Although canvas is usually made of cotton or linen today, historically it was made from hemp. This explains its similarity to the word cannabis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
The first documented use of toilet paper dates back in 589AD in early medieval China. Elsewhere, wealthy people wiped themselves with wool, lace or hemp, while others used their hand when defecating into rivers, using rags, wood shavings, leaves, grass, hay, stones, sand, moss,water, snow, etc. wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilet…
1k-10k sheets of toilet paper were manufactured during the early 14th century, what is now Zhejiang province... Elsewhere, wealthy people wiped themselves with wool, lace or hemp, while less wealthy people used their hand when defecating into rivers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toi…
In order to bolster the English navy with rope, sails, and netting, Henry VIII ordered that farmers grow 1/4 acre of hemp for every 60 acres of farmland, otherwise they’d be fined three shillings and four pence. Elizabeth I raised the fine to Β£5. ecohustler.com/article/th…
Manila folders are named after Manila hemp, a fiber from a banana plant which is native to the Philippines (Capital: Manila). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
All border collies can be traced back to one dog, Old Hemp colliepoint.com/border-co…
In Common Sense, a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine advocating independence from Great Britain for the 13 Colonies, when listing the defense resources they have, says there is so much Hemp flourishing in the colonies "even to [the point of] rankness" ushistory.org/paine/commo…
The Manila Envelope is Called That Because of Its Main Component: Manila Hemp jampaper.com/blog/why-are…
Hemp was used to to remove radioactive isotopes from the ground of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site. leafbuyer.com/blog/why-he…
Today I learned: U.S. military members aren’t allowed to use any hemp products. army.mil/article/146680/a…
Ford once created a vehicle made out of plant materials. "Ford's 1941 biological car β€” made of soybean, wheat, hemp, flax and ramie fibers in a soy-based phenolic resin β€” weighed 1,000 pounds less than a steel car" exclusive.multibriefs.com…
The tensile strength of plated bamboo cables is as strong as or stronger than a steel cable of the same size. Hemp rope loses 20% of its strength when wet while bamboo cables increase in strength by as much as 20% when wet. makawear.com/blog/things-…
Today I learned about Hempcrete or Hemplime: a bio-composite material- a mixture of hemp hurds and lime used as a material for construction and insulation. It is marketed under names like Hempcrete, Canobiote, Canosmose, and Isochanvre. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hem…
In the UK, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I both passed laws mandating landowners grow a quota of hemp on their land. Earliest evidence of hemp in the UK is found in Viking settlements, likely for fishing nets and rope. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
Today I learned about "Hemp for Victory" - A film made by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture to promote farmers growing Cannabis Sativa for WWII. youtube.com/watch?v=d3rol…
The safety system for the Chicago Pile, the first nuclear reactor, consisted of a man with an ax and a man with a bucket. In the case of a runaway reaction, one would cut a hemp rope attached to a control rod, and the other would throw a bucket of concentrated cadmium nitride over the pile en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scr…
The US military once encouraged US hemp production and made a movie called Hemp for Victory globalhemp.com/1942/01/he…
The English words 'cannabis' and 'canvas' come from the same Scythian (or Thracian) word. Which the Greek called 'KΓ‘nnabis' and in Vulgar Latin 'Cannapaceus' which means "made of hemp". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ety…
The word "canvas" is traced to Old French canevas, which in turn may be from Vulgar Latin cannepaceus, meaning "made of hemp," derived from the Greek word κάνναβις (cannabis). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
The word β€œcanvas” is derived from the word β€œcannabis” because canvas used to be made from hemp fiber. potvogue.com/facts-about-…
Henry Ford Invented Hemp Cars That Ran On Hemp Fuel awarenessact.com/henry-fo…
The Ancient Greeks used Hemp known as "Scythian Fire" as an incense in the cult of Asclepius, the god of healing cannabisculture.com/conte…
Manila Envelopes are so named because they were originally made from the hemp of bananas native to the Philippines. (Manila is the capitol of The Philippines.) jampaper.com/blog/why-are…
One acre of hemp (grown in a single season) yields as much paper as up to 4 acres of trees. hempbasics.com/shop/hemp-…
In 1586 a pregnant widow wrote a letter to her partner, who had died at the age of 30. This was found by archaeologists in South Korea in 1998, intact with the man's mummified body and a pair of sandals woven from hemp and the woman's hair. lettersofnote.com/2012/09…
In Chernobyl they planted hemp to remove toxins from the soil in a process that's called "phytoremediation" mhhe.com/biosci/pae/botan…
Today I learned of the Indian Hemp Drugs Commission, released in 1894 by the British Government. It was the first real scientific study about the effects of marijuana, and stated that moderate use of the drug was almost completely harmless. wikiwand.com/en/Indian_He…
The earliest archaeological evidence of humans smoking weed stems from a 5,000 year old grave site in Romania which contained a "pipe-cup" with burnt hemp seeds in it. researchgate.net/publicat…
All Pure-bred Border Collies can trace their lineage back to one dog, born in 1893, "Old Hemp" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bor…
The manila folder was originally made from manila hemp and was invented during the Civil War when a document folder was needed during a retreat en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
William Randolph Hearst used his influence to help push marijuana tax act 1937 to squash the hemp industry to protect his paper making business. Basically halting use of hemp one of the worlds strongest natural fibers just for his personal profit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
In 1941 Henry Ford made a car from hemp and soybean plastic which ran on ethanol en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soy…
The first American flag was made of hemp theblaze.com/stories/2013…
The first products designed specifically to wipe after using the bathroom were aloe-infused sheets of manila hemp but people rejected them in favor of the Sears Roebuck Catalog mentalfloss.com/article/2…
In Americas first settlements marijuana/hemp was required to be grown by all farmers drugwarrant.com/articles/…
An acre of hemp produces more paper than an acre of trees. didyouknow.org/hemp/
"hemp" produces more protein per unit area of land than any other vegetable, grain or animal en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edi…
In 1941, Ford built a car made out of "soybeans, wheat, hemp, flax and ramie". thehenryford.org/collecti…
In 1941 Henry Ford made a car from hemp and soybean plastic. It ran on ethanol. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soy…
Wild hemp grows everywhere in Nebraska tokeofthetown.com/2011/08…
Today I learned of the Indian hemp drugs commission in 1893-94 which investigated the physical, mental and moral consequences of using hemp en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ind…
George Washington grew Indian hemp, and wrote in his personal journal about separating the males from the females. lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/am…
In 1937 legislators intentionally used the wrong word (marijuana) in their devastating new tax law against cannabis to get it passed secretly. This was designed to keep hemp from becoming a competitor with a product the secretary of the treasury had massive investments in: nylon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Hemp seeds contain the perfect ratio of omega-3 fatty acids to omega-6 fatty acids. wondergressive.com/2012/0…
Manila folders are made out of Manila Hemp which is a relative to bananas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
The use of the word "marijuana" instead of cannabis, hemp, etc. increased dramatically in the 1930s, when it was preferred as an exotic-sounding alternative name. It has been suggested that it was popularized by opponents of the drug, who wanted to stigmatize it with a "foreign-sounding name". books.google.com/books?id…
U.S. soldiers are prohibited from eating foods that contain hemp seeds or hemp oil. army.mil/article/146680/A…
George Washington & Thomas Jefferson grew cannabis (hemp). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hem…
Hemp and Sunflowers Can Clean Up Radioactive Waste eco-blog.com.ar/ecology/m…
When Rudolph Diesel produced his engine in 1896, he assumed that it would run off of vegetable and seed oils - especially hemp. ozarkia.net/bill/pot/blun…
The word canvas is derived from the Latin word β€œcannabis”, and canvas made from hemp was quite popular among artists for whom cost mattered until the end of the 18th century. dianablake.net/ArtHistory…
'to heckle' is a term used in the textile industry meaning to comb out flax or hemp fibres. In the early 19th century the word 'heckler' came because the workers that heckle would listen to the day's news while working and frequently stop to furiously debate and ridicule. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hec…
The word "canvas" is derived from the word "cannabis" because canvas used to be made from hemp fiber. etymonline.com/index.php?…
Hemp seed and its oils are one of the most nutritionally substantive food sources in the world and has been called "Nature’s Perfect Food for Humanity." drbronner.com/pdf/hempnut…
The United States government made a film during World War II that explained the uses of hemp and encouraged farmers to grow as much as possible. youtube.com/watch?v=W0xHC…
The Declaration of Independence wasn't made out of hemp like most of these internet claims, it was actually made out of animal skins. monticello.org/site/jeffe…
In 1947, Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific Ocean (4,300 miles/101 days) aboard the Kon-Tiki, a raft made of logs and hemp rope, attempting to prove that the Incas were technically capable of settling in Polynesia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kon…
Manila paper originated in the capital of the Philippines, Manila, and use to be made from hemp. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
In 1619, some early American colonies made refusing to grow hemp illegal. hemphasis.net/History/his…
The USA declaration of independence was written on Hemp. neatorama.com/2013/07/04/…
The first law on cannabis in America was created in 1619, when the Virginia Assembly passed legislation requiring by law every farmer to grow hemp. pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontl…
One acre of hemp produces as much cellulose fiber pulp as 4.1 acres of trees. hemp-technologies.com/pag…
There is a building material called Hempcrete. It is made of the inner woody core of the hemp plant mixed with a lime-based binder. americanlimetechnology.co…
The US is the biggest importer of industrial hemp and that China is the biggest exporter.

Look at the last paragraph of the introduction here.

During WWII the US government released a film called "Hemp for Victory" that encouraged farmers to grow as much hemp as possible, in order to win the war. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hem…
The US government made a short film in 1942 called "Hemp for Victory" which discussed the many virtues of hemp and its products archive.org/details/Hemp_…
Hemp could be used for cars, and was encouraged by government to be grown, prior to the government criminalizing it. youtube.com/watch?v=BLKDT…
The word "canvas" is related to the word "cannabis", because early canvas was made from hemp en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
The first American flags were made of hemp en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fla…
The first transatlantic cable, set to work in 1858, only endured a couple of days under the sea because it had a thin insulation. The replacement cable used 100kg of insulation per km of cable, and one of the materials was hemp. wikipedia.org/wiki/Transa…
All settlers in Jamestown were required to grow hemp, and that George Washington grew hemp at Mount Vernon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leg…
The Benedictine monk Dom PΓ©rignon, who perfected the art of making champagne, changed the entire wine industry by switching the old and faulty way of sealing wine (wood stoppers wrapped in hemp and soaked in olive oil) to using cork. The rest of the world was soon to follow. amorimcork.com/en/natural…
Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson owned hemp farms. A 1619 law required farmers to grow it. Hemp was used to make rope, clothing, and sails. oddee.com/item_98349.aspx
The hemp or (cannabis) seed is the most nutritious seed found in nature, providing the perfect ratio of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, plus all essential amino acids required by the body. naturalnews.com/029729_he…
Hemp, as a crop, is beyond awesome.

Hemp seed is incredibly nutritious, more fatty acids and proteins than most anything else; you can make paper and all kinds of fiber products out of the stem (the word canvas comes from cannabis); you can even use it for water and soil purification (is being used at Chernobyl), not to mention pesticide free organic weed control.

Then I understood why it's illegal.

Henry Ford developed a car bodied in hemp plastic and used ethanol as fuel in the 1930s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hem…
In 1941, Henry Ford built a car that included hemp composed body panels and ran on hemp fuel youtube.com/watch?v=54vD_…
In Tudor England, Queen Elizabeth would fine landowners Β£5 if they were not willing to grow Hemp. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
Lotus has a modern car made out of hemp transport20.com/uncategor…
Hemp seed and Weed both come from different forms of cannabis. leafscience.com/2014/09/1…
A Canadian company is constructing a hemp-based, hemp-fuelled plane thestar.com/news/canada/2…
In 2009, several farmers were arrested when they planted hemp on the lawn of the DEA youtu.be/WUnlYQkWqpU
The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp tree.org/b3.htm
The 10$ bill from 1914 shows a farmer growing hemp. globalhemp.com/2000/05/us…
George Washington promoted the regular growth of hemp. antiquecannabisbook.com/c…
Today I learned about the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 which taxes the sale of cannabis. The first two men to be arrested for selling cannabis in the USA were arrested for not paying sales tax. It was enacted, in part, to protect the industrial use of nylon against Hemp en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Hemp helped early American colonists gain their independence ukcia.org/research/abel/4…
The term heckling originates from the textile industry where workers tasked with smoothing out flax or hemp were the most hostile people in the entire workforce. qi.com/infocloud/heckling
King Henry VIII passed a law in 1553 which fined farmers who failed to grow at least one quarter acre of hemp world-mysteries.com/marij…
Germania is a 1800's Female Personification of Germany (similar to America's Columbia or Mexico's Lady Guadalupe). Germania Holds a Sword for Power and a Hemp Branch for Willingness to Make Peace en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger…
Manila folders were originally made of hemp from Manila, the capital of the Philippines dictionary.reference.com/…
The Declaration of Independence Was Written on Hemp neatorama.com/2013/07/04/…
The model T ran off of hemp history.com/this-day-in-h…
There's an annual plant out there that could produce more than twice as much paper than average pine trees, even better than hemp! paperlesshome.bryanskitch…
Chobani Blueberry Yogurt can cause you to fail a drug test because it contains Hemp Seeds. The US Air Force has even banned it news.msn.com/rumors/rumor…
Christopher Columbus's took over 80 tons of hemp to America. mastersoflinen.com/eng/hi…

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