th annual Hemp Industries Association conference held at the Phoenix Hotel in Washington, D.C., go to:

Bringing It Home is an hour-long documentary film about industrial hemp that explores the question of why a crop with so many widespread benefits cannot be farmed in the U.S. today. The film uncovers the history of hemp, its myriad applications and legislation efforts, and aims to magnify dialogue about hemp in order to facilitate America's transition to a more informed, sustainable, and healthy future.

WHAT: Screening of Bringing It Home

WHEN: Monday, November 18, 2013 at 7pm

WHERE: Busboys & Poets, Langston Room, 2021 14th St. NW, Washington, DC

Filmmakers Linda Booker and Blaire Johnson were inspired by environmentally conscious home designer Anthony Brenner's story to find the healthiest materials available to build a safe indoor environment for his young daughter, Bailey, who has a sensitivity to synthetic chemicals. Brenner received national media attention when he and Hemp Technologies completed "America's First Hemp House" for the former mayor of Ashville, North Carolina. Booker and Johnson tell the story of hemp through animation, archival images, and footage of hemp business leaders and entrepreneurs, like Brenner and others, from England, Spain, Washington DC, California and North Carolina. For more information, please visit:

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The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) represents the interests of the hemp industry and encourages the research and development of new hemp products. More information about hemp's many uses and hemp advocacy may be found at and Video footage of hemp farming in other countries is available upon request by contacting Ryan Fletcher at 202-641-0277 or