Facts of the Week: Hemp in the early days!

  • Industrial hemp has been grown in the U.S. since the first European settlers arrived in early 1600’s.
  • The Declaration of Independence was drafted on hemp paper
  • George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams all grew hemp and actively advocated for commercial hemp production.
  • Hemp was a staple crop of 1800’s American agriculture, reflected in town names like “Hempfield” and “Hempstead.”

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