HEMP HISTORY


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DID YOU KNOW...

Humans owe their existence to this plant-based resource

that has been used for over 10,000 years by Humans.

 

For Food, Clothing, Shelter, Medicine, and More!

 

Our own President, George Washington (Shown Above), grew Hemp at Mt. Vernon during the 1790's.

 

This plant has been a critical piece to the survival and advancement of the Human Species.

 

 

This plant was sacred to many Ancient Cultures and seen as a "Tree of Life".

Kings & Pharaohs have been found buried with Cannabis in their tombs.

 

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE UNITED STATES OF HEMP

  • Residents of the Jamestown Colony (The 1st American Colony) were required by law to grow Hemp because of the many uses it had.
  • Hemp was historically used for making Rope, Clothing, Paper, Lamp Oil, Medicine, and Food.
  • George Washington planted Hemp at Mt. Vernon in the 1790's to promote independence from foreign Hemp Sources in Europe & Russia.
  • The first drafts of the Declaration of Independence were written on Hemp Paper.
  • Paper was once produced called "Rag Paper" that was made from old Hemp Fabric and Rags.
  • Our Founding Fathers believed very strong in what this plant could do for "We the People" and knew it was key to our survival.

 

USS Constitution, a 44-gun United States Navy frigate, still in commission.

"Old Ironsides" carried over 60 Tons of Hemp Rigging, Sails, and Rope.

(Shown in the image above)

 

 

HEMP ON THE HIGH SEAS

 

 

Hemp has many maritime uses dating back 1,000's of years.

  • Prior to 1850, all the ships that sailed the western sea's used Hemp Fiber for Sails & Rigging.
  • Sails for ships were made from durable Hemp Linen.
  • Resin from the Cannabis Plant was used to waterproof the hull of the ships.
  • Rigging, and ropes were made using the strongest natural fiber - Hemp.
  • Anchor cables with a diameter of over 15"were used for some of these massive ships.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

The "Spare Tire" on the ships, back in old times, was a barrel of Hemp Seed. 

Hemp was grown for sails, rigging, ropes, clothing, food, and even lamp oil.

 

 

 

HEMP OIL FOR LIGHTING

 

Hemp Oil was once the #1 Lamp Oil used for lighting

and was said to burn the brightest of any lamp oil.

 


 

 

OVER THE LAST CENTURY

HEMP WAS GROWN IN THE FOLLOWING STATES

 

CALIFORNIA - HAWAII - ILLINOIS - INDIANA - IOWA - KANSAS

KENTUCKY - MICHIGAN - MINNESOTA - MISSISSIPPI

NORTH DAKOTA - OHIO - SOUTH DAKOTA - WISCONSIN

 

 

 


 

US DEPARTMENT

OF AGRICULTURE - 1916

HEMP HURDS AS PAPER-MAKING MATERIAL (Document)

 

"THE HERITAGE OF THE PAST IS THE SEED THAT BRINGS FORTH THE HARVEST OF THE FUTURE"

- Inscription on the National Archives in Washington, DC -

 

POPULAR MECHANICS - 1938

Hemp - the next "Billion Dollar Crop"

With over 25,000 uses and 5,000 textile uses alone!

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WORLD WAR II

The US Government urges farmers to GROW HEMP

1942 - "Hemp For Victory"

Created by the US Navy during WWII to get farmers to grow Hemp for the war movement.

During the 1940's the US had over 400,000 acres of Hemp growing to support the war effort.