Hemp Facts

Early History of Hemp

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According to The Columbia History of the World (1981), between 8,000-7,000 B.C. the earliest woven fabric apparently was made of hemp fibers.  The first ever consumption of cannabis was recorded as Chinese Emperor Shen Nung discovered the medicinal properties of cannabis around 2700 BC. About 1000 years later, in 1500 B.C., the Chinese Pharmacopeia had the earliest written reference to its medicinal properties like Shen Nung had discovered.   Places such as Egypt, India, and the Middle East all soon discovered the medicinal properties of cannabis. Egyptians were using cannabis for treating glaucoma, inflammation and enemas in 1213 BC. In 1000 B.C.,...

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George Washington Grew Hemp

Posted by Sara Self on

In an effort to study the very product that never leaves my hand or head and wraps around my body until I wake up in it... hemp... I am going to bring you more useful and interesting facts about hemp. Did  you know that the first president of the United States of America, President George Washington was a hemp farmer? President Washington liked hemp for its strength! He found out how good it was for rope and sail making.  Not only was the first president of the USA farming hemp, but he was considering it as a cash crop! Mr....

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