Funny facts about Hemp history

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The super rich have conspired to spread misinformation about an extremely versatile plant that, if used properly, their businesses would be ruined. The word “marijuana” was created in the mid-1930s to tarnish, as you will read the good image and phenomenal history of the hemp plant.

  • The facts cited are generally controllable in the “Encyclopedia Britannica”. (This incidentally was printed 150 years ago on hemp paper!)
  • All schoolbooks were made in the 1880s from hemp or flax paper (see Hemp Paper Reconsidered, Jack Frazier, 1974).
  • From 1631 to 1800 it was quite common to pay your taxes with hemp in America (LA Times, Aug. 12, 1981).
  • Refusing to grow hemp in America in the 17th and 18th centuries against the law! Virginia risked your purpose from 1763 to 1769 imprisonment (Hemp in Colonial Virginia, G. M. Herdon).
  • George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other founding fathers grew hemp. The final smuggled hemp seeds from China to France and then to America.
  • Benjamin Franklin had as one of the first Americans a paper mill and used thereby hemp as a raw material. The War of 1812 was also about the cultivation of hemp. Napoleon wanted to export from Moscow to Great Britain to stop (Emperor Wears No Clothes, Jack Herer).
  • Thousands were ropes on ships made of hemp for years. The Dutch word canvas comes from cannabis. (Webster’s New World Dictionary)
  • Until the introduction of cotton in the 1820s, was nearly all textiles, fabrics, clothing, towels and sheets made from hemp.
  • The first Bibles, maps, flag Betsy Ross sewed the first US flag, the first drafts of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were made from hemp (U.S. Government Archives).
  • In many states Was hemp The main crop. 1850 was a peak year for the state of Kentucky paid a production capacity of 40,000 tons. Hemp was the largest crop for the 20th Century. (State Archives USA)
  • Hemp growing Will probably go back to Ancient Egypt.
  • Rembrandt, Gainsborough and Van Gogh painted Their paintings on hemp canvas.
  • In 1916, the US Government predicted that in the years 1940 though the hemp paper Made Would And are there no trees would be used. 1 “acre” (4046.8 m2) hemp was not satisfied According to a study by the US Government as much as 4.1 acres of trees (Ministry of Agrarian archives USA).
  •  Until 1937 Were Good Quality paint and varnish Made from hemp seed oil. In 1935 Was 58 000 tonnes of hemp seed used for coatings. (Statement by Sherman Williams Paint Company in the Congress Against Marijuana Tax Act the US in 1937).
  • The First Model T Ford by Henry Ford Was Made to run on hemp fuel and the body was Homemade hemp. Ford is photographed on ares estate Between the hemp fields. The car, ‘grown from the earth, “had hemp plastic, 10 times stronger than steel panels. (Popular Mechanics, 1941)
  • Mechanical Engineering Magazine published in February 1938 an article entitled ‘The Most Profitable Crop and desirable that can be grown “from The Most Profitable and Beloved Crop THAT guys Can Cultivate. When hemp would grow with the knowledge of the technology of the 20th century, this would Greatest crop of His World.

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