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History

THE HISTORY OF HEMP

 

“HEMP IS OF FIRST NECESSITY TO THE WEALTH AND PROTECTION OF THE COUNTRY.”

                                                                                                                                                   Thomas Jefferson

 

For many people in today’s society the word hemp still holds many misconceptions. To understand hemp’s place in the world today we must first look to the past.

ANCIENT HEMP

Archeologists agree that Hemp was the first known plant to be used in organized cultivation. The origins were thought to be in Central Asia pre 10,000 BC in the area now known as Iraq…

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20th CENTURY HEMP

USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) publishes a yearbook article on hemp written by botanist Lyister H Dewey…

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MODERN HEMP

Canada licenses research fiber hemp crops on an experimental basis. This first crop is planted on six acres by Hempline Inc. on land in Ontario that was previously used to grow tobacco…

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