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.
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