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          HISTORY of Hemp Information

  • Hemp has been grown-up for at slightest the previous 12,000 years for fiber (textiles and paper) and food. It has been efficiently prohibited in the United States since the 1950s.

  • George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew hemp. Ben Franklin owned a mill that completed hemp paper. Jefferson drafted the statement of freedom on hemp paper.

  • When US sources of "Manila hemp" (not correct hemp) was cut off by the Japanese in WWII, the US military and US sector of cultivation promoted the "Hemp for Victory" operation to grow hemp in the US.

  • Because of its consequence for sails (the word "canvass" is fixed in "cannabis") and rope for ships, hemp was a necessary crop in the American colonies.


  • Henry Ford experimented with hemp to make car bodies. He required making and fueling cars from farm goods.

  • BMW is experimenting with hemp equipment in automobiles as division of an effort to create cars extra recyclable.

  • Much of the bird seed sold in the US has hemp seed (it's sterilized before importation), the hulls of which contain about 25% proteins.

  • Hemp oil one time greased machines. Mainly paints, resins, shellacs, and varnishes used to be completed out of linseed (from flax) and hemp oils.

  • Rudolph Diesel planned his engine to run on hemp oil.

  • Kimberly Clark (on the Fortune 500) has a mill in France which produces hemp paper chosen for bibles because it lasts a very long time and doesn't yellow.

  • Construction goods such as average density fiber board, leaning strand board, and even beams, studs and posts could be complete out of hemp. Because of hemp's long fibers, the goods will be stronger and/or lighter than those completed from wood.

  • The goods that can be complete from hemp number over 25,000.


  • The US Drug Enforcement group classifies all C. sativa varieties as "marijuana." While it is tentatively possible to find permission from the administration to develop hemp, DEA would need that the field be protected by fence, razor wire, dogs, guards, and lights, construction it cost-prohibitive.

  • The US State sector must verify every year that a strange nation is cooperating in the battle on drugs. The European Union subsidizes its farmers to develop industrial hemp. Those nations are not on this list, because the State sector can tell the dissimilarity among hemp and marijuana.

  • Hemp was developed commercially (with growing governmental interfering) in the United States until the 1950s. It was hopeless by the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, which located a particularly high tax on marijuana and completed it effectively not possible to grow industrial hemp. While Congress specifically probable the constant manufacture of manufacturing hemp, the Federal Bureau of Narcotics lumped industrial hemp with marijuana, as its successor the US Drug Enforcement management, does to this day.

  • Over 30 industrialized democracies do differentiate hemp from marijuana. International treaties about marijuana create an exception for industrialized hemp.
    Canada currently once more allows the increasing of hemp.
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