Hemp: History Summarized

December 31, 2017

Hemp: History Summarized

Hemp is one of the oldest plants on the earth and its use predates 500 BC. 

It wasn't until 1906 when the U.S. began to see laws prohibiting the use of marijuana.  

In 1941, the USDA developed a “Hemp for Victory” film to support the war effort. The film encouraged everyone to grow hemp for parachutes, rope, webbing, shoes, clothes and much more. 

However, it wasn't until 2010 that hemp foods begin to become a staple in many diets.  By 2011, the US was the only country that had not established hemp as an agricultural crop.

In 2014, President Obama legalized limited hemp farming in the United States.

Today, the use of hemp continues to grow.




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