Hemp has played a vital role in the history of America, and more so the World. The 1st Pilgrims to America & the 1st Colonists to Australia in 1788, sailed on ships rigged with tens of tons of hemp fabric, sails, ropes and rigging. Rope factories were in full swing in colonial days, as were laws imposed to not only encourage hemp farming, but mandate it cultivation and allow citizens to pay their taxes with hemp. That you will probably not find in your average US or Australian History text books.
And probably not the following, which is provided in whole by Advanced Holistic Health‘s webpage. Note that this historical overview contains not only the history of hemp as an industrial resource but the historical record of the civilizational use of cannabis hemp flowers as well.
Hemp is the common name for plants of the entire genus Cannabis, although the term is often used to refer only to Cannabis strains cultivated for industrial (non-drug) use.
Industrial hemp has many uses, including paper, textiles, biodegradable plastics, construction, health food, and fuel. It is one of the fastest growing bio-masses known, and one of the earliest domesticated plants known.
Hemp seeds are an all-natural, gluten free, and soy free way to begin your day. By blending the hemp seeds into milk, you can add it to your favorite smoothie recipe and load up your breakfast so it’s full of protein to keep your energy levels up! Plus these smoothies taste great.
and much much more…..