Hemp is one of the oldest domesticated crops known to man. It has been used for paper, textiles, and cordage for thousands of years.

In fact, the Columbia History of the World states that the oldest relic of human industry is a scrap of hemp fabric dating back to approximately 8,000 BC.

So what exactly is hemp, and how is it different from the psychoactive form of cannabis that we consume medicinally and recreationally?

Let’s dive into some Hemp 101 so you can better understand this versatile material.

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