Well it's that time of year again America's annual hemp history week takes place this coming June 2019. There are activities in almost every state that will help continue to educate all Americans about the different benefits that hemp has. The benefits of hemp range from building materials and even fuel to obviously – clothing food and Medicine. This is an economic opportunity for the American Farmer. It's kind of funny that this industrious type of crop that US law once required Farmers to grow and is now outlawed. Just until recently the farm act bill allowed American farmers to start growing hemp on an industrial level. Hemp has a global history that goes back to 2800 BC. It was used to create fabric. Although by 2700 BC hemp was also being used to make food rope and even medicines. It's only now that modern scientists have begun using hemp to create CBD medicines and supplements. Similar to whats on the market now at NWBud. Users say it helps with inflamation.
Did you know American farmers in Virginia of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries had to grow hemp – it was the law. By the eighteenth-century they could actually go to jail for not growing hemp. Also, Ben Franklin one of the founders of the United States of America used hemp in his paper mills. Hemp fiber was used to make clothing also for George Washington's Army and for the first flag. And believe it or not hemp paper was used to draft the Declaration of Independence. Even Washington along with Thomas Jefferson grew hemp on their plantations. For lighting Abe Lincoln used hemp seed oil as lamp fuel. In the 1850s the United States had about 18,000 large hemp plantations covering over 2,000 acres.
That’s a lot of hemp! If you would like to support hemp history week or participate in some fun events please check us out.