When it comes to ancient human artifacts, Hemp History should not be overlooked. The oldest piece of a man-made product is a fragment of hemp fabric dating all the way back to 8,000 B.C., as written in “The Columbia History of the World.
U.S. presidents Washington and Jefferson were among the many farmers who grew hemp over two hundred years ago, before becoming illegal with the passing of the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937. But now it’s finally on the comeback trail.
Once a crop of necessity for the U.S., it is now finding strong support from processors and farmers alike. In states like Virginia, Kentucky and others, hemp is on its way to once again becoming a major income source for farmers and the community as a whole.
With up to fifty thousand uses, from rope to medicine, industrial hemp is looking at a bright future.
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