Business and Management

A Quick Guide to the History of Hemp

Hemp's male plant can be used for many other purposes than the amazing hemp protein, seeds, and oils it produces. Hemp is a sturdy, durable crop that was highly valued before Industrialization and the rise of fossil fuels. 

Hemp cultivation provided the best way to meet many of the most important needs of the traditional peoples. This included the production of ropes, paper, and boat sails. But today, more industries are benefitting from hemp production. You can check out more about modern hemp contract manufacturing through

Did you know:

  • The US Constitution was written on hemp paper
  • Founding fathers produced marijuana and hemp even on their property.
  • Hemp can be grown in virtually any part of the world
  • Hemp was used to making many parts of Henry Ford's original Model T. It could also be run on Hemp alcohol.
  • Hemp is one of the most eco-friendly and sustainable plants. Hemp is able to convert more CO2 into Oxygen than other plants.

How can this seemingly innocent plant be considered illegal?

Similar to how Monsanto and other agri-business profiteers are hijacking the food industry, causing farmers to use Bovine growth Hormone ( BGH ) and grow their foods with their branded genetically changed seeds, the oil industry operates the same way against competing for power sources.

Mix these special interests with the prevailing legal standing and controversy of Cannabis and we have over three generations who have not fully understood or have been educated properly on the history of this Wonder plant.

Thankfully, on a positive note, these laws and regulations are starting to come to debate as public perception of both Cannabis Sativa and Industrial Hemp are changing. It's beginning to be understood that Hemp is the greatest untapped industry in agriculture and the health benefits have gotten more well-known every day.