Learn About Hemp

Hemp has been grown for its fiber and edible seed for millennia .  To qualify as “hemp” the THC percentage must be below 0.03% THC.  The HEMP family of plants has approximately 500 compounds, consisting of about 100 cannabinoids (THC and CBD are two), 120 terpenoids .  The Hemp seed is high in absorbable protein & an excellent source of omega 3 & 6.

Hemp can produce oil, fuel, building materials, clothing, food, acid-free paper, textiles, clean energy, cars, biodegradable plastics, and over 25,000 different products ranging from dynamite to cellophane. 

Some interesting historical facts about HEMP:

  • The earliest known cultivated plant for clothing and medicine was the hemp plant (cannabis sativa) which began to be worked in China around 8,000-7,000 B.C.  The Chinese invented paper made from hemp around 105 A.D.
  • 90 percent of all ships sails between 500 B.C. and the late 19th century were made from hemp.  The U.S.S. Constitution (Old Ironsides) used over 60 tons of hemp for its sails, rigging, rope, flags, oakum, etc.
  • America’s first cannabis law actually, enacted in 1619, “ordered” all farmers at the Jamestown Colony in Virginia to grow hemp.
  • George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew acres of hemp on their plantations.
  • The 1st and 2nd drafts of the Declaration of Independence were written on hemp paper. 
  • In 1937, Mechanical Engineering magazine wrote an article claiming industrial hemp to be “the most profitable and desirable crop that can be grown.”  The subsequent year, Popular Mechanics wrote that  hemp would be the “new billion dollar crop.”
  • During World War II, after Japan invaded the Philippines resulting in USA loss of a major hemp cordage supplier, the government initiated “Hemp for Victory” campaign to encourage domestic production of hemp again  (the video can be found on YouTube).


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Learn About Hemp

Learn About Hemp

Hemp has been grown for its fiber and edible seed for millennia.  It has less than 0.3% THC and has no pshycoactive effects.  The Hemp seed is high in absorbable protein& an excellent source of omega 3 & 6...

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