Hemp; A Brief History & Environmental Facts


Did you know Hemp used to be a required crop to grow during the colonization of North America?

 

It was used for paper, clothing, food, medicine, and more!

We look forward to "growing" as a company (pun intended), to provide our community here on planet Earth with a variety of quality hemp products, and to harmonize with our biosphere once again!

A Brief History
"Hemp has been grown for at least the last 12,000 years for fiber (textiles and paper) and food. It has been effectively prohibited in the United States since the 1950s. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew hemp. Ben Franklin owned a mill that made hemp paper. Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on hemp paper," (NAIHC).

"American industrial hemp production peaked in 1943, with more than 150 million pounds from 146,200 harvested acres. Production ceased in the late-1950s as a result of “anti-drug sentiment and competition from synthetic fibers,” according to The Associated Press," (Huff Post).

Hemp's Environmental Impact
"Hemp can yield 3-8 dry tons of fiber per acre. This is four times what an average forest can yield. Hemp can displace cotton which is usually grown with massive amounts of chemicals harmful to people and the environment. 50% of all the world's pesticides are sprayed on cotton. Hemp can displace wood fiber and save forests for watershed, wildlife habitat, recreation and oxygen production, carbon sequestration (reduces global warming), and other values," (NAIHC).

http://naihc.org/hemp_information/hemp_facts.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…/ron-wyden-hemp-senate_n_751…

 


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