Before hemp became known as a mascot for hippies everywhere, it was used as a crop in various civilizations around the world for more than 12,000 years.

One of the first crops ever to be spun into fiber, hemp has an astounding number of functionalities, ranging from paper to food to clothing, and it is more environmentally friendly than comparable crops such as wheat or cotton.

Starting in the late 1600s, hemp was a fundamental cash crop in the United States, even farmed by George Washington for the production of rope and canvas.

Click here to read the complete article

Molly Hemenway ~ BrownPoliticalReview.org ~

October 11, 2019

Las Vegas tech companies cash in on…

Tech-based startups are looking make buying recreational marijuana easier, developing websites and programs to help consumers explore, learn and make…
October 11, 2019

West Virginia Farmers Quadrupled Their Hemp Crop…

Farmers more than quadrupled West Virginia’s industrial hemp crop this year.
October 11, 2019

Farm to freezer: Why ‘fresh-frozen’ is taking…

Fresh-freezing saves tons of cash on harvesting man-hours and drying rooms.
October 11, 2019

Advocacy Group Urges Congressional Action To Prevent…

The lack of federal regulations for the use of pesticides on marijuana plants is putting consumers at risk, the nonprofit…
October 10, 2019

On the Scene at America’s First Public…

After years of anticipation, Lowell Café has opened in West Hollywood. For the staff and the patrons, it’s a whole…
October 10, 2019

Cannabis: a remedy for the soil? -…

Hemp offers untold benefits for the soil, production processes, renewable fuel and sustainable fashion.
October 10, 2019

Next-Generation CBD Products for Athletes - Cannabis…

in Sports

Higher potencies and different means of delivery are driving innovation.
October 10, 2019

Harvest underway at East Coast’s first legal…

It’s fall harvest time at apple orchards and pumpkin patches, but in one small Maryland town, a very different harvest…
October 09, 2019

Michigan hemp farmers harvest first legal crops…

The pilot program saw 564 growers obtain licenses to farm 32,600 acres across 835 locations, along with 423 processors and…
October 09, 2019

More Senators Are Demanding That FDA Speed…

Another group of senators is calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expediently implement regulations for CBD in…
October 09, 2019

Australia to fund research on medicinal cannabis…

Australia will provide A$3 million ($2.03 million) for research on the use of cannabis to help cancer patients, its health…