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Historical Hemp Facts

According to historians, the first drafts of the Declaration of Independence were written on hemp paper.

For over 200 years, hemp was considered legal tender that could be used to pay taxes.

George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew cannabis on their plantations.

Abraham Lincoln used hemp seed oil to fuel his household lamps.

Benjamin Franklin started one of America’s first paper mill, making paper from hemp.

Betsy Ross made the first U.S. flag out hemp fabric.

You could even be jailed in America for NOT growing cannabis during certain periods of time

The U.S.S. Constitution, “Old Ironsides,” was outfitted with over 55 tons of hemp rigging


 


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