“Make the most of the hemp seed, sow it everywhere.” – George Washington, first president of the U.S. and hemp advocate.
Hemp: A tall plant easily grown as a crop that can be turned into many things like food, fuel, plastic, fabric, rope, and tree-free paper. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.
Hemp for rope, lubricating oil, shoe material, and other materials was in such short supply during World War II that the U.S. government temporarily re-legalized hemp so U.S. farmers could grow it for the war effort. Hemp helped us win World War II! Hemp was a common crop that was grown legally in the U.S. for commercial use until 1937.
Unlike virtually all hemp substitutes, growing hemp requires very little effort and very few resources. Most substitutes for hemp (sisal, kenaf, sugar cane)…
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